• Board of Directors Leadership

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  • Board of Directors Leadership

    Board members serve 3 year staggered terms
    Michelle Whiteside
    Whiteside Concrete Construction
    Michelle is a proud Marin Native with a love for business, building, design, and creating. She started her career in mortgage banking and real estate and continues to be a player in the RE industry, maintaining an active broker’s license today. Always looking to tackle new business challenges, Michelle saw an opportunity in hospitality in the early 2000s. She owned and operated 3 Marin County restaurants before making her pivot into construction. In 2008, Michelle joined her husband, Dave, at Whiteside Construction- a company he founded in 1986. She is a c-level executive who has been instrumental in the continued growing success of the business. Michelle’s passion for building her community and helping others is the foundation of her career in construction.
    Rick Wells
    Chief Executive Officer
    Marin Builders Association
    Chief Executive Officer
    In collaboration with the Board of Directors, Rick is responsible for the leadership of the Marin Builders Association. He manages all strategic planning, program development, and finances. Rick specializes in building effective organizational structure and creating sustainable initiatives.
    Rick served as President and CEO of the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce and Vallejo Chamber of Commerce. He holds degrees from UC Davis and Presidio Graduate School. Rick serves on several local Boards in Marin County.
    Brad Hubbell
    Vice President
    Hubbell Daily Architecture + Design
    From an early age, Brad envisioned himself as an Architect. Part of that vision included exposure to other cultures and fields of study. To that end, he has studied in New Orleans, Seattle, Paris and Sydney, covering an undergraduate degree in painting and a Masters in Architecture.

    Brad enjoys a collaborative approach, working closely with other trades and his clients to achieve inspired and unique solutions to every project. In his 30+ years of architectural design, Brad has worked on projects from San Francisco Victorians to contemporary, modern homes and is drawn to projects that demand creative and practical responses to meet the clients’ needs and styles.

    Brad Hubbell and his wife and designer, Suzanne Daily, incorporated Hubbell Daily Architecture + Design in 2003. HDA has a growing, varied body of projects throughout the Bay Area.

    Nicole Tai
    Nicole is CEO of GreenLynx, a C21 and General B contractor, and reuse facility in Santa Rosa. She began reclaiming materials from commercial TI jobs in San Francisco while working for her grandfather and mother. Since then, she has overseen over 200 construction, deconstruction and salvage projects around the Bay Area and New York.
    Nicole has also worked for non-profits focused on the environment and Native American youth. Nicole is Chair of the Reuse Alliance, founded the Bay Area Deconstruction Workgroup, and she organized the new “Building Women” group of Marin Builders Association.
    Nicole graduated from UC Berkeley with a BS in Conservation Resources and Native American Studies, and UC Davis with an MS in Community Development. Nicole is married and lives in Novato with her two children.
    Seth Shorett
    Umpqua Bank
    Vice President / Senior Client Solutions Manager
    Seth Shorett is a commercial banker with Umpqua Bank in their San Francisco Bay Area Corporate Banking division.  He specializes in financing companies in the building trades, as well as commercial real estate lending.  In addition to his work with the Marin Builders Association, Seth also volunteers with North Marin Community Services and the Novato Chamber.  He lives in Novato with his wife, a Special Education Teacher, and his two young children.  When Seth gets a free moment, you’ll find him camping, hiking, off-roading, or working on his trucks.
    Ben Goldberg
    Immediate Past President
    Simply Solar
    Ben joined the Board of Directors in 2017 - As a lifelong resident of Sonoma County, Ben always puts his community first. Local values with a global impact is an ideology that he has championed throughout his career in sales and clean energy. As a top professional in the solar industry, Ben ensures Simply Solar's, industry-leading, sales and customer service process – one that is driven by a true passion for solar power and the benefits it provides to communities.
    Danny Della-Santina
    Golden State Lumber, Inc.
    Vice President of Operations
    Danny is Vice President of Operations at Golden State Lumber in San Rafael.  He grew up working in the restaurant industry in Marin both catering, and at his family’s restaurant.  After graduating from Saint Mary’s College he began his career at Golden State Lumber in 2002.  Over time he has learned the business through many different roles within the organization.  Danny currently resides in Petaluma with his wife and two children.
    Aimi Dutra
    Aimi Dutra is the Manager of Community Relations and Governmental Affairs for The Dutra Group overseeing all corporate communications, government relations and community outreach programs for the company. Since joining the firm, Aimi has brought a proactive and hands-on approach to community involvement. As a result of her vision, The Dutra Group has become a leading contributor toward important local causes and non-profits throughout Marin.
    Clayton Fraser
    Director and Past President
    Thompson Builders Corporation
    Vice President
    Clayton has served on the Board since 2013.  Clayton has built his 27-year career with Thompson Builders Corp. and is currently Vice President of Business Development. His construction experience encompasses new construction, modernizations and seismic improvements of schools, public buildings, housing developments, and other large-scale general building and engineering projects.  Clayton oversees Project Managers on large scale projects to ensure the project progresses according to schedule and budget and is responsible for all aspects of bidding and pre-construction for alternative delivery type projects.
    Zohar (Zack) Ilinetsky
    Green Bay Remodeling, Inc.
    Zack Ilinetsky, Partner and COO at Green Bay Remodeling Inc., has over 10 years of experience in the construction industry. A result-oriented and driven leader, Zack has been part of every task imaginable in the building process. He uses his years of hands-on experience to manage his residential projects' many details, which have ranged in size from 1,000 to 14,000 square feet, serving over a 120-mile radius in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has always prioritized recruiting the highest quality employees and encourages continuous improvement through training and learning about new developments in the industry, resulting in knowledgeable Project Managers, successful builds, and 100% satisfied clients.
    Sean Kelly
    Lamperti Contracting & Design
    Sean Kelly is the owner of Lamperti Contracting and Design.  Lamperti has been in Marin since 1965. Sean was first involved with Lamperti as a sub contractor and then took over ownership in 2005.  Lamperti is very well known as a high end Kitchen and Bath remodeling company and Sean works very hard to maintain that reputation.  He has been in the construction business in Marin since starting his first company, Elite Builders in 1990.  He is actively involved in every aspect of the business. Sean Kelly is excited to be a part of the board so that he can provide needed services to other builders in this community.
    Daniel McLennon
    Director and Past President
    Smith, Currie & Hancock, LLP
    Daniel F. McLennon is managing Partner of Smith, Currie & Hancock, LLP’s San Francisco office. He has over 30 years of experience as Counsel to the construction industry. His services include contract drafting and review, work-outs, mediations, arbitrations, and lawsuits involving license and discipline issues, etc. Dan frequently serves as arbitrator and mediator for the courts of San Francisco and Marin County and is a frequent author and speaker. He is active in numerous trade associations.
    Brian McLeran
    McLeran Roofing
    Brian has owned and operated McLeran Roofing Company for over 40 years. His father, Charles E. McLeran adopted the motto, “Dependable Roofing Service” when he established McLeran Roofing in Larkspur in 1929. Charles’ simple motto has been the guiding principle of the company since its early days. Brian learned the trade from his father and took over daily operation in 1978. McLeran Roofing has grown over the years under Brian's leadership,but the core belief in quality workmanship, product knowledge and customer service remains a company tradition. McLeran Roofing is a charter member of the Marin Builders Exchange.

    Brian worked with the Marin Builders Association and Marin Sanitary Service to establish the Roof to Roads recycling program for roofing materials.
    Clare Michael
    Clare Michael Interiors
    Clare has been a member of Marin Builders since 2017 and she currently co-chairs our Building Women Group. With over 23 years of design and project management experience for kitchen and bath remodeling, Clare creates tasteful, comfortable interiors with a specialization of open, natural, and functional kitchens and bathrooms.

    "How my clients and business is served has much to do with nine years working in village development with the Institute of Cultural Affairs on three continents with my family in tow. The mosaic of cultural images, tribal habits, religious traditions became embedded in my personal journey opening the door to thinking more inclusively", says Clare.
    "These impactful experiences provided curiosity about, “what’s out there? “and “what’s next?”. A great tool to remedy “construction exhaustion”.
    Ronnie Neuerburg
    Cal-West Rentals, Inc.
    Ronnie Neuerburg is an Account Manager at Cal West Rentals who works with contractors to source heavy equipment and small tools to get their job done as safely and efficiently as possible. He believes in under-selling and exceeding expectations. His goal is to create long term healthy relationships with customers who he can one day call friends.

    Ronnie lives in Santa Rosa and is engaged to be married in June of 2023 and is excited to see his beautiful family grow.

    Kim Pace
    Fresh Coat Painters Serving Marin
    Kim Pace graduated from University of California, Davis in Environmental Design and has always had a passion for architecture, design, creating community, hospitality and sustainability. Kim led global Marketing and Client Service Teams for Fortune 100 Clients and start-ups for several years but found her niche while developing private real estate and a restaurant in Mexico. She launched Fresh Coat Painters Marin in 2020 and is ranked within the Top 25 of over 100 Fresh Coat locations in the United States. Kim created 'Doors of Hope' to offer painting front doors and donating a portion to local Marin charities. She served as a Board Member for Family Works for five years, volunteers for Big Brother Big Sister of North Bay and is a member of BNI Network 54. 
    Sean Parsons
    George Petersen Insurance Agency
    Commercial Producer
    Sean started his career in insurance with Universal Underwriters in 1995 before becoming an independent agent in 2001, the same year he achieved his Certified Insurance Counselor designation. Having been with George Petersen since 2009, Sean has set himself apart with his expertise in construction, garage liability and behavioral healthcare. He enjoys spending time with his two children, the Steve McGirr Charitable Brain Cancer Foundation, and participating in and coaching a variety of sports including baseball, basketball, & rugby.
    John Pope
    Director and Past President
    Old Town Glass
    John ended up working in the family glass and window business 10+ years ago on a whim, after spending 5 years at Charles Schwab & Co, Inc. in Retail and then International Finance. As CFO he handles all estimating and sales.

    Old Town Glass offers expert advice, whether you are an architect, contractor, homeowner, or designer. They frequently work with clients on the design, specification, and installation. Their expertise includes AAMA Installation Master’s Trained Installers. Old Town Glass is a licensed C-17 Glazing Contractor, offering both domestic and European glass window and door systems.

    John's diverse experience from working in Community Development for the City of Novato while in high school, software development at Autodesk and international financial services at Schwab, lends a unique skill set that applies well to the construction industry.
    Dan Ross
    Director and Past President
    Ross Painting
    Dan Ross was born in Atlanta, Georgia, grew up in Chula Vista and graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1974. Today he is the owner/president of Ross Painting, which he began in 1986.
    Dan has been a member of MBA since the late 1980s and has been a member of Painting Contractors Association (PCA) since 1986 and was on the national board of directors for 7-years.

    Dan married Dina Spadini in 1982. He has two beautiful daughters and one gorgeous granddaughter. 
    Joshua Townsend
    Strategic 32
    Joshua Townsend brings nearly two decades of public and private experience in leading specialized teams to engage communities to find success. His diverse expertise includes strategic outreach, marketing, governmental affairs, and crisis communication. He has trained and mentored staffs that are innovative in driving messages as well as its problem-solving ability. He has cultivated relationships through partnerships with non-profit organizations, government and corporate clients while serving on a number of business organizations Board of Directors.
    Cole Trahan
    Ghilotti Bros., Inc.
    Project Engineer
    Born and raised in Novato, Cole is a lifelong resident of Marin County. After studying Agribusiness at Cal Poly SLO, he briefly worked in vineyard management in Napa Valley, before making the transition to construction. As a Project Engineer for Ghilotti Bros., he helps facilitate the safety, quality, and timely delivery of heavy civil construction projects. When he’s not in the office, Cole likes to spend his time fishing, hiking, and playing golf.
    Rob Walker
    UpCycle Builders, Inc.
    Rob Walker, founder of UpCycle Builders, Inc., is a fourth generation San Francisco builder. Rob worked for several years as a carpenter for a high-end contractor in San Francisco before founding UpCycle Builders, Inc.. A graduate with honors in Finance and Statistics from the University of Southern California, Rob worked as an equity trader for a large investment bank, and later in investor relations. Prior to USC, Rob attended San Francisco University High School.

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