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ethnographic consultant

Beverly Ruth Ortiz, American Ethnographic consultant. Recipient Certified of Achievement and Professional Merit East Bay Regional Parks, 1988, 95; named Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor, University of California, Berkeley, 1995-1996.


Ortiz, Beverly Ruth was born on February 5, 1956 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Daughter of Joseph Antonio and Beverly Rae (Miller) Ortiz.


Bachelor of Science, University of California, Davis, 1974;postgrad, University of California, Berkeley, since 1993.


District historian, Plumas National Forest, Greenville, California, 1976;park technician, Yosemite National Park, Wawona, California, summers 1978-1981;naturalist, Bay Regional Park District, Oakland, California, since 1980;ethnographic consultant, Walnut Creek, California, since 1986. Consultant Mount Diablo State Park, Walnut Creek, 1990-1993, Healdsburg (California) Museum, 1989, Sonoma State University Academy Foundation, Inc., California, 1993-1995.



President, board member Miwok Archeological Preserve of Marin, 1985-1989. Chair, commissioner Walnut Creek Park and Recreation Commission, 1988-1992. Founder, board directors, president Friends of Creeks in Urban Settings, Walnut Creek, since 1984.

Member of advisory committee Oyate, Berkeley, since 1990. Member Citizens Task Force on Creeks Restoration and Trails Master Plan, 1992-1993, Contra Costa CountyUrban Creeks Task Force, 1986-1988, Drainage Area 46 Task Force, 1986-1987, Walnut Creek in the Year 2000 Subcommittee on Open Space and Recreation, 1986. Member Phi Kappa Phi.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: writing, hiking, basketry.


Joseph Antonio Ortiz

Beverly Rae (Miller) Ortiz