Big Wave Group Board Director & Marketing Communications Lead
Julie Shenkman is a marketing professional with over 30 years of experience in consumer and business marketing including communications, branding, sales programs, product marketing and community engagement. She began her career in technology, leading marketing teams around the globe. She has launched Internet start-ups, worked for visionaries such as Steve Jobs at NeXT, and acted as Vice President of Marketing for Snap.com, Softbank Expos and NBC Internet. While she was Vice President of Marketing, internet start-up Snap.com became the first internet company to receive an Emmy for its award-winning TV commercial.
Big Wave Group Treasurer and Board Director
Bill Carlson is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and founding partner of a Bay Area financial advisory firm. He develops comprehensive financial plans for his clients and is also well versed in investment strategies, retirement planning, tax optimization and other aspects of personal finance.
Big Wave Group Board Director & Construction Lead
John Hinton is the retired Chief Financial Officer of DeMattei Construction, bringing 45+ years of experience in construction and operations management expertise to the Big Wave Board, Leadership and Finance teams. DeMattei is one of the leading custom homes and commercial construction companies in the Bay Area, focusing on enduring quality, style and craftsmanship, which is a focus that John brings to the Big Wave project.
Big Wave Group Board Director & Finance Committee Member
Jack Easterbrook is an attorney and partner in the law firm Strategy Law, LLP in San Jose, CA, with a focus on secured debt financing and real estate. He was a founding partner of Strategy Law and has prior significant experience with national and regional law firms. Before his legal career, Jack was a loan officer and group manager handling corporate and real estate loans with a major national bank in San Francisco. He has been involved with the Big Wave project for over a decade and was on the finance committee of Big Wave before joining the Board of Directors.
Big Wave Group Board Director & Secretary
Stephen St. Marie is an Economist, Regulatory Analyst, and Policy Advisor focused on energy, water, and environmental issues.