2018 Board of Directors - Officers:
President - Dawn Farley
1st Vice President - Lisa Hull
2nd Vice President - Keith Faul
Treasurer - Katherine Usher
Secretary- Amanda Stout
Cathy Larsonís volunteer career began early in her life. Born and raised on a ranch in Wyoming, she joined a 4-H Club at the age of 10. There, she volunteered in helping the community and supported the community through raising funds.
Moving to California in the early 1970s, she joined the Playa del Rey Junior Womenís Club of Southern California where she served as President, Vice President and Secretary. Once again, she was tasked with raising funds, and was able to purchase playground equipment for a childrenís park.
After moving to Orange County, she began a 4-H Club organization in Los Alamitos after volunteering with her children. She led the Little Cottonwood 4-H Club for six years.
Finally, Cathy moved to the High Desert in 1994, joining the Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Desert as Director. From then until 2009, she served on the Board as President, Vice President, Treasurer, and served on various committees, including Auction Chair. She returned to the Board in 2015.
In 2008, she joined the Copper Mountain College Foundation, serving as President from 2010-2012. Currently, she is the chairman of the Major Gifts Committee, with the goal to raise remaining funds needed to finish the Christine Proudfoot Student Activity Center and The Faculty Advisement Center.
Personally, Cathy has raised three children, has four granddaughters, and one great-granddaughter. She has started and operated two businesses, including the Hi-Desert Physical Rehabilitation Group which still runs out of her house. She operated the HDRPG with her husband Jim.
Cathy is committed to serving todayís youth, and is motivated by the electronic age. No matter how busy people are, electronics has changed the dynamic of volunteerism, she says, from computers to smart phones and social media, and that has allowed her to continue her passion of serving youth.
Katherine Usher has resided in the Morongo Basin all of her adult life. She attended Copper Mountain College and Cal State Fullerton. She is a licensed insurance representative and has worked in the industry for 12 years. Katherine and her husband recently welcomed their first child into the world. She is very active in the community and loves being on the board of the Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Desert. Katherine is excited to see positive changes and great opportunities made for our kids!
Dawn Farley has worked in Palm Springs as an accounting and payroll manager for 15+ years. She visited Yucca Valley many times growing up and decided this was a great place for children to attend Jr High and High School. She moved to Yucca Valley in 2006 from Beaumont, CA. Her oldest 3 children attended Yucca Valley High School, where she was involved in the YVHS Sports Boosters for eight years. She has a son and a granddaughter that will soon be attending the Boys & Girls Club in a few years.
Being a working parent, it is important to know that her children and grandchildren will be safe until she gets home from work. The Boys & Girls Club does just that, plus a lot more. She is excited to be involved with the Boys & Girls club.
Jack rarick bio coming soon
Lisa Hull has lived on and off in Yucca Valley for over 35 years. She graduated from Yucca Valley High School and College of the Desert. She is a home medical equipment utilization coordinator with NAMM California, part of Optum Care and has been in the profession since 1997. Her two sons have been members of the Boys and Girls Club since 2012. Lisa has volunteered for many events with the Club over the years.