Board of Directors

OFFICERS

 

President

Vivien DeVaney, San Luis Obispo, CA

Advocate

Vivien is the Justice Educator for Restorative Partners. She is a Camp Fire Alumni, who participated in Clubs throughout her childhood. She earned her BA in Classics and Art History from the University of Notre Dame, and her MA in the History of Art from Warwick University in England. Her love of art and history have driven her passion for social justice because social norms and movements can often be identified in the visual media a society leaves behind. Vivien is a state-certified Domestic Violence Peer Counselor, and has led training's and programs to address gender-based violence. She is on a mission to increase access to support and services, and to bring prevention education to SLO County.

 

 

Vice President

Vacant, Grover Beach, CA

Position

Jeremy has served on the Board since 2013, a natural transition from his 11+ years of volunteer work, helping with clean-up and maintenance at Camp Natoma. He is employed as a Senior System Administrator for Sports Warehouse, Inc., an online sports equipment retailer. Since becoming part of the Board, he has helped in various ways, including some networking and computer work at the council.

 

 

 

Secretary

Courtney Gruss, Arroyo Grande, CA

Volunteer

Courtney is an alumni of Camp Fire Clubs

 

 

 

 

Treasurer

Vacant, Grover Beach, CA

Position

Jeremy has served on the Board since 2013, a natural transition from his 11+ years of volunteer work, helping with clean-up and maintenance at Camp Natoma. He is employed as a Senior System Administrator for Sports Warehouse, Inc., an online sports equipment retailer. Since becoming part of the Board, he has helped in various ways, including some networking and computer work at the council.

 

 

 

 

 

DIRECTORS

 

Susan Arnold, Morro Bay, CA

Reverand

Susan Arnold is a volunteer and Reverand.

 

 

 

 

Clint Francis, San Luis Obispo

Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences Department, Cal Poly

Clint grew up in Southwestern Colorado, where, through his experiences exploring mountains and deserts, he grew to love the outdoors and developed a desire to learn as much as possible about nature. Clint moved to the Central Coast with his wife and young daughter four years ago. As a professor at Cal Poly, Clint teaches and conducts research in ecology and conservation biology. Clint believes that science education should focus on allowing students to “do” science rather than just learn about it and that the outdoors provides an incredible living laboratory where youth can become passionate about nature and science and hone their critical thinking skills as ecological detectives.

 

 

 

Maria Ramsey, Arroyo Grande, CA

LIS Project Manager

Maria has her BS in Biochemistry and has been working in the healthcare field for 26 years. She is a Laboratory Information System Project Manager at Central Coast Pathology where she has worked at since 2003.  She has been actively involved with the Camp Fire program for over 12 years; all four of her children have participated in the program.  Her two oldest daughters are WOHELO recipients; her youngest daughter is a candidate for the award.  Their participation taught them many life skills and lessons in addition to the importance of “giving back” to the community.  Maria and her family continue to volunteer at Camp Tacanneko, Cielo and Natoma along with numerous community events, candy sale, and enchilada making. In her spare time she enjoys working on her property in the flower and vegetable gardens.

 

 

 

Cindy Zbin, San Jose, CA

Volunteer

Cindy has been involved in Camp Fire for many years as an alumni and adult member. Her son, Robbie, is the beloved co-director at Camp Natoma who also wrote the catchy song "Camp Natoma Road North." Cindy enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her children and grandchildren.