Officers, Directors & Staff

Officers

Brian White, President
Brian moved to Pacific Beach in 2006. He’s a photographer/editor at KFMB, the San Diego CBS affiliate. After starting out as an office volunteer, Brian joined the board in 2017 and became President in 2019. He enjoys surfing and spending time with his wife.

View a list of PBTC past presidents.

Jane Nobbs, Vice President
Jane moved to Pacific Beach in 2015 and joined PBTC in 2018.  While living in Los Angeles, she was a legal assistant before transitioning into property management.  After 24 years of managing commercial properties, she now manages her family’s farm in Arizona.  Jane is also the Trustor of Nutritional Research Foundation and is active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Dr. Marcella Bothwell, Treasurer
Marcella is a retired surgeon who is an angel investor and community activist. She serves as an advisory board member of the Mental Health Society of San Diego County and is a member of the City of San Diego Parks and Recreation Board.

Greg Daunoras, Secretary
Greg has been active in community service for 10 years, having served on the Pacific Beach Planning Group from 2009-2013 and the PB Town Council since 2011, with two terms as President. Greg also serves on the City of San Diego’s Community Review Board on Police Practices. He is a community college instructor of real estate and a licensed real estate broker with a master’s degree in public administration. Greg enjoys collecting historical books on 19th and early 20th century photographers.

Directors

Mary Lou Benzel
Mary Lou has been a resident of Pacific Beach for 23 years. Born and raised in Seattle, she and her husband moved to San Diego from Washington, DC. She immediately became active in the Pacific Beach Woman’s Club, and still is to this day — including serving a terms as president. She is a new member of the Town Council Board and is very interested in serving her community and working to make Pacific Beach a better place to live.

Andrew Bryl
Originally from Milwaukee, Andy moved to San Diego in 2012. He joined the PBTC in 2015 and began serving as a board member in 2016. Andy is an account manager for a software consulting company in London, working from home most days. He’s been the chairperson of PBTC’s Graffiti Clean-up Day since 2017, and is an avid Milwaukee Brewers fan.

Brian J. Curry
Brian left Illinois at age 19, arriving in Point Loma/Ocean Beach in 1979. He has been a Pacific Beach resident since 1983. Brian retired from a 33-year real estate advisory career in 2016 and now owns and operates Fitness West, a popular PB gym. Brian has been actively involved with many community organizations including the Pacific Beach Planning Group (former chair), Beach And Bay YMCA and Save San Diego Neighborhoods.

Denise Willett Friedman
Denise was born in Crown Point. Daughter of a Navy pilot, she traveled from coast to coast growing up, returning to San Diego in 1961. Following 34 years in Los Angeles from 1979-2011, Denise returned to PB, joined the Town Council and has been actively involved in everything-PB since. She indulges in walks on the beach with her Goldendoodle Willie, kayaking on Mission Bay, movies, live theater, margaritas, making pizza and BBQing.

Dr. Michael McQuary
Dr. Mike is a Board Trustee of the San Diego Unified School District and a longtime PBTC Director. He is Chairman of the Board of the San Diego International Sister City Association, which coordinates the activities of San Diego’s sister cities in 15 countries, and has served in leadership positions of numerous civic organizations including Rotary clubs.

Dominic Moscatello
Originally from Colorado, Dominic has been a PB resident for more than 20 years. For most of his life he’s been a professional musician, touring through every state in the U.S. and four continents worldwide. Dominic is currently completing his undergraduate degree in political science with the intention to attend law school, with a focus on issues specific to water policy and infrastructure. After serving as an intern for Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins, he joined the Town Council in 2018.

Kristi Nelson
Kristi has been a resident of PB for more than 30 years and is a teacher at Bird Rock Elementary. She is an active community member in many capacities and has been a volunteer PBTC director for 7+ years.

Karl Rand
Karl is a native of Massachusetts. He went to high school in upstate New York and received his BS in Labor Relations from Cornell. Karl served as an Infantry Sergeant in the U.S. Army before coming to San Diego in 1987. He received his JD and LLM in taxation from USD School of Law, and he works as an ERISA attorney. Karl and Connie moved to PB in 1995, where they raised three children and many backyard chickens. Karl is chair of the PB Planning Group.

Regina Sinsky-Crosby
Regina lives in Crown Point and has four children who attend San Diego French American School. She worked in TV news as a producer and writer, and in technology startups as a political relations manager. Regina is passionate about local environmental issues, protecting immigrants, and family-friendly mobility solutions. She loves her husband Scott, local beer and fresh tortillas.

Ron Walker
Ron is a Connecticut native and has been a PB resident since 2006. He has a BA in English with a concentration in journalism and retired in 2018 from a 40-year career in magazine and web publishing. When he’s not doing part-time consulting on digital communications, Ron enjoys hiking, biking, travel, dog fostering and mid-century modern architecture.

Volunteer Staff

Liz Segre, Office Manager
Liz has lived in PB since 2006 and wants to help preserve its casual beach vibe in the coming years. She has a BA in French literature, with a minor in Italian. In 2018 she retired from a career in magazine and web publishing. She is now secretary of PB Woman’s Club and an active member of ZLAC Rowing Club. She also enjoys reading, fostering dogs, hiking, biking, photography, and marching in the PB Holiday Parade.