I've been an active volunteer at Vallemar School for the past 9 years, as a PTO board member, class parent, field trip chaperone, and as a volunteer for numerous fundraisers, as well as serving as vAcademy co-chair from 2016 - 2018, 8th grade chairperson for the Class of 2019, and as organizer of Vallemar's first outdoor movie night and first student-designed Spirit Wear contest. Our family has lived in Vallemar for 16 years and I'm the mom to a 6th grade boy (Aris) and an Oceana high school freshman/Vallemar alum. My husband George has also volunteered many hours for our school, assisting with teaching art, annually running a station for Ability Awareness day, chaperoning every field trip, being on the "Green Team" to help create safe routes for walking/biking to school, as well as lending a hand with construction of the Vallemar Garden, and assisting with odd jobs for the Fall Fun Fest and many PTO events. I work full time and am currently the Vice President of Global Communications for Indiegogo in San Francisco, having handled PR for many tech start-up companies including Pandora, Thumbtack, & Digg and previously worked in the Film and TV business in Hollywood as well as the music business in NY, and I have a BA in Psychology. For the past 10 years, I've been the leader of my daughter's Girl Scout troop, and I am also the Founder of the Pacifica Boys Adventure Club, started when my son was in Kindergarten and now in it's 7th year with 16 members. Our family and volunteer groups participate often with the Pacifica Beach Coalition for Earth Day, coastal clean-ups and other community service projects in Pacifica. I also was co-chair of the successful Measure D Pacifica school district parcel tax renewal campaign in the Spring of 2016. On the side, I also help run my husband's hand-made Hawaiian-style wooden surfboard business.