Meet Our Professional, Highly-Qualified Board:
Crystal Eastwood, Chair, has lived in both Mariposa and Catheys Valley most of her life as has her husband, Tom. She has a degree in Childhood Development. Crystal has also worked for employers doing accounting. Crystal and her husband Tom have 4 children, 2 of whom attend SFCS and the other 2 are not far behind. She volunteers 2-3 days a week at SFCS in classrooms.
Angelina Brouillette, Vice Chair, is a small animal veterinarian in Mariposa, California. Angie, as her friends and family know her, graduated with a BS in Biology from Dominican University of San Rafael and went on to receive her DVM degree from UC Davis in 2003. Angie has been a Mariposa County resident since 2006. Along with her husband (raised in El Portal, California) and son, Angie moved to Mariposa County to embrace small community living and to be closer to family. In addition to her career as a veterinarian, Angie has remained involved in her son’s education at Sierra Foothill Charter School. Angie served as a board member and grant writer for Acorn Cooperative Preschool from the years 2008-2011. She has also been serving Mariposa County as a First 5 Commissioner from 2010 until present.
Denisha Dawson, Treasurer, is Professor of Chemistry at Merced College and graduated with a PhD in Chemistry from UC Berkeley. Denisha has 15 years experience as a community college instructor, as well as one year as a K-12 substitute teacher, and brings expertise in curriculum development and assessment. She and husband, Greg, live in Catheys Valley with their two sons.
Amber Edwards, Secretary, [bio to come]
Carolin Frank is Assistant Professor at UC Merced and graduated with a PhD in Biology from Uppsala University, Sweden. Carolin directs research and instructs classes. She brings to the Board her years of experience in grant writing, project management, curriculum development and accreditation. She and husband Dave Ardell relocated to Catheys Valley six years ago when they bought and remodeled a home in Catheys Valley. They have three young children, one in school at SFCS and the other two will be attending before they know it. Carolin grew up in rural Sweden.
Kori Smith is the Owner/Broker of Concierge Real Estate based in Mariposa. She is also a board member of Kids First, a non-profit, volunteer organization, formed to aid public school students of Mariposa County, providing teachers with supplemental funds for their classrooms through grants as well as high school students with scholarships for college. Kori was the President of the Mariposa County Board of Realtors in 2010, Director of the Mariposa County Board of Realtors, and International Rotarian service club member from 2006-2010. Kori is an active participant in her son’s school activities, fundraisers, and sporting events. She is also a founding member of the Catheys Valley Women’s Book Club.
Jeff Aranguena, MCUSD Representative, is the Director of Human Resources and Student Services for Mariposa County Unified School District. Jeff graduated with an M.A in Education and an M.A in History, along with earning both his teaching and administrative credentials from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Jeff was born and raised in Mariposa prior to leaving the area to receive and education and begin his teaching career. Jeff moved back to Mariposa from San Luis Obispo last August.