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Meet Our Whaley House Docent Staff

Mary Wendorf has been a SOHO member and volunteer for many years, and as Head Docent on Mondays and Wednesdays since we opened in November. Mary's love of history and her desire to preserve our open spaces and the character of San Diego makes her a great spokesperson to the public to get SOHO's message out. Mary and her husband Norm, with their dog Hannibal live in a 1912 California Craftsman Bungalow in University Heights and we congratulate her for receiving the "Plume Award" from the University Heights Community Association for her involvement in their fight for preservation and integrity of the neighborhood.

Martin Wolfe is our nighttime Ghosts and Gravestones Head Docent extraordinaire. He has been with us since we began our stewardship of the Whaley House. Martin and Julie, his wife of 26 years, live in La Mesa and have three grown children, Malachi, Micah, and Veloma. Martin's hobbies are deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, reading, and horticulture. Since retiring after 20 years of service with the Department of Defense, Martin says that his work at the Whaley House has given value and new meaning to his life.

Victor Santana is our Sunday Junior Docent. Born in San Diego in 1983, he was raised in both San Diego and Tijuana as a Chargers and Padres fan. He is a top student at the Lazaro Cardenas High School located in the old Agua Caliente Casino in Tijuana. On weekends, Victor plays in two rock and roll bands. Last summer he worked in Las Vegas where his uncle has a souvenir store, a band and a music studio. Victor also performs in the Baja California Orchestra choir and has given piano recitals in the Tijuana Cultural Center.

Lynn Hamilton is our newest Head Docent, handling our busy weekends. Lynn says she is excited to join the SOHO staff and share the history and mystery of the Whaley House with our visitors. Her background in marketing and public relations will surely be an asset. Lynn currently works at Spring Valley Middle School as a Community Resource Aid and Volunteer Coordinator. Lynn will also be heading up the Junior Docent Program at the Whaley House. Her daughter Michelle, the history buff of the family, is a regular volunteer docent.

2001 - Volume 32, Issue 2

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