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Name Position Phone
Greg Gorga Executive Director (805) 962-8404 ext. 103
Emily Falke Deputy Director, Curator & Director of Education (805) 962-8404 ext. 111
Chrissy Deferville Facility Rentals Coordinator (805) 962-8404 ext. 106
Lis Perry Education Coordinator & Grant Writer (805) 962-8404 ext. 102
Dennis Schuett Graphics Coordinator (805) 962-8404 ext. 114
Jennifer Haake Guest Services & Volunteer Coordinator (805) 962-8404 ext. 110
Linda Tappeiner Accountant (805) 962-8404 ext. 105
William Cochran Facility Maintenance Coordinator & Facility Assistant
Lydia Kaestner Store Manager, Collections & Curatorial Assistant (805) 962-8404 ext. 115
Sarah Reeves Development Coordinator (805) 962-8404 ext. 109
Layla Christian Membership Coordinator (805) 962-8404 ext. 108
Lisa Lunsford Collections Coordinator (805) 845-1452
Jesse Avila Lead Monitor
Andrea Minshull Store Assistant (805) 962-8404 ext. 115

Board of Directors

Gail Anikouchine, Board President
MacFarlane Faletti & Co.

Don Barthelmess, Board Vice-President
Santa Barbara City College

Francie Lufkin, Board Treasurer
Commercial Real Estate Agent

Wilson Quarré, Board Secretary
Sotheby’s International Realty

Roger Chrisman
Community Volunteer

Andrew Cooper
Community Volunteer

Steve Epstein
Keller Williams Realty

Paul Johnson
Northern Trust

Elsbeth Kleen
Community Volunteer

Michael M. McCorkle
Commercial Fisherman

Evan Pickering
Seed Mackall LLP

Leslie Power
Community Volunteer

Ken Richardson
Retired President, Hughes Aircraft

Robert V. Schwemmer
NOAA – West Coast Regional Maritime
Heritage Coordinator

Amanda Thomas
Mission Wealth
Client Advisor

Sigrid Toye
Psychologist & Community Volunteer

Kenneth Vadnais
Community Volunteer

Chuck Wilson
Community Volunteer

George Writer
Community Volunteer

Advisory Council

Roberta Cordero
Chumash Maritime Association
Nick DiNapoli
Sylvia Earle
National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence
Russell E. Galipeau, Jr.
Channel Islands Nat’l Park
Erin Graffy de Garcia
Hillary Hauser
Heal the Ocean
Preston Hotchkis
Peter Howorth
Marine Mammal Center
Robert Kieding
Robert Kirby
Leslie Leaney
Historical Diving Society USA
Chris Mobley
Channel Islands Nat’l Marine Sanctuary
Charles T. Munger
William Pearlman
Dr. J. Brian Sarvis
Former Superintendent,Santa Barbara School District
Brooke Sawyer, Ed. D.
Jean K. Schuyler