Born in Alaska, Kathleen Cobb is a lifelong outdoorswoman with a deep passion for preserving our natural places. As a resident of San Clemente since 1999, she spends most of her free time camping the California State Parks with her husband Justin and two children, Hailey and Nathan. Weekends find them surfing Old Man’s in San Onofre State Beach or hiking, running, or riding their bikes along the coast. She shares her passion for our local state parks by organizing campouts in the parks for large groups of friends and family and leading hikes for San Onofre Foundation.
Kathleen has a background in business and accounting and a degree in culinary arts. Pursuing her degree, she enjoyed a semester in Paris at Le Cordon Bleu. She worked as a private chef for Hollywood stars, politicians, and others before she and Justin relocated to San Clemente to start their family. Now, they are active in the CUSD PTA, Pop Warner Football, and U.S. Youth Volleyball programs, and Kathleen has served several years as president of her local homeowners’ association. For the past five years, Kathleen has participated in the Avon Walk For Breast Cancer—a two-day, 39.3-mile trek to help raise money and awareness for women's health. An avid mountain hiker, she has climbed Southern California’s highest peaks and twice dayhiked Mt. Whitney, the highest mountain in the Lower 48 States.
She joined the executive board of San Onofre Foundation to share all that she loves about San Onofre and San Clemente State Beaches. She feels a deep responsibility to protect our local natural heritage and is dedicated to doing all she can to help educate others about our parks’ unique beauties and rich natural and human histories—to preserve them for our generation and all those to come.