Inetnon Gefpå’go Board of Directors

Board Chairperson - Clynt Ridgell

Clynt Ridgell is PNC's News Director and is the nightly news anchor alongside co-anchor Janela Carrera. Ridgell has over a decade's worth of experience in television news and a total of 12 years experience in the field of television. Ridgell graduated as the valedictorian of the Evangelical Christian Academy in Chalan Pago and graduated from the University of Guam with a B.A. in communications with an emphasis on mass media.

Ridgell has experience in videography. He started out as a cameraman for a local sports cast then evolved into a sports reporter then a TV news reporter, then an anchor and finally the News Director of the Pacific News Center. Ridgell also has experience in sales and marketing after working for about a year as a television and radio sales and marketing account executive.

Ridgell is extremely interested in the preservation, perpetuation and promotion of the Chamorro culture. He attributes this to his experiences growing up on Guam and to the teachings of his father Reilly Ridgell who wrote the first textbook of it's kind Pacific Nations and Territories. It's a textbook that is used in schools throughout Micronesia Polynesia and Melanesia. The book discusses the history, culture, geography, society and governments of the various islands of the Pacific. Ridgell believes all Pacific cultures including the culture of the Chamorro people must do the best they can to hold on to cultural traditions that are slowly being lost due to westernization and modernization. Ridgell believes that Inetnon Gef Pago plays a huge role in the preservation perpetuation and promotion of Chamorro culture while providing an educational safe and fun outlet for the island's youth.

Ridgell and his wife Therese Aguon Ridgell have two children together. His daughter Inina Ha'ane Aguon Ridgell was born in 2008 and Inatua Impwemeluk Aguon Ridgell was born in 2010.

Board Vice Chairperson - Shaun Murphy

Shaun has been Director of Human Resources at the Westin Resort Guam, since October 2016. He is an Adjunct Professor for Human Resource.

Management and Management in the School of Business & Public Administration (SBPA) at the University of Guam (UOG). In addition, Shaun owner/part owner of several small businesses here on Guam: Nova LLC, D&S Campus Café and Murph Training and Consulting. Prior to that, he was employed in various positions in the hospitality and financial industry in Hawaii and Guam.

Shaun has been an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management since 2008 in Hawaii and since 2010 in Guam. He is currently the VP of Programs of the Guam chapter from 2017 - 2018.

Shaun has over 12 years of experience in the field of human resources and training. He began his career in the hospitality industry as Training Manager at the Westin Guam Resort. Subsequently, he moved to Sheraton Maui Resort as Human Resources Manager; Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Waikīkī as Director of Training; and Westin Princeton Ocean Resort Villas - Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Kaua'i, Hawai'i, as Director of Human resources. He returned to Guam in 2010 and comes to us from Citibank where he was Human Resources Head/Vice President of HR.

Shaun holds a Master of Public Administration and Bachelor of Business Administration in International Tourism from the University of Guam.

Board Secretary - Erisa Cristobal

Erisa Cristobal, Familian Alabådu, is a design consultant and partner in the newly-minted menswear company Låguas & Gåni. She has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa with a minor in Spanish and a Fashion Design [IFD/Florence and New York] degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology, in New York City. Graduating with honors, she has over 20 years in design and project management services, and is well-versed in fashion trend analysis, from concept to pattern, technical design development, production management, quality control, and back of the house grind for two New York Fashion Weeks. Erisa has designed accessories and apparel for various companies including White Saffron NYC, Guam Visitors Bureau, Bank of Guam, and Lotte Duty Free.

She made studying abroad a big part of her college career [Mexico, Italy, France, Germany, Great Britain, and Denmark] influencing her design philosophy with Guåhan at the core - to uplift, appreciate, and encourage the preservation of our CHamoru heritage - while affording her the experiences and access to different world perspectives.

Erisa has loved the performance arts since studying classical ballet and tap under the direction of John Grensback at BodyArts, and continuing on at university level. She has participated in local productions including OM, Cabaret and Miss Saigon. When not hustling for the love of fashion and design, she can be found on a mountain snowboarding, at the beach paddleboarding, on a boat fishing, or generally lounging with her loves – Gary, Inina Maria, Inasi’i Adriana-Isa, i familia, and friends.

Board Treasurer - Selina Onadera Salas

Selina Onedera-Salas is a Budget & Policy Analyst with the Guam Legislature's Office of Finance and Budget where she has worked for eight years under the direction of Speaker Benjamin J.F. Cruz and the late Senator Vicente "ben" C. Pangelinan. With over 20 years of experience in CHamoru cultural performing arts, singing, acting, storytelling, creative & freelance writing for various publications, and poetry presentations, Selina maintains active involvement in community activities that protect, preserve, and perpetuate the use of Fino' Håya/CHamoru. Selina volunteered as the Chairperson of the Literary Arts Committee for the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts, hosted by Guam in 2016. She currently serves as Secretary for Inadahen i Lina'la' Kotturan Chamoru, Inc. and is a former member of the storytelling group, Ginen i Hila' i Maga'taotao Siha Association. She also served on the Board of Directors for Humanities Guåhan and continues to serve on their Grant Review Committee. Selina and her husband, Vincent, live in Sinajana and are the proud parents of four boys.

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