Sunnyside Neighborhood Association officers for 2016-2020
Stephen Martinpinto, President
Stephen is a fifth generation San Franciscan with ancestry as far back as 1853. He first moved into the neighborhood in 1983, but left in 1998 to attend college and join the US Marine Corps, in which he had tours of duty in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Georgia (the country). In 2014 he returned to the neighborhood with his dog Sasha (a rescue dog from Georgia) and currently works as a firefighter for the San Francisco Fire Department.
Ken Hollenbeck, Vice-President
Ken is a civil litigation attorney and father to an eight-year-old daughter who attends Sunnyside Elementary School. He grew up in New York but has lived in San Francisco for the past nineteen years and been a resident of Sunnyside since 2004. In his free time you can find him swimming laps at the City College pool and walking his small but feisty dog around the neighborhood.
Brian Arthur Smith, Treasurer
Brian was raised in Denver and has lived in San Francisco for much of his life. He is currently planning to renovate his unique 1912 Sunnyside home. He works as an energy efficiency analyst at Pacific Gas and Electric Company.
Amy O’Hair, Secretary
Amy is a writer and independent researcher who chronicles local history at SunnysideHistory.org. She serves as Assistant Project Director of the Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project, and conducts history walks in Sunnyside. She has lived here with her family since 1998, having chosen the neighborhood using a Venn diagram involving BART stations. She can often be seen riding her bike up the Hearst Avenue hill.
Laura Mitic, Member-at-Large
Laura is a biologist working to find therapies for an early-onset adult neurodegenerative disease called frontotemporal dementia. She has lived in San Francisco since 2002, initially in Potrero Hill for 14 years where she co-founded the education nonprofit PREFund.org. She loves hiking to the top of Mt. Davidson with her two kids and watching the fog roll in.