BobbyRay Esparza serves as the Cultural Director for the Cahuilla Cultural Department. BobbyRay is an enrolled member of the Cahuilla Band of Indians. BobbyRay previously worked as cultural monitor for the Cahuilla Band for several years before taking the Director role. BobbyRay works alongside Cahuilla’s Tribal Historic Preservation Officer to consult on projects that take place throughout Cahuilla’s traditional land use areas. BobbyRay coordinates cultural monitors to these projects to observe ground disturbing activities to preserve and protect cultural resources that may be unearthed during construction.