Faces of PVHA

Board of Directors

Phillip Frengs
Phil Frengs has been a resident of PVE since 1984. Phil spearheaded the PVHA’s legal strategy and efforts in successfully defending the Palos Verdes deed restrictions litigation brought by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Board of Education. (read more)
Dale Hoffman
Dale Hoffman has been a resident of Palos Verdes Estates since 1972. Dale was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, graduated from Iowa State University in Aeronautical Engineering, and moved to Southern California in 1958. He spent 43 years in the aerospace industry with North American Aviation and TRW, retiring in 2001. (read more)
Ed Fountain
Vice President
Ed Fountain has been a resident of Palos Verdes Estates since 1967.  Ed graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Economics from the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.  Following graduation from USC, he served in the United States Air Force.  After completing military service Ed went in to the California wholesale lumber business. (read more)
Carol SwetsCarol Swets
Carol Swets has been a resident of Miraleste since 1982.  Carol grew up in Brecksville, Ohio.  She attended Marietta College in Ohio and graduated from UCLA, Anderson School of Business.  She worked in finance at TRW until children Melissa and Evan were born.  Carol is also a graduate of UCLA certification program in Interior Design. (read more)
carolbethCarolbeth Cozen
Carolbeth was born and raised in Palos Verdes Estates and is now raising her own family here. After attending Montemalaga Elementary School, Malaga Cove Middle School and Palos Verdes High School she attended University of Southern California and received a B.S. degree in Marketing and Finance, and then attended Southern California Institute of Architecture, where she received an M.A. degree in Architecture. (read more)
Charlie Peterson
Stonebridge Mediation
Charles Peterson has been a member of the Association for twenty-five years. He has been the Association’s View Dispute Arbitrator/Mediator since 2006. He is a Principal with the Stonebridge Meditation Group in Rolling Hills, a member of the California State Bar since 1986, and a shareholder of the CFPViewLaw Firm.
Sidney F. Croft
Legal Counsel
A native of Redondo Beach, Sid has spent his entire life in the south bay raising a family and practicing law. He is a graduate of UCLA School of Law. He has also represented the Palos Verdes Homes Association for more than 40 years. Sid and Carol Croft’s pride and joy are their four children, seven grandchildren and an occasional round of golf.

Art Jury


Donald Hendrickson, A.I.A.
Palos Verdes Art Jury, President
A native Californian, Don was born in Glendale but grew up in San Bernadino. After graduation from UC Berkeley in 1951 with a degree in architecture, he worked as an interior design engineer with Douglas Aircraft Co. in Santa Monica. (read more)
George Sweeney, A.I.A.
Palos Verdes Art Jury, Vice President
George Sweeney received a five year professional degree from the University of Southern California School of Architecture in 1971, and was employed with Southern California architectural firms from 1964 through 1976. In 1976 Mr. Sweeney opened his office in Malaga Cove Plaza and has designed homes for numerous clients on the Palos Verdes Peninsula and in the cities of Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Brentwood… (read more)
0016_criss_gund_artjury-300x300Criss Gunderson, A.I.A., Architect
Palos Verdes Art Jury, Member
Starting his practice in 1984, Criss, who had lived on the peninsula for most his life, came home. He earned a Bachelor’s of Architecture, an accelerated 5 year Professional program, from the School of Architecture, Cal Poly, San Louis Obispo. He returned to the Palos Verdes area that he had always loved and appreciated for its uniqueness and beauty. (read more)
Doug Leach, Architect
Palos Verdes Art Jury, Member
Doug is a South Bay native and graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1980.  He acquired his architect’s license in 1985, began his own practice in 1986, and feels very fortunate to work in the same community where he was born and raised.  He has served on the Art Jury since 2000.  Doug is married to Debi Leach and they have 2 children, Kyle & Michelle, both are currently attending Cal Poly, S.L.O.
Jeffrey A. Dahl, Architect
Palos Verdes Art Jury, Member
Born in Montebello California in 1958, Jeff was raised in Costa Mesa. He attended California Polytechnic State University School of Architecture in San Luis Obispo and graduated in June of 1982. (read more)
screen-shot-2016-09-15-at-12-28-09-pmMiriam Rainville, Landscape Designer
Palos Verdes Art Jury, Member
As the newest member of the Art Jury, Miriam brings welcome expertise in landscape design. Miriam has extensive knowledge and experience working with water-wise plant materials, which are appropriate and often native to the Palos Verdes Peninsula. She has been leading design and installation projects across Los Angeles for nearly 20 years. (read more)


Kimberly Robinson
Executive Director/ Manager
Suzie Balentine
Architectural Inspector /Senior Plan Analyst
Savery Nash
Operations Coordinator/Permit tech
panoPamela Velasquez Architectural Admin /Art Jury Stenographer