Board of Directors

Larry Cook, Chairman

Dr. Tim Krantz, Vice Chairman

Rob Richmond, Executive Director

Sam Trad, Treasurer

Deborah Keyes, Secretary

Betsy DeTurk

Ruth Greyraven

Ann Richmond

Sherli Leonard, Representative for City of Redlands

Beahta Davis, Representative for Regional Parks

Dick Riddell, Representative for City of Yucaipa

Dr. Timothy Krantz, Vice Chairman

Dr. Timothy Krantz is a professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Redlands.  He has been involved with the CHOSC since 1998, for most of that time as its Chairman. He is a botanist and ornithologist, with 40 years of experience working in the field of environmental planning and environmental impact assessment.

Rob Richmond, Executive Director

Rob has lived on a hillside in the Crafton Hills since moving to the Chapman Heights community in 2006.  He is a frequent hiker in the Crafton Hills. His enthusiasm for hiking and the outdoors have brought him to the highpoints of 47 of the 50 states and most of the 400+ national parks.

As an advocate for open space, Rob participated in the completion of the 165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail around Lake Tahoe.  He continues this interest as a member of the City of Yucaipa Trails and Open Space Committee.  He is the editor of the Crafton Hills Trail Guide and the Yucaipa City Trail Guide.  Rob is a retired engineer who makes Yucaipa’s open spaces a personal project.

Sam Trad, Treasurer

I was born and raised in Southern California. During that time I played many sports in the great out doors. But until I ventured to Boulder Colorado after I graduated from RHS in1970 I had never really experienced the true four seasons of the year.


I lived in Colorado for some 20 years where I fell in love with the great outdoors during all seasons. This instilled in me a love of the out doors and the organic natural state of our environment.


When I retired in 2010 I pursued my passion for charitable goodwill targeting a number of non-profits from which I could add value back to my community.

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