Tina Jones, President
I became a member of BARRC in 2005 and I soon became involved in many aspects of the club. I have been fortunte to have many RR breeders, owners and club members share their knowledge and experiences about this unique breed. During my years with BARRC, I have had the honor of serving as Recording Secretary, Director, First VP and now President in 2021. I am also a member of our Parent Club, RRCUS. I have enjoyed being involved with this amazing breed and I look forward to spending many more years with RRs in my life and being a part of an awesome extended RR family.
Berklee Akutagawa, 1st VP
Rebecca McMilton, 2nd VP
Bunny, CH. Pupukearidge Surf Bunny, joined our family in the Spring of 2021. Thank you, Tom & Barb Peach (Pupukearidge), and Pam Lambie for our sweet, funny, intelligent and loyal girl. Bunny is my daughters’ best friend, and my constant shadow. We’re looking forward to Bunny having puppies, to continue the Pupukearidge breeding program. I remember falling asleep in the whelping box as a child, cuddling puppies all night long. I can’t wait to see my own daughter have that experience, too.
I live with my husband, Rory, and daughter, Mallory, in Tracy, CA. Mallory loves showing in Pee Wee’s at AKC events, and she’s eager to start showing in Junior Showmanship. If she has a passion for showing breeding, she will be a third generation breeder/owner/handler. I exclusively show Ridgebacks professionally. I maintain a small client base that allows me more time to spoil and bond with my clients’ dogs. Each dog that’s stays with me, ends up sleeping in my bed, or in Mallory’s. I can sum up my philosophy regarding my professional handling business by quoting Pat Trotter: “Not every pet is a show dog, but every show dog is a pet.”
Kathy Lordier, Treasurer
Rosemary Simpson, Corresponding Secretary
To Be Determined, Recording Secretary
Clayton Heathcock, Director
In my personal life I was a professor and Dean of the College of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. I retired in 2008 but still provide consultation to attorneys on medicinal chemistry patent litigation. I live in Martinez and although I am no longer breeding, I still have three Ridgebacks.
Sheli Cordova-Alford, Director
I have been a Mortgage Broker since 1989. My husband Scott and I are empty nesters. In 2021 our oldest daughter graduated from college and got a job working for Oracle in Santa Monica and our youngest daughter graduated from high school and goes to UCSB, so this seemed like a good time to have our first litter. We kept one of the puppies, so our count is currently at 3… Uncle Leo, Mama Galli and Baby Brando all share our home with us on 4 acres in Martinez.