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Lynn has been an active member since 2000 beginning as site captain at Sharp Park Beach and in leading by example, has remained committed to ending the issue of litter, promoting pollution prevention, ‘reducing, re-using and recycling,’ and preserving our coastal environment through advocacy, education, community building and citizen action to leave a better planet for future generations. Her professional experience in coastal stewardship, resource conservation and marketing as the Pacifica Land Trust’s stewardship coordinator for the Pedro Point Headlands, and in premium/advertising sales account management with Logo Logos extends across boundaries of often opposing interests. In 2013, Lynn was the recipient of the Bay Area’s Cox Conserves Hero Award given to honor environmental volunteers who are creating, preserving or enhancing outdoor spaces. Lynn has also received the local Boy Scout Community Leadership Award in 2011, and after awarded the Environmental Excellence Award from the Pacifica Chamber of Commerce in 2008, she joined their board in 2009. Lynn believes in team building, supporting local economy, and reaching beyond to expand the circle of Earth Heroes around the world. Lynn earned her Bachelor of Arts from Illinois State University, and completed masters work from San Francisco State University. She successfully completed Acterra’s 2007 Be the Change Leadership Program, and San Mateo County’s Master Composter Program in 2002 when she began leading public education workshops. Lynn enjoys woodworking, gardening, connecting people to nature, and touching people’s lives with inspiration. Contact Lynn regarding any of our field and education programs, our Give Back and membership programs, or media relations at lynn[at]pacificabeachcoalition.org

Jim has been recognized by the California State Assembly (2013) and the Pacifica Chamber of Commerce (Clean & Green Award 2002) for protecting our beaches and coastal environment. Jim is a special education teacher for incarcerated youth with the San Francisco Unified School District. As high school principal from 2000-2012, he was honored by the San Francisco Chronicle (Big Picture Schools Honors 2011-2012), and received San Francisco Principal of the Year in 2012. He holds a Bachelor of Music from University of Michigan, Masters and Bachelor of Special Education from San Francisco State University, and Masters in School Administration from San Francisco State University. Jim enjoys biking, dogs, the outdoors, gardening, and music.  Contact Jim regarding field education (i.e., Linda Mar Adopt-A-Beach cleanups, Earth Day of Action, Coastal Clean Up Day) and school education programs at jim[at]pacificabeachcoalition.org

Michael brings hands-on experience in cabinetmaking, coupled with nearly a decade as small business owner in the retail cycling industry brings practical skills and acumen to our Earth Hero team. In addition to his dedication to our environment, he served in the US Army on both active and reserve duty. Michael is inspired by his goals of fully eradicating invasive and non-native plants while expanding a flourishing native habitat teeming with biodiversity in Pacifica. He enjoys road and mountain biking, running and woodworking. Contact Michael regarding native habitat restoration at michael[at]pacificabeachcoalition.org

Ana has taken leadership roles as education program school liaison, conducting outreach during Fog Fest and EcoFest, membership and committee meeting coordinator, habitat restoration participant and event planner for our annual movie benefit, Earth Day of Action and California Coastal Cleanup Day, in addition to co-captaining monthly cleanups. She was recognized by the California State Assembly in 2013, and received the Clean & Green Award 2002 from the Pacifica Chamber of Commerce in 2002 for her long-standing dedication to protecting our beaches and coastal environment. Ana is an educator at John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Daly City where she has engaged more than 400 students each year in our coastal stewardship school assembly program during Earth Week to inspire the next generation of Earth Heroes. She has lectured at San Francisco State University, been an instructional coach for the San Francisco Unified School District and has participated in educational committees for more than 20 years. She holds a masters in elementary school education. She looks forward to continuing to encourage others to be voices for environmental stewardship and conservation, and to extend our mission, message and work beyond Pacifica. Ana enjoys animals, gardening and traveling. Contact Ana regarding field education (i.e., Linda Mar Adopt-A-Beach cleanups, Earth Day of Action, Coastal Clean Up Day), membership and school education programs at ana[at]pacificabeachcoalition.org

Celine currently lives on a sail boat at Pillar Point Harbor with her husband. Contact Celine regarding volunteer recruitment, our website, Twitter, Google+ and our Facebook page, and monthly e-News at celine[at]pacificabeachcoalition.org

Claudia brings a wealth of experience in budgeting, interagency relations, public speaking and promotion, non-profit governance, public policy, risk management, human resources, program evaluation and volunteer management to our Earth Hero team. Her commitment to environmental stewardship spans to her professional career currently as recreation supervisor for San Francisco’s Recreation and Park Department’s Citywide Senior Services and Summer Camp Programs where she plans and manages 100 programs, and teaches about land stewardship, Zero Waste culture, Leave No Trace, plastic pollution and water conservation. Over the course of more than 25 years, she has also held positions as camp manager shepherding the Friends of Camp Mather to non-profit 501c3 status; and director of direct services establishing programs for participants ages 3 to 99. She earned her bachelor of arts in sociology from the University of San Francisco, and has studied accounting, various art/craft mediums, photography, astronomy, and many other areas to continue her personal and professional growth. Claudia enjoys the community and supportive nature of the coalition and plans to continue her dedication upon retirement in the near future. Contact Claudia regarding Esplanade Adopt-a-Beach and the Green Team at claudia[at]pacificabeachcoalition.org

Paula received the Pacifica School District‘s prestigious 2010 Elna Flynn Award (named in honor of one of Pacifica’s most consummate volunteers) for her passion in supporting education. In addition, she assists in her husband’s photography business, and recently graduated a son from Oceana High School. With the Pacifica Beach Coalition, she has taken leadership in building the bridge of learning about our coastal environment by establishing our partnership with Pacifica’s library system.  Paula received a bachelor of fine arts in photography from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Contact Paula regarding public education events (i.e., documentary film nights, our membership program and EcoFest at paula[at]pacificabeachcoalition.org

 

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