Event Title

John Muir Trail

Presenter Information

Marla Stark


University of the Pacific, Grace Covell Hall, Stockton, CA

Start Date

23-3-2018 8:30 AM

End Date

24-3-2018 5:30 PM


Marla Stark attended Stanford University as an undergraduate and earned her law degree at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Stark is the founder, executive director and member of the board of advisors of the John Muir Trail Foundation. As an experienced attorney in the Silicon Valley, she was the general counsel of Wind River Systems, Inc. and the managing director of intellectual property at Applied Materials, Inc. She has been involved in several land conservation efforts, most recently for the Peninsula Open Space Trust and the Northern Sierra Partnership. After hiking parts of the John Muir Trail (JMl) in 2016 and 2017, Stark saw the need for private foundation support of this historic trail and began organizing the effort She has worked in the legal profession focusing on property management and vineyard development Her hobbies include singing in the Stanford Symphony Choir, Searsville Cycling (road cycling), backpacking the JMT, alpine and Nordic skiing, fine cooking, baking and wine collecting.

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Mar 23rd, 8:30 AM Mar 24th, 5:30 PM

John Muir Trail

University of the Pacific, Grace Covell Hall, Stockton, CA