Richard J. Stimpel, Director Emeritus, was born in Norman, Oklahoma. In his twenties, he was a rodeo cowboy and rode horses and bulls. In 1958 he moved to Redding from Idaho for a highway construction job. In 1969 he started his own construction company, Stimpel Wiebelhaus and Associates. He retired in 2000, the same year he joined the Foundation Board. In 2012, Dick retired from the Foundation Board. He and his wife Mary enjoy traveling and spending time with their grown children and grandchildren.