About the Foundation
Board of Directors
President - Dave is a Senior Vice President and Senior Investment Strategist in the Carmel Wells Fargo Private Bank where he manages the wealth of high-net-worth individuals and non-profit organizations. His life and career took him to Hawaii, northern and southern California, and Europe before he decided to settle permanently on the Monterey Peninsula, where his family has roots dating back to the late 1800s.
Dave has been involved with numerous non-profit organizations locally, as has his wife Patty, and he is especially interested in working with the Pacific Grove Public Library Foundation to help assure that the library remains a community centerpiece of which we can all be proud for years to come. Dave is an avid reader and also enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with his family and friends. He currently resides in Pebble Beach with his wife and son, four cats and one large dog.
Vice President - After moving to Pacific Grove from her native Santa Cruz in 2018, Marty began volunteering with the Friends of PGPL. This was a natural fit for Marty, who had volunteered in her school libraries and worked one summer for her local public library.
Marty attended San José State, earning her BA in Spanish/English minor, and then UCSB for her elementary teaching credential. She worked in various environmental non-profits before resuming her education career as a bilingual fourth-grade teacher and later a high school Spanish ‘maestra.’ Upon retirement, her grammatical persnicketiness led her to begin Dunn Write Editing Services as well as pen a column for a local newspaper.
Besides reading and writing, Marty gardens, swims, plays bridge and stays connected with her five above-average grandies.
Treasurer - Kathy Kirtley has had a love affair with libraries ever since her first encounter with the bookmobile as a preschooler.
Born and raised in Northern California, she has degrees in theoretical chemistry from UC Berkeley and UCSB and spent the majority of her professional career as a research scientist for IBM in New York. While living in Katonah, NY, she spent six years as a board member and treasurer of the Katonah Village Library. Following retirement, she lived in the Netherlands, Sweden, France, Germany, and finally Palo Alto, where she worked as a volunteer tutor and instructor for “all things Apple” at the local senior center.
Following in the footsteps of members of her husband’s family, who have lived in Pacific Grove since the late 1800’s, Kathy and her husband became full-time PG residents in early 2020.
Secretary - Noreen worked in Silicon Valley as a financial analyst and corporate trainer before retiring to Pacific Grove in 2000. The Library is one of her passions, and she wants to see it continue to be a real gem in PG’s crown. She joined the Foundation Board in January 2014 and continues to support the growth of the Foundation.
Linda has spent many years in the financial arena. After serving as a founding partner of a CPA firm, she moved from public accounting to the private sector as Chief Financial Officer of a company that was successfully grown and marketed to a national entity. She is currently Chief Operating Officer for a real estate investment company.
When not involved with numbers, Linda is an avid reader and watercolor artist. She is excited to be a part of the PGPLF and considers it an important and vital part of the Pacific Grove community.
Alison Jones-Pomatto is a former Congressional aide, small business owner, and professional stage manager. For fifteen years she managed an independent book store, specializing in children’s books. She has served on the boards of many nonprofits in the environmental, arts, and health fields, most notably, ten years with the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation. Raised in Nevada County, she now splits her time between Nevada City and the Monterey Peninsula where she continues her philanthropic work.
Friends of the Pacific Grove Public Library President - Kim has lived in Pacific Grove since 1978. She retired from local government service in 2017. Kim was the Monterey Public Library Director from 2004-2014. She and her husband, Steven Silveria, who was previously Pacific Grove's Director of Library and Information Services, have four adult children who grew up using the Pacific Grove Public Library.
Kim is a published poet, with a B.A. In Literature/Creative Writing from UCSC and a Master's of Library and Information Science from SJSU. She believes in the Library IDEA - that libraries inspire, delight and educate all. Kim is looking forward to introducing her grandchild, the fourth generation of Pacific Grove Public Library users in her family, to the joys of reading in Pacific Grove's renewed library.