Honoree: Bob Torrez
Honored by: Irvine Ranch Conservancy
Cause Area: Animals & Environment
As a leader in the Irvine Ranch Conservancy equestrian program since 2011, Bob has created several new and interesting equestrian activities. As he leads groups of riders along the historic trails of the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks, he stops along the way to talk about the ranching history of the area – participating in an equestrian ride under a full moon could make visitors hearken back to days of yesteryear. Bob has also been able to draw on his work skills with metal and engineering to improve the use of old ranching infrastructure. He is also a great ambassador for the land, and can be seen in the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks helicopter tour at the Discovery Cube OC.