Jim is a full-time bridge teacher at clubs around the Bay Area as well as on cruise ships. He is a passionate advocate for youth bridge. He learned to play bridge in the student union at University of Wisconsin, so he remembers what it takes to get started as a player. Jim participates in bridge administration. He is a past president of SF Unit 506 and is the incoming president of District 21. He served as chairman of the SF Fall 2012 NABC.
In past lives, Gail was an attorney and a grant writer for non profit law firms. Today, she helps her husband run their family business, but Gail is most happy at the bridge table, cooking lunches for the monthly Unit games, and hiking in the Sierras with a good novel in her backpack. She is a member of the San Francisco Unit Board.
Deborah is a very popular bridge teacher in San Francisco. She was the treasurer of the American Bridge Teacher’s Association for a number of years.
Lauren has served as CBE’s treasurer since the organization’s inception in 2007. Professionally she was the CFO at Silicon Valley Bank and a managing director at Bank of America. She is a gold life master.
Marion is a former President of ACBL District 21.She is the current President of the Western Conference consisting of Districts 17, 21 and 22. She loves teaching bridge at Lowell High School and before that at the Chinese American International School, and six of her students attended the Youth Bridge Tournament at the Chicago NABC in 2015.
Sue is a founding member and Vice President of Silicon Valley Youth Bridge (SiVY). She is a past president of the Palo Alto unit of the ACBL. Professionally, she held various management positions in finance and business development, primarily at Syntex (later Roche) Pharmaceuticals. In addition to playing bridge, she volunteers teaching ESL and loves to travel.