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Board of Directors

Industry Professionals & Community Liaisons

Redlands Visitor Center Board of Directors

The Redlands Visitor Center is led by a Board of Directors compiled of tourism related industry professionals and community liaisons working to fulfill the mission of the organization.
Deborah O'Hara

Owner of All About Redlands Network, Founder of the Redlands Visitor Center.

  • CFO All About Redlands
  • Opened the first and only Redlands Visitor Center
  • MSc in International Human Rights Law
  • A licensed California Realtor
  • Has a Master of Arts degree in Psychology, from California State University - San Bernardino
  • Certificate in Principles and Techniques of Fundraising from Indiana Purdue University
  • Hosted the About Redlands Radio Show on ABC KMET 1490AM
  • Served on the Board for Child Advocates of San Bernardino County (CASA)
  • CSUSB College of Arts and Letters Board member 2009-2013
  • Member of the Redlands Symphony Association Gala Committee, Board of Redlands Educational Partnership (REP) Foundation, CSUSB’s University Center for Developmental Disabilities (assisting in fundraising and outreach efforts)
  • Past Grant Writer for Redlands Community Hospital (RCH)
  • Past Director of Gifts at PBS KVCR
  • San Bernardino County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)
Colby Hyatt, E.A.

  • Bachelor of Arts degree from the Bryan School of Business and Economics at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro.
  • 10+ years experience in tax compliance and reporting requirements for corporations, individuals, and nonprofit organizations including audit and assurance services.
  • Working directly with board members of small to large nonprofit organizations throughout Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Bernardino County: Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, Newport Beach Public Library Foundation, International Trade Education Programs, and Friendly Center, Inc. to name a few.
Alex López

Founder of Lexstyle Internet Marketing, a boutique-style web design agency in Redlands. Born and raised in Barcelona, Spain.

  • Full-stack web developer with over 18 years of experience
  • Runner up to the web development championship of Spain, CatSkills
  • Past Senior IT Systems & Network Engineer for a mid-size hospital in Barcelona
  • Cisco, Microsoft and Vmware certified professional (VCP-DCV, MCTS, MCITP, CCNA, CCDA)
  • Web designer of the Redlands Visitor Center
  • Fluent in Spanish, English and Catalan
  • Passionate about gardening, fitness, health and cyber-security
  • Father of 6 rescued cats, 5 of them from the same litter
  • If not at work he is probably in Spain visiting his family and friends

Board Members

Dianna Lawson
  • Executive Director of Mansion Memories
  • Redlands Conservancy Member
  • Rotarian
  • Rochford Foundation Board
  • 2020 Community Champion of the Year Award
  • Past program coordinator for the Micah House
Niko Wittman
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Bachelor's Child and Adolescent Development Arizona State University
  • Volunteer Mansion Memories and the Redlands Visitor Center
  • Coordinator of the visitor center Family Room events
  • Mother of two
Bruce Herwig
  • Marketing Manager at Visual Edge IT
  • Redlands award-winning photographer and graphic designer
  • Has a passion for Jesus, marketing, design, photography, and all things “tech.”
Sylvia Alva
  • Cultural Arts Coordination Redlands Visitor Center.
  • Librarian and Teacher with over 12 years of experience.
  • Bachelor of Arts: Fine Art California State University - San Bernardino
  • San Bernardino County Arts Foundation member
  • Home of Neighborly Services Board
  • Redlands Northside Mural and Arts Education Project. Artist/Project Coordinator
  • Friends of the Gallery, San Bernardino Valley College

We Value Our Donors

Donations provided by corporations and businesses allows for the development and implementation of community programs, projects and resources. Donations make it possible to create Downtown family friendly events and provide resources to Redlands visitors and residents. The Redlands Visitor Center connects people to authentic experiences that inspire them to stay in our exceptional community, for a day or lifetime.