Effective July 1, 2021
Gary Hedden, President
Larry Lang, 1st Vice President
Nicole Andrews, 2nd Vice President
Victoria Holman, Secretary
Wayne Hooper, Treasurer
Gerri Acers has lived in Los Altos for 43 years and was 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 masters degree in Public Administration from Santa Clara University.
Nicole Andrews is 2nd Vice President and serves on the Museum’s fundraising and events committees. She is a resident of Los Altos Hills, raised in Mountain View and Los Altos. Nikki holds a B.A. 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. she spends her time volunteering for Arts institutions and raising her family.
John Beman serves on the Finance Committee, as a 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 a Client Development Officer for Boston Private, based in Los Altos. Earlier, she spent 15 years as Regional Manager at Heritage Bank of Commerce. She is 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. She is an equestrian and enjoys riding and competing.
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 Treasurer, a member of the Facilities Committee 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 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.
Janet Klinke is the Docent Chair, recent Nominating Committee 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 is 1st Vice President, Chair of the Governance Committee and previously served as 2nd Vice President. He 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.
Alex Wang 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.