Board of Directors
Paul is a native Northern Californian who moved to Sonoma in 2007. He is a former senior executive of Nordstrom, and is currently a business consultant. Paul comes from a swimming family, having swam competitively growing up with his five siblings in Vallejo. His mother, Jeanne, was the 1976 US Masters National Bronze Medalist in the 1,650 freestyle. His father, Barney, was a senior advisor to US Swimming, and a founding member of the International Swimming (FINA) Doping Panel. Paul was drawn to the mission of SVHRA through his association with US Swimming, and the understanding of the need and benefits of having a publicly-accessible community-based swimming pool. Paul is still a competitive swimmer and enjoys open water swimming in San Francisco Bay. When not in the water, Paul is learning the ropes of social media from his daughters.
Arden KremerBOARD SECRETARY
Arden is the director of SwimAmerica Sonoma, a local swim school for children aged 4 and older. Arden has taught swimming in Sonoma Valley since 1994 when she joined with other local parents and formed Valley of the Moon Aquatics (VMA) to promote swimming for safety, fitness and competition. A hallmark of Arden's work with VMA and SwimAmerica Sonoma is a scholarship program that has provided thousands of Valley children the opportunity to learn to swim regardless of their socio-economic background. Arden's involvement with SVHRA is driven by her belief that swimming is not only an empowering skill that all children should have the chance to learn, but is truly a life-saving necessity. When not on the pool deck, Arden can be found tasting olive oil as a judge for the California Olive Oil Council, or skiing in Tahoe.
Sam CoturriBOARD TREASURER
Sam is the general manager for Winery Sixteen 600 as well as PR and marketing director for Enterprise Vineyards in Sonoma Valley. He has a background in public relations and government affairs. Born and raised in Sonoma Valley, Sam grew up swimming for the Sonoma Sea Dragons at the old high school pool. Sam's involvement with SVHRA is inspired by the many friends and countless memories he made at the pool in Sonoma, an opportunity unavailable to so many of Sonoma's current generation of children. When he finds time to relax, Sam can be found watching or listening to the San Francisco Giants game.
Madolyn brings leadership and a wealth of professional experience to the Board of SVHRA. Madolyn served as Council Member and Mayor of Daly City from 1990 to 2002. She also worked as a Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Alan Cranston and State Senator John Foran, and is a current Sonoma City Council member. Madolyn has held many volunteer positions at the local level including Vice Chair, Sonoma Valley Health Care District Board of Directors, and past President, Sonoma Community Center. Madoyln also served on the Boards of Presentation School, Sonoma Valley Health Roundtable, and the Hospital's Fundraising Committee for the Skilled Nursing Facility. She joined the SVHRA Board in January 2013.
Ken has been a resident of Sonoma Valley since 1974. He has four children ages 37, 35, 24 and 12. He also is a grandfather of five. Ken is the former Mayor of Sonoma and has served on the Sonoma City Council since 1998. Ken serves on the SVHRA board because he believes that it’s imperative that there is a community pool in Sonoma Valley to teach kids to swim because knowing how to swim saves lives. Ken has been involved in this project for 10 years, and vows to stay involved until there is a community pool in our Valley.
Mary received her Masters in Teaching from National Louis University in Chicago, IL, and is currently a Middle School STEM teacher at The Presentation School in Sonoma. Prior to joining the education world, she earned her MBA from Stanford University and spent ten years as a business consultant in Australia, England and the U.S. Mary and her husband Paul have four children, and have lived in Sonoma since 2007.