Tonya Pearcey received her AA degree in Nursing from Shasta College and has been a Registered Nurse since 1989. 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 as Del Norte County Republican Central Committee Chairwoman. She has actively been involved in the children’s ministry at Redwoods Family Worship Center since 2009. She has three adult children. Her two youngest are stay-at-home parents living in Crescent City. 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.
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.
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.
David Mason was born and raised in Southern California and moved to Del Norte in 2005 to be the County’s Code Enforcement Officer. He earned an AA degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Phoenix and had extensive training and experience in environmental health and vector control during his 25 years as a Code Enforcement Officer.
Prior to his career in Code Enforcement he worked in construction, specializing in hospitals and medical facilities. His community service includes working with his Church’s youth as a Scoutmaster and currently teaches Sunday School in Primary. He served as a foster parent/resource family for 7 years.
After retiring from code enforcement in 2017, he reactivated his contractor’s license and is the owner/operator of DDR Cleaning and Hauling.
Shellie Babich was born and raised in Crescent City. She left Crescent City after graduating from Del Norte high school in 1991. Shortly after completing PA school, Shellie returned to Del Norte county in 2001. She has practiced as a family practice PA in our community since that time.
Shellie enjoys the beauty of our area and spends a lot of time outdoors with her two girls, husband and multitude of animals. Shellie served on the Health Care District board from 2010 to 2018 and is pleased to return in 2024! She is looking forward to finding innovative ways to promote both physical and mental health in our community.
Mr. Henion received his bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences, concentration in Human Physiology, with individual studies in Electron Microscopy. An attorney since 1980, he concentrates his practice in the areas of business, real property, litigation and governmental law. He presently serves as a City Attorney/City Prosecutor and was formerly Del Norte County Counsel.
He presently serves as Master of the Local Masonic Lodge and as Chair of the School District’s Bond Oversight Committee. His former community involvement includes membership on the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce, Chair of Rural Human Services and President of the County Law Library Board of Trustees for twenty years. He has also been a member of the Rotary and Elks’ Clubs.
His spouse, Jennifer, develops online curriculum for retriever training. He has two children, Cameron, principal supervising civil engineer for CalFire and Karli, a Real Estate Broker. His free time is spent retriever training, SCUBA diving and he engages in underwater and other photography/videography.
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