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.
Founder of the Rebuild Paradise Foundation
Charles Brooks is a graduate of CSU Chico with a degree in Business Administration. Charles and his wife Jennifer have been residents of Paradise, CA since 2004 and Butte County since 1998. Charles is the Founder of the Rebuild Paradise Foundation and has 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, the Camp Fire Collaborative and has coached his boys’ soccer teams for many years. Founding Rebuild Paradise was an easy choice and necessary step to assist Butte County and other fire affected communities recover in a meaningful way for many years to come. When not working, you can usually find Charles in the mountains, on a hike, attempting to run or enjoying time with his family.
Land Developer at Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP)
Loretta Weber has been a part of Butte County for most of her life. She was raised on a farm, went to Orland High School and then to Chico State where she graduated with a B.A. in Liberal Studies. She has been a member of the Chico Lions Club and now is the co-chair of the Construction Management Task Force Committee of the Camp Fire Long Term Recovery Group. Loretta's professional career has been centered around construction and the utility industry. Loretta has many years of experience being part of recovery efforts after a disaster. Loretta was deployed as part of a mutual aid group to Hurricane Sandy to lead an assessment team. Loretta has played an integral role in the ICS (Incident Command System) structure as Planning and Intelligence Chief during all types of disasters. With her roots in Butte County, Loretta knew she wanted to give back and Rebuild Paradise Foundation suits that mission.
Retired Paradise Town Manager & Member, North Valley Community Foundation/Butte Strong Fund Committee
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 founded the Paradise Citizen’s Alliance (PCA) in 2013, an independent, non-partisan group of citizens dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Paradise community, and also, was actively involved in improved K-12 student learning and educational reform, and global and local high school- level entrepreneurship programs. Chuck and wife Patty lost their home in the Camp Fire. Through his continued involvement with the PCA, as Chair of Adventist Health’s Feather River Health Foundation, as a founding member of Rebuild Paradise, a member of the Butte Strong Fund, and a member of the Hope Plaza Steering Committee, Chuck has been highly involved with various post-Camp Fire recovery efforts.