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Kenneth A. Knight Consulting, LLC

About Ken Knight

I have provided expert consulting services to over 300 clients since 2004. Clients include private developers, architects, land use planners campground managers, and private residents. Public client list includes US Forest Service, Santa Barbara County, Cities of Goleta, Santa Barbara, and Carpinteria, Goleta Union School District, Santa Barbara School Districts, Isla Vista Recreation and Park District, La Cumbre Municipal Water District, and the Cachuma Operations and Maintenance Board. Consulting Arborist approved by the Santa Barbara County Planning and Development Department. Liability, General Liability and Car Insurance certificates available upon request.

Since 2014, I volunteer as President of Your Children’s Trees, a 501 c)3) nonprofit urban forestry organization serving Santa Barbara County ( We have a formal link with Your Children’s Trees at UCSB, a student-led urban forestry organization serving the University of California at Santa Barbara campus, as well as educational outreach into the community. Together we are preparing the next generation of foresters to plant and care for your children’s trees. For 13 years prior to 2014, I served as Executive Director of Goleta Valley Beautiful where I planted and cared for over 4000 trees in public places.

Prior to my career in arboriculture, I served in local government from 1974 to 2000 in planning and administrative positions including Community Development Director and City Manager. I retired from local government in 2001 to work in the nonprofit sector and as a private consulting arborist.

Education and Credentials