My husband and I moved here from So. Cal 22 years ago and never looked back! I love this community we live in and being a volunteer has its rewards! I joined CVCYC board for the first time in 2004 when my older 2 kids were on the swim team. I wore many hats throughout that time, and I think my biggest accomplishments were helping to raise money to pay off a large debt from remodeling, helping to create the Friday Night Dinners, and I think most of all to gather a large group of locals to tear out the old and put in a new patio outside the hall. I took a break after many years, but I am back on the board ready to make FND's more popular and successful, help improve/update the hall itself, support wonderful swim programs, and be a part of a new playground! Most importantly to make this place great for the community!
Board Vice President of Facilities
Ed Lake is a current board member, having been a board member three years and had prior experience being on another swimming pool board for twelve years. He is responsible for many things including being on the swimming pool committee, on the park improvement committee, the liaison to Tularcitos Elementary School, the PTO, the Carmel Valley Park, the CV Chamber of Commerce, and the Kiwanis. Outside of CVCYC, Ed is on other boards and committees and on Pacific Grove's police citizen committee. He is a retired electrical engineer and HR recruiting professional having worked in Silicon Valley high-tech over 40 years.
Board Vice President of Programming & Secretary
Kristen Rianda is a current Board member with CVCYC and wears many hats in our organization. She is the Vice President of Programming, the Board Secretary, Pool Committee Chair, as well as a member of the Playground Committee. Kristen and her husband, Kamaron, have lived in Carmel Valley since 2009. They have two daughters , one that currently attends Tularcitos. In addition to her volunteer work with CVCYC, Kristen works for Carmel Unified School District and is the Head Coach for swimming at Notre Dame High School.
Originally from England, Wendy Hursey and her husband emigrated to California as newly-weds. After living and working in Silicon Valley for several years, they moved to Carmel Valley in 1993 looking for a slower paced lifestyle. From an engineering background in Britain, Wendy eventually moved into office management in the U.S., cultivating her planning and organizational experience. She became involved in several Community Non-Profit companies in both the San Francisco Bay Area and the Monterey Peninsula where, along with other administrative duties, Wendy was excited to become involved in helping to plan Fundraising events for those organizations. She now looks forward to becoming part of CVCYC in supporting their goals to expand and improve the services provided to the community, especially to the young people of the area.
Bud, a retired US Navy pilot/meteorologist, moved to Carmel Valley with his wife in 1976. They raised their three children here and Bud has been actively involved in the community over the years, especially as a soccer and Little League coach. He was a founding board member of CASA (Community Against Substance Abuse) which later became Impact. Many in the community know him from his many years volunteering at the local CV Community Chapel Thrift Shop. His volunteerism was recognized in 2009 when he became a CV "Good Egg". In his many years as a board member at CVCYC he has most recently served as liaison for the Senior Lunch program and enjoys calling Bingo at the monthly events.
Danielle Carlson - moved to the valley from San Diego in 2013 with her Carmel Valley native husband Brent Carlson. Got involved with the CVCYC in winter of 2017 to help with the Carmel Valley Santa's Fly-In event. By May of 2018 Danielle had become the event coordinator and office manger for the hall. She is currently serving as the Chair for the Santa Fly In. Danielle and her husband enjoy spending their free time with their little girl.
Brian has lived on the Monterey Peninsula for 14 years. He has worked in natural resource management, environmental science, outdoor recreation and is currently an educator in the community. He currently oversees the website and some of CVCYC's digital platforms. Brian lives in the village with his wife and two children.
Janine and her family recently moved to Carmel Valley and has been living and teaching in the area for the past 10 years. She has taught and volunteered in Guinea, Canada, and France and is looking forward to getting involved here in Carmel. Her daughter will be attending Tularcitos in the fall.
Josh Stratton is a CVCYC Board Member.
Ashley Alto is a CVCYC Board Member.
Dan Loberg joined the board in 2021 after helping with the Christmas decorations, Pasta dinner, and serving on the facilities committee. Dan is new to the village after moving with his family from Wisconsin in 2018; Ronan on his way to college and Tallinn on his way to CHS. Dan was a high school teacher for over a decade and has a history of public service including work on the MS 100 and serving as the president of his HOA. Dan works at CHOMP and loves helping make CVCYC special.
Carla Basaldua was raised in Carmel Valley and attended the Carmel Unified School District . She joined the Board of Directors in April 2019 when she stepped into the position of the CVCYC Office Manager, Hall Coordinator, a liaison with Tularcitos Elementary School, as well as a member of many of our committees. Carla, her husband, and three kids are frequent volunteers at the CVCYC and enjoy their summers at the pool.
Caton Avilla (Mr.A)
Caton Avilla, more commonly known as “Mr. A”, is the Pool Manager at the CVCYC. Mr. A moved to Carmel Valley after being hired as the Physical Education Teacher at Tularcitos Elementary School in the Fall of 2018. After three awesome years, and the amazing connections to the students and families in the Village, Mr. A has joined the team here at CVCYC to help further foster the love for being active in our community!