Mr. Brad Baker currently serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SOMO Living LLC. SOMO is an investment holding company with investments in commercial real estate, technology and lifestyle companies, Clean energy and develops deeply sustainable mixed-use communities. Brad is the visionary behind SOMO Village, an internationally recognized, deeply sustainable, mixed- use community with 600,000 square feet of existing commercial space plus plans for 50,000+ square feet of retail space and 1,694 homes. The community will provide 3,300 jobs along with convenient daily services to the 4,400 residents and the surrounding community.
He is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Community Fuels, Inc., a producer of advanced biofuels. Community Fuels is committed to quality, innovation, and operational excellence in biofuel production and related research. The company has a state-of-the art bio refinery at the Port of Stockton in California and is the largest producer of advanced biofuels in the state of California.
Mr. Baker founded the non-profit corporation, SMBC in 2006 to bring together mentors, investors, academia, institutions and service providers in support of job growth and business incubation. Now consisting of two distinct organizations, SoCo Nexus and the North Bay iHub, these entities have helped over 500 companies and entrepreneurs in Sonoma, Marin and Napa counties to grow and prosper.
Brad is a third generation Sonoma County resident and lives in Santa Rosa with his two children.