Contact the Citizens for the Carpinteria Bluffs

In 1996, the Citizens for the Carpinteria Bluffs was formed after two nights of public hearings before the City Council, when hundreds of people from the community showed up to voice opposition to yet another development proposal for the Bluffs. The original purpose of the Citizens for the Carpinteria Bluffs was to secure Public acquisition of the Carpinteria Bluffs. Our group consists of many enthusiastic, dedicated, credible individuals with a long and proven commitment to preserving the Bluffs.

Citizens for the Carpinteria Bluffs is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your donations are tax deductible. Our Federal Employer I.D. Number is 77-0434858.

Citizens for the Carpinteria Bluffs, Post Office Box 700, Carpinteria, CA. 93014

For more information about the Bluffs, please contact the appropriate individual from the list below:

President: Arturo Tello, (805) 729-6029 or
Treasurer: John Tilton, (805) 566-1219 or
Secretary: Whitney Abbott, (805) 745-8766 or
Vice President Land Use: Susan Allen, (805) 684-1217 or
Vice President Education: Marty Selfridge, (805) 566-2156 or
Vice President Finance/Donations: John Tilton, (805) 566-1219 or
Restoration/Tours: Andrea Adams-Morden at

Board of Directors:

Arturo Tello, President
Susan Allen, Vice President Land Use
Marty Selfridge, Vice President Education
John Tilton, Vice President Finance
Whitney Abbott, Recording Secretary
John Tilton, Treasurer

Andrea Adams Morden
Vera Bensen
Christie Boyd
Gary Campopiano
Mauricio Gomez
Niels Johnson-Lameijer
Bunni Lesh
Ted Rhodes

Advisory Board:

David Allen
David Anderson
Jack Baker
Bud Bottoms
Jeff Bridges
Nancy Broeker
Dorothy Campbell
Frank Davis
Owen Dell
Devon Dibble
Susette Dubek
Sally Eagle
Ellen Easton
Dan Emmet
Rae Emmet
Wayne Ferren
Gordon Ghirann
Karen Gruszka-Tello
Roger Green
Charles Hamilton
Sue Higman
Peggy Jones
Louise Moore

Advisory Board Cont’d:

Kim Neilsen
Patsy Noveski
Peggy Oki
Ralph Philbrick
Joyce Powell
Craig Price
Jean Schuyler

San Francisco:

Frank Boren
Mark Massara

San Luis Obispo:

Michael Jencks


Suzanne Benech Field
Yvon Chouinard