Effective July 1, 2022
Larry Lang, President
Victoria Holman, 1st Vice President
Nicole Andrews, 2nd Vice President
Kelly Davis, Secretary
Wayne Hooper, Treasurer
Gary Hedden, Past President
Gerri Acers serves on the Education Committee. She has lived in Los Altos for 43 years and worked as a former teacher and school administrator in San Mateo/Foster City School District for 28 years. Her career also included 15 years with the New Teacher Center, a national education nonprofit mentoring teachers. Gerri is a member of the Foothill College Commission, Mountain View/Los Altos Scholars, Los Altos Rotary and the Museum’s Education Committee. She holds a master’s degree in public administration from Santa Clara University.
Nicole Andrews is 2nd vice president and serves on the Museum’s fundraising and exhibit committees. A resident of Los Altos Hills, Nikki was raised in Mountain View and Los Altos. She 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 Museum. After 12 years as an engineering project manager at Apple, Inc. Nikki spends her time volunteering for arts institutions and raising her family.
John Beman is a member of the finance and education committees, a Museum docent, and previously served as treasurer and chair of the Nominating Committee. 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.
Kelly Davis is secretary of the board, and chair of the Fundraising Committee. She works as an account relationship manager for Pinnacle Bank in Los Altos, and previously at Boston Private Bank. Earlier, she spent 15 years as regional manager at Heritage Bank of Commerce. She serves on the board of the Foothill-DeAnza Foundation and has served on the boards of the Los Altos Village Association, the Endowment Fund of the Junior League Palo Alto-MidPeninsula, the Palo Alto Red Cross and is a member of the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce. An accomplished equestrian, Kelly enjoys riding and competing.
Tyler Furuichi serves on the garden and orchard commons committees. His 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 BS in Environmental Horticultural Science. In 2008, Tyler founded his landscape design and consultation business, Furuichi Design, which he has expanded to cover territories from Burlingame to Morgan Hill.
Catherine Greenberg serves on the Museum’s Marketing Committee. She is an information technology leader who has held various positions at technology companies, and is currently working as an advisor for a startup. Catherine is a Los Altos resident. She holds a bachelor’s of arts degree in sociology from York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Her hobbies include running, hiking, and traveling.
Gary Hedden is immediate past president, and editor of the Museum newsletter. He curated the Museum’s exhibit Pedal Power: From Wacky to Workhorse. A Los Altos resident since 1972, Gary spent 37 years in pharmaceutical research. Gary has served on the boards of several organizations, including chair on the Los Altos Environmental Commission, president of GreenTown Los Altos, and on the Steering Committee for the Los Altos Affordable Housing Alliance. Gary holds an MS in Chemistry from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a BA in Chemistry from University of Oregon.
Victoria Holman is 1st vice president and previously served as secretary. She manages Los Altos History Museum’s Store, helps lead 3rd -and 4th-grade school tours, and serves on the Volunteer Development Committee. A Mountain View resident, Vicki 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 holds a BA in Education from San Jose State with additional studies in special ed, and earned an Elementary Teaching Credential.
Wayne Hooper is treasurer, a member of the facilities and Smith House committees, and a Museum docent. He 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 BA in Business from San Francisco State University, an MA in Business from San Jose State University, and MAs in pupil personnel/guidance and school business management from Santa Clara University.
Margo Horn serves on the Collections Committee. In 1985, she began teaching in the Stanford Department of History. Her research and teaching combines interests in US women’s history and the history of medicine. She is serving her second term on the Los Altos Historical Commission, and is a founding member of the Los Altos Affordable Housing Alliance. Margo received her AB in History from UC Santa Cruz, and MA and PhD from Tufts University. She is active in her synagogue and enjoys cooking.
Kuljeet Kalkat is a long-term resident of Los Altos. He spent over 30 years in product development and management in the computer industry and today mentors clean technology startups. From 1991-98 he and his wife ran a small business in downtown Los Altos. He serves as chair of the Los Altos Financial Commission and on the board of the Community Service Agency for Mountain View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills. He holds electrical engineering and economics degrees from University of Maryland and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon.
Janet Klinke is the Docent Committee chair, a past Nominating Committee chair, and volunteers as a docent. 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 BA from St. Xavier University.
Larry Lang is president, chair of the Governance Committee, a member of the Oral Histories Committee, and previously served as 1st and 2nd vice president. He currently 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 RF Pixels. He enjoys traveling with his family, including visits to many US Civil War battlefields and Roman Ruins. He holds engineering degrees from Stanford and Duke.
Jan Thomas serves on the Membership Committee. Her work experience spans over 50 years in the graphic design and advertising industry as a creative director and art director, including 38 years as an independent designer and consultant. Jan and her husband have been residents of Los Altos for 28 years and she has been a member, event volunteer, and docent for the Museum for six years. She devotes her leisure time to reading, classic ﬁlms, travel, gardening, her West Highland White Terrier, and bluegrass music.
Alex Wang serves on the IT Committee. He has been a realtor in Silicon Valley since 1999 and recently re-established his own brokerage, Rainmaker Real Estate. He is a UC Berkeley alum and a graduate of the Influence and Negotiation Strategies Program at Stanford University. Alex resides in Los Altos with his wife and three children. Fluent in English and Mandarin, Alex has a passion for working across cultures and enjoys giving back through non-profit community charity work. Alex enjoys tennis, rock climbing, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.