I am a lifelong resident of Nevada County, with generations of my family calling Nevada County home. I believe in our community and the people in it. I have spent much of my free time helping to make improvements in our community, and love that we can make a difference here locally.
I currently work with the City of Grass Valley and the Grass Valley Police Department on our local parks, as well as YMCA, Nevada County Citizens for Safe Parks, and United Way. I am lucky that my position as a Mortgage Advisor allows me to be out in the community so much.
United Way has always had a special place in my heart. I have volunteered with United Way for many years, and believe in our mission and the work we do in our community. I look forward to the future, I believe we have many great things happening in our community and we will continue to see efforts by groups and individuals to make improvements in the community. We are blessed to call Nevada County home!
I was born in San Francisco and raised in the South Bay Area. I had great parents that got me off to a good start. I moved up to Georgetown in 1976 to get away from the City life and get a taste of a small town. My first child was born in 1978 so I got a real job with UPS at the Auburn center and stayed with them until I retired in 2007. Along the way, I had 2 more children. My first route with UPS was downtown Grass Valley at Christmas time. I fell in love with the town and the area right away. Most of the routes I drove were in Nevada County so I can say that I have probably been to almost every house and on every street in this county. Once my kids started getting a little older I decided to start volunteering at United Way. I helped with the donor campaign at the Grass Valley UPS center and was on the board of United Way a couple of years later. I helped organize a few fundraising events like the “Million Dollar Hole in One” at Quail Valley Golf Course and a couple of softball tournaments.
I am now a Real Estate agent with Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty. Knowing this county and its residents so well made my second career choice a good one. In 2007 my wife Terri started to volunteer at United Way as an office helper. It wasn’t too long after that I became interested in volunteering again so I asked to be a part of the CRT process. This went on for a few years until I decided to be a member of the CIC Committee and get a little more involved. During this time, the board decided to refocus their attention on the 3 areas of concern that they felt were most important, Food, emergency shelter, and access to health care. I was in total agreement with this idea and impressed with the board's decision. It was soon after that decision was made that I was willing to return to the board and see how I could help.
Being a part of United Way allows me the privilege to meet and interact with many different agencies and the volunteers that make them work. There are some truly amazing volunteers in Nevada County. I refer to them as our “Rock Stars”. These people are dedicated and passionate about what they do and care deeply for the clients they have. I am honored to work with them and look forward to the years ahead. Helping others and volunteering is essential for a thriving and growing community as well as our own personal growth. Just the number of non-profits in Nevada County is evidence of what a caring community we live in. I love my town and I’m proud to be able to serve through United Way.
I have had the great pleasure of working in public education for 36 years
I was a teacher, a guidance counselor, and an administrator at the high
school, county office, and district office levels. I served as the local high
school district superintendent and retired in 2015 after finishing my career in
Education as the director of a career technical education program.
After earning my undergraduate degree at UC Davis, I attended UCLA for
teaching certification. I later received my Master’s Degree and Pupil
Personnel Services Credential at CSU Sacramento. Years later, also at
CSUS, I completed my Administrative Services Credential. I concluded my
formal education with a Doctoral Degree in Organizational Leadership at the
University of LaVerne.
I am a past member of Grass Valley Rotary and San Jose Rotary. I have
served as a board member for the following organizations: Partners in English
Language Learning (PiELL), California Association of Regional Occupational
Centers and Programs, and the Nevada County Association of California
I have been married to my husband, Michael, for 43 years. Michael retired
after teaching high school English for 38 years, which included 30 years at
Nevada Union High School. We have three adult sons: Joe, Nick, and Sam
(and two grandchildren, Malia and Jack). I enjoy hiking and playing tennis,
traveling, and visiting our sons and their families.
Serving on the Board at UWNC provides me with the opportunity to continue
to be active in the community and to support the work that helps those in
I was born and raised on the island of Trinidad and Tobago, located in the Caribbean. Both my parents were educators, so naturally, education was a forgone priority in my upbringing. I graduated with a B.S. in Psychology from California State University, Sacramento, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Metropolitan State University in Minneapolis, MN. I am a Realtor at Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty. My professional background is that of working as an Accountant in the corporate world in Minneapolis, as well as an Internal Auditor for the State of Minnesota, and a Banker at Wells Fargo Bank prior to that. Apart from my professional endeavors, my passion for community involvement has always taken precedence as a personal commitment. In St. Paul, MN, I served on the Board of Ally People Solutions, a local non-profit whose mission is to assist those with intellectual disabilities in the community find job placement.
I live in Penn Valley with my husband and two wonderful children. Our family loves exploring the great outdoors here in this beautiful Gold Country. I am proud to be a part of United Way of Nevada County because of the great programs that we support that help Nevada County’s residents thrive.
I grew up in Nevada County and upon returning in 2018, I opened the Law Office of Beau Mayfield in Penn Valley. In coming back to our close-knit community, I continue to find it important to look out for one another and to do all that you can to make this community feel like home for all of Nevada County’s citizens, and particularly for those that need a helping hand.
Currently, my law practice is primarily focused on estate planning (wills and trusts), business and personal injury. I believe in three pillars of practicing law; ethical advice, practical legal counsel, and to be a neighbor first and an attorney second. I also teach a business law class as a part-time faculty member of Sierra College.
My career experience includes a judicial clerkship in the First Circuit-State of Hawai'i for the Honorable Judge Edward H. Kubo Jr, partner and founder of Mayfield and Yen, LLP, and Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel for GWG Holdings, Inc., a publicly listed financial services firm. While at GWG, I also served as the Acting Secretary and managed Board communications, meeting minutes, and Board resolutions for the SEC regulated public company. I graduated in 2008 from the University of the Pacific-McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California and completed my undergrad degree in Native American Studies at UC-Davis.
I enjoy spending my free time with my growing family, wife Sue and two young children. I also enjoy golfing, gardening and every activity that explores the outdoor wonder of the Sierras (fishing, camping, and hiking).
United Way of Nevada County
Physical: 202 Providence Mine Rd. Suite 107 Nevada City, CA 95959 ~ Mailing: P.O. Box 2733 Grass Valley, CA 95945
United Way of Nevada County is a 501(c) 3 organization
Tax ID# 68-0007201
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