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The Rancho Bernardo Recreation Council

Members of the Rancho Bernardo Recreation Council volunteer their time to ensure the entire Community Park is enjoyed by all residents.

The Recreation Council meets the first Wednesday of each month,
7pm at the Stewart Glassman Recreation Center.

Rancho Bernardo Recreation Council Members

Robin Kaufman, President
Kelly Batten, Vice President
Sally Grigoriev, Treasurer
Steve Ron, Secretary
Jeff Neyhouse
Dani Antique
Kati Newbanks
Mike Gaylord
David Arnold

 

Robin Kaufman, President

-Resident of Rancho Bernardo since 1975
-Co-Lead for Rancho Bernardo Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). A member since 2007
-Westwood District Coordinator for Neighborhood Watch
-President of Rancho Bernardo Community Council, Member since 2000
-Vice President of Rancho Bernardo Community Council 2001-2002
-President of Rancho Bernardo Community Council 2003-2008
-Vice President of Rancho Bernardo Community Council 2009-present
-President of Rancho Bernardo Community Council 2010-present
-Member of Rancho Bernardo Traffic and Transportation Committee 2000-present
-Co-chair Rancho Bernardo Traffic and Transportation Committee 2005-2008
-Member of Rancho Bernardo Maintenance Assessment District 2000-present
-Chair of RB Maintenance Assessment District 2003-2005
-Member of Rancho Bernardo Public Safety Committee 2000- present
-Chair of Rancho Bernardo Public Safety Committee –2006
-Member of the Rancho Bernardo Government Relations Committee 2000-present
-Chair of the Rancho Bernardo Community Council’s Public Relations Committee 2007-2010
-Member of the Rancho Bernardo Community Planning Group 2001-2009
-Vice Chair of the Rancho Bernardo Community Planning Group 2005-2007
-Member of the Rancho Bernardo Regional Issues Committee 2000-2009
-Member of the Rancho Bernardo Development Review Committee 2000-2009
-Inducted into the Rancho Bernardo Hall of Fame 2004
-Vice President of the Rancho Bernardo Hall of Fame 2007-2009
-President of Rancho Bernardo Hall of Fame 2010-present
-Member of the Rancho Bernardo Recreation Council 1999 – 2007
-Member of Rancho Bernardo Recreation Council 2008-present
-Vice President of the Rancho Bernardo Recreation Council 2002
-President of the Rancho Bernardo Recreation Council 2003-2006
-Recording Secretary for Rancho Bernardo Recreation Council 2008-2009
-Treasurer of Rancho Bernardo Recreation Council 2010-present
-Dog Park Liaison for the Rancho Bernardo Off Leash Dog Park 2002-present
-President of San Diego Love On A Leash, a chapter of a national pet provided therapy organization 2005-present
-Founder and President of San Diego Standard Poodle Social Club, with over 400 members 1999 to present.
-Developed a weekly community e-newsletter which is distributed to approximately 1,000 residents 2005-present
-Recipient of the San Diego North Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year Award 2003-2004
-Received proclamation by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors of Robin Kaufman Day on March 27, 2008.
Kelly Batten, Vice President

I was born and raised in Rancho Bernardo. My parents were the first homeowners in the Westwood subdivision and watched Rancho Bernardo grow. My brother and I spent our summers at the Westwood Club as kids and then the "New Fields" (as we called it at the time) aka RB Community Park opened, giving our community a great venue to play soccer and softball/baseball.

Now my husband and I are raising our 4 kids in Rancho Bernardo and we enjoy spending our time at the Community Park. My older girls play competitive soccer and all 3 of my girls play softball. I do my best to stay involved with recreation in the community to ensure all our kids continue to have a great place to play.

When I'm not on the soccer or softball field watching my kids, I work for San Diego City Councilmember Lorie Zapf as her Deputy Chief of Staff. We both share passion for providing opportunities for youth and enhancing the City's Parks and Recreation programs.

My husband, Patrick and I met at San Diego State and have been married for over 15 years. He is currently serving in the USMC.
Sally Grigoriev, Treasurer

A San Diego native living in Rancho Bernardo since 1994 and a 2nd generation California native.

I’m married with 2 children, one in College and the younger attending Rancho Bernardo High School.

I am currently the President of 2 local non-profit youth sports organizations including San Diego Soccer Club, and actively participate on the board of 2 others in addition to volunteering at Rancho Bernardo High School. I have volunteered supporting youth sports and education in our area for over 15 years.

I’m a former Sr. Executive with Global Manufacturing and Engineering responsibility for several large Medical Device firms and am currently the owner of a Medical Device Operations and Manufacturing consultancy.

I have been recognized both professionally and for my volunteer work and have been published numerous times for my work in Lean Manufacturing and am a Certified Lean Master, a certified Engineer and a Six Sigma expert. I have a BS in Chemical Engineering, from UC Santa Barbara.

I have been passionate about sports since I was very young and enjoy supporting and being a part of our community.

  Steve Ron, Secretary

RB Westwood resident since 1984
2 children graduated Westwood Elementary School, Bernardo Heights Middle School, and RB High School

Currently:
USSF Soccer Referee (20 years)
Little League Umpire (20 years)

Previously:
RB Girls Basketball President, Vice-President, Secretary, Coach, Referee
RB Little League Umpire in Chief, Coach
RB Girls Softball Coach, Umpire
Ramona Rec Basketball Referee
National Junior Basketball Referee
Westwood Club Board Vice-President
RB Community Council
RB Planning Board

Employment:
Project Manager, County of San Diego, Department of Public Works

Education:
MBA, Finance, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
MS, Urban Planning, Florida State University
BA, Political Science, University of Michigan

Mike Gaylord

RB Westwood resident since 1984
2 children graduated Westwood Elementary School, Bernardo Heights Middle School, and RB High School

Currently:
USSF Soccer Referee (20 years)
Little League Umpire (20 years)

Previously:
RB Girls Basketball President, Vice-President, Secretary, Coach, Referee
RB Little League Umpire in Chief, Coach
RB Girls Softball Coach, Umpire
Ramona Rec Basketball Referee
National Junior Basketball Referee
Westwood Club Board Vice-President
RB Community Council
RB Planning Board

Employment:
Project Manager, County of San Diego, Department of Public Works

Education:
MBA, Finance, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
MS, Urban Planning, Florida State University
BA, Political Science, University of Michigan

- Dani Antique

Resident of Rancho Bernardo since 1988
My paternal grandparents moved to Rancho Bernardo in 1976 from New Jersey and our family never left San Diego!
My maternal grandmother was a Realtor in Rancho Bernardo and Poway since the 1960's and tells me stories of all the growth she's witnessed "if I knew then, what I know now...I'd have taken my commissions in land instead of money!"
Attended Chaparral Elementary, Bernardo Heights Middle School, and Rancho Bernardo High School
Married 17 years
Raising 3 children; attending Chaparral Elementary (8 year old), Bernardo Heights Middle School (13 year old), and Rancho Bernardo High School (15 year old)
Previous member of the Rancho Bernardo Pop Warner Board for 3 years
Coached Rancho Bernardo Pop Warner Cheer for 3 years
Currently serving my third year on the Rancho Bernardo Recreation Council
Local small business owner; running a large child home day care
My two boys play football, my oldest on Varsity at RBHS. My daughter is a gymnast, just starting her competitive gymnastics career and was previously a cheerleader. We are very sport oriented and involved with our kids activities
My husband is currently volunteer coaching JV Boys basketball at RBHS, but used to be the head JV Coach at both RBHS and Del Norte HS in years past
Our family loves Rancho Bernardo and are proud to be members of such a great family oriented community


Jeff Neyhouse

Rancho Bernardo resident since 2000

Married 19 years with three daughters

Engineer at Solar Turbines Incorporated

First year as an RB Recreation Council member

7 years as an RB Girls Softball League member

Current Vice President of RB Girls Softball League



Katie Newbanks

Grew up in Westwood, attended Westwood Elementary, Meadowbrook Middle School and Mt. Carmel High School

Married 12 years

Two children attend Westwood Elementary and Bernardo Heights Middle School

Drama/Musical Theater Director at BHMS

Teacher at Christian Youth Theater

Member of the Rancho Bernardo Community Council 4 years

Westwood Elementary PTA Board Member

President BHMS Choir Boosters

Member of the Rancho Bernardo Recreation Council