Mark Yates earned his degree in business finance from California State University Fullerton. As COO of the Wealth Strategies Group, he currently manages their Apple Valley branch. He’s also a Certified Financial Planner and registered representative of Securities America, Inc.
Frecia Johnson received her Master’s and Doctor of Philosophy in Intercultural Studies, from the Fuller Seminary School of Intercultural Studies. She’s the Owner of Johnson Real Estate Group, Inc. and has been a commercial real estate broker for 45 years.
Rick Piercy founded the Lewis Center for Educational Research — home of the premier charter school the Academy for Academic Excellence in Apple Valley, CA. His family has lived in the High Desert since 1945, when his grandparents relocated for a new job with the Victorville Lime Rock Plant.
Steve Stewart studied history and political science at the University of Michigan. He joined the Army Reserves in 2000 and continues to serve, ranked as a Major. He has been deployed for two tours, one in the U.S. and one in Afghanistan.