Vern Spitaleri, President, is a long time Laguna resident; former publisher of the Laguna News-Post; led effort to create
Kimberly Stuart, Vice President, is a former Planning Commissioner (Chair 2002), and Design Review Board Member (Chair 2000) and is pleased to be a Board member of the Laguna Beach Historical Society, looking forward to participating with members in preserving and enhancing the heritage of our community resources. Kimberly and her husband raised her 18 year-old daughter through the Laguna Beach school system and Anneliese’s School. Their 4 year-old son attends Anneliese’s preschool. Kimberly and her husband, both architects, have their own firm Stuart Architecture in town, focused on planning, architecture, and urban design. Kimberly served on the American Institute of Architects Orange County Chapter’s Board of Directors for eight years, President in 2002 of the 1,100 member chapter. She continues to serve the AIA at the state level on two advisory committees.
Nelda Stone, Secretary, Librarian and long serving Laguna Beach Historical Society board member; currently Secretary.
Gene Felder, Treasurer has been a long-time member of the Laguna Beach Historical Society. Gene was raised in La Mirada, lived in Laguna Beach in 1970-71 returning in 1985 and resides on Park Avenue in the Top of the World Neighborhood. He and his wife Johanna have been active in civic affairs and many non-profit organizations in town including the Friendship Shelter, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Canyon Conservancy, Laguna Canyon Foundation, Laguna Greenbelt, Top of the World Neighborhood Association, and Village Laguna.
Gregg De Nicola Frequented Laguna Beach and it's beaches since 1969. Opened medical office in 2000. Lists history of the area as major passion/ hobby. Proud supporter of Sawdust Festival, Pageant of the Masters, Laguna Playhouse, and Laguna Art Museum. Supports local artists by requiring all art in office be from Laguna.
Anne Frank has lived in Laguna Beach since 1966. During 1991-1992 she served as the first President of the newly formed Laguna Beach Historical Society. Presently she is a member of the City of Laguna Beach Heritage Committee.
John Hoover has lived in
Jane Petty Janz was born and raised in Laguna, her family first coming to Laguna in the 1880s. Jane is the granddaughter of Nick Isch [who was Joseph Yoch’s brother in law]. Nick Isch ran the local grocery on the corner of Laguna Avenue and South Coast Boulevard; he also served as Postmaster. Having grown up hearing stories of “the old days” Jane’s interest in Laguna’s history has only grown and she enjoys researching Laguna’s past. Her fondest wish for Laguna? A real History Museum.
Eric Jessen is a 45 year
Glenna Mathews raised in
Francie Holder Pemper used to write the Laguna Home Companion section for the Laguna Beach Independent newspaper.
Georgiana Valdez was a resident since 1982 raising two daughters in