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Board President and Member-At-Large
Serving 1st term until June 30, 2021

Scott Mason has lived in Riverside County with his family for the past 6 years. Mr. Mason has served the community during those 6 years by working as a Felony Prosecutor for the Riverside County District Attorney’s office. As a community college graduate, Mr. Mason believes in the value of a community college education. (Photo coming soon)

Kellie Welty


Board Secretary and Parent Representative

Serving 3rd term until on June 30, 2023

Kellie Welty and her husband Dale have lived in Canyon Lake for a combined 33 years. Kellie has three children. Adam is a Nuclear Engineer with the United States Navy. Allison lives in San Diego and is a Veterinarian Tech for a local emergency hospital. . Kellie has been a Santa Rosa parent since her daughter attended SRA in 2010. Kellie’s youngest son, Nicholas, is in 9th grade. Kellie is a retired Application Engineer who also sold Real Estate for many years, serving the local community. Kellie is currently involved in many organizations that support the local community.


Board Director and Parent Representative

Serving 2nd term until on June 30, 2022

Brooke Snell is a parent to two children at Santa Rosa Academy. She has one son in Eighth grade and one son in Ninth grade. Both children have been enrolled in blue track since Kindergarten, with the exception of 1 semester in red track. She retired from American Airlines, working as a Flight Attendant to become a stay-at-home mom. Brooke currently enjoys operating a home bakery focused on specialty cakes. Working from home affords her the opportunity to volunteer her time in many aspects at SRA, her children’s sports teams, and her church. Brooke and her husband have been married for 16 years and have lived in Menifee since 2009. As a family, they enjoy camping, music, and sports. She considers it a blessing to be a part of the SRA family and looks forward to the new growth and opportunities in the future. (Photo coming soon).

Board Director and Parent Representative

Serving 1st term until June 30, 2022

Eric Russell was born in northern Montana, where he attended elementary school. He moved to San Diego by middle school and grew up there till he attended college in Hawaii. While there, he met his wife, who lived on the island and also attended the same college. Eric and Amberlyn have 4 boys that all attend SRA. They have done all three tracks but currently, have them all enrolled on blue track. He has lived in Menifee for over 15 years. Eric loves to travel and get outdoors. His job gives him opportunities to go overseas and spend time with his family. He has served in several capacities to help with his local community. He loves SRA and wants to help in any way possible. (Photo coming soon).
Board Director and Community Representative
Serving 2nd term until June 30, 2022
Gina Gonzalez (Bio and photo coming soon)
Board Director and Community Representative
Serving 1st term until June 30, 2023
Chiara Santi (Bio and photo coming soon)
Board Director and Community Representative
Serving 1st term until June 30, 2023
Chief Pat Walsh started his career in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in 1984.  In 1991, he moved to the Pacific Northwest and began working for the Portland Police Bureau.  While with the Portland Police Bureau, Chief Walsh worked a variety of assignments to include gang enforcement, narcotics, patrol, office of accountability and professional standards, tactical operations, chief’s adjutant, executive officer, and the compliance coordinator for the federal settlement agreement between the United States Department of Justice and Portland.

In 2014, Chief Walsh became the Chief of Police for the Lompoc Police Department in Lompoc, California.  Chief Walsh was the region representative for the California Police Chiefs Association during his tenure in Lompoc.  As the representative, Chief Walsh represented municipal police chiefs in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties.

In April 2019, Chief Walsh was chosen to be the first police chief of the Menifee Police Department.  Chief Walsh joins a small number of police chiefs that have had the opportunity to create a police department.  In this role, Walsh has endeavored not only to create a department but also to create a positive, innovative and inclusive culture.

Chief Walsh has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia University in Management Communications and Leadership and a Master’s degree in Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Homeland Defense and Security.

Chief Walsh wrote his master’s thesis on building trust between the community and the police. His thesis is titled, “A Practitioner’s Guide to Trust and Legitimacy.

Chief Walsh is committed to the study of police procedures and the ever-changing science and practices that strengthen the profession. (Photo coming soon)