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...
San Jose/Land O'Lakes, FL
Rich was appointed to the board to fill an open position.
Rich is a retired electrical engineer and computer scientist, and an advanced amateur photographer. In 1988 he founded the Bay Area Naturists of California, a non-landed club he still coordinates today.
divides his time between his residences in San Jose CA and
Land O'Lakes FL, where he is active in a number of local
naturist organizations. Rich previously served on the
NAC board from 1992 through 1995
Alaska, California (Share), Nevada, Oregon, Washington,
Saskatchewan, North West Territories.
SEND E-MAIL to Rich Pasco
TELEPHONE (408) 506-1219
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
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, Maryland, New York, Nunavut, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia.
SEND E-MAIL to Susan Rothberg
TELEPHONE (516) 316-9440
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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.
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 (Share), Georgia, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island.
SEND E-MAIL to Richard Mason
TELEPHONE (305) 283-3633
technologist who responsible for embedded process and
control systems, Doug works with applications that range
from farm tractors and locomotives to aircraft.
Areas: Alerta, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Wisconsin (Share).
SEND E-MAIL to Doug Hickok
TELEPHONE (970) 31-NAKED [(970) 316-2533]
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.
was the founder and first president of The Naturist Society.
He served as an ex officio non-voting member of the
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 ...
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.
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
Areas: Hawaii, Indiana, Michigan, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, New Brunswick, Newfoundland/Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island.
SEND E-MAIL to Bill Schroer
TELEPHONE (269) 986-2322
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.
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: Arizona, British Columbia, California (Share), Idaho, Montana, Utah, Wyoming.
SEND E-MAIL to Ron Weimer
TELEPHONE (949) 290-1844
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.
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: Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Texas, Quebec, US Virgin Islands.
SEND E-MAIL to Bryon Brandt
TELEPHONE (847) 632-1270
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.
and his longtime companion, Claudette Richards, enjoy
cross-country road trips, often by motorcycle.
Areas: Arkansas, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin (Share), Yukon, Guam.
SEND E-MAIL to Jim Dickey
TELEPHONE (608) 798-1954
Cypress Cove, FL
was elected to the board in 2019.She is a retired
from a computer science career in design and project
management in the telecommunications and finance industries.
In addition to her technical degree, she was trained in
project management and team leadership. Assignments included
leading many teams on projects of various sizes as well as
committee work introducing new technologies to her companies
and participation in an ANSI/ISO standards committee.
Her second career has been in Physical Therapy and Yoga where she gets people up and moving and keeps them moving.
has been a NAC-AR for many years where my duties included
reviewing proposed legislation.
Jonathan and Susan have been living full-time in the naturist community for over 10 years. We are both committed to protecting naturism as a way of life and leisure for all.
fun we enjoy making music, putting on performances and
leading yoga practice here at Cypress Cove.
Areas: Alabama, Florida (Share), Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ontario.