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Mally Chakola


SMMC was truly there for me when I was pregnant and new to Marin County having moved from Venice, California. And so, it is my honor to help others unlock its life changing magic. An East Coast native, I fell in love with the West for its inspiring beauty and soul. I am presently investing in that which is closest to my heart: serving communities I believe in, advising early stage companies, and empowering growth initiatives for my family building materials conglomerate. In my most joyful element, I am crafting memorable moments to share with my tribe, including my husband Dean and toddler daughter Fleur.

Darcy family
Darcy ALKUS Barrow


Growing up in Malibu, I love all things sunny and outdoors. When I was pregnant with our first child, being a part of SMMC's playgroups was a great way to connect with other mamas as we all transitioned into the new journey of motherhood. I volunteer with SMMC because, as co-founder of Foundation Homes Property Management, I use one part of my brain to manage my team and problem solve, but serving on the SMMC board and writing for The Crier allows me to use the more social and creative part of my brain in ways that it doesn't get used in business. I also serve on the board Marin Foster Care Association, serving the foster children and foster families of Marin. Our family enjoys evening walks through the neighborhood with our littles and dogs (preferably with a glass of wine in hand).

Kim Berry


Born and raised in LA, I have been enamored with Marin ever since my husband and I took an impromptu weekend jaunt to West Marin over a decade ago. I immediately fell in love and became determined to one day live here. When a job opportunity arose in SF we jumped at the chance and have never looked back. Now with two little girls we happily reside in Corte Madera. I still pinch myself every time I drive over the Golden Gate Bridge. As an Art Consultant I am fortunate enough to be tapped into the great art scene in the Bay area. There is no shortage of inspiration here! When not with my family or or sourcing art you can find me at the farmers market or a flea market on any given Sunday.



Kristen grew up in Southern California and moved to the Bay Area in 2012. Her first time visiting Marin was on a bike ride with her husband from the city over the bridge to Sausalito. She nearly ran into a few things gawking at the beauty that is Marin and decided she must move here! She and her husband are both CPAs and met at KPMG. Since moving to Marin, they have welcomed two kids, a now 4 year old daughter and 2 year old son. Kristen was an accounting and finance professional for 15 years before deciding to take a break to spend time with her kids. She tries to find time for running and now that the kids are a bit older, the family is starting to enjoy the beautiful trails of Marin.

Michelle Finelli


Michelle is an advertising professional helping to build brands for over 14 years. She has worked on such brands as MGM Resorts, Re/Max, ESPN and Mitsubishi Motors to name a few. Originally from Colorado, she now resides in the Bay Area with her Creative Director husband and wildly handsome preschool son. In her free time she loves to visit museums, cycle, bake and watch Pixar movies. She recently discovered a love for cross stitch - insert older lady jokes!


Danielle Lepe

Website & Social Media

Danielle is a Bay Area native (hi, Los Gatos friends!)  and  lived in San Francisco before moving to Belvedere Tiburon two years ago. After holding executive product and marketing roles for Fortune 500 companies, she launched her own CMO-for-hire business and works with several start-ups.  She and her husband, Bismarck have three children, Thatcher, Rothschild and Sloane Grey and they enjoy traveling together.  She is passionate about giving back to this wonderful community, eating donuts daily and having copious amounts of tequila in the evenings.

Dahlia Stein


As a Marin native having lived in Europe, Dahlia is thankful her German husband was on board with living and working in Marin County where they get to raise their bilingual children (2 and 4 years of age). As a transatlantic trade consultant working with folks from around the world to create events and support marketing activities, Dahlia has always had a passion for supporting others. She is on the board of a language school as well as church and also enjoys traveling, dancing, and exploring the great outdoors.

Adrienne Liggett

Community Partnerships

Adrienne is a fifth generation San Franciscan who lives in Ross with her husband Eric, daughter Lenox (3) and dog Laszlo. After years working in publishing and at ad agencies she’s now freelancing from her home office as a creative strategist which gives her more time to spend with family and do all of the things she loves like volunteering in the community, hiking and writing. Currently Adrienne’s also working on publishing a children’s book, Buglet’s Adventures.


Director, The SMMC Crier

Yolanda became an SMMC member four years ago, after her first child was born. She and her husband, Claas, moved from Europe to Marin for what they thought would last only one year. Six years later, they still cannot resist the Californian sunshine and beaches. You’ll often find her in a dance class at Rocco, hiking China Camp, or on family road trips. Yolanda’s career background is in Law and corporate transformation and right now, she's having fun overseeing content of The Crier.

Member Services

Shannon has served as the Membership Services Director for the past two years and volunteering with the membership team for four years. After a decade of living it up in San Francisco, Shannon and her husband, Rolf, moved over to Tiburon to raise their three children, Will (8), Isla (5), Luke (3) and a crazy puppy, Teddy. While the kids are sleeping or otherwise occupied (destroying the house or looting the refrigerator) Shannon is busy fulfilling her volunteer roles for her kids schools and approving SMMC membership requests. In what little free time Shannon has, she enjoys reading, napping, and drinking wine. She looks forward to welcoming you to Southern Marin Mothers' Club! 

Playgroup Engagement
Originally from New England, Kristen moved to Tiburon in November 2019 after 13 years in San Francisco. Having spent two decades in private equity, she is now a stay at home mom trying to make the most of her time with Nolan (1) and her husband David. Aside from attempting to entertain her energetic son on a daily basis, she is spending more time cooking, taking walks with the family, and volunteering. She is eager to make new friends in Marin, build community within SMMC, and eventually get back to a few of her passions like skiing in Tahoe and road cycling around Mt. Tam.

Courtney Feldman




The School Years

Sarah has lived in San Rafael with her husband, three kids (ages 2, 13 and 15), dogs, cats and chickens since she moved from the east coast in 2000. After working in finance and strategy consulting for most of her career, she recently decided to switch gears and is working on launching a startup. She is a certified wilderness meditation facilitator, enjoys hiking and is excited to find creative ways to support SMMC families with school-aged children.