Board of Directors

Officers

Scott Tuffnell
President

Scott Tuffnell joined the chamber in 2000 as the owner/operator of Biancos Deli & Catering, and was voted Business of the Year in 2004.  He currently serves the community as President of the chamber board, a position he first held within the chamber in 2005. 
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Mark Croda
Vice President

Restoration Auto Body
Mark Croda's Town Garage has been a fixture in El Sobrante on San Pablo Dam Road for years and years. He recently sold his business to his foreman, and opened a new shop, Restoration Auto Body, to spend his time strictly on the auto body repair business, rather than all the various mechanical issues that cars suffer. The new shop is in the back, behind the Town Garage.
Bob Davis
Treasurer

Bob’s family moved to El Sobrante in 1962 and he graduated from De Anza Hi in 1969.  He graduated from Contra Costa Jr College with an AA in Social Science; Chico State with a BA in Economics and Golden Gate University with an MBA in Business Management. 
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Beverly Wallace
Secretary

Beverly Wallace was born and raised in Richmond, attended local schools, including Contra Costa College and San Francisco State. In 1997, Beverly Wallace was elected to the West Contra Costa Healthcare District Board of Directors and will continue to serve until December 31, 2018.
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Directors

Maurice Abraham

Maurice Abraham grew up in El Sobrante, and graduated from De Anza High School. He relocated to Silicon Valley, graduated from San Jose State University and enjoyed a successful career as an Urban Planning and Design consultant. After moving back to El Sobrante in 2003, he began immersing himself in local community affairs.
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Marie Carayanis

Marie Carayanis, resident of El Sobrante since 1963. She was co- owner for 30 years (1970-2000) of a local business in downtown El Sobrante, Nick & Marie's Delicatessen and Catering, and thus became active in representing the needs of business owners.
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Jim Cowen

Nicole Donn

Nicole Donn is a life-long Bay Area person who grew up in San Francisco and has lived and/or worked in El Sobrante for almost 30 years. She has two adult children Joshua and Sara, who attended local public schools and went to the Boys and Girls Club and May Valley community center.
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Susan McCloskey

A long-term resident of El Sobrante, Susan McCloskey and husband Dick McCloskey owned and operated McCloskey Painting, Inc. for 30 years.
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Sonny Randhawa

I’m a resident of El Sobrante for almost 30 years and I started my business in El Sobrante about 6 years ago. My State Farm insurance office is located on Appian Way. I’m a proud father of three boys, Sahir 21 years and Aryan & Ishan 13 years old.
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Bob Sharp

Judy Ward

Judith Ward was born and raised in the Bay Area, attended local schools and raised her family here. After retiring from working with at-risk youth, she began pursuing a number of volunteer activities.
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Martha Booz
Newsletter Editor and Webmaster

Martha Booz holds an M.A. in German Language and Literature, as well as a Ph.D. in plant physiology. She worked at Bio-Rad Laboratories for almost 25 years, in tech support, in marketing and most recently on Bio-Rad's web team, retiring in 2008.
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Tom Lang

Thomas (Tom) Lang has lived in El Sobrante for nearly 20 years with his wife Vivi and sons Adam and Alex.  He serves as a member of the El Sobrante Municipal Advisory Council (ESMAC) and as Chairman of the 2019 El Sobrante Stroll. 
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Karla Amador-Daza

Karla Amador-Daza was elected Director in our late 2018 Board election.  She writes: I was born in Colombia. I grew up in San Francisco and moved to the East Bay in 1994.  I got my esthetician license in 2008 from Paris Beauty School in Concord.
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Lauren Hanley

Lauren Hanley was elected to the Board in late 2018. She is the Director of Web & Marketing at Nerd Crossing and has been with the El Sobrante company for 5 years. Originally from Hawaii, she earned a B.F.A. in Writing from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.
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