Board of Directors
Our “working” Board of Directors are to be commended for their never-ending support and unflinching belief in the mission of the Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival. Since the early 1920’s, Board members (and their families) have generously given their leadership, strength, guidance and wisdom to the Redlands Community Music Association, Inc. A healthy financial foundation, including the endowment account established in the 1960’s, is monitored on an ongoing basis and is a tribute to the board’s excellent business practices. The Festival’s summer programming schedule has continued to offer only the finest classically oriented series, consisting of a variety of professional quality music based performing arts programs. We extend our thanks to all our board members (and their families) for their high level of commitment.
2013 REDLANDS COMMUNITY MUSIC ASSOCIATION, INC.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ BIOGRAPHIES
Jeffrey L. Waldron, President
Retired auditor and California CPA. B.A. fromHopeCollege,Holland,Michigan; MBA fromSan DiegoStateUniversity. Jeff recently completed three years as president of the RCMA, and also serves as the RCMA Project Manager for the Mission Gables Bowl House adaptive reuse project. He is a former treasurer of the local Habitat for Humanity board of directors, a member of the Fortnightly Club, and attendsFirstBaptistChurch. He is married to the former Trudy Van Dyk, a retired RUSD elementary school teacher, and they have two daughters and four grandchildren.
Eric Gruenler, Chairman of the Board
Supporter of the Redlands Bowl for over 30 years. His 2012 appearance in “Oliver!” was Eric’s 13th performance in a Redlands Bowl summer musical. He also serves as a Red Shirt Usher. Retired from teaching engineering and computer applications at theUniversityofRedlandsandSan BernardinoValleyCollege. Served in the Air Force for twenty years as a pilot and systems engineer. He has an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Past president of The Spinet and the Friends of the Smiley Library. Member of the Military Officers Association ofAmericaand the Daedalians. Married to Pauline and they have two sons and four grandchildren.
Robin Cochran, Vice President
Real Estate Broker with Century 21 Lois Lauer Realty, Bachelors of Business Administration fromBaylorUniversity. RMCA Board Member 1997-2006, 2008 to present, former Secretary of the RCMA, 2005, former Treasurer of the RCMA, 2006, Chairman of the Finance Committee, member of the Program Committee and Membership Chair of the Hospitality Ensemble. Active in many community organizations and active member of Christ’s Church. Board member and Secretary of Step by Step. Married to Dr. John I. Benson.
Born inChicagoand raised in Southern California, Robert has lived inRedlandson and off since 1987. His residency inRedlandswas interrupted twice: He and his family moved toGermanyfor three years and later toWashingtonDCfor four years. In addition, Robert spent four months on a special assignment inBaghdadwhere he served as the Inspector General for the Coalition Provisional Authority. Robert is a Certified Public Accountant and has a Masters in International Business. Before his retirement in 2008, he served as Auditor General of the US Air Force inWashingtonDC. Robert takes great pleasure in serving theRedlandscommunity. He is on the Boards of Directors for three nonprofit organizations: the Redlands Conservancy, the Montessori inRedlandsschool, and now the RCMA. He has actively supported the city’s youth sports programs, and he participated in efforts to preserve treasures such as theMissionGablesBuildingat the Redlands Bowl, the Barton School House, and the city’s historic and iconic cut-stone curbs.
Jan Hudson, Executive Committee Member at Large
Director for the IE Labor Management Cooperation Committee and co-owner of Viewpoint Financial. Lives in Redlands where she actively supports and is involved in various community groups: Rotary Club of Redlands; City of Redlands Planning Commissioner; Member of the Redlands Chamber of Commerce – Governmental Review Committee; board chairman of Step by Step (a Parolee Re-Entry Program); board directors, Redlands Community Music Association. Currently serves as the board president of the Fontana Chamber of Commerce; appointed to the Interagency Council on Homelessness for San Bernardino County; member of the City of San Bernardino Sustainability Task Force; and an Inland Empire Economic Partnership Business Council member. Married to Marvin Hudson and has three sons.
Marsha Croce Gebara, Program Director
RedlandsWoman of the Year, 2001.UniversityofRedlandsTown & Gown Award, 2000.RedlandsRound Table Grail Award, 2001. Long active in many civic volunteer activities, clubs and organizations. President,RedlandsCommunity Music Association, 2005. President, Associates of the Redlands Bowl, Inc., 1987. Former Judge for TheCaliforniaArts Council Arts Touring Grant Program. Past President and member of Soroptimist International of Redlands. Instructor: Arts & Culture Day forRedlandsChamber of Commerce. Member of Trinity Episcopal Church. Former college teacher and Pan Am flight attendant. B.A., University of the Pacific, M.A.,New YorkUniversity. Real Estate Broker withColdwellBankerRealtyCenter. Widow of James T. Gebara, who devoted many volunteer hours to the Redlands Bowl, and was founder of the Red Shirts.
Graduated from theSchoolofDesignat UCLA; spent over 30 years in the hospitality industry as restaurateur, chef and entrepreneur. Current chairman of the Hospitality Ensemble of the RCMA after serving two seasons as Communications Chair.Redlandsresident since 2005; settled into historicRedlandshome that was originally nurse’s quarters for the oldRedlandsCommunityHospitalon Nordina, selecting it chiefly for its proximity to the Redlands Bowl. Served three years as pet adoption spokesperson for the Redlands Animal Control Shelter on Redlands TV’s Pet of the Week segment and at Redlands City Council meetings; nominated for the City ofRedlands Volunteerof the Year Award in 2010. Currently works for Chevron as a senior learning and development specialist inEl Segundo,CA.
Retired elementary special education teacher. Former board member of the California Association of Resource Specialists/Riverside and San Bernardino Counties; board member of the YMCA of the East Valley and volunteer tutor for the Micah House Intervention program for youth. Member of Fidelis Iota honorary teacher society; sustaining member of Associates of the Redlands Bowl. Founder of the Inland Empire Symphony Guild and founding board member of the Redlands Educational Partnership. Served as church council president of First Lutheran Church of Redlands and as past president of the church’s WELCA women’s organization. A resident ofRedlandsfor the past 29 years, she grew up inIllinoisand earned a Bachelor’s degree from theUniversityofIllinoisand a Master’s degree fromNorthernIllinoisUniversity. She and her husband Jerry have two children and two grandchildren.
Marilyn Showler Bunnell
Employed as a Physical Therapist at Beaver Physical Rehabilitation. Received a BA from UCSan Franciscoand MS fromLomaLindaUniversity. She has been active in various church and community organizations inRedlands; volunteered in school activities and Girl Scouting while daughters were young. Served as president of the Associates of the Redlands Bowl in 1984. Chaired Young Artists Auditions for the RCMA from 1987 until 2004. She is married to Dr. William Bunnell.
Bryan C. Hartnell
Attorney in Redlandsspecializing in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law since 1975. Born in Washingtonstate, raised in Oregon and has lived in California since leaving high school. Graduated from Pacific Union College in the Napa Valley and received his Juris Doctor from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento. Starting his second term in the RCMA board. Past President of Crossroads Rotary, San Bernardino County Bar Association, San Bernardino County Mental Health Association; member of numerous other local charitable organizations. Active in local, state and national professional organizations and commissions. Married to Monica Neumann, M.D., and has two sons who live locally. Bryan’s office and staff actively support and participate in activities and fund raising projects for the RCMA and Mission Gable Bowl House Project.
Patty S. Holohan
A lifelong resident of Redlands since leaving for college to study at California State University Fullerton majoring in Theatre Arts, with an emphasis in Dance. A member of the Associates of the Redlands Bowl since 1992; involved in many civic volunteer activities, clubs, organizations, and church. A Trustee of the Board of Education, Redlands Unified School District since 2006, serving as President in 2011. A member of Bonnes Meres since 1997, serving as President in 1999 and 2000. A Commissioner for the City of Redlands Parks and Recreation since 1999. Latina Woman of The Year in 2004; loving mother to a son and a daughter.
Dick Larsen is a life-long resident of Redlands; served for 11 years as the Elected Treasurer-Tax Collector of San Bernardino County. Served as a Redlands City Council member and Mayor Pro Tem from 1983-1987. Bachelor of Science in Accounting from San Diego State University; Masters of Arts Degree from the University of Redlands; attended Wharton School of Business for post-graduate courses in Investment management. Served on the boards of East Valley United Way, Redlands Parks and Recreation Commission, Airport Commission, First Steps Child Development Center, Redlands Bicycle Classic, Redlands Day Nursery, Arrowhead Credit Union, and various other organizations. Married to Theresa and they have three children and three grandchildren.
Native of Redlands. Received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts from the Hope College, 1980. Master of Fine Arts degree, Syracuse University, 1982. Currently teaches art at Redlands East Valley High School. Member of the Associates of the Redlands Bowl, co-chaired the 1997 Benefit, served as 1999 president. 2006-07 chairman of the Hospitality Ensemble. 2007 recipient of the University of Redlands Town & Gown Woman of Distinction Award. 2007 recipient of Redlands East Valley High School Medal of Honor. 2012-13 President of the Kimberly Junior Board of Trustees. Married to Rocco Massimiano and they have three children.
Co-owner and office manager of Maupin Financial Services. Currently a Docent at Kimberly Crest and is a past Docent Board Member. Leads a Bible study and fellowship group at Trinity Evangelical Free Church in Redlands and is also a part of the hospitality committee which plans and executes welcomes for new members. Member of Philanthropic Educational Organization and works with Quarters for Kenya; sustaining member of the Associates of the Redlands Bowl; Past president of YWCA Board; member of the University of Redlands Town and Gown board.
Past President of the Associates of the Redlands Bowl, Susan also has served on the Kimberly-Shirk Docent Auxiliary Board of Directors for five years, the Redlands Community Hospital Foundation Board member and Redlands Community Hospital Art Committee Chair, and the LLUBMC Advisory Committee. She attended Crafton Hills College and University of Redlands. She is married to Michael, her husband of 19 years, and has three children.
Global Facilities Industry Manager and Manager of the Redlands Forum Series for Esri. Received Bachelor of Arts in Communications from UCLA and an MBA from the College of William and Mary. A native of Redlands, she is a member and past president of the Associates of the Redlands Bowl and current president of the YMCA of the East Valley and University of Redlands Town & Gown; serves on the board of directors of Family Service Association, and the Redlands Community Foundation; a member of the Hospitality Ensemble of the RCMA; City of Redlands Street Tree Committee; Chamber of Commerce Rise & Shine Committee; and Inland Master Chorale; Chair of the YMCA Holiday Home Tour and of the 2010 A.K. Smiley Library Gala. 2006 University of Redlands Town and Gown Women of Distinction honoree and 2012 Redlands Woman of the Year.