Celebrating Marin Women in Business 2024

Our community is filled with successful, inspiring businesswomen. From interior designers and real estate agents to financial advisors and medical professionals, these individuals excel at what they do and the services they provide.

North Coast Tile and Stone

Martha Bodell, North Coast Tile and Stone

North Coast Tile and Stone walks hand in hand with the North Bay Community with an open, direct dialogue with homeowners to better serve their needs and wants. In doing all the work in house they guarantee the workmanship and final product to be exactly your vision.

NCTS has provided award-winning service to their clients for over 30 years. NCTS has a dedicated team of 7 designers and the most talented tile and stone craftsmen. Additionally, they have the largest hand-selected and beautiful collection of stone and quartz on site and stone slab yard in the North Bay. As well as a well-curated and thorough tile line collection to meet every budget and every design concept from backsplash to bathroom to backyard. NCTS has what you need to bring your projects from idea to gorgeous reality.

Martha leads the showroom team in working with architects, contractors, designers and homeowners with a confident, thoughtful and professional attitude.

NCTS is a one stop shop that offers – design and installation services, as well as a wide variety of stone and tile. One client said, “Being in Martha’s showroom is like being in her own home. The care and time that was taken with my project made us feel like family.”

Open Monday thru Friday 8:30 to 5:00 and Saturday 9:00 to 5:00

3854 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa, 707.586.2064

The Scale Collective

Sara Hagg, The Scale Collective

Sara Haag leads this design firm based in Tiburon, founded on the principle of elevating the everyday human experience through interiors and artful living. They focus on interior design, interior architecture, and art consulting. The team approaches projects through a narrative-driven conceptual process, and believes that each project is a conversation born out of how the client lives and wants to feel in their spaces. They are driven by curiosity and the creative worlds of art, architecture, nature, and music.

As Sara describes, “In our practice we are passionate about the interplay of scale of various objects in space, to create dynamic, livable and comfortable interiors. We love working with up-and-coming as well as established artists to commission custom art and works in our projects, and are particularly passionate about large scale installation art in spaces. Our aesthetic can be described as: sculptural,
modern, sinuous, earthen, and organic. We work in a variety of styles and influences, but are known for a blend between relaxed coastal California living, meets European sensibilities and style.”

415.562.5857, [email protected]

Penna Omega

Penna Omega, Rims and Goggles

“The eye exam experience has always felt a little bland, so we jumped at the chance to put our spin on the traditional Dr’s visit–turning it into a chic experience!” Rims & Goggles will soon offer vision exams in their new tele-optometry atelier! The opticians you know & trust + handmade eyewear + the ease of tele-
medicine is a win-win for our clientele!

606 Strawberry Village, Mill Valley, 415.383.9480

Miranda Maas

Miranda Maas, Dive Lab

Taking a leap of faith is easier when supported by the wings of passion. For Miranda Maas, a former champion diver and licensed therapist, that plunge came in 2021 when she set out to build a non-profit diving program that would challenge norms and change the future of club sports in America.

Maas created Dive Lab, based out of the world-class facility at the College of Marin, to not just increase access to the sport of diving, but to prioritize a holistic athletic journey focused on people rather than podiums. Having seen first hand the effects of prioritizing athletic success over personal development, she knew she was the right person to change the narrative. “Happy and healthy athletes have the most success in and out of the pool. And they are the ones that go on to change the world,” Maas said.

Through instruction in diving, mindfulness, strength, conditioning, circus skills, and more, Dive Lab has developed a program that benefits and captivates everyone. Participants range in age from seven to 77, which creates a unique atmosphere for training and learning. “Our masters divers get to show what staying active and healthy through life looks like and our younger kids bring an energy and joy
that inspires and motivates everyone.” This integration is just one reason why Maas and Dive
Lab have become a fixture for opportunity and
community in the North Bay.

415.497.8366, 1800 Ignacio Blvd. Novato, CA

Lamperti Contracting and Design

Lamperti Contracting and Design Team

In the ever-evolving landscape of design and construction, Lamperti Contracting & Design proudly stands as a beacon of innovation and excellence, driven by a dynamic team of women at the forefront of the industry. Together with owner Sean Kelly, these remarkable individuals embody the spirit of creativity, dedication, and collaboration.

Enhancing the design-build process, Kylie Rankin ensures that each project is a distinctive combination of elegance and utility. With a decade of project management, Danielle Castrejon orchestrates seamless coordination between our field crew, design team, and clients. Drawing upon her background in the wine industry, Jennifer Kelly infuses our marketing efforts with a fresh perspective.

Together, this extraordinary team is ready to transform your vision into reality, offering luxury finishes, custom cabinetry, expert style guidance, and premium appliances. Whether you are seeking a bespoke kitchen remodel or a lavish bathroom renovation, Lamperti Contracting & Design is your trusted partner every step of the way.

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From custom cabinetry to luxury outdoor spaces, Lamperti Contracting & Design offers a comprehensive suite of services to fulfill your every design need. Experience the difference of collaborating with a team driven by passion, expertise, and unwavering commitment to excellence.

1241 Andersen Drive, San Rafael, 415.454.1623

Thena Holmen, RN

Thena Holmen, RN, Skin Suite Marin

Thena Holmen RN is an esteemed aesthetic nurse, renowned in Marin and the SF Bay Area for her expertise in injections and non-surgical laser technology. She has over 3 decades of experience in this area working with the world’s top plastic surgeons cultivating a reputation as a trailblazer in advanced skin care techniques.

Raised on a farm in the Midwest where everything was home created, she developed her artistic eye and commitment to excellence at a young age. Driven by her passion for helping clients achieve their desired goals, Thena became the first in the Bay Area to work with the world’s most advanced laser, the Fotona4D® laser. She has performed over 1000 treatments on both men and women with incredible results with little to no down time. Her advanced techniques are tailored for both pre and post menopausal face and body skin concerns.

As a trusted authority in the field, Thena continues to push the boundaries of aesthetic nursing staying abreast of the latest advancements and techniques through training nationally and internationally. Her dedication to excellence and genuine care for her clients make her a sought-after expert in the realm of non-surgical skincare solutions.

Thena’s commitment to helping others extends far beyond the walls of her clinic. A passion is traveling to third world countries where she collaborates with plastic surgeons in life-changing cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries on children.

415.881.6001, 100 Shoreline Highway, Suite 215B, Mill Valley

Dr. Jean Sterrett Brennan, OD

Dr. Jean Sterrett Brennan, OD, Optometrist and Owner f Marin Optometry

Dr. Jean S. Brennan is a graduate of UC Berkeley School of Optometry, the international leader in eye and vision research. She worked on the Buck Center’s Vision and Aging Project for three years, where studies found our vision doesn’t need to decline with time and maximizing older patient’s vision will be crucial. Dr. Brennan joined Marin Optometry in 2002.

One of the things she loves about optometry is it enables her to work with patients from a wide group of ages. She has a deep interest in children’s vision and its importance in learning. Dr. Brennan is a member of the American Optometric Association and the California Optometric Association a volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity & University of California Optometry Alumni Association. She
helps support the Sierra Club, Pt. Reyes National Seashore Association, Boys and Girls Club of Marin and Southern Sonoma Counties, Buck Center for Research on Aging.

415.388.8262, 158 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley

Sutton Suzuki Architects

Sutton Suzuki Architects Team

Along with partner Elizabeth Suzuki, the women of Sutton-Suzuki Architects, Diane Martin – Project Architect, Alexandra Rose-Designer, Karli Montick – Architectural Designer and Gail Janin – Office Manager/Operations collaborate on creative solutions that are innovative yet timeless and always unique to each client’s needs.

39 Forrest Street, Suite 101, Mill Valley

Helen Abe

Helen Abe, Senior Vice President Financial Advisor

Helen Abe was born and raised in San Francisco. Her immigrant parents worked hard and sacrificed to raise a large family. They taught their children the importance of living within your means.

“My mother literally saved pennies and proved that it’s not what you earn, but what you save that matters”. Helen said.

With strong values, Helen set out to achieve her financial objectives while helping others to achieve their financial dreams. She makes it a point to listen and to acknowledge each person’s concerns and circumstances. Her approach is to keep it simple, understandable and tailored to each individual.

Some people are comfortable working with a woman; although less than 20% of financial advisors are women. Many widows, needing help understanding their own finances; have engaged Helen for help after their husbands had passed away.

Helen believes in helping others to live a life that makes them happy. She believes that we should focus on what we want out of life instead of being fearful.

300B Drakes Landing Road, Suite 155, Greenbrae, 415.445.8468

Kathryn Harris, CPA

Kathryn Harris, CPA, Perotti & Carrade

Born and raised in Marin, Kathryn Harris is a dedicated professional. She is prompt, professional, and well-versed in auditing, review, accounting and tax return planning and preparation for individuals, for-profit and not-for-profit businesses. Together with the other principals and experienced associates at Perotti and Carrade, Kat provides the type of service that you want in a CPA firm.

Over the last several years the firm has been voted one of the best accounting firms by the Marin IJ’s Reader’s Choice Awards. This is due to its unique personal approach offered to all clients. The professionals at Perotti & Carrade spend time with each client, to not only calculate and review last
year’s information but to explore options and alternatives for the future. They pride themselves on quality and attention to detail.

Though numbers are Kat’s “thing”, there is a whole other side. Coming from a family of eight siblings, she can be counted on to chip in on babysitting, feeding, or overnight stays. With her husband and two young daughters, you can see her around enjoying all the beauty Marin has to offer.

415.461.8500, 1 McInnis Parkway, Suite 200, San Rafael

Sofia Jewelry

Sophie, Sofie Jewelry

Sophie’s love of jewelry and business came from her parents who started Sofia Jewelry in 1994. It was there she learned how important small businesses are to the community. Now as the owners of Sofia Jewelry and Johann Paul Fine Jewelry, Sophie is honored to share her passions with the Marin community. Celebrating 30 years all while adding extra sparkle to your everyday celebrations!

415.388-8776, 80 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley

Paige Peterson

Paige Peterson, Author, Illustrator, Photographer

The Belvedere that welcomed newly born Paige Peterson in 1955 reads like the setting of a dreamy California childhood — but it was Paige’s reality. On the Belvedere Lagoon, she learned to swim and sail, slide down the golden hills on cardboard, walk with her sister Laurie down the old railroad tracks to feed apples, carrots, and sugar cubes to the swayback horse in Blackie’s Pasture, and always headed home when the 4:30 whistle blew.

Paige has written Growing Up Belvedere-Tiburon, and is the co-author and illustrator of Blackie: The Horse Who Stood Still with Christopher Cerf.

She recently illustrated Jesse Kornbluth’s abridged editions of the children’s classic novels A Christmas Carol and Black Beauty. Now co-abridged with him, she’s illustrated The Secret Garden, to be published this fall.

Paige provides consulting services for Hadley General Contractors, creating their dynamic advertising campaigns with many of her beautiful and often gritty photographs. Paige is also the Executive Producer of the Belvedere Home Made Film Festival, which will be held on October 4th, 2024 in Belvedere Community Park.

Her books can be purchased at Book Passage in Corte Madera.

Belle Marin Aesthetic Medicine

Bella Marin Aesthetic Team

Dr. Faye Jamali, the visionary founder of Belle Marin Aesthetic Medicine, brings a refreshing approach to the world of beauty and wellness. Nestled within the heart of Mill Valley, Belle Marin stands as a destination for face and body rejuvenation in a beautiful boutique-style setting.

Dr. Jamali and her highly trained staff offer a personalized experience tailored to meet the unique needs of every client. Whether you are new to aesthetics or a seasoned pro, their philosophy remains unwavering: “we will meet you where you are.” This commitment to individualized care ensures that each person who walks through the door feels understood, valued, and empowered on their aesthetic journey.

What sets Belle Marin apart is not just their dedication to client satisfaction, but also their steadfast commitment to staying at the forefront of technology. Dr. Jamali spares no expense in investing in the newest and best technology on the market, ensuring that Belle Marin
delivers the most natural and stunning results possible.

Furthermore, as a women-owned and operated establishment, Belle Marin embodies the spirit of empowerment and inclusivity. Dr. Jamali’s vision extends beyond mere aesthetics; it’s about enhancing confidence, celebrating individuality, and embracing the beauty within. In the serene ambiance of Belle Marin, every client is invited to embark on a transformative journey towards feeling their absolute best.

250 E. Blithedale Ave, Suite B, Mill Valley, 415.887.8718

Kari Elizabeth

Kari Elizabeth Iverson, CMT, RYT, Hello Modern

A Marin resident since 2006, Kari Iverson has gained many devotees. Attracting clients even from wine country and Redwood City, they make the drive to see her and experience the impact of her phenomenal deep tissue work.

Iverson, a self-described “quality queen,” offers skillful help with a range of symptoms, most often persistent pain from overuse and elevated stress. She’s the massage therapist of note for UCSF’s ultrasound sonographers, also helping athletes of all ages, whether at an elite level or just people who love to travel and want to continue myriad activities as they age.

Her offerings range from 75, 90, 105, and 120 minutes, with discounted packages of five and ten. Since getting to her is often the hardest part, she wants to make sure your session is impactful and longer-lasting. “Relaxation is powerful. It builds resilience.”

Package holders receive preferred booking, and unlike spas, they are shareable, giftable, and never expire. She’s even declared her office a “no-rush zone” – those arriving 5-10 minutes late still receive their full time on the table, and she offers free 5 minute naps afterwards. “When clients tell me it was the best massage of their life? I hear it often, but it never gets old. If I’m not the GOAT, I’m not your therapist.”

Accepting new clients thru July 31, 2024. Book online.

[email protected], 507 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley

Chambers + Chambers Architects

Barbara Chambers, Chambers + Chambers Architects

Not only is Barbara Chambers the 2018 winner of the Julia Morgan Award for her excellence in the contemporary practice and support of classical architecture, her brand is instantly recognizable. Her Mill Valley based business excels at creating gracious spaces with a distinct yet relaxing feel. From kitchens to cabinets, beamed ceilings to bedrooms, her hands-on, full-service approach to design results in comfortable rooms that are as relaxing as they are refined.

Laura Belluomini, Marin Home Care

Laura Belluomini, Marin Home Care

Laura Belluomini, founder of Marin Home Care, has transformed eldercare in Marin County with her award-winning team, providing everything from personal care to specialized Alzheimer’s support. Her approach is defined by compassion and excellence. Laura remains deeply grateful to the community for their trust and the opportunity to serve with unparalleled dedication, reflecting a commitment to exceed expectations in the field of eldercare.


Marissa Satomi Design

Marissa Satomi, Marissa Satomi Design

Experience the epitome of luxury living with Marissa Satomi Design. From the picturesque landscapes of Marin to the bustling streets of New York, their expertise in high-end residential design transcends boundaries. With an unwavering dedication to aesthetics, comfort, and functionality, they craft
spaces that inspire and delight. Let them transform your home into a masterpiece of sophistication and style.

San Anselmo, 510.388.1024

Wing & Barrel Ranch

Wing & Barrel Ranch

A short journey from Marin to the heart of Sonoma’s wine country will lead you to Wing & Barrel Ranch, the newest and most exclusive private club that provides a sanctuary for outdoor enthusiasts. The club invites members to indulge in unique sporting experiences, wine + culinary programs, youth + family activities, summer music series, and more.

Wing & Barrel Ranch’s growing community of female shooters reflect a broader national trend of women as the fastest-growing demographic participating in shooting sports and self-defense activities – a movement seen from coast to coast. Whether a seasoned pro or a curious beginner, the club’s expert instructors will guide one on their journey towards marksmanship mastery. Members are invited to join for a deeper dive into the traditions of the sporting lifestyle. They can explore the bounty of the region, stimulate their mind with the salon speaker series, and savor the talents of visiting chefs. Wing & Barrel Ranch offers a unique blend of adventure and luxury amidst the serene beauty of Sonoma’s wine country. Become immersed in a world of unparalleled luxury and unique experiences – there’s something for everyone.

Ready to elevate your lifestyle? Learn more about membership options at wingandbarrelranch.com/ membership or call 707.732.4832 to begin your journey.

6600 Noble Road, Sonoma

Cannell Insurance Group

Stephanie Cannell, Cannell Insurance Group

“I had two very tricky insurance problems that I thought were unsolvable. With considerable time and energy she helped me resolve both issues. She was very responsive to all my inquiries and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome.” – Lynn O., SF/Bay Area

“Stephanie is the most incredible, conscious, educated agent I interviewed. She not only made me feel secure in my coverage but has now became someone I look to for my answers for any insurance question I have. She is available any time I call her and I can’t recommend someone enough.” – Rhonda D., Mill Valley

“Getting home insurance in Mill Valley can be challenging. When the large carriers (State Farm, etc.) would no longer cover us, Stephanie stepped in. She found us a great policy for a reasonable price and worked with us to ensure we had enough coverage.” – Anna Y., Mill Valley

232 E Blithedale Avenue, Suite 206, Mill Valley, 415.388.7979

Aubree Hill

Aubree Hill, Hair Extension + Color Transformation Specialist

Indulge in luxury with Marin’s premier expert in hair extension + color transformations, boasting two decades of mastery. Located in the heart of Mill Valley, Aubree cherishes time as your most precious resource. Beyond impeccable results, immerse yourself in a deeply fulfilling and uplifting experience, leaving you seen and understood, instilling the opulent confidence that only true beauty can evoke.

619.241.9266, 641 E. Blithedale Avenue Suite B, Mill Valley

Monica Gray-Fong

Monica Gray-Fong, Nice Guys Delivery

Two weeks after the birth of their first son, Nice Guys Delivery was incorporated in 2016 by Monica Gray-Fong and her husband Adam Fong. The couple, Marin County residents, saw firsthand how cannabis brings relief to people with illness as both of their fathers had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease that same year but they struggled to obtain quality cannabis, CBD or service in the area. Hence, Adam and Monica started Nice Guys Delivery, followed by Nice Gals Delivery, two knowledgeable, high-level enterprises that offer the highest-grade flowers, edibles, lotions, teas, tinctures, and more across both the THC and CBD industries.

Monica grew up in Mill Valley CA and attended Old Mill, Mill Valley Middle School and Tamalpais High School. After graduating from Tamalpais High School, Monica attended UCLA where she obtained her BA in World Arts and Cultures. Directly after graduating, she flew out to New York City and spent 7 years working in product development in Footwear and Apparel where she worked at Calvin Klein and Jcrew. Monica then returned to her home-town to work at a startup footwear company located in San Rafael called Vionic Shoes.

While continuing to navigate the complexities of the cannabis industry, Monica also volunteers on the Board of Directors at the Center for Domestic Peace, which leads a comprehensive community effort to end domestic violence in Marin County.

415.855.5914, [email protected]

Aging Solutions

Terri Abelar, Aging Solutions

Terri Abelar is CEO of Aging Solutions, Inc. who brings 27 years of expertise and direct experience to the field of California elder care. Families consult Terri’s team for their deep knowledge of the business of elder care and for their deep commitment to creating the best quality of life possible for their elderly relatives, including those with dementia.

415.324.5088, 1000 4th Street, Suite 440, San Rafael, CA

Eva Claiborne

Eva Claiborne, Eva Claiborne Beauty and Wellness

Eva Claiborne Beauty and Wellness, located in Tiburon, is home to Master Aesthetician Eva and her daughter Eva Temby (also known as Evike). They have been providing top-quality skin care services for over 40 years, specializing in Hungarian Facials, HydraFacial, Microdermabrasion, and Postoperative Lymphatic Wellness Treatment. Their passion for skincare is evident in their consistent recognition as one of the premier facial providers in Marin County.

86 B Main Street, Tiburon, 415.435.4326

Donna Seymour

Donna Seymour, Proprietor, Cucina SA

For over 25 years, Cucina has been at the heart of Downtown San Anselmo. During the summer we expanded our outdoor seating to include the lovely bridge and our parklet, right on the Avenue. Donna supports all of the local schools and many nonprofit charities in the county. Donna was awarded Business Person of the year 2023 for Bank of Marin’s Spirit of Marin awards. This is her community, and she hopes to welcome you to Cucina!

415.454.2942, 510 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo

Laurence McKee

Laurence McKee, Turning Point Spa

Laurence journeyed from her family’s Parisian wellness spa to the United States in 1993. Over the course of 20 years working as an esthetician and massage therapist at California Pacific Medical Center’s hospital setting, she developed a unique, deep understanding of patient care and precision in skincare.

In 2020, she took advanced training, becoming a skin diagnostic technician. This achievement required months of professional study and rigorous testing to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge enhancing her ability to diagnose and treat skin concerns with expert precision.

Laurence’s extensive travels and education in international beauty techniques, combined with her training as a skin diagnostic technician, are the pillars of Turning Point Spa’s personalized and results-driven approach. By utilizing advanced technology devices and high-touch methodology, she is dedicated to transforming imbalanced skin into balanced beauty, helping each client achieve their skincare goals.

Join Laurence at Turning Point Spa and experience a holistic approach to skincare that combines cutting-edge technology with a personalized touch. “Together we will uncover the beauty and vitality that lies within, achieving radiant and balanced skin.”

Welcome to Turning Point Spa, where expertise, innovation, and a passion for skincare meet. Bienvenue.

415.902.0197, 655 Redwood Highway, Suite 275, Mill Valley

Lori Drourr, DVM, Dacvim Cardiology

Lori Drourr, DVM, Dacvim Cardiology

Dr. Lori inherited Max last Spring. It was an unlikely pairing – chihuahuas are not water dogs, and Dr. Lori is a water-woman. When asked to adopt Max, unknowingly she said, “I do not do chihuahua.” But in Dr. Lori’s world, family comes first so Max soon became family. Unfortunately, Max arrived with a heart murmur and a mouth infection. Max’s diet had been hoagies and pizza – Jersey fare, not California cuisine. Did Max’s diet contribute to this? A board-certified veterinary cardiologist, Dr. Lori examined Max’s heart and had peace of mind knowing the next steps to take.

Here are three things Dr. Lori wants you to know:

  1. Heart murmurs benefit from specialized care
  2. Grain-free diets are not what the cardiologist ordered
  3. Cats have their own special cardiovascular needs

Learn more and follow Max’s journey at www.veterinarycardiologypartners.com. Dr. Lori has a holistic approach to her cardiology practice – educating dog and cat pet parents so you too can have peace of mind for your heart and theirs.


MBS Salon

MBS Salon Team

MBS Salon, nestled in downtown Mill Valley, emerges as a beacon of luxury in Marin County’s beauty scene. Spearheaded by Sara Pinckney, this boutique salon innovates, offering chic blondes, vibrant brunettes, and seamless extension makeovers. Established in 2020, MBS is more than a hair destination; it’s a connection and tranquility realm. Here, clients find a sanctuary for an unparalleled beauty experience that blends artistry with personal touch.

34 Sunnyside Avenue, Suite B, Mill Valley, 415.895.8778, [email protected]

Revolutionizing the Caviar Industry

Deborah Keane, CEO, California Caviar Company

Founded by CEO Deborah Keane, the trailblazing California Caviar Company has redefined the caviar landscape. Pioneering sustainable farming practices, it’s the first woman-owned company dedicated to producing top-tier caviar. With accolades from The New York Times to NPR, its commitment to quality and sustainability sets a new standard. Visit Deborah at the Bump Bar, located at 1403 Bridgeway, Sausalito.

415.332.0822, 1403 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA

Kristie Moore-Arauz

Kristie Moore-Arauz, Headlands Preparatory School

Headlands Preparatory School is an independent college prep school for grades 6-12. With over 25 years experience in education and counseling, Executive Director Kristie Moore-Arauz partners with parents, faculty, and staff to ensure a quality program responsive to the needs of each student.

Headlands Prep is a WASC-accredited, college preparatory school for grades 6 through 12 with a long history of helping students succeed through its one-to-one, mastery learning model. From highly gifted learners who find a traditional classroom limiting, to students with learning differences who benefit from a specialized teaching approach, Headlands Prep meets students where they are to maximize both their learning and their academic self-esteem. While the individual is the focal point of the learning experience, HPS has a vibrant sense of community among its students and faculty. Students form friendships based on common interests discovered through our small group electives, lunch time social clubs, and community building and service activities.

1050 Bridgeway, Sausalito, 415.944.2254

Amy Svendberg

Amy Svendberg, Managing Partner, Poggio,
Copita, and Convivo

Growing up in culture rich Chicago, IL, surrounded by culinary enthusiasts, it is no surprise that Amy Svendberg ended up leading a life in restaurants. After earning a bachelor’s degree in French Business and Translation from Northern Illinois University, Amy headed straight for Paris, where her true passion for food and hospitality came to life. In 2007, Amy made her move to San Francisco and soon crossed paths with Larry Mindel. She became managing partner of Poggio in January of 2008, pouring herself
wholeheartedly into every aspect of the dining experience. In 2012, Amy added another role to her successful career, that of managing partner overseeing the opening and operations of Copita Tequileria y Comida. In 2016, Amy led the opening of Convivo Restaurant and Bar in the Santa Barbara Inn. The acclaimed restaurant was featured in the New York Times’ 52 Places to Visit in 2019. Overseeing three restaurants 300 miles apart is no easy feat but Amy finds the time to climb some of North America’s highest peaks and spend quality time with family and friends. Amy’s leadership role continues to grow as Copita expands to the vibrant Willow Glen neighborhood of San Jose.

777 Bridgeway, Sausalito, 415.332.7771

Sue Averell, Gallery Sausalito

Sue Averell, visual artist and entrepreneur, has been honing her skills since childhood. She opened Gallery Sausalito in 2017. The gallery space located at 30 Princess Street includes Sue’s working art studio. “Sharing my process helps people connect with my work, states Sue. In addition to Averell’s paintings the gallery represents 17 fantastic artists who work in a variety of mediums.

30 Princess Street, Sausalito, 415.887.9238

Cunningham Collective

Andy has been at the forefront of marketing “the next big thing” since she came to Silicon Valley to launch the Macintosh with Steve Jobs. Today she runs Cunningham Collective, a brand strategy firm dedicated to bringing innovation to market in a variety of industries. Her book, Get to Aha!, outlines her strategic framework and is a regular best seller.

Bay Area, [email protected]

Sydney Heng

Sydney Heng, Sausalito Nail Salon

Sydney opened Sausalito Nail Salon in 2002. From the beginning, people experienced her warm heart, integrity, talent, and belief in mutual respect. The salon has been recognized a best level neighborhood and Marin salon. Sydney is thankful for the many long-time loyal clients and friendships she has built over the years. She enjoys her work and is proud to be included among successful businesswomen of Marin.

By appointment only, 415.332.1689, 1001 Bridgeway, Suite C2, Sausalito

Cheryl Popp

Cheryl Popp, Owner of Sausalito Books by the Bay

A Bay Area native, long-time Sausalito resident and voracious reader, always passionate about books, Cheryl opened Sausalito Books by the Bay in 2019. An independent community bookstore on the waterfront in downtown Sausalito, the shop is a community haven, with curated books, wine, unique merchandise and author events, supported by her non-profit, Literacy by the Bay. Recipient of the Spirit of Marin award, she is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley.

100 Bay Street, Sausalito, 415.887.9967

Susan Gilmore

Susan Gilmore, North Bay Children's Center

Susan Gilmore is the founder and CEO of the North Bay Children’s Center (NBCC) and the driving force behind one of Marin’s most trusted community organizations and its mission to ensure all children have access to high-quality childcare and critical early learning experiences during their most formative years of development. NBCC’s programs address two nationally recognized problems that threaten the futures of our most vulnerable children: the education achievement gap and the childhood obesity epidemic.

From early educator to social entrepreneur, Susan is a visionary leader and well known in our school communities for establishing proven ECE programs that focus on school-readiness and foster health
and wellness. In 2021 Susan was recognized by the California Legislator as Assembly District 10’s Woman of the Year for making an extraordinary difference in the community. Susan’s 2024 priority is completing the Bright Futures Project, NBCC’s new child development center, and launching Marin’s first Learning Lab for students and educators. Visit the website to learn more.

415.883.6222, 932 C Street, Novato

Belinda Wickwire Jewelry

Belinda Wickwire Jewelry

This month Belinda is celebrating her seventh year in the historic town of San Anselmo, where she recently converted her corner location into a home store with items for every occasion. Next door is her beautiful antique jewelry store, where artistry and romanticism are celebrated. Both stores will take you on a magical experience not to be forgotten!

526 & 528 San Anselmo Avenue, San Anselmo, 415.785.7519, [email protected]

Kasey Corbit, ESQ., C.F.E

Kasey Corbit, ESQ., C.F.E., Founder, Seren Legal

Kasey Corbit has one of the most unusual legal résumés around. Here, breadth does equal depth. By seeing first-hand how each tool of litigation is used, combined with her extensive experience working for the federal judiciary and learning directly from judges what matters most, Kasey crafts case strategies specific for each client’s need.

At Seren Legal, the boutique firm she founded two years ago, Kasey navigates clients through the turbulent waters of real property, contract, and fraud-based disputes. She became the second Certified Fraud Examiner in Marin County and uses these strategies to her clients’ advantage. She also has capacity to conduct fraud investigations in a wide variety of situations, be it deceptive reporting in large corporations or embezzlement in small, family-held companies.

From the dusty yards of Central Valley prisons to the hallowed halls of the Ninth Circuit, Kasey’s career has given her access to the inside workings of institutions most never get to see. She has been called on to interpret complex statutory schemes on an emergency basis and to resolve complicated constitutional issues. This experience means a firm foundation from which to address any legal need or question.

When not litigating, Kasey and her family can be found on the trails or in the waves of West Marin, which they have called home for nearly a decade.

415.407.1872, [email protected]

Hot Yoga Republic

Hot Yoga Republic

The Divine Feminine, it can be owned and embraced by anyone.

It’s not about body parts, but rather a counterbalanced way of moving in the world with gentleness, strength, vulnerability, flexibility, love, joy, compassion and care.

Hot Yoga Republic celebrates all the divinely feminine creatures changing the world with their unique blend of feminine badassery.

You go, girl.

4050 Redwood Highway, San Rafael, 415.300.6533

Heidi Kuhn, Founder

Heidi Kuhn, Roots of Peace

Since 1997, Roots of Peace began with a vision of turning MINES TO VINES—replacing landmines with sustainable farmland worldwide. Heidi Kuhn, Founder, is a fifth generation descendent of a Marin County pioneer family, as her great-great grandfather, Captain John A. McNear, purchased over 2,500 acres of land in San Rafael in the 1860’s. The legacy of respecting the land and its’ people has been passed through generations, as her family provided the Chinese safe refuge at China Camp State Park during this period.

Turning ‘vision into reality’ is part of her pioneer spirit for peace, as she heals the wounds of war and cultivates peace through agriculture across borders.

Heidi is the proud 2023 Laureate World Food Prize—considered the Nobel Prize for Food and Agriculture—honoring her work to facilitate the removal of millions of landmines and planting over seven million fruit trees on former war-torn lands. She has impacted the lives of millions of farmers and families. She is also the recipient of the Mother Teresa Award for Social Justice, FORBES 50 Over 50 Women, Cal Berkeley Alumni of the Year Awardee for Excellence and Achievement, Skoll Social Entrepreneur Awardee and Marin Women’s Hall of Fame. Heidi is married 43 years to her husband Gary, and they have four children, Brooks, Tucker, Kyleigh and Christian, and seven grandchildren. For more information, please visit

4000 Civic Center Drive, Suite 330, San Rafael, 415.948.9646

Architectural Design Carpets

Architectural Design Carpets Team

Architectural Design Carpets has been at the forefront of the Bay Area Flooring industry since its establishment in 1990. Founded by Debra Duering, the company boasts a team of dedicated and creative women who are committed to upholding her visionary legacy. Kate, Nicole, and Lisa, driven by their passion for exquisite design and vibrant colors, lead the charge. Their personalized customer service is tailored to fit your lifestyle while considering the future design direction of your project.

With a knack for innovation, these women consistently push boundaries and think outside the conventional confines. Their meticulous attention to detail not only sets the standard at ADC but also reflects their innate creativity. From carpets and hardwood to custom area rugs and commercial flooring, these ladies are experts in the latest flooring trends. ADC collaborates with the Bay Area’s top interior designers, architects, and realtors, catering to both residential and commercial properties with unparalleled expertise and finesse.

1111 Francisco Blvd East, Suite 3, San Rafael, 415.458.1717, License #731573

Skall + Glassman Group

Skall + Glassman Group

WSJ Ranked Top 1.5% Small Teams Nationwide and Top 10 Marin Top Producers, Skall + Glassman are known for unmatched marketing and unparalleled client service.

“Marcia and Jennifer are THE Dream Team and it became so clear to us why people love working with them. They are thoughtful, reliable, work with integrity and grace, and dedicate so much of themselves to every part of the process.” X.T.

As long-time Marin residents, Marcia and Jennifer have developed an exclusive network of top agents and professional services. These resources allow the Team to provide a significant advantage in finding off-market properties for their buyers, as well as help their sellers with concierge services to prepare their homes for sale. Their successful backgrounds with Fortune 500 Companies have laid the foundation for their expertise in the art of negotiation, robust analytical skills, data-driven decision-making, business ethics, and transparent communication–all serving as pillars for their clients’ satisfaction.

Skall + Glassman says, “Our clients benefit from our holistic approach. We believe in relationships, white-glove service, and a real estate experience that is nothing short of exceptional. Our team is dedicated to delivering bespoke marketing tailored to each property, and helping our buyers find a home that offers their dream lifestyle.

Marcia Skall, MBA, 415.533.5721, [email protected], Lic #01077678

Jennifer Glassman, 415.309.5331, [email protected], Lic #02059113