There are three Primary Contributors to MendocinoFun.com, along with an ever-growing list of Guest Contributors.
About our Primary Contributors
- Dennis Freeze (also known as DFF): currently in his third career as graphic/Web designer (see www.MonolithDesign.com), teacher (associate faculty at College of the Redwoods) and avid photographer. In his second incarnation, Dennis was co-owner of the Agate Cove Inn B&B in Mendocino. During this time, he first published his guidebook to the area, Mendocino Outdoors. Prior to that, Dennis was a computer scientist and researcher at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories in Palo Alto, CA. “Once a geek, always a geek.” He has served as president of both the Mendocino Business Association and the Mendocino County Lodging Association, and is a past board member of the Mendocino County Promotional Alliance and the Kelley House Museum in Mendocino. And no, there aren’t any standing stones in Mendocino — the picture is from Callanish in the Outer Hebrides.
- Bruce Lewis: photographer, journalist and co-owner of Lewis & Summers Public Relations, Bruce and wife, Gerry, have been Coast residents since May of 2000. Author of the blog, LightBackpacking.com, he’s an avid hiker and backpacker. He’s a member of Mendocino Rotary and U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 87, which maintains the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse, which is a federal aid to navigation. At right, Bruce holds (with rubber gloves) the Point Cabrillo light changer – a 1,000 watt bulb and backup. The Fresnel (pronounced Fra-nell) Lens is visible 14 miles out to sea.
- Nancy Freeze: Nancy moved to Mendocino in the late 90′s when she bought Agate Cove Inn. Since selling the inn, she continues to be involved in tourism-related activities and volunteers at many non-profit events. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the Kelley House Museum in Mendocino.
About Our Guest Contributors
- Don and Wilma Tucker: the Tuckers are local historians who have written extensively about the Mendocino Coast. Both Don and Wilma are past directors of the Kelley House Museum, and Don is currently a director of the Mendocino Coast District Hospital.
- Rich Owings: Rich is an author (“GPS Mapping: Make Your Own Maps”) and a blogger (www.MakeYourOwnMaps.com). He is an avid outdoorsman, whether it’s back-country hiking or mountain biking on some of the hairy trails around here. Rich is also the former director of the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens — he retired after 9 years to be a fulltime blogger.
- Larry Wagner: Larry is a photographer and digital artist. He is also a dedicated theatre-goer, and is contributing occasional reviews of current theatre performances. Larry is a founding member of the Mendocino Coast Photographer Guild, and he shows his photography at their gallery in the Company Store, 501 N. Main St in Fort Bragg.