Speaker Date Topic
Jim Anderson Jan 27, 2021
Phillips 66 - Future Plant Closing
Phillips 66 - Future Plant Closing

Jim Anderson is the Superintendent of Maintenance at the Phillips 66 Santa Maria Refinery on the Nipomo Mesa, where he has worked for the past 31 years, in addition to being a part time lecturer at Cal Poly and Cuesta College.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of California Davis.


He retired from the US Army Reserve, Corps of Engineers in 2011.  


Jim has served as Chair of the Arroyo Grande Chamber of Commerce, Chair of the Central Coast Economic Forecast, is a member of the Cuesta College Foundation Board, and is Past President of the Rotary Club of Nipomo.


He has four grown children, a young son, and two granddaughters.  He and his wife and son live in Atascadero.

Mario Igesias Feb 03, 2021
NCSD Wastewater Treatment Plant tour
Linda Beck Feb 10, 2021
Square One - Elder and Health Advocacy
Bernie Dominguez Feb 17, 2021
Lopez High School Counselor
Lopez High School Counselor
I have been the school counselor at Lopez High School for the past 20 years.  I was born and raised in Gallup, NM and moved to the Central Coast in 1998.  I graduated from Cal Poly, SLO with a Bachelors of Science in Social Science, Completed my Single Subject Social Studies teaching credential from Cal Poly, SLO, worked for Family Care Network and then Completed my Masters in Counseling and Pupil Personnel Service credential from the University of La Verne.  
Elizabeth Kavanaugh - SLO Dept of Parks & Rec Feb 24, 2021
Nipomo Skate Park
Mark Lisa-CEO Tenet Health Care Mar 03, 2021
Kathy Mastako, Researcher and Writier Mar 10, 2021
Point San Luis Obispo Lighthouse
Kathy Mastako has been associated with the Point San Luis Light Station since her retirement from Cal Poly in 2016. At first, she volunteered to work as a docent, leading tours of the light station on Wednesdays and Saturdays for hikers taking the Pecho Coast Trail to the lighthouse, and for visitors coming by shuttle bus. After leading tours for a few months, she decided she wanted to do more research into the lighthouse’s history with particular emphasis on the people who lived and worked there. 
Her research has resulted in a number of articles published in national and regional publications like Lighthouse Digest magazine, the quarterly journal of the United States Lighthouse Society and the quarterly journal of the Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society. She also writes a monthly column about Point San Luis for the Avila Beach Life newspaper, contributes to Lighthouse Quarterly, a publication of the Central Coast Lighthouse Keepers, and produces the quarterly newsletter for the Point San Luis light station.
 She attended Georgetown University, where she met her husband, and graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Business Administration. Her first career was spent in Human Resources, first in the nonprofit and public sectors and later, after relocating to Silicon Valley, for high tech companies like Varian, VLSI, and Philips.
Kathy and her husband moved to the Central Coast in 2002, planning on retirement. But she soon decided it was too early to retire, so she launched a second “career” providing administrative services for Cal Poly’s Landscape Architecture department.
Research and history were never her passions until she realized she wanted to delve deeper into Point San Luis’s past. Her ongoing research informs her tours, gives her an outlet for her writing, and helps educate fellow docents about aspects of the lighthouse’s history they might not have known before.
In 2019, she joined the Board of the non-profit, the Point San Luis Lighthouse Keepers, which has responsibility for the restoration, preservation, maintenance and operation of the light station. Aside from her research and writing, Kathy developed an interactive Zoom tour of the light station to substitute for “in person” tours while the lighthouse is temporarily closed. These Zoom tours are offered to the public every Wednesday afternoon, and to groups by prior arrangement. For some groups, thanks to a generous grant from Mechanics Bank, the Zoom tours are offered free of charge.
Kathy’s future plans include authoring a book about the Point San Luis LIghthouse and, post-pandemic, bringing the lighthouse, using Zoom, to those who for one reason or another are not able to travel here to visit it.
Rob Miller, GM & Sam Saltoun, Board Member May 12, 2021
Woodlands Mutual Water Company