Donald Arnold

Donald Arnold has proudly served as Tribal Chairperson for the Scott’s Valley Band of Pomo Indians since 2000, and as a member of the Tribal Council since 1996.

As Chairperson, Mr. Arnold has moved to put land in trust for the Tribe, testified before Congress in November 2005 and signed a Municipal Services Agreement with the City of Richmond — all to help improve the quality of life and provide a better future for the members of the Scott’s Valley Tribe.

Prior to his chairmanship, Mr. Arnold worked for the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) for 28 years — as a mechanic, train operator, and educational development specialist. Before that, he worked as a construction foreman for the California Builders Hardware Company in San Francisco, where he and his crew helped build the San Francisco Children’s Hospital.

Mr. Arnold was born in Ukiah, California in 1949 and graduated from Mission High School in San Francisco in 1967. He is a U.S. Army veteran (1968 – 1970), having served our country during the Vietnam War.


Crista M. Ray
Vice Chairperson

Crista Ray has served as Vice Chairperson for the Scott’s Valley Band of Pomo Indians since 2002. She joined the Tribal Council in August 2000, and served as Tribal Secretary until 2002.

Ms. Ray is actively involved in the Health Consortium, Lake County Tribal Health, Sinkyone Wilderness Council and local economic development through the Sugar Bowl Casino project. Currently, she serves as Secretary for the Fee to Trust Consortium, which makes policy recommendations to the Department of the Interior, as well as serving as a member of the Land in Trust sub-committee.

Ms. Ray was born in Ukiah, California and attended Heald Business College.


Patricia Ray-Franklin

Patricia Ray-Franklin has served as Tribal Secretary for the Scott’s Valley Band of Pomo Indians since 2001.

Ms. Ray-Franklin also has more than a decade of experience in the health care profession. In the recent past she served as Community Health Representative II for the Hopland Band of Pomo Indians, where she provided health care education and evaluation to the local community.

Prior to this, she served as the Hopland Tribe’s Health Director, overseeing all health department operations, including outreach, transportation, contract health services, the Health General Assistance Program, the Podiatry clinic and the Massage Therapy Program.

She also served as a Board Member of the Consolidated Tribal Health Project on behalf of the Hopland Tribe, developing strategic plans and providing valuable input on the local clinic.

Ms. Ray-Franklin was born in Ukiah, California and graduated from Ukiah High School.


Jesse Gonzalez

Jesse Gonzalez has served as Treasurer for the Scott’s Valley Band of Pomo Indians since 2002 and is also the Tribe’s leading ethnohistorian.

Mr. Gonzalez is actively involved in historical research and is an avid baseball fan.

Mr. Gonzalez was born in Richmond, California, graduated from Ukiah High School and attended Haskall University in Kansas.


Loren Uriarte
Sergeant at Arms

Loren Uriarte has served as the Sergeant at Arms for the Scott’s Valley Band of Pomo Indians since 2003.

Formerly, he worked as a public safety officer and casino security at Big Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians, and before that as a mechanic for Nutribiotics. He is active in local community sports and enjoys a variety of outdoor activities, including fishing, motorcycles and Hot Rod cars.

Mr. Uriarte was born in Lakeport, California and graduated from Kelseyville High School.


Kevin Arnold
Council Member

Kevin Arnold has served on the Scott’s Valley Band of Pomo Indians Tribal Council since 2006.

Mr. Arnold has proudly dedicated the last 10 years of his life to serving our country in the United States Army, and is a veteran of both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

During this time he worked as an Armament Maintenance Supervisor at Fort Lewis Washington and Fort Stewart, Georgia, where he was responsible for over $1.1 million worth of equipment and tools and maintained a perfect safety record for his team.

Before that, he and his team operated and maintained military vehicles overseas, where he gained valuable experience diagnosing, troubleshooting and repairing hydraulic and electrical systems on Abrams M1 tanks.

Mr. Arnold was born in Crescent City, California and graduated from Tennyson High School in Hayward, California in 1994.



Council Member Gloria Salas passed away on November 26, 2007. In honor of Gloria’s many years as a valued Member of the Tribal Council, her position will not be filled until it expires on September 6, 2008.

Gloria Salas served on the Tribal Council of the Scott’s Valley Band of Pomo Indians since 2000.

She was a representative of TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families), a member of the Tribal Leaders Quorum, and a representative of the Scotts Valley Inter Tribal Council of California.

In the past Ms. Salas worked for the financial department of the Hopland Band of Pomo Indians and served as treasurer for Lake County Tribal Health. She served on its Board of Directors.

Ms. Salas was born in Santa Rosa, California, graduated from Clear Lake High School and attended Day’s University.