Board of Directors

Nadia Gardner portrait photo

Nadia Gardner

Linda Murray portrait photo

Linda Murray

Lauren Ahlgrn in wetsuit holding a surf board

Lauren Ahlgren

Debra Birkby portrait photo

Debra Birkby

Dan Seifer portrait photo

Dan Seifer

Darr Tindal portrait photo

Water District

Position 1

Began in October 2019  Term ends:  June 2023

   Almost a native Oregonian, Nadia Gardner has lived year round on the north coast since 2001 and Arch Cape since 2007. 

   She is an environmental scientist and has worked most recently in the fields of land and ocean conservation, benefiting both wildlife and people. She is especially interested in the Arch Cape Forest conservation project, preparing our vulnerable communities for climate 

Water District

Position 2

Began in Jan 2018  Term ends:  June 2021

   When Linda was a child growing up in Hillsboro, Oregon, her parents used to rent one of The Arch Cape Cottages from the Leeches for their summer vacations.  Now she is living here full time in the old Leech home and enjoying retirement in Arch Cape.

   Linda started her portrait studio in Sherwood, Oregon in 1975.  She was a pioneer of location portraits using only natural light and letting children run and play, while all the other studios were doing traditional stuffy studio portraits.


Water District 

Position 3

Began in July 2019  Term ends:  June 2021

   A Portland Oregon native, Lauren has had a focus on the Oregon coast all her life.  Having attended Portland State University, she graduated with a degree in Economics while being committed to the early formation and management of Oregon Surf Adventures which she now owns.  Living on the north coast since 2005, she purchased her home in Arch Cape in 2018 and is pleased to be so near Short Sands Beach where many of her surfing classes are conducted.

Water District : Vice President & Treasurer

Position 4

Began in July 2013  Term ends:  June 2021

Sanitary District : Vice President & Treasurer   

Position 1

Began in October 2019  Term ends:  June 2021

   Debra has deep ties to Arch Cape having moved here with her family when just 13 years of age.  She purchased her present home on Gelinsky in 1995 from Bridget Snow where she has recently cared for her father Jack Birkby who passed away in May of 2018 and her sister Virginia in June of

Water District : President 

Position 5

Began in July 2015  Term ends:  June 2023

   Dan and his wife Kathy have owned a home in Arch Cape for nearly 30 years.  His private practice of law in Portland specialized in contracts, government contracts and construction disputes from 1969 until his retirement in 2013.  During that time, he was admitted to all state and federal courts in Oregon and the U.S. Supreme Court, served as an arbitrator and mediator with the American Arbitration Association, and was active in the

Sanitary District : President

Position 2

Began in February 2013  Term ends:  June 2021

   Darr loves her large extended family and this special part of the north coast.  Born and raised in Portland Oregon, she has had a varied career following her graduation from Mt. Hood Community College as a physical therapy assistant to working in a dental practice.  She finally joined the family trucking businesses in 1999 where she continues to work. 

   Darr was encouraged to attend utility district meetings in the early 1990’s by long time resident, Bridget Snow, who

Darr Tindall

Carl Matson portrait photo

Carl Matson

Chris Anderson portrait photo

Sanitary District 

Position 3

Began in June 2019  Term ends:  June 2021

Unfilled position


Sanitary District 

Position 4

Began in July 2019  Term ends:  June 2023

   Having visited Arch Cape just once in February of 2017, he and his wife Heather Newman fell in love with the north coast despite experiencing chilly temperatures and blustery wind-driven rains.

   Ninety days later they gave notice to their employers, sold their house in Dallas and proceeded to drive the 2,000 miles from Texas to Oregon with their dog Birdie. 

   They proceeded to buy both a home and a business in

Chris Anderson

Bill Campbell portrait photo

Bill Campbell

Sanitary District 

Position 5

Began in July 2019  Term ends:  June 2021

  After 15 years vacationing in Arch Cape, Bill decided that this was the place and had a Cerelli house built.        He splits his time between Arch Cape and Seattle where he has a management consulting practice that helps organizations work together to get things done.

  Bill’s toddler grand daughter in Seattle makes it okay to be away.  Arch Cape time is spent learning to surf, playing badminton and ping pong and enjoying the magic of the area