MEMBER AT LARGE
Rich Gilman was born in Berkeley, California and raised in Fresno California. Rich worked for 30 years as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Educator specializing in critical care with emphasis on cardiac. He and his wife began an assisted living care business, Elder Homes Inc., from 1995 -2011. His wife, Jane, is also an RN and currently works per diem in Case Management at Madera Community Hospital. He has two sons: Todd, a prosecutor with the city of LA, and Sam, a software engineer working and living in Bali. Rich has been an avid backpacker and hiker in the Sierras and the foothills east of Fresno with a passion for its flora, fauna, and geology. Exploring the local gold mining history has been a special interest for Rich and, along with multiple mines, he and his friends have identified 6 arrastras in the San Joaquin river drainage area. Although Rich now considers himself retired, he continues to volunteer as a Sierra Foothill Conservancy Docent/Board Member and Fresno Audubon Society Board Member. Rich’s interests include anything nature, education, backpacking, birding, kayaking, history, travel and photography.