Chamber Staff

Evan Sanford

Evan Sanford

Executive Director

Evan Sanford leads the chamber in its mission to serve its members as a business advocate advancing the economic, educational, cultural and civic vitality of the Redlands community.

Sanford previously worked at KESQ, an ABC affiliate in Palm Springs, where he produced the 11 p.m. newscast. He has also worked at KPCC, a PBS affiliate in Pasadena and at KABC Channel 7 in Los Angeles.

While at the university, he successfully restarted the online student radio station KDAWG. He served as executive producer and host of the award-winning interview program “Inside the Studio” that welcomed notable guests including Dr. Jane Goodall, Richard Sherman, Mario Lopez and Ben Shapiro. He also was a leader in the campaign to raise money for the now popular U of R Bulldog statue and worked on consulting projects at Loma Linda University and Esri and was a student representative to the Rotary Club of Redlands.

Sanford was raised in Studio City in the Los Angeles area. He graduated from the University of Redlands in 2017 with a degree in visual media studies.

Jan Nowlin

Jan Nowlin

General Manager

Jan has been the General Manager of Redlands Chamber of Commerce for 21 years and brings vast experience in management and finance to the chamber.

Prior to joining the Chamber, she held general manager positions with oversight of accounting & finance, office management, and HR responsibilities. Before her general manager positions Jan also spent time as a construction project manager for two local construction projects. She started her career with the California Teachers Association as a licensed Fire & Casualty and Life & Disability insurance agent, rounding out years of local connections and insight to various business sectors.

Throughout the years Jan has been involved with many organizations volunteering with holiday food collection and distribution. She has been married for 35 years and enjoys golf, bowling and relaxing at the ocean.

Mayra Espinoza

Mayra Espinoza

Business Development Specialist

Mayra Espinoza graduated from National University with a Master’s in Art degree in Organizational Development and Human Resource Management. She obtained her BA in Business Administration and Criminal Justice from National University. She began her educational background with an AA Business degree from Imperial Valley College along with multiple certificates related to business.

Her work career began as an Accountant and went on to become the Office Manager for a television station involved in marketing & advertising specializing in accounting. Her career changed when she took a position with Riverside County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS). There, she worked in multiple roles helping people become self-sufficient. Mayra has also served in various of Special Project for Riverside County DPSS and CDSS. She has worked with the BOS, Governor’s Office, Chief Administrative Law Judge and State Legislators along with CDSS State Judges, Advocate firms and Representatives.

Her passion is spending time with her family, and helping others within the community with education, knowledge, and self-sufficiency.