Born and raised in California, Jenn Andersen moved to Hill Unit 3 in California Pines in 2012 to retire from her busy life as a Community Planner in San Diego and the Bay Area.  She soon found that retirement was not an option!   "In some ways, I popped out of the frying pan just to drop into the fire", quips Jenn, "but I love it here and want to be sure the  beauty and natural attractions of Cal Pines are here for all to enjoy long after I am gone."  We are lucky to have her skills in project management, land planning and organizational development close at hand while we try to make sense of the  challenges facing Cal Pines.  An avid rider, Jennifer is looking forward to many hours riding her horse in the Cal Pines hills while she helps the community to not only protect its natural resources, but also strengthen the local economy and provide a wide range of fun and healthy outdoor experiences.





A fifth generation Californian, Karen Hallman spent most of her professional career helping people navigate the complex world of Life Insurance.  In 2006, Karen abandoned the urban jungle in favor of a simpler life with changing seasons, pine forests and wild animals.  Karen lives in Hill Unit 4, and joined the California Pines Community Land Trust because she believes that living a life in balance with nature is necessary for good health, and she is looking forward to helping the Land Trust achieve this goal for the Community of California Pines.



 Jean and her husband moved to California Pines many years ago and built a beautiful cabin in Hill Unit 3. A strong advocate for children's outdoor programs, Jean is hoping to establish camping facilities and educational programs here on the mountain for local kids.  If you want to help her with this effort, you can find her at the DMV almost any day of the week!  Stop in and say hello, or send her a note via the Contact Form on this page!


  1. Hi Jenn is this land trust a member of the land trust alliance? following land trust standards and practices?

    1. I am glad you are aware of the work of the Land Trust Alliance! Yes, we do follow the Land Trust Standards and Practices (recently revised by the Land Trust Alliance for 2017) to the extent they apply to us. Unfortunately, at present we cannot afford to be dues-paying members of the Land Trust Alliance. However, we hope to one day.