Forest Trowbridge has had a varied career – with work ranging from grant writer to curator, from small business owner to teacher – before becoming a Rubidoux Community Services District board member in 2002. Whether in the public or private sector, however, he has sought out opportunities to make a difference in his community.
After receiving his B.A. in Political Science with honors from Indiana University, Trowbridge pursued his Master's in Liberal Studies and then his Doctorate of English Letters from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Following work as the Assistant Director of Residence Life at his alma mater, Trowbridge relocated to California, where he taught English as a second language and Plant Science at the University of California, Riverside. He owned and operated Wonderland Nursery in La Sierra, and has served the Jurupa Mountains Cultural Center as a grant writer, curator, and newsletter contributor. His expertise in irrigation hydraulics makes him a natural fit for his board of directors seat.
Trowbridge's long list of civic and community awards and activities include service as President of the California Association of Nurserymen-Inland Empire Chapter, a member of the Bilingual Education Committee, the Special Education Committee and the Riverside Mayor's Committee for the Handicapped, as well as wide-ranging roles and duties in support of the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce.
In addition to service in support of his community, he prioritizes time with his wife Linda, and their three children and three grandchildren.
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