Employees of the Point Arena Lighthouse are:

  • Mark Hancock, Executive Director
  • Tom Birdsell, Finance/Human Resources Manager
  • Merita Whatley, Gift Store Manager & Buyer
  • Deirdre Wiley, Lodging Manager


Connie Sackman

Gift Store:
Elyse Chavez- Assistant Buyer/Manager
Nick Light Miller

Sheila Berotti – Lead Guide
Leela Carpenter
Lauren Cluff
Jaden Davis
Mary McHughes


Irma Martinez – Lead Housekeeper
Isabel Gaona
Rita Luna

Maintenance & Groundskeeping:
Jeff Wyrick – Maintenance Lead
Justin York – Groundskeeping

Lighthouse Lecture Series Planner & other event support
Kitty Wolfe (volunteer)

Guest Relations Manager & Rodent Control Specialist
Arena Mina