PCF Leadership Team

2019 Youth on the Ridge Community Foundation / Paradise Chocolate Fest Leadership Team

Paradise Chocolate Fest Founders, Bill & Pam Hartley, owners, Joy Lyn’s Candies
Youth on the Ridge Community Foundation / Paradise Chocolate Fest Ex. Director, Debbie LaPlant Moseley

Youth on the Ridge Community Foundation / Paradise Chocolate Fest Board of Directors

  • President, Sherry Swim, owner PIP Printing & Marketing Services
  • Vice President, Curtis Schnurr, Financial Advisor
  • Secretary, Diane Lewandowski, owner Darlene’s Fine Chocolates & Ice Cream; Ray Morgan Company
  • Treasurer, Chelyse Chappell, Staff Accountant, Matthews, Hutton & Warren, CPA's 


  • Cheryl Almeida, Vice President/Branch Manager, Rabobank
  • Joe Almeida, Safeway Stores, Retired
  • Lori Crowder, owner A Stitch Above
  • Dylan Dutro, Student, Cal State University Chico
  • John Jans, Engineer, Retired
  • Carol Peterson, Publisher Paradise Post Newspaper, Retired

Paradise Chocolate Fest Advisory Committee

  • Ireri Arellano, Marketing Gold Country Casino
  • Tom Baker, Attorney at Law
  • Michael Coogin & Brian Curtis, MC2 Design Group 
  • Keitha Corbit, Engelbrecht Advertising
  • Les & Jessica Cummings, owners Digital Print
  • Greg Engelbrecht, Engelbrecht Advertising
  • John Fabris, SQA Engineer, Build.com
  • Kathi Hiatt, North State Writers
  • Bruce Murray, owner Technigraphics
  • Clay Reid, president Plugged In & Turned On in Paradise
  • Scott Seymore, Director of Hotel Operations Gold Country Casino
  • Grant Townsend, Marketing Director Gold Country Casino
  • John Warren, partner Matthews, Hutton and Warren CPAs
  • Joel York, Director of Food & Beverage Gold Country Casino

2019 Beneficiaries - Achieve Charter School, Achieve Charter High School, Boy Scouts Troop #316, Boys Scouts Troop #770, Children’s Community Charter School, Cub Scouts Pack #316, Cub Scouts Pack #770, Girl Scouts, Gold Nugget Museum, Paradise Elementary PTO, Paradise Elks Lodge, Paradise Friends of the Library, PHS Academic Decathlon Team, PHS Athletic Teams, PHS Link Crew, PHS Student Leadership, Paradise Host Lions Club, Paradise Intermediate Evergreen 6 Academy, Paradise Intermediate School Web Program, Paradise Junior Football, Paradise Piranhas Swim Team, Paradise Rotary Interact, Paradise Unified School District, Ponderosa Elementary PTO, Rainbow Girls, Reading Pals Paradise, Ridgeview High School Rangers.  


For additional information, please contact: Debbie LaPlant Moseley, Executive Director
Youth on the Ridge Community Foundation / Paradise Chocolate Fest, IRS Tax Exempt - # 27-0772654
c/o 611 Parkwood Drive Chico, CA 95928 • 530/342-4896 • info@chocolatefest.us • www.chocolatefest.us