• Office: Secretary

Ms. Handelman is a native Californian, having lived and worked in the Bay Area until retiring with her husband to Sonora in 1996. Although she lived in “the big city” she always had a passion for the great outdoors.  The move to Tuolumne County allowed her opportunity to experience all that our rural, agriculturally diverse area has to offer on a daily basis, such as visit local farms, ranches and vineyards, pursue her interest of gardening, and participate in a variety of outdoor recreational activities.

Her career in public relations, marketing and technical training, regarding a variety of spacecraft systems at Lockheed’s Space System Division in Sunnyvale, provided the opportunity to use her skills to promote programs she was excited about and which were of benefit to many.

Upon moving to Tuolumne County she volunteered at Sierra Repertory Theatre for nine years. She was invited to become an employee, a member of the Development Department team in 2004.  She was responsible for earning contributed income through donations from individuals; securing business sponsorships; grants from local, state and the federal government, and also sold advertising.  Ms. Handelman retired for the second time at the end of 2017.

Ms. Handelman is honored to join the team at Farms of Tuolumne County and looks forward to putting her skills to work to promote FOTC’s projects and goals. She and husband Marty Gerbasi are FOTC Sponsors.