Speaker Date Topic
Stephen Pelz Sep 22, 2021 6:45 AM
Housing Authority of Kern
Housing Authority of Kern

Stephen has served as Executive Director of the Housing Authority of the County of Kern since 2005, and during this time, the Housing Authority has developed over 1,500 units of affordable housing, enhanced resident services, significantly expanded permanent housing and services for the homeless, and developed new partnerships with community organizations. 

Since 2016, Stephen has also served as the Executive Director of Golden Empire Affordable Housing, Inc. and has led a period of significant growth for the organization.  Stephen also serves on the Board of several local organizations, including the Kern County Hospital Authority, Bakersfield-Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative, Kern County Network for Children, and Dust Bowl Historical Foundation.

 

After graduating from California State University, Bakersfield, Stephen began his public service career as a Social Worker for the Kern County Department of Human Services. While working for DHS, he served as a Social Service Supervisor and also as co-Manager of the initial One Stop Center in Kern County.

Stephen then accepted the position of Deputy County Administrative Officer with the Kern County Administrative Office, working as a Budget Analyst. He later returned to DHS as Program Director and served as interim Administrative Services Officer.

A Leadership Bakersfield and KCNC Leadership Development Program graduate, Stephen currently serves as Executive Director of the Housing Authority of the County of Kern. He has served as President of the Bakersfield Chapter of the American Society of Public Administration, Board Member and Treasurer of the Bakersfield Pregnancy Center and currently serves on the board of Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Kern and Tulare counties.

Reggie Bolton Sep 29, 2021 6:45 AM
The NEW Bakersfield College Athletic Director
The NEW Bakersfield College Athletic Director

Reggie Bolton was been named the Interim Dean of Kinesiology/Athletics Director at Bakersfield College on July 1, 2020.

Prior to being named the Dean/AD Bolton had served as the kinesiology department chair since 2014 and also as Associate Athletic Director during the 2013-14 school year. From 2007-2018 he served as the defensive coordinator for BC football program. In 2012 he helped lead the team to a CCCAA State Championship, beating San Francisco City College in the championship game 34-14.

Prior to BC, he was the Head Football Coach at Santa Barbara City College from 2003-2007, overseeing the organization, direction and administration of all aspects of the program. From 2002-2003 he was the Associate Head Coach at Humboldt State University having served at the Defensive Coordinator there from 1998-2002.

Bolton’s professional career started at Humboldt State where he was the NCAA Life Skills Coordinator and Assistant Football Coach from 1996-97. He then would move to become the Defensive Coordinator and a Physical Education Instructor at Sacramento City College from 1997-98.

He holds an M.S. in Kinesiology (1997) from Humboldt State and a B.A in Social Work (1994) with a minor Business Administration (1992), also from Humboldt State.

"To lead Renegade Athletics in this role is an opportunity of a lifetime. Having been a football coach for 12 years and Kinesiology Department Chair for the last 7 years on this campus, I am very aware of the platform this position holds within our community and state. I am humbled by the opportunity and will work tirelessly to improve our department and the Renegade student athlete experience." - Reggie Bolton 

Dark Oct 06, 2021
Jenny Holtermann, Exec Director Oct 13, 2021 6:45 AM
Water Association of Kern County
Water Association of Kern County

Jenny Holtermann is the Executive Director of the Water Association of Kern County, a nonprofit with focus on water conservation, education and outreach. Jenny is also a 4th generation family farmer, who farms almonds in Shafter & Wasco with her husband Tim and his family. She direct markets their family almonds under the label ‘Almond Girl’ and is active on social media. She is the 2nd Vice President of the Kern County Farm Bureau and Board of Director for California Farm Bureau. When Jenny is not farming and advocating for water, she is tending to their homestead, raising chickens and their two children, Henry 6 and Hazel 4.

DG Dana Moldovan Oct 20, 2021 6:45 AM
The District, Global Mediation work, or whatever she wants
The District, Global Mediation work, or whatever she wants
Sean McNally Oct 27, 2021 6:45 AM
The Happenings at Houchin Community Blood Bank
The Happenings at Houchin Community Blood Bank

Sean McNally is the President and CEO of Houchin Community Blood Bank in Bakersfield, CA.  Prior to Houchin he was the President and CEO of KBA Engineering in Bakersfield, California (2012-2020). 

Prior to KBA, he was the Vice President for Corporate and Government Affairs and Vice President of Human Resources at Grimmway Farms in Bakersfield, California (1997-2012). Prior to that he was a partner with at Hanna, Brophy, MacLean, McAleer and Jensen, specializing in employment and worker’s compensation law.

  He graduated from the University of San Francisco with Bachelor’s Degrees in English and Theology. In 1979 and 1980 he did graduate theology studies in Systematic Theology at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel.  He is a graduate of the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. He has been certified by the State Bar of California as a Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law.

He was appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger to the Commission on Health, Safety and Workers’ Compensation (CHSWC) and he was the Chair in 2009, 2011 and 2013.  He was reappointed by Governor Brown and was the 2015, 2017 and 2019 Chair. He was also appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger to the State Board of Food and Agriculture.  He serves as a trustee for the California Self Insurer’s Security Fund and he is the Co-Chair of the California Chamber of Commerce Amicus Committee.

His community activities include having served on the Board of Directors of the Golden Empire Gleaners, the Mercy Hospital Foundation, the Kern County Fair Foundation and Stockdale Country Club. 

Melanie Farmer - President & CEO Nov 03, 2021 6:45 AM
Our Downtown Business Association
Our Downtown Business Association
Ron L White, CEO Nov 10, 2021 6:45 AM
Habitat for Humanity Golden Empire
Habitat for Humanity Golden Empire

 

My passion for helping others, team building, and serving our community can be tracked back to a lengthy stent in both law enforcement and athletics.

“The ability to empower those around you while creating a culture that fosters growth, trust, and transparency is key to a highly productive and healthy work environment”.

Professional Experience & Education

  • 30 Years of Nonprofit Management experience in multiple sectors.
  • Nonprofit Board Development & Recruitment.
  • Philanthropic Management & Consulting.
  • Strategic Planning & Largescale Logistics.
  • Legislative Consultant/Co-Author A.B. 1 Cooper.
  • Consultant A.B. 2259 Fong.
  • NPO - Strategic Marketing.
  • Business Development and Acquisition.
  • Certified Graphic Designer.
  • Graduate East Bakersfield High 1985
  • Bakersfield Junior College Criminal Justice. 1988
  • San Joaquin Delta College Criminal Justice. 1990
  • Retired State Law Enforcement Officer.
  • Backgrounds - Training – Investigations.
  • Community Advocate & Outreach.

Professional Membership/Recognition:

  • CEO - Golden Empire Youth
  • CEO – Habitat for Humanity Golden Empire
  • President – Board of Directors GEYF/GEYC
  • SYF CA Coalition & Co Founder
  • E.V.P - Standards & Practices CAYFA
  • Logistics Chair - Kern Yes
  • USAF - CA Task Force Member
  • KCCC Consortium Task Force Member
  • Brand Ambassador Shriners Children’s Hospital
  • Kern County Shrine Club – Ambassador Award Recipient
  • (4) Time Beautiful Bakersfield Humanitarian Nominee
  • Bakersfield East Rotary Member
Eddie Zamora - Executive Director Nov 17, 2021 6:45 AM
What the Red Cross is doing now
What the Red Cross is doing now
Dark for Thanksgiving Nov 24, 2021
Dark - take time to get ready for Charter Night Dec 01, 2021
Al Bensusen Dec 08, 2021 6:45 AM
Sandman Sleep Lab - So you want to sleep well?
Sandman Sleep Lab - So you want to sleep well?
Bakersfield College Choir Dec 15, 2021 6:45 AM
Holiday Program
Holiday Program
Dark for Holidays Dec 22, 2021
Dark for the Holidays Dec 29, 2021
Rick Anthony, Director Jan 12, 2022 6:45 AM
Bakersfield Department of Recreation and Parks
Bakersfield Department of Recreation and Parks

Rick Anthony became the Director of the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks on September 1, 2010. He achieved his Certified Park & Recreation Executive Certification (CPRE) in June, 2019.

Prior to becoming Director, he served as Special Assistant to the County Executive working as a community liaison between communities, local governments and the County Executive’s Office.

Mr. Anthony has served as a football coach and commissioner of the Edgewater Athletic Club where he spearheaded the merge of three athletic organizations into one entity, South River Youth Athletics and was named the first president of that organization just before accepting his current position.

He is a certified arborist through International Society of Arboriculture and a Maryland Tree Expert. He and his wife started their own tree care service; Arborquest and ran it for 8 years until they sold it in 2010.

Mr. Anthony previously served in the Air Force and worked for the County for over 10 years as a Pre-trial investigator and House Arrest Coordinator. On May 3rd, 2021, Mr. Anthony was hired as the new Director of Recreation and Parks for the City of Bakersfield, returning to his hometown after being away for 30 years

Breanne Corley Jan 19, 2022 6:45 AM
Kern County Bees - Bakersfield Bee Gall
Kern County Bees - Bakersfield Bee Gall

Kern County Bees provides affordable live bee removal and bee keeping services to the Kern County area. What differentiates us from other businesses is our affordability, honesty, and experience. Live bee removal provides a sustainable alternative to the pest control companies who often poison our little pollinators. Spraying bees not only harms our pollinators, but it leaves behind all the wax, pesticide, and honey. This can further damage your home or business and could potentially lure in more bees. We take pride in our ability to truly connect with our customers and provide the exceptional, compassionate service they deserve. 

BPD Lt. Ted King Jan 26, 2022 6:45 AM
Critical Incident Response
Critical Incident Response

Ted King is a lieutenant at the Bakersfield Police Department, and is assigned to the Special Operations Division where he serves as the Special Operations Group Commander.  He has over 20 years of combines military and law enforcement experience, including SWAT, Robbery-Homicide, Gang Unit, undercover operations, and federal taskforce officer positions.  He has a private consulting company that works with businesses to assess physical security, vulnerabilities, emergency planning, and critical incident management.  Ted is a US Army veteran, holds a bachelor’s degree in business and a master’s degree in emergency management.

Dark - sleep in! Feb 16, 2022
Dark for All Club Luncheon Mar 02, 2022 6:45 AM
All Club Luncheon Mar 03, 2022 11:45 AM