Parks and Recreation Commission Biographies

Commissioner Anne Warner Cribbs

CRIBBS, Anne Warner

A California native and 1960 Olympian, residing in Palo Alto since 1966, Cribbs received her AA degree from Foothill College in 1974, receiving the President’s Medal for the outstanding female graduate.  Cribbs went on to earn her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Stanford University.  She is a past member of the Stanford Athletic Board and has a Block S from Stanford.   She serves on the California Senior Games Association Board of Directors, the San Jose Sports Authority Board and the USA Table Tennis Board of Directors.

Cribbs was inducted into the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame in 2003, and is also a member of the San Mateo County Hall of Fame and the Menlo-Atherton High School Hall of Fame.  She is the winner of the City of Palo Alto’s Tall Tree Award.  Cribbs received the 2012 America SCORES – Bay Area 2012 Legacy Award and the 2013 Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce’s Athena Award.  Most recently was awarded the 2015 Golden Medallion Award, the International Swimming Hall of Fame’s highest award as a “trailblazer for women in Sports” and The United States Olympic Committee’s (USOC) 2015 Olympic Torch Award.

Commissioner Jeff Greenfield


Jeff Greenfield is a first-time Commissioner.  He has lived in Palo Alto with his wife and two daughters since 1998.  Jeff’s interests include playing soccer, hiking in the local open spaces, tree care and gardening, biking, and general environmentalism and sustainability.

He is a long-time volunteer in the local soccer community and has worked with the Community Services staff on soccer and field-related matters.  He has served on the board of the Palo Alto Adult Soccer League since 2003, including 6 years as President.  Jeff referees youth and high school soccer games.  He also coached AYSO and managed club youth teams for 10+ years.

Jeff currently volunteers with Canopy, a Palo Alto nonprofit that plants, cares, and advocates for trees.  He also volunteers at Gunn High School to encourage bicycle commuting.  In the past, he was a Fairmeadow Elementary PTA Board Member and YMCA Youth Basketball Coach.

He has worked professionally as a systems engineer and project manager for 30+ years developing professional video products.  Jeff has a B.S. Engineering from Harvey Mudd College.

Commissioner Jeff LaMere


Jeff LaMere has lived with his family in Palo Alto since 2016 and has great desire to give back to his community.  He is passionate about Palo Alto’s parks and open space, their value to a community and impact on society.

Jeff has spent much of his professional life coaching college sports.  He has over 19 years of college coaching experience including 8 years as assistant athletic director/director of basketball operations at Stanford University and 6 years at Duke University. 

One of his greatest joys is volunteering for local youth sports organizations includes coaching for AYSO soccer and the Palo Alto Little League.

Commissioner Ryan McCauley


Biography not yet available.

Commissioner Don McDougall


Don McDougall is a first time Commissioner for the Parks and Recreation Committee.  Don grew up in the Canadian Rockies which fueled his interest in nature. His passion for learning and the outdoors has led him to an active interest in environmental, sustainability and science education issues. 

Don currently volunteers his time with Environmental Volunteers, teaching nature and science in schools and on hikes throughout the Peninsula; and serves as Vice Chair of the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society.  In the past, he was a docent at the Point Lobos Nature Reserve near Carmel.

Don’s experience on the Palo Alto Comprehensive Plan Committee and the Library Commission has shown him the passion and importance of parks and recreation in Palo Alto.

Don has traveled broadly as he built and sold a variety of software companies that taught him the importance of creating and supporting partnerships. He has lived in Palo Alto since 2003.

Commissioner David Moss

MOSS, David

David Moss is a first time Commissioner (Dec. 2015). He has spent 40 years in high tech as a Business Analyst and Programmer Analyst at Apple, ROLM, Varian, and most recently Wells Fargo.
Over the years, he served as a Boy Scout leader and outdoor chair, an East Palo Alto literacy project lead and reading tutor, and an AYSO soccer coach and league equipment manager. He was a Member of the Gunn Foundation Scholarship Board and Gunn High School Sports Boosters. He led and got approval for the new Gunn pool plans, later funded by the 2008 School Bond Measure A.
He has lived in south Palo Alto since 1978. With his wife, Jane, they raised three children, spending many afternoons and weekends hiking, biking, and bird watching in our Foothills and Baylands open spaces, while participating in sports and cultural activities in our local parks. He has a bachelor’s degree from UC San Diego and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

Commissioner Keith Reckdahl


Biography not yet available.

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