Meet our Board of Directors
Tim is the principal at Brekke Ventures LLC. He has over 30 years' experience working as a Service Industry Executive in California and the Pacific Northwest, with clients representing the fields of technology, healthcare, manufacturing, commercial real estate and airports. Tim is the trustee on three Taft Hartley Trust Funds and a recent IFEBP Trustee Masters Program graduate. He has supported TGI for many years as a donor, volunteer and hosting church coordinator. Tim says, "I've had a heart for the homeless for most of my adult life, supporting Loaves & Fishes, Glide Memorial and The Salvation Army."
Keith Estes is the founder and President of Century Commercial Service, a 35 year old company that provides lighting, electrical and plumbing services to commercial properties throughout the state of California. Keith has lived in Auburn since 1984 with his wife of 43 years where they raised their three children. Keith is a graduate of University of San Francisco with a Business Degree. Keith served as Chairman of the Board for Pride Industries, Vice Chairman of the International Association of Lighting Management Companies and Scout Master of Troop 277. He has also served as Chairman of his church's Deacon Board and was appointed by the Mayor of Auburn to their Homeless Task Force.
The Very Reverend Cliff Haggenjos
The Very Reverend Cliff Haggenjos currently serves as the Rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church, located in the WestPark neighborhood of Roseville. Over the past nine years, under his leadership St. John’s has become an active and vital supporter of the work of The Gathering Inn. Prior to moving to Roseville, he served as the Assistant Rector at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Napa, where he was active in serving the homeless population there. He is also active in Kairos ministry at the CSP-SAC prison in Folsom. The Very Reverend Cliff Haggenojs resides in Roseville and is married to The Rev. Babette Haggenjos, a deacon of The Episcopal Church. They have six children, 21 grandchildren, and recently welcomed their 5th great-grandchild.
Cheryl graduated from USC in Accounting, worked for Price Waterhouse & Co, Pedus Service Inc., and JPS Services, Inc. as CFO. In 2004 she moved to Lincoln with her husband, John. She has been a TGI Board Member and served 7 years as treasurer. Cheryl says, "We are all in need of something from someone at some time. My passion for helping the homeless began with church activities in Southern California and is nurtured by my continued association with TGI."
Commercial real estate broker, owner of Landmarx Healthcare Property Advisory. Bonnie has been on the TGI Board for over 10 years and is a member of Commercial Real Estate Women, and Lambda International Alpha Honor Society, and Soroptimist International. While on the Sutter Roseville Medical Center Foundation Board, she participated in capital campaigns which enabled Sutter Roseville to double in size. Bonnie received the Woman of Impact Award for 2012. She says "Memories of sales calls with my father as a young child and seeing homeless people living in stairwells or on the streets have always stayed with me.
Lynda has over 20 years of HR experience and works closely with the Senior Management team at Sutter. In one of her key roles, she has five years of successful contract negotiations with various labor groups. Lynda’s passion for the homeless is very strong and she is a great resource for The Gathering Inn with her HR background and her long-standing, excellent reputation within the Sutter system.
David Lockhart currently serves as the Support Services Administrator for Kaiser Permanente, Roseville. He has been with Kaiser Permanente for over 27 years where he has helped open, operate, expand, and improve the Roseville Medical Center and supporting medical office buildings. Dave started his career serving four years in the U.S. Navy as an electrician. Dave has lived in Placer County for the past 27 years raising his family in Auburn where he has served in school, church, and youth sports programs. As a TGI Board Member Dave brings his passion for service to improve our communities, especially in providing pathways to success for our homeless population.
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Steve's 38 years in the financial services industry includes relationship management, mortgage lending, commercial underwriting, marketing, sales, and deposit development. Prior to joining First Northern Bank, Steve served as the Senior Vice President & Sales Manager for Community 1st Bank in Roseville. Steve, a native of San Diego, currently resides in Rocklin and enjoys being a grandfather, reading, and playing golf with colleagues and friends. In his role as VP/Business Banking Relationship Manager, Steve is responsible for business development and relationship management in Roseville, Granite Bay, Rocklin and the surrounding communities.
David is currently the pastor at Shepherd of the Sierra Presbyterian Church in Loomis, CA. Under Pastor Dave’s leadership SOS became one of the founding congregations supporting TGI and has continued to support TGI in countless ways over the years. Pastor Dave believes that while the many issues that surround homelessness in our region are complex, the various communities of Placer County are called to offer care and comfort to those who find themselves without a place to call home. The Gathering Inn is a positive response to our brothers and sisters who seek to move from homelessness to permanent housing.
Bridget Powers is owner and President of locally based real estate investment company, JxB Properties,LLC. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Building Industry Association and has also served on the Auburn Planning Commission. Bridget was appointed to the Auburn City Council in 2005 and re-elected three consecutive times. She served as the Mayor of Auburn in 2010, 2014 and 2018. She is actively involved with the Auburn Rotary club, supports the Boys & Girls Club, Stand Up Placer and Seniors First. In 2006, she received Trainer-Robertson Law Firm’s Humanitarian of the Year Award and she is past recipient of the Rotarian of the Year Award. In her free time Bridget enjoys being outdoors hiking, backpacking, skiing and running.
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