Meet the CMONV Team

The Children’s Museum of Napa Valley is supported by an incredible Board of Directors made of diverse professionals and talented individuals passionate about the future of the children in Napa Valley.

 

Alicia Garcia

Co-chair

Favorite Childhood Game: Playing She-Ra, Princess of Power!   Alicia Garcia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked with clients of all ages and their families providing therapeutic services and education for 20 years. Married to a Napa native, Alicia and her family moved back to Napa in 2014. She has two daughters, Emma and Juliet.   Email Alicia

Favorite Childhood Game: Playing She-Ra, Princess of Power!

Alicia Garcia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked with clients of all ages and their families providing therapeutic services and education for 20 years. Married to a Napa native, Alicia and her family moved back to Napa in 2014. She has two daughters, Emma and Juliet.

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Etta Williams

Co-chair

Favorite Childhood Game: Operation   Etta Williams has been in the field of Child Development for over 15 years, and currently serves children across the valley as a pediatric speech language pathologist. Etta and her family have enjoyed calling Napa their home since 2014. She has two children, Finn and Poppy with #3 joining the family Fall 2019.   Email Etta

Favorite Childhood Game: Operation

Etta Williams has been in the field of Child Development for over 15 years, and currently serves children across the valley as a pediatric speech language pathologist. Etta and her family have enjoyed calling Napa their home since 2014. She has two children, Finn and Poppy with #3 joining the family Fall 2019.

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Mary Luros

SECRETARY

Favorite Childhood Game: Tetris   Mary Luros has made Napa her home for over a decade. She is a practicing attorney and partner at Hudson & Luros, LLP. Mary is now serving as a City Council member for the city of Napa. She has two children; Beatrix and Samuel.

Favorite Childhood Game: Tetris

Mary Luros has made Napa her home for over a decade. She is a practicing attorney and partner at Hudson & Luros, LLP. Mary is now serving as a City Council member for the city of Napa. She has two children; Beatrix and Samuel.

 

Janette Brooks

TREASURER

Favorite Childhood Game: Monopoly   Janette Brooks is mom to Eva, and soon to arrive Bryce. With a strong background in finance, Janette works as a corporate fiduciary for Wells Fargo Private Bank N.A. Business Advisory Services. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Janette worked as a CFO in the manufacturing industry for four years.

Favorite Childhood Game: Monopoly

Janette Brooks is mom to Eva, and soon to arrive Bryce. With a strong background in finance, Janette works as a corporate fiduciary for Wells Fargo Private Bank N.A. Business Advisory Services. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Janette worked as a CFO in the manufacturing industry for four years.

Brenda Pedroza

FUNDRAISING CHAIR

Favorite Childhood Game: Operation & Monopoly   Brenda Pedroza was born and raised in Napa, and is a first generation Napan. She is a Major Gifts Officer at OLE Health Foundation. She has one son named Alfredo with number #2 joining Fall 2019.

Favorite Childhood Game: Operation & Monopoly

Brenda Pedroza was born and raised in Napa, and is a first generation Napan. She is a Major Gifts Officer at OLE Health Foundation. She has one son named Alfredo with number #2 joining Fall 2019.

Kate Daw

director

Favorite Childhood Game: Guess Who   Kate Daw is a third generation Napan. She is a speech language pathologist, specializing in adult and geriatrics working at the Queen of the Valley Hospital. She has three daughters; Reese, Mae and Lucy.

Favorite Childhood Game: Guess Who

Kate Daw is a third generation Napan. She is a speech language pathologist, specializing in adult and geriatrics working at the Queen of the Valley Hospital. She has three daughters; Reese, Mae and Lucy.

 

Jessica Rippey

director

Favorite Childhood Game: Clue   Jessica Rippey has been developing Real Estate in Napa for the past 5 years. Before that she was a digital marketing specialist working for a start up in San Francisco. She and her husband were both born and raised in Napa and strongly believe in its future. They are happy to be raising their son, Teddy where they grew up and are excited to welcome another boy, due August 2019!

Favorite Childhood Game: Clue

Jessica Rippey has been developing Real Estate in Napa for the past 5 years. Before that she was a digital marketing specialist working for a start up in San Francisco. She and her husband were both born and raised in Napa and strongly believe in its future. They are happy to be raising their son, Teddy where they grew up and are excited to welcome another boy, due August 2019!

Cleo Pahlmeyer

director

Favorite Childhood Game: Sorry!   Cleo Pahlmeyer is the President of Pahlmeyer Winery. Raised in Napa, Cleo returned home to the Napa Valley over a decade ago. She has three children, Violet, Teddy and Maeve.

Favorite Childhood Game: Sorry!

Cleo Pahlmeyer is the President of Pahlmeyer Winery. Raised in Napa, Cleo returned home to the Napa Valley over a decade ago. She has three children, Violet, Teddy and Maeve.

Nicole Mori

director

Favorite Childhood Game: Easy Bake Oven   Nicole Mori has been in marketing and communications in the commercial real estate and shopping center industry for 15 years. She has called Napa home since 2013, where she and her husband are raising their three girls; Molly, Margot and Maren with Baby #4 joining early Fall 2019.

Favorite Childhood Game: Easy Bake Oven

Nicole Mori has been in marketing and communications in the commercial real estate and shopping center industry for 15 years. She has called Napa home since 2013, where she and her husband are raising their three girls; Molly, Margot and Maren with Baby #4 joining early Fall 2019.

 

Betsy Busch

director

Favorite Childhood Game: Life   Betsy Busch grew up in the Bay Area and has lived in Napa since she got married in 2014. Betsy is a licensed CPA and was previously the CFO of her family’s winery before stepping down to stay home with her children and run her own skincare business from home. Betsy has 4 children; Jameson, Remington, Reagan and Felicity with twins joining the family Fall of 2019.

Favorite Childhood Game: Life

Betsy Busch grew up in the Bay Area and has lived in Napa since she got married in 2014. Betsy is a licensed CPA and was previously the CFO of her family’s winery before stepping down to stay home with her children and run her own skincare business from home. Betsy has 4 children; Jameson, Remington, Reagan and Felicity with twins joining the family Fall of 2019.


Erica Aronson

director

Favorite Childhood Game: Hungry Hungry Hippos   Erica Aronson, MD made Napa her home in 2012. She is a practicing dermatologist in town. She has two children; Dahlia and Lilah.

Favorite Childhood Game: Hungry Hungry Hippos

Erica Aronson, MD made Napa her home in 2012. She is a practicing dermatologist in town. She has two children; Dahlia and Lilah.

Shilah Salmon

director

Favorite Childhood Game: Sorry   Shilah is currently the Vice President of Creative & Strategic Development at Jackson Family Wines which includes over 40 wineries around the world. Shilah has 15 years of experience in the global wine business and a deep connection within the local wine community. She has one son named Julien.

Favorite Childhood Game: Sorry

Shilah is currently the Vice President of Creative & Strategic Development at Jackson Family Wines which includes over 40 wineries around the world. Shilah has 15 years of experience in the global wine business and a deep connection within the local wine community. She has one son named Julien.

 

Thwani Q. Satton

director

Favorite Childhood Game: Singing and Dancing   Thwani Statton has a BS in Psychology, and MA in Neuroscience with a focus on developmental disabilities. She is currently working towards her MSW. Thwani and her family made Napa home in 2015. She has three children; Jadyn, Jazz and Jhosiyah.

Favorite Childhood Game: Singing and Dancing

Thwani Statton has a BS in Psychology, and MA in Neuroscience with a focus on developmental disabilities. She is currently working towards her MSW. Thwani and her family made Napa home in 2015. She has three children; Jadyn, Jazz and Jhosiyah.

Julia Fox

director

Favorite Childhood Game: Playing in the Redwoods and playing Clue on rainy days   Julia Fox is a marketing professional, focused on growth marketing in the wine, ecommerce and startup worlds. A California native, she grew up in Mendocino and received her MBA from the University of California, Davis. Julia has two children, Asher and Ella.

Favorite Childhood Game: Playing in the Redwoods and playing Clue on rainy days

Julia Fox is a marketing professional, focused on growth marketing in the wine, ecommerce and startup worlds. A California native, she grew up in Mendocino and received her MBA from the University of California, Davis. Julia has two children, Asher and Ella.