Board & Staff

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

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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]

Harold Hauck, Treasurer

Harold Hauck, Treasurer
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]

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]

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]

Jen Lewis, Fundraising and Outreach Manager

Jen Lewis, Fundraising and Outreach Manager
Jen Lewis landed on the Mendocino Coastline in 2016 and began volunteering at the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse the first week she was in the area. With a background in Digital[... see full page]

Kath Disney Nilson, Retail Manager Emeritus

Kath Disney Nilson, Retail Manager Emeritus
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.  She moved out of the area in 2018 but continues to volunteer as webmaster for our web site. She is grateful[... see full page]

Plans and Guidelines:
Master Plan, updated 2017
Public Use Guidelines, updated 2017