Meet Our Leaders

The Victor Valley College Foundation is led by 33 generous and responsible members of the high desert community. Business owners, civic leaders, and retired professionals make up the majority of our governing board. They are joined by representatives of college administration, faculty, staff and students. Together they guide, support and oversee the Foundation's activities and resources. Your generosity and their leadership make a powerful recipe for success.

Board of Directors 2017-2018


Eric Schmidt
President, Exquadrum, Inc
Peter Allan
Vice President, Victor Valley College
Tim Anderson
Vice President, El Dorado Broadcasters
Fred Hunter
Vice President, Desert Valley Hospital
Norm Hurst
Vice President, Retired
Mike Nutter
Vice President, HUB International Insurance Services, Inc. 
Shannon Shannon
Treasurer, SaddleRock Reverse Mortgage
Don Brown
Past President, Lee & Associates
Roger Wagner
Superintendent / President, Victor Valley College



Casey Armstrong
Armstrong Fairway Insurance

Nicole Fox
Victor Valley College (Student)

Jackie Augustine-Carreira
Victor Valley College (Faculty)

Larry Cusack
Apple Valley Communications

Lorrie Denson
Excelsior Charter School

Deedee Garcia
Victor Valley College (Management)

Craig Garrick

Sam Grandlienard
Southwest Gas

Jason Lamoreaux
Coldwell Banker Commercial

Austin Marshall
Mitsubishi Cement Corp.

Scott Nassif
Napa Auto Parts

Logan Olds
Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority

Teri Ortega
Desert Community Bank

Mary Pringle
Community Member

Tracey Richardson
Victor Valley College Administration

Kirk Riding
Capstone Consulting

Bill Scott
Scott Turbon Mixer

Dawn Serbus
Citizens Business Bank

Dr. Paul Stanton
Ultimate Orthopedics

Donna Wells
Donna J. Wells, CPA

Kathleen Wood
Law Offices of Brandon A. Wood


Caroll Yule
Shear Realty




Catherine Abbott, Executive Director

Kirsten Acosta, Director of Fund Development Kristi Sandberg, Grant Development Manager
Frank Castanos, Manager, Contract & Community Education

Glennis Duncan, Business & Accounting Manager

Gabriela Callender, Scholarship Specialist / Advancement Assistant


The Victor Valley College Foundation also benefits from the wisdom of past board members who remain connected as valuable advisors through our Emeritus Council. 

Percy Bakker (2006)
Patricia Caldwell (2015)
Val Christensen (2015)
Mike Davis (2015)
Steve Davisson (2014)
Bruce Fay (2013)
Mike Jasberg (2015)
Jerry Klein (2014)
John Kroencke (2015)
Robert Kniss (2015)
Janice Olson (2012)
Diana O'Malley (2015)
Joseph A. Range (2010)
Thurston 'Smitty' Smith (2015)

Our professional staff is eager to help you support Victor Valley College. Their combined education and experience are matched only by a can-do spirit that has helped our donors and friends to change countless students' lives.