FALLBROOK – Two new members were elected to the board of directors of the Fallbrook Land Conservancy at its meeting in January.
Serving four-year terms are Lydia Rossi and Will Shakespeare, who each bring a variety of skills and experience to the board.
Rossi, a resident of Fallbrook since 1972, has been executive secretary of the Flying Tigers Association for eight years, helping plan reunions and oversee communications, the group’s website and discussion forum.
She has volunteered with various community groups such as the Junior Woman’s Club; PTA; was chair and founder of Cub Scout Pack 735; a Boy Scouts assistant; and president of the F.A.S.T. Swim Team. From 1989 to 2010, she owned Star Graphics in Fallbrook.
Rossi is a longtime member of several non-profit organizations including the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce (16 years), Fallbrook Rotary Club (10 years), North County Networking (15 years and former president), and Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, life member. In addition, she is a member of the Fallbrook Art Association and was named “Woman of Distinction” in 1995 by Soroptimist International of Fallbrook.
Rossi said she is honored to be elected to the FLC board.
“I see the positive impact made by the preserves, the Save Our Forest tree plantings, and the work by the Trails Council. Over the years, I have seen many changes to Fallbrook and have been very thankful for the volunteers who work to maintain the rural atmosphere that we love.”
Shakespeare, a longtime resident of Fallbrook, describes Fallbrook as “a unique rural community that offers so many wonderful things for people to experience.”
Residents and visitors alike enjoy “our arts, nature, and small town charm,” said Shakespeare. “I’ve been enjoying Fallbrook for almost 30 years and hope to contribute my share of keeping that charm.”
Shakespeare is a 1978 graduate of California Polytechnic University in Pomona, with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. His extensive resume includes employment from 1978 to 1984 in the financial industry at EF Hutton in San Diego; Rauscher Pierce Refsnes, Inc. and Financial Corporation of America, both in Houston; and American Savings in Los Angeles.
From 1984 to 2012, he worked in the software industry for Trend Micro and Cisco in Southern California; and Microsoft in Arizona, Las Vegas and New Mexico.
Since 2012 he has worked in energy sales to corporations specializing in electricity, gas, and LED lighting.