The Ambassadors are a select group of volunteers who actively serve as the goodwill arm of the Chamber. Considered one of the best ways to gain an in depth understanding of how all the facets of our Coastside community work together, the Ambassadors Committee offers opportunities to connect, engage and inspire other businesses on the coast. Responsibilities include promoting the Chamber membership, attending Chamber events, and marketing the Chamber and its causes. Ambassadors serve as an extension to the Chamber staff and on occasion as a liaison.
Meets: Second Wednesday of the month at 5:00pm
at Vinoteca, Half Moon Bay
Dianne Passen - Committee Chair
Dianne Passen is a seasoned multi-media specialist with a particular focus in online video. Her passion for discovering what motivates people started at her first management job during summers at Cedar Point in Ohio.
After graduating with a degree in marketing from Miami University, she discovered the Pacific Ocean and has been living and hiking the West Coast ever since. For a gazillion years Dianne worked over the hill in a staffing company that leaped from start-up to national network in what seemed like days.
As owner of HMB Media, she works with a wide network of talented audio and visual folks to create videos that help people strengthen relationships, organizations to communicate ideas and businesses to grow.
Dianne loves everything (almost) about the Half Moon Bay Coastal Community and believes that it is an honor and a privilege to serve on the Board of Directors for the Chamber.
Betty Broglio - Ambassador
Betty Broglio was born and raised in the East Bay. She worked in the banking industry until leaving as operations officer to start her family. Relocating from Crockett and spending three years in Salt Lake City another move brought Betty back to California settling in Half Moon Bay in 1983.
Her sons school years were spent volunteering as PTO president, Cub Scout Den leader, Pumpkin Festival etc. Attending Canada College she received a Retail Travel certificate. She became Manager of an Agency in Millbrae and later VP of Mercury, the Guide of Travel in HMB, when she joined the Chamber becoming an Ambassador in 1996.
In 1999 Betty started her current position as Senior Branch Office Administrator with Edward Jones, first with Howard Hayes and now working with Warren Barmore. In 2008 she was presented with the Lifetime Ambassador Award. Betty enjoys traveling, knitting and puzzles.
Her son Sergio is in the Air Force in stationed in Germany with his wife and sons, Corbin and Tristan. Her son Nicolas lives in Half Moon Bay and is the Asst. General Manager of The Residence Inn in So. San Francisco.
Martha Longhi - Ambassador
Martha Longhi has a can-do spirit that drives her success. She moved to the coast in 2013 and joined the chamber in 2014. Martha is always willing to help with whatever the chamber asks of her. She enjoys helping others and strives to live a life in gratitude.
Professionally, Martha is a residential real estate specialist with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage on Main Street. She serves Half Moon Bay and surrounding coastal communities with integrity, energy, and enthusiasm.
Kirsten Hagen - Ambassador
KB Bay Area Living
Kirsten Hagen is a trusted full-service Realtor, helping people bring their Coastal living dreams to life. She is proud to work with the phenomenal Palermo Properties Team at KW Bay Area Living, a team of professionals doing the right things, at the right times, and in the right ways to insure clients accomplish their goals.
Kirsten's business is referral-based and her purpose is to make her clients so outrageously happy with the help she provides that they gladly introduce her to their friends, family and co-workers so she can provide that exceptional service to them too. She builds long-term relationships, one client at a time.
She holds Business (BBA) and Psychology (BS) degrees from Southern Methodist University, having graduated Magna Cum Laude. As a veteran of many challenging management, software engineering and technical customer support positions, Kirsten distinguished herself by delivering exceptional performance and service in the software industry prior to transitioning to Real Estate.
Kirsten discovered the magic of the coast in the late 1980's, built her home here in the 1990's and raised her family here. She feels incredibly fortunate every day to enjoy living, working, volunteering, and playing in this remarkable community
Laura Marley - Ambassador
Laura Marley was born in San Francisco and her parents moved the family to El Granada in 1966. Laura graduated from HMBHS in 1975 alongside working for The Mello’s at Moby Taco and The Blanda’s at Blanda’s Deli. It was in 1975 that Laura started her Insurance career and found herself working alongside Y.A. Tittle in the early 80’s and orchestrating the insurance programs for the then, startup companies that included National Semi-conductor, Applied Materials, Intel, Advanced Micro Devices, Western Digital and alike. Laura became a part-time Independent LegalShield Associate in 2009 and 2 short years later, she retired her insurance career, to work her LegalShield business full-time and serve others. Laura has been married to Jeff Marley since 1987, having met each other in 1985, playing Co-ed Softball in HMB. Jeff & Laura bought a home in San Carlos in 1988 and commuted together to San Francisco. They have 2 sons, Jeff, Jr. 29 and Jason, 23. In 2014 the family purchased a home in El Granada and Laura joined the HMB Chamber immediately & became an active Ambassador. Laura is extremely passionate about the opportunity to pay it forward, in the pursuit of Civic volunteering & educating all North American households and Small Business owners that affordable access to the justice system and solid ID Monitoring & Restoration services are available and second to none!
Piper Hanson - Ambassador
Crawford and Hanson LAw offices, llp
Piper Hanson, a member of the State Bar of California, helps individuals and couples create organized and thoughtful plans for the future. Through careful estate planning, Piper can help ensure your assets go to your intended beneficiaries and your final wishes are clear.
As co-founder of Crawford & Hanson Law Offices, LLP, Piper recently opened the firm’s second office in Half Moon Bay. Piper and her law partner Robin Crawford are available to meet with individuals and couples on the coastside from 8a-5p Monday-Friday, and evenings and weekends by appointment. Both are committed to treating each person who contacts the firm with professional courtesy and the highest degree of confidentiality.
Diana Inglis - Ambassador
Peggy Milne - Ambassador
Kevin Henney - Ambassador
Colleen Henney - Ambassador
Bob Kay - Ambassador
Josh Warshauer - Ambassador
Kevin Warshauer - Ambassador
Pat Foster - Ambassador
Marian Bennett - Ambassador
As a 30-year resident of El Granada, Marian is a Realtor who appreciates the exceptional appeal of the Coastside. Her goal has always been to serve her clients both as a trusted advisor and as an ethical and tenacious advocate for their goals, needs, and priorities.
Providing clients with a highly personal level of service, Marian maintains client trust and satisfaction with clear and consistent communications - which has added up to 15 years of exceeding client expectations. Gratified that most of her business now comes through personal referrals from clients, she is touched by the warmth and loyalty they have shared over the years.
Marian is proud to be with Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty brokerage, and as her business has grown she has established a dynamic and growing team. These potent resources, combined with her consistent mission and focus, has led to a personal brand that is associated with professionalism and respect in the niche market of the San Mateo County coastal communities.