VenturePad is SEC Marin's organizing sponsor. We are also Marin's largest, most accessible coworking space, meeting center and event venue, all housed in a beautiful, professional space bathed in natural light with 16' ceilings. We offer local entrepreneurs shared office space, private offices, meeting rooms and event space.
Chris Yalonis — Marin SEC Chair
Chris is co-founder & owner of VenturePad, Marin’s newest premier coworking community and entrepreneurship center. VenturePad hosts and supports over 100 mission-driven entrepreneurs, freelancers & non profits. Chris regularly writes & develops educational materials & speaks locally on green management issues as former Chair of the San Rafael Chamber’s Green Committee and former Marin Conservation League board member. He has been active with the Sonoma SEC for many years as a member of the organizing committee. LinkedIn
Alejandro Moreno S. — Marin SEC Organizer
CleanTech Summit Co-chair. Finance Your Business Summit Co-chair. MSEC Advisory Board Member
Organizes & executes marketing and digital logistics for Marin Sustainable Enterprise Conference, gathering 300 business, government & impact leaders to address region's top social & environmental challenges. Handles marketing, website design & content, outreach, social media, registration, volunteer recruiting & management. Long time Marin resident, Alejandro is also Cofounder & VP Marketing at VenturePad, and Treasurer Board Member at Cafe Puente, a social impact café. A polyglot, he holds an MBA in Sustainable Enterprise, focus on the Wine Industry, Dominican University; Especialización en Negocios Internacionales, Universidad EAFIT and a B.A. International Relations, UC Berkeley.
Jennifer Jennifer Witherington
Sponsor and Event management. Jennifer provides expert help in sourcing hotels, venues, DMCs, destinations and offers meeting solutions, support and more with relationships to save time and money.
As a former District Representative and Aide to Marin County Supervisors Kate Sears and the late Charles McGlashan, Leslie's public policy work focuses on climate change: the formation of Marin Clean Energy, the Southern Marin Sea Level Rise Pilot Project, the VR “OWL” Project, and DRAWDOWN: MARIN, Marin's campaign to become carbon free.
Cory Bytof, Sustainability Coordinator, City of San Rafael
VenturePad Intern and assistant for marketing outreach; 2019 graduate of Drake High School and accepted into Mechanical Engineering at San Diego State University, Fall 2019.
Andy Naje Riese, CEO, Agriculture Institute of Marin
Bill Carney, President, Sustainable San Rafael
Carleen Cullen, Cool the Earth, Drive Clean Marin
Cory Bytof, Head of Sustainability, City of San Rafael
David Kunhardt, President, SolED
Leslie Alden, formerly with the County of Marin
Mike Blakeley, CEO, Marin Economic Forum
Patrick Costello, Green River Financial Services
Robert Girling, professor, Sonoma State University
Robert Gould, Ag Innovations