Christmas Tree Lane Association is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, elected every March. The Board meets once a month to discuss CTLA business and plan future activities. Meet the 2016-2017 Board:

Scott Wardlaw, President

Tony Ward, 1st VP, Lane Foreman

My family lived in LA, but I had no clue where that wonderful place of my childhood had been located when by happenstance I moved here as an adult. I volunteer on a regular basis because I look forward to this unique community tradition and the interaction with all my wonderful neighbors & friends during the holidays.


Maureen Ward, 2nd VP, Membership

I have been volunteering on the Lane for many years. We began by screwing in a few bulbs, enjoyed talking with the other volunteers, and I eventually became a CTLA Board member. Now I bring my grandchildren out to enjoy the morning activities with the other kids.


Linda Lane-White, 3rd VP, Communication

Maggie Chatman, Secretary

After 10 years of enjoying the Lane lighting I decided it was time to give back to the Altadena community and to CTLA, so 4 years ago I began volunteering. Because of CTLA I enjoy wonderful friendships with the other Lane volunteers and a sense of pride and accomplishment when I see the Lane lit each holiday season. It's magical!


Steve Elliot, Treasurer

I enjoy the friendships I have made in my 10+ years of participating in CTLA. The fun of working in the fresh outdoors amongst the beautiful trees and the camarade-rie that results from accomplishing a worthwhile and environmentally beneficial community effort, all make CTLA an enjoyable weekend and year-long activity.


Ron Baalke, Director

Lucinda Haagenson, Director

Glen Hori, Director

Mary Landau, Director

Daniel Landau, Director

Jim Olson, Director

Len Schaustal, Director

Dr. Jae Townsend, Director

Regardless of ones particular belief system, Christmas Tree Lane is a source of joy and celebration in Wintertime. The deodor trees are from Himalayan seeds brought over, grown and planted by the Woodbury brothers in the 1800's; part of our Altadena history. These majestic trees deserve their status as a California State Landmark. When the Lane was lit in 1920, it became even more of a treasure from which all people may derive happiness. The Lane is a quaint representation of what Altadena is: enjoyable, green, anchored in history, a little offbeat and extraordinary. It has been an honor to serve of the Lane's Board of Directors since 2010. My husband, John Heffernan, and I are Altadena residents.

Derek Nowak, Student Liason

Josh Tomoyasu, Student Liason