Chuck Allen, born in North Monterey County, has always lived in the Pajaro Valley. His community involvement began at age 10 with his first 4-H exhibit at the Santa Cruz County Fair. Chuck graduated from Watsonville High School in 1958, and California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo in 1963 with a B.S. degree in Agricultural Business. In 1964, Chuck began his career in real estate, with a short gap from 1965 to 1969, when he was Fair Manager. His real estate career included development of subdivisions, property sales, and management. Chuck is a committed community volunteer—positions included president of PVHA in 1972; a Director for the P.V. Chamber of Commerce; a Council Member for the Salvation Army; a current Director for the Agricultural History Project; and chaired the Watsonville Fly-In Committee for 3 years. Chuck and Ramona, his wife for 30 years, work together in real estate, and as volunteers for the betterment of the community. We are delighted to welcome Chuck back to the Board of Directors for PVHA.
Judy Doering-Nielsen is acting President of the PVHA Board. She had been in banking for thirty-four years. She was involved in City Government for eight years, serving as Watsonville's mayor for one and a half years. Judy received the Chamber of Commerce Woman of the Year award in 2004. Judy has been a member of PVHA since 2000 and has been on the Board of Directors since April 2004.
Luann Lauesen was born and raised in Watsonville. She is a financial advisor with Edward Jones Investments. In addition to serving as a director for the PVHA, Luann is also member and Past President of Soroptimist International of Watsonville, former Chairperson of the Board for the Pajaro Valley Chamber of Commerce, and is currently on the Board of Watsonville Community Hospital. In her free time she enjoys cooking and baking.
Ralph Jacobs is an Illinois native. He was educated at the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Civil Engineering, and the Navy Post Graduate School, with a M.S. in Meteorology. He is a retired Naval Officer with 26 years of service and with a second career as a CPA. Ralph has been a resident of the Pajaro Valley since 1997. We are delighted to welcome Ralph to the Board of Directors for PVHA.