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Leadership & Staff

Dedicated Stewards of the Forest


San Bernardino Peak

JAMES ASHER, President

James Asher joined the Board of Directors in October 2011 to help oversee restoration projects and stewardship management of the Arrowhead Ridge site in Lake Arrowhead, California.  He is a longtime San Bernardino mountain resident and is semi-retired.  James holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry from Oregon State University and is a Registered Professional Forester. 

POLLY SAUER, Vice President

Polly Sauer joined the Board of Directors in May 2012.  Polly enjoyed a career ovrseas for 20 year as an international consultant, an officer and corporate vice president of Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc., and president of Korea Britannica Corporation and Britannica Philippines, Inc.  She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications and Theatre Arts from University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point.

BILL ENGS, Ph.D., Secretary

Bill Engs joined the San Bernardino Mountains Land Trust Board of Directors in 1997.  He has served as President since 2006 and has taken the lead in developing policies, procedures and standard operating practices as well as other elements of governance for the organization.  He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Organization and Management from the University of Oregon.


Peter Jorris co-founded the San Bernardino Mountains Land Trust in 1995.  He is a former land surveyor and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz.  He worked as a volunteer for the organization for twelve years before assuming a dual role as Board Member and Executive Director in 2007.


Caren Cassidy, a long time mountain resident is the Treasurer for the San Bernardino Mountains Land Trust.  She is an Interior Designer and received her Interior Design Certification from the University of California, Riverside.  Caren also studied Music at California State University, San Bernardino.  She was a music critic for the university and for The Sun-Telegram in San Bernardino, California. 


Kevin Kellems holds the position of Projects Manager for the San Bernardino Mountains Land Trust.  His chief function is identifying the top acquisition sites, prioritizing each project and carrying out all complex real estate transactions.  Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology.





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