• Board of Directors

    Board of Directors
    BJ Saidi
    Venita's Gourmet Sweets

    BJ Saidi is the co-owner of Venita’s Gourmet Sweets, a business venture he started with his wife Venita, whose talent for creating innovative sweets is out of this world. 

    BJ also works as a free-lance video editor and lends his skills to the Chamber, offering video commercials to businesses at a fraction of the cost through the Member Video Program. 

    “I believe in the phrase ‘strength in numbers’ which is why I joined the Chamber in 2017. If we forget our differences and truly come together on a larger scale, we can achieve a great many things, but only together.” BJ also belongs to Mountain Neighbors, a group dedicated to bringing people together by embracing diversity. 

    BJ takes the personal approach. “My interest and enthusiasm for the Chamber can be quite contagious. I also believe that people want to be heard, so I take the time to listen.”
    Deborah Turner
    Secretary & Treasurer
    Code 4 Acupuncture & Herbs
    Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist

    Debbie Turner is a private-practice acupuncturist and retired 25-year law enforcement veteran.  She has invested her law enforcement experience right back into our local youth as the founder and instructor of the Frazier Mountain High School Law Enforcement Leadership Academy (LELA).  The LELA students learn the value of teamwork, leadership, and respect as they are taken through field scenarios, inter-agency training, field trips, and activities with agencies such as the US Coast Guard, CHP, and the Kern County Sheriff Academy.

    In addition to her service as a Mountain Communities Chamber of Commerce board member, she also serves on the board of the Family Resource Center, and was Past President of the Frazier Mountain Communities Rotary Club.  Debbie was honored in September 2018 as the Kern County Second District's Constituent of the Month in recognition of her contributions to the community.
    Lindsay Larson Call
    Vice President
    Mountain Communities Family Resource Center
    Executive Director

    Lindsay Larson Call moved to Frazier Park in 2013 and began working with the Mountain Communities Family Resource Center as a Family/Community Advocate a few months later. She loved serving the community and meeting so many wonderful residents during that time! 

    After serving as the AmeriCorps Program Manager, Bookkeeper, and Board Chair with the MCFRC for the past 7 years, she became the Executive Director in February 2021. She has a graduate degree in Family Studies and also teaches online university courses in family relations.
    Mel Weinstein
    Artworks Community Gallery

    Mel Weinstein started out as a history teacher but soon found out he was a gifted photographer. Over his 50-year career, Mel has worked as a personal photographer, presidential photographer, wedding photographer, magazine photographer, real estate photographer but what he enjoys most is taking photos of the great outdoors…and his dog, Reggie. 

    Mel and his wife, Kathy have lived in PMC for 17 years.  Despite that, Mel has never lost his Bronx accent or his New York sense of humor.  When he is not taking pictures, Mel is pursuing all kinds of volunteer opportunities.  He serves on the boards of several local agencies and is active in helping the Mountain Communities from schools to food insecurity and donates all his proceeds to charity.
    Elizabeth Cavey - Abshire
    Caveman Cavey's Pizza, Inc
    The Cavey-Abshire family moved here and fell in love with this mountain over 30 years ago.  They opened Caveman Cavey’s Pizza in 1991.  Elizabeth & her family have been here since 2018 and quickly fell in love with the mountain, as well as the sweet community.  She has a heart to serve others and a passion to see local businesses succeed and thrive.  She believes that many hands make light work and seeks to serve her community through the Chamber of Commerce.
    Ray McClelland
    Full Throttle Kustomz llc
    Ray McClelland is the owner of Full Throttle Kustomz with locations in California and Ohio. He has owned shops in the automotive customizing industry since 1991. Ray has also been in the television industry as a co-host on Car Warriors on Speed Channel, Lead Tech on Motor City Masters on True TV, Wheels For Warriors, and Fireball Run Adventure Rally to find missing children that can be found on Amazon. He has also been a guest on dozens of live air interviews for radio stations and podcasts. Ray loves to participate in events, especially when a charity is involved.