2024.01.31 | Friends of Fiscalini Ranch Preserve Welcomes New Board Members

Friends of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve welcomed three new board members at its January 20 meeting after thanking Joyce Renshaw and Mark Larsen for their remarkable service.  The photo above shows the newly constituted board and staff, apart from Bob Detweiler, Ellie Etter, and Marvin Josephson, in a meeting at the Cambria Center for the Arts.

     Even before joining the board, long-time volunteer Marvin Josephson had put in more than 200 hours as a Wednesday Weeder and in habitat restoration projects, but it may be his star turn in the FFRP award-winning Pinedorado Days Parade entries that convinced him that board service could be just as much fun.  Marvin is clearly committed to Ranch service.

     Shari Robasciotti grew up on a working cattle ranch where she developed her love of nature. She has been active on trails and habitat restoration, and is a Wednesday Weeder, too.  With more than 80 hours of volunteer work behind her, Shari is ready to do more to preserve the Ranch.

     During the pandemic, Cathleen Campe was able to move to Cambria and work full time from a home she had owned for 22 years.  With her recent retirement, Cathleen is eager to pitch in to support the Ranch.  As she said, “I have no interest in standing by when I can be a part of doing whatever it takes to protect the gem of Cambria and the Central Coast.”

     Marvin retired from a career in aerospace, Shari owned an insurance agency, and Cathleen’s profession was in advertising.  In their separate fields each has supervised people and projects. These new board members also share organizational and management strengths as well as a deep love for the Ranch.  FFRP is so pleased that they have joined the board!

Article first published in https://cambriaca.org/