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GARY DAVIS

Gary Davis was elected to the Elk Grove City Council in November, 2006, and served as mayor in 2008.

A champion of education, he is the political director of EdVoice, an organization that connects Californians with elected officials regarding important education decisions. Previously, he was the executive director of the Sacramento State Alumni Association, and has also worked as a program director at the California State University Office of Advocacy and Institutional Relations. Additionally, he was a legislative director to former assembly member Darrell Steinberg. He also served as a trustee on the Natomas School Board and on the First Five Commission, where he was a leader in the effort to provide preschool and early-childhood education.

Davis has been actively involved in a host of professional activities, including the City of Elk Grove Quality of Life Task Force, California’s Advisory Commission on Charter Schools, and the Sacramento Area Council of Governments.

Davis lives in the East Franklin area of Elk Grove with his wife Heather and their three children.

TERESA M. RODRIGUEZ

Although born and raised in Sacramento, Teresa Rodriguez grew up spending weekends and holidays at her grandparents’ ranch in Elk Grove.

She eventually moved to the community, where she has lived for over 20 years. She is currently a recruiter for the State of California Franchise Tax Board, with job responsibilities that include educating people on seeking employment with the State of California.

Rodriguez is extensively involved in philanthropic work. She has served organizations such as Sacramento County, St. Patrick’s Children’s Home, and Wellspring Women’s Shelter to grant Christmas wishes to abused and underprivileged children. While actively serving the community as sponsorship chair for local, non-profit agencies, Teresa was approached about the concept of creating the EGYSF. The notion of helping children who cannot afford to play sports while simultaneously raising local dollars that stay within the community had win-win appeal to Rodriguez.

LORRAINE D. EVANS, CPA, CVA, MST

Lorraine D. Evans is the owner of an accounting practice that provides tax, consulting, and business-valuation services to clients in various industries throughout California.

Specializing in closely held businesses operating as partnerships, LLCs, and corporations, she also works in the estate and trust arena, providing tax preparation and planning services for high-net-worth individuals.

Evans is a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the California Society of CPAs, and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (including designation as a Certified Valuation Analyst). For the past five years, she has served on the AICPA’s Individual Income Taxation Technical Resource Panel, and has contributed articles on taxation topics for The Tax Adviser, the organization’s professional publication.

Evans holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the California State University at Long Beach, as well as a Master of Science degree in taxation from Golden Gate University.

Lorraine moved to Elk Grove over 15 years ago with her two sons, Cory and Kyle.

JIM SMREKAR

For almost 50 years, Jim Smrekar has been involved in sports—as a participant, a coach, and an athletic director.

Born and raised in San Jose, he graduated from the University of California at Davis in 1975. For eight years, he taught English at San Jose’s Yerba Buena High School, where he also served as co-head basketball coach during his first year. In addition, he was the assistant basketball coach at San Jose City College from 1978 to 1985.

He and his family moved to Sacramento in 1985, and he went on to become an English and physical education teacher, as well as varsity basketball coach, at Valley High School, a position he held for four years. He served as varsity basketball coach at Florin High School from 1989 until 1998, and was the school’s athletic director from 1989 until 2001. For the past 10 years, he has held the position of district athletic director for the Elk Grove Unified School District.

Smrekar and his wife Sue married in 1979, and they have four children.

JONATHAN P. HUBER, ESQ.

Jonathan P. Huber opened his Elk Grove law practice in 2004.

His areas of expertise include both simple and complex estate planning, trust administration, probate matters, and business services.

An active member of the community, he serves in Elk Grove’s Rotary Club and in his church. He has been a mock court judge at the UC Davis School of Law, and regularly serves as a mock trial judge for the annual Gordon D. Schaber High School Law Program. In 2004, he was a member of the Sacramento County Bar Association’s board of directors, and he served as treasurer for his alma mater’s Alumni Association from 2005 until 2007.

Born and raised in central Texas, Huber began his legal career as a law clerk in the firm of Baird, Crews, Schiller & Whitaker, P.C. He obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Oak Brook College of Law, graduating magna cum laude in the spring of 2003. That summer, he was admitted to the California Bar.

Shortly thereafter, Huber moved to the Sacramento area, where he lives with his wife Shannon.

STEVE ABRAMS

Steve has lived and served as a youth sports coach in the Elk Grove area for the past 25 years.

A leader in the Elk Grove youth sports community, Steve has served in variety of youth leadership and coaching roles. He has served on the board and as head coach for Elk Grove Cal Ripken and Laguna Youth baseball, and has served as a Head Coach for Elk Grove National Junior Basketball, Cosumnes Services District  Flag Football, and Laguna Youth Soccer. He has also been an Assistant Coach for Laguna Creek Varsity Football and for the Laguna Creek, Franklin and Cosumnes Oaks Junior football programs. He has also served as a contract instructor for the CSD Parks and Recreation in the capacity of camp instructor in youth football, soccer, baseball and basketball through his former business “High Performance Sports.”

His experience in the wellness and health/fitness industry spans more than 25 years. He has worked for the State of California for 25 years and currently serves as the Wellness Coordinator for the State of California Office of Legislative Counsel. He acts as an advisor and provides technical support within state government on a variety of fitness and wellness initiatives. He has also managed several community special event assignments including: organizing statewide conferences, Assistant Public Relations Officer, United Way Campaign Chairman, State Employee Food Drive Chairman, and March of Dimes Chairman.

Over the past 30 years he has held several positions within the fitness community that have included Sales and Fitness Supervisor, Fitness Director, Exercise Consultant, Membership Sales and Nutritional Consultant. Steve’s certifications include: Positive Coaching Alliance I and II, Stanford University, Former member-American Baseball Coaches Association, Cal Ripken Way for Babe Ruth, National Federation of State High School Associations, California Youth Soccer Association, and National Youth Sports Association.

Steve attended both Sierra College and Sacramento State University where he lettered in football for both programs.

A five year colon-cancer survivor, Steve is raising two sons, Cameron 19, who attends and plays baseball for Mendocino College, and Cooper 17, who attends and played varsity football for Cosumnes Oaks High School in 2012.

 

 

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