Meet the Team

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Meet the team

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Nick Ferris

Nick was born and raised in North Beach. He went to Sts Peter & Paul School on Washington Square Park, grew up at the Salesian Boys & Girls Club, and then went to Sacred Heart for high school. Some of his favorite childhood memories are playing capture the flag and having water gun battles all over Telegraph Hill. After spending 10 years on the east coast (Boston for school and then NYC for fun and some work) he moved back home with the hope of getting involved and strengthening his community for the next generation. In addition to the board of THD, he serves as Vice President of the North Beach Citizens (a hyper-local and innovative nonprofit addressing homelessness,) co-founder of the North Beach Farmers Market, and advisory board member for Sts Peter & Paul School. If you see him around the neighborhood, please say hello. Favorite topics include restaurants, wine, building community, and all things North Beach, literally.

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Mary

Nick was born and raised in North Beach. He went to Sts Peter & Paul School on Washington Square Park, grew up at the Salesian Boys & Girls Club, and then went to Sacred Heart for high school. Some of his favorite childhood memories are playing capture the flag and having water gun battles all over Telegraph Hill. After spending 10 years on the east coast (Boston for school and then NYC for fun and some work) he moved back home with the hope of getting involved and strengthening his community for the next generation. In addition to the board of THD, he serves as Vice President of the North Beach Citizens (a hyper-local and innovative nonprofit addressing homelessness,) co-founder of the North Beach Farmers Market, and advisory board member for Sts Peter & Paul School. If you see him around the neighborhood, please say hello. Favorite topics include restaurants, wine, building community, and all things North Beach, literally.

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Melissa

As a native San Franciscan, I am an advocate for raising children in the city of San Francisco. I am proud to say my two children are members of the 4th generation of my family to live on Telegraph Hill. A previous career in catering and cooking instruction spawned after attending the Full-Time Culinary Course at the neighborhood's former Tante Marie's Cooking School. While no longer working in the food industry, my work continues to be entrepreneurial. Much of my volunteer time over the past decade has been dedicated to education and child advocacy, and I currently serve as SF PTA 's board president supporting PTAs throughout SFUSD. I'm happy to return to THD's board as Corresponding Secretary to help build community while preserving the unique character of our most wonderful neighborhood on Telegraph Hill.