Board of Directors
Adrian Davila Sr. is a Coachella Valley native from Thermal, who comes from a family of thirteen. Adrian attended Coachella Valley High School and graduated in 1987, after which he attended College of the Desert. He is currently employed as a Supervisor of Landscape Maintenance for the State of California Department of Transportation with 18 years of service. As a supervisor he oversees 10 employees.
Adrian resides in Indio with his wife Silvia, who have been married for 23 years. Together they have four children, Adrian Jr. (Xavier 2015), Aaron (Xavier 2017), Audriannah (Xavier 2021) and Andrew (future Xavier 2026). He is excited to be a part of the Xavier family and looks forward to sharing his experience as a parent at Xavier to new and potential incoming parents.
Bob Cash is the Founder and CEO of Sierra Crest Capital, Inc. - a private equity firm focused on Real Estate Investments. Over nearly four decades in Real Estate, Bob has gained vast knowledge and experience in Real Estate Finance which has enabled him to provide a niche product to the market. Since 2013, Bob has assisted more than 2,000 investor clients in the placement of their Self-Directed Retirement funds into alternative investments.
Bob, along with his wife, Robin, currently live in Beaumont, CA. In the coming years, they have plans to make the Coachella Valley their home. They have three grown children who were all blessed with a Catholic school education and four grandchildren who are continuing the legacy of Catholic education themselves. It is Bob’s love of his faith and dedication to the mission of all Catholic Schools that he serves Xavier College Prep today.
As a dedicated parent and grandparent, he is well aware of the sacrifices needed to attend such an exceptional school where the Students, Parents, Faculty and Staff strive to learn how to be Men and Women for others every day.
Fr. Joaquin Martinez, SJ grew up in Manila, Philippines where he attended Jesuit schools. He graduated from the University of the Philippines (BS in Biology, 1986) and was a Science teacher in both public and private schools in Los Angeles before entering the California Province of the Society of Jesus in 1991.
Fr. Martinez did his philosophy studies at Loyola University Chicago (MA, 1996). He taught Biology and Chemistry, and helped direct the Campus Ministry program at Loyola High School in Los Angeles from 1996 to 2000. Theology studies were done at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley (MDiv, 2003). He was ordained a priest in Los Angeles in June of 2003.
Following ordination, Fr. Martinez did studies in Educational Administration at Harvard University (EdM, 2004). From 2004 to 2007, he was Asst. Principal for Campus Ministry at St. Ignatius College Prep in San Francisco and spent the following year in Tertianship in Boston and Amman, Jordan. He served as President of St. John’s Jesuit High School & Academy in Toledo, Ohio from 2008 to 2013 before working as a vocation promoter for the California Jesuits. Fr. Martinez joined the Jesuit Refugee Service as the International Education Coordinator in 2014. He started as Director of the Newman Center at UCSD in 2017.
Father Gregory Elder became pastor of Sacred Heart Church on July 1, 2021. He was ordained as a Roman Catholic priest by Bishop Gerald Barnes, under the Pastoral Provision for married Anglican Clergy in 2006, after serving for twenty years as an Anglican priest.
Father Gregory was educated at Indiana University-Bloomington where he studied Ancient and Medieval History, and at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford here he studied Theology. While living in England, Father Elder met his future wife, Dr. Sarah O'Brien, who immigrated to the US after their marriage. He earned the Master of Divinity Degree at Nashotah House Theological Seminary in 1983 and was ordained as an Anglican priest in the same year. While serving in the Episcopal Church, he earned his MA and Ph.D. in History from the University of California, San Diego. Father Elder is Professor Emeritus of History and Humanities at Moreno Valley College, where he taught for over 28 years.
Sarah became Catholic in 1987 and Gregory in 2003. Father Elder's authorization for ordination to the Roman Catholic priesthood as a married Anglican priest was decreed by St Pope John Paul II personally, at the request of Bishop Gerald Barnes of San Bernardino and (then) Cardinal Josef Ratzinger. Since his first ordination, Father Gregory has served in nine pastoral assignments. He is a fourth Degree Knight of Columbus.
Tyler Davis was born and raised in the Coachella Valley and is a proud XCPHS graduate. She was one of the first female graduates to obtain a full-ride Division I sports scholarship for volleyball, along with an academic scholarship, with the help of Xavier. She went on to achieve a Bachelor's of Finance from Temple University and graduated Cum Laude. From there, she trained as a Financial Planner out of San Diego for many years before having an opportunity to buy her family business which she currently owns and manages along with 14 employees. She currently resides in Rancho Mirage with her husband and gives back through working on the Board of Directors and assistant coaching with Xavier's Varsity Volleyball team.
Fr. Thomas William (Billy) Biegler, SJ, was born in Sacramento, California. The middle of three boys, Billy met the Jesuits at a young age, developing a fondness for their humor, depth and approachability. A graduate of Jesuit High School in Sacramento, Billy completed his undergraduate degree in philosophy at the University of San Francisco. After undergrad, Billy worked briefly for the San Francisco Opera but returned to Sacramento to work for California Musical Theatre (Sacramento Music Circus). In 2009, Billy entered the Jesuit Novitiate in Culver City, California. He completed first studies in St. Louis, finishing philosophy at Saint Louis University and completing a master’s degree in theatre and performance studies at Washington University. For Regency, Billy worked at Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon, teaching freshman English, freshman Spanish and senior theology. In addition to teaching, Billy led service trips, retreats and a mighty group of freshmen basketball players. For theology, Billy studied at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry and received a Master of Divinity degree. Additionally, he worked at Saint Cecilia Parish in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, serving as spiritual director, RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) instructor and chaplain to the CARES ministry (ministry to the sick and homebound). After ordination, Billy served in Portland at St. Ignatius Parish and help with vocation promotion and taught at Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon. Billy now serves as Superior of the Jesuit Community and teaches at Loyola High School, Los Angeles.