Board & Staff

The Empire Ranch Foundation is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

2020-2021 Board of Directors

  • Faith Boice, President
  • Raymond Patrone, Vice President
  • Marti Conroy, Secretary
  • Christine Haaksma, Treasurer
  • Steve Boice
  • Don Butler
  • William Dobias
  • Dave McNamara
  • Jean Olmsted
  • Nick Olmsted
  • Kimberly Patterson
  • Bill Schock
  • Kristin Tomlinson
  • Joanne Triplett
  • Timothy Vail


Administrative Director

Email:  Phone: (888) 364-2829

Are you interested in serving on the Board?

Do you want to help shape the future of the Empire Ranch? Consider serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the Empire Ranch Foundation. Each member serves a three-year term, attends board meetings held every other month, and volunteers at special outreach and fundraising events. For more information, contact the ERF Administrator.

Past ERF Presidents

  • Gerald Korte (1997-1998)
  • Carey Ingram (1998-1999)
  • Steve Boice (1999-2001)
  • Marion Hyland (2001-2002)
  • Richard Schorr (2002-2004)
  • Sarah Miller (2004-2006)
  • Laurel Wilkening (2006-2007)
  • Alison Bunting (2007-2009)
  • Carla Kerekes Martin (2009-2012)
  • Ron Martin (2012-2015)

 Advisory Committee

Jerri Blackman, Alison Bunting, James Cosbey, “Bunker” DeFrance, Frank S. Hedgcock, Susan Ingram Hughes,  John Komrada, Gerald Korte,  Carla Kerekes Martin, Ron Martin, Kathie Maynard, Susan McDonald, Sarah Miller, Jean Olmsted, Nick Olmsted, Robin L. Pinto, Sally Pyne, Gene Raymond, Cheryl Rogos, Tom Rogos, Richard Schorr, Peggy Theibert, David Yubeta