John Steffanic - Fair Manager
John grew up in Portola and has been coming to the Plumas Sierra County Fair since he was a little boy. In his position, John is in charge of managing the fairgrounds profitably and serving the community any way he can. He is not only responsible for putting on the best Fair possible, he is constantly searching for other events of interest to both counties. John has a deep committment to the area and is more than happy to come speak to your organization. His position is full time, so you can reach him all year at the fairgrounds.
Oran Morrison - Maintenance Supervisor
Oran has grown up in Northern California and found his way to Plumas County by way of his wife, Michelle. Her family has very deep roots in the area and with the Fair; her father, Phil Brescianni has been a county supervisor and fair board director. Oran grew up as a member of FFA (he was a Sentinel), and has made sure his kids, Cody and Chyanne, participate in 4H. We are lucky to have Oran, who is a licensed contractor and is active in maintenance and safety education through the State of California's Fairs and Expositions Division. For over 13 years, he has come to the fairgrounds, day and night, rain and snow, to make sure our customers get what they need. His excellent sense of customer service, and professionalism, has earned him respect and appreciation in our community and throughout the fair industry.
Kathy Tedford - Office Manager
Kathy comes from Shasta County and has lived in Plumas County since 2004. She transfered from the Human Resources office in Plumas County to the Fair. She was thrilled to come on-board because she has shown animals at fairs since whe was little (another FFA member), she loves horses, and her commute to work is now only two blocks! As office manager, she is responsible for all the bookkeeping for the fairgrounds, paying bills, collecting revenue, and keeping all the office procedures running smoothly. Like every other staff member here, she is anxious to participate in planning of new events and is the show manager for our gymkhana series and Open Horse Show. Kathy is a true problem solver and understands who the customer is. She is at the fairgrounds all year long.
Willo Vieira - Administrative Assistant
Willo was born and raised in Quincy. She has been involved with the Plumas Sierra County Fair since she started showing animals as a little girl. Professionally, she has been working in the office and as Fair Board clerk for over a dozen years. Her intimate knowledge of the Fair makes her the "go to" person for anyone wanting to know what has happened in the past, at what is new to the fair industry. She is currently a member of the State Rules Committee and travels to several other fairs in Northern California to lend a hand with their operations. Another staff member that puts in incredibly long hours, some as a volunteer, Willo has a dedication to the fairgrounds that no one can come close to. She is a teacher at the local Christian school and is a blackbelt in karate. Want to know details of how to show a Nigerian Dwarf Goat? Want to get your butt kicked? Call Willo. (Just kidding on the butt kicking.)
Chipper - Mascot
Chipper is a rodent. A large rodent, but still, a rodent. As a six foot tall rodent, you might expect an a aggressive furry animal. Instead, you get one that dances and high-fives. Not much is known about Chipper, probably because he can't talk; just dance and high-five. Wait, he can hug too. But that's all we know. He will come to your local parade if he can and you will see him at events on the fairgrounds. Chipper, the world's most interesting chipmunk.