Board Members

Jose Reynoso, President

Alvarado Estates 

Jose has lived in the College Area for 16 years with his wife and two children who have all attended or attend local schools.  He serves on the boards of the Alvarado Community Association and the Hardy Elementary PTA and was previously on the board of a national legal organization and a New York bank. He is an entrepreneur-in-residence at CONNECT, coaching technology startups.  Jose has advanced degrees in corporate finance, and strategic planning & development. He relaxes with landscaping and design projects.

CACPB tenure from March 2018.  Seat election: 2020

Jim Jennings, Vice President


Jim is a Navy veteran who has live in the College Area for the last 16 years. He is married to his partner of 21 years. Jim loves to cook, and enjoy reading old classics. 

CACPB tenure from November 2015. Seat election 2019.

John Putman, Treasurer

​John Putman has been a resident owner in the College Area for 16 years. He grew up in the area attending Horace Mann Jr. High, Crawford High School, and SDSU. John is an Associate Professor in History as well as Director of SDSU’s International Business Program He serves on the East Boulevard Alliance Committee and Campus Community Coalition.  

CACPB tenure from May 2017.  Seat election 2021.

Ann Cottrell, Secretary

College View Estates

​Ann  and her husband Don, both retired SDSU professors, have lived within easy walking distance of SDSU since 1967. Their two sons are CAKs (College Area kids). She is active in the College View Estates Association and is on the CVEA board.  She served on the CACC/PB board from 2007-2016 and was chair of  NEAC as well as serving on the By-laws committee among others. She continues to serve on NEAC. Outside the community she remains active in her professional research community.

CACPB tenure from July 2017.  Seat election: 2021

Saul Amerling

Mesa Colony

Dr. Saul Amerling, a retired school psychologist, has lived in College East for over 18 years. Along with his wife, a retired nurse, they have a combined family of 5 children and 11 grandchildren. Saul had a practice as a Marriage and Family Counselor, and was a Licensed Educational Psychologist. He and Lisa started the Catoctin Area Community Group which subsequently merged with the Mesa Colony Community Group, where he is acting chair. Additionally, Saul aggregates the local news articles for the College Area News.  Interests include wood turning, reading, and with his wife who is a porcelain artist, traveling.  


CACPB tenure from May 2014.  Seat election: 2020.

Ellen Bevier

Baja Canyon, College West

Ellen has lived in the College Area since 1979. A retired newspaper editor, she is happily living in the mid-century home she had renovated in 2014 (these intentions take time.) She works on her yard, leads Canyoneer nature walks as a volunteer for the San Diego Natural History Museum, and is a member of the California Native Plant Society.

CACPB Tenure from February 2018. Seat election 2019

David Cook

College East

​David Cook is a non resident property owner who has owned a house in the area for 5 years.  David is self employed, and has been a member of the CACC for one year. He has been involved in other organizations including the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Special Olympics, Junior Achievement, and the Cathedral Catholic Fundraising Committee. He is interested in enhancing the quality of life in the area by managing growth, improving relationships with SDSU and contributing to community beautification projects.

CACPB tenure March 2017.  Seat election 2020

Michael D'Ambrosia

El Cerrito

Mike is an architect who lives in the College Area with his wife and two children. As the chair of the Projects and Beautification committee, Mike is leading the group in identifying their vision for the future atmosphere and aesthetic of the College Area. He encourages all community members to contribute their thoughts at the Projects and Beautification meeting, held on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m.

CACPB tenure from March 2016.  Seat election: 2019

Rachel Gregg

SDSU Representative

​Rachel Gregg is a San Diego native and proud San Diego State University alumna. In her role as Community Relations Manager, Rachel works as the liaison between the SDSU and the College Area and other surrounding communities. Prior to her work at SDSU, Rachel worked for various elected officials in the CA State Legislature. 

Appointed by SDSU

Keith Henderson

Keith and wife, Sarah, are SDSU alumni and non-resident homeowners in the College Area.They currently live in Pacific Beach with their one year old son, Henry, and are expecting their second in November. Keith is a real estate broker and specializes in College Area properties. He serves on the CACC dollar per ticket and long range planning committees


CACPB tenure from March 2015.  Seat election: 2019

Bob Higdon

Mesa Colony

Bob has resided in College East with his wife, Kristy, since 1979. He has a BA from SDSU (geography-- urban planning/design), and attended UCLA's MA program in architecture..  A registered architect, Bob’s career included work on custom homes and commercial projects e.g.  Disney World Living Seas Pavilion.  He retired in 2017 from San Diego Unified School District, where he was an architectural project manager. He is a member the Mesa Colony community group and  a member of the CACC Beautification/Long Range Planning Committee; he envisions helping create a vibrant, landscaped pedestrian community for all residents to enjoy. 

CACPB tenure from: March 2018    Seat Selection: 2021

Jean Hoeger

College View Estates

Jean Hoeger is a native San Diegan and has lived in the College Area with her husband and three children since 1986 and has been active in the College View Estates Association. After earning her teaching credential and B.S. in the Social Sciences from Christian Heritage College and her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of San Diego, she began teaching in the San Diego Unified School District. She has taught in middle schools her entire career, teaching history, math, computers, and P.E. She serves on the Code Violations Committee.


CACPB tenure from March 2011. Seat election: 2020.

Robert Montana


​Robert is a resident property owner who lives on Mary Lane Drive and has lived in the College Area for 25 years.  He is a professor at Southwestern Community College.  He has been a member of the CACC for 25 years.  He is a member of the Project Review Committee and is interested in addressing appropriate development. 


CACPB tenure from November 2017.  Seat election 2021

Troy Murphee

Mesa Colony

Troy Murphree has lived in the College Area since 2002. She and other neighbors formed the Mesa Colony Community Group to address issues east of Reservoir Drive. An SDSU graduate, she worked in environmental compliance/planning and watershed protection for more than 40 years. Troy serves as the Council District 9 representative on the City’s Community Forest Advisory Board, chairs the East Boulevard Alliance Committee, and serves on the Beautification and Project Review committees. 


CACPB tenure from January 2014. Seat election: 2019.

BJ Nystrom

El Cerrito

B.J. serves on the East Boulevard Alliance, Project Review Committee and Dollar Per Ticket ad hoc Committee. B.J. is a long time resident of the College Area and a veritable historian of the area. 


CACPB tenure from October 2015.  Seat election 2020.

Jerry Pollack

Alvarado Estates

Jerry has lived in the College Area for 49 years and has been on the CACC board since 2011, as secretary from 2014-2017. From 1984 to 2010, he was the President of Patrick Anthony Properties, Inc., a custom boutique real estate brokerage company. He has been active in numerous organizations concerned with Alzheimers and taught courses on Gerontology at SDSU. He currently serves on the CACC Projects and Beautification, Project Review, and Dollar/Ticket Fund Ad Hoc committees.

CACPB tenure from September 2012. Seat election: 2021.

Jim Schneider

BID Representative

Jim Schneider is from Pittsburg where he worked in banking, economic development and was a small business owner. Moving to San Diego in 2005,  he continued his interest economic development  as the Executive Director for the Adams Avenue Business Association, then with San Diego and Imperial Small Business Development Centers. Jim is currently Executive Director for the College Area Business District.  He served the CAPB as the College Area Business District representative from 2015 – 2017 and returned in 2018.

Appointed by College Area BID

Michael Wiafe

SDSU Associated Student Body Representative

Originally from Redlands, CA, Michael is a third year student at SDSU majoring in Political Science. He currently serves as Vice President of External Relations and Chief Communications Officer for Associated Students.

Jason Wills

College East

Jason has been a resident of San Diego for the past 18 years and a college area resident property owner for the past 3 years.  He is a former Marine veteran, who currently works for the U.S Government as a Project Manager, overseeing construction projects in Southern California, Hawaii, Guam, and Saipan.   Prior to working for the U.S Government, Jason worked as a Hazmat Specialist and UAV Pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has his B.S in Finance and Real Estate from San Diego State University and is currently working on his Masters in Urban Planning.  Jason is a part-time real estate investor who owns investment properties across San Diego.  He’s passionate about helping his community thrive, and loves to give back to by helping others and donating to local charities. He is interested in continuing to work with the Long Range Planning Committee, where he had been volunteering as a non-board member.

CADPB tenure March 2017.   Seat election 2020.

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The CACC/CACPB now meets at 7:00 PM on the second Wednesday of each month and is immediately followed by the meeting of the CACC/Community Council at Faith Presbyterian Church, 5075 Campanile Dr. San Diego, CA, 92115.

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