The People’s VP

El Camino Hospital’s Pat Wolfram puts people first. Published by Los Gatos Magazine | 2015 By L. Clark Tate Pat Wolfram implements El Camino Hospital’s ethos by focusing on one priority: the patient. While the health care industry can present a potential for chaos, Wolfram, vice president and head administrator of the hospital’s Los Gatos Campus, […]

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Peter Raven on Plants and the Planet

Eminent botanist and ‘Hero of the Planet’ wows crowd at UCSC Arboretum. Published by Hilltromper Santa Cruz | September 2014 by L. Clark Tate Listening to Dr. Peter Raven, the plant biologist, environmentalist and author whom Time magazine named a “Hero of the Planet,” I found myself laughing in the face of calamity. He seemed so nice. […]

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A Forester for The Trees

A day with Nadia Hamey, the forester developing a sustainable yield logging plan for Cemex Redwoods. Hilltromper Santa Cruz | 2013 Words and Photo By L. Clark Tate Oct. 11, 2013—I envisioned a hike with forester Nadia Hamey, despite knowing quite a bit about her progressive practices, to be something like a walk in the […]

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Clay Kempf, Soul Birder

Published by Hilltromper Santa Cruz | September 2013 By L. Clark Tate Clay Kempf is a soul birder. It’s not about the lists for him, or about having a big year. He just loves being outside. If a bird happens to fly by while he basks in Mother Nature’s glory, so much the better. In […]

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Josh Stiles

Published in Hilltromper Santa Cruz | August 2013 By L. Clark Tate Midway through a softball game at Delaveaga Park in Santa Cruz, Josh Stiles was feeling like he’d lost a step. At 31 he was active and fit, but he’d just been thrown out, twice. That just didn’t happen. “I was realizing that I was […]

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