Pretend City Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board, Pretend City
Duleep is a principal in KPMG’s Risk Consulting practice providing a variety of consulting services to clients in all phases of the business cycle from emerging, pre-IPO to some of the largest multinational organizations. He received his B.S degree in Finance & Risk Management from La Sierra University, Riverside and is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Duleep and his wife Lisa have boy-girl twins.Committees: Executive Committee, Development Committee and Finance Committee
Vice Chair, Pretend City
Relationship Manager, Wells Fargo Commercial Banking
Based in Irvine, Erin actively manages a portfolio of approximately 25 middle-market commercial banking clients. Erin received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She lives in Costa Mesa with her husband, Jack.Committee: Co-Chair Development Committee
Treasurer, Pretend City
Chief Accounting Officer Applied Medical
Kari holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from University Southern California. Kari has over 20 years of experience with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Her career has focused primarily on serving large domestic and multi-national public companies. Kari also served as one of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Sarbanes-Oxley experts where she advised companies on corporate governance matters.Committee: Chair of Finance Committee
Secretary, Pretend City
Director, The Imagine Foundation
Sandy, along with Alexandra Mars Airth, provided Pretend City’s vision. Sandy also served as the first Executive Director. She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive and received a B.S. degree in Hospitality Management from California Polytechnic University, Pomona.
Committee: Education Committee
Chair Emeritus, Pretend City
Former Marketing Director, Rancho Mission Viejo
Anne Marie holds a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Irvine. She is also a member of the O’Neil/Avery/Moiso family, the second largest landholder in Orange County.
Co-founder Pretend City Children’s Museum
Director, Mars Foundation
Alexandra holds a B.A. from Duke University and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and has held senior level positions at several international advertising agencies.
IT and Finance Professional
Michelle has a BS in Business Administration and a BS in Computer Information Science, both from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Born and raised in Costa Mesa, she worked as a Cost Reduction Consultant for Fortune 50 companies nationwide. She is Certified Lactation Educator. She has donated her time to Casa Teresa as a financial educator of its residents and as a board member for the Glass Slipper Guild, a CHOC philanthropic guild. She has been married to Brady Barto for 9 years and they have 4 children ages 2, 4, 5, and 7.
CEO/President, STA Jets
Kurt is an Orange County native and an aviation enthusiast with a love for philanthropy and politics. With a degree in Aviation Business Administration from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Kurt’s aviation background has consisted of positions such as flight instructor, corporate commercial pilot, as well as previous Founder of Encore Aviation and Encore Jet Center FBO. As President and CEO of STA Jets, Kurt’s focus is leading the company to the forefront of the Aviation Industry with a distinct focus on safety and service.
Senior Member Major Accounts, First American Financial Corporation
Jill attended the University of Southern California where she earned her B.A. in Psychology. After graduating from USC, Jill began her 10-year career in title insurance at Fidelity National Financial. She recently joined First American Financial Corporation as a senior member of the Major Accounts group.
Executive Vice President, CBRE
Travis Boyd is an accomplished commercial real estate broker, currently serving as executive vice president at CBRE. Travis is a six-time recipient of Broker of the Year for The Irvine Company and a four-time Equity Office and Spieker Properties Broker of the Year, as well as Dealmaker of the Year for Kennedy-Wilson Properties. In 2009 and 2010, Cushman & Wakefield named him to the prestigious top 100 brokers globally.
Vice President – Finance and Controller, Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc.
Michael is the Vice President – Finance and Controller of Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc. (NASDAQ; SBRA), a publicly-traded health care real estate investment trust. Michael has over 15 years of experience in commercial real estate finance and accounting having previously worked for KBS Realty Advisors, one of the top global real estate owners and managers, and Ernst & Young’s Real Estate Assurance practice. Michael earned his Master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Virginia and his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from California State University, Fullerton. Michael is Certified Public Accountant and licensed real estate broker, both in the state of California.
Associate Attorney, Gibson Dunn
Lesley V. Davis is an associate in the Orange County office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and a member of the firm’s Real Estate Department. Lesley received her Juris Doctor degree, with a concentration in corporate and business law, in 2005 from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, where she was an Executive Editor of the UCLA Law Review and a Managing Editor of the UCLA Entertainment Law Review. In 2001, she graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California, earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication.
Co-founder and President, Innovative Construction Solutions (ICS)
Hirad earned his civil engineering degree from the University of California, Irvine in 1993 and is a licensed professional civil engineer. Hirad established ICS in 1999. The company provides soil and groundwater remediation, facility decommissioning, demolition and general construction services for projects complicated by environmental and regulatory issues. Hirad is the father of two young children.Committee: Chair of Executive Committee
Mark leads a team of career artists and degreed marketers in the creation of RUHM — a full-service destination marketing firm traveling the globe producing 4K narrative videos from RED cameras, custom property branding, fine art brochures, V•Tours, and professional photography displayed on award winning custom websites to package and promote the world’s finest luxury destinations. When not marketing luxury, this family man is building sofa forts with his six kids. Whether it’s church as a family on Saturday nights, French toast on Sunday mornings, or endless late nights coming up with the next big idea, Mark’s addiction to forward-thinking remains second to his deep love for his family.Committee: Chair of Marketing Committee
President, U.S. Interactive Media
Eran Goren has held several senior executive positions in his career, leading the startup and development of many successful companies. He combines experience and leadership in direct marketing and analytics with a deep understanding of how technology is changing the way businesses acquire, retain, and service customers. He is currently President of U.S. Interactive Media and EVP of U.S. International Media, responsible for its overall strategy, vision, and aggressive growth (recently acquired by U.S. International Media). He also is a founding Partner at Insight Ventures, LLC, an early stage business incubator. Prior to U.S. Interactive, he was CEO and Founder of sourceOut, later acquired by Red McCombs Media at which point he served as President of the Performance division and managed the integration of both companies. Eran serves on the board of the YPO Orange County Chapter as well as numerous corporate boards.
President at HKG Sports
Director of Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability, Golden State Foods, Inc.
Dimetria A. Jackson is the Director of Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability at Golden State Foods and the Chief Executive Officer of redBAMBINA.com, an online retail boutique that caters to infants, children, and nursing and expectant women. Dimetria served as the 2012 President of the Orange County Bar Association (“OCBA”), the first African American woman to hold the position. During her tenure, she implemented several key initiatives including Mommy Esquire, an OCBA Committee that addresses issues pertaining to parenting attorneys of school-aged children. Dimetria was the 2013 President of the OCBA’s Charitable Fund and is currently a member of the OCBA’s Diversity Task Force. In 2012, Dimetria was named as one of “20 Women to Watch” by the OC Metro Magazine and one of Orange Coast Magazine’s 2012 OC Look Award recipients. Dimetria is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Virginia School of Law. Dimetria is actively involved as a mentor and serves on several boards. Dimetria and her husband, Ernest Priestly, are the proud parents of two little boys.
President, Vask Real Estate Group
Sean is Vice President of Legal Affairs and In-House Counsel at Consolidation Services, Inc. and serves as the President of VASK Real Estate Group, LLC. He is an attorney and an active member of the State Bar of California as well as a licensed Real Estate Broker. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Boston College and his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School.
Chief Executive Officer, William Lyon Homes
Bill, son of General William Lyon, has worked full time with William Lyon Homes since November 1997. He has been a member of the board of directors of William Lyon Homes since January 2000. Bill received a dual B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Product Design from Stanford University.
Committee: Chair of Leadership Council
Kimberly Anne Marquis is an independent medical marketing consultant and Ladera Ranch resident. A graduate of Corona del Mar High School and University of the Pacific in Stockton, she started her marketing career with in northern California with The Grupe Company. It was here that she began her philanthropic work with Rotary and became a board member for United Way and the Volunteer Center. After moving back to Orange County, she became marketing director for Kforce in Irvine and maintained her passion for giving back. She joined the Junior League of Orange County and the Tinkerbell Guild, a Ladera Ranch philanthropy for CHOC Children’s. She is happily married to Chad Marquis for the past 18 years and has three children from ages 6 to 11.
Partner, Corporate Department, Latham & Watkins
Michael Treska is a partner in the Corporate Department of Latham & Watkins LLP. His practice focuses on capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate counseling. Mike received his J.D. from the University of Southern California and his B.S. from the University of Colorado. Prior to joining Latham & Watkins, he practiced in the tax department of Deloitte & Touche LLP and is a certified public accountant (inactive). Mike and his wife have four young daughters.
Financial Advisor/Field Director, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
Todd has helped run the Northwestern Mutual Orange County Office since 2002. He frequently speaks as a subject matter expert at financial planning industry meetings, sharing his in-depth knowledge regarding holistic financial planning. Todd has a bachelor’s degree from Loyola Marymount University and a master’s degree in public policy and planning from CSULB. Todd and his wife Trish have four young sons.
Committee: Chair of Poker Committee
President, Sales Sales and Service, Inc.
Chris Winn is Principal of Sales & Service, Inc., a firm specializing in technical marketing, product development with market implementation and consulting to the top semiconductor manufacturers in the United States and abroad. Chris has a bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of La Verne.
Committee: Co-Chair of Development Committee
Partner, Corporate & Finance, Capital Markets Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP
Tom has extensive experience advising public and private companies, boards of directors and executives in a broad range of complex business, litigation and transactional matters. He received his B.A. in Economics and Business and his J.D. from the University of California Los Angeles. He is admitted to practice in the state of California, U.S. District Court, Central District of California and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
Committee: Chair of N&G Committee
Executive Director, Pretend City
Sandra Bolton is an attorney and RN, who recently served as Vice President of Professional Services at City of Hope. In that position she worked with the Chief Medical Officer to facilitate and develop clinical care and medical center programs. In three years, Sandra recruited over forty physicians and physician-scientists. Prior to City of Hope, Sandra served as the founding Executive Director of Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County. Under her leadership, the organization raised more than $7.5 million in its first four years, constructed a 7,000-square-foot dental facility and collaborated with the Children & Families Commission of Orange County, University of Southern California School of Dentistry and Children’s Hospital of Orange County to establish the first dental residency program in Orange County. Sandra started her career in pediatrics/neonatal at Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach. Sandra completed a fellowship in the Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders at Stanford University Graduate School of Business. She received her associate degree in nursing from Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles, and her Juris Doctorate from Western State College of Law.