Dwayne Reichlin was first elected to the Del Norte Healthcare District in 1985. A native of Del Norte County, Director Reichlin was born at Seaside Hospital, attended Del Norte High School and College of the Redwoods, then served with the United States Army in Vietnam during 1966 and 1967, where his leadership earned him the Army Commendation Medal and rank of Sergeant E-5. Following his military service, In 1968 Mr. Reichlin joined Hambro Forest Products in Crescent City, where he worked for 43 years and served as President and CEO for 26 years. He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Crescent City Chamber of Commerce in 1998, and was named Business Leader of the Year in 2009. Dwayne and his wife Charlene of 51 years have two daughters Shelli, Aimee and five grandchildren.