David Bains has spent over thirty years in Aerospace as Engineer and Program Manager, with Mechanical and Electrical Engineering responsibilities. Management experience includes managing People, Budgets, Programs and Workloads. Engineering experience includes Systems, Design, Certification, Analysis, 6 Sigma Quality, Test and Product Support. He currently is employed by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, and has also worked for General Electric Aircraft Engines, Douglas Aircraft Co., Garrett Airesearch Manufacturing Co. and Hughes Aircraft Co. Mr. Bains received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Long Beach in May 1983. Mr. Bains joined the Lewis Center Board in 2004.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
14200 Kirkham Way
Poway, CA 92064
Duberly Beck, Director
Duberly is the owner of Beck's Tax
& Business Services, LLC, in Fontana, CA. and has been in the tax and
financial business for over 16 years. Duberly graduated from California
State University San Bernardino with a Bachelor of Science in International
Business with a minor in Accounting and received her M.B.A from Cal State San
Bernardino as well. Duberly has also dedicated the last 12 years advocating for
youth and family programs, most importantly foster children. Three words that
describe Duberly are: Knowledgeable, Experienced and Dedicated!
Duberly Beck joined the Lewis Center Board and the Norton School Board
Committee in 2013.
Beck's Tax & Business Services, LLC
17087 Orange Way, Suite B
Fontana, CA 92336
H.O. "Bud" Biggs, Chairman of the Board
H.O. "Bud" Biggs has been in the cement business since 1962. He started his career with Kaiser Cement in Cupertino, California and worked through various jobs in quality control and concrete research labs until 1980. He graduated in 1980 from San Jose State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry. He held various management jobs with Kaiser and Hanson Cement through 1988 when Mitsubishi Cement purchased the Cushenbury CA plant. He was production manager and plant manager through 2006 and is presently VP of Operations, responsible for the Cushenbury plant and Long Beach import facility. Mr. Biggs joined the Lewis Center Board in 1994 and has been Chairman of the Board since 1995.
Buck Goodspeed, after more than 30 years in
petroleum distribution and services, has transitioned to property
management, consulting and sales with Give-A LLC and the Goodspeed
Group based in Hesperia. He is looking forward to the next 30 years
of supporting the educational community of the High Desert and Inland Empire. Mr. Goodspeed was honored to join the Lewis Center Board in 2008.
Goodspeed Group Inc.
14665 Bear Valley Rd., Ste. F
Hesperia, CA 92345 Give-A LLC P.O. Box 401912
Hesperia, CA 92340-1912
Phone: (760) 885-8676
Andrew Jaramillo, Secretary
Andrew Jaramillo is President of Andrew J. Jaramillo Insurance and Financial Services, Inc. in Victorville, CA. Mr. Jaramillo has been in the insurance and financial planning business since 1964 and most of his clientele are educators. His dedication to the improvement of education is so significant that he serves on many boards, such as the Alliance for Education for San Bernardino County. He conducts seminars throughout the state of California and is now expanding to cover nationwide seminars. Mr. Jaramillo joined the Lewis Center Board in 2005.
Andrew J. Jaramillo Insurance and Financial Services
15402 W. Sage St., Suite 105
P.O. Box 1497
Victorville, CA 92393-1497
Phone: (760) 245-8638
Scott Johnson is a member of the Army National Guard and a Public Affairs Officer for Metrolink. Mr. Johnson received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State University in 1999 and completed a Masters in Public Administration at California State University, San Bernardino in 2010. He has served as the Public Information Officer for the Moreno Valley Unified School District and Publications Director for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. Mr. Johnson joined the Lewis Center Board in 2011.
Lamb is currently serving as the Interim President/CEO of the Lewis Center for
Educational Research.Prior to this
position she was the Chief Academic Officer. Her tenure at the LCER/Academy for
Academic Excellence (AAE) began in July 2008. During this time, she has served
in the roles of AAE Teacher, AAE Middle School Vice Principal and AAE K-12
Principal. Lisa began her career in Barstow Unified School District as a
teacher, and then administrator, working with a largely underserved student
population. In 2005, she was honored as the WalMart Teacher of the Year and
also the Teacher of the Year for Barstow Junior High School. Currently, she is
an active member of the California Charter School Association (CCSA), CCSA
Capitol Advocacy Leaders Liaison, CAHELP Governance Council, Apple Valley
Chamber of Commerce, and the Victor Valley Chamber of Commerce. Lisa holds a MA
in Educational Administration from California State University San Bernardino,
a MA in Curriculum and Instruction from Chapman University and a BA in Liberal
Studies from California Baptist University.
Lewis Center for Educational Research
17500 Mana Rd.
Apple Valley, CA 92307
Phone: (760) 946-5414 x243
Robert Lovingood, Director
Lovingood is Chairman of ICR Staffing and Industrial Commodity Recruiters in
Victorville, CA. He founded Hi Desert Personnel Service in 1989, which was
purchased in 1996 by Comarco, Inc. Mr. Lovingood continued to serve there as
President until 2000. In 2001, he started an engineering contract and
recruitment service, Industrial Commodity Recruiters, and an interactive web
posting site, DegreedJobs.com. ICR Staffing added temporary staffing services
to the professional recruitment in 2004. Mr. Lovingood was elected in 2012 as
the First District County Supervisor, serving as an advocate for San Bernardino
County constituents, encouraging business growth to create jobs, and focusing
on public safety. Since being appointed as Vice Chair of the Board of Supervisors
in 2015, he continues to offer valuable leadership and governance within the
County. Mr. Lovingood is also actively focused on the region's transportation
needs as current President of San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG).
Mr. Lovingood joined the Lewis Center Board in 1996 and continues to serve the
organization well, offering valuable insight and leadership.
ICR Staffing / Industrial Commodity Recruiters
14360 St. Andrews, Ste. 1
Victorville, CA 92395
Phone: (760) 245-8384
Kirtland Mahlum, Director
Kirt Mahlum is a retired court commissioner and was with the San Bernardino Superior Court since 1997. Prior to that he was a practicing attorney in the high desert since 1972. Mr. Mahlum received his Juris Doctor degree in 1969 from California Western University School of Law and his Bachelors in Economics from the University of California at Davis in 1966. He is a past president of the Barstow Unified School District Board of Trustees and is currently the President of the Spring Valley Lake Home Owners Association Board of Directors. Mr. Mahlum joined the Lewis Center Board in 2009.
the owner/managing member of Starfox Financial Services, LLC of Apple
Valley, a fee based financial group, serving the unique needs of the high
net worth investor. Jose was born in Mexico, but was raised
in Southern California, where he graduated high school and then joined
the Air Force for 8 years as a weather specialist. He operated several
different businesses in the High Desert, but has spent the last twenty
years in the financial arena. His faith, his family and finance is what
makes Jose passionate about what he does. His experience and aptitude for
finance allows him to assist others build wealth, while allowing him to
personally give back to the community. Jose serves in several community
organizations and on non-profit Boards, including Rotary International
of Apple Valley, Southern California Rush Club Soccer, and joined the Lewis
Center Board in 2008.
Piercy founded the Lewis Center for Educational Research in Apple
Valley, CA and retired in 2014. He has been a K-12 teacher, Vice Principal, Principal and President/CEO. It was during his years as an elementary teacher that he
conceived the idea of the Apple Valley Science and Technology Center, now known
as the Lewis Center for Educational Research.
D. Kevin Porter, Director
Kevin Porter is a partner in the firm Caldwell, Kennedy and Porter in Victorville, CA. Mr. Porter graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1982, and from Citrus Belt Law School with a Juris Doctorate in 1992. He was admitted to the California State Bar in 1992. Mr. Porter joined the Lewis Center Board in 1997.
Caldwell, Kennedy & Porter
15476 West Sand Street
Victorville, CA 92392
Phone: (760) 245-1637
Peter Torres, Director
Peter Torres is a Real Estate
Broker with Century 21 Beachside. After
working with H&R Block for 2 years, he decided to become a Realtor in 2004 and
help families become homeowners.In 2012,
he became more involved with California Association of Realtors and joined the
Board of Directors where he serves as Director and is on the Legislative Committee
and Government and Finance Taxation Committee. He also serves as President for the Inland
Gateway Association of Realtors from the Riverside, Norco and Corona area. He has had several sales and top production
awards. Peter Torres is married, has 2 children and loves to
travel.Mr. Torres joined the Lewis
Center Board in 2016.
Stringham is founder and President of PrintMart in Victorville, CA, currently
one of the leading printers in the Victor Valley that continually strives to
grow and serve the community. He also founded Precision Data Products in 1992
which currently serves over 10,000 schools nationwide by providing them with
optical mark reading forms used for data collection.Mr. Stringham graduated in 1976 from
University of Southern Utah with a Bachelor of Science in Business. Mr.
Stringham joined the Lewis Center Board in 2005.
16785 Bear Valley Road
Hesperia, CA 92345
Phone: (760) 949-3377
Marcia Vargas, Director
Marcia Vargas retired as the Executive
Director of 2-Way CABE and has been involved with two-way bilingual/dual
immersion programs for over 20 years.Prior
to her position with 2-Way CABE, Ms. Vargas worked as Curriculum Coordinator
for Dual (Two-Way) Immersion Programs for the San Bernardino County
Superintendent of Schools office.During
her educational career, she also worked as a bilingual classroom teacher,
bilingual resource teacher and bilingual coordinator.She has taught classes at the university
level for California State University, Los Angeles, California State
University, Long Beach, Claremont Graduate University and most recently taught
a class, Foundations for Dual Language
Education, for the University of California at Riverside.Ms. Vargas has a B.S. from Cal Poly, Pomona,
M.A. from California State University, San Bernardino and has completed class
work toward a doctorate at the University of Southern California. Ms. Vargas joined the Lewis Center Board in
Weatherspoon-Bell works for the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.
Mrs. Weatherspoon-Bell has accumulated over 18 years of parent volunteer
service to the Apple Valley Unified School District. She serves on the Board of
Directors for some key Non-Profit
organizations focused primarily on education, healthcare,
women and children's whole health issues. Mrs. Weatherspoon-Bell joined
the Lewis Center Board in 2007.
San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors
12474 Cottonwood Ave., Suite A
Victorville, CA 92395
Phone: (760) 995-8100
Rick Wolf, Director
Mr. Rick Wolf retired from public school service in 2006 following thirty-seven (37) years experience as a regular classroom teacher, a Special Education instructor, elementary school principal, and District Director of Student Services. Currently Mr. Wolf serves the Apple Valley Unified School District on a part-time basis as the Expulsion Hearing Chairperson and the District representative on the Lewis Center/ AAE Board of Directors. Mr. Wolf received his Masters Degree in Education from California State University, San Bernardino in 1981.
Apple Valley Unified School District
12555 Navajo Rd.
Apple Valley, CA 92038