Dr. Debbie Daniels

Janet McMahon

Tom Vermeulen

Danielle Pierce


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. 





CPA/Owner-Vermeulen & Company     

Vermeulen & Company is a medium sized accounting firm founded in 1981 with the goal of consistently  providing quality services to their clients. Their business is growing your business. Tom has degrees in both Business Administration and Agriculture. He began work in public accounting in 1978. Before opening his own practice he worked in several public accounting firms and fortune 500 companies to gain valuable experience within the private sector. Tom has served as President of the San Joaquin Chapter of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants and as Chair of the Management of an Accounting Practice group. Tom lives with his wife, Rochelle, on their almond ranch. Tom enjoys exploring the Sierra Mountains, travel, running, cycling, and woodworking. 




AVP Community Branch Manager-Bank of Stockton Ripon Branch

Danielle just celebrated her 40th year in banking and has been a member of the Ripon Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors since 1998. She wholeheartedly embraces the Chamber’s role as an advocate for business.  She has a particular passion for our Downtown and believes a City’s Downtown is a reflection of the overall health of the community. Danielle is also a member of the Ripon Rotary Club where she has served as Treasurer for a number years. She has worked on many projects with the Chamber and the City including, expanding downtown parking, installing decorative lights down Main Street, and revision of the City’s sign ordinance, to name a few.  In addition she is  proud to be a charter member of the Ripon First Responder’s Appreciation Day Committee.Danielle has been married to her husband Jerry for 34 years and the have three grown boys. 




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


Chad DeGraff

Board Member

Owner-DeGraff Development, Inc.


Bio Coming Soon




Kristine Griffin

Board Member

VP Branch Manager-Oak Valley Community Bank Ripon Branch   

Kristine has managed Oak Valley Community bank for over 10 years and has been in the banking industry for nearly 20 years. Her responsibilities include the overall leadership, profitability and productivity of the branch. Kristine is responsible for the procurement and development of all commercial and consumer accounts and loans. She and her family have called Ripon home since 2001. In addition to her professional accomplishments she has volunteered for several boards, including United Way, Soroptimist International of Ripon, American Cancer Society, she co-founded the Ripon Community Fund, and has been on the Chamber Board for over 10 years. 



Jennifer Komatsu


Rachael Venema

Leo Zuber

Board Member

Owner-Natural Path Wellness Center

                                                            Natural Path Wellness Center was opened by Jennifer so she could offer an alternative approach to restoring and maintaining the body’s natural ability to heal. Her goal is to provide an integrated approach to wellness. Her vision became a reality when the doors opened to the community in 2013. Jennifer is a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner and Certified Massage Therapist who started working in holistic health in the mid-80s with chiropractic offices. Jennifer has been selected to serve on the Ripon Chamber board for the last 2 years and she serves as Chair of the Downtown Committee. Her heart is to always be of service and to see the Ripon business community thrive. She resides in Ripon with her husband Gary. 



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.