Goodbye and hello
Tjiska Van Wyk and Peter Ferris share a moment in the limelight at the House of Happy Walls Museum on Feb. 22. Friends and coworkers gathered to say a private farewell to Van Wyk, welcome her successor, Matt Leffert, and pay their respects to outgoing Jack London Park Partners Board President Lynn Deegan McGraw, whom Peter Ferris (pictured right) will replace. Van Wyk played a large part in bringing the park back from impending closure during a state fiscal crisis, making it one of the most successful organizations in the entire state park system during her eight years at the helm. State Senator Bill Dodd and First District Supervisor Susan Gorin were on hand to wish her well in future endeavors.
Photo by Jay Gamel