Preserve Alpine's Heritage

Board of Directors

George "Jody" Root, President/CEO

Jody is a 40+ year resident of Alpine and a Healthcare Attorney.  He started the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) in Alpine and was a member of the Alpine Union School District’s Board of Directors. He’s a big family and soccer enthusiast!

Michelle is a San Diego native whose family has lived in Alpine for 40 years. She recently returned after 25+ years in Northern California, where she raised two sons. She studied Anthropology and Museum Studies and has  volunteered extensively with museums and historic preservation projects. She has a passion for arts and culture, historic preservation, and natural resource conservation. You can see her often in Wright’s Field, camera in hand, combining her love for nature and photography.

Michelle Rader, Treasurer/CFO

Robert Figari, Board Member

Bob is an avid bicyclist, backpacker, and swimmer with a special love for mythology. With a background in psychology and business, he has for many years consulted and trained corporate clients in communication skills. Bob joined the Preserve Alpine’s Heritage team to help maintain the special rural character of the town and protect Alpine’s right to self-determination.

Dominique Norton, Board Member

Dominique grew up in Alpine and recently returned to raise her family.

Christine Figari, Secretary

Chris is a facilitator and mediator with experience in consulting, training, outplacement counseling, and management. She and her husband moved to Alpine in 2019 from Northern California, drawn to its open spaces, scenic views and small-town feel. She looks forward to many years of exploring and enjoying all that makes Alpine special.

Courtney Norton, Board Member

Courtney is an experienced marketing professional and a resident of Alpine for over 30 years. She’s passionate about travel and all things four-legged.

James Mason, Board Member

Jim is a physician scientist with a special interest in blood and bone marrow transplantation. He has dedicated his career to providing excellent patient care. A San Diego native, he has lived in Alpine for nearly three decades where he currently shares his home with his wife, cat, dog, bearded dragon, and 12 rescue tortoises.