Board & Staff

Our board members volunteer their time so that the Lighthouse and grounds remain a treasure for current and future generations.

Click a picture for a biography.

Tanya Smart, President

Tanya Smart, President
Tanya began her association with Point Cabrillo as a volunteer in August 1999 by parking cars at the 90th Anniversary. She stayed on to help refine the Education Program and[... see full page]

Lorraine Cheney, Vice President

Lorraine Cheney, Vice President
Lorraine Cheney is a docent at the Light Station and is also a Flotilla Staff Officer for the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Lorraine hails from Brooklyn, New York, but has[... see full page]

Eric Frey, Treasurer

Eric Frey, Treasurer
Eric has decided that a major purpose in life is to live in beautiful places. He and his wife Betsy moved to Mendocino in 2013. He views this as a[... see full page]

Sarah Nathe, Secretary

Sarah Nathe, Secretary
Sarah first started visiting Point Cabrillo in 2000 as a weekender on the coast, and she began volunteering in 2012 when she retired and moved to South Caspar permanently.  She[... see full page]

Steve Nilson, Director and Site Manager

Steve Nilson, Director and Site Manager
Steve Nilson began volunteering with Point Cabrillo in 2005 as a member of U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 87, taking care of the historic 3rd order lens. He soon became a[... see full page]

Harold Hauck, Director

Harold Hauck, Director
Harold Hauck became a volunteer docent at Point Cabrillo in 1995. He was part of the team that restored the 3rd order Fresnel lens. He joined the North Coast Interpretative[... see full page]

Warren Wade, Director

Warren Wade, Director
Warren Wade has been involved with Point Cabrillo Lighthouse in many capacities since 1995. He was a member of the committee that revised the original NCIA Master Plan for Point[... see full page]

Anne Eaton-Kemp, Director

Anne Eaton-Kemp, Director
Anne Eaton-Kemp became a retail and interpretive docent at Point Cabrillo in 2001. She serves as a retail docent in the Lighthouse, leads the team responsible for keeping the Lighthouse[... see full page]

Kath Disney-Nilson, Retail Manager

Kath Disney-Nilson, Retail Manager
Kath began volunteering with the Point Cabrillo Light Station in May, 2005, a few days after she arrived as a permanent resident to Mendocino. She first served as a volunteer[... see full page]

David Flaim, Marine Science Coordinator

David Flaim, Marine Science Coordinator
Dr. Flaim is professor of marine biology, ornithology, and entomology. He brings a wealth of experience in salt water exhibit design and maintenance from his work at institutions with much[... see full page]

Betsy Wolff Frey, Webmaster

Betsy Wolff Frey, Webmaster
Betsy Frey moved to the Mendocino coast in 2013. Besides being the webmaster for our web site, she is also a docent at the Lighthouse. She is a retired software[... see full page]

Plans and Guidelines:
PCLK Strategic Plan 2013-2014
Master Plan, Updated April 2005
Point Cabrillo Public Use Guidelines, Updated February 2001