Once my wife Lorrie and I stumbled upon Bear Valley Springs, there was no alternative living area that could compete. We were drawn to the community by the mountain views, guarded gate, internal police and fire departments, and the affable people who live here. We love the lifestyle that affords us block parties, abundant wildlife, horses, golf, and the Country Club.
I began attending board meetings to understand the direction our community was headed. Meeting after meeting, I realized that the current board was mirroring the movie "Groundhog Day" - the same things happened over and over. There was a lot of argument, both internally and externally, unprofessional chatter, and no action.
It is no secret that the infrastructure has been ignored for many years, resulting in deteriorating roads, water system, building structure safety, and mailboxes that will cost more to replace than it would have to repair them over the years. I felt that we could not let this lack of leadership direction continue. The system was broken, and the leaders needed to be replaced. The question I asked myself was "What do 'We the People' need to do?" My personal answer was running for the CSD Board of Directors.
We know what the past has been, but we need to look to the future to protect and preserve our valley. I am focused on long term strategic plans that will outlast the elected cycles, and an open door with residents that embraces honesty, integrity, commitment, and common sense. I know that the people of Bear Valley Springs are at their best when we work together to face and solve problems.
I am a 32 year resident and Real Estate broker in BVS. My husband and I moved to the valley early 1987 to raise our family when there was only a small valley population. There were no street lights or fast food chains in town. It was a big deal to drive and pass another car. I loved the open spaces and feel it was a great place to raise a family.It was and still is a Paradise Found!
I have worked hard to sell over 500 properties and manage nearly 400 homes in my 32 years of local Real Estate service. I have been a 14 year Chamber of Commerce Director, a 4 year Equestrian Advisory committee chair, on the BVCSD Infrastructure and Finance committees as well the Government Affairs Committee Chair at our Association of Realtors.
My personal interests besides caring for our family and loving our Bernese Mountain Dogs is horse-back riding, gardening, skiing,cycling and tennis. Our family has enjoyed every amenity within this special valley. I feel it is important to participate within the community and encourage others to do the same to maintain the unique natural beauty, amazing wildlife and wonderful qualities of this one-of-a-kind community in which we all call home!
My husband and I retired here in September 2018. We looked all over CA, OR and WA before deciding on Tehachapi in general and now live in Bear Valley. Since arriving here and settling in we have met many individuals who share our love for Bear Valley.
In my professional capacity I was a CEO for two related non-profits and governed by two boards. I understand the importance of being responsive to your membership and providing fiduciary oversight. While I am not an expert in infrastructure, I am interested in working with outside experts and our community members to develop solutions that meet our infrastructure needs today and into the future.
I will work diligently to provide oversight and accountability on behalf of the membership.
My wife and I moved here from Lancaster back in 1997. We absolutely love it here and are now retired. I am a volunteer on the Infrastructure Committee and am hoping to give back to the community as much as I can.
I am an engineer formally with the Air Force and NASA working mostly Systems design, procurement, installation and operations. In my career, I have gained experience with solving problems dealing with technical, funding, environmental and inter-agency issues.
With more than 30 years of city and town management experience in California, Washinton, Minnesota, and Missouri, Bill has managed annual budgets ranging from 6 million dollars to 95 million dollars and has led both small and medium sized communities.
He holds a bachelor's and master's degree in Public Administration and was a International City/County Managers Association (ICMA) Credentialed City Manager for 15 years.