BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Vicky Bosworth joined the Clover Foundation Board in 2009 to continue the early work her mother, Jane Garrod (Clover Foundation Founder), did in the 1970s to ensure a future with agricultural science education and exhibition for youth enrolled in 4-H and FFA programs in Santa Clara County. Vicky was a 4-H member for 10 years, a leader for 28 years, and remains active in the California State 4-H organization. She continues to work on the Garrod Family Farm with youth and adults, teaching confidence and leadership from the back of a horse. Vicky stays involved with the Clover Foundation to continue the rich agricultural heritage tradition and history of Santa Clara County.
Timothy Dylan Wood, Ph.D.
Regina is a long time supporter of youth activities in 4-H starting with her kids many years ago. She volunteered at Horse Project Leader for El Sereno youth teaching horsemanship, riding, hippology and leadership. From there she moved up to County Horse Committee chair and ran the county horse shows for years. In 1994 she was elected to the Santa Clara County Fair Board. In this position she organized a Youth Fair Board. In 1996 she started working as a State level endeavor to better coordinate communication of Horse leaders throughout the state. She worked with UC Davis ANR office. With many leaders she helped create and organize the first statewide 4-H championship Horse Show and Equine Studies Competition (the CA 4-H Horse Classic). After coaching the State teams in horse judging, her teams went to the Judging, Hippology and Horse Bowl and place 2nd and 3rd nationally. After a short retirement she returned to SCC as a 4-H Horse Leader and County Horse Chairperson. She also serves on the Gold Coast Arabian Horse Club Board of Directors and joined the Clover Foundation as chairperson the the Clover Foundation Ag Fundraiser Auction Dinner. Her quote: “Those kids and horses have done more for me than I have ever done for them. They keep me young, challenged and sharp, and are the very best part of my life.”
Mary Bartlett joined the Clover Foundation Board in 2008 to help provide scholarships and loans for youth in agricultural science livestock programs. She is a member of the Santa Clara County Fair Management Committee, and has been active with her family in 4-H for 26 years. She is a 4-H Ceramics project leader, a Volunteer Certification leader, ranch manager to Homesteaders and McClellan 4-H ranches, and serves as an Emerald Star Advisor. Mary retired after 34 years of teaching for the San Jose Unified School District. She enjoys skiing, gardening, kayaking, and raising chickens.
Kathryn Green joined the Clover Foundation in 2018. She has been actively involved in 4-H for more than 20 years. She started in 4-H when she was 8 years old in pre-4-H at Rucker and shortly afterwards moved over to San Martin 4-H when she was 9. She showed pigs for many
years. She also took many projects in 4-H such as cooking, sewing, canning, creative arts, electronics, aeronautics and photography. When she aged out, she went to work at the fairgrounds helping her father, Don with the swine show and her mother, Joann in setting up the stills department. Today, Kathryn is a parent who is actively involved in 4-H. She’s been a swine leader for 15 years, a County Ambassador Advisor and is currently an Adult Camp Director. She has also been a project leader for numerous projects such as dairy goats, robotics, scrapbooking, and hobbies. She has been involved with the Clover Foundation Gala since 2010. In her spare time, she enjoys camping and spending time with her family.
My experience in 4-H and with the Fair started back in 1988. My first horse was our Morgan gelding, Magnum, (a “small but mighty” horse who barely stood taller than a pony). He was my “Man from Snowy River” horse, and we rode all over the Cupertino Foothills bareback, off trail and up and down hills, swam Garrod’s pond and generally just loved life together. I eventually outgrew him and got my paint “Filly”, (Solid Sugar QT) and she and I showed everything over the next 5 years in 4-H – Showmanship, Western, English and finally Gymkhana. She took me all the way to the top of State Fair, and we still have that great old girl at 32 and going strong!
During those years I was often “drafted” by the 4-H County Horse Committee Chairperson and SCC Fair Horse Show Manager (my mom!), and so OFTEN assisted with the local 4-H and County Fair shows, including the building and maintenance of event equipment and set up and take down for countless shows. As a Senior I co-taught Horse Showmanship Horse Clinics to Junior Members and generally helped the Santa Clara County Horse Committee wherever needed as a Youth. I started my construction career in High School, working for a friend’s dad’s construction company. Having learned the heavy equipment, I was permitted to run the Loader, Water truck and tractor when the old horse arenas needed working in the weeks prior to the SCC Fair for many years in the 90’s. I also served as Vice-President of the Junior Fair Board and helped conduct School Tours of local Elementary School kids for several Fairs at that time as well. I really looked forward to the week at Fair every year – it was like a Summer Horse Camp – and I have many lifelong friends made during those years.
I now own my own construction company and have 3 kids and would really like them to have a similar experience to what I had as a kid. My daughter, Lacey has her first horse now and is really excited about it. I am dedicated to working hard to support the Fair and hopefully restore it to the great event it used to be before it fell on harder times. I have joined the Clover Foundation with that goal in mind – to support the Ag Youth of our county and the Fair as well. I will do my level best to do what I can to move both forward to greater success