First Vice President
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
Robin Cohen, 2nd VP
I fell in love with our breed when I first saw them at a dog show in Sacramento in the early seventies. However, it wasn't until 2003 that my first RR came into my world. I joined BARRC the following year and entered my first, and BARRC's first, Specialty in 2004.
I have been extremely fortunate and grateful to have been guided by the collective knowledge and wisdom of many BARRC members and I have enjoyed my involvement as a volunteer through the years, as well as serving on the Board. I expect to continue learning and volunteering for as long as BARRC will allow!
Kathy Lordier, Treasurer
Rosemary Simpson, Corresponding Secretary
Casie Smith, Recording Secretary
While living in San Diego (2005-2014) I was on the Board of Directors of the San Diego Rhodesian Ridgeback Club and also served as President. I am currently the Recording Secretary for BARRC and also a member of RRCUS. My kennel name is Mendocino.
Karen Charney, Director
While it took some convincing, I entered the Conformation ring with my boy Huxley, in 2017. I found a wonderful, suportive group of people that love this breed as much as I do.
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.
Barbara Peach, Director
Phyllis Wendelboe, Director
With our curent Ridgeback we also participate in additional dog sports, including FAST CAT, Tracking, Lure Coursing and Trick Dog. Erik and I have, with the help of Dr Clayton Heathcock and others, created POST; a pedigree online search tool for Ridgeback pedigrees. We have provided this database to RRCUS for free for the last 23+ years, for which RRCUS has given us honorary lifetime membership.
Erik was born in Copenhagen and I was born in New York City. We make Roseville our home and now consider ourselves firmly Californians.