The San Domingo Conference Center would like to introduce you to our staff that will be making your day with us as enjoyable as possible. They will go the extra mile to ensure your stay at the San Domingo is pleasant and relaxing. They know the Ranch thoroughly; some have lived and worked here for over forty years. Please feel free to visit with any of our staff members while you enjoy your time here.
Our people are the heart of the San Domingo.
Mary Patricia Dougherty
Mary Patricia Dougherty, the owner of the San Domingo Ranch, is the driving force behind the Ranch's transformation into a regional conference center and eco-tourism destination. After spending several years abroad as a young adult, she became fluent in French and conversant in several other languages. During that time, she was exposed to many different cultures and their cuisines before moving to Los Angeles, California in 1976. Ms. Dougherty continued her studies in the French language and in Art History at Mount St. Mary's College. She studied Landscape Architecture at UCLA. She was asked in 1985 to join the Santa Monica Arts Foundation (S.M.A.R.T.S.) and later appointed by the City Council to the Santa Monica Arts Commission in Santa Monica, California. She trained in the professional culinary arts under the well regarded master chef Geri Gilliland, and was later a business partner with her. She has two children, Erin and Patrick. An avid gardener and nature enthusiast, Patricia remains an active participant in current environmental and social issues.
Teodora (Lola) Galvan
Lola was born here in Beeville and has worked for the ranch for 40 years. She resides here on the ranch. In her spare time, Lola loves to bake and make crafts for her church. She does, however, find time to travel in Mexico and to the eastern seaboard to visit her 3 children and granddaughter. Lola is the chief cook, and is responsible for catering and guest services.
Beatrice (Bea) Salazar
Bea lives in Beeville with her husband. She was born in the Corpus Christi area and has worked here at San Domingo for 36 years. She raised three children here and is the proud grandmother of 4 grandchildren. Bea spends most of her leisure time sewing. Bea is responsible for catering and guest services.