Betty Anne Carlin
As a visitor from the East Coast, Betty Anne was immediately mesmerized by Point Reyes' majestic wild and pastoral open spaces protected for all to enjoy; a magical experience that would change her life. Now living on Inverness Ridge next to the Seashore, she has served on the PRNSA Board for the last six years and has focused on developing new sources of support for PRNSA and the Park. A volunteer with arts, community and environmental organizations on both coasts over the last quarter century, Betty Anne feels that working with the NPS management and PRNSA board and staff has been her most satisfying volunteer experience.
David, a Vietnam vet and lawyer, is from a long-time Marin family. His professional specialty was wireless communications, where he had a national reputation. He has served on multiple non-profit boards, and has been president of the Oakland Youth Orchestra and Inverness Ridge Association. He is currently Vice Chair of the PRNSA Board of Directors and as such strives to assure that the forests and streams we enjoyed as youngsters remain for future generations.
As the now retired but long-time director of development and alumni for Town School for Boys in San Francisco and board member of the Council of Advancement and Support to Education (CASE), Peggy brings a wealth of fundraising and community building skills to PRNSA. As a San Francisco resident she is thrilled to serve on the board and spend more time in one of her and her husband's favorite parks.
Mike Deverell, a retired Deloitte Consulting partner, has a life long commitment to conservation and outdoor recreation. He is an active hiker, bicyclist and skier who sees Pt. Reyes as a unique wilderness and pastoral area that is close to a large urban population. Working with PRNSA is an effective way to increase the conservation awareness and healthy recreation opportunities for that population and the many visitors to the Park. He has previously served on The Yosemite Conservancy, the American Heart Association and other nonprofit boards.
Barbera loves a good hike and is never happier than when she is exploring the Point Reyes National Seashore’s trails and beaches with her friends and family. As a long-time supporter of the park she is thrilled to bring her business experience as the owner of the San Francisco-based B|Brooks Fine Flowers, as well as her appreciation of natural beauty to PRNSA.
Dick brings to the board a professional background in development and marketing leadership for foundation (Ploughshares Fund), national park partner (Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy) and media nonprofits (Mother Jones, Pacifica Radio) in the Bay Area. When he moved to the Bay Area 40 years ago, Point Reyes instantly became a touchstone for learning, inspiration and a refuge for the soul that Dick has shared now with four generations of his family. He knows Point Reyes as a backpacker, biker, kayaker, photographer and camper. His children have attended environmental camp, volunteered -- and been married on Limantour.
As the co-owner of Point Reyes Books, Steve brings 40 years of community organizing and his volunteer work at PRNSA to our board. His experience includes working as a Vista volunteer, as an aide to Congressman Pete Stark, serving as program director for the Trust for Public Land, and as executive director of the City of Oakland's strategic planning office. Steve is founder and co-chair of "Think Local First West Marin," a campaign encouraging people to shop locally.
Amanda owns the Bear Valley Inn in Olema with her husband Ken Eichstaedt. Amanda also serves as the Executive Director/Station Manager of local community radio station KWMR. Amanda and Ken live adjacent to the National Park and Golden Gate National Recreation Area and enjoy trail running, hiking and bicycling in both Parks. Amanda joined the PRNSA board as a community member to work with the board and staff to look towards the future of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Karen is a third-generation Californian from the ranch lands of the San Joaquin Valley. She settled in Point Reyes over 35 years ago to raise her family in the Point Reyes one-room schoolhouse (built in 1879), where she lives today as proprietor of Point Reyes Schoolhouse Lodging. She shares her passion for preservation of the Point Reyes National Seashore with her guests who come from all over the world to experience this spectacular 'wilderness next door.'
Don is a retired professor of the San Francisco Art Institute and had a second career in software engineering management. As a 40-year resident of West Marin, he has explored the entire park by land, sea and air, and continues to enjoy learning about this special place while volunteering for various projects. He can be found attending many of the science and cultural programs and is especially interested in the cultural resources of the park.
Kirk is the founder and principal of California Environmental Associates (CEA), an environmental consulting firm in San Francisco, and is the former Undersecretary of California's Natural Resources Agency during the first Jerry Brown Administration. He splits his time between San Francisco and his home in Marshall and is an avid hiker and paddler.
Ralph Mihan, a life long resident of Marin, retired from a 37-year career as chief regional legal counsel to the Western Region of the National Park Service and the US Fish and Wildlife Service. During his career he was involved in the acquisition of over one million acres of land as well as the management of 62 national park and 32 wildlife refuge lands for their preservation and public recreational use. Of the 62 National Parks he represented, Point Reyes National Seashore was and is his favorite. He is active in many preservation and outdoor recreation organizations, including serving as the founding director of the Marin Open Space Trust and is a member of the the San Rafael Park and Recreation Commission and Bay Area Ridge Trail Council.
Tom is the founding Principal of Equity Community Builders which has developed many environmentally and socially responsible projects in partnership with the National Park Service including Cavallo Point Lodge in Sausalito and the Thoreau Center for Sustainability and the Bay School in the Presidio. Tom works with many non-profits, both locally and internationally, on sustainable agriculture, women's empowerment, rural development, and environmental issues. He and his family have enjoyed week-end visits to the Point Reyes National Seashore from a cabin in Inverness, which they have owned for two decades.
David is a biologist and a professional naturalist and guide with a passion for birds and the natural history of the West. During twenty-five years of excursions, David has imparted a great deal of information about all aspects of nature. He plans and leads trips with a variety of nonprofit organizations, including Point Reyes Field Institute. He is also an accomplished wildlife photographer.