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VenturePad is SEC Marin's organizing sponsor. We are also Marin's largest, most accessible coworking space, meeting center and business incubator, 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 — SEC Marin Co-chair

Chris is co-founder and owner of VenturePad, Marin’s newest premier coworking community and entrepreneurship center. VenturePad hosts and supports over 100 mission-driven entrepreneurs, freelancers and non profits. Chris regularly writes, develops educational materials and speaks locally on green management issues as former Chair of the San Rafael Chamber’s Green Committee and former board member of the Marin Conservation League, Marin’s oldest and most influential environmental advocacy/research group. He has been active with the Sonoma SEC for many years as a member of the organizing committee.  LinkedIn

 

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Larry Tackett — SEC Marin Co-Chair

Larry is a local Connector, Catalyzer, Communicator, Convener, Coach and CoFounder.  He's president of One Earth Enterprise, cofounder at Caring Circles and Healing the Waters, former president of Sustainable Novato, a steering committee member for Venture Greenhouse, former Board Advisor for the Sustainable World Coalition and a long time volunteer for the Pachamama Alliance.  LinkedIn

 
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Alejandro Moreno S. — SEC Marin Conference Organizer; Advisory Board Member

In charge of marketing, website design and content, outreach, social media, registration and badges, volunteer recruiting and shift management, etc for SEC Marin. Long time Marin resident, Alejandro is also Cofounder & VP Marketing at VenturePad. MBA in Sustainable Enterprise with a focus on the Wine Industry, Dominican University and a Cal alum too, he is the former marketing director for Venture Greenhouse 2.0 and for Earth Day Marin. A bi-cultural polyglot, his other job is Certified ''Imprenditore Agricolo Professionale'' on his organic olive tree farm in Tuscany.  LinkedIn

 
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Mike Giotis - A/V Tech and Stage Manager, SEC Marin
Mike is also Director of Programming at VenturePad, and is a social architect for healthy organizations, helping to define and meet targets by engaging workforce in the design process. Michael plans VenturePad’s Lunch & Learns, workshops, and networking mixers. mike@inhabitsystems.com
LinkedIn: Michael Giotis
Website: inHabit Systems
 
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Leon Kouyoumjian, Graphic Designer
Leon created all the graphics for posters, schedules and maps at SEC Marin 2017. Leon is the Owner of, Art Director, and Designer at Grid Strategy+Design, LLC. 
Leon also designs and creates all of VenturePad's print media and digital marketing materials.

leon@grid-strategydesign.com
LinkedIn: Leon Kouyoumjian
Website: GRID Strategy+Design


ADVISORY BOARD
Oren Wool, Principal, Sustainable North Bay
Bill Carney, President, Sustainable San Rafael
David Haskell, Sustainable Marin
Kiki LaPorta, Sustainable Marin
Dana Arminino, Sustainability director, County of Marin
Susan Hopp, REV
Doug Wilson, Marin Conservation League, head of Climate committee
David Kunhardt, President, SolED (solar company) Environmental Forum of Marin
JR Killigrew/Community Development Manager, Marin Clean Energy
Nancy Benjamin, One Tamalpais, SR Chamber Green Committee
Cory Bytof, Head of Sustainability, City of San Rafael
Alex Stadtner, CEO, Healthy Buildings Science
Kim Rago, Environmental Forum of Marin
Adam Wiskind, Exit Strategies Group
Regina Concotelli, Productivity Coach