Kiddo! Board of Directors Bios 2017-18

District Partners

School Partners

Bill Lampl ~ Executive Director

Bill Lampl has lived in Mill Valley since 1997. His 25 years of business experience include executive management, brand and licensing development, operations, sales, marketing, merchandising and product development and business strategy. Bill has also been an elementary, middle, and high school substitute teacher in Marin. Bill recently served for six years on the City of Mill Valley Library Board of Trustees, including Board President for two years. His commitment to our community includes having been a member of the following: VP Fundraising, Mill Valley Middle School PTSA Executive Board; Scholarship Director, Southern Marin Youth Football Board of Directors; Manager, Mill Valley Little League; Coach, Mt. Carmel CYO Basketball; Coach, Mill Valley Soccer Club; Executive Board Member, Tam High Foundation; and Member, Tam High Grants Committee. When he’s not working, Bill enjoys cooking, listening to music, adventure travel, and hiking with his family which includes his wife, Kathleen Clifford, and his two children (when they are home from college), Lauren and Benjamin.

Caitlin Weil Smith ~ Chair

Seeking strong public schools and a close-knit community, Caitlin and her family moved to Mill Valley in 2004. After a 10 year career working her way up through the ranks of merchandising and marketing (where her passion for planning and spreadsheets was honed), Caitlin decided to stay home with her kids as well as volunteer as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) where she found great purpose advocating for foster children. A strong supporter of our public school system, Caitlin has volunteered for numerous projects and activities at Edna Maguire Elementary. Caitlin graduated from the University of Washington, where her passion for college football was sown, with a BA in English. She and her husband Jed have three children: Quinn, Annabel and Lilah.

Tinsley Hutson-Wiley ~ Vice Chair

Tinsley received her BA in systems engineering and environmental science from the University of Virginia and then worked in technical education for a consulting firm in Washington D.C. where she taught software classes and managed classrooms for the EPA. After moving to San Francisco, she became the regional director of technical education for a large software company, where she honed her management, presentation, and sales skills. She later pursued an interior design and architecture degree at the Academy of Art University and opened her design firm in 2007. She has served as a Kiddo! Ambassador at Strawberry Point School and been an active volunteer in her children’s classrooms. She also serves as an advocate for Raphael House, a shelter for families in need. Tinsley and her husband, Thomas, currently reside in Mill Valley with their daughter and son.

Beth Fogel ~ Secretary

Beth received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan and a law degree from Northwestern University School of Law. She worked for eight years as a corporate attorney focusing on commercial and technology transactions, serving as in-house counsel for Hewlett-Packard and Extreme Networks. She is currently on the Park School PTA Executive Board, where she spent two years as VP of Communications. In that role she served as editor of Park’s weekly email newsletter and administrator of the Park School website. She also created the Park PTA webstore and serves as the PTA Online Volunteer Coordinator. Her daughter GG attends Park, and her son Alex attends MVMS.

Gretchen Boyle ~ Treasurer/Finance Committee Chair

Gretchen has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. She worked in the Banking and Securities Group at a Big 4 Accounting Firm for eight years where her clients included many Fortune 500 companies. She has been an active member of the community as a member of the Park School PTA Executive Board, including two years as the Treasurer, as well as serving on the Board for a public school tax measure. Gretchen earned a BA in International Relations at the University of Virginia and a CPA and currently resides in Mill Valley with her husband and three children.

Maureen Behrs ~ Elementary School Teacher Rep

Maureen moved to California with her family in 2001. She began her career in Mill Valley as a one to one aide at Tam Valley. She was first hired as s second grade teacher at Strawberry Point School, then, after two years there, she returned to Tam Valley where she taught first grade for ten years. She currently teaches first grade at Park School. Maureen is honored to serve on the KIDDO! board as a teacher representative. Her value for Arts’ Education is paramount to her teaching philosophy. Her own children have excelled in their careers due to their KIDDO! supported experiences in the Mill Valley School district. As a classroom teacher, Maureen has seen first hand the enriching environment KIDDO! creates. She never passes up an opportunity to say thank you or share her knowledge of all KIDDO! has done for the teachers and students in Mill Valley.

Susan Boyle ~ Volunteer Coordinator

Susan moved to Mill Valley from Scotland in August 2012 with her husband John, and boys Matthew and Thomas. Upon completion of a B.Sc (Hons) in Computer Science & Management Science from The University of Edinburgh, Susan started her career with Salmon Brothers London in 1995, progressing through the organization and merger with Citi to become Senior Vice President on Global Fixed Income senior technology management team. During this time, Susan developed strong leadership skills in delivering large programs, managing global teams and both program and department budgets. Susan and family moved back to Scotland in 2007 transitioning to Edinburgh Fund Operations senior management team. As the boys reached school age, Susan joined the PTA, enjoying bringing her career and personal skills to the school and local community priorities. Moving to Mill Valley gave Susan an opportunity to focus fully on family and develop a passion for The Mill Valley Children’s Garden at Edna Maguire Elementary, which she still supports. Susan also served two years on the Executive Board of Edna Maguire PTA and enjoys active volunteering across the Mill Valley School District and Kiddo!.

Jackie Broad ~ Past Chair

Jackie is a financial analyst, children’s book author, and education advocate. Jackie graduated from Colgate University with a B.A. in Mathematical Economics and later received her MBA in Marketing from NYU’s Stern School of Business. Her early career in the retail and apparel industry, working for iconic brands such as Levi Strauss and Co. and Gap Inc., is where Jackie developed and honed her strategic planning, merchandising, data analysis, and reporting skills. Later, after starting her family, Jackie was inspired by her children’s antics to write and eventually launch the publishing company, Three Puppies Press, home to award winning picture books. Jackie’s interest in supporting education excellence for kids led to her role as an advisor for the Bay Area Discovery Museum’s Center for Childhood Creativity, a Math Instructor at Mathnasium and currently a Substitute Teacher in the Mill Valley School District. Since 2007, Jackie has been an active member of the Kiddo! board and is proud to be associated with an organization that has made such a positive impact on children and education for the past 30+ years. Jackie and her husband, Ken, have three children in the Mill Valley public schools.

Ted Chin ~ Audit Chair

A native of Marin County, Ted went to public schools for most of his life. He graduated with honors from U.C. Berkeley, and received his MBA from the Haas School of Business, the University of California Berkeley. After working in sales and trading at a major Investment Bank following college, Ted founded a registered investment advisory firm, where he works today. He is also on the advisory board of several small start-ups. Ted was exposed to art from a young age by his mother, a Professor of Art History at Dominican University, and is a strong advocate for art in the school curriculum .Ted and his wife, Jackie, live in Mill Valley. They have two children, who keep him very physically active.

Michelle Connolly ~ Events Chair

A California native, Michelle has a degree in Business Administration from CSUF.  She spent many years working in San Francisco for Macy’s and Gap Inc. in visual merchandising and management.  In 2003 she and her husband moved to Montreal, Quebec where her daughter Keira was born.  The family then moved to New Jersey where Michelle was active in the PTA and room mother of her daughters class.  In 2011 they  relocated back to Mill Valley where Keira finished kindergarten at Strawberry Point School.  Michelle is a Kiddo ambassador as well as an active volunteer in the classroom, art, library and playground choices.  She is also the Co-Chair of the Hospitality Committee, which is a great outlet for her love of cooking and entertaining.  She is honored to be a part of an organization that makes Mill Valley Schools a wonderful, enriching place for our children to grow up.

Becky Cover ~ Elementary School Teacher Rep

Becky is a Tam Valley resident and a second grade teacher at Tam Valley School. Becky and her husband Charley have two daughters who both attend Tam Valley School. Becky has been teaching at Tam Valley since 2007. Prior to teaching, Becky worked in marketing and recruiting in San Francisco. Becky received her Bachelor of Arts from UC Davis and her Masters in Education from UC Santa Barbara. Both as a parent and a teacher, Becky is extremely appreciative of the unique enrichment programs provided by Kiddo!

Cari Dauphinais ~ AGC Chair

Cari and her husband, Bill, have lived in Mill Valley since 2005. A native of Northern California, Cari has a degree in Political Science and Business Administration from UCLA.  Upon graduation, Cari worked in the financial services industry for Merrill Lynch and Salomon Smith Barney before deciding to return to school to earn her teaching credential. As an elementary school teacher in low-income classrooms, she was able to foster her desire to serve and advocate for young children and their families. With her two young boys at home, Cari left teaching and focused on volunteering within our local community as a C.A.S.A (Court Appointed Special Advocate), supporting abused and neglected children, and as a PTA President at Park School. Cari is looking forward to continuing her role as a volunteer in our local schools by joining the Kiddo! Board.

Robyn Geissler ~ MVMS Teacher Rep

Robyn graduated from Williams College with a degree in Economics and put down roots in Connecticut with her husband. She was active in her three children’s schools and elected to the Board of Education while living there. Her husband started a new career in California in 1994 and her family moved to Mill Valley. She immediately became involved in the Mill Valley schools, Mill Valley Soccer, and Southern Marin Lacrosse. As her children became more independent she decided it was her turn to be a student again and went back to graduate school to become a math teacher. She received her teaching credential from Dominican University and began teaching at Mill Valley Middle School in 2002. She loves living and teaching in Mill Valley and has been a strong supporter of KIDDO! for the past 22 years.

Bzur Haun ~ Park School Rep

Bzur started playing the piano when he was eight years old (followed by saxophone, percussion, and voice). His love for music led him to study piano at Vanderbilt University – where he graduated with a Degree in Music as well as a second major in Organizational Development. Bzur moved to Mill Valley in 2007 with his wife Page just in time to welcome their first of three children. Bzur has worked as an executive in the high tech industry for over 15 years and is currently the CEO of Visage Mobile. He is also the owner of Beeline Bikes Northern California, a Kiddo! business partner. Bzur also serves on the board of the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University. You can often find Bzur volunteering for class activities, photographing events, and accompanying performances. This year he will be the Kiddo! Rep, as well as VP of Communications for the Park School PTA. Contact Bzur directly here.

Jake Hobson ~ Endowment Chair

Jake leads major gifts for Tipping Point Community, a non-profit fighting poverty in the Bay Area.  Before joining Tipping Point in January 2014, Jake led Dartmouth College’s fundraising on the West Coast for more than six years.  He has more than 10 years experience working with non-profits, and before that worked in product management and business development in Bay Area software companies.  Jake is a graduate of Dartmouth College with a degree is Studio Art.  He is originally from Long Beach, CA but has been in the Bay Area for 18 years and in Mill Valley for almost 10 years and wouldn’t think of moving back to Southern California.  He has two children at Edna Maguire School and coaches them in both the Mill Valley Soccer Club and Mill Valley Little League.

Ashlee Kathrein ~ Edna Maguire School Rep

Ashlee received her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Education from the University of California, Santa Cruz. After college Ashlee moved to San Francisco to pursue her passion for teaching and working with children. She taught kindergarten and worked in the after school program at Marin Country Day School before being promoted to a full-time stay at home mom of her two kids. Since then, Ashlee has acted as room parent for both of her children and has volunteered for many school functions. Ashlee has enjoyed getting involved with Kiddo! and the PTA this year and is looking forward to being a part of promoting Kiddo!’s vital involvement and support within our public school district. Contact Ashlee directly here.

Sharon Kramlich ~ MVMS School Rep

Sharon and her husband Rix have lived in Mill Valley since 2000 and have three children, with one at Tam High, another at Mill Valley Middle School, and the youngest at Old Mill.  Since 1993 she has been a professional real estate agent with Pacific Union International.  As an advocate of quality education, Sharon has been an active participant and leader to affect growth and change.  When living in San Francisco, she sat on the San Francisco Art Institute Council and was the chair of two of the school’s largest and most profitable fundraising events to date.  In Mill Valley, she spent two years on the Tamalpais Preschool Board of Trustees.  She is a frequent in-school volunteer and has been an active supporter and business sponsor of Kiddo!.  Sharon studied at the University of East Anglia and is a native of Norwich, England. Contact Sharon directly here.

Stéphanie Lorda Terry ~ Strawberry Point School Rep

Originally from France, Stéphanie moved to the Bay Area as a child where she attended Strawberry Point School and Mill Valley Middle School. After attending UCLA and law school in San Francisco, she returned to Strawberry. Since practicing law, Stéphanie has sat on the Board of Directors of Prevent Blindness California, served on the Alumni Council of San Francisco University High School and was the Bay Area UCLA Alumni Scholarship Chair for 12 years. When she is not spending time with her family, Stéphanie enjoys volunteering as a room mom in her daughter Evan’s classroom, and is a Kiddo! Rep as well as Executive Vice-President of the Strawberry Point School PTA. Contact Stéphanie directly here.

Lucinda Macdonell ~ Tam Valley School Rep

Lucinda is an Almonte resident. Born and raised in Northern California, Lucinda studied at California State University, Chico and has a Bachelor of Science in Business with a Marketing emphasis. Lucinda has worked in sales and marketing for over 20 years and now works for Oath, A Verizon Company, selling a house of more than 50 media and technology brands including HuffPost, Yahoo, AOL.com, MAKERS and Tumblr. She and her husband, Mike Janover, have two sons who attend Tam Valley School. Lucinda was a Tam Valley Kindergarten class ambassador during the 2016/2017 year. Contact Lucinda directly here.

Gisella Mackay ~ Old Mill School Rep

Gisella moved to Mill Valley in 2010 after living in San Francisco and New York City. She quickly fell in love with Mill Valley, its beautiful surroundings and warm community. Gisella currently has 3 children, Ronan, Stina and Isla, and is passionate about providing quality education to California’s children despite deep budget constraints within the public school system. Gisella has served as a  Kiddo! Ambassador at Old Mill School, worked on the Measure E Campaign to ensure adequate funding for Mill Valley Schools K-8, represents Moms Demand Action/Everytown for Gun Safety in Mill Valley, is a Brownie troop leader for fourth grade and loves working in her children’s classrooms and library. She holds a B.A. in journalism from University of Colorado at Boulder and studied at the University of Alicante in Spain. Gisella is proud to represent Kiddo! as Old Mill’s Kiddo! rep, and appreciates all the support Kiddo! provides in the arts and classrooms to each and every student. Contact Gisella directly here.

Noel Murphy ~ Investment Committee Chair

Noel is a principal with DTS Group, a comprehensive financial advisory firm to high net worth clients in Mill Valley. He has more than 20 years experience in the capital markets with a focus on investment & wealth management. He was a principal and vice president at Montgomery Securities and Thomas Weisel Partners. He started his career at Deloitte and is licensed as a CPA. He received his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of San Francisco in Business Administration and Accounting in 1990. He has served on the Board of the Little School of Mill Valley and Tiburon. He has been on the Kiddo! Investment Committee since 2007 and its Chair since 2011. He serves as the investment advisor to the Mill Valley Library Foundation. Noel grew up in San Francisco and has been a Commissioner and Deputy of the Olympic Club. He competed for the Olympic Club in road & track cycling. Noel and his wife Sonya have a daughter and son.

Jennifer Nassiri ~ Business Chair

Jennifer received her B.A. in Womens Studies from the University Of Minnesota. For 15 years she served abused, addicted and homeless women and children, and co-founded a health and wellness program at Perspectives, a nationally-recognized human services agency in Minneapolis. Later Jennifer became a shiatsu practitioner and prenatal yoga instructor. Currently, you can find her running around with her two-year old Samuel and Tam kindergartner, Ava.

Lilly Oates ~ Communications Chair

Lilly moved from Boston after graduating from the University of Vermont with a bachelor’s degree in English literature. She worked in the art auction business with Sotheby’s and Butterfield & Butterfield for 7 years before turning to teaching. She received a Masters in early childhood development and a multiple subjects credential from Mills College. She then received a special education credential from San Francisco State University while working in Piedmont as a K-5 special education teacher for five years. She moved to Mill Valley in 2005 and started working at Park School as the reading specialist in 2007 and still works there today. She has been on the Mill Valley Soccer club board as a co-director of recreation soccer since 2016 and helped with the Measure E campaign as the MVMS Rep. She and her husband Erik have two children Ethan (14) and Kate (11) who both attend Mill Valley Middle School.

Chris Reid ~ Technology Chair

Chris was born and raised in Marin County and received a B.S from UC Davis in Computer Science. His whole career has been spent in the IT industry, mostly with consulting companies support business use of technology. Since 2001 Chris has led Verus Technology Solutions, an IT consulting company based in San Rafael serving Bay Area small businesses. Since 2007 Chris has supported Kiddo with their internal technology needs. Chris and his wife Laura have lived in Mill Valley since 1996, and their two children, Ashley and Teo, have attended Mill Valley public schools since kindergarten.

Rachel Ruffalo ~ Strawberry Point School Rep

A native of Northern California, Rachel and her family moved to Mill Valley in 2011, after living in Southern California and Washington, DC. They quickly fell in love with the natural beauty of Marin, the warmth of the community, and the vibrant spirit of their school – Strawberry Point. Since then, Rachel has served as a room parent, classroom and library volunteer, a Kiddo! Ambassador, and is now honored to represent Strawberry Point on the Kiddo! board. Rachel brings more than 20 years of experience working in or for California public schools. She has served as a high school history teacher, assistant principal, charter school developer, and now as an educational consultant to schools and educational organizations. She is passionate about providing all students with a high quality and enriching education. Rachel earned a B.A. in history from Stanford and master’s degrees in education from Harvard and Stanford. Rachel enjoys hiking local trails and traveling to national parks with her husband, Robb, and their three children — Maria (11), Wilson (9), and Sam (7). Contact Rachel directly here.

Emily Uhlhorn ~ Arts Committee Chair

Emily and her husband, Bryan, have two sets of twins and moved to Mill Valley 8 years ago because of its small-town sense of community and excellent schools. Before having kids, Emily obtained a master’s in special education and had a private practice working with children with learning differences. Since having kids, Emily has been a stay-at-home mom and has volunteered extensively in the classroom, on PTA Boards, and at the district level.  Most recently she was the chair of the Measure E campaign and she has an interest in school finance reform.   Emily is excited to join the Kiddo! Board and be a part of its continuing legacy of providing critical support for our schools.

Elaine Wilkinson ~ School Rep Chair

Originally from the UK, Elaine has lived all over the world, but she and her family have called Mill Valley home since 2013. She has three children – a fifth grader, an eighth grader and a freshman in college. Elaine worked in publishing as a Commercial Director in London for many years on magazines such asElle and Harpers Bazaar before she moved to Switzerland and started teaching. As an ESL teacher, Elaine worked in universities and schools in Switzerland and Canada, teaching children and adults of all ages and abilities. She also started her role in Switzerland as a Senior Examiner within the International Baccalaureate program, which she has continued with since. Elaine has been fully immersed into the world of Kiddo! for three years, having co-chaired two Kiddo! Galas and having been the Mill Valley Middle School Kiddo! Rep for two years. She currently works as the Executive Director at the Tam High Foundation.

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