Board Member - Area 2 - Exp. 12/11/2026
Vince Hobbs has lived in Ripon for 29 years. He has been married 34 years to Stephanie and enjoys living in Historic Downtown Ripon. They have four kids, three of whom graduated from Ripon High School. They enjoy their five grandchildren, two of whom are currently enrolled in RUSD.
Vince served on the RUSD Facilities Master Planning Committee and was the Project Manager of the $2.7 million grassroots Ripon High School Stadium Revitalization and continues to help as needed.
He retired after over 31 years with the Hayward Fire Department, serving as a Battalion Chief of Emergency Management and Special Projects. Over his career, he has held numerous leadership and planning positions with local, state, and federal government experience. Vince deployed to numerous disasters throughout the nation and currently works part-time as an Emergency Management and Organizational Leadership Consultant.
Vince has a lot of heart and soul invested in our community and a passion for developing future leaders. Working as part of the Ripon Unified School District Board, he wants to continue to cultivate a culture of student success with the amazing RUSD staff.
Board Member - Area 5 - Exp. 12/13/2024
Mrs. Orlando and her family have lived in Ripon for 8 years. Prior to relocating to Ripon, Mrs.
Orlando lived in Fresno with her husband, Scott and two young boys Matteo and Gianni. She
received her B.A. in Liberal Studies, a minor in English, and her California Clear Teaching
Credential from California State University, Fresno. Her 17 years in Fresno were dedicated to
education; not only to her own, but also to the education of others. Her experience in education exhibits an interest in a broad range of ages and abilities: preschool, kindergarten, 1st through 5th grade, special education in Junior High, to ultimately finding a niche and passion for teaching Language Arts to 7th and 8th graders. Her teaching experience has been in both public schools and private Catholic schools within Fresno County. A year after the birth of their second son, Mrs. Orlando and her husband decided it would be in the best interest of their family for her to resign from teaching in order to advocate for their oldest as he began his educational journey and focus on family and home.
Mrs. Orlando was raised with a younger brother who had significant disabilities from birth. He was dependent upon others his entire life. Her first born son has special needs as well, and attends a County based program in Manteca. The experience with her brother and son has had a profound affect on the way in which she views the Special Education system in California. She is a strong believer in equal access to education for ALL children regardless of ability.
Mrs. Orlando believes an innovative, collaborative education is paramount for the future of all students. She is honored to be a member of the Ripon Unified Board of Trustees and hopes to contribute to making Ripon Unified an exemplary district.