Sylvia Cattani


Bakersfield, CA

Sylvia Thomson Cattani manages her family’s cattle ranch near Caliente, CA in Kern County.  Working closely with the Natural Resources Conservation Service on Environmental Quality Improvement Projects for 20 years, rangeland health and cattle quality on the ranch have seen dramatic improvements.  She is proud to participate in the Conservation Stewardship Program.

Sylvia graduated from UC Santa Barbara with degrees in history and French and a California teaching credential.  Community activities include Past President of the Junior League of Bakersfield and Past President of the Bakersfield Museum of Art.  She is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Kern Community College District and the Garces High School Board of Directors.

Sylvia and her husband, Arnold, are parents of three adult daughters and one son-in-law who all work in the family ranching, farming, real estate and oil businesses.