Dr. Debbie Daniels

Janet McMahon




Veterinarian-Ripon Veterinary Hospital.

Dr. Debbie Daniels graduated from U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1979. Prior to that she received a B.S. in Zoology in 1975 from U.C. Davis. Ripon Veterinary Hospital was founded by Dr. Daniels in 1984. She was a past president of Soroptimist International of Ripon, and was a past president of the Ripon Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Daniels also had a Relay for Life Team for 8 years. Dr. Daniels currently serves as Chair of the Economic Development Committee. 






Realtor-Keller Williams Realty

 Janet has been a Ripon resident since 2012. She has been married to her husband, Ed McMahon, for 5 years. Janet is a former Travel Agent where she developed her love of travel that continues today. She enjoys concerts, golf, and spending time with her family, two cats and dog. She has been a Chamber member and Ambassador since 2017 and was appointed to the Chamber Board in January 2019. Janet has been with Keller Williams Realty since 2012. She has served on the Central Valley Association of Realtors Council in 2013, 2014, and 2018. Janet is a member of Spring Creek Golf and Country Club and serves on the Membership Committee for the club. Her passion has been volunteering for Relay for Life for the last 17 years. She is also a co-founder of the Caring Hearts of the Central Valley which is a 501(c)3 that helps families in need. Janet’s goal for the Ripon Chamber of Commerce is to help it grow and to see business thrive. 





Owner-DeGraff Development, Inc.


Bio Coming Soon





Owner- The Vine House
Kyndra Wilson was born and raised here in Ripon and is now the owner and creator of The VineHouse. A Ripon High and CSU Stanislaus Alumni, Kyndra enjoys spending her time being a newerrestauranteur and consulting for other local start up businesses. She also owns a business as anEsthetician and Makeup Artist out of Manteca. With over 17 years experience in both industries,Kyndra has a wide range of knowledge and expertise to bring to the Ripon community and fellowbusiness owners. Strategy and marketing were her concentrations in college, and she credits hereducation in such fields to her success as a multi entrepreneur. Her mantra has always been“Community Over Competition” and she uses that as her main focus when executing strategicbusiness decisions. Her next goal is to be one of the top influential women in the wine and foodindustry with creating sister companies to The Vine House. When she’s not dabbling in all thingsbusiness, she enjoys the outdoors; wine tasting, hikes, horse back riding, concerts, patio hangouts,anything that involves nature is where you’ll find her. She is a true creative with a ton of passion forhelping others. Her love for creating culture and brand loyalty/recognition will bring a fresh new taketo the chamber and help our local businesses become prosperous.

Darryl Bartels


Board Member

Owner-State Farm Insurance  

                                                                  Darryl opened his doors for business on July 1, 1969 with his wife Michele as his assistant. He purchased the property at 210 S. Stockton Ave. and built his office building. He offers all types of insurance coverage and has 3 employees. Darryl and Michele have two sons and three grandchildren. Darryl has been an active member with a variety of organizations in Ripon over the years, including Ripon Jaycees, Ripon Lions Club, American Legion, a Charter member of Ripon/England Golf Team, a volunteer with the Ripon Fire Department, and Chair of the Downtown Committee. 



Susan Bunnell


Board Member

California Connections Academy

                                                            Susan is a 3rd generation Ripon resident and has been in the education world since 2002. I am currently working as the marketing representative, family relationship coordinator and elementary specialist for California Connections Academy Ripon. This is an online, independent study school for students in Transitional Kindergarten through 12th grade. Since 2017, Susan has been a volunteer coach for her daughter’s softball team and helps coach her son’s baseball, soccer and football teams with the Ripon City League. Susan also organizes the children’s program at Immanuel Church. She loves being a part of the Ripon community and attending the wonderful events.

sbunnellchristensen@  calca.connectionsacademy.org



Board Member

Special Projects Coordinator, Ripon Consolidated Fire District;Owner, Kid Red Entertainment; Owner, MyRipon.com


Jeremiah North has owned and operated Kid Red Entertainment for over 25 years. North relocated toRipon in 2002, and immediately became active in the community by providing quality entertainment,event planning, and sitting on committees for events like Almond Blossom Festival, Ripon 4th of July,Movies in the Park, Main Street Day, and more. In 2018, North purchased community-based website,MyRipon.com, and has been working to expand the site for the residents and businesses of Ripon byproviding local news, obituaries, business spotlights, and more. North also works full-time for RiponConsolidated Fire District as the department’s Special Projects Coordinator. North is excited for thechance to bring his energy and experience to the Ripon Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.-

Heather Hernandez

Board Member

Owner- Divine Salon

Heather Hernandez has been a Ripon resident for close to a decade. She is the owner of Divine Salon and Spa in Historic Downtown Ripon for almost 8 years. Heather is currently the Chairperson for the Downtown Business Owners Committee. She loves being apart of the events in Ripon. Hernandez and her husband have four awesome children. They volunteer for Ripon Knights Youth Football and Cheer and love being apart of the Ripon Community

Jan Nowak


Rachael Venema

Leo Zuber

Board Member

Board Member

Owner-Discover Ripon Magazine

Bio Coming Soon



Board Member

Owner/Photographer-Rachael Venema Photography 

With over 9 years of experience in professional portraiture, Rachael provides a vision for every portrait session and provides amazing wall art designs for her customer’s homes.  Rachael’s passion is to bring her customer’s portraits to life and provide tangible, heirloom artwork of their portraits for them to display in their homes.  She lives in Ripon, CA, with her husband and 3 children.  Even though she’s only lived here for one year, she has thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the Ripon community. She has eagerly volunteered and partnered with local organizations and events, as well as, assisted local businesses with their marketing.  For example, Ripon Chamber Ambassador, Discover Ripon Magazine, Market, Ripon Christian Schools, Color the Skies Guild, Audi Modesto just to name a few. She is excited to be a part of the Chamber. 



Board Member

Retired RUSD Superintendent

                                                             Leo has been a member of the Ripon community since 1979 and a resident since 1986. He was elected to the Chamber Board in 1994 and has been a member since that time. He served as Chamber Chair from 2002-2004. Leo worked in the Ripon Unified School District for 29 years as a Principal, Director, and the last 15 years as Superintendent. Leo looks forward to continuing to serve Ripon’s business community as well as the community as a whole as a member of the Board of Directors. Leo is currently the Mayor of Ripon.