Board Member

Ruth Rodriguez

Ruth is a lifetime resident of Monterey County and a CSUMB alumnus. She is currently the Manager for Community Services at CHISPA (Community Housing Improvements Systems and Planning Association) the largest nonprofit affordable Housing Developer in Monterey County. Ruth has previously served on the GRID Alternatives Board of Directors and also served as a Planning Commissioner for the City of Greenfield from 2007 through 2010. She is a 2012 LEAD Alumni (Leadership Education and Development). Ruth has a long history of participation with community groups and activities focused on community, health, education, and equity.  She enjoys spending time with her family, [...]

Ann Pendleton

Growing up in the San Francisco East Bay, Ann was afforded the opportunity to be active in hiking, biking, and later golfing and scuba diving. After completing her education in Physical Education at San Francisco State University, Ann managed a racquetball club, then transitioned to working in the family printing business, and later worked as a sales representative in the packaging industry. Her love of outdoor activities led she and her husband to participate in Bikecentennial ’76, an event that took them across the United States on the TransAmerica Bicycle Trail. A decade later they would spend 7 months biking [...]

Sarah Hardgrave

Sarah has over twenty years of local government, non-profit and water resources management consulting experience in Monterey County. She currently serves as Deputy General Manager with the Salinas Valley Basin Groundwater Sustainability Agency (SVBGSA). Sarah lives in Pacific Grove with her husband and enjoys the beauty of our coastline as often as possible.

Reg Henry, Point Lobos Magazine Editor

Reg is a former editor of The Herald who had a 45-year career in journalism and in retirement still writes a nationally syndicated column for the Pittsburgh (Pa.) Post-Gazette. Reg grew up in Australia, where he started as a cub reporter for the Courier-Mail in Brisbane. He then moved to England and worked at The Times of London. Next, a move to Pittsburgh to join the Post-Gazette. Reg was the Herald editor from 1988 to 1993. He was the Post-Gazette’s deputy editorial page editor when he retired from full-time journalism at the end of 2014. He moved back to this [...]

Don Blohowiak, Docent Administrator

Don serves the Point Lobos docent corps as the Docent Administrator (DA). Previously, he was Deputy Docent Administrator (DDA). Before making the Monterey Peninsula his home, Don was an executive in the Fortune 500, high-tech start-ups, nonprofits, and higher education in New York City; Detroit; Denver; Milwaukee; Princeton; Irvine; and Washington, DC. The author of several business books, Don holds a Masters in Organizational Systems, and a PhD in Human Development. He has consulted for many leading organizations, from the Sisters of Charity to the US Marine Corps to FedEx, Walmart, United Airlines, and many others. Don is an avid [...]

Holly Carlin, Treasurer

Holly retired as a CPA at the end of 2018 after 35 years in practice. The last 17 years she had her own practice where she specialized in nonprofit accounting for the last 10 years. She is a 5th generation Californian. Her grandparents lived in Carmel Valley and one of the family’s favorite places for picnics was Point Lobos. The Monterey Peninsula was a second home for her so she followed her parents to the peninsula in 1986 where she raised her son in Pacific Grove. Being newly retired, Holly looks forward to spending more time with her grandson in [...]

Carol Rossi, Vice President

With deep family roots in Santa Cruz, Carol has spent many summers around the Monterey  Bay area. Carol enjoyed a professional career in sales and raised her family in the Bay Area. She has volunteered with many organizations over the past twenty years and especially enjoyed her time as a Girl Scout Nature Camp leader. Carol is now in Pacific Grove and is interested in sharing the beauty and promoting stewardship of Point Lobos.

Betty Maurutto, President

My last 70 plus years have been full of adventure, love, career pursuits and travel.  As a native Californian, I was born and raised in southern California.  After graduating from UCLA, my career as an educator began in Fountain Valley, CA and then continued in the 80’s as an elementary principal in Anaheim.  After completing my doctorate at USC, I enjoyed training school administrators with the California School Leadership Academy.  Now retired, my husband, Michael, and I love living in Carmel with its natural beauty and peacefulness.  Each wrinkle alongside my eyes is from the laughter and joy that I [...]

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