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BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Racheal Henry- President, firstname.lastname@example.org
Racheal is a born and raised Humboldt County native and has lived in Fortuna for the past 25 years. She and her husband Ryan are the busy and proud parents of three daughters, Jessi 21 and twins Kyra and Presley, 6th graders at Redwood Prep. The family enjoys camping, spending time at their property in Bear River and visiting with friends and family. Racheal graduated from Ferndale High in 1992 and after graduation, she began her almost 30-year career in finance. Racheal has been with the City of Fortuna in the Finance department for the past 12 years. The Henry family has been a part of Redwood Prep since the twins’ kindergarten year and this will be Racheal’s fourth year on the Board of Directors. She has enjoyed volunteering in the classrooms, on the fundraising committee and leadership committee. Racheal is looking forward to serving another year as Board President and being part of the great team at RPC!
Patrica Sorci - Vice President, email@example.com
Patrica was born and raised in Humboldt County. She and her husband, Jeremy, are high school sweethearts. Together, they have two sons, Sam and Ben, who attend Redwood Prep. Patrica attended local schools including Stanwood A. Murphy Elementary, Fortuna High School, and Humboldt State University. After graduating from HSU with her master's degree in school psychology, Patrica relocated to the central valley where she gained nine years of experience. In the Fally of 2012, Jeremy and Patrica jumped at the opportunity to move back home to Humboldt. Patrica is currently employed in her dream job as a district psychologist for the Fortuna Elementary School District. The Sorci family resides in Fortuna and enjoys days at local rivers and beaches, going to the movies, and visiting friends and family.
Sarah Poust - Treasurer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah moved to Fortuna with her family in 1979 from San Jose, after her parents fell in love with the area while visiting friends. She attended Ambrosini, Toddy Thomas and Fortuna High School, graduating in 1997. She got her Bachelors of Fine Arts from Cal State Long Beach and went to work in the photography industry for nine years in Los Angeles before returning to Fortuna in 2009 with her son Rezo and her little dog too (Tina). Not long after the return to Humboldt County, she made a career pivot into school finance and is currently the Chief Business Official at Fortuna Union High School District. Sarah is proud to be a Redwood Prep parent and is excited for another year to serve as board treasurer.
Diane Garrison- Secretary, email@example.com
Steve and I moved to Fortuna from Southern California 6 years ago. We are blessed to be living in this beautiful area near our daughter Kim and her husband Eric and 3 wonderful grandchildren.We enjoy this community and our involvement with Rotary, Soroptimist, PEO and the United Methodist church. I retired from a career in Early Childhood Education. I have been a preschool teacher, a preschool director and a liaison between a for-profit preschool and a church. After getting settled in Fortuna I was offered an aide position at Redwood Prep in our daughter Kim's class. I worked at Redwood Prep for 2 1/2 years and loved every minute. I fully support the vision of Redwood Prep and have witnessed first hand the positive impact this school provides to children on a daily basis. I am pleased to be able to serve Redwood Prep now as boardmember.
Tracy Watkins- Member, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracy has lived in Humboldt County for the past 23 years, after growing up in the central valley and moving to Arcata to attend HSU in 1998 where she earned a B.S. degree in Wildlife Management. While in college, she met her now husband Jon Shultz. They have two daughters- Arwen and Elora, who both attended Redwood Prep since kindergarten. Tracy lives with her family on a ranch in Fortuna, where they raise chicken sheep and cattle. She loves raising her daughters around animals and being outdoors. Tracy works for the City of Arcata's Environmental Services Department where she is involved in Emergency Management and Compliance. Tracy loves spending time with her family and friends, hiking and traveling. Tracy has been a part of the fundraising committee at Redwood Prep and looks forward to serving on the school board.
Christine Barbee - Member, email@example.com
Christine was born and raised in Humboldt County and has lived in the Eel River Valley for the last eight years. She is the proud mom of Brady and Brynn who will be in 6th and 4th grades this year. Christine attended school and college locally and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Business Administration while working full time. Christine works in administration for Providence St. Joseph Health Nor-Cal Caregiver Health and most recently has been the project manager for the Covid Task Force for all Providence Health System Hospitals. Between her current role and past role as an administrator in Public and Government Relations for Adventist Health System, she has spent the last seven years growing her skills and knowledge in business, health care and compliance management, communications, and employee relations. Christine has enjoyed volunteering at Redwood Prep since the start of her children’s RPrep journey in 2015. She has served as the Parent Council secretary and volunteered on the fundraising and family events committees along with subbing for the school secretary and teachers’ aides. She looks forward to her new role as a board member and the challenges and learning opportunities it will bring. When she is not working or running her kids to football, basketball, baseball or cheer, she loves to travel, swim, garden and walk her fur babies Grace and Lola.
Martin Morris - Member, firstname.lastname@example.org
Martin is a lifelong Humboldt County resident having spent the majority of his youth in Willow Creek and attending High School in Arcata. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 2002 as an Aerospace Mechanic and was stationed in Nebraska. As a coastal child Martin was not a fan of the Nebraska weather, he was however fortunate to have met his wife Laura while doing volunteer service work in the community. Martin and Laura moved from Nebraska to Eureka in 2006 while Martin attended the College of the Redwoods Police Academy. He then became employed by the Fortuna Police Department, and he and Laura moved to Fortuna in 2007 where they’ve remained ever since. In 2010 he and Laura had their only child Vivian, who has attended RPCS from kindergarten. Martin is now employed by the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office as a Criminal Investigator. He enjoys volunteer service and is an active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2207, the Mad River Honor Guard and the City of Fortuna’s Measure E Oversight Committee.