Oonagh Kavanagh, CEO
Oonagh has lived in Sausalito for 20 years, having moved here from London in 1994. She was born and raised in Ireland, where she graduated with an Honors degree in Business and Finance from University College Dublin. Oonagh has 25 years experience in the fields of education, HR and recruitment, fashion and retail store management, marketing and events. Oonagh puts this valuable and varied business experience to work in her role as CEO of the Sausalito Chamber of Commerce. Oonagh is also actively involved in local community theater and events and has served on the Board of the Sausalito Woman's Club.
Yolanda S. Young, Executive Assistant
Yolanda is a California native, growing up on the beaches of Southern Califonia. In January 2005, Yolanda moved to Northern California, and now resides in Richmond. Yolanda joined the Sausalito Chamber of Commerce Staff in March of 2008. Her previous experience includes a background in nursing, teaching, music and fashion design.
2016 Board of Directors
Lisa Scopazzi, Chairman
Kim Huff, Member at Large
Kim is the President and CEO of Kimber Communications, a Sausalito headquartered firm specializing in graphic design for print media and web. Co-owner of Kimber Management, LLC and Kimber Commercial Brokerage Services, Inc., both Sausalito based real estate firms formed in 1991. Kim is a lifelong Marin County resident and has been actively involved in Sausalito’s business and cultural life. She has served on multiple boards in Sausalito, and is proud to have been a Past President of the Sausalito Chamber of Commerce, Sausalito Woman’s Club, and is especially proud to be a founding Director of Willow Creek Academy.
On the community level she has developed program and marketing materials for the City of Sausalito, Sausalito Rotary, Rotary Foundation 5150, Sausalito Chamber of Commerce and many more organizations. Kim rejoined the Board of Directors in 2012.
Jeff Scharosch, Treasurer
Jeff has been actively involved in the Hospitality restaurant business for over 20 years with the past 15 years being in Sausalito as a general manager of the Spinnaker Restaurant. Additionally he is an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco Hospitality Industry Management Program. Jeff’s local community involvement includes being co–chair of the Amgen Tour of California, Appointed Member of the Business Advisory Committee, Hospitality Committee and a Past President of the Sausalito Chamber of Commerce.
Christanne Gallagher, Secretary
Ann Arnott, Sausalito Art Festival
Ann Arnott has been active in the business, the artistic, and the social life of Sausalito for over 40 years. In the 70s, Ann and a partner opened the first restaurant on Caledonia Street. Also in the 70s, she was elected President of the Sausalito Woman’s Club, and was eventually elected “Honored Member” in recognition of “her long and outstanding service.” She was one of the earliest supporters of the Sausalito Art Festival -- and is currently President of the Art Festival Foundation. In 2005, Ann was elected to the Board of the Sausalito-Marin City Sanitary District. And for over 20 years, she has been a Member of the Sausalito Chamber, who honored her with a Lifetime Achievement Award in October 2008 and the Spirit of Marin Award in September 2009.
Aaron Singer, Immediate Past Chairman
Christopher Holbrook, Director
Christopher was born and raised in Sausalito. He owns Studio 333, the Bay Area’s largest fine art and event gallery. The gallery is located on Caledonia St., which is considered the locals street. Christopher is very involved in the community. He currently serves on the Sausalito Hospitality Committee, hosts many fundraisers, art shows and coaches both baseball and football at Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley. Christopher enjoys camping, snowboarding, going to flea markets and spending time with his 16 year old son, Devin.
Christopher joined the Sausalito Chamber Board of Directors in 2013 and received the Small Business o the Year in 2012.
Michaela Jump, Director
Born and raised in Marin County, Michaela moved to Sausalito after graduating Redwood High School in 2009. She grew up involved in her family’s business and gained first hand small business and entrepreneurship experience. Michaela is now Vice President of the Napa Valley Burger Company®, a gourmet burger restaurant in the heart of downtown. She is an active community member; hosting various parties at the restaurant, regularly attending chamber events and volunteering throughout the community. She enjoys painting, hiking with her dog and gardening.
Michaela joined the Sausalito Chamber Board of Directors in 2015.
Marjorie Thomas, Director
Marjorie chose to come and live in Sausalito in May 2011, having found her perfect place to live, when she cycled across the Golden Gate Bridge in 2009. She has over 25 years of international board level experience in the finance industry (Gibraltar, Switzerland, Cayman Islands, Britain). Originating from Jersey, Channel Islands, she left the world of scientific research after attaining her Master’s Degree in South Africa. Upon joining the financial services industry in Jersey, she studied for her Trustee Diploma and has continued over the years to increase her broad knowledge base.
While working in Jersey for Chase she served as President of the Institute of Bankers. Then while in Grand Cayman setting up a new company for an international service provider, she became involved in Rotary and was appointed to their board. Her current memberships include: STEP, IFS, BABC and BBS.
Coming to Sausalito was in part a decision to achieve a change of pace from the high pressure and long hours she had been used to. She is co-owner and CFO of Agile Marine LLC, looking after the financial aspects and regulatory side of the business. She also provides non-executive director, consulting and management development services to Bay Area organizations.
An avid cyclist, you’ll often see her on Bridgeway, heading to or from coffee.
Marjorie joined the Board of Directors in 2014.
Peter Van Meter, Director
Peter Van Meter has been an owner and partner in new businesses and has held leadership positions in large corporations. His diverse career includes extensive experience in sales, marketing, commercial real estate, computer and internet technology, finance, and aerospace engineering. He is currently a corporate trainer in the field of employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs). He has decades of volunteer and public service, formerly as a Sausalito Planning Commissioner, City Council Member and at present, a member of the Board of Directors of the Southern Marin Fire Protection District. He and his wife Shelby have been Sausalito residents since 1974.
Peter joined the Sausalito Chamber Board of Directors in 2014.
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