Mike Reilly- Board President
Mike Reilly is retired from the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors representing the Fifth District. He also served for more than ten years as a Commissioner on the California Coastal Commission and was its Chair for several years. He also served on the Board of the California Coastal Conservancy and many other organizations. Prior to his election to Supervisor, Mr. Reilly was the Executive Director of Western Sonoma County Community Services (WCCS), a nonprofit organization that provides human services and he worked as staff to several elected representatives. He lives in Sonoma County.
Sarah Glade Gurney – Vice President
Ms. Gurney is an Attorney specializing in mediation. She is the former Mayor of the City of Sebastopol and serves as an alternate on the California Coastal Commission (she was appointed by California Senate President Daryl Steinberg). She has served on numerous boards and is very active in western Sonoma County civic affairs. She is an avid walker and bicycles around town frequently. She lives in Sonoma County.
Linda Hanes – Board Secretary
Ms. Hanes is a retired librarian and lover of the coast. She and her husband, retired Sonoma State University Biology professor, Dave Hanes, are avid hikers and coastal advocates. She was one of the ten whole coast hikers who made the long coast walk in 2003. She lives in Sonoma County.
Chris Thollaug- Board Treasurer
Mr. Thollaug is a long time coastal activist from San Mateo County and was very active in the Devils Slide issue. Professionally, Mr. Thollaug has primarily worked in business and financial management, serving as a COO and CFO. He was a founding principal and COO/CFO of Clarivoyante Inc., a high tech intellectual property company which was acquired by Samsung in 2008. Clairvoyante’s technology is utilized in the displays of over 100 million smart phone sold annually. He also served as CFO for Gravity, Inc. an internet software engineering firm . Prior to working in private industry Mr. Thollaug was the Director of Business Operations and Planning for The Sierra Club (national).
Mr. Fearon is retired from the County of Marin and his work as a consultant to nonprofit agencies. He serves on several boards including Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods. He lives with his wife, Pat Kuta, in Sonoma County.
Ms. Hardy is a former Coastal Commission alternate and a long time coastal advocate who resides in Monterey County. She has worked professionally in the area of development/fundraising for the Big Sur Land Trust, Humboldt State University and many other nonprofit organizations. Her other Board experience includes the Carmel Foundation, the Samuel Goldwyn Foundation and the Pebble Beach Company Foundation.
Mr. Massara is a surfer, attorney and environmentalist. He is the former Director of the Sierra Club’s California Coastal Campaign and former counsel for Surfrider Foundation. In 1991, he won a lawsuit against two pulp mill companies near Eureka, California that were dumping 40 million gallons of toxic effluents per day into the ocean. The penalty was the second largest collected for Clean Water Act violations. He now serves as General Counsel and Vice President of Social Responsibility for O’Neill Wetsuits, LLC. He lives in San Francisco.
Sandi Wright McCubbin
Ms. McCubbin is a governments relations consultant with Sacramento firm Lang, Hansen, O’Malley & Miller. She has served as a consultant for the city of San Clemente for almost ten years, where her responsibilities have been helping them build their segment of the California Coastal Trail. Her passion for saving the coast began when she worked in the State Senate for John Dunlap, one of the authors of the Coastal Act. She is a registered lobbyist, having been involved in governmental relations since the late ‘70s and serves on two other nonprofit boards. She lives in San Francisco.
Mr. Retecki is retired from serving as a Project Manager with the State Coastal Conservancy, and has re-joined the Coastwalk Board. He has 40 plus years experience in planning and policy regarding the Coastal Trail. He was a board member for 4 years in the mid-90’s. He has long been an advocate for coastal preservation and the California Coastal Trail, and lives in Sonoma County.
Una J. M. Glass – Executive Director
Ms. Glass joined Coastwalk California as Executive Director in 2008. She is long term supporter of the coast and a dedicated conservation advocate. She brings thirty plus years of management experience to Coastwalk and has served in executive positions in both non-profit and for profit organizations. She has been a principal in several software and high tech businesses, and served as the CFO for a public broadcasting station for seven years. Ms. Glass is also experienced in public policy and issue advocacy having worked as a consultant in that arena and as staff to an elected official. She has served on the boards of several environmental as well as business organizations.