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Board of Directors

The board of directors, 2012
  • Patrick Buttes - President

    Pat is the Chief Executive Officer of Petra Polymers and Onyx Concrete Coatings, companies involved in the manufacturing and application of advanced concrete coating systems. He graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a B.A. in Philosophy and a Master of Divinity from Talbot School of Theology. He is the founder also of Classic Faith Ministries. He enjoys tennis and biking as hobbies.

  • David W. Zimmerman – Chief Operations Officer

    David is a partner in a local CPA firm located in Anaheim, California. His professional services focus on tax exempt organizations, trust and estate planning, trust administration and business tax planning. He graduated from California State University Long Beach with a B.S. in Business Administration in 1978. David has served as a member on a number of for profit and nonprofit organizations. He has traveled extensively in Europe, Asian countries, and the South Pacific. His hobbies include biking and skiing.

  • Susan Mitchell – Vice President

    Susan is an elementary school teacher in Wildomar, California. She works with second and third grade students with an emphasis on art and social studies. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in Anthropology in 1972. She received a multi-subject credential from Chapman University in 1997. She has owned her own business, volunteered in church related organizations and worked with children in a variety of capacities. She has traveled extensively in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Her hobbies include travel, reading and photography projects.

  • John Mitchell – Chief Financial Officer

    John is the Chief Financial Officer of a business specializing in commercial lending. He graduated with a Bachelors Degree from California State University at Long Beach. He also graduated from Talbot Theological Seminary with a Masters Degree in Biblical Studies. He has pastored two churches and has operated his own business with his wife Susan. John enjoys reading and loves the outdoors, especially practicing the ancient art of traditional archery.

  • Sheila Buttes

    Sheila is the Chief Financial Officer of Petra Industrial Polymers and CPS Southwest, Inc., companies involved in the manufacturing and application of advanced concrete coating systems. In her off time, she enjoys cooking, gardening, boating and biking with her husband. She and her husband Pat Buttes have four children and live in Yorba Linda, California.

  • Cheryl Zimmerman

    Cheryl is a Professor Emerita from the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at California State University, Fullerton where she specialized in teaching English as a foreign or second language. Her former students work as teachers of English in colleges, adult schools, universities and on the mission field, both in the US and abroad. Cheryl and David have been married over 40 years and live in Anaheim Hills, California; they work with several non-profits and share the hobbies of traveling, skiing and biking.

  • Victoria Smith

    Vicki is the mother of three children and graduated from Oklahoma State University with a B.A. in teaching. Currently, she is a third grade teacher. She has traveled extensively in Asia, Africa, and Europe. She has served her community through the Downey Assistance League and worked in various other capacities in her community and church.


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