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Meet Your 2004 Board of Directors

President - Beth Montes grew up in Orange County, CA, and after obtaining her Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of California, Irvine, moved with her husband to Oceanside in 1989. In 1997, they moved into a 1912 Colonial Revival Foursquare house in South Park. Her education in restoration, historic preservation, and historic research began with the purchase of that home. Beth joined SOHO that year and has been involved in the preservation movement ever since, first as a volunteer, then employee, and then member of the Board of Directors of SOHO. Beth runs her own historic research company, helping to designate homes and other structures in San Diego. She and her husband and daughter now reside in a 1910 William Sterling Hebbard house in South Park.

Vice President - Peter L.P. Janopaul, III has lived in the San Diego community since 1992, is a native of San Francisco, and a seventh generation Californian. He is a partner in The J. Peter Block Companies, which is primarily interested in the preservation of historic properties. With his longtime partner Anthony Block, he also focuses on affordable and market-rate multi-family housing. Peter has a degree in English from the University of California at Berkeley, and has attended other colleges in Washington, D.C., Colorado, Virginia, and Oxford, England. He is active in all levels of politics, and is an inflexible advocate for issues of importance to the historic community. Immediate future plans include building a new gay community center; a new center for non-profits where smaller organizations can maintain a community of offices; a new high-profile street front stand alone center for San Diego Hospice; restoration of the Temple Beth Israel.

Treasurer - Jessica McGee Prior to her retirement, Jessica worked for over 17 years for AT&T in San Francisco and Orlando, Florida. She was responsible for their Western Region Treasury Operations offices and wrote employee financial instructions. She was also a co-owner of several retail stores in San Francisco. She was a board member of both the Orlando Landmark Defense, a local preservation group, and her neighborhood association as well as the Treasurer of the Central Florida Chapter of the American Hibiscus Society. She is currently a docent at Quail Botanical Gardens, a board member of both the Normal Heights Planning Committee and the Normal Heights Cultural Council, and a Master Gardener.

Secretary - Lori Anne Peoples lives in her historic 1895 Irving Gill home in National City. She holds a BA in Business Administration from National University. Lori is a founding Board Member of both the National City Christmas in July Program and the National City Living History Farm Preserve. In 1995 she was named Woman of Accomplishment by Soroptimist International of San Diego County, and received SOHO's Preservationist of the Year award, as well as the National City Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year award. Lori has been active in many historic and preservation organizations including serving as past president of the National City Historical Society.

Erik Hansen, ex officio, lives with his with wife Ingrid and daughter Delpha in their 1906 Craftsman house in South Park which appeared in two popular books by Paul Duchscherer: Inside the Bungalow and was the cover of Outside the Bungalow, Arts and Crafts Period Gardens. He has served on the board of Greater Golden Hill Planning Committee since 1989. Erik holds a BA in Theatre Design from SDSU with twenty years in theatre prop construction. He is creator of many home tours including SOHO's popular Uptown Irving Gill Tour. An authority on Gill, Erik handcrafts reproductions of Irving Gill furniture designs and has an excellent website on Irving Gill that can be found at

Curtis V. Drake is a Licensed California Architect and principal of the San Diego firm Heritage Architecture and Planning. Curt has a Bachelors Degree in Architectural Studies for the University of Wisconsin and also attended the Masters of Architecture program at USC. The last eight years of his 25-year architectural career in commercial architecture was with Wayne Donaldson FAIA, where the importance of historic preservation came alive. Curt's historic projects portfolio includes historic railroad stations, homes, and other civic buildings. Curt is a 19 year resident of Santee with three daughters. Curt's interests include vintage automobiles, art, and history.

Barry Hager is an attorney-at-law and partner with the San Diego firm of Treitler & Hager, LLP. He practices law in the areas of business, real estate and construction law, including litigation and transactional work. Barry, with his wife Hilary and their two sons, live in a historically designated 1913 Craftsman foursquare home in Mission Hills. The couple also owns several other pre-WWII residential properties and Barry is active in preservation issues affecting the Mission Hills neighborhood.

Dr. Susan Hector has been an archaeologist for over 30 years, with a specialty in the historic and prehistoric cultural resources of southern California. From 1977-1980, she was the museum curator for the prehistoric collections at the UCLA Museum of Cultural History (now the Fowler Museum). She then worked in San Diego as a division head for an environmental consulting firm. Dr. Hector worked for the County of San Diego, Department of Parks and Recreation, for 12 years. While at the county, she was the project manager for historic restorations of Rancho Guajome, Los Peñasquitos Ranch House, and Vallecito State Station. She was the Director of the department until 2002. Currently, she is the manager and principal investigator for Susan Hector Consulting.

Allen Hazard is a native San Diegan, having grown up in a modest workingman's bungalow in National City. Allen earned a BA in History & P.E. as well as a master's degree in exercise science, both from San Diego State University. Allen has worked in health care and higher education for over twenty years; he is currently an HIV prevention manager and an adjunct professor at Southwestern College and National University. Allen and his wife, Janet, live in a historically designated California craftsman in Mission Hills and along with his wife, has been the driving force behind the first proposed historic district in Mission Hills. Allen enjoys collecting Arts and Crafts antiques and working in their small garden. Allen serves on the Events & Education, Preservation Action committees and is the co-chairperson for the 2005 Craftsman & Spanish Revival Weekend.

Welton Jones wrote about arts and entertainment for The San Diego Union-Tribune for 35 years before his retirement in 2001. Presently, he is working on two books and a play. Although he was present at the birth of SOHO 32 years ago, when Robert Miles Parker posted a notice on the Sherman-Gilbert house, he only recently became active as a SOHO member, joining the board of directors in October 2001. Jones also is a board member of the Committee of 100, guardians of the Spanish-Colonial architecture in Balboa Park. A captain in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, his other preservation interests include the San Diego Maritime Museum.

Michael Kelly is a Family Practice physician and partner in the Southern California Permanente Medical Group, where he also runs Kaiser-Permanente's International Travel Advisory Service. A Michigan native, Mike completed his undergraduate work at Michigan State University and received his MD from the University of Michigan. He and his wife Diane have lived in Mission Hills for 27 years, where they have raised three children. Mike has served for several years on the Board of Directors of the San Diego Historical Society and the Committee of One Hundred. He is the webmaster for the San Diego Historical Society and is also SOHO's webmaster.

Carmen M. Pauli is a registered architect and principal at Heritage Architecture & Planning. She lives with her husband Todd and son Finn in their 1958 Lloyd Ruocco designed house in Mt. Helix. Carmen is a graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Architecture. Working in the field of historic preservation architecture since 1997, she has developed a genuine interest in the restoration and rehabilitation of San Diego's historic architectural resources from the Victorian era to Mid-Century Modern.

Christopher Pro is a native San Diegan and no stranger to SOHO. As a volunteer he's worked with the Events and Education committee and currently with the Whaley House Steering committee. Christopher's love of San Diego history began at an early age as first, a collector of San Diego memorabilia, he then made his career in antiques and art, specializing in regional ephemera, Hollywood film memorabilia and early advertising.

Tim Rudolph was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and graduated from Kansas State University with a BS in Computer Science. As a real estate investor he has renovated approximately 12 properties, 6 of which are designated as historic, and owns 20 properties in the Golden Hill and Sherman Heights Historic Districts. In 2002 Tim received SOHO's People In Preservation "Developer of the Year" award for making a significant contribution to the community and leading the way for the renaissance of Sherman Heights.

David Swarens is a staunch preservationist, longtime SOHO Board Member and two-term president. David and his partner Vykki are the owners of the 1923 Austin Bungalow in the Sherman Heights Historic District featured in "The Bungalow" and "Inside the Bungalow". As a member of Los Californios, he is involved in interpreting early California history with California music of the 19th Century at historic sites throughout the state.

2004 - Volume 35, Issue 4


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Council Illegally Overturns Historic Designation

Uplifting Successes, Heartbreaking Losses

Old Police Headquarters Saved!

Historic Electric Laundry Company Building

Chandler House to be Saved from "The Big Sleep"
Kunzel House Receives State Historic Designation
SOHO Recognized at the 2004 Alonzo Awards

City Council Voting Record

Requa & Jackson House in Peril

A New First for Mission Hills

Proposal for Extension of Regents Road over Rose Canyon
SOHO Receives Stewardship of Adobe Chapel of the Immaculate Conception
in Old Town

Mrs. Whaley's Garden News

Some Like it Preserved

House to be Moved

SOHO Receives Donation from American Specialty Health
Events & Education

Halloween Follow-Up

Invitation to 2004 SOHO Holiday Party

Enjoy the Holidays with SOHO

Meet Your 2004 Board of Directors

2005 Calendar Modernist Houses

Strength in Numbers

Lost San Diego

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