Greg Simmons, President (Area IV - Burnt Ranch and Junction City) was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, acquiring his Doctorate degree through public education. Mr. Simmons served as an educator from 1970-2006. He is a member of several community organizations including Willow Creek Chamber of Commerce, Trinity County Chamber of Commerce, the Willow Creek Fire Safe Council and the Humboldt State University Faculty Emeritus. He lived in Hawkins Bar for 10 years and the past 10 years he has lived in Burnt Ranch. He stays busy with his 50-acre property and enjoys skiing, kayaking and rafting with his wife, six children, twelve grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Vacancy (Area I - Douglas City, Trinity Center, Coffee Creek and Lewiston)
Michelle Myers (Area II - Trinity Alps Unified School District: Weaverville and Big Bar)
Wesley Schraeder (Area III - Mountain Valley Unified School District: Hayfork and Hyampom) was raised on a farm in Windsor, Colorado, attending first through eigth grade in a three-room schoolhouse on the farm. In 1961 Mr. Schraeder received his Bachelor's degree with a major in Biology and a minor in math from Westmont College. His Administrative credential was received from Simpson University. His first teaching job was at Hayfork Elementary, becoming Principal in 1996. After retirement, Mr. Schrader took a part-time Superintendent position with Douglas City Elementary. His wife of 36 years is a retired educator and the Schraeders have two daughters, three sons, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Steve Canale (Area V - Southern Trinity Joint Unified School District) was raised in Newark, California and attended San Diego State University, receiving his Bachelor's Degree in Social Science in 1975. In 1976, Mr Canale moved to the Zenia area and began work with the United States Forest Service. He relocated to the Ruth area in 1980, where he has resided ever since. Mr. Canale has been active in the local school system for many years as a basketball coach and working as the district's high school Librarian and Technology Coordinator. Mr. Canale currently is the manger of the Ruth Lake Community Services District.