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.

Nanette Emmen – Member-at-Large

A mountain girl at heart, I was born and raised in Red Bluff.  I retired from Sierra Pacific Industries after a 23 year career in the Accounting/HR fields. I am active with California Women in Timber as the membership chair, and volunteer at Our Lady of Mercy as office support.  Love, Love…my husband, son, grand babies, cooking, and spending time with family & friends. 

Nick Gorshen – Water Master

A facilities management professional originally from the Bay Area, on retirement I found Shingletown.  Woodridge Lake has been home for my wife and I for ten years. I have been Water Master for approximately three years.