Meet the Board of Directors 

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Dianne Aldrich

President

Dianne Aldrich received a Master’s of Science in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and is currently the head of public services at the Dixie State University Library. Her professional interests focus on higher education, information literacy, diversity and inclusion in higher education, and support services for neurodiverse students. She is also a doctoral student working toward a Ph.D. in Leadership in Higher Education with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion. Professionally, she serves as the executive board secretary for RRCI and she was appointed by the governor to serve on the Utah State Library Board in 2020. Dianne most recently co-authored a book with her colleague Kathleen Broeder, showcasing Southern Utah’s history through the use of curated pictures from the Dixie State University Library Special Collections vault. She resides in beautiful Southern Utah with her husband.

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Victoria Carlton

Vice President

Victoria Carlton is an attorney at the firm Snow Jensen & Reece. In 2016, she received her Juris Doctorate and Masters in Public Administration from Brigham Young University. She also serves as an editor for the Utah Bar Journal and enjoys living in Southern Utah and exploring Snow Canyon and Zion.

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Christine Bonnett

Secretary

Christine comes from a military family, with opportunities to travel in her early childhood, as a result she can speak German and has a bit of a southern accent. Her younger brother had developmental delays and she was inspired watching her mother become his champion. Christine grew up helping in the schools as her mom worked with children with special needs. Christine moved to Southern Utah in 2005 and carried on working with children with disabilities for the Iron County School District. While going to SUU for a Bachelor's in History she volunteered to take notes or read to students with disabilities. In 2017 SUU hired Christine in the Disability Resource Center and she received her Masters in Public Administration in 2021. She and her husband Eric have been married for 16 years and have 4 beautiful children and a small farm in Enoch, UT.  

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Thomas Sorenson

Treasurer

New Member! Bio Coming Soon! 

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Brad Robinson

Member

Brad comes to RRCI from Koosharem, Utah. He represents RRCI’s rural service areas with insight and sincere concern about the inclusion of all people with disabilities regardless of their zip code. Brad was a successful teacher for ten years and loved learning how to reach each student regardless of his or her disability. Brad is the husband of Rhonda Robinson, Independent Living Coordinator serving Sevier, Piute, and Wayne Counties.

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Kester Tapaha

Member

Affiliated with the native American tribe, the Dine, Kester brings cultural awareness to the board. His employment plays to his strengths as he specializes in working with Blind and Visually Impaired by conducting Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling for Utah State Office of Rehabilitation. Kester has a special interest in intergenerational trauma, effects of colonization, labeling, disability issues, and same sex relations research and practices.  Kester represents the voice of the blind community on RRCI’s board of directors.

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Michelle Graves

Member

Michelle Graves is the Deputy Director of Arts and Events for the City of St. George.  Michelle believes that the best way she can serve her community is by beautification through cultural and visual arts and hosting events that can unify us as neighbors.  Michelle has a BS from Brigham Young University in Health Promotion and Corporate Fitness and a minor in Communications. Michelle is married to Steve and is the mother of 4, including one daughter who has Down Syndrome.  Michelle enjoys the great outdoors can often be seen hiking, trail running and bicycle riding in our beautiful sandstone backyard.