Board of Directors

Bob Ahders crpdf board member

Bob Ahders

B.B.A.–University of Iowa
M.B.A.–Golden Gate University
U.S.A.F–served as instructor pilot
Southwest Airlines–30 years as a checkpilot Southwest Airlines–served as Chief Pilot in charge of Oakland crew base for 9 years Retired in 2004


Tony Asaro

Tony grew up in Carmichael, graduated from La Sierra High School, and attended Sacramento State University. He is a motivational speaker & founder O.A.K. tree, Five pillars of Character. Tony has served as a Youth Program Director for the Northeast YMCA Sacramento and Greater Palo Alto YMCA, was a Career Center Counselor and Community Schools Director for San Juan Unified School District, and a small business owner. For 14 seasons, Tony was part of the Big Show as the V.P. of Community Relations Director for the Sacramento River Cats Baseball Club. Tony and his wife, Nanci, have four children and three grandchildren.

Sandie Dunn crpdf board member

Sandra K. Dunn

Ms. Dunn is an attorney.  She retired in 2013 from the firm of Somach Simmons & Dunn.  Ms. Dunn was one of the founding lawyers of the firm and served as managing shareholder from 2001 to 2002.  Since her retirement Ms. Dunn continues to work part-time for the Sacramento Water Forum as an independent contractor to Somach Simmons & Dunn.

Ms. Dunn’s background also includes the Attorney General of the State of Wyoming, the U.S. Senate, the U.S. Department of the Interior, and the U.S. Department of Justice.  She entered private practice in 1990.  Ms. Dunn practices in the area of water, federal reclamation law, federal and state environmental law, including, NEPA, CEQA, and the Endangered Species Act, and all phases of litigation in federal and state courts.  She received her J.D. from the University of Wyoming in 1979, and is admitted to the State Bars of Wyoming and California.

Duane Faitel, president of D Net Marketing

Duane Faitel

Duane is a very happy and proud resident of Carmichael.  He loves living near the mountains, parks, lakes and rivers to pursue his outdoor passions as an avid, snow skiier, mountain biker and sailer.

Duane is the owner and president of D Net Marketing, an internet marketing company he founded in 2010 to serve local business owners with a professional and effective online presence.  He is the webmaster for the foundation and is assisting the board with marketing efforts.


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Ken Hall

Ken Hall is a 40 year resident of Carmichael and serves on the Foundation Board because of his care for the parks of our community.  Ken describes parks as a cornerstone of a caring community and as an essential part of youth, family, senior and cultural services.  Beautification of our parks is an important goal in Ken’s service.

Ken’s career has included service in the State Capitol and development of a firm, School Services of California, to serve the business side of public schools throughout the state.  The non profit Carmichael Parks Foundation Board is a great way for Ken to give back to his community.


Missy Herrick

Resident of Carmichael and proudly serving on the Foundation Board.




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Gary Hursh

Gary is currently a member of a committee to create a Property and Business Improvement District (PBID) for Carmichael to improve its business environment.  Gary was previously a member of the Carmichael Community Action Plan and the Fair Oaks Boulevard Concept Plan Committee, which developed plans to revitalize the business community in Carmichael.  Gary is a past President of the Carmichael Chamber of Commerce, a former appointed member of the Sacramento Policy Planning Commission, and a former elected member of the Board of Director of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District.


Mike Koerner crpdf board member

Michael Koerner

Resident of Carmichael for nearly 40 years…retired school district administrator with San Juan Unified School District for 32 years.  Married to Debbie Koerner  with two children and three grandchildren.

Served for 9 years on Carmichael Recreation and Park District Advisory Board, founder and/or board member of several community-based organizations, member of Carmichael Kiwanis Club and Euphonium player with Capitol Pops Concert Band.  Currently an assistant coach for granddaughters Carmichael Stingers soccer team and second grade classroom volunteer at Cameron Ranch School.

Kiaran Locy

Resident of Carmichael and proudly serving on the Foundation Board.

Paul C. Pennington, CFP® crpd board member

Paul C. Pennington, CFP®

Paul started in financial planning in 1974 by teaching classes on financial planning, estate planning, and real estate at American River College. These classes were taught while he was in banking. In 1984, He went into financial planning full-time and has been a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) since 1986.

He received his Bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of San Francisco, an AA in general business from American River College, and teaching credentials at Sacramento State University. He graduated from the University of Colorado Graduate School of Business.

He is a principal at Pennington Financial Group in Gold River, CA, specializing in estate planning, retirement planning, tax planning, and portfolio management.

Sharon Ruffner crpdf board member

Sharon Ruffner

Sharon Ruffner and her husband Bob are lifelong Carmichael residents where both graduated from San Juan Unified District schools. Sharon retired from the San Juan Unified School District in 2014 after 37 years in the Technology Services department providing training and support. Sharon has led Fitness classes for CRPD since 1988 (including Aqua Aerobics at the now defunct beloved pool). The Ruffner home is directly across from the southwest baseball diamond at Carmichael Park where they enjoy watching games year round and are members of the Adcote Way neighborhood watch.

Peter Tateishi

Peter Tateishi

In January of 2015, Peter became President and CEO of the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce where he is responsible for the long-term planning, administration and management of the operation activities, personnel and programs. He has been a lifelong resident of the Sacramento region where he has seen the region grow and prosper.

Prior to his current position with the Metro Chamber, Peter has served in numerous leadership roles including CEO to the Sacramento Regional Builders Exchange (SRBX), Chief of Staff to former US Congressman Dan Lungren, and numerous board and commissions including the Carmichael Recreation and Park District Board of Directors, the Carmichael/Old Foothill Farms Planning Commission and was named “Honorary Mayor of Carmichael” in 2009 and 2010.