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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.

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​Lisa Stearns
I was born in England (Air Force Brat) and came back to the states when I was 18 months old.  We lived in Sonoma, CA for a few years and moved to Redding when I was in third grade.  We lived mostly in rural Cottonwood and Happy Valley on small and large ranches until I graduated High School then my parents moved into town.  I got married shortly after High School and proceeded to have three beautiful girls which have brought me great joy.  Once the girls were in school I returned to college to get my AA.  I worked as an Office Manager for Redding School District for eleven years before being hired here at the college in July 2008.  I married my second husband (my soul mate) in 2010 and gained two more children and two grandchildren.  Being outside is my happy place whether it is gardening, operating the tractor, hiking, biking, playing with the kids, time at the lake, walking the beach, or you name it.  I am very happy to be working here and spending my days on this beautiful campus.