I am a native southern Californian who decided to leave the golden state for retirement in the beautiful and wild Sonoran Desert. My husband, Paul, and I have lived in Vail since 2009 and were attracted to it because of its beauty and rural atmosphere. As a former professional in the field of higher education administration I held many positions, the last of which were as associate dean and interim dean of the College of Extended Learning at California State University San Bernardino. In these roles, I worked closely with the university community and local partners to assess educational needs and address them through degree programs or tailored professional development. In retirement, I’m privileged to work with ReSources board and staff colleagues toward alleviating food insecurity and imagining a brighter future for our community.
I retired in Vail ten years ago after being a military wife for 22 years and living in Washington State the next 22 years. I worked for 43 years, many of them in banking and mortgage banking. Most of my life I have volunteered with church and community organizations. I began volunteering with the food bank prior to the establishment ReSources, and helped open the Depot Thrift Store and volunteered there for a few years. This is my second year on the Board.
Pam is a retired CPA from Thousand Oaks, California where she had her own practice, specializing in small business, in partnership with another CPA. She has over 35 years’ experience with the nonprofit sector, being on numerous nonprofit boards at the State, County, and local level, in addition she prepared financial statements and tax returns for several nonprofit clients. One of her nonprofit clients had an international membership of Areospace Executives which was founded by Donald Douglas in 1938 and Neil Armstrong was a member until his death. She was on the Board of the California Society of CPAs for over 10 years, three of those years on the Executive Committee. She is also the Past President of the California Society of CPAs Education Foundation. Pam and her husband have always loved the desert and purchased a lot in Vail in 2005, permanently moving to Vail on June 1, 2015. She has 5 children, 8 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild.
I am a business owner and homeowner in Vail. My family of 6 has enjoyed the last 6+ years doing outdoor activities in the beautiful area. Serving on the Southeast Regional Counsel, writing for the local “Vail Voice” newspaper, and serving with ReSources is the special way I choose to give back to the community. My goal is to see Vail continue together into a future of thriving goodwill where all who are in need are fed body, mind, and Spirit.
Officer At Large
My wife and I are 17-year residents of the Vail Community. We love the school district, the slower pace of life, and the rural location of Vail. After a 35-year career in information technology, I enjoy volunteering in various local and charitable pursuits. Helping to feed and care for those in need is not only something I enjoy doing, but it is very rewarding. We are especially grateful for those in the community who volunteer, contribute, and support the mission of the Vail Food Bank and Thrift Store.
I am the Community and Connections Director for the Vail School District, the mother of two beautiful children who will start in the Vail School District next year, and a strong supporter of the Vail community. I have worked in the Vail School District since 2005, gaining experience in the areas of community engagement, event planning, policy development, and fundraising. I believe that the partnership between the Vail School District and ReSources is integral, and I hope to aid in connecting our efforts to continue to build and support our incredible community. The engagement and passion that exist within the community members of this area is so very treasured and, I believe, very hard to find. I am beyond excited to move my family to this community, so that they may grow and learn in such a special place.
Travis Le Duc
I am a lifelong resident of Vail! I am employed as the Director of Support Services for the Tohono O’odham Nursing Care Authority and I volunteers on local and statewide boards. I started my professional career as a soldier in the Medical and Aviation Corps of the U.S. Army serving almost ten years. I graduated from the University of Arizona in 2008 with a B.S. in Commerce and in 2016 with a Masters of Business Administration. Over the last twelve years, I have built and maintain strong relationships with community members, leadership, organizations and governmental agencies.