Ambassadors

The Chamber has Ambassadors who help with events and function as an extension of Chamber staff. The committee is also responsible for planning all the Network­@­Night mixer events throughout the year. They decide on themes, locations, and fun ideas to enhance events to be the best a Chamber can offer. Ambassadors are also a volunteer base for all Chamber events.

Meets: Second Wednesday of the month at 9:30am
Chamber Office

Committee Members:

Ginger Minoletti – Committee Chair

Bay World Travel

Ginger Child Minoletti began her travel career in 1987 and has been the owner of Bay World Travel since 1997. The business has been a member of the Chamber for 19 years and Ginger has participated in Chamber activities during that time. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay, Community United Methodist Church, and the Half Moon Bay Yacht Club. Ginger and Bay World Travel have been strong supporters of the Boys and Girls Club, local sports teams, Coastal Rep Theatre, Senior Coastsiders and most every non-profit that asks for help.

In addition to her community activities, she serves as Treasurer of ASTA (the American Society of Travel Agents) and is President of the Board of WESTA (Western Association of Travel Agents).  She and her husband Paul have a grown son Chris, who has been working in the agency for the past two years.  He is in charge of business development and is assisting with marketing. In a challenging business climate, she feels very grateful that she works and serves in a community that is so supportive of local business.

Betty Broglio - Ambassador

Edward Jones

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.

Peggy Milne - Ambassador

Home Helpers In Home Care

Peggy Milne grew up in Toronto, and has lived in Half Moon Bay for the past 20 years. She owns Home Helpers In Home Care with her husband Mitch Williams.

Peggy has over 25 years of sales and marketing experience. Her passion for helping other families deal with their aging loved ones comes from the example of her mother who cared for several older relatives as Peggy was growing up. Peggy is committed to helping people in Half Moon Bay and the Coastside community at large.  

 

Dianne Passen - Committee Co-Chair

HMB Media

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. 

Martha Longhi - Ambassador

Coldwell Banker

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

LEGAL SHIELD

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!

 

 

Brian Lee - Ambassador

Coldwell Banker

Fiercely passionate about providing his clients with the level of expertise and support that they need to achieve their goals, Brian delights in making a powerful difference in people's lives.  Since 2004, Brian has worked for international, national, and local leader Coldwell Banker, calling the Coastside his home since 1995.

As a negotiator, Brian continually hones his skills, both by regularly taking professional negotiating courses, as well as looking every day for opportunities to get his clients the very best price.  Brian knows that having a well- thought out strategy, that adjusts to the changing conditions, is the key to success for his clients.

As a skilled communicator with solid critical thinking skills, Brian sets the stage for his clients to make the best choices that serve the direction they want their lives to go.

When he is not working in real estate, Brian enjoys spending time with his wife and two homeschooled children, swimming, and playing the violin.

Piper Hanson - Ambassador

Law Offices of Crawford and Hanson

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.

Dianne Inglis - Ambassador

Pat Foster - Ambassador