The members of the NAC board of directors are an impressively experienced group of naturist leaders. Elected at large to three year terms by and from the membership of The Naturist Society, each of these volunteers is responsible for a specific geographical territory.
NAC board members are connected to one another electronically for quick response, meet regularly by teleconference, and gather for a face-to-face meeting, as needed.
NAC Board Members
Board Member Profiles...
Bob Morton Austin, TX
Bob is an electrical engineer who enjoys painting and writing. His modest skill at auto mechanics was developed as a matter of necessity. He and his wife Christine have three grown offspring: Robert, Becky and Charles, all of whom were raised in a naturist household.
Bob has testified before numerous state legislative committees on behalf of naturists. He is the longest-
serving director of NAC, having been a board member continuously since 1996. Bob is a former chairman of NAC and NEF, and he serves as executive director for the organizations. Before joining the board, Bob was a NAC Area Rep.
Areas: Arkansas, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Ontario, Texas, Vermont.
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TELEPHONE (512) 282-6621
Susan Rothberg Lindenhurst, NY
Susan is a tax preparer from Long Island, living in a location she chose, in large part, because of its proximity to the clothing-optional beaches of Fire Island.
Following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy and the subsequent order by bureaucrats who abruptly terminated the long-standing history of clothing-optional use at Fire Island National Seashore, Susan
has been involved in the fight to regain the beaches, in particular, her favorite, Lighthouse Beach.
Susan is a regular at naturist festivals and gatherings. She was a NAC Area Representative before being elected to the NAC board in 2016.
Areas: Delaware, District of Columbia, Newfoundland & Labrador, New Jersey, New York, Prince Edward Island, West Virginia.
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TELEPHONE (516) 316-9440
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Richard Mason Miami Gardens, FL
Born and raised in New England, Richard has made his living in entrepreneurship and marketing. He and his wife Shirley live in South Florida, where the two of them were among a small group who created a popular and officially recognized clothing-optional beach out of what had been a crime-afflicted and drug-infested blight at Haulover, in what is now Miami-Dade County.
Richard is a Korean War-era military veteran.
Elected to the NAC board in 2017, Richard also heads of South Florida Free Beaches / Florida Naturist Association.
Areas: Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island.
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TELEPHONE (305) 283-3633
Nicky Hoffman Oshkosh, WI
non-voting board member
Nicky is executive director of The Naturist Society Foundation (TNSF) and serves as a non-voting board member of NAC and NEF.
Nicky oversees the popular Naturist Gatherings offered each year by TNS and is editor of Nude & Natural (N), the quarterly magazine of The Naturist Society.
Nicky also serves as the volunteer Comptroller for NAC.
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TELEPHONE (920) 426-5009
A technologist who responsible for embedded process and control systems, Doug works with applications that range from farm tractors and locomotives to aircraft.
Areas: Alberta, Minnesota, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
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TELEPHONE (563) 564-6573
Doug Hickok Potosi, WI
Before being elected to the NAC board in 2017, Doug served for years as a NAC Area Rep. Doug lives in far southwest Wisconsin with his wife, Amanda, who is also a NAC Area Rep.
Doug has been an active naturist for years. He has authored The Academic Naturist blog.
Lee Baxandall (1935-2008)
Lee was the founder and first president of The Naturist Society. He served as an ex officio non-voting member of the NAC board.
In addition to his obvious fondness for skinny-dipping, Lee had a love of history and the theater, a
combination that led him to document the high drama of the early days of American naturism. The resulting Free Beach Documentation Center evolved into The Naturist Society, and it was Lee's vision of volunteer activists working on behalf of naturism that became the Naturist Action Committee.
In Memoriam ...
Don Zirbel Wellington, NV
Don is a retired firefighter and paramedic. Over the years, he and his wife Peggy have been regulars at Collins Beach on Sauvie Island, west of Portland, Oregon, and frequent visitors to Rooster Rock State Park, east of Portland. Now, they explore naturist adventures in hotter, drier climes.
Don is founder of Oregon Clothing Optional Beach Alliance (ORCOBA).
Prior to joining the NAC board in 2009, Don was a NAC Area Representative.
Areas: Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Virgin Islands, Washington, Yukon.
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TELEPHONE: (503) 970-6674
Ron Weimer Laguna Hills, CA
Ron is a retired engineer, and also a conservationist with experience on a local board of the Sierra Club. He is a longtime Southern California naturist who recalls first-hand the clothing-optional joy that was San Onofre State Beach in San Diego County, before the California Department of Parks & Recreation abruptly terminated its 30-year policy of managing for nude recreation.
Ron's beach of choice is now Black's Beach (Torrey Pines State Park), also in San Diego County. Black's remains clothing-optional, and you're likely to find him there.
Areas: Alaska, British Columbia, California, Idaho, Montana, Ohio, Puerto Rico, Utah.
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TELEPHONE (949) 290-1844
Bryon Brandt Arlington Heights, IL
Bryon was elected to the NAC board in 2015.
Bryon is a chemical engineer who has traveled extensively, often giving training classes to engineers and operators at petrochemical installations.
Not long ago, Bryon completed the Sharkfest swimming competition in San Francisco Bay. Not only did he forgo a wetsuit, Bryon swam the entire event nude!
Areas: Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, Quebec.
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TELEPHONE (847) 632-1270
Jim Dickey Middleton, WI
Jim was first elected to the NAC board in 2013. He is an experienced local naturist activist, having been involved in the creation of Badger Naturists and Friends of Mazo Beach, both of which still occupy his interest and his attention.
Jim drives commercial trucks. Before that, he worked for years in retail sales, ironically enough, selling clothing.
Jim and his longtime companion, Claudette Richards, enjoy cross-country road trips, often by motorcycle.
Areas: Alabama, Manitoba, Mississippi, North Dakota, Northwest Territories, South Dakota, Wisconsin.
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TELEPHONE (608) 798-1954
Bill Schroer Battle Creek, Michigan
A former military instructor, Bill had served two previous terms on the boards of NAC and NEF, before being elected again in 2017. He has two "day jobs." One is an established marketing business he owns and operates in downtown Battle Creek, Michigan, and the other is his fledgling clothing-optional bed & breakfast, located just north of town.
Bill was, for six months, executive director of AANR. More recently, he ran as a Republican candidate for local elected office. His candor concerning his naturist proclivities
was refreshing, but it drew the expected flak. He lost to the Republican incumbent in the primary election.
Areas: Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Pennsylvania, Virginia.
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TELEPHONE (269) 986-2322