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2017 Board of Directors



Our board members represent a broad cross-section of Clairemont who are all volunteers committed to keeping Clairemont great. Below is a list of a few of the activities the CTC has recently supported:

Supporting local schools through grants for closure prevention and teacher retention, sporting equipment, Junior Achievement, Snow day incentive functions leading to improved test scores.
  • Rainwater Recovery
  • Sponsoring an Olympic hopeful snowboarder
  • Partnering and sponsoring with the Chamber for community outreach 
  • Mayoral debate hosting / forum for local political opinion
  • Dias for Community Involvement
  • Little league and Fast Pitch softball support
  • Supporting the Clairemont Act One theatre group
  • Providing art supplies for seniors at LiveWell San Diego

President: Eden Yaege

(Term 2016-2018)

Eden Yaege

Eden Yaege has lived in the Bay Ho area of Clairemont since 2007 with her husband, Kyle Yaege; 3 pugs; and a Siamese cat. Her favorite place in Clairemont is the dog park west of the Cadman Recreation Center. She has worked in the Kearny Mesa area of Clairemont since 2004 as general counsel at a real estate development company. Prior to that Eden attended Humboldt State University and graduated with her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychological research. She also attended the University of Illinois at Chicago PhD program in Social Psychology, prior to participating in the formation of a telecom-related company and then becoming owner-operator of a steak and seafood restaurant in Texas. Upon settling back in California, Eden moved to San Diego to be near family. She attended and completed the USD Paralegal Program and then received a JD at California Western School of Law. She is currently involved in a variety of community organizations and is the President of her law school Alumni Association. She loves living in Clairemont and is excited to contribute to the Clairemont community through her position on the Clairemont Town Council. She can be reached directly at eden.yaege@gmail.com.

Immediate Past-President: Ryan Trabuco 

(Term 2016-2018)

Ryan Trabuco was unaimously re-elected to an unprecedented fourth term as President of the Clairemont Town Council in November 2015. Trabuco joined the Clairemont Town Council in 2010. Born and raised in Texas, he moved to California in 2004, and has lived in the San Diego area since 2007. He has dedicated countless hours to public and community service, and serves on the Board of Directors for several non-profit, community advocacy organizations.

Trabuco served on the County’s Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board for two terms, providing oversight of the County’s treatment and rehabilitation programs, and advised the Board of Supervisors on alcohol and drug prevention policy. He also served on the San Diego County Juvenile Justice Commission, where he provided oversight on the administration and maintenance of facilities within the county’s juvenile court system.

During the day, he works as Director of Operations for Five Star Escrow and Real Talk San Diego, a block of business and financial programming on ESPN Radio 1700AM.

Vice-President: Richard Morris

(Term 2016-2018)

Century 21-1st Choice Broker Associate, in real estate for over 10 years, living in San Diego for over 35 years. Rare vintage vinyl records dealer, specializing in The Beatles!






Secretary: Roseline Feral

(Term 2015-2017)

Treasurer: Lynn Little

(Term 2015-2017)

Sergeant at Arms: Carrie Munson

(Term 2015-2017)

Director North: Hugo Carmona 

(Term 2016-2018)

Director East: Vacant

(Term 2015-2017)

Director Central: Steph Groce

(Term 2015-2017)

“A person who never took a chance, never had a chance” is a saying that resonates at the root level of my passion, not in the sense of Risk, but in the context of Action. If an organization does not strive to take the lead, then they have lost before they begin.” - Stephen Groce


As a seven year resident of Clairemont, Stephen, his wife Angela, and two children Dario and Giuliana have decided to plant roots in the community, despite career opportunities that offered relocation packages out of state. This decision is why Stephen has joined the CTC. As a full-time husband and father, passionate Entrepreneur, and career business and Asset Protection Professional, he has gained a wide range of experience that has allowed him to maintain a sense of balance during multitasking times. The CTC allows Stephen to be involved in the community at the root level setting an example and path for his kids to follow.

Director South: Joe Sopher

(Term 2016-2018)

Joe's family moved from Nebraska to San Diego in 1951. Graduating from San Diego High in 1953, he began working at Convair, first in assembly, then to field operations for the F 102 and the F 106. Joe came to Clairemont in 1967. He worked construction, was framing many homes in the Mount streets and throughout San Diego County, later becoming Superintendent for home builders. His family grew, the father of five, very active in Clairemont schools, youth activities, Little League in Linda Vista. Joe joined Clairemont Town Council in 1999 and has served a Member-at-Large, Sergeant of Arms and in any and every capacity as needs arise. He is involved with the Clairemont Garden Tour, Clairemont Days, Clairemont Clean-Up Days.

Director West: Jack Vellis

(Term 2015-2017)

I have lived in the Clairemont area since I moved to San Diego in 1999: seven years in the Fox Run community near Genessee Blvd., and for the past eight years in Bay Ho on Cadden Way with my wife, Nancy Hanssen, a professor at the University of San Diego. 

I am a 30-year Navy veteran, graduating as a member of the great Class of 1968, and retiring in 1994 as a Captain, Supply Corps, US Navy. In post-Navy retirement, I have worked as a Contract Administration Manager for three US Government contractors, currently for the past five years for Tetra Tech EC, Inc., an environmental remediation contractor for the Navy. 

I serve as a Board Member of the US Naval Academy Alumni Association, San Diego Chapter; and as Secretary-Treasurer of the San Diego Baseball Umpires Association: we umpire youth baseball games in San Diego County, including the Clairemont Hilltoppers Little League. I attend St. David’s Episcopal Church in Bay Park, and Nancy and I live quietly in Bay Ho with our four dogs and a cat.

Director-at-Large Seat A: Jennifer Campbell, M.D.

(Term 2015-2017)

Director-at-Large Seat B: Lynn Haims

(Term 2015-2017)

Director-at-Large Seat C: Morey Rahimi

(Term 2015-2017)

Director-at-Large Seat D: Teena Deering

(Term 2016-2018)

Director-at-Large Seat E: Vacant

(Term 2016-2018)

Student Representative: Mackenzie Little