Kathleen is an urban planner with 18 years multi-disciplinary experience working in San Diego. Her passion is creating vibrant, healthy cities where people have equal opportunities too thrive. She currently works as Policy Director for City Councilmember Christopher Ward, District Three. Prior to working for the City, she worked as advocacy and policy director at Circulate San Diego.
Kate is the founding principal of POP/ARCH, a local placemaking studio that works to transform underutilized public spaces into vibrant community assets. She is actively working to spread inspiration and excitement about placemaking, tactical urbanism, and sustainable development in San Diego through her involvement with community organizations and on the Boards of the San Diego Architectural Foundation and C-3.
David Abrams is a retired City Planner and Community Association Manager who has the background and time to assist C-3 in fulfilling our mission. He is serving a fourth term as Treasurer for the group and will strive for financial stability and sound accounting practice for the organization.
Susan Baldwin is an urban planner, recently retired from SANDAG where she worked as a senior regional planer on land use and housing issues for 27 years. Her interest also include historic preservation and the preservation of San Diego's backcountry.
Megan is the Economic Development Specialist for National City where she developed a 5-year Economic Development Strategic Plan including the creating and management of a Facade Improvement Program, an Adopt a Place Program, and a new placemaking program called Activate the Right of Way (AROW). Prior to joining National City, Megan worked with the Hillcrest Business Association where she oversaw the expansion of the Hillcrest Farmers Market and the development of a four-day park pop-up that is now under construction.
Stewart has a broad business background with over 30 years of experience as the senior financial executive of companies such as San Diego-based Mad Catz Interactive, video game publisher Rock Star Games, and entertainment entrepreneur Russell Simmons' Rush Communications, along with extensive Wall Street experience as a sell side equity analyst and investment banker.
A career broadcaster and podcast pioneer, Tommy is an environmental advocate who co-founded and served as the original president of San Diego County Democrats for Environmental Action, and managed communications and media for the San Diego Surfrider chapter and Oregon Wild. A candidate for San Diego City Council in the 2018 election cycle, Tommy currently serves as the ReWild Mission Bay campaign coordinator with San Diego Audubon.
Angie is the Executive Director of North Park Main Street where she has worked eight years to promote North Park as a destination for locals and travelers, and advocated for small business policies that positively impact entrepreneurs in the neighborhood. She previously worked as a Legislative Aide to Councilmember Christine Kehoe, and as an educator with San Diego Unified School District. She is a graduate of San Diego State University.
Xavier is a leader in the field that unites civic technology and community engagement. He has expertise in placemaking, startups, social entrepreneurship, community organizing, collaborative design, Open Data, Open Source software, team leadership, and staff development.
Cary Lowe is a land use lawyer, mediator, and planning consultant. He has taught law and urban planning courses at several California universities, and he writes and speaks on land use and environmental issues. He is interested in policies which promote the environmental and economic sustainability of the San Diego region, particularly related to housing and water.
Ashley Mazanec is an environmental policy professional, Founding Director of EcoArts Foundation, and eco community entrepreneur. Her experience ranges from San Diego Climate Action Plan implementation to EcoDistrict grant writing and Community Choice Energy Advocacy. She serves as Operations Manager for Autonomous Homes, a licensed dealer for green off-grid home systems, and supports multiple organizations with sustainable development and public engagement goals including: Del Mar Sustainability Advisory Board, Local Earth, and Climate Science Alliance.
Rod was owner/President of R J Meade Consulting for 38 years, providing strategic guidance and regulatory program management guidance for large-scale private and public projects requiring multiple local, state and federal regulatory approvals. Rod retired at the end of 2017 but continues to provide assistance to environmental and planning organizations in San Diego and the Central Valley.
Denise has more than 25 years experience in public affairs. Her background included working in government at the state and local levels including several years as District Director for Senator Toni Atkins. Denise is currently Vice President of the Clay Company, a well known and highly respected government and community relations firm.
Roger worked 44 years as a journalist for the San Diego Union Tribune covering growth and development, including redevelopment, major public projects, planning, architecture, urban design, and historic preservation issues. He is a third generation San Diegan and author of three books on San Diego history.
Kristen's passionate and visionary approach is a catalyst for behavior changes, driven by an understanding of our history and culture and optimizing awareness, collaborations, and experiences to seize moments of opportunity to affect real change.