Easy Lift

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Easy Lift Transportation

Phone: (805) 681-1410
Executive Director: Ernesto Paredes


Easy Lift’s mission is to fulfill our community’s need for specialized transportation to allow individuals and organizations access to essential programs and services.

Begin to Build a Relationship

We know you care about where your money goes and how it is used. Connect with this organization’s leadership in order to begin to build this important relationship. Your email will be sent directly to this organization’s director of development and/or Executive Director.

The Passenger’s Seat

“I’ve been using Easy Lift for 20 years. I honestly don’t know what I would do without them! As a music lover, Easy Lift helped me continue to enjoy the symphony, opera, and other live music events in the community. Now because of the pandemic, I use Easy Lift for medical and dental appointments.
– A Grateful Easy Lift Passenger

Supporting Mobility

Easy Lift vans are run hard, covering 40,000 miles a year. The organization spends at least $500,000 per year servicing them.
For Paredes, the greatest gift a donor can make is to pay the $50,000 it costs to outfit a new van, wheelchair modified with lowered floors and elevated ceilings.
That is how the organization can meet the community’s ever-growing needs.

Board of Directors

Eric Miller, President, Reverse Mortgage Advisor, American Advisors Group
Karen Johnson, Secretary, Active Passenger, Advocate for Disabled Individuals
Dave Johnson, Interim Treasurer, Retired, City of Santa Barbara Public Works Director
Matt Dentinger, Attorney, Yardi
Mac Johnson, Owner, Home Instead Senior Care
Bob Gray, Retired, Santa Barbara School District
Craig McClenllan, Remote Engineer, CIO Solutions
Roy McLaughlin, Manager & Treasurer, Santa Barbara Teachers Federal Credit Union