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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the legal entity of the non-profit corporation. Governed by articles of incorporation and bylaws, the Board's roles include governance, stewardship, fiscal oversight, policies, resources, planning and a relationship with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. All members serve in a voluntary capacity, and serve on four standing committees--Executive, Strategic Development, Resource Development and Safety. There are also six sub-committees. We are deeply grateful for the devotion, generosity, talent, wisdom and vision that each Board member brings to our kids and Clubs!


  • Chris Birdwell, Board President--Chief Development Officer, the Bay Club Company
  • Sean Maher*, Vice President, Aspect Consumer Partner, Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Pam Ingalls, Secretary/Treasurer, Banking (retired)
  • Bob Torres*, Past-President At-Large, Vice Chairman and Director, Trinchero Family Estates
  • Corey Beck, At-Large, Executive VP of Winegrowing and Chief Winemaker, Delicato Family Wines
  • Thomas Brown, At-Large, Rivers-Marie Wines, and Mending Wall Winery

 *Indicates Past Board President 

Board of Directors

  • Susan Blanco - Managing Partner, Carlsquare
  • David Butler - Managing Partner, Argosy Real Estate
  • Christine Clark - Registered Dietitian, Adventist Health; Amizetta Estate and Winery
  • Rachel Davies - Owner, Stellareese Wine & Stellareese Collection
  • Holly Emerson - Owner, Emerson Brown Wines & atLarge Wines
  • Kelly Foster - Principal, Bald Mountain Development, LLC
  • Placido Garcia - Vineyard Foreman, Chateau Montelena Winery
  • Tom Garrett - Founder & Winemaker, Detert Family Vineyards & Dakota Shy
  • Marianna Hawkins* - Hawkins Mediation
  • Marcus Marquez - General Manager, Brasswood Estate
  • Dustin Mowe - President & CEO, Portocork
  • Suzanne Phifer Pavitt - CEO & Founder, Phifer Pavitt Winery

 *Indicates Past Board President

Emeritus Board

  • Christy Pestoni* (Chair)-- Upper Valley Disposal and Recycling
  • Cassandra Chastain--Global Real Estate Advisor, Engel & Volkers Napa Valley
  • Diane Barrett-- Calistoga Hot Springs Resort
  • Mitchell Celaya--Calistoga Chief of Police
  • Diane Dillon, Napa County Supervisor
  • Janice Mondavi*--Charles Krug
  • Cindy Pawlcyn--Mustards Grill
  • Sylvia Pestoni--Pestoni Family Vineyards and Upper Valley Disposal and Recycling
  • Matt Rush--Pound Management
  • Burges Smith--Director of Hospitality, Hundred Acre 
  • John Feikema, Retired

*Indicates Past Board President

Honorary Board Members

  • Monsignor John Brenkle--Club, Co-Founder
  • Honorable Mike Thompson--U.S. Congressman
  • Louis "Bob" Trinchero--Owner, Sutter Home Winery


Administration Team

Staff Leadership Team

Program Support Team

Our club staff is comprised of responsible adults who know how to help children open the door to a great future.

Our Business Sponsors

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  • Abreu
  • Aspect
  • Beckstoffer
  • Merryvale
  • NVV
  • PW
  • SH
  • Spottswoode