Danny is thrilled to have the opportunity to improve the neighborhood he is lucky to call home. He is passionate about opening up the mechanics of how the city works to regular everyday folks and empowering them to make a change in their own communities.
In his time with North Beach Neighbors, Danny led the effort to start the North Beach Farmers Market, now one of only two independently run markets in the city. He also started the Adopt-A-Street program in North Beach, bringing out dozens of volunteers for regular street cleanups. He is most passionate about improving the streetscape experience in North Beach to help small businesses thrive and pedestrians and bicyclists alike feel safer. As someone who came to the city to chase his dreams, he wants to make sure our city is always an open place that welcomes new neighbors.
Danny is the co-founder of a marketing agency that started as a two-person shop in a small office in North Beach. That company has now grown to 30+ people and works with clients like The New York Times, Nickelodeon, and Coursera.
Danny loves to travel but is always happy to come back home to the cool gray city of love.
Bruno Kanter, a family man and an architect, is a longtime resident of North Beach where he also manages his architectural practice as a green building LEED Accredited Professional. He proudly represents North Beach Neighbors on the Port of San Francisco's Northeast Waterfront Advisory Group and serves as chairperson of NBN's Planning and Zoning Committee. Bruno earned an undergraduate degree in architecture from California Polytechnic University and received a Master’s degree from UCLA, with an emphasis in sustainable design.
Neighborhood Safety Chair, Past President
Over thirty years of business and strategic partnership experience. Trish has worked in hotels both domestic and abroad in the area of service, training and food and beverage. She most recently sold her partnership in Original Joe's which she opened. Trish is currently the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi as well as the President of the Advisory Board of the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Studies Program at City College of San Francisco.
Small Business Chair
Sri, a resident of North Beach for over a decade, is excited to take a more active role in the neighborhood he loves so much. By day he is the co-founder of Ganaz, a technology company that helps turn farms into thriving workplaces. In his spare time he enjoys yoga, running, building things, and playing fetch with his dog.
Sharone Mendes Nassi
Sharone is a co-owner and operates Carmel Blue, a “one stop shop for pregnancy and parenting product and classes” in North Beach. She lives and is raising her son in North Beach, where she organized neighborhood music groups, to the on-going support before and after birth that she supplies to parents as part of her work as a Birthing Coach and Yoga professional. Prior to diving into mommyhood, Sharone worked as a member of the Design and Product development teams at Levi Strauss & Co and at Pottery Barn, as well as running her own business in Costume and Jewelry. The 15 years spent working with product design and development, have earned her vast knowledge and appreciation of product quality, design and function and a deep awareness of the customer.
Treasurer, Membership Chair
Ted is a retired manufacturers' representative, who now enjoys gardening, playing the piano, and volunteering at Yick Wo and TelHi. Ted has served on the board of North Beach Neighbors for many of the 25 years he has lived in North Beach, currently holding the positions of Secretary and Treasurer.
Complete Streets Chair
Tony Wessling has been a resident of North Beach since 1994. He and his wife, Michele, live with their three children on Mason Street. He has been engaged in urban livability issues for several decades, acting as a citizen advisor on such major projects as the new North Beach Branch Library, the redesign of Joe DiMaggio Playground and Park, the redevelopment of Mission Bay, the South of Market Transportation Plan, and the revitalization of the Port of San Francisco. Tony is a member of Friends of the North Beach Library, Friends of Joe DiMaggio, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, and the California Bicycle Coalition, and a past member of SPUR and the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. In his professional life, he is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Chromium, a strategic branding consultancy with offices nationwide, and is also the Founding Director of Radian Gallery in SoMa. In his spare time, he grows and produces extra virgin olive oil in the Santa Cruz Mountains, which is sold under the label Olio Umberto.
Jordan Bowen is a writer, news editor and producer at KCBS All News Radio on Battery Street. A native of East Texas, he studied philosophy and activism at New College of California before finishing a degree in literature at Columbia University in New York. Among many ventures, he has worked in business development for a consulting firm serving public agencies, served as keyboardist for an underground pop-punk recording artist, and was an on-air host and board member of a community radio station in West Marin.
Peter is a first generation Chinese American who grew up in Australia before moving to the U.S. where he taught Contracts, Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence for many years before retiring. He has lived in North Beach for over 20 years and still enjoys exploring Chinatown and cooking.
Laura Mancuso is a Bay Area native who moved to North Beach to keep close to the Italian culture she fell in love with during a year abroad. Twenty five years later she's still here, raising up her kids on bocce ball and vanilla steamed milk from Caffe Trieste. Those kids and her charming (read: small) flat resulted in her keen interest in the neighborhood’s open spaces. What began as a few volunteer days at Families for North Beach Playgrounds events blossomed into an active role coordinating those events with another North Beach parent and working with Friends of Joe DiMaggio Playground before and during the park’s renovation. In addition to organizing community volunteer days at our neighborhood parks, Laura serves as co-coordinator of the community garden at Michelangelo Playground.