Regional Directors

The California Bluegrass Association has a terrific team of Regional Directors spread out through our 25 regions. Their job is to represent the CBA in their geographic area. Our Regional Directors help start and keep regular jams going, promote live Bluegrass and Old-time performances in their respective communities, keep the CBA updated on Bluegrass and Old-time events and activities, and offer assistance to the Association in its outreach efforts across the state.

If you know of someone who you think might be interested in serving in a currently unrepresented region, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact the Regional Directors Coordinator. 

Regional Directors Coordinator

Ted Kuster
[email protected]

Regions Map – Click to enlarge

Region: 1


Counties Covered: Sierra, Nevada, Yuba, Placer

Residence: Nevada City

Region: 2


Counties Covered: Kern, San Bernardino

Regional Director: Could be you! Contact [email protected]

Region: 3


Counties Covered: San Diego, Imperial

Regional Director: Could be you! Contact [email protected]

Region: 4

North Bay

Counties Covered: Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Lake

Regional Director: Mark Hogan

Residence: Sebastopol

Region: 5

Central San Joaquin

Counties Covered: Fresno, Kings, Tulare, Inyo, Madera

Regional Director: Karana Drayton

Residence: Fresno

Region: 6

Huntington Beach

Counties Covered: Orange, Los Angeles

Regional Director: Donna Hargis

Residence: Huntington Beach

Region: 7

Northern Lands

Counties Covered: Del Norte, Siskiyou, Modoc, Humboldt, Trinity, Shasta, Lassen

Regional Director: Larisa Hernandez

Residence: Arcata

Region: 8

San Bernardino

Counties Covered: San Bernardino

Regional Director: Could be you! Contact [email protected]

Region: 9


Counties Covered: Solano, Yolo, Colusa, Sutter

Regional Director: Jenny Williams

Residence: Dixon

Region: 10

Long Beach

Counties Covered: Los Angeles

Regional Director: Frank Swatek

Residence: Long Beach

Region: 11

Upper San Joaquin

Counties Covered: San Joaquin, Tuolumne, Calaveras

Regional Director: Could be you! Contact [email protected]

Region: 12

Central Coast

Counties Covered: San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura

Regional Director: Jim Fissori

Residence: Arroyo Grande

Region: 13

San Francisco

Counties Covered: San Francisco

Regional Director: Chuck Poling

Residence: San Francisco

Region: 14

North Sacramento Valley

Counties Covered: Butte, Glenn, Tehama, Plumas

Regional Director: vacant

Region: 15

Capital West

Counties Covered: Sacramento

Regional Director: Matt Coleman

Residence: Sacramento

Region: 16

Big Sur

Counties Covered: Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito

Regional Director: Larry Phegley

Residence: Monterey

Region: 17


Counties Covered: Marin

Regional Director: Bruce Sadownick

Residence: San Rafael

Region: 18


Counties Covered: Riverside

Regional Director: Could be you! Contact [email protected]

Region: 19


Counties Covered: Merced, Stanislaus, Mariposa

Regional Director: Marc Alvira

Residence: Merced

Region: 20


Counties Covered: Orange

Regional Director: Danny Clark

Residence: Anaheim

Region: 21


Counties Covered: San Mateo

Regional Director: Aaron Zorndorf

Residence: Pacifica

Region: 22

Los Angeles Area West

Counties Covered: Los Angeles, Ventura

Regional Director: Rick Litiatco

Residence: Simi Valley

Region: 23

Contra Costa

Counties Covered: Contra Costa

Regional Director: Bruce Campbell

Residence: Martinez

Region: 24

Capital East

Counties Covered: Sacramento

Regional Director: Dave Boggs

Residence: Sacramento

Region: 25

Gold Country

Counties Covered: Amador, El Dorado

Regional Director: Could be you! Contact [email protected]

Region: 26

Los Angeles Area East

Counties Covered: Los Angeles

Regional Director: Robert Wheeler

Residence: San Bernardino

Region: 27

East Bay

Counties Covered: Alameda

Regional Director: Could be you! Contact [email protected]

Region: 28

Los Angeles

Counties Covered: Los Angeles, Orange

Regional Director: Scott Gates

Residence: LA