Robert Stephens "is owner of Elkhorn Native Plant Nursery in Moss Landing, California. Prior to this, he was owner/partner of Ridgeline Systems, a provider of hard disk drive testing equipment and software, and served as director of technical support for Victor Technologies in Scotts Valley, California.
"Robert is actively involved in conservation initiatives across the state, previously serving as chairman and now as a member of the board of Audubon California, whose goal is to advance environmental education and habitat protection throughout California. His prior community activities have included service as a founding board member of the Greater Santa Cruz County Community Foundation, president of the Santa Cruz Natural History Museum Association, co-chair of fundraising for the Long Marine Lab Visitor Center, and board membership on the Santa Cruz Private Industry Council.
"In 1999, he was named Man of the Year by the Santa Cruz Area Chamber of Commerce.
"Robert received bachelor's degrees in psychology and computer science from the University of California, Santa Cruz." 
- Trustee, Packard Foundation
Resources and articles
- Robert Stephens, Packard Foundation, accessed September 16, 2007.