Randy Townsend, of Monrovia, CA., is the Director of Information Technology at Cal Poly Pomona Foundation. Mr. Townsend grew up in the Siskiyou-Trinity Alps area where he developed a love of wilderness through his father, who was a forest service engineer, and grandfather, who was a gold prospector. Randy’s interest in leadership, education, and advocating the outdoor experience is conveyed in his volunteer work chairing Camp Fire Boys and Girls in Redding, chairing the AOA IT Committee for all CSU auxiliaries in California, training and lecturing as a Master Gardener in Seattle, and consulting for the Los Angeles Natural History Museum and Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in southern California. He holds degrees from UCLA and Pierce College, as well as professional certifications in computer engineering and project management. He has 35+ years of technology career experience in the forest products industry, banking, education, entertainment and visual arts. Randy met and married his wife, Karen Mitchell, at Drakesbad in Lassen Park, and continues to visit regularly to hike, fly fish and paint.