Staff Members

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Executive Director

Robin Schlosser

Robin Schlosser came to the Morongo Basin in 1994 and has lived in the Twentynine Palms community ever since.

She and her family moved from the small community of Lompico, CA in the Santa Cruz mountains where she was a licensed general contractor and ran a business with her husband for many years. It was there that she began her first work with non-profits when she began volunteering with Valley Churches United, the Red Cross on the disaster assessment team and the Santa Cruz Aids Project performing home safety inspections in the rugged mountain communities in the aftermath of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.

In 2006, Robin moved to Victorville, CA where she worked for St. John of God Healthcare Services and was program director of Samaritan's Helping Hands, a social outreach program which operated the largest food pantry in the Victor Valley; provided utility, emergency shelter, and rental assistance to low income and homeless individuals and served 26,000 people annually.

In September 2011, the opportunity came to join Reach Out Morongo Basin as Executive Director and she moved back to the Twentynine Palms community she called home. She currently lives with her son and grandson and has her elderly father nearby.

Brenda Moreno

Volunteer Coordinator - 29 Palms

Brenda Moreno

Brenda Moreno is our Volunteer Coordinator in our 29 Palms office. Born and raised in Orange County, CA. she relocated with her 3 children to Twentynine Palms in 1996. She spends all her free time with her four grandchildren and her three children who all live in Twentynine Palms.

Brenda enjoys working with Reach Out Morongo Basin because of all the wonderful people and the opportunity to help others.

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Volunteer Coordinator - Yucca Valley

Kyra Minatrea

Kyra Minatrea was born and raised in Twentynine Palms she is a graduate of Twentynine Palms High School. She is continuing her studies at Copper Mountain College where she hopes to become a Registered Nurse.

She spends all of her free time with her daughter- making and soaking up all the little and big memories.

Kyra loves working for Reach Out because she finds it rewarding to be able to help our neighbors!

Christina Fernatt

Office Coordinator/Driver - 29 Palms

Christina Fernatt

Christina Fernatt relocated to Twentynine Palms from Boyne City, Michigan with her husband and two adorable cats- Snowflake and Lima. Christina is currently getting her degree in Human Resources. Using tools from her degree to help out and pursue a meaningful time at Reach Out Morongo Basin.

Christina enjoys the desert heat here in the Morongo Basin saying she doesn't miss the snow in Michigan! During her free time, Christina enjoys hanging out with her cats and hanging out at the beach with her husband and friends.

Diane Magnani

Transportation Coordinator

Diane Magnani

Diane Magnani was born and raised in Oceanside, Ca. where she met her husband of 26 years. Her husband was in the United States Marine Corps and they were stationed at MCAGCC in 1998. They fell in love with the desert and the community and decided to stay and raise their two daughters who both graduated from Twentynine Palms High School. In their free time they enjoy going deep sea fishing, barbequing, and just relaxing.

Diane is very excited and proud of her position with Reach Out Morongo Basin and she looks forward to getting to know the seniors as they have many stories and wisdom to share. Diane takes her position as transportation coordinator seriously and wants to ensure that our senior and disabled neighbors get where they need to be safely.

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Transportation Coordinator

Drake Jensen

Drake Jensen is a driver in our 29 Palms office. Drake and his family have lived in the Morongo Basin for the last 25 years. An animal lover, he spends most of his free time with his dogs, cats, and turtles.

Drake has been driving professionally for the last seven years. Drake is grateful for the opportunity to work at Reach Out Morongo Basin, and to be able to provide a service for the community that helped raise him.

Board of Directors

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President

Kurt Schauppner

Kurt Schauppner has served as editor of The Desert Trail since December 1999. He has served on the Reach Out Board for close to two decades. He is also a member of the Twentynine Palms Kiwanis Club and is active with Theatre 29 and other local community theaters. He explains his involvement with Reach Out in simple, selfish terms, he plans to live long enough to become one of the neighbors helping neighbors organization's clients so he is working now to ensure that it is still around in, let's say, 30 years, when that happens.

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VICE PRESIDENT

Alfreda Wright

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Secretary

Ursula Gilmore

Ursula Gilmore is a native Californian with roots in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties going back over a hundred years, and she is blessed to live with all this unique and beautiful region has to offer. She relocated to Yucca Valley in 2012 with the plan that this would be her home for the rest of her life, and she wants to be an active and contributing member of the Morongo Basin communities.

As the former Executive Director for the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce, Ursula has learned a great deal about Reach Out Morongo Basin and the fabulous work the organization accomplishes. Her 25 plus years of experience in management of administrative and facilities operations, accounting, and project management is going to be a great resource to help Reach Out Morongo Basin grow even more than it already has.

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Treasurer

Richard Lundine

Richard Lundine is a life-long resident of California and was raised in Los Angeles County. He graduated from San Diego State University in 1986 with a B.A. in Business Administration.

Richard has been a property owner in Yucca Valley since 2003 and commuted to San Diego for 10 years.  He became a full-time resident of Yucca Valley in 2014.  He helped open and run ArtFx & Furnishings in Yucca Valley in 2011 and currently works in the store daily and manages the financial side of the business.

In San Diego, Richard spent 28 years managing a fortune 500 company.  He has 21 years of Home Owners Association board experience and has 20 years HOA Treasurer experience. Richard also has 10 years experience as Treasurer for an investment club in San Diego.

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Member at Large

Julie Sarmiento

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Member at Large

Marietta Terrill

Marietta Terrill has been a resident of the Morongo Basin for 16 years, moving to Yucca Valley in 2001. She is the mother of three wonderful children. After her husband, Mike, died in 2005, she sought support for her children and herself at Hospice of Morongo Basin and became the Administrative Assistant/Fundraising Coordinator for the organization shortly thereafter. She currently works as the Office Manager for Apache Senior Mobile Home Park, where she has daily interactions with the the park residents.

Marietta has been involved in several non profit organizations benefiting the Morongo Basin and looks forward to being a director for Reach Out Morongo Basin to continue assisting those in need.

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MEMBER AT LARGE

Olivia de Haulleville

Olivia de Haulleville was brought up in the Antelope Valley section of the Mojave Desert and moved in 2001 to her present home in Yucca Mesa, after having spent 20 years traveling through several Eastern and Asian countries. She has a published book on Amazon, has written articles, and is a "Stringer" for the Hi-Desert News. In 2016 she received a congratulatory letter from Assemblyman Chad Mayes for a comment she wrote in the Opinion section of the paper.

Olivia has volunteered her participation to several local organizations, including: Friends of Yucca Valley Library - Secretary to the Board for 3 years, as well as the Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council, and she is presently Secretary to the Board of the Yucca Mesa Community Center as well as to the Board of Reach Out Morongo Basin.

Her dedication to Community Service stems from the education she received as a frequent visitor to 3rd-World communities.