MEMBERS


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

Robin Kaufmanrobinheadshot.jpg

  • 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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  • Born and raised in the Rancho Bernardo community. Currently reside in Westwood. Wife, Lila, and daughter Ziriya
  • RBHS Class of 08’, Bronco Ambassador
  • Graduated with B.A. in Organizational Communication from University of Montana
  • Multiple Health & Fitness Certifications
  • Local small business owner
  • Following the footsteps of my grandfather and mother who combine for over 35+ years instructing youth basketball in the RB community
  • Passionate about supporting personal growth and development of youth, high school, and collegiate student-athletes through mentoring and specialized training
  • Honored to serve family, friends, and the Rancho Bernardo community

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  • Rancho Bernardo, Westwood Resident since 1973
  • Married to Kay for 58 years
  • Four children graduated from Mt Carmel High School
  • Six grandchildren ages 7 through 21
  • 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 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 CERT San Diego Auxiliary Communications Service
  • 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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  • 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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  • Now Retired
  • During my working career I was a CPA with a MBA in Finance
  • I taught accounting and finance courses at Central Washington University.
  • Adjunct teacher at UC-Santa Cruz while working for the US Government
  • 30-year career with Department of Defense (Defense Contract Audit Agency), auditing large defense contractors and instructing auditors.

District C - Oaks North - 92128

Karen Chiles Karen Chiles

Personal:

  • 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.

Career:

  • 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

Volunteer:

  • 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

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

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  • Southern California native, born in Los Angeles, have lived in the Temecula and SF Bay areas
  • Moved to the Swim & Tennis area of RB in 2017 after living abroad for several years
  • Graduate of UC Berkeley in Political Economy of Industrial Societies
  • Employed as a software Product Manager for a games company, with 23 years experience in technology
  • Married, and mother to a preschool age son
  • Sergeant at Arms of the Sony San Diego Toastmasters, Rancho Bernardo
  • Enjoy spending time with friends and family, cooking, travel and swimming


Victoria Dunch AmandaDahl.jpg

  • R.B resident since 2016
  • San Diego transplant from Massachusetts
  • BA in Environmental Science and Policy and minor in Marine Science and Policy from Smith College 2014
  • MA in Biology from Miami University 2018
  • Senior Research Associate on Community Engagement team at San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research
  • Intern & volunteer at Birch Aquarium in 2015
  • Passionate about conservation, education and community engagements
  • Military family
  • Enjoy running, reading, singing and dancing

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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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  • 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.

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  • Dr Ryan is Associate Professor and currently Program Chair, at the Forbes School of Business and Technology at Ashford University
  • Associate at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in their graduate Engineering Program
  • MBA in Aviation
  • Former Executive Dean and Associate Dean at Forbes
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, a Master of Arts in Public Administration, and a Ph.D. in Business – Organization and Management
  • Over 30 years of corporate experience in banking/finance, insurance/securities, government, and the technology sectors, including executive management of billion dollar companies
  • Served on many local and state task forces, and community councils, while living in Los Angeles prior to moving to San Diego, addressing a wide cadre of issues ranging from discrimination to universal healthcare
  • A native New Yorker, she now lives in the community of Seven Oaks along with her two collies, Pal and Sophie

District F - Bernardo Heights - 92128

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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.

Myrna EstremeraMyrna

  • Moved to Rancho Bernardo in 1999 from the Bay Area
  • RBHS Graduate, Class of 2002 - ASB Member.
  • Cal State University San Marcos graduate with a B.A. in Criminal Justice & Spanish Literature
  • 2016 Hats off to Volunteers Honoree for Spirit of the Fourth
  • Vice President & Parade Director for the Spirit of the Fourth Committee 2014-present
  • Vice President for the San Diego Chapter Pontiac Solstice & Saturn Sky Car Club

District G - High Country West/Camino Bernardo 92127

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  • Live in High Country West, wife Kerry & I have two sons at Rancho Bernardo High School
  • Graduate of San Diego State University
  • Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) - American Hotel & Lodging Association
  • Accredited Travel Agent - International Association of Travel Agents
  • Current Member of Rancho Bernardo High School Site Council
  • Current Vice President, aRes Travel, internet travel and technology company
  • BroncoBall Youth Basketball, Board of Directors (2016/2017)
  • Rancho Bernardo Youth Basketball League Coach (2017)
  • North City Youth Baseball - Coach / Manager / Board Member (2010-2016)
  • Vice President, Tourwerks Sports & Entertainment Travel (2005-2010)
  • Hotel / Resort General Manager, The Dana Inn & Marina (1991-2004)
    • San Diego County Hotel Motel Association Member
    • Mayoral Appointment to Mission Bay Park Committee
    • Mission Bay Lessees Association, President & Board Member
    • Super Bowl Host Committee, Committee Member & Sub-Committee Chair
    • San Diego County Auto Theft Advisory Committee, Tourism Industry Representative
    • Crime Prevention in Tourism Task Force, Board Member
    • America's Cup Organizing Committee, Board Member
  • Personal Interests include sports, dogs, cars, food, travel, politics, technology, the beach, SDSU, sunsets and of course family.

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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

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  • Married to Kelly since 1996
  • Father of Bailey, Emily, Abbey and Patrick
  • Resident of Rancho Bernardo since 2003
  • Graduated from San Diego State University
  • Member of the SDSU Veteran Alumni Organization)
  • Enlisted in the Marine Corps before earning commission as a Marine officer
  • Deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Inherent Resolve
  • Conducted joint operations and training with foreign militaries to include Jordan, Kuwait, Italy, Thailand, Australia, Korea, Philippines, Germany, United Kingdom and Sweden
  • Prior to joining the Marine Corps, served on legislative staffs and managed political campaigns
  • Coach Rancho Bernardo Little League