210 West Plaza Street
P.O. Box 623
Solana Beach, Ca 92075
P: (858) 755-4775
F: (858) 755-4889
Solana Beach

Chamber of Commerce

Board of Directors

Elected by its membership, the Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors establish Chamber policies and set the goals and objective of the organization. All Board members represent many facets of the Solana Beach business community and dedicate considerable time and effort into planning and executing Chamber programs and events. The Chamber holds several events that bring the community of Solana Beach together, such as the annual Fiesta del Sol head every year in May. We are grateful for our Board of Directors and all of their effort in helping our business community thrive!

Executive Board

  • Ronald Blumberg

    Co-President

    Ronald Blumberg

    Co-President

    Mr. Blumberg has diverse experience in various transactional and litigation matters, concentrating primarily in the fields of business, commercial and general civil litigation. In addition, he has handled and tried cases involving dissolution of long term marriages, professional negligence, product liability, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, insurance subrogation, common carriers/transportation and fraud. Mr. Blumberg successfully handled one of the first cases in the United States involving a unique cause of toxic shock syndrome. He also was lead counsel in a groundbreaking case in California dealing with individual homeowners’ liability in condominium litigation.

    In 1992, Mr. Blumberg left Los Angeles and moved to Solana Beach, California where he began his own practice. In the past 25+ years, Mr. Blumberg’s professional life has been devoted to representing individuals, families and small businesses for a wide range of legal needs. Living, raising a family and establishing a law practice in North County San Diego have proven to be the right choices for Mr. Blumberg, and he remains honored and blessed to be a part of the Solana Beach community.

    After working over 30 years in litigation, Mr. Blumberg has learned that not every legal dispute should be handled the same way. The primary responsibility of a legal representative is to know the client, and his or her particular needs, in order to secure positive results as efficiently and painlessly as possible. Civil conflicts may ultimately have to be tried in a court of law, but not every dispute needs to be adversarial and acrimonious. Although Mr. Blumberg will aggressively litigate and try cases when necessary, not every problem needs to be immediately thrust into the judicial process. Mr. Blumberg’s focus is on finding Innovative Legal Solutions which promotes creative advocacy for his clients to ensure the best possible results through the least disruptive process.

  • Greg Petre

    Co-President

    Greg Petre

    Co-President

    Greg Petre is a Solana Beach native and is President of T&M Mechanical Sales Company, a manufacturers’ representative firm for commercial and industrial HVAC equipment.

  • Sara Freund

    Vice President

    Sara Freund

    Vice President

    Sara Freund, owner of the Local State Farm Agency on the 101, is proud to be an active member of the Solana Beach Chamber. She loves participating in community events and giving back to the community. She volunteers with the Junior League of San Diego and Coaches for San Diego Girls on the Run. Hobbies include hiking and picking up trash on the beach!

  • Alan “Mitt” Mittleman

    Treasurer

    Alan “Mitt” Mittleman

    Treasurer

    Originally from Pawtucket, RI, I moved to San Diego in 1989 from Boston. In 1995 I moved to Solana Beach. I was educated at Syracuse University (BS Accounting) and Babson College (MBA). My wife, Chris Austin, and I have three children who grew up in Solana Beach and attended the local public schools and graduated from Torrey Pines High School.

    I have managed and owned multiple businesses since moving to California. I am a founding owner of Custom Logos and served as the CEO for 20 years. I currently own two Solana Beach-based businesses:

    DRIVE AutoCare (2 locations in Solana Beach): Foreign, Domestic and Exotic automotive repair and maintenance.

    CRUNCH Bite-Sized Accounting: Monthly, fixed-priced accounting and small business consulting services. CRUNCH is a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor.

    When I'm not working, you will usually find me at The Saddle (but don't tell my wife).

  • Fatima Feeney

    Secretary

    Fatima Feeney

    Secretary

    Fatima is the Vice President of The Lomas Brand, a Men’s and Women’s clothing brand that her husband started 6 years ago in Solana Beach. She joined his company 2 years ago, officially making it a family business. Since then they have opened a store location in Solana Beach, on Lomas Santa Fe and the 101.

    Fatima has extensive knowledge in retail, merchandising and management. With 20 years of experience in those fields, her passions have landed on store openings and project management.

    In her free time she enjoys reading, writing, puzzles, coffee and cooking. Her favorite activity is long beach walks from Cardiff to Solana with her husband, Sean and pup, Butters.

Board of Directors

  • Marie Miller

    Board Member

    Marie Miller

    Board Member

    Marie has over 15 years successfully guiding local and relocating sellers and buyers with integrity, energy, hard work and creative services in every detail of transactions including oceanfront, second homes, and vacation rentals.

    Marie is a local born and raised in San Diego, graduated from Bethel University while raising a large family. Has several years’ experience in investment properties, remodeling management in addition to Residential Luxury Real Estate.

    Marie understands the many demands of today’s culture and manages the complex transaction of buying and selling a home as seamlessly as possible with my team of support. Marie uses her expertise and foresight to proactively address details before they become a problem. ‘My goal is to make the home selling process as smooth as possible and treat each transaction as if it were my own.’

    Marie enjoys a balanced life, is an active member of the community, spends time with family, enjoys yoga, biking on the boardwalk, walks on Solana Beach, hiking Torrey Pines, and is passionate about staying on the forefront of today’s market trends.

    5 words can best describe Marie, integrity, commitment, passion, fun and results!

  • Jim Sagona

    Board Member

    Jim Sagona

    Board Member

    Background features a record of productivity, professionalism and consistent performance excellence in business management, military leadership, and sales/service. More than twenty years of successful P&L management - founded and developed a $3 million business. Demonstrated leadership in honorable military service. Excellent judge of talent and character – with a proven ability to build high performance teams. A passionate, high integrity professional – offering the strategic vision of a successful executive, the drive of a top sales professional, and the “no limits” heart of an entrepreneur.

  • Jennifer Lasky

    Board Member

    Jennifer Lasky

    Board Member

    Jennifer is the Marketing Manager for Ting Internet in California. With more than 10 years in the Telecommunications industry, Jennifer has held various leadership, sales, marketing, and strategy positions. After relocating from PA in 2012, she now calls Southern California and Carlsbad her home. What Jennifer loves most about working for Ting Internet is Ting’s commitment to being a great community partner and the belief that they need to leave their communities better than they found them. When she isn’t sponsoring and hosting community events, you can her coaching at F45, traveling and enjoying time with her rescue pup, Karli.

  • Jacqueline “Jacquie” Keller

    Board Member

    Jacqueline “Jacquie” Keller

    Board Member

    Jacquie is the Vice President of Marketing at ClearPoint Neuro, a global therapy-enabling platform company providing neurosurgeons with technology to navigate and deliver therapies to the brain. In January 2021, ClearPoint Neuro relocated its headquarters from Irvine to the Brixton building in lovely Solana Beach. For the past 25 years Jacquie has held healthcare leadership positions focused on upstream and downstream marketing, as well as market development for start-up, mid-sized and multinational medical device companies. A native of Canada, she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University, and an MBA from the University of Maryland, College Park. On weekends, you’ll often find Jacquie, her husband and their two teenage boys body surfing at Fletcher Cove.

  • Ann Frasse Stowe

    Board Member

    Ann Frasse Stowe

    Board Member

    Currently the Office Manager for Harbour Hardwoods, Ann is an experienced Administrative and Customer Service professional with strong interpersonal and communication skills. Her experience extends to working with and across different groups and organizations such as banks, schools, and retail stores.

  • Dr. Sarah Belderes

    Board Member

    Dr. Sarah Belderes

    Board Member

    Dr. Sarah Belderes is a native San Diegan! Her practice is across the street from Santa Fe Christian where she attended Junior High and High School. She enjoys being involved in the community of Solana Beach through the Chamber of Commerce and different service organizations.

    She has two young children, Giselle and Vivian. She spends her spare time helping out in her children’s school and parent-teacher association. Also, she enjoys time with her family, including her mother who lives locally, and going to the beach.

  • Mark Tackabery

    Board Member

    Mark Tackabery

    Board Member

    Member of the Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors since 2004.
    American Assets Trust Commercial Real Estate Asset Manager for the Solana Beach Towne Center and Lomas Santa Fe Plaza
    Committee Member for Solana Beach Fiesta Del Sol since 2002
    Married with two children since 1992, Tyler 19 attends Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Kristin 14 attends San Dieguito Academy.
    Lived in Solana Beach, now in neighboring Encinitas
    Activities include outdoor sports, surfing, walking, hiking, and traveling.

  • Peter House

    Board Member

    Peter House

    Board Member

  • Bryan Fuller

    Board Member

    Bryan Fuller

    Board Member

    Bryan started the Java Depot at the Boardwalk on Highway 101 in 1991. He had a vision to bring a combination of community, culture and coffee to Solana Beach. Bryan has held every position at the Chamber and was President from 1999-2000. Bryan also serves on the Highway 101 Board.

Staff Members

  • Jamie Johnson

    Executive Director

    Jamie Johnson

    Executive Director

    Jamie holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, where she also earned a bachelor’s in Marketing and a certificate in Human Resources. In addition, she holds certificates in a range of other disciplines and is a graduate of Leadership North County from CA State University, San Marcos.

    As a resident of North San Diego County since 1991 and a small business owner, Jamie has a passion and understanding for North County businesses & communities. In addition, her belief in collaboration and reputation as a problem solver reflect why she has been successful in her career. She is enthusiastic about leading the SBCOC and looks forward to the opportunity to make a difference.

    Before owning her own business, Johnson held several executive roles that included community outreach. It was through these roles that she fostered relationships with most North County Chamber CEO’s and their staff, other community organizations, and government officials. Most notably, Johnson served for 5 years as a board member for the Vista Chamber of Commerce and the Chairman of the Board from July 2019-2020, where she gained greater insight to the inner workings of Chambers and the needs of their members.

  • Akemi Falcon

    Events & Marketing Specialist

    Akemi Falcon

    Events & Marketing Specialist

  • Kahny Martin

    Office Coordinator

    Kahny Martin

    Office Coordinator

  • Liz Boyes

    Social Ambassador

    Liz Boyes

    Social Ambassador

    Liz has spent most of her professional life in the Administrative, Marketing and Promotion areas of a multitude of diverse companies and organizations. These include Real Estate Offices, Chambers of Commerce, Multinational Building Contractors, Telephone Companies, and even the American School in Taipei, Taiwan. In all of these roles, Liz has demonstrated her ability to promote the organization and help the business to continue to grow and move forward. She is now using her talents and experience to help members of the Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce achieve their business goals and objectives.
    Currently an established resident of Solana Beach, Liz has lived all over the world as the career moves of her family dictated. In her current role as Business Ambassador for the Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce, she enjoys meeting new people and businesses, and is delighted to work with any member organization, large or small, to help their business to be a prosperous and successful member of the community.

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