Board & Staff
Board Member, Staff & Park Partner Profiles
PresidentMy family has been next to the Pinnacles for over 100 years and have seen it go from a local landmark to a National Park. When I was approached to be a part of a friends group to support the Pinnacles National Monument, I took it as an opportunity to help make a difference with their visitor experiences, education, and numerous special programs. By supporting Pinnacles National Park Foundation you can also help to make a difference.
SecretaryMike lives near the west side of the Pinnacles and is often seen hiking the trails or riding his bike to the Park. His interest in the park started as a Boy Scout camping and hiking the area back in the 1960’s. Mike has lived in San Benito and Monterey counties for the last 25 years after being raised in the Bay Area. He has worked in the Planning Departments for both counties, ensuring that land uses are carefully planned and that open space is preserved. Mike helped start the San Benito County Land Trust while living in Hollister and has recently retired as Planning Director for Monterey County. Mike also helped start the Monterey Bay chapter of the Association of Environmental Professionals over twenty years ago and leads a hike for that group in the Pinnacles in spring.
DirectorKimberly grew up on her family’s ranch near the west side of the Pinnacles. She spent many weekends hiking the Pinnacles and has always had a passion for the outdoors. She currently works as a Park Planner for the County of Santa Clara. Kimberly recently became a board member for the Pinnacles National Park Foundation and with that came the opportunity to show even more support and make a difference with the Pinnacles National Park Foundation and the new Pinnacles National Park.
Executive DirectorJennifer Westphal is a Canadian transplant who has called Hollister home for the last ten years. A former park naturalist at Grand Beach Provincial Park and the Narcisse Snake Dens Wildlife Management Area, she earned her BSc in Biology and Geography at the University of Winnipeg. She is now a mom of three boys who strives to give them the same rich childhood experiences camping and hiking that she had growing up in the interior of British Columbia. Jennifer is proud to work for the Pinnacles National Park Foundation and for the chance to support the great work being done by the resources and education staff at Pinnacles National Park.
Director, Pinnacles Condor Fund ChairRichard is a long-time volunteer with the condor program at Pinnacles National Park and heads up the Pinnacles Condor Fund committee of Pinnacles National Park Foundation. Having grown up on a lake in South Carolina, Richard has been involved with the outdoors his whole life and enjoys birding, hiking, and generally enjoying the natural world.
Pinnacles National Park Foundation is recruiting for 5 positions on our Board of Directors. If you have a passion for Pinnacles National Park and would like to join our team, please fill out our Board Application and send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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