Board Member - Area 2 - Exp. 12/11/2026
Vince Hobbs has lived in Ripon for 27 years. He has been married 30 years to Stephanie and enjoys living in Historic Downtown Ripon. They have four kids, three of which graduated Ripon High School. The fourth has been in Heaven since 1995. They enjoy their two grandsons, one of which is a student at Colony Oak Elementary. Vince is member of One Church.
Vince served on the RUSD Facilities Master Planning Committee and is the Project Manager of the $2 million grassroots Ripon High School Stadium Revitalization and continues to help as needed. He is also a member of the Love Ripon Board of Directors.
He retired after over 30 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, such as: Serving as Deputy Incident Commander of the East Bay Incident Management Team, Plans Manager for FEMA US&R TF4, Exercise Advisor for CA Army National Guard, Emergency Operations Center Instructor for California State Fire Training. he was an exercise planner and evaluator for several large-scale events including Urban Shield Yellow Command in the SF Bay Area. Vince deployed to Hurricanes Irene and Katrina as a Planning Section Chief, and post-retirement was hired as a Senior Emergency Manager in Puerto Rico for six months after Hurricane Maria.
Vince has a lot of heart and soul invested in our community and is looking forward to helping continue to cultivate a culture of unity and understanding through his work on the Ripon Unified School District Board of Education.
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.