Lovina Saul 2018LOVINA REDNER
CHAIRWOMAN

Lovina Saul is currently serving her third term on the Tribal Council, and i serving her first term as Tribal Chairwoman. When she turned 18, she was told to "listen and learn how her elders make their decisions before speaking up". She is following in the footsteps of her Tu-Tu Margaret Smith-Valdez, mother Veronica Espinoza and older sister Veronica Saul to work towards "A Better Future" for the Tribe and the People.

Born and raised on the Santa Rosa Reservation, she attended and graduated from the local Indian schools Sherman Indian High School in Riverside, CA and Noli Indian School on the Soboba Indian Reservation near San Jacinto, CA. In 2009 Lovina moved to Virginia where she began her family with her children's father from Paiute tribe who serves in the US Army. While out state, Lovina maintained communications with tribal business and experienced being an "out of state tribal member".

Lovina has been active in the field of social services for over 10 years and serves as the Tribal ICWA worker. She has a vested interest with charitable work and supports health and wellness in all areas within tribal, state, and national levels which has been influenced greatly by her father Allen Saul and her mother. She is creative in her thinking to involve and educate the youth with traditional and modern-day skills that will enable them to contribute towards a stronger and brighter future for themselves and the People.

Steven Estrada 2018STEVEN ESTRADA

VICE CHAIRMAN

 

Raised on the Santa Rosa Indian Reservation, Steven Estrada started attending Tribal Council meetings before he turned 18 so he could observe how the tribe functioned. His grandmother (from Cahuilla Reservation) was always involved in tribal politics, and that sparked his interest at a very young age. He has served on the Tribal Council continuously since 2007.

He feels that every tribal member should see all issues as important and realize what decisions that are made --either by state or federal officials --can greatly affect all tribes. As sovereign governments, tribes should exercise their rights to govern themselves as well as give input on any outside decisions that would affect them.

Steven is passionate about environmental and cultural resources and has attended various trainings pertaining to environmental issues. He said tribal customs and traditions are what identify tribal members as Cahuilla people from Santa Rosa, laying out how the Tribe has functioned since the beginning of its creation.

Steven is serving his second term as Chairman for the tribe. Working along with the rest of Tribal Council, they have been successful in bringing much-needed programs to the reservation. He is currently enrolled in the University of California, Riverside pursuing a degree in Political Science. Steven is working hard to continue building a stronger tribal government with sustainable housing and infrastructure for tribal members, along with viable economic development income to help sustain the tribe.

Isaac Ramos 

ISAAC RAMOS
SECRETARY

Bio coming soon.

Alexis Sanders Alto 2018ALEXIS SANDERS-ALTO
TREASURER

Alexis Sanders-Alto was raised by her mother, Mary Alto and her aunt, Susan Alto. Although her family resided in Hemet, CA for most of her youth, Alexis spent a lot of time traveling to and from the Santa Rosa Indian Reservation. Having both of her parents serve on the Tribal Council and various boards and committees for much of Alexis’ adolescence instilled a very strong sense of obligation and responsibility in her to her people.

Inspired by her family members before her, Alexis has made every effort to be a contributing member of her tribe. She is currently serving her third term on Tribal Council, and her first term as Tribal Treasurer, sits on several other boards and committees for the tribe and outside organizations, volunteers her time for Santa Rosa Youth Sports and Community Events, and is proud to be employed by Santa Rosa as the Tribal Bookkeeper. Alexis is enormously grateful for the opportunity she has to make and be part of positive change for the Tribe. She feels that it is her duty to take an active role in ensuring the future of the tribe.

Lois Scribner Odom

LOIS SCRIBNER-ODOM
COUNCILMEMBER

 

Bio coming soon.

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MAYME MODESTO
COUNCILMEMBER

Bio coming soon.

Alyssa Gray

ALYSSA GRAY
COUNCILMEMBER

 

Alyssa Gray was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She is the great granddaughter of Virginia Scribner, the granddaughter of Lucille Littlelite and the daughter of Paul Gray.

When Alyssa was a child and would come to visit her family, who lived on the reservation she always knew the reservation was home and would often express to her family “one day I am moving here”. She was always interested in the tribal politics and would spend hours reading the minutes from the general council meetings that where sent even as a teenager. Being an active part of the Santa Rosa tribal government goes back generations in her family and she feels it’s her duty to take part as well. Finally, in October of 2017 she left Arizona and decided it was time to do her part.

Alyssa attended and graduated from West Wood High school in Mesa, AZ in 2008, went on to receive her Associates in Arts from South Mountain Community College in Phoenix in 2010 and her Bachelors in Psychology from Grand Canyon University in 2015. Alyssa is a member of various committees such as Personal and Community Events as well as the Pit Stop Board. Adding tribal Council to that list was only a dream that has now become real.

Alyssa is passionate about learning the customs and traditions of the Santa Rosa people and has dedicate her life to helping in any capacity towards the growth of her tribe and all of its people.