S. Kramer Herzog

Kramer is a videographer who owns his own video production company specializing in documentaries. He is a fourth generation Marinite. His grandfather, Sigfried K. Herzog Sr., son of a pioneer family that settled in San Rafael in 1868, was the second mayor of San Rafael, serving two terms from 1915 to 1919. The first mayor was Richard Kinsella, elected in 1913.

Kramer has a long history of service to the community, having served on numerous boards of directors. These include: Marin Alano Club
(six years; four as president), an organization providing a safe house for alcoholics to have meetings; St. James Recovery (six years; four as president), which operated two residential treatment programs, one for men and one for women, as well as a van to pick-up homeless adults twice a week and provide them with a meal. On the board of trustees of FSA Family Service Agency (4 years).

Kramer produced Video AA, airing on Comcast for 8 years, the second longest running locally produced show on Comcast. He was the founder of Feed My Lambs, serving on the board for 10 years. Kramer’s latest passion is volunteering for and producing a film about a San Quentin program, No More Tears, which uses role-playing strategies to give inmates practical guidance on how to manage once they are released from prison in order to prevent recidivism. Another of Kramer’s passion projects was producing “The Lost Art of Ipu Pawehe Tattooed Gourds of Hawaii,” which plays every Wednesday at the Hilo Palace Theater in Hawaii.