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Board Members

Coastside Land Trust's Board of Directors is a diverse group of talented individuals, each with unique skills, a history of community involvement & commitment to preservation:

Robert Buffin, Federal labor attorney, retired; Peace Corps Volunteer, Venezuela; Peace Corps staff, Washington, DC. BA, San Francisco State College, and JD, University of Wisconsin Law School. Half Moon Bay resident since 1983.

Susan Dunn, General Counsel of WePay, Inc., a member of the JPMorgan Chase & Co. family of companies. Former member of the Board of Directors of Acterra. BA Harvard College, JD Stanford Law School. Married to Eric Dunn; 2 children.

Michael Kimsey, Certified Financial Planner and Chartered Financial Consultant. Founding Board Member of Coastside Land Trust. MA, Biology, UCSB. California Community College Teaching Credential. Veteran US Submarine Service.

Robin Kirby, BS Stanford University. MBA Denver University.  Realtor with Alain Pinel Realtors.  Board Member Senior Coastsiders, Board Member Half Moon Bay History Association, Board Member Stanford Coastside Club.  Prior Vice President Global Services at GT Nexus and Director Trade Compliance & Security at APL Logistics.

Barbara Lohman, Retired Biology teacher, CUSD; retired Science Department chair; former AP Biology teacher, and math teacher Half Moon Bay High School. Former member Half Moon Bay Parks and Rec. Occidental College, MA, Chapman University.

Jack McCarthy, Content Strategist and Writer with Aeris Communications. Long term Moss Beach resident. Three children, Kate, 17; Clare, 16; and JJ, 14.  

Paul Reidl, Owner, the Law Office of Paul W. Reidl specializing in trademark, copyright and wine law and litigation; member of the Board of Demeter USA, the certification body for Biodynamic agriculture; BA (1977), JD (1980) from The George Washington University.

Robert Rogers, California Manager of Dalyn Rug Company and CFO of Sell West. BFA degree from UCLA. Half Moon Bay resident since 1978.  Married to Brenda Rogers, 2 children.

Patrick Ryan, Former Board member Coastside Family Medical Center; Board of Directors San Mateo County Historical Association. Realtor with Alain Pinel. Captain, US Army Signal Corps (Reserves) 1969-1986. Public Affairs Officer for 6th Army Headquarters. BA, Creighton University. MA, University of Nebraska at Omaha. Resident of the Coastside since 1973. Married to Sandra Ryan, 3 children.

Advisory Committee

Bob Berryman, Real Estate Consultant.  Based in San Mateo, Bob has been active in commercial and multi-family real estate for over twenty-five years.  Most recently, he provided leasing and asset management services for the Presidio Trust in San Francisco.  Prior to working with the Trust, he was with Real Estate Services at the University of California, San Francisco.  Bob is a licensed California real estate broker.  He is a Trustee and Past President of the G. W. Williams Foundation, and Chair of the College of the Pacific Leadership Council at the University of the Pacific.                

Jim Blanchard & Terry Sweeney, Jim is a director (secretary) of the Granada Community Services District, president of Midcoast Park Lands in El Granada, and president of the International Society of Aerosols in Medicine.  He is principal scientist at Aradigm Corp. in Hayward, which is a specialty pharmaceutical company developing inhaled drugs to treat severe respiratory disease, including lung infections.  Jim has M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and did post-doctoral training at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Terry is executive director at Nektar Therapeutics in San Francisco, which is biopharmaceutical company developing drugs for oncology, pain, anti-infectives, anti-viral and immunology using PEGylation and polymer conjugate technology to develop improved drugs for patients.  Terry has a Ph.D. from the West Virginia University School of Medicine and did post-doctoral trainingat the Harvard School of Public Health.

They are longtime residents of El Granada.

John Chamberlain, Former member, board of directors, Cotelligent, Inc.; president, Chamberlain Associates, Inc. (later acquired by Cotelligent); POST board of directors & stewardship team leader since 2001; POST Volunteer of the Year, 2002.

John Dicker, Former member board of directors, Coastside Land Trust; President, Greenfield Learning - for the last 20 years dedicated to bringing well researched and effective technology based literacy and language solutions to children and adults.  Graduated University College, London.

Beau Gill, Former member board of directors, Coastside Land Trust; a founding members of the CLT Art Gallery; received the 2013 CLT “Like A Hawk” award for outstanding support in fundraising; fine art and commercial international photographer and documentary filmmaker. Attended UCLA.

Larry Jacobs, President and CEO, Jacobs Farm and Del Cabo, Inc., organic farms established 1980; leaders in organic culinary herb and vegetable production; pioneered the use of integrated pest management methods; 2009 “Stewards of Sustainable Agriculture” award.

Melissa Lane, Former member, board of directors, Coastside Land Trust; Registered Nurse; Coastside community volunteer.

Peter LaTourrette, Board member and Treasurer of Committee for Green Foothills, Peninsula Conservation Center Trust Fund, and Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society.

Dave Maiero, President, InGear Corporation. Graduate California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, Marine Biology. Managed companies and operations throughout the US and in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Thailand, Taiwan, and Australia.

Brad O’Brien, Director, Peninsula Open Space Trust, Eastside College Preparatory School, and Ronald McDonald House at Stanford; member/shareholder, real estate and environmental practice, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Graduate of UCLA School of Law and Princeton University (Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs,).

Ken Pearlman CFA, Former member board of directors, Coastside Land Trust; Co-Founder, Oceanshore Ventures L.P., a venture fund specializing in advanced materials for clean technologies. Founding partner of Half Moon Bay Brewing Company. Currently on the boards of Crystal Solar, EnerVault and HMB Brewing Co.

Kathleen Scutchfield, Trustee Emeritus San Francisco Ballet and former National Committee Member of the Whitney Museum of American Art; co-founded Until There’s a Cure Foundation in 1993. Former owner of Toto Ranch. Attended Sarah Lawrence College and Yale University.

Rick Southern, Received the 2012 CLT “Like A Hawk” award for outstanding support in fundraising. Fundraising co-chair, 2013 Measure B (school parcel tax); Reverse mortgage originator, Anchor Funding, BA Economics UCSC, Graduate school Finance, CSUH.


Jo Chamberlain, Executive Director

April Ramos, Administrative Assistant

Yvonne Paladini, Administrative Assistant

Kate Dickey,  Junior Land Stewardship Program Manager

Sarah Young, IT Assistant