Married with one child, Mr. Corona has resided and farmed in the Temecula area since 1981. As a 1978 graduate of Pepperdine University, Mr. Corona majored in Business Administration and has directed his family’s farm operation as President of the Corona Ranch and the Big Horse Feed Store. The Corona family has raised crops such as avocados, citrus, onions, and sod in both the Santa Rosa and Rancho Divisions of RCWD.
Mr. Corona served 12 years as a director and past President of the Riverside County Farm Bureau and the Citrus-Vineyard Policy General Plan, and as the first supervisorial district representative with the General Plan Advisory Committee for Riverside County.
Married with four children, Mr. Drake has resided and farmed in the Temecula area since 1973. He is president of Drake Enterprises, Inc., located in Temecula, which he has owned and operated for more than 30 years. He manages 825 acres of avocados and 300 acres of vineyards in the Temecula Valley. A 5th generation farmer in Riverside County, Mr. Drake earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Fresno State and was a member of Class XII of the California Agricultural Leadership Program.
He is a member of the Agricultural Leadership Associates, a member of UCR Chancellor’s Agricultural Advisory Council, past president of the Riverside County Farm Bureau, a director of the American Viticulture Foundation, past president of the Temecula Valley Winegrape Growers Association, member of the Murrieta / Temecula Group, current chairman for the California Association of Winegrape Growers, member of the California Winegrape Grower Foundation Board, 4H All Star in Riverside County, and in 2010 was appointed by California’s governor as a member of the State Board of Food and Agriculture.
Mr. Ziemer comes to RCWD with over 33 years of experience in the public utility forum, having served as Regional Public Affairs Manager with the Southern California Gas Company. He currently provides professional consulting services and contributes to the local community by actively serving on numerous organizations, affiliations, and committees within Southwest Riverside County.