David G. Allen has resided in south Placer County for the past 34 years. He holds a bachelor of science in forest management from California State University, Humboldt with thirteen years of experience in the forests of Oregon, Washington, and California as a consulting and industrial forester. Dave retired from Hewlett Packard in 2005 where he served for eighteen years in general and cost accounting and finished his career as a Database Manager. Dave has long standing experience with various established and start-up non-profit organizations including:
Gold Discovery Park Association, Coloma – Board Member 2002 – 2005; Board President 2005; Interim Executive Director 2005 & 2006.
Native Sons of the Golden West (NSGW) Auburn Parlor #59, 1991 – present. Officer for 20 years and involved with numerous historical functions, festivals, community events and civic activities in Placer County and the city of Auburn.
Native Sons of the Golden West - Grand (State) President 2012. Presided over all 74 Native Sons parlors throughout the state of California.
Historical Preservation Foundation of the NSGW, 2000 – present. Chairman 2001 – 2004 & 2012 – 2020
In recognition of his significant contributions to preserving California’s history, Dave received the 2020 California State Park Honorary Ranger and the 2020 Placer County History awards.
Ramona Brockman / President
Ramona Brockman has lived in Placer County the past 20 years where she and her husband own and operate their family winery, vineyard and farm near Loomis, California. She is an experienced environmental science instructor and has worked in historic preservation, planning and recordation with the National Park Service. Ramona holds a master's degree in urban and regional planning with an emphasis in historic preservation and land use planning from the University of Colorado. She also has a bachelor's degree in cultural anthropology with a minor in environmental design.
In addition to her current position as DCC president, Ramona has held board positions with the Del Oro High School Band Supporters and the Loomis Friends of the Library. Her leadership was instrumental in saving the Loomis Library and transitioning operations from Placer County to the town of Loomis. Ramona was recognized as Auburn Journal’s Person to Watch in 2016 for her leadership with the Loomis Friends of the Library, and for achieving placement of the DeWitt General Hospital on the National Register of Historic Places. She is a graduate of the Loomis Leadership Class of 2020. She is currently working with the Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce to explore ways in which agri-tourism can economically support and strengthen local farms.
Placer County has a rich, varied history and blending of cultures - ranging from agriculture, mining, railroads, and the military to indigenous peoples, immigrant groups, notable artists, artisans, and writers. Together with our notable natural resources, they have significantly contributed to our unique history and economy that define our region. One of Ramona’s passions is to help preserve and celebrate Placer County’s history and landscapes in ways that meaningfully contribute to its local economies and communities.
Multi diversified and talented, Eric Chun is the owner of Creative Music Services, Northern California’s leading music industry and production business. Professor Chun is the founder of the commercial music degree at American River College, now in its 32nd year.
Mr. Chun brings over 50 years of music performance, production, industry experience, and education to the Sacramento Valley Region. He sits on the State Board of Directors of California Lawyers for the Arts and the Board of Directors of NFocus Entertainment in Orange County, California. Mr. Chun is a past Board of Governors, Vice President and Secretary for the Recording Academy San Francisco Chapter, and past Board of Directors member with West Coast Songwriters. He is Currently a co-writer with Marcus Barone on the new film music site In The Loop. Mr. Chun divides his time up between composing, and pop music writing for Universal Music, touring, clinics, endorsements, record production, videos, and artist consultation. Mr. Chun is an ASCAP writer, SAG AFTRA member, Recording Academy voting member, and AES member.
Eric has a strong personal attachment to DeWitt since he was born there and his father served as an oral surgeon at the hospital. Eric spent an important part of his childhood using the pool, theater, and numerous other amenities at the complex.
Charlene Daniels / Secretary
Charlene Daniels is a resident of the Auburn, California area for almost 40 years, Charlene has over three decades of experience in land development issues affecting the North Auburn area, 25 of those years as a staff planner with the County’s Community Development Resources Agency (CDRA). In addition to her normal duties in this position, she was instrumental in the preparation and adoption of the North Auburn Community Plan. Because of this, Charlene realizes the importance that both the potential and the need for community uses on public lands in the North Auburn area are adequately addressed in future consideration of these lands. Charlene also volunteers her time to Placer Land Trust (PLT), the Association of American University Women (AAUW), the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, and Silver Screen in Auburn. She currently serves on the Board of Directors as the Volunteer Coordinator for a national non-profit organization that focuses on issues related to desert conservation and protection.
Wes Woodland grew up in Auburn, California and is a former employee of the Dewitt Theater. A local kid who graduated from Placer High School and went on to receive his bachelor of arts degree in Rhetoric and Communication from the University of California, Davis with a minor in Environmental Geology. At UC Davis, he played collegiate football and produced his own radio shows for four years at KDVS 90.3 FM while also directing and producing KDVS’ News for two years.
Wes is a proven content creator credited with over two thousand (2,000) hours of network tv, cable and film, three Emmy® nominations, one Primetime win, a Golden Marble Award for FOX Kids' Power Rangers and several other accolades.
As an award-winning storyteller, Wes now lives in Auburn to raise his two daughters, give back to his hometown and continue to develop television shows that empower people. Wes also feels very blessed to continue freelance editing remotely for Paramount Pictures (Dr. Phil and The Doctors).
If Wes is not on set or in the edit bay, you can find him working on the family farm, hiking, skiing, getting outdoors or spending time with his family and friends.
MEMBER: Academy of Television Arts and Science, Motion Picture Editor’s Guild, The Writer's Guild of America and a proud Board-member of The Hillmen Foundation and Dewitt Community Complex.
DCC Honorary Boardmember
Ken Tokutomi is a fourth generation Placer County resident. He holds a bachelor of science accounting degree from California State University, Sacramento and a master’s degree in taxation from Golden Gate University and is a retired senior partner in Tokutomi & Caruthers Certified Public Accountants in Auburn, California. Ken is passionate about preserving WWII history and wants to bring attention to the unique history that the DeWitt Hospital played in caring for our soldiers by restoring the historic DeWitt Theater and other prominent structures. Ken is active in regional political campaigns and educational fundraisers. His involvement with community organizations includes serving as treasurer and past chairman of the Salvation Army Advisory Board, treasurer of Auburn Joss House and Chinese Museum, Friends of Vin Sonh Orphanage, Auburn Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and past president of the Forgotten Soldier Program. He also served as Chairman of the 442nd Memorial project in Roseville at the Bill Santucci Justice Center. Ken has been recognized by a number of groups for excellent service in the community, the region and nationally including the following:
2017 Education Award - Auburn Education Community and Auburn Chamber
2016 Outstanding Business of the Year - Auburn Chamber of Commerce
2015 Placer County 4-H All Star for support of the Gold County Fair livestock auction
2014 The Blood and Fire Award for Outstanding Service -The Salvation Army Del Oro Division
2011 Extraordinary Asian Pacific American in the U.S., selected by the Pacific Citizen, the National Newspaper for the Japanese American Citizen League
2011 Placer High School Hall of Fame Inductee
2011 Placer County Hero for Outstanding Work in the County – Placer County Board of Supervisors
1997 Vernon McCann Award Outstanding Citizen of the Year - Auburn Journal