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.
Maureen is a real estate broker with Pacific Union in the East Bay. Prior to her work as a broker, Kennedy worked in the public and non-profit sector for 28 years--as a community organizer, head of AlaskaPIRG, lobbyist/policy analyst for non-profit housing and economic development organizations, grant maker for the Ford Foundation, deputy assistant secretary at HUD and head of the Farmers Home Administration. In the last decade she has served as president of the Berkeley City Club, and on the Scholarship Committee of the Inverness Garden Club, in addition to a variety of fundraising roles for the Piedmont schools. This year she heads the Parent Council at Hampshire College. She studied housing finance and environmental policy at the Kennedy School, and graduated from Mt. Holyoke. She and her spouse and dog (where authorized!) particularly enjoy Kehoe Beach, the Estero Trail, and Tomales Point Trail. They have a home in Inverness.
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.
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.
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.
Dick worked as a stock broker at Dean Witter Reynolds until his retirement a couple of years ago. He is an avid outdoor trekker, and indeed, walked the entire North Pacific Coast Railroad beginning in Sausalito over the course of a year and a half on nights and weekends with friends. Those treks are now the subject of numerous hilarious and/or hair-raising stories. Dick collects extraordinary sports cars and can be seen driving in rallies on the back roads of Marin when he is not hiking. He raced a vintage race car for years at Sears Point and other locations.
A long-time supporter of MALT, Dick has also quietly raised funds for the Point Benicia YMCA for 20-25 years. Dick is married to Luisiana, who he met while an officer in the Army stationed in Italy. They have a son, Riccardo who is married and who has two sons and also lives in Marin. Dick is a graduate of Dartmouth College and is very active with their alumni. He and his wife own property in Canada as well as their residence in Marin. They also have a houseboat in the Sausalito Bay, which has often been featured in house tours.
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 is 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.
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.
Pamela is a Managing Director of Greenhill’s Capital Advisory group, a real estate investment firm on strategic growth and marketing, and assists in raising institutional capital for investment funds and joint ventures. Before joining Greenhill, she was a Managing Director, co-head, and founding member of the Credit Suisse Real Estate Private Fund Group (“REPFG”), which she joined in 2000 at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (“DLJ”) prior to its merger with Credit Suisse. Prior to DLJ, she was a Principal and member of Prudential’s real estate and private equity marketing and client service team, responsible for managing relationships with major corporate and public pension funds. Prior to Prudential, she was Managing Director, Portfolio Management with GE Capital Investment Advisors. There, she was responsible for design and management of real estate portfolios for institutional clients. Before becoming a portfolio manager, she spent ten years in real estate acquisitions and underwriting and two years as a city planner. Pamela has an MBA in real estate and finance from the University of California, Berkeley. She graduated summa cum laude with a BA in political science from Lewis & Clark College.