Karen Lithgow – President
Karen is a residential realtor with a specialty in vintage homes. Prior to this career she was a Vice President in a finance firm in San Francisco and received an MBA degree from Northwestern. Karen also received a preservation award for her 1893 Marcuse & Remmel Victorian here in Alameda.
Conchita Perales – 1st Vice President
Conchita has been actively involved in Alameda’s architectural preservation movement since her 1886 Stick style house was selected for the 2010 Legacy Home Tour. She earned a Masters degree in Film in Mexico City and started her own business servicing the local film and video industry in the late 90’s when she moved permanently to the Bay Area.
Robert Farrar – 2nd Vice President
Robert is a retired police officer of 30 years, a Marcuse and Remmel enthusiast and is working on a data base on all Marcuse and Remmel’s in Alameda. He enjoys examining these homes to see what is original and what has changed in over 100 years of building.
Joyce Boyd, CPA – Treasurer
Vice President of Finance, The Unity Council, nonprofit; restoring a Victorian home in Alameda.
Patsy Baer – Recording Secretary
Patsy has always loved old houses and buildings and works to preserve the character of this city. She serves on two of Alameda’s non-profit boards.
Janet Gibson – Advisor to the Board
Janet stays informed and involved in Alameda city issues and politics and serves on two of the local non-profit boards.
Devon Westerholm – Corresponding Secretary
Devon is an architecture enthusiast who loves her 1904 home. Prior to moving to Alameda, she brought a 100+ year home back to its original glory.
Brenden G. Sullivan – Member at Large
Brenden is a solo attorney with a litigation practice in landlord/tenant, criminal defense and personal injury cases. He and his wife moved from San Francisco to Alameda in 2019 to pursue their dream to own and restore a vintage home. Currently, they are restoring an 1896 Marcuse & Remmel Victorian.