District A - Westwood/Waterbridge/Casa Bernardo/Casa de las Campanas - 92127

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  • Resident of Rancho Bernardo since 1974
  • Became member of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) in 2007.
  • Westwood District Coordinator for Neighborhood Watch
  • Member of RB Community Council, RB Planning Board, RB Recreation Council.
  • Honorary Mayor of Rancho Bernardo 2010
  • Dog Park Liaison for the Rancho Bernardo Off Leash Dog Park 2002-present
  • Volunteer with pet therapy since 2003, involved with pet therapy organizations since 2005
  • Founder and President of San Diego Standard Poodle Social Club, with over 600 members 1999 to present.
  • Inducted into the Rancho Bernardo Hall of Fame 2004 and held several officer positions
  • Member of Hats Off To Volunteers
  • VIP Event Coordinator and VIP Parade Coordinator for the Rancho Bernardo Spirit of the Fourth Committee 2014-present
  • Poodles On Parade Extravaganza Fundraiser Coordinator for the Rancho Bernardo Spirit of the Fourth Committee 2014-present
  • Chair of the Fire Station 33 Renovation Committee/Friends of Station 33 2005-present.
  • Appointed by Mayor of San Diego to sit on the Citizen Review Board on Police Practices, 2009 -2012
  • Appointed to City of San Diego's Captain's Advisory Committee 2015-present
  • Fire Safe Council member
  • Ham Radio Operator
  • Red Cross Shelter Volunteer

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  • Rancho Bernardo, Westwood Resident since 1973
  • Married to Kay for 57 years
  • Four children graduated from Mt Carmel High School
  • Six grandchildren ages 6 through 20
  • Retired Naval Officer - 26 years, Surface Warfare/Information Technology
  • Served as Commanding Officer USS BRADLEY (FF-1041)
  • Member, Climate Reality Project Leadership Corps
  • Passionate about educating the public in matters related to Anthropogenic Global Warming and Global Climate Change
  • Inducted into Rancho Bernardo Hall of Fame 2012
  • Presenter for Quilts of Valor Foundation, San Diego North County
  • Member of RB Spirit of the Fourth Board of Directors and Webmaster
  • Member of the RB Emergency Radio Service. (RBERS)
  • Board Member of RB Veterans Memorial Association
  • Member of General J P Holland Chapter, The Military Order of the World Wars
  • Member of Abraham J. Baum VFW Post 7766
  • Member of the Escondido Amateur Radio Society (EARS)
  • Member of the Palomar Amateur Radio Club (PARC)
  • Team Leader of the RB Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), 2013-2014
  • Member of the San Diego CERT Communications Team
  • Member of Rancho Bernardo Community Council (District A - Westwood)
  • Serve on RBCC Public Safety Committee
  • Serve on RBCC Government and Public Utilities Committee
  • Serve on RB Planning Board Traffic Committee
  • Serve on RB Planning Board Regional Issues Committee
  • Member of Rancho Bernardo Democratic Club
  • Volunteer Webmaster for several Rancho Bernardo non-profit organizations
  • Avid bicyclist and League Cycling Instructor for League of American Bicyclists
  • Education: Iowa State University, Naval Postgraduate School, Naval War College, National Defense University (ICAF)

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  • Grew up in Westwood, attended Westwood Elementary, Meadowbrook Middle School and Mt. Carmel High School
  • Married 15 years
  • Two children attend Bernardo Heights Middle School and Rancho Bernardo High School
  • Drama/Musical Theater Director at BHMS
  • Teacher at Christian Youth Theater
  • Member of the Rancho Bernardo Community Council since 2013
  • Westwood Elementary PTA Board Member
  • President BHMS Choir Boosters
  • Member of the Rancho Bernardo Recreation Council

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-Moved to his Rancho Bernardo home in Westwood in May 2012.
-Graduate of UCSD and is a software engineer at an engineering services company located in Sorrento Valley.
-Vice President of the Rancho Bernardo Democratic Club.
-Grassroots Organizing Director for the San Diego County Democratic Party.
-Committee member of the Spirit of the Fourth Committee.
-League Commissioner of the Golden League (Indoor Soccer league at North county Soccer Park)
-Vice President of Membership of the Positive Toastmasters, Rancho Bernardo Club.
-Former President of the Scripps Ranch Teasers Toastmasters Club, Former Area Director for Toastmasters, Rancho Bernardo Region, Former member of the Rancho Bernardo Toastmasters club.
-Treasurer of RB Community Council 2016.
-Chair of Government Relations/Utilities committee 2016.
-Frequent visitor to the Rancho Bernardo library.
-In his spare time, Hugh enjoys reading, running on the many paths around Lake Hodges, swimming in the Westwood Club pool, and playing soccer. - - Hugh recognizes that Rancho Bernardo is a very special place and plans to work tirelessly to keep it that way.

District B - Eastview - Greens East - 92128

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  • I am a mother of 4 and grandmother of 5.
  • I have over 18 years experience in Emergency/Disaster Preparedness which includes 6 years with the Vancouver (WA) Fire Department and 13 years with the American Red Cross (2 years as staff...the rest as a volunteer).
  • I have volunteered for the Red Cross and worked in Fire Recovery during the 2007 Wildfires.
  • Other volunteer activities include: District Coordinator for Neighborhood Watch, Community Fair Director for Spirit of the Fourth, volunteer for RB United, RB Historical Society and Fire Safe Council.
  • Hobbies and activities include event and party planning, ushering at concerts, playing with grandchildren and selling Avon.

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  • Has resided in Rancho Bernardo for more than 20 years and is employed in the business park as an IT Consultant.
  • Jeff has an MS in mathematics and received his MBA from UCSD.
  • Jeff is Married to Paula, a teacher with PUSD.
  • Member of the Government / Utility Committee
  • In his spare time, Jeff enjoys swimming, biking, running, and playing golf.
  • Jeff moved in to the East View development in 2016.
  • Jeff loves the Rancho Bernardo community and plans to do his best to maintain its character and high quality living.

District C - Oaks North - 92128

Karen Chiles Karen Chiles


  • I have lived in Oaks North since 2008. Prior to that, I lived in Poway, where my children graduated from Poway High. I am happy here and excited to give back to my community. I have acquired a travel bug and I have been lucky enough to travel to over 12 countries in the last two years. It is my goal to continue, I have more places I want to visit.
  • Hanna Rose, my companion dog, and I can be seen walking in the neighborhood daily.
  • My greatest accomplishment is raising 3 amazing young men, who are all married to wonderful women, and who have given me grandchildren. My boys and their wives are in life careers that give back to our world. I couldn't be prouder.


  • 30+ years in Information Technology
  • Currently employed since 1998 years at Intuit (TurboTax, QuickBooks) in IT
  • Worked as off hours manager for The American Cancer Society Discover Shop here in RB for 8 years


  • Elizabeth Hospice - Pet Therapy
  • Louisiana State University Crawfish Weekend
  • Escondido Human Society - PAWS in the Park
  • Friends of the Rancho Bernardo School Library Christmas Gift Wrapping
  • Torrey Pines clean up
  • Habitat for Humanity -Rincon Indian Reservation
  • Emergency Response Team Member at Intuit
  • Helen Woodward resale shop

Leslie J. LaManna Leslie LaManna

  • Wife to Sal, Mom to Laura (26) and Sara (35), Gramdmother to Declan (4) and Dillon (2)
  • Resident of Oaks North fro 6 years
  • Resident of Rancho Bernardo since 1987. Children attended Turtleback Elementary, Westwood Elementary, Bernardo Heights Middle School and Rancho Berbardo High School
  • Past Treasurer of Westwood Elementary PTA
  • Member of American Association of University Women - Poway and Rancho Berardo Branches
  • Business located in Rancho Bernardo from 2004 to 2016 (retired)
  • Appointed January 2007 by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and reappointed in 2012 by Governor Jerry Brown to the California Board of Accountancy (CBA). Terms out January 2017
  • Served as President of CBA from 2012-2013. Also previously served as Secretary/Treasurer and Vice President
  • Served as President of the San Diego Chapter of the California Society of CPAs, Membership Chair and Government Relations Committee member
  • Named Accountant Advocate of the Year 1997 by the Small Business Administration
  • Adjunct Professor in accounting for the University of California, San Diego Extension
  • Named instructor of the Year by UCSD Extension 1998
  • Partner in LaManna and LaManna and Associates, CPAs 2009-2016, Withers, Mann and LaManna, CPAs 2002-2009, and LaManna and Associates, CPAs 1991-2002

District D - Swim & Tennis/Alamedas/Gatewood/Greens/Trails - 92128

Marisa EnghMarisa Engh

  • Resident of Rancho Bernardo since 1997.
  • San Diego resident since 1967 (I remember when Rancho Bernardo's slogan was "It's the 52-week vacation".)
  • Married 25 years.
  • Proud mom of an RBHS graduate.
  • Long-time member of San Rafael parish.
  • Interested in energy issues, including bio-fuels and climate change.
  • Served as Public Affairs Director at a local radio station for eight years.
  • Brings 30+ years of advertising copywriting and editing experience to the Rancho Bernardo Community Council.
  • Experienced social media manager and SEO nerd.

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  • R.B resident since 1974
  • Married 64 years; 3 children, 3 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 1 certified therapy dog
  • Semi-retired Financial Manager of family owned Arbitration/Consulting business
  • Member RB Community Council since 2012
  • Member of the Public Relations Committee
  • Chair of Maintenance Assessment District Committee since 2013
  • Volunteer Financial Secretary of Temple Adat Shalom for 9 years
  • Volunteer library committee of Temple Adat Shalom for 15 years

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  • Resident of the Montelena neighborhood of Rancho Bernardo since 2015
  • Grew up in the local community and attended Mt Carmel High School
  • Mechanical Engineering degree from Notre Dame and MBA from University of Redlands
  • Work in engineering and supply chain for a medical device company
  • Married with two children
  • Former US Army logistics officer
  • Member of the Government Relations and Utilities Committee

District E - Seven Oaks/Remington Club - 92128

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  • Resident of Rancho Bernardo since 2012
  • Resides in the Seven Oaks Community
  • Born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Married to my wife Karen for 50 years, two children - our son is a San Diego County Deputy Attorney
  • Served in the California Army National Guard for six years (1963-69), 1st Lieutenant,Quartermaser Corp
  • Retired from Kaiser Permanente after almost 20 years as a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the Psychiatry Dept.
  • Approximately thirty years executive experience in the valuation counseling fields including the estimate of values of real estate, collectibles, medical facilities and practices and closely-held corporate stock.
  • Qualified expert witness
  • Education: BA - Public Administration, MA - Counseling Psychology, JD - Law
  • Licensed California Marriage & Family Therapist
  • Inactive licensed member California State Bar Association
  • Past member American Association of Certified Appraisers
  • Past member National Association of Accountants
  • Past member American Arbitration Association
  • Current member American Radio Relay League
  • Ranch Bernardo Emergency Radio Services and Seven Oaks Emergency Radio Network
  • Amateur ham radio (license KK8YJI)
  • Personal Interests: collect pens & copper based mineral specimens

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  • Bettyann came to Rancho Bernardo (Seven Oaks) in 2006 after retiring from 20 years at The New York Times.
  • As a member of the RB Community Council, she is Vice President and a member of the MAD Committee.
  • She has also served as Treasurer and newsletter editor for 2510 Torrey Pines Road HOA and President, Vice President, and newsletter editor for Seven Oaks #2 HOA.
  • Bettyann continues to work part time and her pleasure is her grandchild. With work, family, and community service, Bettyann enjoys a balanced and happy life in Rancho Bernardo.

District F - Bernardo Heights - 92128

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  • Resident of Rancho Bernardo since 1986
  • Area Coordinator for Neighborhood Watch
  • Team Member to District Coordinator
  • Member of the Rancho Bernardo Community Council Public Safety Committee
  • Volunteer for Rebuilding Together San Diego
  • Volunteer for the San Diego Homeless Shelter
  • Director of Fairway Pointe Safety & Crime Prevention
  • Member of the Fairway Pointe Architectural Committee
  • Coordinator of the Care Packages to Troops in Afghanistan
  • Authored and created a booklet "Crime & Safety" distributed to HOA's throughout California
  • Retired Senior Corporate Securities Paralegal and Complex Litigation Paralegal in Connecticut and California
  • Married to Kenneth Coddington since 1966; mother of two daughters and grandmother of two.

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  • Resident of Fairway Heights since 2012 with husband and elementary scool age son
  • Graduate of the UCSD Graduate School for Global Policy and Strategy
  • Works for Booz Allen Hamilton providing IT Program Management and Policy consulting to the US Navy
  • Member of the Highland Ranch PTA
  • Looking forward to serve the larger to Rancho Bernardo Community
  • Enjoys running the streets of Rancho Bernardo with her son, swimming, spinning, and trying new food, wine and beer.

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  • Resident of Rancho Bernardo since 1988.
  • Resident of Vista de Bernardo since 1988.
  • Served in various positions of the Vista de Bernardo Homeowners Association.
  • Vista de Bernardo Architectural Committee member 2012 to Present.
  • Member of the Rancho Bernardo Community Council since 2013.
  • Member of Rancho Bernardo Community Council Government Relations & Utilites Committee since 2013.
  • Member of Rancho Bernardo Community Council Student Member Selection Ad hoc Committee.
  • Born and Raised in Lansdale, Pennsylvania.
  • Married to my Wife, Marla, for over 46 Years.
  • Served 4 Years in the US Navy (1967-1970).
  • Vice President of Oaks North Senior Men's Golf Club

Kevin Messerkevin

  • San Diego resident since 1997. Moved to Rancho Bernardo/Bernardo Heights in 2009.
  • Graduate of the US Naval Academy (1995) and the USD School of Law (2002).
  • Currently working for the California Department of Justice as a Deputy Attorney General.
  • 21 year Navy veteran, served in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Life member of the National Eagle Scout Association.
  • Board member of the Rancho Bernardo Girls Softball League since 2014.
  • US Naval Academy Blue and Gold Officer since 2013.
  • Enjoys spending time with family, coaching youth baseball and softball, running and playing hockey.

District G - High Country West/Camino Bernardo 92127

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  • Moved to San Diego in 1992 from northern California
  • Settled down in High Country West, Rancho Bernardo in 2000
  • Previously worked in Trade Show and Event planning, including Customer Service and Accounting
  • Currently working in Contract Management, Sales and Service Administration, and Accounting
  • Love volunteering at the Helen Woodward Center whenever I can
  • Was member of the Rancho Bernardo Planning Board
  • Was the previous chairperson for the Public Safety Committee, current member
  • Current member of the Rancho Bernardo Community Council

Resident at Large

Eddie BurstonEddie Burston

  • Grew up in Detroit, Michigan
  • Former resident of La Jolla since 1990
  • Resident of Rancho Bernardo since 2015
  • Graduated from Texas School of Business as a Pharmacy Technician (2008)
  • Completed a course at Southwestern College, Chula Vista as Correctional Officer/Juvenile Counselor (1991)
  • Former legislative assistant at Michigan House of Representatives (1975-1990)
  • I am a licensed and bonded caregiver for the State of California
  • Currently working as a caregiver for IHSS (In-Home Supportive Services)
  • Completed a National Caregiving Training program from San Diego County IHSS Public Authority (February 2017)
  • Completed an ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) from LivingWorks For the State of California (April 2017)

Linda EvansLinda Evans

  • Moved to California in 1987 - Poway resident for 16 years and current resident of Bernardo Pines in beautiful Rancho Bernardo since 2006.
  • Proud mother of 2 graduates of Poway Unified School District.
  • Career as an Administrator for government contractors with a government clearance for classified projects.
  • 2nd career - Public Education in Administration at the Poway Unified School District with the Department of Planning. Assisted in new school construction for Creekside Elementary School and Westview High School.
  • Retired Licensed Real Estate Agent in New Mexico and California with Coldwell Banker from 2004 - 2012.
  • Active member of Maranatha Chapel since 1992.
  • Volunteer at Maranatha Chapel business office as receptionist and administration projects.
  • Volunteer at Belmont Village Senior Home in Sabre Springs.
  • Recently volunteered to serve on the RB Community Council to help in maintaining and improving this great San Diego community.
  • Enjoy hiking, dancing, travel, and volunteering.