The Mt. Tamalpais Interpretive Association (MTIA) is a volunteer organization whose purpose is to promote the conservation, education, and interpretation of California State Parks, primarily at Mount Tamalpais State Park.
We do this in a variety of ways, including:
- Volunteering at the Visitor Center on East Peak
- Sponsoring interpretive hikes for the public
- Selling and distributing interpretive and educational materials
- Aiding in conserving and interpreting areas of the State Park System
- Fundraising to support these activities
Most of all, we are a group of individuals whose interest, ages and backgrounds vary greatly but are linked together by a love of Mt. Tam.
MTIA was formed in the mid-1980s, acquiring non-profit status in 1985. The original founders include Jack and Margaret Tucker, Bonnie and Jack James, Laura Svendsgaard, Alane O'Rielly and Dorothy Gibson. Today we have over 200 members.
Board of Directors
President Arlin Weinberger
Vice President Jim Gannon
Secretary Pat Ernsberger
Treasurer Linda Futrell
Anna Jane Reid
Ryen Goering, Supervising Ranger, Mt Tamalpais State Park
Membership Barbara Wetzell
Mt Log Michael Hanrahan
Visitor Center Paulette Lueke
Astronomy Program Tinka Ross
Hiking Program Jordan Herrmann
Special Events Filia Franco
Gravity Car Barn Arlene Halligan and Fred Runner
Website Anne Komer