Board of Directors
Raised in Napa, Scott graduated from Napa High School in 1970. He completed a four year apprenticeship in carpentry, spending 13 years working as a union carpenter. His next opportunity was working for the Napa Fire Department. Starting as a Reserve Firefighter, Scott worked 32 years with the department, retiring as a Truck Captain in 2011.
Scott’s community involvement includes 25 years as a docent at Bale Grist Mill State Historical Site, four years on Napa’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission and serving nine years as a board member with the Napa Valley Unified School District. He currently serves on the boards of the Napa County Historical Society and the Foundation for Napa Recreation. Scott is a member of the Native Sons of the Golden West, Napa Elks Lodge, Land Trust of Napa County and the Sierra Club. Even after retirement, Scott continues to serve his city as an elected member of Napa’s City Council. Scott has been married 38 years to Napa native Linda Riddle.
Freelance researcher, writer, and photographer Tom Spaulding arrived in Northern California in 1996 to pursue doctoral studies in English literature at UC Davis, and taught writing courses there for several years. Tom fell in love with his new home, and spent countless hours exploring and photographing Northern California’s natural and constructed landscapes, from hikes through the Desolation Wilderness in the Sierra Nevada mountains to visit alpine lakes, to drives down historic highway routes in run-down sections of Central Valley cities to spot vintage motel signs. These travels were usually followed by more time spent in libraries researching the subjects he discovered. Eventually this culminated in Tom writing about his discoveries and experiences in blog entries and articles, including in Tidings and other local publications in Northern California. Tom’s photos have appeared in local galleries and in local and national publications. He has called Napa his home since 2010.
Brad has been a school teacher since 1977. During the first 10 years of his teaching career he taught emotionally disturbed adolescents. Since 1987 Brad has been teaching social studies at Redwood / Silverado Middle School in Napa. In recent years, he has taught part-time in Special Education and kindergarten. Brad graduated from a local high school in Napa and went on to graduate from the University of California-Santa Cruz with a degree in Political Science and Elementary Education. Brad has split his time teaching with public service since 1984, when he was elected to the Napa City Council. He has also served as Mayor to the City of Napa. In 1998 he was elected to the Napa County Board of Supervisors and began serving as the representative for District 1 in January 1999.
Brad grew up in the Browns Valley area of Napa and has three children: Gretchen, Fritz, and Max. Gretchen is a city planner and manages a retail clothing store in Petaluma. Fritz attends college in San Diego. Max is a full-time student at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Brad runs 300 days a year and plays basketball religiously. He spends his free time attending his kids’ sporting events and performances.
Michael Collins, a 25-year hospitality industry veteran, was most recently the general manager at the Kenwood Inn and Spa in Sonoma, prior to joining ARCHER Hotel Napa. His resume, which reads as a list of must-visit hotels, includes posts at the Langham Huntington Hotel, Shutters on the Beach, the Umstead Hotel and Spa, Palazzo Las Vegas and The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas. Collins spent over 16 years with Ritz-Carlton, mastering a number of roles ranging from sales to operations at various properties; it was here where he developed his passion for luxury hospitality and grew his desire to continuously exceed guest expectations.
Ed has worked in the construction industry since 1971, built multiple subdivisions, and remodeled several older homes and buildings in Napa and Marin Counties. He has learned a lot about the structure of old buildings over the course of his career. As a lifetime Napa resident, preserving and restoring the heritage of Napa is extremely important to him.
Margie was born on the East Coast and raised in the Midwest. She graduated from the University of Kansas with an undergraduate degree in Microbiology followed by graduate work at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Her professional career as a pharmaceutical scientist included positions at Genentech and Johnson and Johnson. Margie and her husband moved to Yountville and formed a pharmaceutical consulting company in 1999.
Margie was elected to the Yountville Town Council in 2008 and currently serving her third term on the Council. Her community involvement includes serving on various local, county, and state boards and commissions including Upper Valley Waste Management Authority, Napa Valley Transportation Authority, Napa County Local Agency Formation Commission, Napa County League of Governments League of California Cities, California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions, and Napa County Historical Society.
Anne Steinhauer is a California native, die hard San Francisco Giants fan and avid traveler. After attending UC Santa Cruz and majoring in SCUBA diving and anthropology, Steinhauer moved to Washington D.C. where she worked on Capitol Hill for four years including two with her hometown Congressman, Mike Thompson. From Capitol Hill, Steinhauer moved back to the California coast and the Monterey Institute for International Studies, where she studied international policy with an emphasis in conflict resolution, and traveled to Guatemala, Cuba and Holland as part of the program. After graduation, Steinhauer attempted to stay in California, working in the wine industry, before the calling of development work brought her back to Washington D.C. She spent three years working for the National Democratic Institute on their Iraq program. In 2007, she moved back to California for good, and worked for the Napa Valley Vintners, a nonprofit trade association, and the American Red Cross before opening her own consulting business, 6539 Consulting, focusing on government, community, & public relations and nonprofit management.
Don Winter has served as a nationally recognized Hotel & Restaurant Consultant for the past 40 years, primarily specializing in Dispute Resolution. His first economic research assignment in Napa County Lodging began in 1973 and he continues to assist local hotels and restaurants to this day. A graduate of Cornell University, Don has served as President and/or Board Member of numerous charitable and professional organizations throughout the Bay Area. His dark side is sated through his secondary career as a professional humorist and M.C. for events throughout the United Sates.
He and his wife Katherine moved to Napa full-time in 2000 and are enthusiastic world travelers. They are members of the Native Plant Society and Land Trust of Napa County and spend many weekends hiking the unlimited back trails of this wondrous and blessed County.
Executive Director – Nancy Levenberg
Research Librarian – Presley Hubschmitt