Tag: Member Moment

Member Moment: Kay Patten

Name: Kay Patten

How can we connect with you on social media:  Facebook and Instagram.

Bio:  We moved to the North State in 1981 and were blessed to be able to raise our family in Palo Cedro. After 21 years there we moved to Redding where our two children, Kristi Davis and Michael Patten now live with their families. We continue to be very active with our family, and are happy to be a part of our grandchildren’s busy lives.


For many years I was an insurance agent at AAA, after leaving there in 2003 I became a jewelry appraiser and enjoyed working at the Goldmart. Over the years I have been a part of many community groups. Some I’ve served on are the Library Commission, the Women’s Fund Membership Committee, and am a past president of the Palo Cedro Chamber of Commerce. I enjoy working with the Reading Rotarians, and most recently I became a Women’s Fund Cabinet member. My mother taught me the importance of volunteering and supporting the community and I am happy to follow in her footsteps. It has also been wonderful to see my children continue my mother’s legacy by giving back to their community.

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Member Moment: Bebe Palin

Bebe Palin (center) is treasurer of The Women’s Fund of Shasta Regional Community Foundation.

Name: Bebe Palin

How can we connect with you on social media: No social media presence.

Your bio: I have lived in Redding since 1976, when my husband moved back to his hometown. I grew up in Northern Virginia, where I learned the importance of giving back to community.

It has been my privilege to work for Shasta County for over 36 years.

When not busy with work, the Women’s Fund, or The Friends of the Shasta County Library, I enjoy spending quality time with my husband and two children, kayaking at Whiskeytown Lake, listening to music and traveling.

Becoming a member of The Women’s Fund is a great way to make a difference in the greater Redding community. Collectively, our dollars go further toward improving the lives of women and their families.

Member Moment: Michael J. Lampella

Name: Michael J. Lampella

How can we connect with you on social media: Facebook

Bio: Michael Lampella has been the CEO and general manager of the local PBS station KIXE TV Channel 9 since 2012. This year, he marked 37 years at the station.

Michael J_ Lampella photo“I actually began my career in broadcasting as a Chico State intern in 1979, hired thereafter and worked in many different capacities at KIXE TV,” he said. “I truly believe that television can be used as a tool to educate as well as entertain young and old alike.”

Michael is proud of his local roots. “I am a local kid, graduated from Shasta High in 1970, received a fire science degree from Shasta College and graduated from Chico State University in 1978 with a BA (bachelor’s degree) in information and mass communication,” he said. “I have enjoyed living in Redding since 1960, married to an Enterprise grad, Mary Ellen, for 38 years and have been blessed with our son, Anthony. As a family, we love to visit the Oregon Coast.” Continue reading “Member Moment: Michael J. Lampella”

Member Moment: Lori Goyne

Name: Lori Goyne

How do we connect with you on social media: Facebook

Your bio: A native of Weaverville in Trinity County, Lori Goyne and her husband, Rick, have lived in Shasta County since 1986. They met while both attended Golden Gate University in San Francisco. Both practice as certified public accountants at their office in Redding.

Lori Goyne PhotoLori is very proud to be one of The Women’s Fund founders, serving on the cabinet that formed The Women’s Fund.

“I received help along the way in my education and my career, particularly from women,” she said. “They left their supporting fingerprints on my life. I believe it’s important to pay it forward in a way that multiplies it to others whenever I can.”

Lori has also served on the board of Shasta Community Health Center and is a member of Soroptimist International of Downtown Redding. She has a real interest in seeing women in the Redding area receive Continue reading “Member Moment: Lori Goyne”

Member Moment: Kerry Caranci

Caranci_Family_131Name: Kerry Caranci

How do we connect with you on social media: Twitter and Facebook

Your bio: Kerry is the CEO and board member for the Shasta Regional Community Foundation. She is responsible for foundation operations and works with donors to establish funds to serve the communities in Shasta and Siskiyou counties.

Kerry joined Shasta Regional Community Foundation in 2006. She serves as the current treasurer on the board of the League of California Community Foundations.

An active member in Redding West Rotary, Kerry is a Leadership Redding graduate and a 2011 “20 Under 40” recipient. Continue reading “Member Moment: Kerry Caranci”

Member Moment: Julie Winter

Your name: Julie Winter

How do we connect with you on social media: Facebook

Your bio: Julie moved to Redding in 1989 with her husband and two baby boys. Her sons are now grown and married and she has four grandchildren.

Julie has a bachelor’s degree in genetics from UC Davis, a bachelor’s in nursing from CSUS and a master’s in nursing from UCLA. Screen Shot 2016-07-24 at 7.10.22 PMShe has worked as a family nurse practitioner in the community for 27 years in a variety of settings. She currently works in private family practice, and her passion is to bring wholeness and health to her patients.

Julie is a graduate of Leadership Redding, and is a founding member and serves on the board of her local professional organization, as well as the board of Advance Redding and the City of Redding Community Development Advisory Committee. She is currently running for Redding City Council. Continue reading “Member Moment: Julie Winter”

Member Moment: Lynne Schreiber Pearson

Your name: Lynne Schreiber Pearson

How do we connect with you on social media: Facebook and Twitter

Your bio: I grew up in Medford Lakes, New Jersey, and graduated from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a minor in art history.

LynnePearsonIn 1987, our family was transferred to Redding. After my two children entered grade school, I became gainfully employed at Columbia Elementary School and taught mostly second grade for 21 years. Upon retiring in 2012, I proceeded to explore my love of art by taking watercolor and mosaic classes. Currently, my artwork is on display at O’Street Gallery above Oregon Street Antique Mall and at Riverview Country Club.

As a member of American Association of University Women, this year I am co-chair of the 2016 Home Tour Art Show. Other interests include knitting classes at Ewe Baa Street Yarns, working out with my personal trainer and walking the Sacramento River Trail. Continue reading “Member Moment: Lynne Schreiber Pearson”

Member Moment: Barbara Grosch

BarbYour name: Barbara Grosch

How do we connect with you on social media: Facebook

Your bio: I grew up in Detroit, Michigan, and graduated from Concordia College in Chicago with a degree in education. After teaching for a few years, I worked toward my master’s degree in Montessori education.

I moved to Oakland, California, in 1981 with my family and taught in a Montessori school in Alameda, and then a preschool program at our church, working with a wonderful group of refugee children from Southeast Asia, none of whom spoke English.

Our family moved to Redding in 1987 and I started the Southeast Asian Christian Ministry, an outreach/support program for refugees and immigrants. SEACM is now in its 29th year and continues to do this exciting work. Continue reading “Member Moment: Barbara Grosch”

Member Moment: Mary Rickert

Your name: Mary Rickert

How do we connect with you on social media: Facebook

Your bio: Mary is a 42-year resident of Shasta County. She and her husband, Jim, established a farm/ranch management, appraisal and brokerage firm in the 1980s and live in McArthur. They currently manage 40,000 acres in five northeastern California counties and are the managing partners of Prather Ranch, a vertically integrated beef cattle operation. Not only does the ranch market a branded beef product in northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area, this cattle herd supplies bovine raw materials for bio-medical companies.Screen Shot 2016-06-11 at 9.19.52 PM

It’s a sustainable ranching operation, well known for its environmentally progressive practices. Prather Ranch has been recognized on the state, national and international level with many awards, including the Aldo Leopold Award, the Governor’s Economic and Environmental Leadership Award and the Beef Improvement Federation Commercial Producer of the Year Award in North America. The Rickerts and Prather Ranch were profiled recently in Oxford, England, at an International Agricultural Conference.

Mary  always has been a full partner in their family business, but also has spent any spare time she had raising three children and being actively involved in her community on many levels. She served on the Shasta College Ag Advisory Board, was the founding member of the Burney Fall River Education Foundation, Scholarship Chair of her AAUW, served on the Shasta County Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Board, sits on the Shasta Regional Community Foundation Board and mentored a teen through Plus One Mentoring. Continue reading “Member Moment: Mary Rickert”

Member Moment: Sue Lang

Your name: Sue Lang

How do we connect with you on social media: Facebook

SueLangYour bio: Sue is a retired assistant claims manager with State Compensation Insurance Fund. After working for 28 years in workers’ compensation field,  she now spends her time volunteering in the community.  She has been on the board of Viva Downtown Redding for 10 years, the Shasta Historical Society for three years and, more recently,  joined the Shasta Community Regional Foundation board.

In 1993, she graduated  from Leadership Redding, which inspired her to participate in the community. She was awarded Alumni of the Year in 2015. She helped in the Cascade Theatre Restoration Project and served on the board at Renaissance Redding. From 2005 to 2010, she served on the Community Development Advisory Committee for the city of Redding. Continue reading “Member Moment: Sue Lang”