Starr Rey – 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.
Kristen Hahn – President-elect
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.
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.
Elizabeth (Beth) Conti – Secretary
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
Board Committee Leads
Maria Insalaco – Community 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!
Wendy Shiverdaker – Dress Co-lead
Stephanie Mittendorff – Dress Co-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.
Nicole Rottjakob – Accessories & Goodie Bags Co-lead
Andrea Armanino – Accessories & Goodie Bags Co-lead
Katie Matice – Partnerships Lead
Sara Hollister – Marketing Co-lead
Emily White – Marketing Co-lead
Mikel Emery Re – Events & Fundraising Co-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.
Jeena Jiampetti – Events & Fundraising Co-lead
Allison Pitt – Volunteers Co-lead
Amanda Pearson – Volunteers Co-lead
Teal Geiger – Treasurer Lead
Teal Geiger first volunteered with Princess Project in 2016 with the Junior League of Palo Alto, and then again in 2017. When Kristen Hahn, the President-Elect reached out to let Teal know that they needed a Treasurer for the Board, she was happy to step up and be a part of such an impactful organization. Teal loves to volunteer in the community, and volunteers at the Dancing Cat in San Jose, the JL-PAMP where she is involved with Project STEAM, and an accounting society called AFWA. Teal is from Virginia, and has her Masters of Science in Accountancy from San Francisco State University. She now works at a CPA firm in Palo Alto. She is an avid reader and traveler.
Erika Duncan – Partnerships/Site & Staging
Andrea Evangelesta – Community
Sherri Haslam – Volunteer
Christie Laborin – Community
Tamara Rufus – Community
Marilyn Young – Dresses
Shirley McFaden – Dresses
Karen Quisol – Dresses
Brooke Schiller – Accessories & Goodie Bags
Caitlin Elgin – Accessories & Goodie Bags
Taylor Rottjakob – Accessories & Goodie Bags
Kristine Evon – Partnerships
Karen Jones – Partnerships
Nicola Lore – Partnerships
Kristin Wahl – Marketing
Abhi Bhadouriya – Marketing
Noelle Russ – Marketing
Season Flores – Events & Fundraising
Archana Appanna – Events & Fundraising
Monica Zermeno – Events & Fundraising
Nicole Buchwald – Volunteers
Ingrid Lin – Volunteers
Jennifer Preston – Volunteers
Caitlin Hanson – Volunteers