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Cari Kunde.jpg Cari Kunde

I was born in Sacramento, CA, and have lived in Redding since age 12.  I graduated from Enterprise High School in 1983, attended CSU, Chico, for two years, and then took a “break” from college to work full-time managing a clothing store.  Eighteen years, two husbands, two daughters, two bonus daughters, and nine bonus grandchildren later, I transferred my CSUC credits “backward” to Shasta College and completed my AS Degree in General Studies.  I have worked in the education field for close to 20 years and love my job here at Shasta College!  In my free time, I enjoy walking, reading, cooking, and spending time with my family, friends and animals.

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B.J. Macfarlane

I was born and raised on a cattle and sheep operation in Idaho, Nevada and California.  I attended California State University, Chico where I received my B.S. degree in animal science.  I worked as a research assistant at Michigan State University for 3 years doing research on bovine reproduction.  I have worked on several cattle ranches throughout California as well as being a sales rep for 2 years. My wife Melissa is also embedded into Northern California agriculture as she is a Nursery Supervisor for Driscoll’s Strawberries in Red Bluff. Together we enjoy spending time with our two daughters taking care of our cattle as well as doing anything outdoors.

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Chris Pope

I was born in Oakland, Ca. I am the first in my family born here in the US, Father from Britain, Mother from Australia. We moved to Valdez, AK, in 1974 when my father took a job with Chicago Bridge & Iron on the Alaska Pipeline. I graduated from Valdez High in 78, moved back to the bay area then I did 2 years at Diablo Valley College, went on to spends a year at Contra Costa Community College.  I worked as a journeyman tech for Toyota Motors for 20 years. I went back to school in “91” for classes in fire science and received my EMT card from Solano Community College. I have been at Shasta College for almost 4 years now.