Effective July 1, 2020
Gary Hedden, President
Ginny Badros, 1st Vice President
Larry Lang, 2nd Vice President
Victoria Holman, Secretary
John Beman, Treasurer
Julia Lovin, Past President
Marcia Adams is a member of the Museum Board and volunteers with its Oral History Project. She has lived in Los Altos since 1983, was Corporate Counsel for HP and previously served as a board member of Kara, a Palo Alto grief support non-profit. Marcia holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School.
Janis Ahmadjian-Baer, Ph.D., is former chair of the Los Altos Historical Commission, is a realtor with the Sereno Group and has been a Los Altos resident for 33 years. She received her BA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and her masters and Ph.D. from Stanford University. Janis has two grown children.
Nicole Andrews is a resident of Los Altos Hills, raised in Mountain View and Los Altos. Nikki holds a BA in Art from San Jose State with an emphasis in Digital Media, and double minored in French and Art History. She’s volunteered for multiple arts institutions, including San Jose Museum of Art, the Cantor and Los Altos History Museums. After 12 years as an Engineering Project Manager at Apple, Inc. she now spends her time volunteering for Arts institutions and raising her family.
Ginny Badros, is 1st Vice President. She spent her business career in insurance focusing on mass tort litigation, business continuity planning, and structuring employee benefit plans for tech start-ups. She earned dual undergraduate degrees from Georgia State University in Risk Management & Insurance, and in Computer Information Systems. Ginny also has an MBA. Since starting a family, she organized a Los Altos mother’s group with over 100 members. She lives in Los Altos Hills with her husband, and three children.
John Beman is Board Treasurer, Chair of the Nominating Committee, and serves on the Finance Committee and as a docent. He moved to Los Altos in 1973 to a lot that still had eight apricot trees, and has been active in civic affairs in support of his children, raising funds for local schools and Little League. John is a retired financial executive, and joined the Museum through teaching 4th grade history classes focusing on California history. He holds an MBA from Stanford Business School.
Carole Flores is Membership Chair and past Board Secretary. She is a former elementary school teacher in the Los Altos School District and student teacher supervisor at San Jose State University. She is a member of the Museum’s Education Committee and is a docent at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. Carole holds a B.A, in History from the University of California at Los Angeles.
Tyler Furuichi’s early experiences working at his family’s Los Altos Nursery (opened by the Furuichis in 1918) inspired him to pursue a career in landscape design. He studied Horticulture with an emphasis in Residential Landscape Design at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, where he graduated with a B.S. in Environmental Horticultural Science. In 2008, he founded his landscape design and consultation business, Furuichi Design, which he has expanded to cover territories from Burlingame to Morgan Hill.
Gary Hedden is President and is Editor of the Museum Newsletter. A Los Altos resident since 1972, he spent 37 years in pharmaceutical research. He’s served on several exhibit committees, and curated Pedal Power: From Wacky to Workhorse. He served on the Los Altos Environmental Commission, including two years as Chair. He currently serves as Director of Natural Resources with the League of Women Voters, President of GreenTown Los Altos, and is on the Steering Committee for the Los Altos Affordable Housing Alliance. Gary holds a M.S. in Chemistry from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a B.A in Chemistry from University of Oregon.
Victoria Holman is Secretary. She lives in Mountain View, and taught in a San Jose elementary school for 30 years. She is president of the Santa Clara Reading Council, and led the Reading Conference at Asilomar for four years. Vicki manages Los Altos History Museum’s Store, as well as helps lead 3rd -and 4th-grade school tours. She holds a B.A. in Education from San Jose State with additional studies in Special Ed, and earned an elementary Teaching Credential.
Wayne Hooper is a native Californian and has lived in Los Altos since 1976. He spent his professional career at Santa Clara Unified School District, retiring as the District’s Assistant Superintendent — Business Services. Wayne holds a B.A. in Business from San Francisco State University, a M.A. in Business from San Jose State University, and M.A.’s in Pupil Personnel/Guidance and School Business Management from Santa Clara University. He is a member of the Museum’s Facilities Committee and volunteers as a docent.
Janet Klinke is the Docent Chair, volunteers as a docent, and serves on the Museum’s fundraising and events committees. A Los Altos resident since 1982, she was a Scout leader and St. William School Board member before embarking on a 30-year career in the healthcare field, initially for a local business owner, and then for the County of Santa Clara managing IT systems and solutions for Valley Health Plan. Originally from Chicago, Janet holds a B.A. from St. Xavier University.
Larry Lang serves on the Los Altos Historical Commission. A Bay Area resident since 1991, he moved from New Jersey to join Cisco. His current work focuses on start-ups, most recently as CEO of Quorum. He enjoys traveling with his family, including visits to many U.S. Civil War battlefields, and serves a chair of the finance committee at Saint Nicholas church. He holds engineering degrees from Stanford and Duke.
Julia Lovin is Past President, Chair of the Museum’s Lean In Circle program and previously served as the Board’s Treasurer. She has managed Engineering and Engineering Operations at Tandem, HP, and Juniper Networks, and worked at TechSoup Global. As a community volunteer, she actively supports TechWomen, Technovation, The Volunteer Center, and fosters kittens for the Humane Society. Julia holds a M.S. in Engineering and a B.S. in Math with a Computer Science minor from Santa Clara University.
Julie Rose is Chair of the Fundraising and new Permanent Exhibit Fundraising Campaign committees, and recent 2nd Vice President. A previous two-term board member and Los Altos History Museum President from 2005-2006, she’s extremely active in Los Altos civic organizations, serving as President of the Chamber of Commerce 1996-2017 as well as on the boards of the Los Altos Rotary Club, and the Junior League of Palo Alto. She enjoys international travel, theatre and music. She holds a B.A. from Pennsylvania State University.
Arvind Ven is an independent financial advisor and founder of the investment advisory firm, Capital V Group. Prior to becoming an independent advisor, he spent years in public and privately traded companies as a senior level executive, running businesses and focusing on Corporate Finance, Strategy, Operations and M&A. He has an MBA (Sloan Fellow) from the MIT Sloan School, and an M.S. in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University. He serves on the Museum’s Finance Committee. He speaks five languages.