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Kevin Reneau
President 

Kevin is the owner and President of Senior Helpers, which provides insured and bonded caregivers to help local seniors remain safe and independent in their own homes. He founded the first Senior Helpers in the S.F. Bay area here in Moraga in 2007 and oversees a staff of over 100 with annual revenues over $1 million. He has served as the President of the West Regional Franchise Advisory Council for Senior Helpers. Kevin previously spent 25 years working as a senior athletic administrator at UC-Berkeley, supervising the communications and marketing areas for the intercollegiate athletic department.  He is on the Board of Directors of the Moraga Rotary Club. He and his wife Pam reside in Moraga with a daughter attending Campolindo HS and a son attending Joaquin Moraga Middle School. 

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Frank Melon
Immediate Past President

Frank is a Certified Club Manager and a Certified Community Association Manager with 30 years of experience in the homeowner and the hospitality- country club field. He is past President of the Club Managers Association of America Roadrunner Chapter. Frank has hosted the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic Golf tournament at Bermuda Dunes Country Club and performed successful transitions from the developer to the membership for two premier communities in Rancho Santa Fe, The Fairbanks Ranch Association and Santaluz. Frank has served as GM / COO for Moraga Country Club for the last

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Jason Evans
Vice President
 

Jason has an extensive portfolio of real estate expertise including nationwide experience within a diverse group of properties. Jason achieved his vast residential real estate knowledge and experience by purchasing, selling, remodeling, expanding and selecting sites. He inherited his passion for homes and real estate sales from his father's custom home, multifamily development and construction company.Although Jason specializes in residential home sales at Coldwell Banker, his past experience encompasses residential, retail, open-air centers, office space, department stores, regional malls and industrial locations. He has managed and developed complex projects in numerous fast-paced markets. He has over 25 years of experience in real estate projects with a successful record of accomplishment. Jason is exceptional at identifying opportunities, building and coaching high performance teams and partnering with key players in environments of rapid change.


Jason's accomplished career includes assembling distressed real estate properties for redevelopment as mixed-use projects, Operating Vice president with Macy's Corporate and Vice President, Development, Design and Construction for several National real estate companies.
Jason has lived in Moraga for the last 12 years. His community interests and activities include: Moraga Planning Commission, Moraga Design Review Board, Kiwanis, Moraga Chamber of Commerce, Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, Seniors in Retirement, International Council of Shopping Centers, Urban Land Institute, National Society of Professional Engineers, National Association of Watch and Clock Makers, Diablo Valley Corvette Club, Ducks Unlimited and Pittsburg Yacht Club.


He has a Bachelor of Science from Iowa State University in Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Godfrey Ahazie
Treasurer
 
Godfrey is the owner of Reliable Bookkeeping Services located here in Moraga providing bookkeeping and accounting services to his clients. A graduate of computer science and has been practicing accounting services for the past seven years. He is a member of American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers. He brings to the Chamber his computing and accounting knowledge and experience
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Larry Tessler
Board Member
 
Larry is a retired retail executive. He spent 35 years in the field with 30 of those years in the corporate world and five more as a small business owner. The Emporium-Capwell Company, a local chain of department stores, employed him where he was a senior executive in the buying, stores and sales promotion divisions. He had similar executive assignments with the promotional department store Mervyns. With Rainbow Records, a chain of music and video sales and rental stores, he oversaw the buying and store operations. He and his wife Carol then founded a computerized sign making business located in Walnut Creek that they sold in 1994.

Since 1999 Larry has been a volunteer for SCORE, a national organization devoted to helping small businesses succeed. He has counseled and mentored over 2400 people in that time. He has also run the local workshop program for his Oakland Chapter as well as been the presenter in many of these business-oriented workshops.

 

Larry represents SCORE in the Chamber but considers himself a citizen member. His other volunteer duties include serving for many years on the Moraga Country Club budget and finance committee and he has occasionally served on Town of Moraga committees.

 

Larry is a graduate of the University of California with some masters degree study at San Francisco State University. He and his wife have been residents of Moraga since 1975.

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Tim Farley
Board Member

Tim is the Director of Community and Government Relations for Saint Mary’s College of California. In this capacity he is responsible for monitoring all federal and state legislation as it pertains to higher education.  Additionally Mr. Farley handles concerns with the Town of Moraga and surrounding communities.  Prior to his work with Saint Mary’s, Farley was district director to State Assemblymember Joe Caniciamilla and senior staff to State Assemblymember Robert Campbell.

In 1990, Farley was elected to the Martinez City Council.  At age 30 Farley was one of the youngest elected officials in Contra Costa County. During his eight years on the city council Farley represented  Martinez on several regional boards and commissions. In 1996, Congressman George Miller appointed Farley to the U.S. Presidential Electoral College, where he cast a constitutionally required vote for president of the United States.

In subsequent years, Farley was a financial advisor specializing in socially responsible investing. He’s also written a public affairs column for the Martinez Record, part of the Bay Area News Group. Tim Farley is a founding member of the Luncheon Society, a public affairs round table.

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Ellen Beans 
Board Member


Ellen Beans has lived in Moraga since 1981. Trained to teach elementary school, she has spent most of her life in public service and education. In 2006, she helped launch the first Moraga Community Faire, and has been its coordinator ever since. Ellen also sits on the Board of the Moraga Chamber of Commerce. Since helping to found Moraga Citizens Network in 2005, she has promoted transparency in town government and assisted in getting out information on public meetings to residents. She writes the bi-monthly MCN Link to keep residents informed about Council agenda items, issues, and local events. 

 

 

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Bill Snider
Board Member
 

Owner of Moraga Hardware and Lumber & Across the Way. He purchased the hardware store in 2000, and opened Across the Way in 2002, expanding the product line into the lifestyle arena. Prior to this, Bill held a variety of sales and marketing positions in the consumer electronics industry for Matsushita Electronics, Quasar/ Panasonic, and Zenith. He also held marketing and operations positions in the recycling industry with Rose Waste Systems and Delgavio Marine Hydraulics.

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Harry Singh
Board Member
 
Harry and his wife Jasmine own and operate two stores — one here in Moraga since 2005, and one in Antioch since 2004. They are also personally part of the Lamorinda community, living in Lafayette. Harry has been a Board Of Director for the Antioch Chamber of Commerce for 2 years and is now helping Moraga as a Board member also.
 
"At Mountain Mike's we strive to do more than make great pizza. We believe passionately in being active participants in our community and proudly provide support to organizations and groups that better our neighborhoods. Established as a franchise company in 1978, our mission has been to provide the highest quality pizza experience available in a comfortable, family environment."

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Sonja Malaga
Board Member

 

My name is Sonja Malaga. I am the Manager of Mechanics Bank in our Moraga office which I assumed the role in April 2013. I transferred from the Point Richmond Mechanics bank where I started as a teller in 1997. During my 17 years with the bank I worked my way up the ladder starting as a part time teller while attending Diablo Valley College.Over the years I have been an active member of the community serving on the board of the Richmond Community Foundation with an active role on the grant committee. I was a member of the Point Richmond Business Association, the Women's Westside Improvement Club and Past President of the Richmond Kiwanis Club where I was a member for 12 years.


I am also an active member in my church serving on the administrative committee as well as the nominating committee. I have also served as the first grade Sunday School teacher for the past five years, beginning as my youngest sons teacher.


My greatest accomplishment is my wondering family, consisting of my husband Pat and my three sons, Richard 20, Jacob 15 and Niko 10.


In my spare time I enjoy reading, making jewelry and getting away to a lake to water ski with my family.

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Phil Arth
Town Councilman and Liaison to the Chamber of Commerce

 

Moraga Chamber of Commerce Mailing Address:

1480 Moraga Road, Suite I # 254

Moraga, CA 94556