Lynne started as a volunteer at the Aquarium in February 2009 and joined the Board that July. She served as President from 2014 to 2016.
In 2007 she retired from a 45-year career that revolved around TV production, both as a college professor and practitioner. Among her positions were Vice Chair of the Communications Department at California State University, Fullerton and Director of Programming for Valley Cable TV.
Her TV producer credits include a 45-program music series for public broadcasting; she has written 12 textbooks about media; she has consulted in many countries including Australia, Malaysia, Russia and Swaziland; and she has received numerous outstanding educator awards. Her past volunteer work included Governor of the TV Academy and President of the Broadcast Education Association.
With her husband Paul, she has lived in Manhattan Beach since 1961 and raised three sons. It was her love of the ocean and her trips to the Aquarium with her grandchildren that inspired her to start volunteering. She is particularly interested in encouraging young people to consider science-oriented careers.