The RCDTC is governed by seven Directors appointed by the Tehama County Board of Supervisors and by non-voting Associate Directors (Shirley Davis, Kay Burrows, Frank Dawley, Randy Baker, and Holly Dawley) appointed by the RCD's Board of Directors. The board members are all local landowners who volunteer their time to represent the land users in the district, thus ensuring a local voice in natural resource issues.
Mr. Vasey is a third-generation farmer along the Sacramento River in Tehama County. He has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Industrial Relations from the University of Oregon. Prior to taking over the family farm, he worked in various Human Resource Management roles for Hewlett Packard and other corporations. He is the past President of the Tehama County Farm Bureau Board. He has a passion for sustainable agriculture, maintaining the long-term success of family farms, and the preservation of natural habitat.
Mr. Williams and his family have resided in Tehama County for 50 years. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Management from Cal Poly Humboldt. He is a Registered Professional Forester. Most of his career, he was employed by Louisiana-Pacific Corporation in varying forest management capacities including Timber Manager. After Louisiana Pacific liquidated its California timberlands, he ran his own forest consulting firm until being employed by CAL FIRE where he was involved with forest practice enforcement.
He is passionate about utilizing our county’s vast timber resources in a sustainable manner and reducing fuel loading on our forest lands while protecting other natural and cultural resources.
Tricia is a northern California native who cares deeply about our natural world. Her college degree from UC Davis then Master of Science from Humboldt State University led to a 31-year career as a biologist with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Tricia is passionate about using science-based decision making to protect and utilize our natural resources. Now retired, she is still concerned about environmental issues such as fish migration barriers and climate change impacts on our local area.
Tricia is an avid outdoor recreationist who loves to explore watersheds by bike (road, gravel or mountain bike), hiking with her dog, or trying to get plants to grow in her yard. She and her family monitor and manage their property's oak woodlands for wildlife and wildfire protection. Their backyard koi pond and beautiful scenery around Tehama County provide relaxation and inspiration.
Trena Kimler-Richards has a long history of Agriculture Science and Education, graduating from CSU Chico with a bachelor’s in agriculture business and a master’s in agriculture education. She first came to Red Bluff in 1985 to teach agriculture and serve as the FFA advisor at Red Bluff High School. In 1990, she joined the faculty at CSU Chico, College of Agriculture as a lecture and outreach coordinator. Most recently, she taught at Shasta College as the Agriculture Science instructor, developing course work in Sustainable Agriculture and Rangeland Ecology. She serves on the leadership team for Expect More Tehama as well as the agriculture advisory committees at Corning and West Valley high schools. She is also a member of the Tehama County Farm Bureau. Currently, she is a private contractor for Career Technical Education program development.