Meet Our Board

Chuck Petty – Vice President
Chuck is a Eureka native, having graduated from Eureka High School and Humboldt State University. He is a retired Pathology Manager for St. Joseph Hospital. Additionally, he serves as the Historic Preservation Commission Vice-Chairman for the City of Eureka, as the Clarke Historical Museum treasurer, as the Humboldt County Historical Society vice-president and as the Eureka Heritage Society President. Chuck loves the Eureka Theater and wants to see it preserved for future generations to enjoy.

Wendy Petty – Treasurer
Wendy has lived in Eureka since 1968. She is a graduate of Eureka High School, and was educated further in business/accounting at College of the Redwoods. Currently the owner of Annex ’39 Antiques & the Cottage Annex, Wendy has been in the antiques business since 1998. She is a member of the Eureka Heritage Society and Historical Society. She has been on the Restoration committee and a board member at the Eureka Theater for 17 years. Her extensive restoration background includes three houses in Eureka, work on historic Sequoia Fire Station No.6 and the Eureka Theater. She is one of the mixologist/bartenders for the Theater and has fun creating specialty-themed cocktails for events. Wendy also enjoys fixing up antiques and collectibles, attending vintage flea markets and conducting estate sales.

 Alex Stillman – Secretary

Alex has a passion for older buildings which brought her to the Eureka Theater which is a gem wanting and waiting to once again be in its 1939 glory. She has extensive experience in purchasing and restoring historic buildings, both commercial and residential. She is also a member of the Arcata City Council.




Nate Adams
Nate is a seventeen-year resident of Humboldt county. Hailing from smack dab in the middle of Iowa, he made his way steadily westward over a couple decades. After a brief stint in Denver, he called Taos in the mountains of NM his home for nearly 10 years, where he ran successful tattoo and piercing businesses, promoted and DJed electronic music events, and co-hosted a popular radio show on KTAO. Once he made the move to Eureka, he shifted careers to film after graduating from College of the Redwoods’ Digital Media program. He worked for the Humboldt-Del Norte Film Commission as their Deputy Director assisting all types of productions filming here in the Redwood Region, as well as creating and coordinating the popular Movies in the Park summer screenings in Sequoia Park. He has since moved on and now is the Chief Creative Officer at, one of the oldest internet radio stations. In addition to volunteering his time for community events here at home, he is a Program Director of Burning Man Information Radio (BMIR) in Nevada’s Black Rock desert. Nate brings his technical expertise and passion for film and music to the theater’s Board, entertainment committee, and theater events, as his way of giving back to the communities he has grown to love.


Charli Murphy

Charli is an Artist, Counselor, Foster Mother, and Rotarian. She has served in various organizations and on a multitude of community boards focused on improving the lives of Humboldt County Residents. To restore the theater is a project that aligns with her principles of values around the importance of community and community building. “The restoration of The Eureka Theater not only beautifies our city, but also creates an opportunity to enrich the lives of our local business owners, community members, and families.” Charli fondly remembers visiting the theater with her family as a child, and the magic she felt stepping into the “entirely different world” of the Eureka Theater. “I hope that future generations of families are able to share that experience for years to come”.

Lynette Mullen
Lynette Mullen is a Humboldt County project manager, writer and historian. She has been on the Eureka Theater Board since 2022 and is co-chair of the Theater’s Capital Campaign. 

Susan Doniger
Susan is originally from the Bay Area and left to try her luck in LA for college. While there she discovered a passion for architectural history and preservation which led her to volunteer for the LA Conservancy. She treasures memories of the events they held in the old movie palaces downtown. There’s nothing like walking into one of those amazing structures and watching classic films as they were meant to be seen, on the big screen. While in So Cal Susan completed her MA in History and Museum Studies and worked for several nonprofits and museums in the area. Susan then took a position with California State Parks where she served for 20+ years as an Educator and Historian—while gradually moving up to the North Coast. She is also on the Board of the Humboldt County Historical Society—and describes herself as a true history nerd. I feel very honored to help support the renovation of this Art Deco gem in our community!

Chris Hancock
Chris first moved to Humboldt in 2002 and has been working in the media field since graduating from Humboldt State with a BA in Theater, Film and Dance. Driven by a passion for cult cinema, DIY communities, punk rock and breakfast burritos, Chris recently relocated back to the North Coast after a 10 year detour in Portland Oregon. He currently resides in Arcata and can be heard every weekday hosting his afternoon radio show on KSLG FM.

Carl Hansen
Carl Hansen is a Humboldt County native, having been raised on a dairy in Ferndale. With a degree in Agricultural and Managerial Economics and an MBA, he served as an administrator at Cal Poly Humboldt, where he generated and managed a multi-million dollar budget annually. Since retiring from Cal Poly, he provides leadership training and strives to give back to his community. It took leaving and returning to Humboldt County to really appreciate the beautiful treasures here. He has an affinity for the craftsmanship, character and quality of things built in days gone by.

Kelly Boehms
Kelly Boehms has lived in Humboldt County for 15 years (via Kansas City, PDX, and SF). She holds a BA in Environmental Studies from the University of Missouri Kansas City, and a Masters of Social Work from Columbia University. Kelly has dedicated her personal and professional life to community organizing and social justice campaigning. For 20 years, she has worked for grassroots organizations fighting for racial and economic justice like People’s Action, and currently serves as Democracy Researcher and Senior Digital Strategist for Greenpeace USA. Kelly grew up frequenting the independent movie theater in Kansas City, and has always loved the charming Eureka Theater. Helping to guide the future of the theater as a community space feels like an important investment in the city of Eureka.