2015 Board of Directors - Officers:
Ms. Tracy Stockman, Board President
Professional Affiliation: Vice-President, Desert Region Real Estate, Pacific Western Bank
Mr. Jack Rarick, 1st Vice-President
Professional Affiliation: CPA/Owner, Rarick Financial Group, Yucca Valley
Ms. Donna Davies Middlebrough, 2nd Vice-President
Professional Affiliation: Retired, Sr. Vice-President of Human Resources, Imperial Corporation of America
Mr. Kevin Weber, Board Secretary
Professional Affiliation: Culinary Arts Instructor, Yucca Valley High School and Copper Mountain Community College - Joshua Tree
Mr. Max Hazard , Board Treasurer
Ms. Vickie Bridenstine, Past Board President
Professional Affiliation: Licensed Civil Engineer/Consultant, Owner of Games 4 U
Vice President, Desert Region Lending
Pacific Western Bank
Tracy Stockman began her banking career in 1998 with Pacific Western Bank and specializes in commercial real estate and construction finance. As Vice President, Tracy manages real estate lending for eastern Riverside and San Bernardino Counties and is responsible for all facets of loan production, including business development, underwriting, and funding supervision. She has worked in the Coachella Valley for over 16 years specializing in many different types of property financing, including commercial office, industrial, retail, high-end custom residential, subdivision, and special purpose properties.
Tracy is involved in the community through various volunteer efforts including the following:
Immediate Past President, Leadership Coachella Valley
President, Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Desert
Treasurer, Habitat for Humanity of the Coachella Valley
Board Member, Desert Contractors Association
Vice President, Yucca Valley High School Career Pathways
Cheerleading Coach, Southern California Junior All American Football and Cheer, Yucca Valley Lobos
She is a member of several other organizations, including the Desert Valleys Builders Association, and was selected as a spokes model for the United Way of the Desert in 2010. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and is a 2008 graduate of Leadership Coachella Valley.
Donna Davies Middlebrough left the corporate world in the early 1990’s after twenty-five years in the human resources management field. Her last position held was as Senior Vice-President of Human Resources for Imperial Corporation of America (ICA), a multi-billion dollar financial services holding company based in San Diego, CA.
After relocating to Yucca Valley with her husband and dog, she immersed herself in the local community and has served on the boards of the Hi-Desert Nature Museum, the Morongo Basin Historical Society, the Cactus Sew-Ables Quilt Guild and Hearts of Yucca Valley, to name a few.
Donna is excited to be on the board of the Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Desert and looks forward to being a part of “growing the next generation”.
Kevin Weber has a long history of community service. His career as a professional chef and caterer has allowed him to live and serve in cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco and La Quinta. He now lives in Yucca Valley with his wife and son. He has worked tirelessly as a volunteer for organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce, Order of Elks and the Sherriff’s Department. Kevin became involved with the Boys & Girls Club while he was working as a Culinary Arts teacher at Yucca Valley High School. There, he saw first-hand the need for our town to have a safe place to participate in healthy activities and benefit from the mentorship of caring adults. Now retired, Kevin enjoys working to make the Boys & Girls Club a great place for our kids.
Vickie Bridenstine is a Civil Engineer (currently unemployed). She and her husband are also owners of a small business named Games 4 U. She moved to Yucca Valley in 1990 from Irvine, CA. She and her husband, Terry, raised their son (a past club member) here in Yucca Valley, enjoying the small town atmosphere. Vickie is active in the community and her church. She is President of the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce, a Planning Commissioner for the Town of Yucca Valley and has been active in various community activities. She believes that we should all try to make a positive difference in our community.
She firmly believes that “it take a village to raise a child”. As a past working parent, she knows the importance of having a safe, healthy, happy place for children to go after school. In addition to providing a safe haven, the Boys and Girls Club teaches kids to respect themselves, other children and adults. She is proud to be involved with the Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-Desert; a valuable asset to our community’s children.
Dr. Gregory Graham and his wife retired to Yucca Valley in 2001. They have five children, ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Dr. Graham began his teaching career in the California public school system and then spent thirty six years teaching in the School of Engineering and Technology at California State University Los Angeles. Dr. Graham received his Bachelors degree from Oregon State University, his Masters degree from San Jose State University and his Doctorate from the University of California Los Angeles.
Dr. Graham has lectured across the United States and abroad at the University Level. As a young man he attended a boys and girls organization while living in a small community in the Northwest. Dr. Graham served as a Planning Commissioner, is on the Board for the High Desert Cultural Center and served on the board of the Senior Support Center. He is a strong believer in the positive influence of local Boys and Girls Club organizations.
His interests include classic cars, live steam locomotives, antique clocks, Ameture radio and travel.
Jennifer Weber has had life-long connections to Yucca Valley. She was raised here, attending local schools and graduating from Yucca Valley High School. After completing college and beginning a career, she returned to raise a family in the small town atmosphere near family and friends. She is an English teacher for Morongo Unified School District, and has taught at La Contenta Middle School, Yucca Valley High School and Twentynine Palms High School. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska and a Master of Arts in Education from Chapman University in Orange, California. She serves as a volunteer with the San Bernardino County Sherriff’s Department and is active in her church community. Jennifer is honored to have this opportunity to work with and for the youth of the Morongo Basin and she sees a bright future ahead for the Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Desert.
Cathy Larson’s volunteer career began early in her life. Born and raised on a ranch in Wyoming, she joined a 4-H Club at the age of 10. There, she volunteered in helping the community and supported the community through raising funds.
Moving to California in the early 1970s, she joined the Playa del Rey Junior Women’s Club of Southern California where she served as President, Vice President and Secretary. Once again, she was tasked with raising funds, and was able to purchase playground equipment for a children’s park.
After moving to Orange County, she began a 4-H Club organization in Los Alamitos after volunteering with her children. She led the Little Cottonwood 4-H Club for six years.
Finally, Cathy moved to the High Desert in 1994, joining the Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Desert as Director. From then until 2009, she served on the Board as President, Vice President, Treasurer, and served on various committees, including Auction Chair. She returned to the Board in 2015.
In 2008, she joined the Copper Mountain College Foundation, serving as President from 2010-2012. Currently, she is the chairman of the Major Gifts Committee, with the goal to raise remaining funds needed to finish the Christine Proudfoot Student Activity Center and The Faculty Advisement Center.
Personally, Cathy has raised three children, has four granddaughters, and one great-granddaughter. She has started and operated two businesses, including the Hi-Desert Physical Rehabilitation Group which still runs out of her house. She operated the HDRPG with her husband Jim.
Cathy is committed to serving today’s youth, and is motivated by the electronic age. No matter how busy people are, electronics has changed the dynamic of volunteerism, she says, from computers to smart phones and social media, and that has allowed her to continue her passion of serving youth.
56525 Little League Drive,
Yucca Valley, CA 92284
Ph: (760) 365-5437
Fax: (760 ) 228-3017
Our Mission: To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us the most to realize their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.
P.O. Box 402
Yucca Valley, CA 92286
A 501 (C)(3) Non-profit