Rennie C. Cleland – Board President
A third generation Siskiyou County resident, Mr. Cleland grew up in Dorris and Weed and graduated from Weed High School in 1968. He graduated from College of the Siskiyous in 1970 with an AA degree where he lettered in collegiate football and baseball. He also earned his BS degree at California State University Sacramento in 1975 with a BS in Environmental Resource Management and a minor in Wildlife Biology. Here, he also lettered for two years in collegiate level baseball for the Hornets.
While attending college and high school, Mr. Cleland worked in logging and housing construction and earned his journeyman carpenter rating with the State of California in early 1981. He was hired as a Wildlife Law Enforcement Officer (Game Warden) with the California Department of Fish and Game in January 1981 and he served in Sonoma and Siskiyou Counties. Recognized locally and statewide as the Officer of the Year in 2000 and distinguished with many national honors, he retired in December 2008 after 20 years in the Dorris Patrol District. Several short stories have been written from some of his cases and investigations and published in regional wildlife magazines and books.
Currently Mr. Cleland is involved with many volunteer services which promote Siskiyou County and the wise use of our natural resources. A past District Governor with Lions Clubs International, he believes in helping where he can to improve the communities and the lives of others. He resides in Dorris with his wife Susan where they raised their three children whom have all completed their collegiate challenges with honors and are now professionally employed and self-reliant. When the time comes, he hopes to “rest in peace” right here in the Butte Valley.
Siskiyou County Sheriff Jeremiah LaRue – Board Member
As a second generation Siskiyou County resident, Sheriff Jeremiah LaRue grew up in Dunsmuir where he attended elementary and high school and was well known for his many theatre performances and involvement in music. Graduating from Dunsmuir High School in 2003, Sheriff LaRue continued his education at College of the Siskiyous where he graduated with an Associate of Arts Degree in Administration of Justice and was certified from the Butte College Law Enforcement Academy.
In 2006, Sheriff LaRue was hired by the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office where he served his local community of Dunsmuir as a resident Deputy Sheriff. Promoted to the rank of Corporal in 2008, he worked closely with Neighborhood Watch groups and Search and Rescue. In 2012, Sheriff LaRue continued his education by attending evening classes while working full-time, and earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Simpson University.
In partnership with College of the Siskiyous, Sheriff LaRue developed a Law Enforcement Academy in 2016, a first in Siskiyou County history. The development of this academy affords local citizens the necessary training to become law enforcement officers in the State of California, allowing locals a means to stay in Siskiyou County and serve their community. Sheriff LaRue was also promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2016 and assigned to the College of the Siskiyous as the Law Enforcement Academy Director. In 2018, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant where he continued to serve as Academy Director, and in 2020 he was unanimously voted into the position of Sheriff/Coroner by the Board of Supervisors of Siskiyou County.
Sheriff LaRue also serves as an Executive Board Member for several organizations: NoRTEC, Regional Workforce Development Board, and Siskiyou Media Council.
Tim Rundel – Board Member
Bio coming soon
Kylan Quick – Board Member
Bio coming soon
David McAdams – Executive Director
Producer and cinematographer of documentary, corporate, and promotional videos, David McAdams studied filmmaking at the Art Institute of California – San Francisco. His past clients include Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants, a national boutique company with eye on sustainable efforts; San Francisco’s Walden House, helping homeless and runaway adolescents with substance use disorder issues; and Laurel Fertility Clinic in San Francisco, dedicated to helping families grow. He served as a production assistant for the film festival award-winning documentary “The Power of Two”. Prior to his successful film career David served 22 years in United State Air Force. After retirement, he was employed at Sealy Mattress Company in Richmond, CA for four years, where he quickly climbed the ranks to become plant superintendent overseeing Sealy’s distribution center for the western region.