Speaker Information

Our July Speaker is Coach Justin Alumbaugh
Coach, De La Salle Football Team
Our speaker for June 17th membership meeting is the present coach of De La Salle Football, Justin Alumbaugh. Coach “Baugh as he is referred to replaced the legendary Bob Ladouceur the winningest high school football coach in California . He is taking over one of the most storied prep programs in American sports. The Spartans of De La Salle have won every North Coast Section Division I title since 1992. They are the only program to play in a state bowl game every year. A former inside linebacker and tight end for De La Salle in his high school years Alumbaugh never lost a game as a three year starter for the Spartans. While barely out of UCLA Ladouceur already wanted the former Spartan standout to be his eventual replacement. According to Ladouceur in referring to Alumbaugh “He’s his own guy.” But I think the area of what we want for the kids—our concept of team, our philosophy of coaching, even our knowledge of coaching—is pretty close.”

Expectations for the players are always high at De La Salle as stated by Coach Alumbaugh “ I think great coaches are great educators and there’s a lot of commonality in what they all do---getting kids to reassess what their limits and abilities are, and getting them to work and achieve what they can as best they can. No matter where you are, science class or out on the field, it’s pretty much the same thing.” ( Taken from: New De La Salle football coach Justin Alumbaugh takes reins from Bob Ladouceur, by Stepanie Hammon, Mercury News ,Bay Area News,8/12/2013)
Our August 2020 Luncheon Speaker will be
Attorneys Jennifer Wallis and Joan Grimes
Estate Planning Specialists
Estate planning is more than just creating a will or living trust. It is a plan…a plan for your family. Having a will or living trust is a gift you give yourself and your beneficiaries. Not only does a well-crafted estate plan avoid probate and the high costs associated with the probate process, but it also reduces stress on your loved ones by providing them with a plan for when you are gone. With your estate plan, there will be no guessing about what family members need to do – we will create a clear plan that they can follow. Here, at the Law Offices of Joan Grimes, our team is ready to help you create your family's plan. Our speakers will focus on Incapacity Planning as part of the overall planning process. This is a new and evolving area of law. We are living longer than ever before (Doctors can keep your body alive longer than ever before…but your mind may fail before your body). While you cannot predict your future needs, you can create a plan that will protect you no matter what happens.
Joan Grimes, Attorney
Ms. Grimes has over 30 years experience in the industry. Ms. Grimes has served as the President of the Northern California Bankruptcy Forum and served as the Chair of the Contra Costa Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section. Ms. Grimes received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley and was awarded her Juris Doctor from California Western University in San Diego, California. Ms. Grimes is a member of the State Bar of California.
Jennifer Wallis (Grimes), Attorney
Ms. Wallis joined the Law Office of Joan Grimes when she was in high school and began her legal career as a legal receptionist and then continued on as a law clerk.  After graduating from the University of San Francisco School JD/MBA program with honors, Ms. Wallis returned to the Law Office of Joan Grimes to work with her mom.  Ms. Wallis is thrilled to be working with her mom again and loves assisting families with their estate planning needs.  Ms. Wallis received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Davis and was awarded her Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco. Ms. Wallis is a member of the State Bar of California. 
Our September 2020 Luncheon Speaker will be Paige Meyer
Chief, San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District
Chief Meyer joined the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District (SRVFPD) on March 18, 2013.  He currently serves as a Board Member for the East Bay Regional Communications System Authority, an honorary board member of the San Ramon Chamber of Commerce, a board member and secretary for Leadership San Ramon Valley, on the Police and Fire Fallen Heroes scholarship committee, a Honorary Airforce Commander with Travis Airforce Base and is an active member of the Contra Costa County Executive Fire Chiefs, serving as current President of both the Executive Chiefs and County chiefs.
Prior to being hired by the SRVFPD, Chief Meyer began his career over 25 years ago, as a volunteer Firefighter and later as a Public Safety Officer, with the city of Sunnyvale, he then served at the City of Vallejo Fire Department, holding the positions of Firefighter, Engineer, Captain, Battalion Chief and Fire Chief.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Administration from California State University at Chico as well as a Fire Science degree.  He lives in Danville with his wife, Molly, and 3 children Ellie, Kailey and Lincoln.