Civic Background: Member of “Railroad Corridor Safety Education Panel” that worked with City Staff to redesign the San Clemente Coastal Trail. Selected to RCSEP Oversight Committee to work with City Staff which successfully achieved rail agency approvals to build the Coastal Trail. Founding President of DeRail the Trail a local activist group that halted the original design of the Coastal Trail. Founding President of DeRail the Rail that assisted City in stopping double tracking on San Clemente’s beaches. Appointed by Mayor Donchak to participate on the City Council’s Rail Safety Quiet Zone Sub Committee. Appointed by City Council to participate in the review and drafting of the most recent 20 year General Plan. Co-Chairman of the Friends of San Clemente Charity Golf Tournament. Co-Chairman of the “Friends” Surf Tournament . Currently VP of the Friends of San Clemente Foundation
Personal Notes: I am a 19 year resident of San Clemente. I graduated from both UC Berkeley and UCLA in Business and I have two married children who both graduated from SCHS, My late wife Stephanie was a two term City Council Member and City Mayor. I am a retired Investment Banker who specialized in Mergers and Acquisitions for over 35 years.
Contact John: firstname.lastname@example.org
Civic Background: Formerly served as Treasurer and Director for the Boys & Girls Club of South Coast Area, as a Director for the San Clemente Ocean Festival, Director for the Dana Point Harbor Youth Foundation, and is an Ambassador for the San Clemente Chamber of Commerce. As a parent, directed youth sailing programs for Dana West and Dana Point Yacht Clubs; and the Parent’s Advisory Board and Annual Gala Committee at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School.
Personal Note: A San Clemente resident since 1997 and business owner of Create-a-Buzz Marketing LLC since 2008. Her expertise in executing strategic marketing plans for small private to large public special events with a hands-on practical skill set in graphic design, website development and delivering traditional, social and digital advertising campaigns lends itself well as the marketing chair for the Friends of San Clemente. Tamara is an accomplished sailor who enjoys racing, cruising the coast with her family, sharing a kitchen with her husband and daughter, and exploring new places and cultures around the world.
Contact Tamara: Tamara@create-a-buzz.com
Civic Background: Friends of San Clemente Foundation Director/Secretary
Personal Note: Trusts & Estate Attorney in San Clemente, graduate of University of Southern California and Pepperdine University School of Law, 17 year resident of San Clemente. Special interests and concerns: 1) Beach & Ocean and 2) Trails.
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Civic Background: C.E.R.T. Member; SC Ocean Festival Board member; Friends of San Clemente Foundation Board member; Leadership San Clemente class graduate; 1st Citizen’s Police Academy class graduate; Supervisor for Hacienda La Puente Unified School; City Baldwin Park and City of Temple City
Courtney’s Universal Playground volunteer.
Personal Note: Recreation Supervisor for Hacienda La Puente Unified School District; City of Baldwin Park and City of Temple City. Painting Contractor serving Orange County and San Gabriel Valley, and enjoys four kids.
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Recipient of the 2018 “Citizen of the Year” by the San Clemente Chamber of Commerce, Stephanie has been submersed in skateboarding. She’s served as president of the San Clemente Skateboarding Coalition, an organization that has taken the lead on the annual San Clemente Open Skate Contest. Additionally, Stephanie has raised funds and equipment for the Sheckler Foundation and Positive Vibe Warrior Surf; and has volunteered for A-Skate events that help kids with autism learn the sport, and Skate Rising that empowers young female skaters.
Civic Background: Dan has been active in charitable organizations in Orange County CA including chair of the United Way leadership effort and underwriting chair for the Orange County ACS Cattle Baron’s Ball.
He is on the Friends of San Clemente Foundation board and also teaches computer use to seniors as a volunteer for the Cyber Café where he acts as managing director. He also teaches computer use for SCORE.
Personal Note: Dan Feinberg is President and CEO of Fein-Line Associates, Inc., a consulting firm focused on the electronic interconnect (printed wiring board) and assembly industries. He also acts as Vice President for P. KAY Metals innovative MS2 Technologies group. Dan was formerly president of Morton Electronic Materials (MEM or Dynachem), a $240 million division of Morton International, Inc., and a group vice president of the parent company Morton International until its acquisition by Rohm and Haas in 1999.Dan is an IEEE certified manufacturing engineer, has done post graduate work at USC in International Marketing and has various computer certifications by Microsoft and CompTia.Dan has authored over one hundred published articles, and has presented papers at various industry events. He has organized and hosted various seminars. Dan wrote a monthly column for CircuiTree magazine and does webcasts for iconnect007.comDan is well known in the PWB industry. He has been a member of IPC since 1968, has received its prestigious Chairman’s award and was presented with the IPC’s special achievement award in 1994, its Public Policy Champion award in June 2000. He was the founding chair of the IPC supplier’s council and championed the founding of IPC Expo. He was chair of the IPC Government Relations Committee for over ten years and sat on the board of directors of the California Circuits Association. In 2009 Dan was named to the IPC Hall of Fame.His hobbies include power boating and building extreme computers.
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Civic Background: Friends of San Clemente Foundation Director, Volunteer at San Clemente Hospital, Board of Directors Bella Collina Towne & Golf Club, Previous Ambassador San Clemente Chamber of Commerce.
Personal Note: I have lived in San Clemente for 25 years and was involved with San Clemente Girls Softball as a coach. I worked in sales & marketing for over 15 years, working for local small businesses helping to promote their companies. I enjoy golf, travel and our beautiful beaches. I have 3 grandchildren that also enjoy our beautiful beaches and parks.
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Civic Background: CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer. Big Brother, Big Sister volunteer. FAM (Family Assistance Ministries) volunteer. Member of Friends of San Clemente Foundation golf committee 2016.
Personal Note: I grew up in Ireland and got my engineering degree from Trinity College, Dublin. I worked in the electricity industry for 35 years and recently retired from a senior executive position. I’ve been married to Bridget for over 30 years and have 3 grown children – and hoping for grandkids soon. We’ve had a home in San Clemente for twelve years and moved here full-time five years ago. I love golf, bridge, hiking, reading, travel and adventure. We love the trails in San Clemente and walk the Beach Trail a few times every week.
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Civic Background: Commissioner, San Clemente Beaches, Parks, and Recreation Commission (14 years); Director of Friends of San Clemente Foundation, Courtney’s Sandcastle Charitable Foundation and California Association of Park and Recreation Commissioners and Board Members.
Personal Notes: Adjunct community college English professor, Saddleback College; free-lance writer/publisher; Formerly, Chancellor of Johnston College; President of the College of Tehachapis, Dean of Experimental Education and Director of Career Services, UCLA; Dean of Students, Cal State, Northridge; and Director of New Dimensions, Los Angeles Community College District, a college without walls; among other higher education positions. Author or co-author of ten books and several hundred newspaper and magazine articles. Served four years in U.S. Navy during Korean Conflict. Initial career was in theatre and television, including teaching college-level theatre courses, a national theatre tour, and two years in Germany as a civilian producer/director of soldier shows. Traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Central and South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, the South Pacific, and Canada. Married childhood sweetheart, who helped to give us four remarkable sons and eight wonderful grandchildren. Reside in lovely San Clemente, California.
Contact Bill: WGThomas@cox.net
Lynna Youngerman (Founding Member)
Civic background: Friends of San Clemente Beaches, Parks and Recreation Foundation secretary, president and member since 2003. Volunteer docent at Casa Romantica and the Ocean Institute in Dana Point.
Personal background: Born, raised and educated in the San Gabriel valley, my husband and I escaped to San Clemente in 1967. We bought a house and raised our two kids here but I taught in Mission Viejo – one teacher in the Capistrano district was enough. We participated in all of the usual school activities but Sundays were reserved for beach volleyball at T-street and in a park in the winter. We rooted and supported all of the Concordia, Shorecliffs and SCHS activities. With the kids out of college and retirement, I enrolled in every recreation class which I was ever interested in and never had time for – yoga, tennis, golf, art – and started volunteering and traveling. I am on the board for my condo association in Mammoth. I take at least one cruise each year and keep active with tennis and golf. My two grand kids are in Portland so frequent trips are required. I feel that recreation and a clean ocean are the best things which our grandkids can inherit from us.
Contact Lynna: Lynnay@cox.net
The Friends appreciates the volunteers that embrace the community and give their talent, time and resources to make San Clemente the best it can be for all those that live and play in our “village by the sea.”
If you’re interested in becoming more active on a civic-level, we encourage you to join our effort by becoming an Associate Member of the Friends of San Clemente.
Civic Background: Past Participation: San Clemente Cub Scout Pack 112 parent/co-leader/committee member; SCHS Triton Football Booster Club parent volunteer/booster club member/officer; participant in 3rd Leadership San Clemente program; City of San Clemente’s 75Th Anniversary committee member/event coordinator; City of SC Beaches, Parks & Recreation Commissioner from 2002-2008; volunteer/board member for San Clemente Ocean Festival from 1995-2000; volunteer for Character Counts Jamboree, and various city events.
Current Participation: Lunch service volunteer for SC Senior Center; Volunteer for Friends of San Clemente Foundation; committee member for SC Heart Chase event .Personal Note: Executive Director for San Clemente Ocean Festival since 2001; Born in Phoenix, AZ. Moved to San Clemente in 1994. Married 32 years to Christopher, and have 2 adult children, Stephanie & Jeff, who grew up in San Clemente and participated in school activities, city programs, cub scouts, soccer, football and track. We enjoy time at home, and traveling, with family and friends. Interested in photography, and like to stay active in our community. And LOVE being a Gramma!
Contact Peggy: firstname.lastname@example.org
Beth Apodaca, Associate Member