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South County Alliance

Who We Are



Dr. John Taylor

Dr. Taylor is a local Chiropractor, Chairman for the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Bahai's of El Dorado County, member of the Kiwanis Club of Placerville, and past president of the Sacramento area Gonstead Clinical Study Society. As a local resident, John would like to use his skills to rebuild the community in South County.


Susan Fredericks

Susan was born and raised in Placerville and went to work for Carnation/Nestle; first in the domestic division and then in the international division. Her non-profit work began in college, but took a major step up when she returned to Placerville. Her contribution to the South County Alliance is museum volunteer/docent, administration, and board experience.  She is a huge asset to the South County Alliance Board!


Robin Kelley

Retired after 18 years of teaching at Walt Tyler Elementary, Robin has served in leadership positions with Chi State Learning is for Everyone (LIFE) Foundation, Grizzly Flats Fire Safe Council, and DKG Society, International as president of local chapter, area director and treasurer at both local and state levels.


Candance Flaming

Candance's family has deep roots, 120 years, in the South County area.  She has a strong connection with her community. Candance is currently serving as the Club Leader of El Dorado County's Happy Sundowners 4-H club in Somerset.  In this role, Candance teaches youth the skills of running a community-based organization.


Melanie Edman-Osmer

Melanie had been a resident of Grizzly Flats for over 10 years prior to the Caldor Fire and returned in October '22 after rebuilding in the community she's grown to love. A member of the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce she serves as a Diplomat and is Co-Chair of the Gold Country Chapter of The Women's Business Network and runs a home-based business.


Stephen Reese

Stephen grew up in the small Bay Area town of Crockett with wonderful family values.  He retired from Kaiser as an ICU RN and still works occasionally in hospice.  Stephen enjoys people and getting to know them and looks forward to his new adventure as a volunteer with South County Alliance.


Matt Nunley

Matt moved to Grizzly Flats in 2015 and worked for 35 years as a software engineer for various tech companies, retiring from Intel Corporation in 2022. Matt is a member of the Grizzly Flats Fire Safe Council. Since the Caldor Fire he's been working in the community building sheds and milling lumber for those in need.