Board of Trustees and Assignments

The Desert Bar Association is proud to provide networking opportunities, educational opportunities, and socializing opportunities to the legal community, and also to disseminate information to the community at large that is related to the legal profession.

Our Officers and Board of Trustees have been elected by the Association to set policies, oversee operations, and make financial decisions that impact members and facilitate our goals.

Please see the list of Trustees and Officers below, and contact the appropriate member based on his or her designated assignment.


President - Christoffer J. Thomsen - Judicial Selection (Evaluations), Judicial Liaison, Nominating

Vice President - Natalie S. Keller - Family Law Section, Program (Luncheons, mixers, MCLE, etc.)

Secretary - Breeanna Sumiko Fujio - Bird Awards

Treasurer - Aaron F. Garcia - Lawyer Referral

Matthew J. Baran - Hall of Fame, Website/Social media

Catherine A. Gayer - Fee Arbitration, Judicial Liaison

Lori B. Sanford – Fee Arbitration, Judicial Liaison, Mediation Program

Timothy L. Ewanyshyn - Client Relations, Family Law Section

Summer M. Shaw - Client Relations, Hall of Fame, Real Estate, Business and Bankruptcy Section

Douglas E. Gee - Hall of Fame, Lawyer in Library Program

T. Brock McClellan - Real Estate, Business and Bankruptcy Section, Trusts and Estates Section