Speakers: Craig & Arwyn Rodriguera
Topic: Update on Salvation Army Community Support/Activities
Lieutenants Craig & Arwyn Rodriguera are the Corps Officers (Pastors/Administrators) of The Salvation Army of Chico Community Center & Family Service Office located in Chapmantown. They were appointed to Chico on July 4th, 2014. Before committing their lives as Salvation Army Officers, Craig received his B.A. in History & a Masters in Education (Secondary Education) at Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu, HI; and was planning on pursuing a career teaching overseas. Arwyn received her B.A. in Cross-Cultural Ministries with a minor in Bible & Theology from Simpson University in Redding, CA. Arwyn was pursuing international refugee work and missions overseas. Arwyn was also the session president & valedictorian of her class (2012-2014) at The Salvation Army's seminary school called "College for Officer's Training at Crestmont", located in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. Craig & Arwyn have been married for over 6 years and are planning for a family. Lt. Craig is an active Chico Noon Rotarian. Both Lieutenants are involved in various local collaborative task forces in the chico community which include Homeless Prevention & Care, Emergency Disaster Response Teams, non-profit collaboration of social services, Love Chapmantown Coalition, Chico Pastors Together…to name a few. They are both convicted by their calling from God to serve others and meet needs without discrimination. They have a dedicated passion to restoring lives in their ministry and have committed their lives to serving wherever God leads them."
Speaker: Mary Goyen
Topic: Oroville Dam Disaster/Evacuation of Residents
Mary Goyen was born in West Berlin, Germany the daughter of an U.S. Army captain (Carle Goyen). Four years later her father left active duty military service and was hired by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Mary grew up in Los Angeles County, where she graduated from Saugus High School, obtained her AA from College of the Canyons and attended Cal State University, Northridge. She worked for 21 years at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Twenty of those years were in various positions within the Security Department.
In 2003 Mary decided to leave southern California for a quality of life change and moved to Butte County where she was hired by the Butte County Sheriff’s Department as a Public Safety Dispatcher. She is also a Communications Training Officer and a Tactical Dispatcher (deploying to the field with the SWAT team). In addition, Mary is on the Associate Faculty staff at Butte College where she is a certified instructor at the Butte College Law Enforcement Academy.
Mary owns 12 acres on top of Table Mountain in Oroville.
Speaker: Dr. Norm Rosene
Topic: Animal Rescue in Nepal, Indonesia, and St. Thomas
After graduating from Pleasant Valley High School in 1975, Norm received a B.S. in Zoology and a M.S. in Physiology from UC Davis, and then a D.D.S. (Dentistry) at UC San Francisco. Dr. Rosene has a private dental practice here in Chico (32 years now) and is the owner and winemaker of Odyssey Winery and Vineyards. Norm likes to fly, being a private pilot and Co-Founder, Board Member and Past President of the Chico Air Museum. He is a Board Member and Vice-President of the North Valley Animal Disaster Group and a Technical Rescue Responder and Instructor for the IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare). Norm and his wife Janice have been married 36 years.
The animal rescue organization of which Norm is a part is used as a model for others elsewhere in the world, and was the first one in the United States to be deployed by FEMA during a disaster.
Animal rescue training in Chico:
Speaker: Bill Smuda
Topic: Removing Explosive Mines From Iraq and Afghanistan
After growing up in the Chicago area, Bill spent four years as an enlisted diesel mechanic in the Air Force. Completing his BA and MA, he then went to work for the Department of the Navy as a civilian testing submarines. Later he transferred to the Department of the Army, specializing in robotics. The Navy sent Bill to the Post Graduate School in Monterey where he earned his doctorate. Since then, Bill
has been deployed several times using robotics in the clearing of minefields. Bill resides near Cherokee and is a good neighbor of Carle and Norma Goyen.
Speaker: Patricia Kemeny Macias, Board Director MONCA
Topic: MONCA (Museum of Northern California Art)
- Michigan State University
- Eastern Michigan University, BAE, MA
Arts Management and Administration
- Board President, Museum of Northern California Art, Chico, California
- Executive Director, 1078 Gallery, Chico, California
- President, Board of Directors, Visual Aid, San Francisco, California
- Coordinator, "Artventures" Program, Ann Arbor Art Center
- Chair, "Art St. Louis VII: The Exhibition," St. Louis, Missouri
- Program Committee, Art St. Louis
- Assistant Director, The Forum, St. Louis, Missouri
- Director of Education, Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, Missouri
- Orland High School, Orland, California
- Country Day After-school Artists Program
- California State University, Chico Ceramics and Art Education
- Torres Community Shelter, Chico, California
- Piedmont Unified School District, Piedmont, California
- Lois Blair Rawlings Educational Inspiration Award
- CAEA Ruth Jansen Award
- CAEA Award of Merit
- Art Educators Exhibit, Columbia, MO, Honorable Mention
- Project Teacher Award, Honorable Mention
- Elementary Art Teacher of the Year for State of Michigan
- Purchase Prize Award Recipient, Michigan Education Association