Friends of Mt. Tabor Park Rock Stars

Dennis Puetz grew up roaming Mt. Tabor Park. When he later started giving back to the park by becoming a stalwart volunteer for the Friends of Mt. Tabor Park, Dennis learned that much of the organization’s history is stored in the memories of its founders and people who made significant contributions over the years.

That realization led Dennis to come up with the idea of “Rock Stars” of Friends of Mt. Tabor Park. Each Rock Star’s story would be a chapter in the Friends of Mt. Tabor Park history book, helping to illuminate and recount the contributions each has made.


Dennis’s idea is now a reality! Fittingly, the first Rock Star to be featured was Bertha Guptill, a founding member of the Friends of Mt. Tabor Park, followed by Mary Kinnick. Click on their names below to read their stories. Look for other profiles in the months ahead. . .

Bertha Guptill
Founding Member,
Organized Trail Markers
Mary Kinnick 
Weed Warriors Advocate
Nancy Norby
Founding Member,
Established Off-Leash Area
Dave Hillman
Founding Member,
Established the Park's Visitor Center
Martrese Beck 
Graphic Designer/Photographer