About Us

Board of Directors


Wendy Petty, President

Current ECFC board President. Former Eureka Main Street board member. Former Eureka Heritage Society board member.  Founding member of local home restoration group (the Splinter Group) and founding member of Friends of Sequoia Six, a group dedicated to the restoration of historic Eureka Fire Station No. 6.   Owner of Vintage Home Antiques since 1998. Accounting manager for Sound Advice since 1998. Experienced in historic restoration having restored a 1909 bungalow in Eureka and actively restoring two other historic properties in Eureka.

Norman Dutra, Vice-President

Norm has lived in Humboldt County for 34 years.  He graduated from HSU in 1978 with a B.S. in Business Administration.  

He spent ten years in retail grocery before branching into the soft drink industry. Since his retirement as Sales Manager of

Coca-Cola in Eureka, he now conducts tours to the Azores Islands and Portugal with Con Ginny-Al Tours.  When not traveling,

Norm enjoys working the concessions at theatre events, as well as assisting in the restoration.


Elizabeth Mathis, Treasurer

Accountant for Matsen Insurance Brokers; 10 years of Accounting Experience; Board Member and Treasurer for the Non-profit NWTF; Owner of

A Taste of Class Catering; Eureka Theatre Board Member since 2004.

Charles Petty, Secretary, Restoration Chair

Eureka native.  St.Joseph Hospital Pathology supervisor.  Historic Preservation Commission Vice-Chairman for the City of Eureka.  Clarke Historical Museum board member.  Eureka Heritage Society board member and past president.  Founding member of local home restoration group (the Splinter Group).  Founding member of Friends of Sequoia Firehouse #6.  Co-owner of Vintage Home Antiques.  Building restoration chairman for Eureka Concert & Film Center.  Restored a 1909 bungalow in Eureka and actively restoring two other historic properties in Eureka.


Steve Falk-Carlsen, Technical Engineer 

Steve, as a fugitive from the Bay Area, has lived in Humboldt County since 1978. Since the 1970's he has been involved in sound reinforcement. For the last 12 years he has maintained and operated sound reinforcement systems exclusively for the purpose of supporting non-profit organizations and events. Steve's work includes an entertaining array of events ranging from concerts, performing arts, fashion shows, sporting events, fund raisers, graduation ceremonies, radio shows, church choirs, and events such as the Vagina Monologues and the World Aids Day with Earl Thomas and the True Gospel Singers.


Ron Kuhne1

Ron is past president of the Eureka Heritage Society, board member of the Annie B. Ryan house and is involved with many local historic restoration projects.


Lonnie Wellman

I have lived in Humboldt County since 2000.  I am currently restoring our house from the late 1800's in Fields Landing.  I have served on the board and volunteered at the Clarke Historical Museum since 2001 and am currently vice president.  I am retired from Cal Trans district 1 Bridge Crew.

Sonny Simonian

Tired of the rock n’ roll scene (and a long term gig in the frozen dessert biz) of Portland Oregon, aspirations of brewing beer in Humboldt County had its allure. That didn’t work out. Currently working with a premier goat cheese manufacturer (guess who) and getting wrangled into all kinds of non-profit adventures. Sonny offers up his very limited sound, light and recording skills as well as a fleetingly strong back to the Eureka Theater.


Lynn Wellman

Lynn has lived in Humboldt County for 11 years and has worked at the Clarke Historical Museum for 10 years, after starting out as a volunteer.

She has been volunteering at the Eureka Theater for 4 years and is happy to now be a board member.  She and her husband are restoring their

100+ year old home as well as working to restore the Eureka Theater to all its glory.  "This is a great place to volunteer, meet people and have fun."

Sam Cavataio