Kat Sawyer

As a dedicated GBD Board member for the past year, I’ve been chair of the Service working group which organized and implemented the Jumpstart Program and other initiatives to improve public spaces within GBD. I am inspired by community-driven efforts that make neighborhoods more vibrant, and am honored to be a part of this organization.


Alison Sullivan

I am a pastry chef, mother of two, and resident of Dogpatch since 2012.  I love volunteering in my community through stewardship of our shared public spaces.  Working to improve our pedestrian experience and emphasizing livability through mixed-use urban green-space, amidst this density growth, is of concern for generations to come.


Michael Yarne

I am a principal at Build, a local company, with over 15 years of experience in entitlements, project management and public-private partnerships. Prior to Build, I sered as advisor in the Mayor’s office and was an attorney at Farella, Braun & Martell. I have served on many nonprofit boards, including City CarShare and the Bicycle Coalition. My passion for service began in the Peace Corps.  In order to ensure that board representation is aligned with funding, specific GBD board seats are designated for Dogpatch and Northwest Potrero property owners and tenants. The board also has three seats earmarked for green space advocates who lend expertise to our efforts.