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.
Mark, a partner at Deloitte Consulting, brings to PRNSA a passion for Point Reyes and West Marin and over 30 years of experience in advising organizations in strategy and operations, across a wide range of issues. Educated in economics and public policy, he previously held roles with U.S. Senator Carl Levin and the Western region of the Council of State Governments. He has conducted pro-bono projects for a number of Bay Area organizations, including the California Academy of Science, SJ Children’s Discovery Museum, Tech Museum, SJ Repertory Theatre, and SJ Museum of Art. A Mill Valley resident, his favorite pastimes include hiking, traveling, traversing West Marin on his motorcycle, and running bingo at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Mill Valley. He is an enthusiastic supporter of PRNSA and the Marin Agricultural Land Trust.
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.
John is a private investor and consultant based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Previously, John was a Managing Director and Global Head of Commodities with Citigroup, responsible for trading, sales and research. He served as a member of Citigroup’s Global Markets Management Committee and European Markets Management Committee. Prior to that, he was Chief Operating Officer for Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities at Citigroup and served as a member of the FICC Management Committee. He also held leadership positions in government bonds, interest rate derivatives, electronic trading and technology with Citigroup, Salomon Smith Barney and Salomon Brothers.
During his tenure John led Citigroup’s investment in and served on the Board of Ipreo, Markit Partners and FXall, as well as other companies focused on financial technology, derivatives, and the capital markets. He is a member of the Advisory Board to the Fink Center for Finance & Investments at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. He holds an A.B. in Economics and Government from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. John has visited the Point Reyes National Seashore for over 50 years, is a supporter of increased access for youth and youth programs and wants to aid in supporting the mission of the park.
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.
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.
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 strives to assure that the forests and streams we enjoyed as youngsters remain for future generations.
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.
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.
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.
Melissa Nelken first fell in love with Point Reyes as a teenager growing up in Marin. Since returning to the West Coast to live in 1979, Melissa and her family have been frequent visitors to the park and now hike its trails regularly from their home in Inverness. Melissa is committed to maintaining and improving the Point Reyes National Seashore and to expanding outreach efforts to Bay Area residents who may be unfamiliar with the natural wonders it has to offer.
A retired professor at UC Hastings College of Law, where she specialized in alternative dispute resolution, Melissa is now an active member of West Marin Community Mediation. Melissa previously served on the board of the Center for Youth Development through Law, a summer job and educational program for underserved youth in the East Bay.
Seth Rosen, his wife and family revel in the wilderness, water and wildlife of West Marin and the Seashore. Seth is deeply committed to maintaining and enhancing the Point Reyes National Seashore, its unique character, and its use by the public. An avid hiker, Seth and his wife have walked every trail in the Seashore – twice! Seth serves as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for a radiation safety company in the East Bay.
Seth has served as board member and officer of Temple Sinai, the oldest Jewish congregation in the East Bay with 1000 member-families, and BlueSkies for Children, an NAEYC-accredited nonprofit early childhood education center in Oakland supporting diverse families from all socio-economic backgrounds.
Zac is the owner of the Cottage Inn and Spa in Sonoma. A life-long tourism professional, he has previously managed golf courses, a kayak company and worked at several restaurants. Previous non-profit work includes serving on the ACLU of Northern California Finance Committee and the Sonoma Tourism Improvement District. He views working with PRNSA as an amazing opportunity to promote conservation awareness and outdoor recreation. An avid outdoor enthusiast, he enjoys the beaches, trails and water around the Seashore.
Catherine is a consultant who works primarily with philanthropic foundations, tapping over 25 years of experience in funder and nonprofit collaboration. She was the founding Executive Director of the West Marin Fund, a new community foundation in PRNSA’s back yard. She’s worked with Commonweal in Bolinas, the California Academy of Sciences, Carpe Diem West’s western water collaborations, and global development work with the Global Greengrants Fund. She cut her environmental teeth as Northern California Director of Earth Day 1990. A graduate in Cross-Cultural Relations from Michigan State University, Catherine has traveled widely and worked frequently in the international arena. Every year, she travels to India, where for the past 30 years, she’s supported efforts to clean the Ganges River in Varanasi, the holy city for Hindus. She is a hospice volunteer and currently engaged in philanthropic efforts around end-of-life design. She loves hiking West Marin trails and met her partner Elliot at Abbott’s Lagoon.
Michelle is a Marin native with an avid love and enthusiasm for the outdoors and West Marin. A part time resident of Inverness, she lives in Kentfield with her husband Ed and their three children Edward, Roan and Eve.
Michelle brings relevant Board and legal experience to PRNSA. She recently served as Chair of the Board for the Mount Tamalpais School and, from 2006-2016, served on the Board of Trustees and Advisory Board for the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) based in Lander, Wyoming. While on the Board at NOLS, Michelle was Chair of the Governance Committee, Development Committee, and Strategic Initiatives Committees. During her legal career from 1997-2001, she worked as in-house counsel for Syufy Enterprises/Century Theatres and handled real-estate transactions and slip-and-fall cases. She also had a brief stint as a criminal prosecutor working as an Assistant District Attorney for Contra Costa County.
Michelle received her B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and her J.D. from University of San Francisco.