Board Directors

Mitch Blumberg
Peter Brooks
Cindy Melland
Fem Ontiveros
Curt Sauer
Jim Schooler
56711 29 Palms Hwy.
Yucca Valley, CA 92284

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Cindy Melland
Publisher of Hi-Desert Publishing and General Manger of the Valley Independent Printing, Cindy has been actively involved in the Morongo Basin Communities since 1985. She has served on the Boards of the Boys and Girls Club, the Yucca Valley Rotary Club, the Hi-Desert Medical Foundation, Desert Regional Tourism Agency and the Tri-Valley Little League. She currently holds memberships in the Yucca Valley Rotary Club, the Youth Sports Park coalition, and the Morongo Basin Historical Society.  Her businesses are members of the Chambers of Commerce of Yucca Valley, 29 Palms and Desert Hot Springs.  Cindy has been a member and a board member of the Basin Wide Foundation since 1999.
Peter Brooks
Peter Brooks is a former US Marine infantry officer and two-time Iraq War veteran based out of 29 Palms and current business leader in the water industry. Peter is the Vice President of AquaTecture, a company developing a  innovative water and wastewater technologies and services. Peter has a BA, MBA, and MPP all from Harvard University. He is a member of the Public Advisory Committee of the Hi Desert Water District and a board member of the Warrior-Scholar Project, a college preparation boot camp for military veterans. Peter has a home in Flamingo Heights with his wife Lily Stockman, an artist, writer, and entrepreneur. They have a daughter.
Jim Schooler
Morongo Basin resident for 39 years
Realtor with Inspire Real Estate
Tournament Director, Hawk’s Landing Golf
Retired from Town of Yucca Valley - Director of Community Services
Board Member, Basin Wide Foundation
President, Yucca Valley High School Career Pathways Foundation
Secretary/Membership Director, Lincoln Club of the Morongo Basin
Attends Joshua Springs Calvary Chapel
Five grown children, three grandsons, one granddaughter.
Fem Ontiveros
Yucca Valley resident since 1989
Current position:  Administrative Pastor, Joshua Springs Calvary Chapel School Administrator, Joshua Springs Christian School. On staff since 1999. Formerly: Vice President, Branch Manager: Home Savings of America, where he worked for 18 years
Involvement: Board Member, President of Yucca Valley Kiwanis Club; Board Member, Morongo Basin United Way; Director, Hi Desert Medical Center Foundation; Attends Joshua Springs Calvary Chapel
Family: Married to Cindy Ontiveros; 4 Sons, 1 granddaughter.