TPNO Leadership Team
The By-Laws of the Twin Palms Neighborhood Organization vest the up to 9-member Advisory Board with the authority to manage the affairs of the Organization. This includes the establishment of policies and procedures to guide ongoing operations including 1) the expenditure of funds in accordance with the approved annual budget and 2) oversight of neighborhood initiatives, community grants, committees and projects, volunteers, and administrative duties.
Members are elected by the membership for 2-year terms. Midterm vacancies can be filled by the Advisory Board.
I fell in love with Palm Springs and mid-century architecture during an extended visit in 2019. I ended up buying a home in Twin Palms and moving from Seattle to live here full time that same year. I have an extensive background in the arts and nonprofit fundraising world, as the executive director of several organizations, as well as serving in leadership positions on a variety of non-profit boards. I joined the Twin Palms Neighborhood Organization Advisory Board in late 2019 and am currently Chair of the Organization. Additionally, I volunteer at the Palms Springs Art Museum and with the Palm Springs Architectural Alliance. I feel very fortunate to live in Twin Palms and am proud to help promote our neighborhood through our annual neighborhood tour during Modernism Week.
Jeff and his husband Horacio have lived in their Twin Palms Krisel/Alexander home since 2007. Jeff is a Senior Partner at ECG Management Consultants, a global healthcare consulting firm. Jeff advises his clients on health system strategy, finance, mergers, and affiliations. He and his husband like travel, photography, and gardening.
I have been a homeowner in Twin Palms since 1999. I moved here full-time from San Diego in 2003 where I worked in human services for over 3 decades. I am the TPNO Treasurer and also manage our grants/initiatives programs and our website. Helping to foster neighborhood identity/interaction is one of my passions.
Since 2019 my wife Cheryl and I have been a homeowner at the Ocotillo Lodge in Twin Palms. Emphasizing my love of Palm Springs’ modernism, I work as an architectural tour guide and for a property management company, and I’m also a proofreader. As the TPNO Secretary, I’ve cleverly combined my fondness for both Twin Palms and wordsmithing!
My husband Terry and I bought a condo at the Ocotillo Lodge in 1996 and were part-timers
for a while. We now also have a home in the Demuth Park area. I went to some of the first TPNO meetings where I learned about Blade signs. Inspiration struck and I came up with a design but didn’t have the tools to get it copy ready. So we formed a committee and came up with what you see today. Then at the second Modernism home tour in 2015, I became the volunteer coordinator and after 4 or 5 times I got so good at it that no one will let me quit. I love working with all the wonderful people who volunteer each year. I also volunteer for other Modernism/preservation organizations and the Camelot Theaters.
My husband Marcel and I fell in love with Palm Springs going “all the way” back to the 1990’s. In 2014, we purchased a 1960 home in Demuth Park as a second vacation home and part time vacation rental. In 2019, we decided to make Palm Springs our permanent home. We sold the house in Demuth Park and bought our dream home in Twin Palms. I’ve curated mid-century modern furniture, glass, pottery, art, and housewares over more than 30 years of collecting, making me something of a fanatic for things mid-century. I work for an international consulting company doing environmental planning, sustainability, and climate change work for a variety of clients. I was recently honored to be asked to join the TPNO and have enjoyed working with such a dedicated board.