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DANA Board & Staff

Board of Directors

Rudy Stowell – President

Serving as the President of the DANA, Rudy and his wife Kat are both business entrepreneurs and active members of the Nipomo community. Rudy, a Santa Maria native, has shown tremendous support and leadership in his role as president of the Board.

Marina Washburn – Executive Director


Alan Daurio – Past President

Now serving as Past President, Al has been on the DANA board since January 2006. Al has been a committed member of the DANA family. In addition to being a seasoned docent, Al has played a steadfast role in the continued development efforts of the DANA by leading concert and strategic planning, bylaws revision, speaking engagements and liaison to community groups.

Helen Daurio

Helen fell in love with the Ranch Nipomo Dana Adobe the first time she visited it in 2003. Helen is particularly interested in sharing the Rancho’s rich history and the natural beauty of the surrounding land. As a retired high school teacher, Helen is thrilled to continue her involvement with young people and education.

Brian Craig Kreowski – Past President

Currently serving as Past President, Brian joined the DANA Board of Directors in 2012. He has served as counsel for DANA and assisted in the Conoco-Phillips and related issues with ground contamination. In addition, he advised the DANA during the competitive rounds of the CCHE process. Brian is a longtime local and enjoys time with wife Michelle and children Anna and Jacob.

Mary Mylan – Treasurer

Currently serving as treasurer for the DANA and branch manager for the local Rabobank, Mary uses her financial expertise when handling DANA’s financial assets and liabilities.

Donna Peterson

Her love of history drew her to the Dana Adobe and her love for horticulture and events made it a perfect fit. she is retired now but was the Supervisor of catering at Cal Poly and has studied horticulture, worked at several local nurseries, and had a gardening business with four local female friends. She is looking forward to participating in this amazing work in progress. She learns and shares something new everyday!

Roger Ridley – Secretary
Garrett Dana –



Taneesha Heck –
Sarah Allen –