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An East Coast native, Pearson received his bachelor’s in health and physical education, with minors in health science and coaching, from West Chester University (Pa.), his master’s in sport management from WCU and his Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy studies from the University of California, Riverside.
Pearson is active in many professional organizations including the Society of Health and Physical Educators; National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association; North American Society for Sport Management; and National Strength and Conditioning Association, within which he holds the rank of “Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist”. He routinely makes scholarly presentations to these organizations at regional and national conferences.
Pearson has taught health and physical education at the middle and high school levels, and he has coached high school football, wrestling, track & field and baseball. He has worked in collegiate athletic administration at the Division I and II levels as well as collegiate recreation management.
A resident of Riverside, Pearson and his wife, Suzanne, have two sons Brett and Colt
In 1993-1994 Tracy studied in Madrid, Spain at La Universidad de Complutense, where she was immersed in the target language and culture. Upon returning from Europe, she then went on to teach Spanish throughout southern California. She has had the opportunity to teach at private schools such as, Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, and the Archer School for girls in Bel Air where she was instructing and academically guiding some celebrity students like Kirsten Dunst and the daughters of Jim Carrey and Tom Hanks, just to name a few. She then proceeded to move onto John Burroughs High School in Burbank, Garden Grove Unified in Orange County, and then Val Verde Unified where she is now at Citrus Hill High School in Riverside, California.
Although Mrs. Childs loves teaching her students, she is a mother of 2 (son – 10, daughter – 13) and a wife of 17 years. Tracy has a plethora of interests not only in education, but desires to inspire others in the fine arts and in physical education and well-being. She was the lead singer of not only a classic rock band called, “The Relics”, but also lead a contemporary country band called, “The Tracy Childs Band” that played large venues like Riverside’s Festival of Lights, and entertained at various Temecula vineyards, and holiday showcases.
Mrs. Childs suffered for several years from rheumatoid arthritis, but chose to take charge of her disease by entrusting Karla Adams to regulate her food and exercise regimen for the benefit of counteracting her painful symptoms. This changed Tracy’s life. She has actively participated in sprint, olympic, and international distance triathlons. She has competed and placed in Muscle Beach figure competitions, and won 2nd place in the figure category for Fitness America Orange County, where she went on to compete at Fitness America’s World Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Tracy strives to continue to challenge herself in all areas of life. She is not only spiritually and educationally driven, but a very involved mom, and wife who will soon compete in a WBFF competition in Los Angeles this fall. Tracy believes “balance” is the key to life. She looks forward to her 3rd Karla Adams Transformation Fitness Wear Photoshoot where she will be featured as a sponsored athlete for the Karla Adams Club.
Bill has been interested in and informally studied fitness, health, diet, and life extension since graduating from high school. Bill became interested in bodybuilding early in childhood and has engaged in a resistance training program since his early teens. Bill believes well applied knowledge can overcome genetic disadvantages given enough time, when sufficient effort is applied. He also believes that aging doesn’t have to be a sentence to rapid and ever increasing debilitation. With proper diet, exercise, and supplementation, Bill believes most of us can extend our vibrancy and vigor well into our twilight years.
Eve’s prior travels to Africa, Asia, and Europe as a short-term orphanage worker has enabled her to serve as an ambassador of peace to the province of Guangdong, South China (2007-2009), as well as given her the fortitude to work in a long-term home located in Riverside County, for survivors of human trafficking. As the director of care to Rebirth Homes, a non-profit organization developed to restore lives broken by human trafficking, Eve manages the care team which ensures best practices are afforded to staff, volunteers, and participants for a healthy and happy recovery process.
She has served on numerous boards and advisory groups in the Inland Empire to include The UCR Botanical Gardens and The Riverside University Health System Foundation.
During her leisure time, she enjoys traveling with a single backpack hiking Europe, perfecting Irish tunes on her Fiddle, drought tolerant gardening, reading,
camping in Sierra Nevadas, and more importantly spending time with her two grandchildren.
California State University San Bernardino, BA and a Computer Pattern Design Certificate from the Otis School of Design.
Mr. Thomas is the Riverside Liaison for the 100 Black Men of the Inland Empire and mentors at Chemawa Middle School. He also works as an Insurance Agent for Atchley and Associates Insurance Services focusing on Commercial Clients among others. In his current role as Community Organizer for the Riverside County chapter of Alliance for Boys and Men of Color, he strives to build collaborations to help stop the School to Prison Pipeline through advocacy and legislation.
When he is not being active with the UC Riverside Athletics Board and The Group, the proud dad enjoys watching his sophomore daughter swim for the Ramona Rams. Although she is a student at Riverside STEM Academy, she swims for her ‘home’ school of Ramona where she is expected to return to CIF again this year.
She enjoys serving on the board of directors for Riverside East Rotary and is the President Elect for the 2018-2019 year. She has a passion for college students which turned into collaborating the pioneering of a mentoring program with The Bob Jabs School of Business at California Baptist University.
Emily is a single mom of 2 incredible girls. Her oldest is attending her Sr. Year at California Baptist University with a major in Communications and serves as Vice President for the University Choir and Orchestra. The youngest daughter is involved in community theater and has held roles as Annie at the Box Entertainment Center and Jane Banks in Mary Poppins at the California Theater.
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