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About Sacred Hoop, LLC

SHLLC was formed in 2006 after several years as the Nellis Group. After receiving numerous request for consultant and Funding Assistance from various group both domestic and foreign John W. Jeffries formed the Limited Liability Company, recognizing the diverse direction the group was taking.

SHLLC was working in unison with various U.S. governmental agencies, financial institutions and private Humanitarian efforts worldwide.

Our main mission was to fund Humanitarian Relief projects with recovered USA Assets.

We worked with:

  • Jewel Mildspeen, Mankina City, PI

  • Santos Inc., Manila, PI

  • Robert Owen and Julian Busby, Method for Exploring Earth, Petroleum and Natural Gas US Patent No. 3,651,395, 1972

  • Mr. Skolnik, NRL Report 6245, 1988

  • AMOCO Production Company, Navel Research Laboratory

  • John Wiley and Sons, Strl. 100-1977

  • Attorney Florosco P. Fronda, Attorney, Manila, PI

  • Office of the General Counsel, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Juan De Zuniga, Asst. Governor

  • Ernesto B. Hildalgo, Makati City, PI, Engineer to President Marcos

  • Hogan & Hartson, Steven Balew, Esq.

  • Prince Kgodumo & Dr. Colin Campbell, TFC CSA, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • American Standard Oil Co., Granbury, TX

  • UHT Ansalt. FL, Henderson Nv. 89052

Currently, we are spearheading Urban Farm Development, Sustainable building with new technology, Hydroponic, organic and greenhouse farming, Training Veterens for certification and employment placement, affordable housing with new technologies with Homes for Heroes.

Principles are:

  • IBC Foundation (Veteran Farmhouse Development Projects)

  • The Terrace Foundation (Urban Farm Project, Living Harvest Project)

  • Pilgrim Terrace Homes (One Nutritional Meal for Senior Program)

My latest projects


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John W Jeffries

Managing Partner & Director


Manny Ayala

Associate Partner

John Jeffries is the Chairman/Founder and visionary of The Terrace Foundation where John leads, develops and creates programs to benefit our seniors, persons with disabilities and families of low income throughout Santa Barbara County.


John is personally responsible for acquiring over 10 Million dollars for the benefit of the general public through grants and the negotiated sale of Pilgrim Terrace Homes here in Santa Barbara, California.

John was a Certified Management Agent for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for over 20 years and supervised over 30 properties from San Diego to San Francisco and as far east as Denver, Colorado, while in the employment of the second largest management firm on the west coast.

Prior to becoming a Certified Management Agent for HUD, John worked to develop humanitarian relief programs in Africa, the Philippines and the USA through various government agencies and economic engineers to meet the guidelines of recovery and repatriation of stolen US assets from over 134 accounts worldwide.

John was a vocalist for many years and enjoyed working with Gold Star Studios, Capital Records, Roberta Lynn, Summer of 42 Orchestra, Bobby Helms, Merle Haggard and performed in many venues in Nevada, Texas, Mississippi, and Japan. John owned NASHVILLE MOON PRODUCTIONS in Las Vegas, Nevada. 


John has been married to Teresa Jeffries for 28 years and they have 5 adult children, 14 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

As Executive Director, Manny Ayala oversees the day-to-day operations of The Terrace Foundation, a 501(c) nonprofit organization. His responsibilities include articulating the vision, mission, theory of change, statement of need, and overall strategy and direction of the organization to board members and staff.


Ayala directly oversees all fundraising activities, including solicitations of major donors and foundations, and creates the conditions for fundraising success within the organization.


He is responsible for the management oversight of the foundation including the development and support of the board of directors, financial and budgetary management, operations and technology, programs and advocacy, community relations and communications, and compliance with all laws and regulations.


Ayala has nearly three decades of knowledge, expertise and passion for management excellence. Before joining The Terrace Foundation, he honed his expertise in management by owning, operating and consulting in a multitude of high-level capacities in the hospitality sector where he consistently delivered outcomes that exceeded expectations.

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