Starr Rey – Co-President
Starr Rey first volunteered with The Princess Project Silicon Valley in 2007. As a National Charity League Ticktocker Sustainer, she has always been a passionate philanthropist and has served on 5 different Non-Profit Boards. When she heard the PPSV was at risk of closing, she immediately reached out to some Bay Area girlfriends and built a team to keep it going! Starr served as the Vice President in 2015-2016 and is serving as the Co-President for this year. She currently works for Box within their Customer Success Consulting Practice. Starr graduated with a B.A. from Texas Christian University during which she also cheered for the NFL Dallas Cowboys. A Bay Area native from Los Altos, Starr remains heavily involved with her community and continues to volunteer with The Junior League, National Charity League, CoderDojo and Las Madres. As a new mom, she looks forward to the day when she volunteers alongside her daughter, giving smiles, love and kindness to everyone they meet.
Casey Boucher – Co-President
Casey Boucher first volunteered with the Princess Project in April 2012 as a member of the Junior League of Palo Alto Mid Peninsula. When the original Silicon Valley board stepped down in 2015, Casey was excited to step up as President along with Starr Rey to keep the organization alive. Casey graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a B.S. in Mathematics and is currently a manager at a local investment management firm. She’s a loving wife and the proud mother to her goldendoodle puppy, Charley. Casey’s favorite part of the Princess Project is getting to see the glowing, smiling faces of thousands of teens every single year.
Emily Harborne – Vice President
Emily Harborne was one of the founding members of the new board in 2015, and joined due to her passion for equipping teens for success in our local community. She currently works in tech in NYC and Silicon Valley and has a background in management consulting. Emily holds a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and has loved mentoring throughout her career. She is also an avid reader and particularly passionate about health sciences and nutrition. A Bay Area native from Menlo Park and San Francisco, Emily is concurrently involved in JL-PAMP Fund Development, focused on empowering girls to be the STEM leaders of tomorrow.
Ashley Maclachlan – Treasurer
Ashley MacLachlan joined the Princess Project Silicon Valley chapter in 2015. She decided to jump in and join the board as Treasurer to help keep the chapter going after the previous board retired. Ashley has always loved to give back She has been involved in numerous organizations over the years including The Wheelchair Foundation, American Cancer Society & many community food banks. Ashley has a B.S. in Business Administration from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. She now works as an Operations Manager at Connor Group, a professional services firm. When not working or volunteering, Ashley spends her time traveling because she is passionate about learning about other cultures around the world.
Board Committee Leads
Stephanie Mittendorff – Dress Lead
Stephanie Mittendorff ’s strong passion for community volunteering began in college at the University of California, Santa Barbara with her involvement in CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate), continued with the Junior League in San Francisco, and now is through her involvement to the Princess Project in Silicon Valley. Her experience in merchandising at Gap Inc, Shutterfly, and Walmart.com helped her find success within her 1st year in 2015 as a Founding Member and the Dress Lead of the new Board of Directors. Stephanie increased Dress Drives and donations substantially in 2015 and currently leads our Dress Donations as a Lead on the Board. She hopes to show her 4 year old daughter, by example, the value of giving back to those that need it most.
Melissa Sheehan – Marketing Co-Lead
Melissa Sheehan joined the Board in 2016 after seeing the impact Princess Project has the community firsthand. She currently works for Google in consumer hardware operations, bringing new products to market. She was inspired to join the Board based upon her interactions with local young teens while coaching lacrosse; the girls left such a large impression on her, she wanted to find more ways to give back. She holds a MBA from Santa Clara University and a B.S. for UC Berkeley. Born and raised in the Bay Area, Melissa is energized by giving back to her local community and concurrently sits on the board of Elsie’s Hope.
Elizabeth (Beth) Conti – Marketing Co-Lead
Elizabeth (Beth) Conti joined the board in 2016 after volunteering at the dress giveaways. She was inspired to join the board after seeing the direct impact the Princess Project made on local teenage girls. She is an Associate Director for Gilead Sciences, a biopharmaceutical company in the Bay Area. Originally from Chicago and a graduate of John Carroll University in Cleveland, OH, Beth lived in New York City for many years before relocating to Menlo Park in 2015. She enjoys running, tennis, and volunteering. She also serves on the Membership Enrichment Committee of the Junior League, PAMP
Karen Biedermann – Community Co-Lead
A Bay Area native, Karen Biedermann joined the Princess Project in 2015 to give back to the community she calls home. Karen first heard of the Princess Project through her involvement with the Junior League of Palo AltoᐧMid-Peninsula — another organization that supports the empowerment of girls. The direct impact the Princess Project has on the local community inspired Karen to step up her involvement and serve as a board member in the coming year. Karen holds an M.A. in Survey Research from the University of Connecticut, and a B.A. in Sociology and International Relations from Tufts University. She currently works in Market Research with a focus on Brand Development.
Erin Patterson – Community Co-Lead
Maria Insalaco – Volunteer Lead
Maria joined the Princess Project in 2016 after volunteering for the dress giveaways through the Junior League of Palo AltoᐧMid-Peninsula. She was inspired by the impact the Princess Project has on local girls and wanted to contribute to their amazing work. Maria currently works as an HR Business Partner at Google and is an active participant in their community engagement work. She loves working with people and rallying them around an important cause and is excited to be the Princess Project’s 2016 Volunteer Lead!
Shannon Morton Noble – Fundraising Co-Lead
Shannon Morton Noble was one of the founding members of the new board in 2015. Shannon’s first opportunity to participant with the Princess Project came to her by way of the Junior League, and organization in which she has been an active member of since 2003. Shannon loved her experience and take away from the Princess Project, that she jumped at the opportunity to be actively and continuously involved. Shannon has always been committed to impacting the community, raising awareness and helping to change lives through volunteering and giving back. Shannon is currently involved in the Junior League -PAMP Fund Development Committee, the Fundraising Event Committee Lead at Woodside Parents Nursery School and her Neighborhood Watch Block Captain. Shannon holds a B.A. from The University of San Francisco and an MPA from Notre Dame de Namur University. A Bay Area native, Shannon and her husband live in Millbrae with their 3 year old son. Shannon enthusiastically co-leads Partnerships, Fundraising and Events for the Princess Project.
Emily Orloff – Fundraising Co-Lead
Mikel Emery Re – Accessories Lead
Mikel Ré first volunteered with The Princess Project through participation in The Junior League of Palo AltoᐧMid-Peninsula. The passion the 2015 board brought to ensuring the future of the organization inspired Mikel to increase her involvement, playing a role in making certain The Princess Project will positively impact our local community for years to come. Mikel holds a B.A. from Boston College and works in management consulting for the insurance industry. Originally from Seattle, WA Mikel lived in Madison, WI prior to settling in Palo Alto in 2013 and has been an active member of The Junior League in all three places she has called home.
Kristen Hahn – Site/Staging Lead
Kristen Hahn joined the Board in 2016 after volunteering for the dress giveaway for the past two years. She was inspired to join the Board after seeing the direct impact Princess Project has on our community. She currently works for MAP Inc., an energy investment firm, as a project manager. Kristen holds an MBA from Pace University and a B.A. from Sacred Heart University. A Bay Area native from San Mateo, she is also an active member of The Junior League – Palo AltoᐧMid-Peninsula.
Gloria Carreira – Community
Esme Vizzusi – Volunteer
Sherri Haslam – Volunteer
Jill Shanmugasundaram – Volunteer
Marilyn Wong – Dress
Noelle Russ – Dress
Emily White – Marketing
Aileen Chan – Fundraising
Bernita Dillard – Fundraising
Cait Rae – Accessories
Sara Hollister – Accessories
Allison Pitt – Site/Staging