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Bryan K. Brandes , Public Member

BrandesBryan K. Brandes, of Temple City, is Director of West Coast Operations for CMA CGM America LLC, part of the CMA CGM worldwide shipping group. Prior to that, Brandes worked twenty-nine years with the A. P. Moller-Maersk transportation and shipping company, lastly as Director of California Inland Operations.


Alberto Bertoli, AIA, Architecture

PHOTOAlberto Bertoli, of San Francisco, has served as director and faculty member at the Academy of Art University Graduate School of Architecture since 2004 and architect with Patri Merker Architects since 1997. Previously, Bertoli was self-employed as a design architect and consultant from 1991 to 1996 and architect with Arthur Erickson Architects from 1981 to 1991.

Elizabeth Edwards Harris, Architectural History

PHOTOElizabeth Edwards Harris, of Los Angeles, has worked as a self-employed architectural researcher and writer since 2001. She has been a member of the California Preservation Foundation Board of Trustees since 2005. Edwards Harris earned a Master of Arts degree and doctorate degree in architectural history from the University of California, Los Angeles.


Marshall McKay, Folklife

PHOTOMarshall McKay, of Brooks, has served as the tribal chairman for the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation since 2006 and was a tribal councilmember from 1984 to 2006. He serves as chair of the Autry National Center, is a delegate to the National Indian Gaming Association and is a member of the California Native American Heritage Commission. McKay is a member of the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, Native American Rights Fund and the National Museum of the American Indian.

Rick Moss, Ethnic History

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Rick Moss, of Alameda, has served as director of the African-American Museum and Library in Oakland since 2001. Moss is a member of the board of directors of the California Council for the Promotion of History, the Program Review Committee for Western Museums Association, the Curators Committee for American Association of Museums and the City of Oakland Public Art Advisory Committee. He earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in history from UCLA.

David Phoenix, Public Member

Link: Image of SHRC Commissioner, David PhoenixDavid Phoenix, of Los Angeles, has served as president of the interior design firm David Phoenix Incorporated since 1996. Previously, Phoenix was a sales and design representative for Ralph Lauren Home Furnishings from 1990 to 1993, sales representative for Pierre Deux, a high end French fabric company from 1989 to 1990 and sample librarian for Braunschwig & Fils, a wholesale interior design supplier from 1987 to 1990.

Adrian Praetzellis, Prehistoric Archaeology

PHOTO: Commissioner PraetzellisAdrian Praetzellis, of Santa Rosa, has held multiple positions at Sonoma State University since 1983, including professor of anthropology and lecturer. He is a member of the Society for California Archaeology and the Society for Historical Archaeology. Praetzellis is a registered professional archaeologist and earned a Master of Arts degree and doctorate degree in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley.