LoaTree Transitions to New Santa Barbara Office

LoaTree and sister company, LoaCom, are on the move. After three great years in Workzones, a co-working space in the heart of Santa Barbara, CA, LoaTree is happy to announce the opening of their new office. LoaTree will move into the space formerly occupied by legendary local coffee shop, Muddy Waters at 508 E. Haley St.


508 E. Haley – the new digs.

This move anticipates LoaTree’s next phase of growth as a company as they take on bigger projects with greater impact around the region and the west. It also enables LoaTree to more fully realize their long time vision to have a space in which to connect, network and activate changemakers and influencers while offering opportunities for community-building and events.

The move places LoaTree immediately next door to the Santa Barbara Bike Coalition and is an intentional move for both parties. “This is an exciting transition for our company on a number of levels,” said Eric Cardenas, LoaTree’s COO. “As a mission driven, community focused business, 508 E. Haley is a great location to connect with and engage the region’s movers and shakers. Being next door to the Bicycle Coalition gives us the additional opportunity to help support the creation of a more bike friendly community, which we strongly support.”


Drop on by!

Since it’s inception, LoaTree’s has focused exclusively on supporting ‘better world’ projects that have allowed it to work with dozens of nonprofits, foundations, agencies and companies focused on building stronger communities or bettering the planet.

“We are thankful for our clients and supporters who have trusted us with their business over the years, ” said David Fortson, LoaTree’s CEO. “This move gives us the opportunity to more fully express our vision of building a better world by growing and supporting the companies, organizations and institutions that share that same vision.”

In the coming weeks, LoaTree will be making additional announcements about this transition, including a community campaign, launch of a new website and the availability of possible rental desks in their new space. In the meantime, please contact David Fortson at david@loatree.com or call 805.450.2357 with any questions or if you’d like to be part of LoaTree’s transition team.


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About Us


Eric Cardenas and Dave Fortson (L-R)

LoaTree, Inc. is a business-to-consumer company founded in 2009 by David Fortson that profiles changemakers, builds community and inspires action through storytelling and events. LoaTree, Inc. is most well known for its marketing and production work for Santa Barbara Earth Day (hosted by the Community Environmental Council), serving as host of Green Drinks, a social networking gathering for ‘better world’ professionals and its blog featuring stories on individuals, organizations and business building a better world.

LoaCom is a ‘better world’ marketing and communications agency founded in 2012 by David Fortson and Eric Cardenas as a sister agency to LoaTree. LoaCom’s recent clients include 1% for the Planet, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Foundation, Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation, McCune Foundation, Social Venture Partners, First 5 Santa Barbara County, Cutting Edge Capital and Explore Ecology (partial list). LoaCom offers marketing, business development, strategic planning, and experiences for companies, nonprofits, foundations, agencies and institutions.

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