Meet Your Board

Election Results – August 2021

Neill Murchison – President

Born in Morocco, raised on US Naval bases across the Pacific. Teen years in Long Beach, CA – alum of Long Beach Poly High and Chapman University (B.A).  Served the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department for 33 years, notably with Special Weapons for 14 years.  Upon retirement, volunteered with the CA State Military Reserve (National Guard) for six years.  Together with my partner, Woodridge Lake has been our getaway from the bustle of the city for eleven years.  I am an avid outdoorsman – hunting, hiking, bicycling, and fishing.

Jennifer Cooper – Co-Vice President

A 3rd generation Californian who grew up in the Bay Area but moved to the “no man’s land” of Big Bend in Shasta County when I was a teenager. I graduated from Shasta High School and Chico State and spent several years living in Redding before moving with my “husband to be” to the small town of Forestville along the Russian River. I taught middle school for 28 years and after retiring, the search began for the perfect next home.  Along the way, I discovered a love for animals, antiques, travelling and the outdoors.

Sherri Dodson – Co-Vice President

I have lived in Shasta County all my life.  I was married for 38 years, and moved to Shingletown 25 years ago, and love this area.  In addition to my Woodridge Lake Board duties, I am currently the Treasurer for the Shingletown Volunteer Fire Department.  Also, I am a licensed nurse, have worked for general contractors and engineers for many years, and have been a heavy equipment operator for the City of Redding. 

Allison Elliott – Treasurer

Originally from the UK and have lived in five countries. We discovered Shingletown a few years ago. Woodridge Lake is now our dream retirement home. I have an honors degree in Business and Finance and have worked for the European Space Agency, an insurance company, a Trust company and have been company director and/or CFO of our own businesses since 1995.  Married for 27 years with two grown daughters and retired 14 years ago to play more tennis and pickleball. Love travel, food, cooking and eating, crochet/crafting (anything art related), gardening, and reading.  Am a recent mum to 2 kittens.

Heather Stokes – Secretary

Lived in the Bay Area most of my life and escaped to Shingletown for peace and tranquility in the woods leaving the traffic and noise behind.  I am a mom to two men and one teenage boy.  Professionally, I am a Licensed Mortgage Loan Originator for the last 18 years.  I enjoy staying active with dancing, crafting, reading, boating, paddle boarding and camping.  I really love helping people and making people laugh.

Mark Bantz – Water System Administrator

Raised in Northern California, near Folsom Lake, I have lived in numerous places across the country, and most recently settling in San Diego to raise our family.  My wife and I moved to Shingletown in August 2021 – seeking a place to live like where we always vacationed — the mountains.  My family and friends call me “Markgyver”:  yes, from the TV series, as I have a knack for keeping things running smoothly and fixing anything, and not just with rubber bands and gum.  I received my bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University, and my work experience includes building and maintaining packaging equipment.  I look forward to serving our community as your Water Systems Administrator.