About Us


Scott O'Neil, Executive Director



Rebecca McCourt, Executive Assistant


Board of Directors

John Watkins, President Publisher, The Daily Independent


Jim Suver, Treasurer CEO, Ridgecrest Regional Hospital


Donna Hocker, Secretary Executive, Ridgecrest Area Association of Realtors


Gary Charlon

State Farm Insurance, Founder, The RidgeProject

Stu Witt

S O Witt Consulting, Retired CEO, Mojave Air and Space Port

Don Zdeba

General Manager, Indian Wells Valley Water District

Dan Spurgeon

General Manager, SpringHill Suites by Marriott

Dave Ostash, PhD

Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, Sierra Sands Unified School District

Andy Corzine  

Director, NAWCWD China Lake Land Ranges

Chris Ellis

Vice President and General Manager, Coso Operating Company

Advisory Board

Cedric Knight

President and CEO, New Directions Technologies, Incorporated

Denny Kline

Field Representative, Kern County Supervisor District 1

Jill Board

President, Cerro Coso Community College

Peggy Breeden

Owner, The Swap Sheet

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