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.
Greg Daunoras, Vice President
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.
Dr. Marcella Bothwell, Treasurer
Dr. Bothwell 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.
Susan Crowers, Secretary
Susan was born and raised in Pacific Beach and moved to Yokosuka, Japan, after marrying a Naval officer. They continued to move for the next 27 years with tours in Hawaii, Florida, London and Washington, DC. Susan is a retired kindergarten teacher and small business owner, receiving licentiateship from the Royal Photographic Society. Back in PB since 2018, she enjoys community gardening with neighbors and is a member of the Pacific Beach Street Stewards. Susan loves walking her three dogs, attempting to surf, and unlimited access to fish tacos.
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.
Dan is a Maryland native who’s lived in PB for almost four years. Before moving here Dan worked in the solar industry, helping to launch Tesla’s initial home battery program on Oahu. Dan founded the non-profit GetTrashed SD, which picks up trash all over San Diego. Last year the organization picked up more than two tons of trash from our beaches and parks. Dan’s hobbies include training Jiu-Jitsu, reviewing tequilas and listening to audiobooks.
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.
Six years ago, Brianna moved to San Diego with her husband and two dogs. After six months, they knew they needed to move to the beach. They fell in love with PB and have been here ever since. Originally from St. Louis, Brianna has a degree in business-marketing from the University of Missouri. She’s worked in marketing for consumer products, and done agency and consulting work, for more than 10 years. Brianna is currently pursuing a master’s degree in executive leadership at USD.
Dr. Jay Libs
Dr. Libs is a chiropractor at Libs Chiropractic Center in Pacific Beach. He was born and raised in Pacific Beach (actually born at home on Diamond Street). He graduated from La Jolla High School in 2005. Dr. Libs loves teaching others how to maximize their health and is a huge sports fan. He looks forward to serving the community of Pacific Beach for years to come.
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.
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.
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.
Tony has lived in Crown Point for 18 years. He and his wife Mary have been married for 18 years and have two children, a 6th grader at PB Middle School and a 4th grader at Crown Point Jr. Music Academy. He’s pastor at Newbreak Church Pacific Beach and loves to partner with other organizations in PB to serve the community. Tony is a golfer, surfer, local beer enthusiast and flip flop wearer.
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 is a Connecticut native and 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.
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.