Founder & Executive Director, Rebuild Paradise Foundation
Charles Brooks is a graduate of CSU Chico with a degree in Business Administration. Charles and his wife Jennifer have been Paradise Residents since 2004 and Butte County since 1998. Charles has always had a heart for service. He is an Eagle Scout and been involved in several volunteer civic organizations including; Boy Scouts of America Students in Free Enterprise, Butte County Search & Rescue, Paradise Citizens’ Alliance and coached his boys’ soccer teams for many years. Founding Rebuild Paradise was an easy choice and necessary step to assist the Butte County community recover in a meaningful way over the many years to come.
Owner, Marketing Expressions
With 20 years of experience in marketing, communications, events and non-profit management, Nicole Garroutte runs a boutique marketing firm working with non-profits and small businesses to develop, build and execute on communications and marketing strategies. Nicole spent 15 years working with Larkin Street Youth Services, a homeless youth service provider, as Director of Marketing and Communications and worked with Kidspace Children’s Museum, Blanc & Otus PR firm and various small business owners. When asked to help found Rebuild Paradise there was no question that this was the best way to help our community heal and move forward.
Executive Director, Achieve Charter School
Casey Taylor is the founder and Executive Director of Achieve Charter Schools of Paradise. She is a member of the Paradise Rotary Club, the Paradise Citizens’ Alliance, the Ridge Chamber, sits on the California Charter Schools Association Member Council, is the Chair of the Butte County Charter Leaders Network. Born and raised in Paradise, her life mission has been to ensure Paradise children have high quality education options. Casey has been an educator in Paradise since 1996 and helped opened Achieve's first charter school in 2005. As a Rebuild Paradise board member she is committed to rebuilding Paradise with education as an anchor for a successful community.
Stacie L. Power, Esq.
Power Law, P.C.
People from the north state region of California, from the Central Valley to the Northern border, look to Power Law, P.C., in Chico, CA, for experienced legal services offered by Attorney Stacie L. Power. Stacie is a friendly, dedicated lawyer who is skilled in the law practice areas of Business Law, Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Family Law, Criminal Law and Civil Litigation. These legal services are needed by consumers and business owners alike, especially people who want top quality legal representation from a caring attorney who knows how to work closely with clients to achieve best results. Stacie joined Rebuild Paradise to lend her legal expertise and to help rebuild as her family lost their homes and she lost many of her own properties in the Camp Fire.
Butte County Resident – Construction Advocate
As a Butte County resident and local construction advocate, Loretta Weber’s work experience extends over two decades in the utility industry to which many of those years were in design of new construction and project management. Loretta also spends much of her time advocating for the local and regional construction industry. As a longtime resident of the area and an alumnus of Chico State, Loretta has the privilege of enjoying the landscape of both Chico and Paradise, which is another reason why being part of Rebuild Paradise is the right decision.
Real Estate Investment Broker and Residential Income Expert
Adam Pearce was born and raised in Butte County, is a licensed real estate broker, Co-Chairs the Housing Committee of the Camp Fire Long Term Recovery Group and is currently President of the North Valley Property Owners Association (NVPOA). The NVPOA currently consists of 750 members representing over 22000 rental units in 12 counties of the North State. Adam is passionate about providing quality rental housing in Butte County and has been an advocate for this both statewide and locally since 2011. He is committed to the mission of Rebuild Paradise because people matter, the memories that people create in their homes matter, and helping provide these homes again so new memories can be made matters tremendously.
Chair, Paradise Citizens’ Alliance and Retired Paradise Town Manager
Chuck Rough was the longest serving Town Manager in the Town of Paradise's history having served 16 1/2 years. Since his retirement, he served for over fifteen years on the Butte College Foundation Board of Directors and currently serves on the Feather River Hospital Health Foundation Board of Trustees and FRH Hospice Fundraising Committee. In 2013, he started the Paradise Citizens' Alliance, an independent, non-partisan, non-political group of citizens dedicated to helping improve the quality of life for all Paradise citizens. Chuck and his wife lost their home in the Camp Fire. Through Paradise Citizens’ Alliance and as a founding member of Rebuild Paradise, Chuck quickly was entrenched in the post fire aftermath and instrumental in connecting the various recovery efforts.