Board Members - Ripon Chamber of Commerce

2017-2018 Executive Board


Harrison Gibbs- Chairman
Term:
2017-2020
Business: Developer
Voice: (209) 985-2441
Email:
harrisongibbs@gmail.com
BIO: Graduated from San Jose State with a BS in Business.  Served in the U.S. Army and Air Force 1958-64.  Harrison and his wife Faye have lived in Ripon since 2010.   Before retirement, Harrison developed and built residential, commercial, and Industrial properties in California and Arizona. In Oakdale he constructed 55 executive homes over 4 phases.  In addition to being a developer, he designed, built and owned a public water system serving over 500 connections.  Harrison is very active in the Ripon Community, he is a member of the Ripon Rotary, Friends of the Senior Center, currently serving as Board member for Ripon Chamber of Commerce and on the Governing Board for Ripon Consolidated Fire department. In 2015, Harrison won Citizen of the Year. 



Leo Zuber - Vice Chairman
Term:
2016-2019
Business: Retired
Email:
leo.zuber@yahoo.com
BIO: I have been a member of the Ripon community since 1979 and a resident since 1986. I was elected to the Board of Directors in 1994 and have been a member since that time except for two years in the early 2000s. In my time as a Director I have served the Chamber in a variety of roles and offices. I served as President for two years, 2002-2004. I am currently the Vice President and Chair of the Personnel Committee.


Kristine Griffin- Treasurer
Term:
2015-2018
Business: Oak Valley Community Bank
Voice: (209) 599-9430
Email:
Kgriffin@ovcb.com
BIO: Kristine has managed Oak Valley Community Bank for over 11 years and has been in the banking industry for over 17 years. Her responsibilities include the overall leadership, profitability and productivity of the branch. Kristine is responsible for the procurement and development of all commercial, consumer accounts and loans. She and her family have called Ripon home since 2001. In addition to her professional accomplishments she has volunteered for several boards, serving under several different board roles, including United Way, Soroptimist, American Cancer Society, co-founded Ripon Community Fund and has been on the Chamber board for 10 years.


Danielle Pierce - Secretary
Term:
2015-2018
Business: Bank of Stockton Assistant Vice President
Voice: (209) 254.2102
Fax: (209) 254.2110
Email: 
daniellepierce@bankofstockton.com
BIO: I am currently Community Branch Manager of the Bank of Stockton’s Ripon office, where I have over 35 years banking experience.  I have been a member of the Ripon Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors since 1998.  Having been a Ripon resident for a majority of my lifetime affords me unique insight into the history and values of this amazing community.  In addition to serving on the Chamber board I am actively involved in the Ripon Rotary Club where I served as Club President in 2004 and currently serve as club treasurer.  My husband Jerry and I have been married for 30 years, reside in Ripon, and have three grown boys.

 To this day being involved in the Chamber fills me with a sense of excitement and I have a particular passion for our downtown.  I am encouraged by the positive changes I have seen take place in the Ripon Chamber’s role in recent years; changes that position it to better serve all members and the business community as a whole.  I look forward to the Chamber continuing to enhance our community while embracing the values that already make this community a great place to live and work.

Board Members:


Lori Adams
Term:
2017-2020
Business: TLC Real Estate
Voice: (209) 324-2579
Fax: (209) 599-8704
Email: loriadams@tlcrealtors.com
BIO:  Ripon & Manteca Realtor: Principal at TLC Real Estate formerly known as The Lori's & Company, Coach, Wife & Mother of 3, Grandmother and Ripon resident. My goal is to help others by sharing my real estate expertise with customers, neighbors, family and friends in Ripon and the Central Valley. With over 24 years in the real estate industry, I've learned so much and have a passion for helping others achieve their real estate goals by helping people make informed decisions. I have a passion for volunteering and giving back to the community, having served on the Ripon Chamber of Commerce board for over 11 years in the past, Past Rotary President and Board Member, currently on the Measure G Citizens Oversight Committee, and the Governmental Relations Committee.


Darryl Bartels
Term: 2015-2018
Business: State Farm Insurance Owner
Voice: (209)-599-2174
Fax: (209)-599-5242
Email: 
darrylbartels.b8n4@statefarm.com
BIO: I opened my doors for business on July 1, 1969 with my wife Michele as my assistant. In 1975 I purchased the property at 210 S. Stockton Ave. and built my office building. We offer all types of insurance coverage and are staffed by three emplyees. I have been married to Michele for 54 years. We have two sons and three grandchildren.




Dr. Debbie Daniels

Term: 2017-2020
Business:  Ripon Veterinary Hospital, Inc.
Voice: (209) 599-6153
Email: dr.debbie@velociter.net

BIO: Dr. Debbie Daniels graduated from U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1979. Prior to that she received a B.S. in Zoology in 1975 from U.C. Davis. Ripon Veterinary Hospital was founded by Dr. Daniels in 1984. She was a past president of Soroptimist International of Ripon, and was a past president of the Ripon Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Daniels also had a Relay for Life Team for 8 years.


 John Mangelos
Term:
2016-2019
Business: Mangelos Food Service Consulting
Voice: (209) 204-3462
Email:
johnmangelos@gmail.com
BIO: To come!


Tom Vermeulen
Term:
2015-2018
Business: Vermeulen & Co. an Accountancy Corp.
Voice: (209) 599-5051
Email: tom@vermeulencpa.com
BIO: Vermeulen & Company is a medium sized accounting firm employing 10 people. The firm was founded in 1981 with the goal of providing quality services to our clients, consistently.  Our business is growing your business.  We moved our main office to Ripon, California in 1991 and have enjoyed consistent growth since then.

Tom has degrees in both Business Administration and Agriculture.  He began work in public accounting in 1978.  Before opening his practice in Ripon in 1990, he worked in several public accounting firms and fortune 500 companies to gain valuable experience within the private sector. It was in these positions that he first began developing the concepts and implementing the use of key performance indicators and profitability forecasting. Tom has served as President of the San Joaquin Chapter of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants and as Chairperson of the Management of an Accounting Practice group. Tom has served on the boards of various not for profit organizations over the years.

Tom lives with his wife, Rochelle on their almond ranch in California.  Tom enjoys exploring the Sierra Mountains, travel, running, cycling, and woodworking.


Rob Wagner
Term:
2015-2018
Business: Bethany Home
Voice: (209) 599-4221
Email:
rwagner@bethanyripon.org 
BIO:
For over 20 years top companies have turned to Rob because of his ability to authentically connect with people.
Rob graduated from Westmont in 1998 with a degree in social science. Before and after he became a full-time student, he worked as an E.M.T. on a 9-1-1 ambulance for 9 years. He was also was a volunteer firefighter for 4 years in his hometown of Ripon, California. Following college, he began working as a cartographer and then a sales manager at Maps.com. He then joined the staff of his alma mater as director of the President’s Associates in February, 2003. In this role, Rob met with alumni and parents, thanking them for their support. He enjoyed finding ways to connect them with Westmont.

In early 2012, Rob got the opportunity to work for National Geographic's maps division. The life-long Californian moved his family from one coast to the other, settling near the water in Annapolis. At National Geographic, Rob quickly began to have an impact. He was able to print wall maps for classrooms on a water/tear proof paper, bringing them off the wall and into the hands of students.

Rob has returned to his hometown of Ripon California. He is working for Bethany Home as Director of Development and Communications. Rob is enjoying reconnecting with the community he grew up in. He's glad to be using his fundraising and marketing skills to help deepen the connection people in the area have with an amazing senior care facility.

In his spare time, Rob is a championship wrestler, well-mannered tea party guest, and master storyteller to his three children. His wife, Janice, is the alumni relations director at University of the year Pacific and they spend weekends exploring the Northern California.



Kyle Wolterstorff
Term: 2017-2020
Business: Principal Financial Group
Voice: (209) 527-5210
Email: wolterstorff.kyle@principal.com 
BIO: Financial Advisor – Principal Financial Group: Kyle is a long time resident of Ripon. He attended Ripon Christian K-12 and currently lives here with his wife, Danae. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministry from Simpson University in Redding. Kyle works as a financial advisor with Principal Financial Group, growing his practice in the central valley. He is serving on the Ambassador team for the Ripon Chamber. In his free time, Kyle enjoys being outdoors, whether on the golf course, camping or going to the beach.