He is a past member of the California Travel & Tourism Commission. John is the Founding Chairman of the Lassen National Park Foundation, President of the California Parks Hospitality Association, and a Member of the California State Roundtable on Parks, Recreation and Tourism. He is also a past member of the Board of Directors of the California Lodging Industries Association. John has previously served as Chairman of the Board for both Tehama and Humboldt Banks and is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Fibreboard Corporation.
John has been the recipient of many statewide and local community honors and was the winner of the Norman P. Clark California Tourism Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2001. He was inducted into the California Tourism Hall of Fame in 1999. John frequently speaks on topics such as tourism, California business and personal development on a statewide basis. John has also written a book entitled “Green-Lighting Your Future” available on Amazon. Most recently, John was inducted into the “California Outdoors Hall of Fame” in 2014.
Mrs. Pitts is a co-founder and past President of the Tehama County Education Foundation and has served as a member of many community organizations for the past thirty five years. She has been honored as Businesswoman of the Year for Assembly District #1, Businessperson of the Year for Tehama County, and recognized for outstanding volunteer work by the Tehama County Department of Education. She has been a member of the Lassen Park Foundation since 1981 and is currently Secretary of the National Parks Hospitality Association, a national industry group working to improve visitor services throughout our National Parks. Mrs. Pitts holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California, San Francisco, receiving certification as Registered Nurse and Public Health Nurse. She resides in Lafayette, California.
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He joined The California Parks Company in 2012 as the Director of Safety & Training. In 2013 he was promoted to the Regional Vice President for the Northern Operations and oversees the operations within Lassen Volcanic National Park, Shata Trinity National Forest and Oregon State Parks. He also provides additional bench strengths for operations, special projects and marina consultation. Additionally, he he is a Senior VP for Business Development and advises on potential acquisitions.
Michael was formerly Chief Operations Officer of Water Resorts Inc. overseeing resorts on California waterways from Shasta to the Delta. He also is a board member of the Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association and the co-founder and past-president of the Shasta Lake Business Owners Association.
Prior to joining The California Parks Company, Mr.Colvin worked for Forever Resorts overseeing up to 13 operations as a Regional Vice President. Mr.Colvin has been responsible for resort operations in California, Nevada and Arizona. These operations were located in National Parks, Bureau of Reclamation lands, USDA Forest Service lands, California State Park lands, and by the City and County of San Francisco. The California marinas he oversaw were the first to achieve California Clean Marina ratings and special membership recognition from the U.S.EPA National Environmental Performance Track for demonstrating environmental excellence.
Tim is a Certified Marina Manager #131, a Haz Mat Incident Commander, and First Responder. He holds many other certifications including Level 1 Structural Fire Fighting (NFPA 1001), Certified Open Water Diver, by the National Association of Underwater Instructors, level one and level two Zebra/Quagga Mussel Inspector and Training Instructor and is a certified Boating Safety Instructor by the National Safe Boating Council. Mr.Colvin is a past Vice President of the Marina Recreation Association as well as a past board member of the Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association.
As the Regional F&A Manager, she was responsible for the day-to-day financial operations of WM’s power plants located on the west coast. In addition, Ms. Del Dotto was responsible for all regulatory reporting, budgeting, forecasting and capital planning for her region.
Prior to joining WM, Ms. Del Dotto was the Business Manager for Covanta Energy’s 6 California Biomass plants. Ms. Del Dotto has had many outside affiliations during her tenure in the energy industry. She was the Company Representative at the California Energy Commission (CEC) and the California Biomass Energy Alliance (CBEA) for 15 and 10 years, respectively. She was Treasurer for the CBEA and an Industry Representative for the Annual Biomass Day at the State Capitol for 4 years. Ms. Del Dotto started her career at DH Scott & Company, where she worked in the Tax and Audit departments. Ms. Del Dotto holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State University, Chico.
As the Compliance Coordinator, Mrs. Nunnelley coordinated coordinated with site management teams to facilitate site specific safety initiatives and compliance with new laws concerning Safety Data Sheet updates, Hazardous Materials Business Plans, Emergency Action Plans, Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasure Plans, Injury & Illness Prevention Programs, Hearing Conservation Programs, and Financial Assurance Cost Estimates.
She also was the lead contact for the following agencies Environmental Health, USDA Radiation Safety Division, Air Quality Control, and the Board of Reclamation. Mrs. Nunnelley was on the Board of Directors for North State Society for Human Resource Management for four years and has been instrumental in several community service organizations (Boosters President, Athletic Ambition Co-founder, and Sober Grad Vice President).
Mrs. Nunnelley comes to us with a Bachelors Degree in Business Management with a minor in Human Resources, as well as a Professional in Human Resources Accreditation. Rhonda has two wonderful children. Her daughter currently plays basketball for the Cal Poly Mustangs. She and her husband are avid fans and never miss a game. Her son is a Private First Class in the Army stationed in South Korea and has the family’s unwavering support. Rhonda loves camping in the great outdoors and traveling to new places with her family.
Kelly prides himself on the ability to uncover hidden assets and underutilized opportunities. He also uses in-depth knowledge of human behavioral patterns to create irresistible offers. Previously, he handled the marketing for the largest recreational marine insurance company in the west with revenues totaling $45 million a year as well as developing membership for four recreational safety organizations. He has a Bachelors of Science Degree from the University of the Pacific, a practitioner of the 80/20 rule and is always learning something new. He oversees a team of six marketing and sales professionals which provide support to 24 operations.
Ms. Potts began her career with The California Parks Company leading over 200 events annually at its premier special events facility, Castle Rock Park in Walnut Creek, CA. Promoted to the corporate headquarters, Ms. Potts led the Reservations Sales Department building the client database to over 13K, developing the marketing plan, leading onsite customer presentations, writing proposals, and negotiating customer event agreements. Helping to build the mobile catering division and grow the on and off site catering and special events business to over 600 functions per year, Ms. Potts continued to progress in the company. Ms. Potts was promoted to Director of Sales & Marketing where she created and executed the strategic marketing and communications plan.
Leading a team of digital media experts, web developers, graphic designers, and location based sales and marketing professionals, Ms. Potts is known for her integrated marketing and brand building initiatives utilizing digital, print, broadcast, and direct mail. She drives consumer satisfaction by analyzing customer desires and needs while actively managing the online reputation of the company’s diverse operations.
A native of the Bay Area, Ms. Potts holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in psychology from San Francisco State University.
With her role as Director of Sales, she is responsible for direct event sales development for Silver Falls State Park, Angel Island State Park, Ranch at Little Hills, Lake Hemet, Lake Gregory, Lake Chabot, and other TCPC locations. Her departments’ focus is increasing sales revenue, encouraging companies to enjoy the great outdoors, and helping others appreciate the beauty in our parks.
Ms. Tan-Casem holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Communications from De La Salle University in Manila. She is extremely passionate about encouraging women to be active in the community and to maximize their potential whether it be at work or with their own business. A loyal green archer since birth, she diligently instills the La Sallian values to her beautiful son, Liam.
Brandon is a Northern California native, spending much of his free time volunteering for non-profit wildlife organizations and local law enforcement agencies. He is an avid fisherman and outdoor enthusiast with a vast knowledge of California’s mountains, watershed and wildlife.
His specialties include full-service human resources department management, conflict resolution, compensation and benefits analysis, training and development, diversity and inclusion, engagement, retention, and compliance.
His career led him to live in various parts of the country, but he moved back to the Bay area a decade ago where he grew up to be closer to his extended family. He lives with his family in Vacaville. When Kenny’s not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling the West Coast, and reading a good book, attending church or going to Indy Car races.
Ms. Koeberer holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology & Film from the University of California, Santa Barbara and has also studied Design & Communication Arts at University of California, Los Angeles.
Mr. Poimiroo began his career in travel and tourism marketing communications at Eldora Ski Area in Colorado, then continued in various marketing and PR positions at Squaw Valley USA, Marriott’s Great America, Hoefer-Amidei PR (San Francisco), Ketchum PR (San Francisco and Houston), Roaring Camp Railroads and the Yosemite Park and Curry Co.
His first assignment at Yosemite National Park was to coordinate press details for the visit of Queen Elizabeth II to The Ahwahnee hotel. He later conceived the long-running Yosemite Chefs’ Holidays and was a member of Yosemite teams that won two Take Pride in California and two Take Pride in America environmental awards. In 1992, John was appointed by California Governor Pete Wilson to serve as state tourism director. He was later made Deputy Secretary for Tourism of the California Trade and Commerce Agency.
John earned a B.A. degree in Public Relations from San José State University and an M.A. degree in Journalism from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers, Bay Area Travel Writers, Outdoor Writers Association of California, California Park and Recreation Society and California Travel Industry Association. He helped found the California Roundtable on Recreation, Parks and Tourism, and serves, on the Lassen Park Foundation board. In 1996, he retired as a United States Navy Captain (O-6) after 30 years active and reserve service. John’s passions include racing sailboats and his family.