Chamber Board

The Half Moon Bay Coastside Chamber of Commerce and Visitors’ Bureau Board of Directors is comprised of local business owners and managers.

The Board of Directors is the government and policy-making body of the Chamber. It authorizes the Chamber’s business plan, approves the budget, controls its property, receives and acts on committee and staff recommendations, and directs the general operations of the Chamber.

Ginger Minoletti, Chair

Bay World Travel & Tours - term ends 2019

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.

Jeannene Minnix Kingston, Vice Chair

Allied Waste Services - term ends 2018
Jeannene Minnix Kingston began her career in customer service and community relations with the Daly City-Colma Chamber of Commerce. After 5 years as the Executive Assistant Jeannene was promoted to CEO and, as one of the youngest Chamber executives in the state, she managed economic development contracts with two city agencies, a 20-member board of directors, 500 business members, volunteers and employees; she implemented strategic planning meetings and facilitated programs and events to promote the business community.
 
Following her 8 years with the Chamber Jeannene worked for First National Bank of Northern California managing community and customer relations. After nearly 5 years with the bank a layoff provided Jeannene the opportunity to pursue a job in the green industry. Jeannene got her foot in the door at the South Bayside Waste Management Authority gaining knowledge of the waste industry with a special focus on recycling. 
 
In 2012 Jeannene landed her dream job when she joined Allied Waste Services as a Recycling Representative. In this capacity Jeannene is able to combine her two passions, the environment and community, through the promotion of Allied’s recycling programs; educating businesses, schools and residents on ways to reduce their environmental impact. She is affectionately known as “Green Jeannene”.
 
Jeannene lives in El Granada with her husband Bryan and their cat, Mango Minnix. When she is not wearing her Green Jeannene hat she is performing with a Middle Eastern-style dance troop in venues throughout the Bay Area.

Nate Serdy, CFO

Alain pinel realtors - term ends 2018

Nate was born in Half Moon Bay and graduated from Half Moon Bay High School in 1996. He then  graduated from University of California at Santa Cruz with a bachelor´s degree in Politics (Class of 2000). He has worked in the service industry since age 15 and in the beginning of 2004 moved from San Diego after working two successful years for one of the top Title Insurance companies in the United States, Chicago Title.  From escrow to customer service, Nate experienced the real estate transaction from all sides.
 
He received his designation as a Realtor in 2004 and has worked with Alain Pinel Realtors since he started. He works alongside his mother, Rose, as one half of a successful real estate team. He is also part of a group of distinguished real estate professionals who are all part of the most sophisticated and technologically advanced marketing firm specializing in distinctive properties and estates, with Alain Pinel Realtors. Nate brings professionalism, technological solutions, and unparalleled enthusiasm to the real estate transaction.  He also has a great attention to detail, a constant commitment to learn and earn more real estate designations, and also strive to make any move as easy as possible. His broad base of expertise ranges from a strong knowledge of local neighborhoods and schools, cutting edge marketing practices, negotiating, and staying abreast of the ever-changing real estate market. His ongoing success manifests from the relentless dedication and service he provides to every client, year after year.
 
He also has a strong commitment to Half Moon Bay and has volunteered in several non-profits. He was the Board President of Coastside Child Development Center and Board Member from 2007-2011, a member of Young Business Professionals and has solely run CYO Girls Basketball of The Coastside since 2005.

Peggy Milne, Secretary

Home Helpers In Home Care - term ends 2019

Peggy has lived in Half Moon Bay for 24 years. After a career of sales and operations positions, she wanted to do something more meaningful both professionally and personally. She and her husband, Mitch Williams, opened Home Helpers In Home Care in 2012 with a goal to provide compassionate and professional care for people who need extra help at home. From the early days of Home Helpers, the focus has been on helping families cope with the many issues and problems associated with caring for elders and people dealing with long term illness. Peggy is a problem solver by nature, and oversees the operations of Home Helpers from the Half Moon Bay office. Her true passion is being able to meet clients in person to get a better idea of how to help solve their problems. She has been active in the Half Moon Bay Chamber of Commerce & Visitors’ Bureau since 2013, as a frequent Pumpkin Festival wine pourer, a Board member, Chair of the Board, and most recently was the Chair of the Succession Committee.

Kelly Hoffman-Davis, Ex-Officio

The GraphicWorks - term ends 2019

Kelly Hoffman-Davis is a lifelong Coastside resident. She graduated from Half Moon Bay High School in 2000. After her commencement from HMBHS, Kelly attended the California College of Arts.

In 2005 Kelly purchased The GraphicWorks from the original owners, and relocated the business to its current location at 1300 Main Street in Montara, California. Since the purchase, Kelly and her team have been advising, designing and producing promotional products and programs for organizations who understand that quality matters.

Under her leadership, The GraphicWorks was inducted into the Half Moon Bay Chamber Business Hall of Fame in 2009. Kelly has served two back-to- back terms as the Vice Chair of the Half Moon Bay Chamber of Commerce, and one term as Chair in addition to her ten plus years as a Half Moon Bay Chamber of Commerce Board member. During her time on the Board, she also served as the Chair of several Committees including: Rock the Block, Coastside Ambassadors and was a founding member of the Coastside Young Professionals Committee. In 2007 she was recognized for these efforts with the Bert Carli Volunteer of the Year award. In 2015 she was recognized again as a Half Moon Bay Coastside Lifetime Volunteer Award. Expanding her volunteer roles beyond the Chamber, Kelly accepted an invitation to serve on the Mavericks Community Foundation Board in 2016.

In addition to her work in the community, Kelly also enjoys spending time volunteering for her children's school as a PTO Board member for Farallone View Elementary. When she not working or volunteering, Kelly, her husband Troy, French Bulldog Vader and two sons, Tahlon and Brayden, can be found enjoying the fabulous restaurants, shops and beaches that the coast and nearby cities have to offer.

Teresa Adam, Director

United American Bank - term ends 2018

Teresa Adam’s career in banking has spanned over 50 years. For the past 17 years, she has been a banker in our Half Moon Bay Community. She is the Vice President and Manager of United American Bank. As a local banker and homeowner, she always does her part to help local businesses grow. She does the majority of her personal shopping locally.

Teresa is the 2016 Chair of the Board for The Half Moon Bay Coastside Chamber of Commerce & Visitors’ Bureau. She is an active Rotarian. Through Rotary, she started a Mentoring Program at Pilarcitos High School called "Big Coyote Little Coyote". Teresa teaches Finance Seminars to our local High School Students.  She is a member of the Half Moon Bay Maverick’s Chapter of BNI. She attends Cabrillo Unified School District meetings and has served on committees to select scholarship recipients. Since September of 1999, she has served on a Selection Committee for San Mateo County Family Loan Services which provides auto loans for low income individuals. Teresa is the Past President of The Half Moon Bay Garden Club. She is currently the President of the Coastside Lutheran Church.

Dana Dahl, Director

Beach House Hotel - term ends 2018

Dana Dahl has lived on the California Coast her entire life and for the past 17 years, in Half Moon Bay. She is the General Manager of Beach House Hotel Half Moon Bay, where she has worked since prior to the hotel’s opening in 1996. During her entire working career, she has worked in the hospitality industry. At the Beach House, Dana is responsible for overall operations of the hotel, overseeing all the employees and the quality product and services of the Beach House, as well as providing personal and attentive customer service for its guests. She is a long time community supporter: she and her husband raised five children in the area, participating in many sports and educational events. It is hard to go anywhere in Half Moon Bay where Dana and her family are not know. She is a true local in the area and an expert as an insider on places of interest in the community.  In addition to her work within the hospitality industry in Half Moon Bay, Dana has also worked with San Mateo County Visitors & Convention Bureau for the past five years, promoting tourism and businesses the area of Half Moon Bay.

Rob Genovesi, Director

Coastside Net, Inc. - term ends 2019

Heidi Kuiper, Director

State Farm Insurance - term ends 2019

Heidi Kuiper has worked for State Farm Insurance in different job capacities since 1975. She opened her State Farm Agency in Half Moon Bay in 2001. Heidi has served on the Ambassador Committee since 2002, was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2003, and was appointed to the Executive Board Committee in 2004. Heidi also chaired the Rock the Block community event for 3 years.

Chris Mickelsen, Director

Political Consultant - term ends 2020

As a lifelong Half Moon Bay resident, Chris Mickelsen has been proud to serve his community since the early seventies. Over 35 years ago community activists recognized the historic value of Half Moon Bay’s downtown by organizing a “Paint In” which offered free paint jobs to our most treasured downtown buildings. Chris’s participation has lead to a lifelong passion for not only preserving the Coastside past but enhancing the Coast’s future.

Chris was thrice elected to serve as a director of Coastside County Water District, on which he still serves. In 2008 and again in 2009 his peers elected him to serve as President, a position which allowed him to continue the modernization of the district to better serve the community.

Chris was first elected to serve as a Chamber director in 2000. Since then the Chamber has grown from 400 to over 650 members. Chris looks forward to continuing his dedication to promoting our Coastal gem with those who choose to enjoy the multitude of unique visitor opportunities the Coast has to offer. Chis would further like to promote a sustainable local business environment to serve the needs of our diverse community.

Dianne Passen, Director

HMB Media - term ends 2020

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. 

Nate Rey, Director

Half Moon Bay Brewing Company - term ends 2018

A California native, Nate Rey grew up in Half Moon Bay after moving there with his family in 1991. He attended the local public schools for the next eleven years and graduated from Half Moon Bay High in 2002. From a young age, Nate exhibited leadership skills and an entrepreneurial spirit: in elementary school, he organized local neighborhood children to provide gardening services, and later, in high school, he founded and operated a mobile disc jockey and production company.

In 2003, Nate began studying at San Jose State University where he earned a B.S. in business marketing. While attending college and running his production company, he got his first taste of the hospitality industry as a server at Mullins Bar and Grill in Half Moon Bay. Later, Nate worked at P.F. Chang’s, where he was exposed to every aspect of the restaurant industry – he began as a busser, gained experience as an expeditor, then became a server, a bartender, the trainer for new employees, and, ultimately, worked his way up to a management position.

Through these experiences, Nate discovered his passion for the hospitality industry and talent for managing and developing staff. In 2011, Nate left P.F. Chang’s after being recruited to join the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company as a Manager in his beloved hometown. Since then, he has implemented key initiatives: a new point of sale system, employee training program, customer service model and a farm-to-table concept. As a result of Nate’s leadership, sales and profits have increased substantially and in 2013, he was promoted to Chief Executive Officer. In his spare time, Nate enjoys spending time with his fiancée, coaching wrestling at his former high school, playing golf, and sailing in the British Virgin Islands.

Brian Sheppard, Director

Sheppard Family Dentistry - term ends 2020

Dr. Brian Sheppard graduated from San Jose State University with his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He attended the University of the Pacific Dental School, graduating with his degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2010. In July of 2011 he completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency in Juneau, Alaska. In November of 2011 he started working with his parents at Sheppard Family Dentistry.  Dr. Sheppard swore in to the US Army Reserve in January 2014 and holds the rank of Captain.

Brian is an active volunteer in many communities.  He has volunteered at Military Stand Down events, Sonrisas Dental Clinic, and Samaritan House of which he was the 2012 Samaritan House Volunteer Dentist of the year.

If you would like to get in touch with any of the directors, please contact the Chamber office