Nancy Black serves Gaviota Coast Conservancy on the board of directors since 2014. She co-founded Mercury Press International in 1991 with her husband, Isaac Hernandez, providing editorial content, video, photography, promotion, social media, publishing, communications and outreach services to editorial, nonprofit and private clients. She has been writing her mother Linda Black's legacy daily horoscopes column since 2008. Syndicated internationally by the Chicago Tribune and Tribune Media Services for almost three decades, the column has tens of millions of readers.
Nancy served as Board President of Pesticide Awareness and Alternatives Coalition (from 2004-7), producing the California Organic Festival and supporting the City and County of Santa Barbara to adopt Integrated Pest Management for parks, schools and municipal properties, for which she received Congressional and State awards. A founding Board Member of the Santa Barbara Chapter of the national Association of Women in Communications (2009-12), she has two decades of experience on school committees in Santa Barbara, and currently serves Committees for Land, Air, Water and Species (2015 to present), as well as Gaviota Coast Conservancy and Naples Coalition (2014 to present).
Nancy earned her BA in Studio Arts at UCSB after studying at Ventura College and Ventura High School. She grew up on a Cal 40 sailboat with frequent trips to the Channel Islands, and currently has a bi-continental lifestyle in Santa Barbara and Spain with her husband Isaac Hernandez, and their sons, Diego and Quique.