Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation New Board Members

Katie Hay Co-Founder of Central Coast Real Estate LLC, specializing in asset acquisition, capital investment, real estate development, project management and ongoing property management. Has worked with Santa Barbara City and County officials across all departments to develop plans for the revitalization of failing or stalled real estate projects. Notable real estate project highlights include: The Juarez Hosmer Adobe in Montecito, Solvang’s Valley Gardens, and Santa Barbara’s Carrillo Plaza.

David Martinez Received a BA in Political Science from UC Berkeley and an MA from Claremont Graduate School. Was employed as the Business Manager for Teatro Campesino, served as head of the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley; currently is employed with the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Served in the US Air Force and currently serves in the US Coast Guard Auxiliary. Previously involved with the Hispanic American Military Preservation Society for two years and currently Comandante of SBTHP’s reenactment group Los Soldados del Real Presidio de Santa Bárbara, and a member of Los Soldados since 2003.

Keith Mautino Attended Occidental College, Westmont College, and UCSB graduate school in Asian Studies. Former trustee of the Santa Barbara County Horticultural Society and former trustee and Secretary of the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. Current trustee of the Santa Barbara Courthouse Legacy Foundation and of the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena. Former Santa Barbara County Historic Landmarks Commissioner of Santa Barbara County. Serves on various committees for The Lotus Society, Ganna Walska Lotusland, CAMA Legacy Society, UCSB Art Museum gala 2012, and serves on the Westmont Museum Arts Council. Professional career as a fine art dealer and Asian Art specialist for over 25 years.

Robert Tuler Holds a BA in Business Economics and Accounting from UCSB. Co-founder and Principal of Radius Commercial Real Estate and Investments, specializing in leasing and sales of office, industrial, retail and R&D properties. Handled the largest commercial sales transaction in Santa Barbara in addition to many of the largest historic sales in the Santa Barbara area history. Has served as the Board chair of UCSB’s Economic Forecast Project, and is a member the Santa Barbara and the Goleta Chamber of Commerce. Has been an AYSO Youth Soccer Coach in Santa Barbara for 18 years. Past Board member of the Kiwanis Club of Santa Barbara.

The board approved the reelection of current officers for an additional one-year term:

  • Robert L. Hoover, Ph.D., President
  • John S. Poucher, First Vice President
  • Jack Theimer, Second Vice President
  • Terease Chin, Secretary
  • Harvey K. Lynn, CPA, Treasurer
  • Craig A. Makela, Immediate Past President

About Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (SBTHP)

The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (SBTHP) works to protect, preserve, restore, reconstruct, and interpret historic sites in Santa Barbara County. Founded in 1963 by Dr. Pearl Chase and other concerned community leaders, SBTHP operates El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park—Santa Barbara’s 18th century birthplace—under a unique agreement with California State Parks and recently purchased the neighboring building that housed Jimmy’s Oriental Gardens, providing an opportunity to interpret the history of Santa Barbara’s Asian American community in the Presidio Neighborhood. SBTHP owns and operates Casa de la Guerra, the 1820s home of Presidio Comandante José de la Guerra and his family—the restored home is now a museum featuring original furnishings and rotating exhibits. Recently, SBTHP signed an agreement with State Parks to manage and develop the Santa Inés Mission Mills, located near the town of Solvang, as a future California State Park. SBTHP was awarded the 2011 Trustee Emeritus Award for Excellence in the Stewardship of Historic Sites by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. With the help of continuing education programs and exhibits, SBTHP strives to encourage community involvement and foster an appreciation for Santa Barbara County’s distinct history. Learn more at


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