Current Tamalpais Design Review Board Members:
A California native, Doug settled in Tam Valley in 1993 after years of adventures in faraway states and countries. He recently retired from a 25-year career with East Bay MUD as their environmental affairs officer, serving as policy advisor and advocate with government agencies, businesses, and community groups. He is now consulting in climate change and sustainability, which are also his primary areas of focus in serving on the Tam Design Review Board. He was educated at Yale, Harvard (Kennedy School of Government), and UMass Boston.
At home in Mill Valley, Logan Link is a founding member of a real estate team within Compass. Her work as an agent, combined with a lifetime spent in Marin, has allowed her to develop a deep understanding of our unique county.
Logan enjoys building community and holds a belief that most every problem is solvable - and exciting progress can be made - when local residents work with one another and their government in open-minded collaboration. She is creative by nature and promotes outside-the-box thinking.
Michael Wara has lived and recreated in Tamalpais Valley with his family for two decades. He is a 5th generation Northern Californian who is a passionate advocate for equity and the environment. Michael works as a Senior Research Scholar at Stanford University where he directs the Climate and Energy Policy Program at the Woods Institute for the Environment. His research and policy work focuses on clean energy, climate change policy and wildfire. He has previously served as a California Wildfire Commissioner and as a member of the California Catastrophe Response Council. In addition to his work with the Tamalpais DRB, Michael also serves on the Citizens Advisory Board of the Marin Wildfire Authority. Michael obtained his JD from Stanford Law School and his PhD in Ocean Sciences from UCSC.
Amy Kalish is a Northern Californian, and Mill Valley resident since 1984. She is a long time community activist, and brings a layman’s perspective to the Board. Locally, her activism started in the 90’s, organizing to protest changes to the Bayfront Park Master Plan, successfully securing the Dog Park. She raised awareness of safety and food insecurity during the early PG&E PSPS, and her Go Fund Me helped the Redwood Empire Food Bank feed those who lost food in the long outages. Lately Amy has been very actively following the state housing mandates, and chronicles how they will affect Mill Valley at citizenmarin.org . With local control waning, she is pleased to be working with the TDRB, dedicated to preserving Mill Valley’s unique character as it densifies. Amy is a long-time president of her HOA, active in design review, FireWise planning, and evacuation preparation. Amy volunteers as NRG block co-captain, and is CERT certified. She embraces the “new aesthetic“ of FireWise landscaping and xeriscaping, and has helped friends, family, and her HOA with plant choices and restructuring gardens. Amy is also an artist, and scenes from Marin are among her many landscape paintings.
Tom is an impact driven cofounder, socially responsible, human centered board director, investor, consultant and CXO. Mr Lamar is informed by a socially and environmentally conscious industrial design background, complemented with corporate development, innovative technology execution, and creative go-to-market strategies. He has participated in the formation of a number of successful public benefit, infrastructure, and search engine companies, including Inktomi Corporation.