Aug 13, 2018
Taran Barca-Hall
Junior Achievement of Northern California

Taran Barca-Hall

Regional Director, Central Coast

Serving Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties


Mr. Barca-Hall has been with JA since the summer of 2010, managing the Central Coast / Monterey Bay market. Mr. Barca-Hall oversees both program implementation and fund development, including the annual JA Monterey Bay Business Hall of Fame – JA’s signature fundraising event on the Central Coast.


Prior to joining JA, Mr. Barca-Hall served on the management team for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the North Valley from 2004-2010, overseeing major state and federal grant programs, business development and program implementation for Club locations in Butte County, CA.


Between 2001 – 2004 Mr. Barca-Hall managed the editorial department for the Times Publishing Group, publishers of local newspapers and periodicals in Santa Cruz County.


While dedicated full-time to his work with JA, Mr. Barca-Hall is also passionate about helping friends and family further their own financial goals through his work in real estate – as a licensed realtor with Douglas Elliman, Carmel (CA BRE# 02068683).


He lives in Carmel, CA with his wife and two young children.



Why JA?

“Junior Achievement programs are founded on the premise that EVERY young person has an opportunity to be successful. Every day I am able to motivate and mobilize our partners and volunteers to help local students pursue the array of opportunities ahead of them. To forge their OWN path to success, overcoming the obstacles and challenges life may place in the way. JA students learn from mentors while gaining the confidence and skillset to rely on themselves. I love how JA empowers young people to take control of their future. It makes me feel optimistic about the future of my community.”