Board of Directors
Craig is a retired Fire Captain from the Los Angeles City Fire Department. He and his wife Karin have lived and raised their children in Temecula for the past 24 years. Over the years, he has been active in the community as a Boy Scout Cubmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster, and serving on three home owner association boards. Craig is also an ordained minister and received his BA from Cal State Los Angeles and his Masters of Divinity from Claremont School of Theology. His ministry focus is with youth, leading several programs in local churches.
David has over 32 years of experience in the land development industry for both the public and private sectors. His expertise includes land planning, landscape architecture, and golf course architecture in the southwest region of the United States and overseas. Under David’s leadership, DNA, Inc. has won such prestigious awards as the Building Industry Association’s SAM Awards and the Inland Empire Sales and Marketing Council Laurel Awards. David Neault has also provided pro-bono landscape architectural services to Hillview Acres Children’s Home in Chino, Produce for People Vegetable Garden for the City of Murrieta, Boy Scouts of America, and Oak Grove Center in Murrieta and Perris. David is also a Rotarian serving with the Temecula Rotary as the Director of Community Service.
Estella and her husband, Edward, have lived in the Inland Valley area for over 17 years. She has 20 years of experience working in a Credit Union and is an active volunteer with her church and several local charities.
David spent 36 years as the pastor at United Methodist Church, six years as a general science teacher and three and a half years on a ministry in India and is now retired. He has his BS Degree in Zoology and MA Degree in Educational Guidance and Counseling from Oregon State University as well as his PhD in Pastoral Counseling from the School of Theology in Claremont, CA. David first became involved with Habitat 20 years ago to get the members of his church involved and seven and a half years ago joined the Habitat board. He was drawn to Habitat’s mission and its’ Christian orientation.
Connie is a retired high school Spanish teacher with over 20 years of experience. Connie and her family have lived in Temecula for 26 years and have enjoyed watching the growth and development of their well-planned city. Connie and her husband, David French, first came to Temecula to start the Temecula United Methodist Church. She is an active member of the church choir, AAUW (American Association of University Women), and served with the Board of Global Ministries where she taught in India for three years. Connie became involved with Habitat Inland Valley because they had a need for someone who was bilingual in Spanish and English to work with and translate for a partner family on Habitat Way. With this experience, she was motivated to join the Habitat Board of Directors and Family Support Committee.
Luanne has lived and worked in the Temecula Valley for 34 years. She has been in the banking and construction industry for over 30 years, and is involved with the Temecula & Murrieta Chamber of Commerce. She has won Ambassador of the year from the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce and Chairman’s Choice Award from the Murrieta Chamber of Commerce. She became involved with Habitat because she loves the organization and to help others. Luanne has been on the board for about 7 years.
Vicki has been an award winning licensed Realtor since 1990. She has sold over 1,150 homes in the Temecula Valley. She is among the 4% of the nation’s agents who have earned the CRS designation (Certified Residential Specialist) and also the GRI designation (Graduate Realtor’s Institute). She is assisted by a support team of 3 full time professionals. She services the cities of: Temecula, Murrieta, Menifee, Sun City, Wildomar and Lake Elsinore. Vicki works for Rancon Real Estate, the largest and oldest independent real estate firm in Temecula Valley.
Ron is a retired Sergeant of the California High Patrol, a 5 term Mayor of Temecula, and currently works for Riverside County Supervisor, Jeff Stone. He has also served on a variety of committees and councils including: 22 years with Temecula city council, Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) as the Board President, Southern California Association of Governments Regional Council (SCAG), Metrolink Board of Directors and, of course, Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley. Ron got involved with Habitat 20 years ago, because he knew that he wanted Habitat’s mission to be a top priority in his life.
Gary is currently serving as Interim Assistant City Manager for the City of Hemet. He has over 34 years of experience in land use planning and has worked extensively with elected officials, planning commissions, board, and citizen groups on a wide variety of issues and projects. Along with Habitat for Humanity, Gary is a member of the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Temecula, Southwest Legislative Board member, and has been recognized on the City of Temecula’s Wall of Honor.
Originally from Orange County, Paul relocated to the Temecula Valley in 2005. He actually started with AppleOne Employment Services in 1994 while finishing his senior year at the University of San Diego, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on Marketing. Very early in his career he recognized the value of giving back to the same community in which he does business. Paul is currently the Vice-Chair of PIHRA (Professionals in Human Resources Association): District 17 as well as a Board Member for Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley.