Maurice White, President

Retired from the Douglas County School District after 27 years of service. After Maurice retired he served as a department manager for various businesses. Maurice has been active in local non-profit organizations, including Carson City Pop Warner, Carson City Youth Sports Association, Ormsby Sportsman’s Association, Veterans Guest House Endowment Fund, and Carson City Airport Authority.

Didi Cheney, Secretary

Didi is a local business woman who has owned Valley Staffing Solutions for over 20 years. She is a graduate of the University Of San Diego School Of Law, Boston University and the Sorbonne in Paris. In addition to her commitment as Secretary for the Nevada State Prison Preservation Society, she volunteers as Recording Secretary for Soroptimist International of Carson City and as President of Preceptor Alpha Epsilon.

Terry Hubert, Membership Chair

Retired Associate Warden, Nevada Department of Corrections, with 25 years of experience. Terry is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He has additional experience as an Instructor at the Western Nevada College, and as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Nevada, Criminal Justice Department. Additionally, Terry has extensive experience working with incarcerated veterans, and offender reintegration programs.

Leroy Perks, Membership Co-Chair

Lee is owner and operator of L.A. Perks Petroleum Specialists, Construction and Fuel Services. This family business was established in 1974 with 2 employees specializing in plumbing and heating; today it is a company with 50 employees specializing in mechanical systems with a strong emphasis on petroleum products. Lee has extensive experience working with, and serving non-profits and professional organizations.

Brian Hutchins, Legal Counsel

Brian is retired from the Nevada Attorney General’s Office after 27 years of service. The last 15 years were as Chief Deputy and Chief Counsel to the Nevada Department of Transportation. Brian was previously Chief Deputy for the Criminal Justice Division and Counsel to the Nevada Department of Prisons. Brian is presently an attorney and consultant in private practice since 2005, working in such areas as real property and land use, mining and environmental, government relations, and construction and business planning. He has extensive experience working with non-profits.

Glen Whorton, Newsletter, Website, History

Began his career as an Officer Trainee in the Department of Prisons and retired after 32 years of service. Last position was Director of the Department. Glen has additional experience as an Army Aviator, Community College Instructor, Ombudsman for the Nevada Attorney General, and Hearing Representative for the Nevada Parole Board.

Susan Bernard, Paranormal Operations

Susan is a devout paranormal expert, connected individual, and knowledgeable investigator. She has decades of experience with the paranormal. She has been with the board for several years and has served in many roles. She loves the prison and has familial ties to a warden who was appointed in the 1930’s. She is very versed on Nevada and the Nevada State Prison History, and imparts her wisdom and knowledge on everyone who she encounters during the paranormal tours, ghost walks, and booked investigations. She was voted onto the board and holds a seat managing the paranormal operations.

Chris Pitzer, Website and Communication

Chris is a Forensic Specialist Supervisor and peace officer working for the State of Nevada. He works for the Division of Public and Behavioral health as an investigator. Chris has worked for the State for 18 years and has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, along with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Chris is dedicated to the paranormal operations, maintenance, and any other projects the prison needs. Chris also assists with communication and website management. Chris’s great grandfather was Governor Fred Balzar, the 15th Governor of the State of Nevada. Balzar was elected to the Nevada Assembly in 1905, and then to the Governor’s Office in 1926 after serving as a Nevada sheriff. Balzar legalized gambling in Nevada, paved the way for a six week divorce proceeding, and very importantly led the way toward the completion of Hoover dam. Balzar was dear friends with Matthew Penrose, the warden of the Nevada State Prison from 1925 to 1935.