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Each buyer within San Bernardino County is assigned to support specific departments. Please reach out to a department’s assigned buyer to discuss their current procurement needs.

Pete Mendoza

Interim Director of Purchasing

CONTACT INFORMATION

Pete.Mendoza@pur.sbcounty.gov
909-387-2074

DESCRIPTION

Pete has served San Bernardino County since 1991 in various positions. He joined the Human Services Department as an Eligibility Worker Trainee with Transitional Assistance Department (TAD). He quickly promoted within TAD as a District Manager and then an Interim Deputy Director. In 2005 promoted to Business Applications Manager at HS-Information and Technology Support Division. In 2017, Pete was promoted to Division Chief for the Human Services Program Integrity Division (PID). Pete has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and Management from the University of Redlands, an Associate of Science Degree in Aeronautical Sciences, and he is an MLA graduate. Pete comes with a solid reputation of commitment, integrity, passion for his work, and the ability to move into unknown territory and connect with staff in meeting goals and a shared vision.

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Jackie Ambrose
BUYER

Jackie Ambrose

Contract Analyst
CONTACT INFORMATION

Jackie.Ambrose@pur.sbcounty.gov

909-387-2463
CONTACT INFORMATION

Jackie.Ambrose@pur.sbcounty.gov

909-387-2463
DESCRIPTION

Jacqueline Ambrose has joined the San Bernardino County Purchasing Department after 8 years of public sector experience in Riverside County, which includes financial analysis and facilities management. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Technical Management from Devry University. In her free time, Jackie enjoys spending time with family and friends.

BUYER

Jessica Barajas

Buyer II
CONTACT INFORMATION

Jessica.Barajas@pur.sbcounty.gov

909-387-2065
CONTACT INFORMATION

Jessica.Barajas@pur.sbcounty.gov

909-387-2065
RESPONSIBLE DEPARTMENTS
  • Behavioral Health
  • District Attorney
  • Probation
  • Public Health
Michael Candelaria
BUYER

Michael Candelaria

Lead Buyer
CONTACT INFORMATION

MCandelaria@pur.sbcounty.gov

909-387-0321
CONTACT INFORMATION

MCandelaria@pur.sbcounty.gov

909-387-0321
DESCRIPTION

For 23 years, Michael Candelaria has expanded his career, first in retail purchasing and then finding his passion in public service. He has worked with nearly every County department and is responsible for several countywide agreements including furniture and information technology equipment. He is a skillful trainer and a Certified Professional Public Buyer, and is assigned to the Sheriff’s Department where the budget comprises nearly three-fourths of the County’s discretionary spending. As an active member of California Association of Public Procurement Officers since 2001, Michael has served as an officer for Inland Empire Chapter for 4 years, as Secretary, Treasurer, Vice-Chair and Chair.

RESPONSIBLE DEPARTMENTS
  • Sheriff/Coroner/Public Administrator
Michelle Churchill
BUYER

Michelle Churchill

Supervising Buyer
CONTACT INFORMATION

Michelle.Churchill@pur.sbcounty.gov

909-387-2070
CONTACT INFORMATION

Michelle.Churchill@pur.sbcounty.gov

909-387-2070
RESPONSIBLE DEPARTMENTS
  • Board of Supervisors
  • Clerk of the Board
  • County Administrative Office
  • Land Use Services
Michelle Churchill
BUYER

Jason Cloninger

Lead Buyer
CONTACT INFORMATION

Jason.Cloninger@pur.sbcounty.gov

909-287-3375  | 909-387-8258
CONTACT INFORMATION

Jason.Cloninger@pur.sbcounty.gov

909-287-3375  | 909-387-8258
RESPONSIBLE DEPARTMENTS
  • Public Works
  • Special Districts
Bruce Cole
BUYER

Bruce Cole

Supervising Buyer
CONTACT INFORMATION

bcole@pur.sbcounty.gov

909-387-2148
CONTACT INFORMATION

bcole@pur.sbcounty.gov

909-387-2148
RESPONSIBLE DEPARTMENTS
  • Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector
  • Economic Development Agency
Lynn Evans
BUYER

Lynn Evans

Procurement Card Program Specialist
CONTACT INFORMATION

Lynn.Evans@pur.sbcounty.gov

909-387-2051
CONTACT INFORMATION

Lynn.Evans@pur.sbcounty.gov

909-387-2051
RESPONSIBLE DEPARTMENTS
  • CAL-Card
Leo Gomez
BUYER

Leo Gomez

Procurement Manager
CONTACT INFORMATION

LGomez@pur.sbcounty.gov

909-387-2063
CONTACT INFORMATION

LGomez@pur.sbcounty.gov

909-387-2063
DESCRIPTION

Leo has been with the Purchasing Department for 18 years in various positions and holds the designation of Certified Professional Public Buyer. As supervising buyer he oversees a staff of 13 and is part of the management team. His analytical abilities and broad knowledge of all County departments positions him as a “go to” person for staff throughout the County. He is a purchasing subject matter expert on Board of Supervisors agenda items, and he is instrumental in defining electronic workflows to implement County policy. Leo is a member of the California Association of Public Procurement Officials and routinely makes presentations to the vendor community. He and his wife Mary married in 1990 and have three sons.

Geriguis Peter
BUYER

Peter Geriguis

Lead Buyer
CONTACT INFORMATION

Peter.Geriguis@pur.sbcounty.gov

909-387-2573
CONTACT INFORMATION

Peter.Geriguis@pur.sbcounty.gov

909-387-2573
RESPONSIBLE DEPARTMENTS
  • Fleet Management
Ariel Gill
BUYER

Ariel Gill

Lead Buyer
CONTACT INFORMATION

Ariel.Gill@pur.sbcounty.gov

909-777-0722
CONTACT INFORMATION

Ariel.Gill@pur.sbcounty.gov

909-777-0722
RESPONSIBLE DEPARTMENTS
  • Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
Brian Hashima
BUYER

Brian Hashima

Procurement Card Program Specialist
CONTACT INFORMATION

Brian.Hashima@pur.sbcounty.gov

909-287-2061
CONTACT INFORMATION

Brian.Hashima@pur.sbcounty.gov

909-287-2061
DESCRIPTION

With over 20 years of purchasing and purchasing management experience in the private sector, Brian Hashima has extensive procurement knowledge in manufacturing, retail and financial services. He holds a bachelor’s degree and also attended Western State College of Law. With a work philosophy of treating his co-workers as his family, Brian is a welcomed addition to the Purchasing Department. Brian is married with two teenage daughters, and enjoys sports and reading in his spare time.

RESPONSIBLE DEPARTMENTS
  • CAL-Card
Jones Jason
BUYER

Jason Jones

Buyer II
CONTACT INFORMATION

Jason.Jones@pur.sbcounty.gov

909-387-2463
CONTACT INFORMATION

Jason.Jones@pur.sbcounty.gov

909-387-2463
RESPONSIBLE DEPARTMENTS
  • Facilities Management
  • Human Resources
  • Purchasing
  • Real Estate Services
  • Risk Management
Cody Leslie
BUYER

Cody Leslie

Lead Buyer
CONTACT INFORMATION

Cody.Leslie@pur.sbcounty.gov

909-387-2065
CONTACT INFORMATION

Cody.Leslie@pur.sbcounty.gov

909-387-2065
RESPONSIBLE DEPARTMENTS
  • County Fire
Stremel Tevan
BUYER

Tevan Stremel

Lead Buyer
CONTACT INFORMATION

Tevan.Stremel@pur.sbcounty.gov

909-387-2098
CONTACT INFORMATION

Tevan.Stremel@pur.sbcounty.gov

909-387-2098
RESPONSIBLE DEPARTMENTS
  • Innovation and Technology Department
Derrick Younger
BUYER

Derrick Younger

Buyer II
CONTACT INFORMATION

Derrick.Younger@pur.sbcounty.gov

909-387-2233
CONTACT INFORMATION

Derrick.Younger@pur.sbcounty.gov

909-387-2233
RESPONSIBLE DEPARTMENTS
  • Aging and Adult Services
  • Children and Family Services
  • District Attorney
  • Human Services Administration
  • Public Health
No Buyer is assigned for this Department. Please call (909) 387-2074 for more information.