Staff

ALISON WIELECHOWSKI, PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Cardiff resident

Alison Wielechowski and her family moved to Cardiff-by-the-Sea during the summer of 2016. She is a long time non-profit executive with over 15 years of experience of building community. Since moving from the east coast, Alison and her family love to spend time outdoors exploring hiking spots in San Diego County, gardening, and spending time at the beach. She also has volunteered her time with ELL as an assistant baseball coach, has been a den leader in the Cardiff Cub Scout Pack 797, and is currently a board member on the Ada Harris Wild Cats Band Boosters. When not working or volunteering, you might see Alison, her husband George, and sons Lennon and Gideon hanging out at the Encinitas Community Park or riding bikes on the coastal rail trail.


Board Officers

 

WILLIAM COMBS, PRESIDENT

CARDIFF Resident, Wealth Management Advisor

Bill Combs is a Cardiff Resident. He works with a team of advisors in advanced planning and case design for individuals, families and business owners. When not working, Bill, his wife Lindsey and son Liam, love to enjoy the community they are intimately involved with, walking, eating and shopping at the local hotspots. If you see them walking around lower Cardiff with their puppy, Olive, be sure to say hi!

If you’d like to learn more about Bill and his team, and to read important disclosures, please visit www.mikeolivia.com. #2018-64379 Exp. 08/20. Registered Representative & Investment Advisor Park Avenue Securities, Financial Representative of Guardian, CA License #0I49903

 

SUSAN HAYS, VICE PRESIDENT

Cardiff Resident

Susan is a long-standing resident of Cardiff and an active volunteer within the community. She is an art consultant representing Matthew Antichevich, the creator of the “Cardiff Kook.” Susan is a Board Member of the Friends of Cardiff-by-the-Sea Library. She has served the Cardiff 101 Board from 2005-2008 and returned in 2012. Susan has served as Cardiff 101’s President and currently serves as the Chair of the Promotions Committee and is active on the Design Committee.

 

BRENDA DIZON, TREASURER

CARDIFF RESIDENT, Supreme lending

Brenda has been a Cardiff resident for more than 25 years. A real estate finance professional since 1990, she currently specializes in the residential market for Supreme Lending.  She enjoys traveling, tennis, playing on Cardiff’s beautiful beaches and spending time with her family. Brenda is passionate about making the Cardiff community amazing and has been serving on the Cardiff 101 Board since 2006, and served as President from 2010-2014. Brenda currently serves as the Cardiff 101 representative for the City of Encinitas’ Economic Development Committee.




TERESA BARTH, SECRETARY

CARDIFF RESIDENT, Former City of Encinitas Mayor

Teresa is a third-generation resident of the North Coast area. She has been an active member of the Cardiff community for over twenty years, serving on the Friends of the Cardiff Library Board and the Cardiff 101 Board. She served on the Encinitas City Council from 2006-2014 and as Mayor in 2013. Teresa was a 76th State Assembly District Woman of the Year Nominee and was recognized by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors for her dedication to the best ideals of public service. Barth is the founding president of the nonprofit Engage Encinitas. She is an advocate for the arts, urban agriculture and the environment.  Teresa is active on the Promotions Committee.


Directors

JOSH LICHTMAN

CARDIFF RESIDENT

Prior to Canvas Ventures, Josh worked on real estate development, special projects and ABC licensing for Stone Brewing Co. He has extensive experience as an Owner’s Representative/LEED Accredited Professional developing LEED certified projects in Washington, DC and Southern California. With over 10 years of real estate development, entitlement/land use policy, project management, and green building experience, he holds a Master of Real Estate Development degree from the University of Southern California. Josh is a member of the USGBC, ULI and a board member and previous President and Treasurer of the Cardiff 101 Main Street Association. Josh has been serving on the Cardiff 101 Board since 2013 and is active on the Design Committee.

CHRISTY MORTLOCK

CARDIFF RESIDENT, California Coast Credit Union

A native of San Diego, Christy has over 15 years of experience in the Credit Union and Commercial Banking Industry. She enjoys spending quality time with her family. Christy has been serving on the Cardiff 101 Board since 2015 and is the Chair of the Organization Committee.

KATHY HOUSER

Cardiff Resident, CFO for The Lansing Companies

Kathy Houser moved to Cardiff from Jupiter, FL in 2010. Kathy is the Controller for The Robert Green Company, an Encinitas based real estate development company, having spent her career in development of various types of real estate. Kathy is a mother of four and volunteers in various capacities in the community, including being a part of the Cardiff 101 Design Committee.

In Kathy’s free time, she enjoys time with her family fully taking advantage of all that Cardiff has to offer. Kathy is an avid runner, and enjoys running the annual Kook run as well as the Encinitas Half Marathon along with other races in the area.

BETTY STEELE

Cardiff resident, Business owner of Steele Reality

A founding associate brokers/owners of Steele Realty - Betty Steele has a wide spectrum of business and real estate experience, as well as a tremendous connection with and knowledge of the local coastal communities.