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🎂Happy 90th Birthday🎈, Patricia Dudley Goulart, CNM VIP and Lighthouse Brat🎁

By Karen Scanlon Few people living today claim the distinction of being a ‘lighthouse brat’. These are the children of lighthouse keepers. But one such East County resident, and CNM volunteer, Patricia Dudley Goulart, makes this very assertion. Patricia grew up at the lower Point Loma Light Station. Her father, James Eliot Dudley, was assistant keeper at the time of her birth 90 years ago … Continue reading 🎂Happy 90th Birthday🎈, Patricia Dudley Goulart, CNM VIP and Lighthouse Brat🎁

VIP Spotlight – Peter Lee Tancredi

Setareh Nouriboshehri, Community Volunteer Ambassador (CVA) It’s somehow June, and nothing fights off the gloom like learning more about our volunteers! This week, we get to hear from VIP Peter Lee. If you’ve visited Cabrillo National Monument and driven through the Entrance Station, chances are you’ve seen Peter Lee’s friendly face welcoming you into the park. For the VIP Spotlight, we’ve sent our questions to … Continue reading VIP Spotlight – Peter Lee Tancredi

VIP Spotlight – Sandy Woodhouse

Setareh Nouriboshehri, Community Volunteer Ambassador (CVA) You know what time it is: VIP Spotlight Monday! If you’ve ever visited the park on a Friday, chances are you have run into VIP Sandy in the Visitor Center. For the past ten years, Sandy has welcomed visitors from all over the world to the park, sworn in Junior Rangers, and answered questions from “where can I find … Continue reading VIP Spotlight – Sandy Woodhouse

VIP Spotlight – Violette

Setareh Nouriboshehri, Community Volunteer Ambassador (CVA) It’s VIP Spotlight Monday! Today, we get to hear from VIP Violette, who serves the park through the Conservation & Environmental Steward Apprentice Program (CESAP for short). We first met Violette through the park’s EcoLogik Project Summer Program, which provides an experience for young women (ages 9-16) who have a passion for the natural and technical sciences. Since then, … Continue reading VIP Spotlight – Violette

VIP Spotlight – Patrick Raetzman

Setareh Nouriboshehri, Community Volunteer Ambassador (CVA) It’s VIP Spotlight time, again! I don’t know about you, but this is how I keep track of my Mondays during the quarantine. This week, we get to hear from VIP Patrick*. Patrick is part of the Tidepool Protection, Education, & Restoration Program (TPERP), and I think it’s safe to say the tidepools are his favorite place to be. … Continue reading VIP Spotlight – Patrick Raetzman

VIP Spotlight – Gary Reilly

Setareh Nouriboshehri, Community Volunteer Ambassador (CVA) It’s VIP Spotlight time! We figure that it’s not an easy task to stay connected with every single volunteer at the park (especially when schedules conflict), and quarantining is definitely not helping. Starting this week, we will post a new interview on VIP-Voice so that you can hear from familiar faces and perhaps meet new people in your volunteer … Continue reading VIP Spotlight – Gary Reilly