Faces of Bodega Bay

Michael and Barbara Trapani The sun shone on foggy Bodega Bay when Barb Dunning moved to the Sonoma Coast in 2010. With a friendly disposition and helpful attitude, Barb was quickly embraced by our community. After settling into Michael's cozy Carmet cottage, Barb agreed to join Michael in opening a veterinary facility. Their dream became reality when Barb saw laundromat space in Pelican Plaza available for rent. After months of work, in September 2011 she and Michael opened the Bodega Bay Veterinary Hospital (BBVH) to the good fortune of Bodega Bay pet owners and visitors to the Coast.

Fire Chief Sean Grinnell Here in Bodega Bay, residents and visitors alike are grateful and honored to have Sean Alan Grinnell as a well-qualified, dedicated Fire Chief. At the time of his appointment in 2002, the position had been filled seven times in just 10 years. He earned his current role as a certified Chief Fire Officer with many successive steps of training, experience and education including a BS degree in Fire Service Administration followed by ongoing continuing education and training.

Lira Filippini Bodega Bay smiled large on the day that Lira chose to reside here. Originally from the Sierra Foothills, that day was in 2011 when Lira discovered the rugged Sonoma Coast.

Shona Weir For more than 25 years, Shona Lee Weir's influence has been exerted for good in Bodega Bay. Hard work, affability, devotion to the community, the determination to give 100 cents for every dollar received, with close attention to every business detail has made Shona's Business Services Unlimited an underpinning of the Community's ability to be self-reliant without heading into town for business services.

Diana Bundy Just about every month of the year presents a new season in Bodega Bay. You'll find Diana among the fresh local vegetables and bakery goods at the Bodega Bay Community Center's Farmers Market, or producing Bodega Bay's Cabaret. Perhaps she is volunteering at Fish Fest, scratching the dirt in the green Community Garden, or preparing the Beachy Car Show. If you are lucky and it's time for the Salmon Creek Art Walk, you can surely find her in her wonderful stained-glass art studio. Her themed stained-glass creations are extraordinary with amazing pieces, both large and small, that compliment collector's homes.

Roadhouse Coffee - Jim Irving The proprietor of the Roadhouse Coffee, Jim Irving opens every morning at 5:30 AM, ready to serve coffee along with wisdom, an opinion and a smile. Riding the tide between non-stop holiday weekends and the doldrums of winter, Jim has more than just a coffee shop. He has a place for people to gather and relax, hear a story or two or visit with a friend.

Spud Point Crab Company The project started with a photo shoot of the crab boat, the Annabelle. The Anello family and crew (Moose & Diego) graciously granted John Hershey access to the full operation, starting with the boat at Spud Point Marina, going out to the ocean to pull the crab pots, and back to the marina to unload the crab.


Summer 2019 Robin on French TV, Faces Project: Michael & Barb Trapani, History of the Bodega Bay Fire Service, Another Historical Society in Bodega Bay, Summer Events around Bodega Bay

Spring 2019 Faces of Bodega Bay Free Exhibit, Volunteer at the Fisherman's Festival, Fire Chief Grinnell, Spud Point Marina

Winter 2019 California Collection at Peter the Great Museum, Faces of Bodega Bay: Lira Filippini, Who Named "Joy Road" ... and Why?

Fall 2018 California Collection at Peter the Great Museum, The Smith Family of Bodega Bay, Rose Gaffney - An Original from Bodega Bay

Summer 2018 Faces of Bodega Bay - Shona Weir, Sturgeon's Mill Museum, From the Archives - Little Buckhorn Ranch, Upcoming Events

Spring 2018 Faces of Bodega Bay - Diana Bundy, Open House - Rancho Bodega Historical Society, From the Archives - Admiral Belcher's Maps of Bodega Bay, Disaster Preparedness Committee, Fisherman's Festival

Winter 2018 St. Teresa of Avila in Bodega (Jasper O'Farrell and Father Louis Rossi), Faces of Bodega Bay (Jim Irving, Roadhouse Coffee shop)

Fall 2017 Smith Family, Faces of Bodega Bay (The Anello family and crew: Moose & Diego, Spud Point Crab Company), History of Fishing Industry in Bodega Bay

Summer 2017 Atomic Park, Letter from Susan Teel, Where is Rancho Bodega, Hippie Daze, People and Places around Bodega Bay