Dr. Traci Bliss studied education at Stanford University, receiving a master of social studies and a doctorate in education. Traci Bliss, co-author of the book Santa Cruz’s Seabright, delivers regular historical talks both about Seabright, a state beach, and Santa Cruz's redwood state parks. She has provided her services to state park staff members, museums, and a number of diverse audiences.
Seabright, one of the most historic neighborhoods in Santa Cruz, California, overlooks the storied Santa Cruz Boardwalk from the vantage point of sandstone cliffs that run from San Lorenzo Point to the Santa Cruz Small Craft Harbor. Thanks to continued community efforts, Seabright has maintained a knowledgeable reverence for its past, dating back to the neighborhood’s Victorian-era origins as a summer camping ground.
Interested individuals can learn more about Seabright, including its transition into a year round neighborhood, in the book Santa Cruz’s Seabright, out now with Arcadia Publishing. The book has been co-written by Randall Brown, a local author and historian with particular experience in areas of water resources and land use, and Dr. Traci Bliss, an award winning professor and the Seabright Neighborhood Association Historian. Proceeds from the book support education programs at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History in the heart of Seabright.