Meet the Pacific Rim Park Team

  James Hubbell     Founder, Ilan-Lael Foundation & Pacific Rim Park   James Hubbell is one of the founding members and principal creative director behind the Pacific Rim Park project.  He is an artist, architectural designer, a poet, jeweler, sculptor and designer in metal, wood, stained glass, and tile. He is also a teacher to students of architecture and design throughout the world.

James Hubbell

Founder, Ilan-Lael Foundation & Pacific Rim Park

James Hubbell is one of the founding members and principal creative director behind the Pacific Rim Park project.  He is an artist, architectural designer, a poet, jeweler, sculptor and designer in metal, wood, stained glass, and tile. He is also a teacher to students of architecture and design throughout the world.

  Kyle Bergman     Architect & Film Festival Director   Architect Kyle Bergman  has been involved from the beginning of the the Pacific Rim Park project and is currently co -chair of PRP.  He has been involved with design/build education since 1994 when he created and moderated an architectural lecture series about the design/build process for the Smithsonian Institute. He has been on the faculty and Board Member of the Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Warren Vermont.  In 2009 Mr. Bergman founded the Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF) and serves as its festival director. He has always recognized the strong connection between architecture and film and ADFF provides a unique opportunity to educate, entertain and engage people who are passionate about the world of architecture and design.  

Kyle Bergman 

Architect & Film Festival Director

Architect Kyle Bergman  has been involved from the beginning of the the Pacific Rim Park project and is currently co -chair of PRP.  He has been involved with design/build education since 1994 when he created and moderated an architectural lecture series about the design/build process for the Smithsonian Institute. He has been on the faculty and Board Member of the Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Warren Vermont.

In 2009 Mr. Bergman founded the Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF) and serves as its festival director. He has always recognized the strong connection between architecture and film and ADFF provides a unique opportunity to educate, entertain and engage people who are passionate about the world of architecture and design.  

  Marianne Gerdes                                                Executive Director, Ilan-Lael Foundation   Marianne has been working with James Hubbell and the Ilan-Lael Foundation for ten years to expand its impact and aid in the transition of the iconic Ilan-Lael property from private home to public resource.  Marianne has chaired a $1.2 million dollar fundraising effort to construct the Foundation’s headquarters and program space at Ilan-Lael.  She developed influential programs for the Ilan-Lael Foundation like Conversations on Beauty, the Triton Art Recovery & Repurpose Auction, and the Pacific Mosaic Youth Art Project. 

Marianne Gerdes                                              Executive Director, Ilan-Lael Foundation

Marianne has been working with James Hubbell and the Ilan-Lael Foundation for ten years to expand its impact and aid in the transition of the iconic Ilan-Lael property from private home to public resource.  Marianne has chaired a $1.2 million dollar fundraising effort to construct the Foundation’s headquarters and program space at Ilan-Lael.  She developed influential programs for the Ilan-Lael Foundation like Conversations on Beauty, the Triton Art Recovery & Repurpose Auction, and the Pacific Mosaic Youth Art Project. 

 
  Chuck  Lang   Owner, Lang Contracting, Inc.   Chuck Lang has been an instrumental part of the Pacific Rim Park Project since the Pearl of the Pacific was built in San Diego, CA, in 1998. Chuck brings his passion for architecture and his ability to tackle the most challenging design elements to every project. Whether laying a solid foundation or installing the most delicate of artistic embellishments he is a master at his craft. Chuck put his BA in Spanish Literature to good use when he teamed up with Pacific Rim Park founder, James Hubbell, to work on Colegio La Esperanza, a school in Tijuana, Mexico. As the owner of a Lang Contracting, Chuck has been overseeing the construction of new custom homes and remodels since 1976. 

Chuck Lang

Owner, Lang Contracting, Inc.

Chuck Lang has been an instrumental part of the Pacific Rim Park Project since the Pearl of the Pacific was built in San Diego, CA, in 1998. Chuck brings his passion for architecture and his ability to tackle the most challenging design elements to every project. Whether laying a solid foundation or installing the most delicate of artistic embellishments he is a master at his craft. Chuck put his BA in Spanish Literature to good use when he teamed up with Pacific Rim Park founder, James Hubbell, to work on Colegio La Esperanza, a school in Tijuana, Mexico. As the owner of a Lang Contracting, Chuck has been overseeing the construction of new custom homes and remodels since 1976. 

  Richard Earnest    COO Airstream Innovations & Former Mayor of Del Mar   Mr. Earnest’s business career includes leading public and private companies involved in computer software as President and CEO. He has served as a city council member and Mayor of Del Mar, and continues his public involvement through San Diego’s Chairman’s Roundtable by mentoring new entrepreneurs.  Recently, he joined Airstream Innovations as its Chief Operating Officer, with a mission to feed people and grow organic crops. He is a decorated jet fighter pilot, flying over 300 combat missions.  He earned his degree in Engineering at the United States Naval Academy and his Masters in Management while still on active duty.

Richard Earnest

COO Airstream Innovations & Former Mayor of Del Mar

Mr. Earnest’s business career includes leading public and private companies involved in computer software as President and CEO. He has served as a city council member and Mayor of Del Mar, and continues his public involvement through San Diego’s Chairman’s Roundtable by mentoring new entrepreneurs.  Recently, he joined Airstream Innovations as its Chief Operating Officer, with a mission to feed people and grow organic crops. He is a decorated jet fighter pilot, flying over 300 combat missions.  He earned his degree in Engineering at the United States Naval Academy and his Masters in Management while still on active duty.

  Garrett Goodwin    Artist/Builder   Garrett Goodwin is currently working as a full time artist, well versed in a variety of materials. In his art studio in the San Diego Area, he produces small and large scale works out of metal, wood, paint, recycled materials, concrete, tile and glass. He earned a bachelor's degree in Studio Arts from the University of Hawaii in 2009. Garrett is a dedicated artist who has built a career as varied as his art itself. He works with contractors, city planners, young artists, architects and nonprofits organizations and his experience and passion for art and architecture made him a natural fit for the Pacific Rim Park Project. Garrett began as a volunteer and over time has become a leader in the organization, and an important member of the Pacific Rim Park family.

Garrett Goodwin

Artist/Builder

Garrett Goodwin is currently working as a full time artist, well versed in a variety of materials. In his art studio in the San Diego Area, he produces small and large scale works out of metal, wood, paint, recycled materials, concrete, tile and glass. He earned a bachelor's degree in Studio Arts from the University of Hawaii in 2009. Garrett is a dedicated artist who has built a career as varied as his art itself. He works with contractors, city planners, young artists, architects and nonprofits organizations and his experience and passion for art and architecture made him a natural fit for the Pacific Rim Park Project. Garrett began as a volunteer and over time has become a leader in the organization, and an important member of the Pacific Rim Park family.

 

 Pacific Rim Park Steering Committee


 

Brennan Hubbell

Cristobal Gonzalez

David Edick

Dennis-Michael Broussard

Hanni Aburto

Ilisa Goldman

Jackee Earnest

Kathleen Dang

 

Kotaro Nakamura

Kristen Victor

Lauren Victor

Laurie Dietter

Peter Jensen

Rebecca Morales

Veronica Baker

Yudan Wang