Board of Directors

PRESIDENT, Donna Munoz

I have lived in the Morongo Basin for over 25 years. My husband Art and I have 5 children, 18 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. I retired from San Bernardino County as Assistant Assessor. Prior to being appointed Assistant Assessor I served as a Field Representative for two County Supervisors. I am in my fourth term on the Morongo Unified School District. Currently I am involved with Hearts of Yucca Valley as their Goodwill Ambassador and Vice President of Yucca Valley Republican Women. My past involvements were 10 years on the Boys and Girls Club Board, Copper Mountain College Foundation Board, United Way Board and member of the Yucca Valley Municipal Advisory Committee. In 1996 I was honored as State of California Woman of the Year for my community service and for my part in launching Morongo Basin Transit. This year I had the honor to be the 2011 Yucca Valley Grubstake Days Grand Marshall.


I founded Benchmark Studios in 1969 in Anaheim California. The company grew to one of the largest commercial photography and creative arts studios in Orange County. It expanded into graphics design, brochure and ad production, and film/video production. We serviced such clients as Carl’s Jr, Burger King, BASF, Morgan Stanley (New York), Six Flags International, Hilton Hotels and many other diverse clients. I personally developed all accounting systems and handled all sales, financial decisions, and employee hiring and management.

My education includes a BS in Biology and Masters work at USC and California State University at Fullerton. I am an active pilot, and hold an Airline Transport Pilot certificate, and a mulit-engine, instrument instructor certificates. I also am a current EMT, and active on JOSAR (Joshua Tree National Park Search and Rescue). Additionally, I am the president of the Joshua Tree National Park Council of the Arts. I believe my experience in running a business, in all aspects, gives me the ability to see things from a different perspective. My EMT training and being a National Park SAR EMT gives me practical experience from the challenges faced by EMS personnel. I live in Joshua Tree with my wife Lori, who has a corporate management background and is very active in local non-profits.

TREASURER, Jack Rarick

In 1984 I started an Income Tax/Bookkeeping practice in Yucca Valley. Today that practice has grown consisting of over 2500 clients. Currently I hold the following licenses: Enrolled Agent, Securities 7, Securities 24 and Life Insurance.

In 2011 I became a majority partner in a Property management company, managing over 500 properties in the high desert.

My wife Glenda and I run our business together. We have 3 children all working in the family businesses with us.

SECRETARY, Rich Middlebrough

As a retired Fire Captain and EMT for the City of Newport Beach, I have over 30 years experience in all areas of fire suppression and prevention, emergency scene management, and vehicle extrication of accident victims utilizing basic and advanced life support systems.

Simultaneously, I held the staff position of Facilities Manager for six fire stations and managed the building of the temporary seventh station in Newport Beach from the ground up. My duties also included the facilities management of the Main Lifeguard Headquarters and seventy lifeguard towers.

Additionally, I assisted with the purchase and managed the implementation of an 800 Mhz radio system and mobile date computer upgrades, and I served on the committees that wrote the specifications and ordered fire engines and trucks. I was the ambulance staging manager in the first S.T.A.R.T. (Simple Triage and Rapid Transport) video developed with Hoag Hospital. This training system for multiple victim incidents has been used around the world and was the system used after the bombing of the Oklahoma City Federal Building. I was President of the Newport Beach Firefighters Association for ten years and selected as Firefighter of the Year twice.

My other experience includes working as a Deputy Sheriff for Orange County for five years in the Orange County’s main jail where I hosted an ever-growing number of new and repeat residents. I have also owned my own automotive sunroof sales and installation business. Since retiring, I am now working for my wife who has an end-less list of home improvement projects.

My wife and I have lived in Yucca Valley for over twenty years and have three beautiful daughters and six brilliant grandchildren.

I am honored to serve on the Board of the Morongo Basin Ambulance Association, an outstanding and caring non-profit organization that has served the Morongo Basin and beyond for as many years as I have been alive!

DIRECTOR, Daniel McClure

Up to the time of my retirement, I worked as Chief Information Officer/Facilities Officer for the Hi-Desert Memorial Healthcare District since May of 1997. As Chief Information Officer I was responsible for the strategic and tactical planning of Information and Technology Services of the District; provided the administrative oversight for the District’s Plant Operations, Facilities and Emergency Management departments; as Project Manager I was responsible for the evaluation, design and implementation of all District projects and was the Board of Director’s appointed Safety Officer. Prior to coming to the District I was the founding and controlling principle of Johnson-McClure Computing established in 1986, engaged in the providing computer hardware, software and networking consulting services; United States Marine Corps from 1965 to 1986 where my final duties included serving as Maintenance Management Officer, Microcomputer Manager, Technical Contracting Officer, and Systems Acquisition Officer for various electronic projects. I was educated in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, and trained in Federal and Department of Defense acquisitions regulations. I have served as president of the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce, member of the college of Healthcare Information Management Executives, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and the American Society of Healthcare Engineering.