BSSF is an all-volunteer organization. Board members are some of the most dedicated members of the society. Want to get in touch? Check the contact page.

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2017 Officers:

President – Andrea Burhoe

Andrea Burhoe has been involved in bonsai in the Bay Area and in BSSF for over 20 years. With her wealth of experience she leads BSSF into 2017 and 2018 with a vision for re-imagining the club show and for maintaing a healthy and productive teaching environment for bonsai enthusiasts in San Francisco. Andrea maintains a collection of mostly shohin-sized trees and volunteers regularly at the Bonsai Garden Lake Merritt in Oakland.

Vice President -Christian Werk

Treasurer – Dave Gomberg

Secretary – Vacant

Immediate Past President – Eric Schrader

2017 Board Members at large:

Thom de Cant

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Brian Schindler

Oscar Patzan

Ryan Iwata

Jain Haggerstone

Additional Contributors:

Newsletter Editors – Diana Lum and Dave Gomberg
Raffle Chair – Bill Daniels
Fundraising Chair – Alison Seaman
Cherry Blossom Show Chair – Brian Schindler
Librarian – Bernard Marque
Web Site & Collateral Design – Eric Schrader
Logo Design: Rebecca Au Williams

2014 Update to the bylaws. Download a copy to review. click this link:  By Laws of BSSF – Ratified by Members July 10, 2014



  1. Pascal GRADT
    Feb 10th, 17


    I am a French Bonsai worker, i do Bonsai since 30 years. My son is now living in San Francisco since last year and we come at San Francisco on 1 to 9 th April, have you in this period activities ? if it possible to visite any things about bonsai in San Francisco ?

  2. Eric Schrader
    Mar 7th, 17

    Hi, our general meeting will be on 13th. There is a bonsai show in Santa Cruz (south of SF) on the weekend of the 8th. You could visit the Bonsai Garden Lake Merritt in Oakland (see the garden page on the site.)

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