Board of Directors

"The Board of Directors shall be responsible for all activities, standing committees and special events.The board also has the responsibility, duty and power to administer the affairs of the club...."

Get to Know the Board of Directors

President – Holly Chorba 

I look forward to being on the Green Valley Camera Club Board of Director again. I have been a member of the Club since 2005; been the Travelogue Coordinator since 2008; and served on the Board from 2010-2013. I occasionally teach iMovie and Storytelling for Photographers and monitor, and I very much enjoy learning about photography and movie making from the many talented people we have in the Club. In my previous life I taught Biology, Chemistry, and numerous related subject and was a secondary school principal.

I reside in the “North Country” (New York State’s northeastern region between the Adirondacks and the St. Lawrence Seaway) about half the year when I’m not in Green Valley. I continue to be enchanted by the Northeast / Southwest dichotomy. It freshens my vision for more picture-taking than I know what to do with!

Our Club has provided us with wonderful opportunities to continue teaching and learning in retirement, particularly about photography and the local environment and culture. It also provides us the opportunity to belong and contribute to a great organization, and I thank you all for that.

Happy Trails, Holly Chorba



Vice President – Phil Rock

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to run for the Board of the Camera Club.  I have been a Green Valley winter resident for 8 years and a Camera Club member for 5 years. I spend my summers in South Haven, Michigan. I enjoyed a career in Information Technology, programming computers and developing mainframe systems, and also spent 23 years as a manager of software developers. I have contributed to the Camera Club by maintaining and improving the capabilities of the computers available to us for the last three years. This is an equipment-based hobby, and computers are vital to pursuing it. The digital imaging lab should remain up-to-date, be working properly, make available all the software the club teaches and supports, and provide a familiar and useful environment for all of our members.


Secretary – Stephen Herron

This is the third year I serve as your Board’s secretary. Before moving to Green Valley, I attended graduate school at Cranbrook Academy of Art near Detroit, Michigan, moved to Vancouver, BC, and later relocated back to the USA working as principal engineer/color scientist for Xerox and Toshiba. My research focus was to improve the color accuracy of laser and inkjet printers, and monitors. I have used and programmed Macintosh computers since 1986. I am now a full-time resident of The Acres II. As a member of the Camera Club since 2010, I serve as a monitor and maintain the Club’s iMac computers and Epson printers. I enjoy teaching and helping members solve printing problems.

John Pilger

 Treasurer – John Pilger

Born in Loup City, NE, grade school Albuquerque, NM, graduated from Wheat Ridge High School, near Denver. BA in Accounting from Western State College, Gunnison, Colorado. Stationed 3 years in Puerto Rico with US Navy. While there, I took up photography as a hobby.Spent 34 years in Pueblo and Colorado Springs, Colorado, where I volunteered in my HOA, Crime Stoppers, East Colorado Springs Rotary, Colorado Springs Board of Realtors, and my professional associations.  Retired to Green Valley from Colorado Springs end of 2004, joined the Camera Club while it was at East Center. Volunteered as a Monitor for many years, last year became assistant treasurer to Mary Jane Nowak. I am looking forward to serving as your Treasurer.


Bob Allen 

He attended St. Lawrence University and graduated with a degree in Physics. His career was in Vacuum coating and Thin Film Technology. He retired from a major US glass coating operation as Process and Technology Manager.

His interest in Photography started by following his father, an amateur photographer, on photo shoots, and then assisting in the darkroom for developing and printing.

Bob joined the Camera Club last summer and participates in the Tuesday morning “Give it Your Best Shot” by submitting pictures to be reviewed. He is also currently taking one class and plans to take others as offered.

During his time in Maine, he was Chairman of the trustees at his Church, and volunteered at the Habitat for Humanity Re- Store. He also volunteered as a docent on the Maine East- ern Railroad. Currently, he serves on the Technical Board of The Green Valley Water District, sings in his Church choir. He does woodworking, plays the organ, has yet to set up his model railroad.


Patty Ferguson

I was born in Lima, Peru, went to High School in Mexico City, graduated from the University of New Orleans and attended graduate school at Indiana University. After teaching in Lima for 6 years I moved to Los Angeles, California where I joined the Los Angeles Police Department where I spent 21 years before retiring.

I moved to Green Valley December of 2008 and joined the Camera Club in 2011.

I have always had a passion for photography but it wasn’t until I joined the Camera Club that I noticed a vast improvement in my photographs and discovered a whole new world of what I could do with my pictures.

I have thoroughly enjoyed many of the classes the Club has to offer, the Special Interest Groups and Field Trips and look forward to serving on the Board of Directors.


John Yeager

John Yeager
My wife, Pam, and I have been “winter cottager’s” in Green Valley since 2003, dividing our time in the high desert with our summer residence in Traverse City, MI.  Photography has been a casual hobby since childhood, but when the digital camera arrived my interest began to grow further.  I enrolled in one of the early 10 week courses in 2005 and have been hooked ever since accumulating a library of images of our travels, families, and special areas of interest.  Having always been an active civic participant in addition to my business activities, it was only a matter of time before my involvement in the Club increased.  Membership challenges poise some unique issues for our Club both due to demographics and technology changes.  I look forward to working with the Board in finding solutions to those matters in the years ahead.

Jerry Marrion

Jerry Marrion
I joined the Camera Club in 2007 after waiting for 18 years of real estate work in Green Valley to be concluded.  Born in the “south” (South Dakota), I left the Midwest at age 17 for duty with the US Navy in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. I have previously worked with Goodyear Tires, All American Trucking, Urology Specialists and then in real estate when I moved to Green Valley in 1987.  My wife and I have lived in the same sub-division here in Green Valley, as full-time residents for 25 years and I have served in five positions for the Continental Vistas Homeowners Subdivision.  I was the sound person for Desert Hills Lutheran Church for 18 years and regularly take photos for various church related activities and events.I regularly take photos here and around the world…but, the desert is so, so special! Look for my photos in Discover Southern Arizona, The Green Valley News and Inside Green Valley.  I teach one of the classes offered by the Camera Club during the annual 10-week course. Look for me in costume and with a table full of props.

Mort Spenser

Mort Spencer
Mort lived in Litchfield CT. for 35 years and belonged to the Lions club the Knights of Columbus and the Valley Vagabonds walking group.  He worked for General Dynamics in Pomona, Ca. Hughes Missile systems  and Raytheon in Tucson, A, as a Field Quality Engineer.   Upon retiring in 2004,  he and his wife, Sheila,  started snow birding in Green Valley.   There he joinied the American Legion and took up photography as a serious hobby.   Mort joined the camera club in 2006 and also recently joined the computer club.   As a Board member he would like to see the club be maintained to supply guidance and programs to the majority of the club members and to support the field trip programs.

Gene Komaromi

 Gene Komaromi
Gene has been a member of the Camera Club for over 12 years and had served of the Board of Directors in the past. Gene is a retired Detroit Public School Technology Teacher and professional photographer. Gene has taught numerous classes at the Camera Club over the years.  Gene states, “I can make three promises as a Board of Directors candidate. First, I won’t say, “We always did it that way”. Secondly, I’ll help spend the Club’s money for the newest and coolest toys that we can put in our club facilities. Finally, I want to help enrich the Camera Club’s educational opportunities.”

Linda Gregory
Arizona Highways was responsible for my family moving from upstate New York to Scottsdale, Arizona in 1957. I graduated from Scottsdale High School and Arizona State University so I consider myself almost a native Arizonan. After living in two great cities on opposite coasts, San Francisco and Boston, I felt the urge to return to Arizona along with my husband, Dave. We moved to Green Valley in 1995.My mother was an artist, but it was my father who encouraged my interest in photography from a very early age. I got my first SLR in 1966 and when I retired from advertising and broadcasting, my brother gifted me with my first digital camera.I took photography classes on and off throughout the years, but it wasn’t until I joined the Green Valley Camera club about 10 years ago, that I saw great improvement in my images. Learning from those members so willing to share their knowledge led me to wanting to teach courses of my own. That’s where my real interest lies–teaching my weekly PS Elements workshop as well as participating in the 10-week course. I plan to add other classes and workshops to the roster available at the Camera Club.I have served on the Board of Directors in the past and look forward to contributing to the club in the future.
Blaine Nisson Education: Ed.D Professional Background: 38 years college administrator, retiring as college presidentServed on numerous state, regional and national boards in various leadership roles, including president of a national community college organization.

Retired 2010.

Owned GVR property since 2001.

Served on GVR Board, including a year as president.   Chaired the selection committee for hiring CEO Kent Blumenthal.  Chaired the Pickleball Taskforce resulting in New courts at the East Center. Currently a member of Fiscal Affairs committee and a new Pickleball Taskforce to build a 24 court facility.

President of the GVR Foundation Board 2017-2019

Member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Green Valley.   Served 6 years as a Council member as Venues Chair and one year as Council Chair.   Successfully negotiated a 5 year lease of the PCC classrooms.