Meet Our Team

Kara Lubin is a 4th generation public school teacher. An 18-year veteran teacher and special education specialist, Kara founded The 100 Mile Club® in 1992 with the dream of helping all students find success.  Read more of Kara’s story here.

Annie Bradberry has 22 years’ experience working in the non-profit sector and joined The 100 Mile Club® as Executive Director in February 2011. Early in her career, Annie served as the Executive Director of The National Stuttering Association (NSA), a non-profit organization that provides support and education to children and adults who stutter. As a person who stutters, Annie is still involved with the NSA providing in-service trainings to school districts and local universities as well as presenting workshops at their national convention. Annie currently serves on the Board of Directors of the International Stuttering Association continuing her passion for the stuttering community. In the last decade, Annie has worked in her home town dedicated to improving the quality of life for residents of Corona where she has lived with her husband Bob for 26 years.

Cathy Lake is the Office Manager for The 100 Mile Club, Cathy and her husband Steve have lived in Corona for over 30 years. They have two grown children ages 21 and 23. They are active in their community.  Steve is a fireman in Anaheim and Cathy loves to volunteer for local organizations. Both Cathy and Steve live a very active lifestyle including walking, running and hiking.

B.J. Walker lives in Corona, Ca. with her husband Glade Walker and their twin sons Braden and Macade, while their oldest son Jared is in the Dominican Republic. BJ is a licensed clinical social worker by degree, but ‘retired’ from this field while raising her children.  She has been involved with many of their programs at school and beyond, including PTA, band booster club, church youth organizations and 100 Mile Club.  She has worked with non-profit organizations since 1982, both as an employee and a volunteer, including serving on several boards.  She has enjoyed being back in the work force with the 100 Mile Club and looks forward to the daily adventures it brings.  She enjoys art, metal work and traveling with her family.

Paula Bences kicked off her nonprofit career in 2015.  She spent several years in sales and marketing and has a passion for property management and public relations which she earned a degree in 1989.  She’s excited to be bringing her knowledge and experience to the 100 Mile Club.  When she’s not in the office,   Paula loves cooking for her family and enjoys going to the Southern California beaches and enjoys life.

Justin Lake first got involved with the 100 Mile Club volunteering during the busiest times and events. 2 years ago he became a regular part of the team splitting his time between the office and attending classes at the local college where he is majoring in anthropology. Being a part of the customer service team, you are likely to run into him on the phone or in the office at all times of the day, as well as at any event the 100 Mile Club may be hosting or attending.

Alex Bences is the youngest member of the 100 Mile Club team.  Being her first job, the 100 Mile Club has helped her come into her own as a young adult.  Outside of the office, Alex enjoys spending time with her family and attending classes at the local college.  You can find her at local community walks.

Jared Castellanos joined the 100 Mile Club Team in March of 2015. Before coming onboard, he spent many years assisting his father in his home grown IT business, building the skills that he has since used to support the various interconnected systems of the 100 Mile Club. He is currently in his third year pursuing a bachelor’s of Computer Science Degree at University of California Irvine, while also working at the university’s residential network services. In his free time he enjoys longboarding, snowboarding, singing and playing a variety of musical instruments.

Jeffrey Dale is one of the newest members to the 100 Mile Club team.  Jeffrey is currently an undergraduate at the University of California, Irvine.  In addition to his I.T. work here, he also works on graphic design projects and has a position at the university’s residential networking service. Outside of work, he enjoys going to Disneyland and DJ’ing on the weekends.