A 501(C)(3) charity.
Tax I.D. 95-3766860
Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-Desert
56525 Little League Drive
Yucca Valley, CA 92284
Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-Desert
P.O. Box 402
Yucca Valley, CA 92284
2013 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. Steve Hawkins, Board Treasurer
Professional Affiliation: Owner, Desert Pacific Exterminators
Ms. Vickie Bridenstine, Past Board President
Professional Affiliation: Licensed Civil Engineer/Consultant, Owner of Games 4 U
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”.
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.
Tracy Stockman is Vice President, Desert Region Real Estate Division Pacific Western Bank.Tracy Stockman began her banking career over 13 years ago upon graduating from Yucca Valley High School with First Community Bank, now Pacific Western Bank, in Yucca Valley. After 2 years of various operational duties Tracy joined the Desert Region Real Estate Division. As Vice President, Tracy manages all construction and commercial real estate lending for the Morongo Basin and the Coachella Valley and is responsible for financing exceeding a half billion dollars over the past 10 years.
Tracy is involved in the community through organizations including as a member of the Desert Valleys Builders Association and various chambers of commerce, a spokesmodel for the United Way of the Desert, and serving as Treasurer of the Board of Directors of Leadership Coachella Valley and as a Member of the Board of the Desert Contractors Association. She holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration and is a 2008 graduate of Leadership Coachella Valley and a 2011 graduate of Hi-Desert Medical Center’s Leadership Academy.
After working exclusively in the Coachella Valley for 11 years Tracy returned to work part-time in the Yucca Valley branch in 2010. She is happy to be working back in the hi-desert and serving her local community. She and her husband have two children ages 10 and 4. A lifelong Morongo Basin resident, Tracy is excited to serve the Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Desert and make this community a better place for our children.
Christopher Claire was born in Palm Springs. He grew up in Yucca Valley attending YVES, JTES and YVHS. Chris received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration at UC Riverside and has worked at Wells Fargo for 14 years. He also is a volunteer on Habitat for Humanity.
Steve Hawkins is the owner of Desert Pacific Exterminators along with his wife (Laurie Hawkins) for over 28 years. They have five children and eight grandchildren. Steve is active with his church and his hobbies are collecting marbles, and other antique collectibles. Steve believes that children are our future and should have a safe environment, with role models to shape them into whatever life takes them. Steve was a big brother in high school and hopes to be an asset to the Boys and Girls Club.
Kevin Weber, one member of the board of directors of The Boys and Girls Club, is currently the culinary arts instructor and chef at Yucca Valley H.S. as well as the culinary instructor at Copper Mountain College. His culinary background began in San Francisco, CA while owning a successful catering and restaurant business for 12 years. After moving to La Quinta he wanted to instruct in the culinary arts and returned to school (Cal State San Bernardino) and received his teaching credential in 2003. Mr. Weber began teaching business classes at Yucca Valley H.S. teaching two periods for three years, after which the school district discovered his culinary background and the rest they say is history. I have always been very involved in my community , wherever that might be, chamber of commerce, elks, volunteer reserve police/sherrif officer etc and when the opportunity was presented I readily agreed to assist in all that I could for the Boys and Girls Club.
Jennifer Harlow has had life-long connections to Yucca Valley. She was raised here, attending local schools and graduating from YVHS. After completing college and beginning a career, she returned to raise a family in the small town atmosphere of our community near family and friends. She is an English teacher for Morongo Unified School District and has taught at La Contenta Middle, Yucca Valley High, and Twentynine Palms High Schools. 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 Sheriff’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 Hi Desert Boys and Girls Club.
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.
Joe Ruddon is a ten-year resident of Yucca Valley. A marketing communications professional with 20 years of not-for-profit experience, Joe is pleased to have joined the board, and looks forward to working to help market and position the Club for future success. Joe is originally from the Midwest, and enjoys the star-filled nights and active lifestyle of the desert. He is also on the board of Tender Loving Cause and is active with the American Cancer Society and the Pelican’s Club.