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Kitty Angell

Kitty Angell owns and manages Cape Creek Farm and Angell Family Vineyard. She farms her vineyard in the Dry Creek Valley, and produces small lots of zinfandel under the label Amelia’s Acre. Katherine was formerly vice president of sales and marketing for a national beverage company. A graduate of UCLA, she has served on the boards of the American Cancer Society, Sonoma Country Day School, and Live Oak School. Kitty is married to Robert Angell and they have two children, Nicholas (SA Class of 2009) and Amelia (SA Class of 2015).


Kate Bernal-Hafner '05

Kate Bernal-Hafner is the third generation at her family's winery, Hafner Vineyard, in Alexander Valley. She focuses on sales, marketing, social media, and developing the next generation of Hafner patrons. Kate previously was an Operations Manager for Ralph Lauren back East and before returning to California, worked harvests in France and Argentina. A graduate of Boston College and an alumna Sonoma Academy's Class of 2005, Kate is a founding co-president of the SA Alumni Association and one of the first alumni trustees.

Terry Brown

Terry Brown is a retired businessman and active volunteer. Terry was the co-founder, president and CEO of Caymas Systems, Inc., a San Jose, CA based software startup that developed security solutions for enterprise networks. Previous to that, he was vice president and general manager of Cisco Systems' Optical Transport Business Unit. While at Cisco, he also was vice president of sales and director of Oplink Corporation. As vice president of field operations at Cerent Corporation, where he led the marketing, sales, and customer service teams through Cisco's $7 billion acquisition of the company.

Terry led Advanced Fibre Communications' sales efforts by securing over one half of their worldwide customer base. He had extensive experience in technical marketing, product management and sales with Teradyne and was staff manager at Ameritech Services. Terry started his career as an engineer at Indiana Bell in 1986. He holds a bachelor's in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. in marketing and economics from Northwestern University's J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Terry and his wife, Cindy, live in Sonoma and spend their time volunteering at Sonoma Academy, their church, and various community organizations. They have two sons: Daniel (SA Class of 2016) and Colin, a student at The College of the Holy Cross.



Lisa Cort

After earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from Ohio University, Lisa spent 13 years as a marketing professional creating, developing, managing, and implementing innovative communications programs in business-to-business and consumer markets at several Silicon Valley high-tech and interactive media companies. Lisa grew up in Cleveland, OH and has lived and worked in Boston, MA, San Francisco and Half Moon Bay, CA.

The Cort/Goldman family settled in Napa, CA in 2001. Their family supports, volunteers and focuses their philanthropic efforts on education and the environment. They are co-founders of the Blue Oak School in Napa, CA. Blue Oak School, opened in September of 2002 in a renovated and expanded historic school building in downtown Napa, CA. It is the first non-denominational, non-profit, independent K - 8 school in Napa County. Lisa served as the founding Board Chair (5 years) and Trustee at Blue Oak School until 2013, as well as Napa Valley Community Foundation (6 years), and the St. Helena Cooperative Preschool (4 years). They also own Dead Fred Vineyard in the Coombsville AVA of Napa County.

Lisa is married to David Goldman an engineer and a life long tinkerer. David and Lisa's son Gage Goldman will be graduating from Napa's New Technology High School in June 2016 and their daughter Lily Goldman attends Sonoma Academy class of 2018.



David Duncan

David R. Duncan is the President and CEO of Silver Oak Cellars and Managing Partner of Twomey Cellars. David’s father, Raymond T. Duncan, founded Silver Oak Cellars with winemaker Justin Meyer in 1972. 
 
Born and raised in Colorado, David always knew he wanted to work in the family business, and after graduating from University of Notre Dame in 1988, he began his career at Denver-based Duncan Oil, Inc, his family’s oil and gas exploration business. He spent the next several years there, and earned his MBA from the University of Denver in 1994. While at DU, David built a financial model for Silver Oak Cellars, his first work for the winery. From that point forward he was involved in the broader family business, including Silver Oak. 
 
In addition to his duties at Silver Oak Cellars, David was instrumental in the development of the Duncan family’s brand, Twomey Cellars, which launched in 1999. In 2002, Ray asked David if he and his wife, Kary Duncan, M.D., would move to the Napa Valley to run the family’s wine business. They moved to California later that year.
 
David remains active in the oil business as President of Duncan Oil. He also served as Lead Director for Noodles & Company, a chain of restaurants founded in Boulder, Colorado, and serves on the First Western Trust Bank Board of Directors and JustRight Surgical. He is a member, and past Chapter Chairman, of the Northern California Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization, serves on the board of directors of the St. Helena Hospital Foundation and the current Board of Directors Chairman for the Napa Valley Vintners.
 
David lives in Saint Helena with his wife Kary, who practices medical dermatology, and their three children.


Janet Durgin

Janet Durgin is the Sonoma Academy Head of School. She was previously dean of curriculum at Northfield Mount Hermon School. She has a master’s degree from the School for International Training and earned her BA from Northwestern University and The Evergreen State College.  She is the recipient of the NMH Academic Dean’s Award and was named Northfield NMH Parents’ Council Faculty Chair recognizing academic excellence. A founding member of The Five Schools—an association of new independent schools in California—Janet is a trustee of Megan Furth Academy in San Francisco. She has also served as a consultant on world languages curriculum at independent secondary schools. Janet is married to John Durgin, and they have two children, Keefe and Sean.


Susie Hagemeister

Susie Hagemeister is married to Mark Martin and has two boys: Luke Martin (SA Class of 2013) and Shane Martin (SA Class of 2016). In addition to serving on two other school boards she has served on the SA parent association board as president and garden chair. She has also chaired the SA fundraiser and the SA Annual Fund. She graduated from UCSB in Anthropology and has traveled to many corners of the world. She worked in retail management for Esprit de Corp and Smith & Hawken.


Quincey Imhoff

Quincey Tompkins Imhoff is a native San Franciscan and has lived in Sonoma County since 2001. She graduated from Phillips Academy Andover and the University of California at Berkeley. For ten years she managed the Foundation for Deep Ecology, a private grant-making foundation dedicated to supporting biodiversity and wildness. Quincey takes great pride in being an active member of her community and has served on numerous boards including private and public schools, local education foundations and family foundations. Quincey lives in Healdsburg with her husband Dan Imhoff who is a writer and musician, along with their children Willa (SA Class of 2015) and Gardner (St. Lawrence University 2017).


Katie Jackson '04

“I have been sitting in on business meetings with my mom for as long as I can remember,” says Katherine (Katie) Jackson, oldest daughter of Barbara Banke and Jess Jackson. Still in her twenties and already an industry veteran, Katie cannot remember a time when the business and art of making wine wasn’t part of her life. Born in San Francisco, California, and raised amongst the vineyards of Sonoma County, Katie was exposed to wine from as far back as she can recall. “Winemaking was just a part of our lives,” she says. “Not just the business aspect, which my mom always made sure I was a part of, but all of the other facets of the industry.”
Not content to idle away her teenage summers, Katie started working in the family business in high school. “My first harvest was at Stonestreet Winery working in the cellar,” Katie says. “I learned the basics of winemaking from the bottom up, cleaning the tanks and filters, making yeast preparations and supervising maceration.”
 
Katie is now a part of Jackson Family Wines, focused on sustainability and government relations. She plays an important role in telling her family story to the public. “I love sharing my family’s passion for wine.” Focusing on sustainability and government relations at Jackson Family Wines and these are areas of increasing focus for Sonoma Academy.


Judy Jordan

The Founder of J Vineyards & Winery in the Russian River Valley, Judy Jordan, a Stanford graduate and Geologist, is also an accomplished businesswoman with over 25 years in the wine industry. Having successfully sold J Vineyards & Winery in 2015, Judy has now begun to explore other passions.
 
Dedicated to the belief that social change can be accomplished through strategic philanthropy and flexible investments, Judy is applying her knowledge of business, geology, and winemaking as the founder of Capra Vineyards. Acquiring sites in Willamette Valley and Napa Valley, Capra Vineyards will develop properties that, in turn, will help underwrite sustainable, nonprofit training and mentorship programs for young people.
 
Active locally and internationally, Judy has enjoyed assisting in charitable endeavors such as Sonoma County Community Foundation, Boys and Girls Club, Roots of Peace, United Way, and World Learning Inc. Serving her business community with unparalleled passion, Judy has also served as a board member of Sonoma Academy, Russian River Valley Winegrowers, The Wine Institute, and as past president of the Sonoma County Vintners.
 
Whether traveling to new and exciting destinations or staying active with swimming, tennis, yoga, and hiking, Judy loves to explore. A passionate sports fan, Judy enjoys cheering for Bay Area sports teams and values time with her family, friends, and colleagues.


Nancy Lasseter

Nancy Lasseter is owner of Lasseter Family Winery. Previously she was a household engineer and a computer graphics engineer at Apple Computer. A founding trustee of Sonoma Academy, Nancy has raised funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and volunteered for the Valley of the Moon Children's Home, Sonoma Valley Education Foundation, and Sonoma Community Center. She was co-recipient of the Jewel of a Woman Award from the Konocti Council of the Girls Scouts and was awarded Annual Frog of the Day from KFOG Radio. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, her self-defined major was computer graphics applications. Nancy is married to Disney/Pixar's John Lasseter, and they have five sons: Joey, Bennett (SA Class of 2007), Paul (SA Class of 2009), Sam (SA Class of 2011), and Jackson (SA Class of 2015).


Tory Nosler

Tory Nosler is the chair of the Sonoma Academy Board of Trustees. She is a physician at the Occidental Area Health Center, providing accessible health care to our community. Previously, she was a junior high school teacher in the Amherst, Massachusetts public school system. She is currently a trustee of the Shelby Cullom Davis Foundation, The Peace by Peaces Fund and the Beam Reach Marine Science School. Tory graduated from Phillips Academy and earned a B.A. from Harvard University. She received a master’s of education degree from Westfield State College (in Massachusetts) and her medical degree from Stanford University. Her husband Zander Nosler is a mechanical engineer and the founder and CEO of Coffee Equipment Company, which was acquired by Starbucks in 2008. His newest venture is as founder and CEO of Kitsbow, a mountain bike apparel company. Together, they enjoy raising their three children, Clare (SA Class of 2017) and Silas Grossman and Ryden Nosler.


Kate Tatum

Kate Tatum co-founded the Children’s Art Center of Sonoma County and taught before- and after-school art classes for three years. She and her husband Tim own and operate the Luma restaurant in Petaluma. An active school volunteer, Kate has served on the Site Council at McNear Elementary School and as Sonoma Academy’s Parents Association President and as Co-chair of its annual fundraising event (Big Night Out). She is a graduate of the California College of Arts and Crafts. She and Tim have three children, all of whom attended Sonoma Academy: Ian (SA Class of 2007), Peter (SA Class of 2010), and Sarah (SA Class of 2012).


Rick Theis

Rick Theis is the founder of the Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy, a local nonprofit whose goal is to train leaders to create public policy that is environmentally friendly and socially equitable for a healthy economy and a sustainable community. He is one of the founding leaders of Slow Food Russian River and has been a delegate to several of their national and international congresses. He is a recipient of the Models and Mentors Award (Community Foundation, Sonoma County), and the Dick Day Community Activist Award (Sonoma County Conservation Action). He was executive director of the Sonoma County Grape Growers Association for 14 years and was a founding member of United Winegrowers for Sonoma County. He and his wife Carolyn live in Sebastopol in their home that won the Best New Construction and People's Choice Awards in the 2005 Sonoma-Marin Built it Green Home Tour. Their family foundation, the Fledgling Fund, supports conservation science as well as projects that support a sustainable and just community.


Richard Triolo

Richard Triolo is a vice president for PIMCO Investments LLC with over 30 years of experience in the investment industry. He has extensive experience working with foundations, endowments, nonprofits, ERISA plans, private family offices, and ultra-high net worth clients. Richard received his BA in political science from Iona College in New Rochelle, New York and his JD from the University of Tennessee, College of Law. Following graduation he practiced law in San Francisco, specializing in tax and estate planning matters.
 
Richard has served on the faculty of the Investment Management Consultant’s Association, where he taught the legal fiduciary responsibilities section of the Certified Investment Management Analyst class in the executive education programs at both the Wharton School of Business and the University of California, Haas School of Business.
 
He has also served as both chairman of the Board of Directors and chairman of the Finance Committee of the Health Trust of Santa Clara County, a 501c3 public charity, as well as chairman of the Board of Directors and chairman of the Finance Committee of the diRosa Preserve Art and Nature in Napa. Richard’s wife Andie is currently a member of the SAPA Board; they have 4 children and live in San Rafael. Their youngest son, Dominic, is a Senior at Sonoma Academy.


Mark Tukman

Mark Tukman manages Tukman Geospatial LLC, a digital mapping and geospatial data analysis firm in Santa Rosa. 
After growing up in central Marin, Mark attended Cornell University and received a Master of Environmental Management from Duke University.
 
Mark and his wife Kiyo returned to California in 1998. Mark opened Tukman Geospatial in 2003 and has spent the past 13 years providing natural resource mapping services for public and private clients, including the State of California, the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, and the Nature Conservancy. He has also provided pro bono mapping and GIS support to conservation organizations such as the Sonoma Land Trust. 
 
Mark and Kiyo have two daughters at Sonoma Academy, Gabrielle ’18 and Olivia ’20, and one son, Eli.  They enjoy living on Bennett Ridge east of Santa Rosa. 


Bridget Twomey

Bridget Twomey is a graduate of The Branson School and Yale University, where she graduated summa cum laude and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In 1997, Bridget and her husband, Denis moved to Beaumont Farms in West Marin to run an equestrian facility that cared for and trained elite hunter/jumper horses. In 2011, they developed a nonprofit named The White Barn Project. Their farm is now dedicated to providing animal assisted therapy and experiential learning to developmentally challenged and at risk youth. Bridget also serves on the Board of Directors for Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center. Denis and Bridget live on their farm with their children, Madeline and Will (SA class of 2018).


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