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Many people from the Redlands community contribute their time and talent—and plain hard work! The programs at the Burrage Mansion would not be possible without them.


Renowned historian of Redlands, retired high-school civics and history teacher. Tom is past president and an active member of the Redlands Area Historical Society. He generously volunteers his expertise and resources to the Rochford Foundation.


Larry Burgess

Director Emeritus of A.K. Smiley Public Library, historian. Larry specializes in history of California, the West, Lincoln and the Civil War. He is an entertaining and frequently requested speaker on Burrage Mansion history and lore.


Kurt Burmeister

General Manager at Redlands Country Club. Kurt learned to love golf as a child—at the same course where he is now general manager. He teaches the Burrage Buddies golf workshops.


Lee Burton

Chef and culinary educator for Perris Elementary School District, the City of Redlands senior programs and Redlands Unified School District’s Think Together after-school programs. Chef Lee is a farm-to-table advocate who volunteers at fundraisers for several local nonprofits and teaches Burrage Buddies cooking workshops.


Jeff & Julie Dill

Realtor & special education teacher. Jeff and Julie are long-time friends of the Rochford Foundation, contributing behind-the-scenes help in a myriad of ways.


Matt Escobar

Middle-school student and active Boy Scout since 1st grade. Matt is a Burrage Buddies graduate of many chess and orienteering workshops. He created the idea of “Be a Good Sport” workshop, which he now co-teaches with his grandfather.


Heather Fipps

Drama teacher at the Los Angeles Film School. Heather teaches theater games workshops for the Burrage Buddies enrichment program.


Self-employed “computer geek” with over 30 years’ experience teaching technical skills to people of all ages. Donna leads Burrage Buddies workshops in robots and computers.


Executive Director of Redlands-based Inland Empire Biking Alliance, bike advocate. Mark runs the co-op bike repair shop “Redlands Bike BBQ.” He promotes bicycle safety and bike-friendly community infrastructure and he teaches bike skills and safety to children at schools, community centers and the Burrage Buddies workshops.


Mick and Sandi Gallagher

Proprietors of Gallagher’s Finishing Touch Engraving. Mick and Sandi are long-time friends and supporters of the Rochford Foundation. They contribute in countless ways—including providing Burrage Buddies award pins for every one of the thousands of children who completes a Burrage Buddies workshop series.


Teacher at Orangewood Continuation High School, proprietor of Tom Herron Photography. Tom teaches photography workshops for the Burrage Buddies enrichment program.


Annamae Holzhauser

Culinary enthusiast and photographer. Annamae teaches cooking workshops for the Burrage Buddies program and takes photos for the Redlands Nature Conservancy. She contributed several photos to the Rochford Foundation-Burrage Mansion website.


Proprietor of Daisy’s Corner, a crafts and seasonal home décor business. Daisy helped construct the portable puppet stage with working curtains that really go up and down.


Ann Kato

Children’s outdoor education and art teacher. Ann’s passion is using art to express emotions, feelings and creativity. She teaches ceramics workshops in the Burrage Buddies program.


Maggie Kumler

Sacred Heart Academy student. Maggie excels in soccer, basketball, softball and academics. She has been playing chess since she was 8 years old. Together with her father, she teaches the Burrage Buddies chess workshops.


Mark Kumler

Professor of Geographic Information Sciences at the University of Redlands. Mark teaches map projections, coordinate systems, and poster design to master’s students in the U of R GIS program. Along with his daughter Maggie, he teaches chess workshops for the Burrage Buddies.


Clothing designer, proprietor of Onelove Deluxe Clothing. Rudy and his wife, Autumn Te, teach a workshop in fashion design for the Burrage Buddies program.


Yoga teacher, Inner Evolution Yoga in Redlands. Caiti teaches studio classes for both children and adults and, at the Burrage Mansion, leads a yoga workshop for the Burrage Buddies enrichment program.


Professional dancer, model and actor with over 17 yrs. of dance training. Christen is earning her teaching credential at University of Redlands. She teaches hip-hop dance for the Burrage Buddies workshops.


Mike Morse

Construction contractor. Mike is a long-time Micah House volunteer; he teaches guitar and off-road bicycling for the Burrage Buddies workshops.


Chef, proprietor of Soup Thyme, where she collaborates with local farmers to offer fresh, delicious soups (“art in a bowl”) at the Palm Springs farmers market. Tammy holds a culinary arts degree from the Art Institute in San Bernardino and teaches cooking workshops for the Burrage Buddies enrichment program. She is the daughter of Tim and Carol Rochford.


National Charity League

Community service volunteers. NCL mothers and daughters can be called upon when needed: they make SnoCones and cut up fresh oranges for Burrage Buddies snacks, clean the kitchens, tie ribbons and bows on hundreds of books for the Foundation’s annual holiday giveaway.


Georgia Pallas

Language programs coordinator at Cal State San Bernardino, certified trainer for Fight Like a Girl. Georgia teaches self-defense matrial arts workshops for women’s groups, Girl Scout troops, public schools and the Burrage Buddies workshops.


Naturalist, educator, proprietor of Rolling Hills Herbs & Annuals. Carrie-Anne promotes people growing food. She designs and installs demonstration edible gardens for children at local elementary schools—and at the Burrage Mansion—and she teaches organic gardening for the Burrage Buddies workshops.


Claire Peister

Dancer, choreographer. Claire is a Redlands High School graduate with over a decade of dance training. She teaches jazz and modern dance for the Burrage Buddies enrichment program.


Kindergarten teacher and pastel artist. Anneli teaches art to Micah House children at their after-school field trips to the mansion. She co-published a children’s ABC art book, R is for Redlands, with proceeds donated to Redlands Conservancy.


Michael Phoenix

Retired director of education at Esri, Redlands’ Geographic Information Systems software company. Mike was instrumental in setting up the computer lab at the mansion and Burrage Buddies computer workshops.


Jim Rich

Cub Scout leader and retired US Air Force Chief Master Sergeant. Jim teaches orienteering and “Be a Good Sport” workshops for the Burrage Buddies program.


Kristin Rochford-Acajabon
& Tasha Manning

Granddaughters of Tim and Carol Rochford. The sisters have volunteered countless hours to the Rochford Foundation. Kristin lives in Redlands with her husband and young son; Natasha completed a summer internship at the Burrage Mansion and is pursuing a career in early childhood education. She lives in Redlands with her husband.


Electronics teacher at Crafton Community College, owner of Digi-Info Systems Corp, a downtown Redlands computer technology company in business since 1980. Nick teaches robotics workshops for the Burrage Buddies program.


Art director, theater design teacher, photography studio proprietor. Mike gives valuable lighting design help to the Burrage Mansion Christmas displays and for various adult fundraiser events held at the mansion.


David Sanchez

Owner of Redlands Training Center, mixed martial arts teacher at CSU San Bernardino. Dave holds 3rd degree black belts in Judo and Jujitsu, as well as B.A. degrees in psychology and philosophy, an M.S. degree in criminal justice and a doctorate in law. He volunteers for the Burrage Buddies program.


Morgan Sandler

Cinematographer, cinematography and film theory teacher at Los Angeles Film School and CSU Los Angeles. Morgan teaches filmmaking for the Burrage Buddies workshops.


Darrell Stephenson

Proprietor of BlueZone, a personal chef business. Darrell is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, California School of Culinary Arts. He teaches Burrage Buddies cooking workshops.


Rick Strobauch

Semi-retired Redlands Police Department crime-scene photographer. Rick now focuses on landscape and wildlife photography. He is a long-time active member of the Redlands Camera Club. He teaches Burrage Buddies photography workshops (when he’s not out of town running marathons).


Clothing designer, proprietor of Onelove Deluxe Clothing. Autumn and her husband, Rudy Marrufo, teach a workshop in fashion design for the Burrage Buddies program.


Security specialist and master martial arts self-defense teacher. Jaime helped design and teaches the Fight Like a Girl program for the Burrage Buddies.


Aleta Vienneau

Girl Scout troop leader, software products engineer at Esri, Redlands’ Geographic Information Systems software company. Aleta specializes teaching kids about the science of the outdoors; she leads orienteering workshops for the Burrage Buddies program.


Skip Welch

Artist, private tutor, comic book publisher. Skip teaches Burrage Buddies workshops in comics and multimedia art.


Tara Wheatley

Dancer. Tara has been dancing since she was six years old and is a graduate of Brockus Conservatory of Dance in Redands. She teaches jazz and modern dance for the Burrage Buddies workshops.