Dr. Caldwell was born and raised in Los Angeles. Before college graduation from the University of California, Berkeley, he spent one year hitch-hiking across Europe, the Middle East, and India. Dr. Caldwell and his wife Donna Sund met during their Family Practice training program, then moved with their daughter to Crescent City in 1984. Doctors Caldwell and Sund built Redwood Medical Offices in 1991, where they continue to operate Del Norte County’s largest Family Practice clinic. Their three children left the area to attend college, later returning to the community to build their own careers. Dr. Caldwell was named Business Person of the Year by the Crescent City Chamber of Commerce in 2011, and Healthcare Provider of the Year on numerous occasions.
Michael Young was born in Sacramento, a life-time California resident, moved to Del Norte County with his young family in 1973. He has served as Crescent City’s City Manager, City Director of Public Works, Interim City Manager on two occasions, County Engineer and owned and managed his consulting civil engineering company for 20 years. For the past 25 years Mr. Young has volunteered with non-profit organizations to plan, design and construct humanitarian facilities, such as hospitals, medical clinics and orphanages, in numerous foreign countries. Elected in 2018, Mr. Young hopes to apply his abilities and experience to support and improve healthcare facilities and services in Del Norte County.
Elizabeth is a ten year resident of Del Norte County, having earned her Bachelor's degree in psychology at California State University at Northridge. Her healthcare experience includes employment with Humboldt Open Door clinic. Elizabeth has also written a book on infertility and miscarriage, and started a 501(c)(3) organization with the mission of assisting families pursuing parenthood; through this, she has been able to educate others about the causes and interventions for infertility and infant loss as well as how best to support those who are struggling.
Elizabeth loves music and enjoys singing and writing music on piano and guitar. Elizabeth is passionate about patient advocacy and believes that everyone deserves to have access to quality and affordable healthcare.
Tonya Pearcey received her AA degree in Nursing from Shasta College and has been a Registered Nurse for 32 years. She gained experience in multiple fields of healthcare, specializing in Emergency and Intensive Care services. Patient advocacy and Healthcare availability in Del Norte is a major concern and focus for her, as she has spent more than half of her life in Crescent City and is where much of her family lives.
Tonya is currently serving her second term on the Republican Central Committee in Del Norte County. She has actively been involved in the children’s ministry at Redwoods Family Worship Center for the last 10 years and has three adult children. Her two youngest are stay at home parents living in Crescent City and her oldest lives in southern California and works in the Aerospace Industry after retiring from the US Marine Corps. She also has eight awesome grandchildren.
Juan Santillan attended the School of Science in General Biology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Juan moved to Del Norte County in 1993 from Sacramento, California. From 1996 to present, Juan has been the owner and operator of Pacific Quest Dive Center, located in Crescent City. During the same period of time, Juan has worked as Instructor Trainer, teaching all levels of SCUBA Education from Basic to Instructor Level certifications. Juan is also a member and Advisor of the Del Norte County Sheriff Dive Team.
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