Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 (Get Directions) Phone: 949.428.3900 Hours: Tues. - Sun.. 10a.m. - 5p.m. Monday 10a.m. - 1p.m. Ages: Infants to 8 years old

Pretend City Board of Directors


Duleep Rodrigo
Chairman of the Board, Pretend City
Principal, KPMG

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

Erin Boyl
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

Kari Moore
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

Anne Marie Moiso Leonard
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.


Alexandra Mars Airth
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.

Kurt Belcher
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.

Jill Bertea
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.

Lesley V. Davis
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.

Hirad Emadi, P.E.
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 Fitzpatrick
President RUHM

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

Sinan Kanatsiz
Chairman and CEO KCOMM

Sinan holds a B.A. in Communications and a Master’s in Organizational Leadership, both from Chapman University. In 1998, he formed his first company, KCOMM, a web development and Internet marketing consultancy. In less than 10 years the company grew exponentially as a full-service Public Relations, Government Affairs and Event Marketing agency distinguished by its Internet expertise. In addition, Sinan founded the Internet Marketing Association, 8 years ago, a group that has grown rapidly to over 65,000 members nationwide.

Sean Kirwan
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.

Thomas J. Leary
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

Bill H. Lyon
Chief Executive OfficerWilliam 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

Kim Marquis
Marketing Consultant

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.

Sandy Peffer Stone, CFRE
Education Committee Director of Development Lift Up America

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.

Todd Tripp
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

Chris Winn
President of 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

Travis Boyd
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.

Jeff Hopkins
Sara Vogt Lowell
Michelle Barto
Dan Dixon
Michael Costa

Ex Officio Members

Sandra Bolton
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.