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Board of Directors


Wes Troy, President
  • General Manager, La Mesa Lumber

  • President, La Mesa Village Association

Jeremiah Shultz, VP Operations
  • Senior Leader - Operations

  • Professor

  • Mt. Helix resident 

Steve Clay, VP Development
  • Owner, Postal Annex, La Mesa Springs

  • Long-time La Mesa resident

  • Past Board member, East County Visitors Bureau

  • President, Business Boosters of East County

  • Past member, Kiwanis of La Mesa

  • Board member, Postal Annex Ad Association of San Diego

Christopher Kilrain, CFO

  • Financial Advisor at Pearcy Financial Partners 

Yvonne Goff, Secretary
  • Mt. Helix Resident

  • Obstetrician/Gynecologist, ret.

Norm Hapke, Immed. Past President
  • Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, Board member

  • United States Naval Academy alumni

  • Former USMC officer

  • Mt. Helix resident

Members at Large

Bob Ball, Past President
  • Mt. Helix Park Foundation Co-Founder

  • Attorney at Law, Robert A. Ball, APC

  • Past Director, La Mesa Parks Project

  • Founding Director, The Donate-a-Pack Foundation

  • Mt. Helix resident

Tracy Giordano
Caroline Harrod
  • Former Employment Coordinator, CA State Dept. of Rehabilitation

  • Former Policy Advisor San Diego County Board of SupervisorsPast Board member San Miguel Consolidated Fire District

  • Past Commissioner Heartland Training Facility

  • Mt. Helix resident

  • Co-chair, Habitat Restoration Group


Jason Kardos
  • Real Estate Broker

  • President of the East County Referral Group

  • Past President, Rebuilding Together

  • La Mesa resident

Bruce McIntyre

  • Helix Environmental, Ret.

  • MG Club, Secretary

  • La Mesa resident

Chris Naire

  • Real Estate Broker

  • Former Fern Street Circus Board member

  • Former CALSEIA Board member

  • Mt. Helix resident

Alice W. Smith
  • Descendent of Mary Yawkey, to whom the Park is dedicated

  • Secretary, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI

  • Secretary, Sunrise Intracoastal Neighborhood Security District, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

  • Newsletter Editor, Funding Arts of Broward County

  • Resident of Hazelhurst, WI and Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Don Teemsma
  • Owner; Ideal Plumbing Heating Air Electrical, Inc

  • San Diego Rotary Board member

  • San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation Board member

Krista Bishop Powers, MBA
Executive Director
Mary Kirk,
Event and Development Coordinator



Mt. Helix Park Foundation

is the non-profit organization responsible for preserving and enhancing the park, amphitheater and cross memorial on

top of Mt. Helix.


The Foundation, originally formed in 1999, has since purchased additional land adjacent to the park.


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