board of directors
 

Bridger Mitchell, Ph.D, President

Bridger and his wife Katherine are actively involved in the West Marin community. Bridger returned to Inverness after more than five decades of extended weekend family trips to visit his parents and sail on Tomales Bay. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His professional career has focused on anti-trust and telecommunications regulation, energy policy, and health care. He is a former director of the Inverness Association and has closely monitored Marin County’s coastal development proceedings for many years.
EAC Board Committees: Executive, Development, Land
Membership Elected: June 2018- 2021
 

Ken Drexler, Esq., Vice-President

Ken is an estate planning attorney in San Rafael. He serves as Treasurer of the Marin Conservation League and the Secretary of the Paradise Ranch Estate Road Advisory Board. He is a supporter of the Planning & Conservation League, Natural Resources Defense Council and Sierra Club, among other environmental non-profits.
EAC Board Committee: Executive
Membership Elected: June 2017-2020


Terence Carroll, Treasurer

Terence Carroll has been an EAC board member since January 2007. He is the co-founder and current President of River Otter Ecology Project. Terence has long been active in protecting and conserving natural habitat in West Marin through land use planning and scientific research. He is a member of the Environmental Forum of Marin Class XXX. Terence and his wife Megan Isadore have lived in West Marin since 1998.
EAC Board Committees: Executive, Land
Membership Elected: June 2016-2019
(Considered for Re-Election June 8, 2019)

Everyone has a responsibility to safeguard this treasured shared landscape, and to pass it on unharmed to those who come after us. EAC has been putting that responsibility into action for almost 50 years, and I hope my work here will help it continue for many years more.”
— Terence Carroll, 2019


David Weinsoff, Esq., Secretary

David Weinsoff is an environmental attorney whose work  focuses on compliance with the requirements of the federal Clean Water and Safe Drinking Water Acts.  During a vacation to the Bay Area not long after finishing law school back in the 1980s, David realized it would be tough to return to his desk job in Trenton after hiking the trails of Point Reyes National Seashore.  David and his family settled in Fairfax, about 18 miles from the National Seashore. David served three terms on the Fairfax Town Council and was honored by Congressman Jared Huffman, the California State Assembly and Senate, the Marin County Board of Supervisors, and his Council colleagues for his 12 years of dedicated service as a member and Mayor of the Fairfax Town Council. David is a former board member of the Marin Conservation League and Community Action Marin.
EAC Board Committees: Executive, Water, Education
Membership Elected: June 2016-2019
(Considered for Re-Election June 8, 2019)


Claire hutkins seda

Claire is a writer and naturalist living in Point Reyes Station. A native Californian, she has spent decades walking the coastal trails of the Bay Area and is dedicated to preserving Marin’s wild lands and interpreting them for the wider public. Like so many of us, when not out on the trails in the Seashore, Claire is tethered to a computer. As the writer and editor at Migrant Clinicians Network, she has written extensively and widely on health equity and migrant health. Outside of MCN, Claire’s publications center on environmental and social justice, natural history, and green living. On Saturdays, Claire can be found at Martin Griffin Preserve of Audubon Canyon Ranch in Stinson Beach, where she organizes and facilitates volunteer trainings and manages the preserve’s public season which runs from May through July. In 2018, Claire’s daughter, Viola, worked with fellow third grader Reese Patton to encourage West Marin businesses to ditch plastic straws. Viola and Reese have broadened their efforts, hoping to reduce the flow of single-use plastics throughout Marin County.
EAC Board Committees: Biodiversity
Board Nominated: January 2019, Pending Membership Election June 8, 2019


Sarah killingsworth, esq.

Sarah is a family law attorney and mediator. Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, she has lived in the Bay Area over 20 years. She received her J.D. from Stanford Law School with distinction. She resides in Greenbrae with her family and spends as much time as she can at their home in Inverness. A life-long volunteer and active community member, she has volunteered in the Wildcare bird room, was a member of the Steering Committee of MOMAS (Mothers of Marin Against the Spray), and served on the board of the Family and Children’s Law Center for over a decade. Currently, Sarah chairs the Charitable Contributions Committee of the Northern California chapter of AAML, is a member of the Youth Sailing committee of the Inverness Yacht Club, and was elected in November 2018 as a Trustee of the Kentfield School District. As a parent and frequent classroom volunteer, Sarah is passionate about sharing the magic of our wilderness areas with children, both by bringing the wild into classrooms, and in getting our youth outdoors, to learn about their environment. She is also a wildlife photographer (her work can be viewed at www.sarahkillingsworth.com) and she utilizes the power of photography to raise awareness about environmental issues.

EAC Board Committees: Biodiversity, Education
Board Nominated: March 2019, Pending Membership Election June 8, 2019

Cynthia Lloyd, PH.D.

Cynthia is a recent arrival in West Marin. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University. Her career has included a faculty position at Barnard College and research and management positions at the United Nations and the Population Council (an international NGO). In recent years, her research has focused on the challenges facing adolescent girls in developing countries. She moved to Berkeley from New York City in 2010 to be near her family. Since 2014, she has become a part-time resident of Point Reyes Station and is currently embarking on a project to restore a seasonal wetland on her property. She has had a life-long love of nature and the outdoors (nurtured by her mother – a passionate admirer of Rachel Carson) and has resolved to spend her remaining years, for the sake of her granddaughters and all those of their generation, dedicated to issues related to the environment and climate change.
EAC Board Committees: Development, Water
Membership Elected: June 2017-2020

Gerald Meral, Ph.D.

Gerald H. Meral, Ph.D. is the Director of the California Water Program at the Natural Heritage Institute (NHI), an international conservation organization focused on restoring and preserving aquatic ecosystems. He directs NHI programs regarding the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, California groundwater, and other related water programs. He previously worked for Governor Edmond G. Brown, Jr., serving as California Natural Resources Agency Deputy Secretary for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) for three years from 2011 to 2013. Dr. Meral was executive director of the Planning and Conservation League from 1983 to 2003. He served as deputy director of the California Department of Water Resources from 1975 to 1983 under Governor Brown. Dr. Meral holds a Ph.D. in zoology from the University of California, Berkeley. He lives in Inverness with his wife Barbara.
EAC Board Committees: Biodiversity, Point Reyes Birding and Nature Festival
Membership Elected: June 2017-2020

I have been a property owner in Inverness since 1986, and resident since 2003. I appreciate the native birds, wildlife, and plants of West Marin, and want to do everything possible to preserve and enhance them. EAC is the best way to do that.
— Jerry Meral, 2019


David Wimpfheimer

David Wimpfheimer is a biologist and a professional naturalist and guide with a passion for birds and the natural history of the West. During twenty-five years of excursions, David has imparted a great deal of information about all aspects of nature. He plans and leads trips sponsored by organizations, such as the Point Reyes Field Seminars, Marin Agricultural Land Trust, Elderhostel, and several Audubon chapters. He is also an accomplished wildlife photographer. More info is available at www.calnaturalist.com.
EAC Board Committees: Land, Point Reyes Birding and Nature Festival
Membership Elected: June 2017-2020