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About Us

Officers, Board of Directors & Advisory Board


Robert Gomer


Founding member of Cathedral City Historical Society and President from its inception in 2000.  Owner/Operator of an interior plant business since 1993 in the Coachella Valley.  Arrived in the valley in 1977 and has lived in Cathedral City since 1985.


Actively involved in a number of civic organizations over these years, having served on the boards of Friends of the Cathedral City Library, Cathedral City Chamber of Commerce, Cathedral City Senior Center, Desert Rainbow Foundation, Cathedral City Streets and Transportation and Planning Commissions, as well as the Cathedral City Council.  Other service includes President of his homeowners association.

Beverly Beirne

Treasurer and Secretary

Beverly, an entrepreneur,  has resided in Cathedral City for over 10 years.  She has seen our town and the surrounding desert area evolve and grow over this time.  She enjoys helping the Historical Society by serving as Treasurer and Secretary.

Board of Directors

Don Bradley

Margie St. Anthony

Margie first came to the area in the early 1960s to help compile the travel publication, "Lou Jacobin's Guide to Alaska".  She left to attend school at the university in Mexico City.  She later moved to Alaska with the same travel publication.  Then, she returned to Cathedral City in the mid-1980s, becoming involved in Real Estate and rentals in the lower Cove.

Julia Hause, Archivest

Julia Hause is a professional archivist and librarian with over a decade of experience.  She holds a Master in Library and Information Science from Wayne State University (Detroit, MI) and a Post-Master's Certificate in Archival Studies from UCLA.  She has served as the Cathedral City Historical Society Archivist since 2018 and became a board member in 2019.  Julia currently works as the Archivist for the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum.

Advisory Board

Steve Ash

Elizabeth Baker, Esq.

Denise Cross, Historian

Kendra Culbertson

Roger Culbertson

Mark Guerrero

Stan Henry
Ann Japenga

Bob Hillery*

Janey Ash*

Bill Beck*

* In memorium

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