David has started three companies over his career, including a 24 year-old San Francisco non-profit, a connected health company now part of Bestbuy and today has his own brand, strategy and product consulting company whose clients have included Amazon, Visa, Best Buy, P&G, Howard Schultz, and IDEO. Early in his career, David was a Product Manager at Apple, Inc.
Kristin and David are parents to Alexandra (8th grade) who has attended Star for over 4 years. Like many, before Star, they were on a journey with Alex across 6 schools to find a place that enabled her to have a stable and nurturing environment, balanced with an academic program that met her unique challenges and needs. David serves on the board to support the staff and teachers of Star as they work tirelessly every day to provide for our rising students.
Dr. Stormy Miller is the Director of Student Accessibility and Psychological Services (SAS) at the College of Marin (COM). She earned her Doctorate of Education with a concentration in Postsecondary Education/Community College Leadership from San Diego State University and has a Bachelor's and Master's in Social Work from The University of Alabama. Prior to assuming her role at COM, Stormy worked in Disability Support Programs and Services at the San Diego Community College District and has more than 13 years experience in the field of disability in the community college and non-profit setting. She serves as a California Community College Chancellor’s Office Regional Coordinator of Disability Support Programs and Services, and is a member of the California Association of Postsecondary Education and Disability (CAPED) and American Association of University Women (AAUW). Stormy is the Past Board President and current Board Vice President for Star Academy. Stormy is a huge Alabama fan (roll tide!), foodie at heart, and loves to travel as much as possible.
Ashleigh is currently the Controller for Summit Engineering in Santa Rosa. She earned her MBA from UC Davis in 2019 while working for Sonoma Raceway. She is very excited to be stepping into the Treasurer role this year and becoming more involved with the school.
In her free time, she pursues her hobbies are reading and hiking.
AbbyYimhas served as Executive Director of the nonprofit disability services provider, Integrated Community Services, since August 2015.Abbyalso currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Advisory Committee of Service Providers to the Golden Gate Regional Center and Chair of their Legislative Committee, along with being a board member at STAR Academy and an Advisory Board Member to Disability Rights Advocates.
Abbyhas a passion for connecting the sectors in her advocacy and disability justice work, drawing from her experience working in investment banking, anti-poverty and gender equity.
Abbyis currently working on diversity and inclusion projects with companies across the Bay Area to promote hiring people with disabilities in career-oriented work while building out social enterprise opportunities at ICS through their garden program and cafe.
Abbyis a Marin native, received her degree in Disability Studies and English from UC Berkeley and currently lives in Berkeley within walking distance to her favorite cafes and bookstores.
Bruce brings to Star a background is technology and product management. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering from UC Berkeley, and an MBA From UCLA. He began my career designing computer chips in Silicon Valley. For the past twenty years, he has worked in the money management industry creating software tools to help manage risk.
He was born in San Francisco, grew up in Berkeley, and currently lives in Orinda with his family and two cats. His son is in the 12th grade at Star, and our daughter is in Boston pursuing a career in audio journalism.
He spends as much time as possible on the water sailing. He also enjoys hiking, skiing, baking, cooking, and performing magic!
AliSinger is a writer, meditation teacher, lawyer, and Star Academy parent. She received a Bachelor's Degree with Highest Honors from Georgetown University and her Juris Doctorate degree from Boston College Law School. She practiced criminal law, litigation, and trusts & estates law before beginning her writing career. She is currently finishing a memoir called Beacon & Joy about raising a child with special needs. In her free time, she loves to read, hike, and play with her dogs and two children.
With a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from UC Davis, and an extensive background in marketing, Anna knew she would be a great fit for the Star Board. She is knowledgeable and passionate about her work, and brings that expertise to her work with Star.
A native of Marin, she is a Marketing Manager for a local publisher, and spends time enjoying all the Bay Area has to offer.