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Susan M. Clark, M.A., President.
The Foundation President since 1990, Clark was a two term director of The Sea Ranch Association from 1991 to 1997, serving as it Chair from 1994-96. As an architectural historian, she has collected a large history of the north coast, including maps, photos, records, and personal interviews of older coastal residents. She led the efforts to register the Knipp-Stengel Barn on the National Register of Historic Places. She manages a historical consulting business in Santa Rosa and from 1991 to 2007, she served as Fifth District Commissioner on Sonoma County Landmarks Commission. She is the author of The Sea Ranch, a volume in the Arcadia "Images of America" series that celebrates local history across the country.

Thom Matson, Treasurer.
A part-time Sea Rancher since 2009, Matson retired after 31 years with AT&T in 2012 as a Sales Vice President, where he led a team of several thousand sales professionals. His north coast involvements include: Served three years on the Arena Theater Board of Directors, including two years as Treasurer, Vice-Chair of The Sea Ranch 50th Birthday Committee, Member of The Sea Ranch Vision Committee, and President of the Condo 2 Board. He serves as a Team Leader and Judge for Humanitas, a Hollywood non-profit that provides prize money to screenwriters. He is on the Emeritus Board of Frameline, the world’s largest LGBT film festival, having served 6 years on the Board and a term as Board President. He has worked on the Production Staffs of the Academy Awards and the Primetime Emmy Awards since 1997.

Marghi Hagen, M.A., Ph.D.
Hagen has lived at The Sea Ranch for the past six years. She works as a social justice researcher and publishes mainly on issues of wealth disparity. She is actively involved in several non-profit organizations on the coast including the Alliance for Redwood Coast Housing, the Redwood Coast Humane Society, and the Redwood Coast Alliance which she initiated in 2006. She began the Guest Chefs series, which has raised as much as $11,000 annually for local non-profits, and she acts as the Volunteer Advocate for The Sea Ranch.



George Rathmell, M.A., Secretary/Vice-President.
A Sea Rancher since 1968, Rathmell has served on numerous Sea Ranch committees and arbitration groups. He chaired the Sea Ranch Community Center Task Force that led to the restoration of the Knipp-Stengel Barn and the construction of the Del Mar Center, and is the pro-bono publisher of The Barn Book. He has devoted hundreds of hours of labor to the projects of saving the Barn and the Del Mar schoolhouse. He is a Thespian stage hand, co-sponsor of The Sea Ranch Classic Film Program and a Division Leader for The Sea Ranch Disaster Response Team.



Susan Sandoval, M.A., J.D.
Sandoval is an attorney and school psychologist has been a member of The Sea Ranch Association since 1985 and a permanent resident of the area since 2002. In addition to her work for the Foundation, she is a Trustee of the Point Arena Schools and a member of the Board of Directors of Gualala Arts, serving on three GA committees: Policy, Library, and Strategic Planning. She also serves as a volunteer at the Dolphin Gallery. Formerly she was President of the California Association of School Psychologists, California delegate to the National Association of School Psychologists, and served two terms on the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.






The Sea Ranch Foundation
P.O. Box 98
The Sea Ranch, CA 95497
phone: (707) 785 2989
email: gwr@mcn.org


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