Berkeley Business Referral Network | BNI

During this time of coronavirus restrictions, 
we are meeting virtually using ZOOM

We normally meet at Little Star
1181 Solano Avenue, Albany
(between Cornell and Stannage)
7 to 8:30 AM

We are looking for business professionals who want to grow their businesses. As entrepreneurs living and working in the Berkeley, California area, we invite you to consider the mutually profitable prospect of becoming a part of our growing network for a mutually profitable business association.

BNI is the largest business networking organization in the world, and it has a unique twist. We accept only one person per professional specialty in each chapter. If you are accepted into membership, you will lock out your competition. Our network functions as your extended sales force through the world's most effective form of advertising, word of mouth! Our purpose is to provide referrals to you when we encounter persons looking for goods and services that you can provide. And likewise, we expect you to provide leads to us.

Is BNI right for you? We welcome you to visit our chapter to find out. Bring plenty of business cards, and take the opportunity to network with dozens of Berkeley business professionals.  Visitors are welcome to come twice, we'll even provide coffee and a little something to munch on. We meet at 7 a.m. every Thursday morning in Berkeley.
Please contact our Vice President
Teresa Lau (510) 981-8348 for more information

Our Chapter Roster

Introducing the outstanding business owners 
of the 
Better Referral Network Chapter 
BNI-San Francisco Bay Area

Access the Chapter Roster Here

Francis Griffin | Commercial Realtor & our PRESIDENT

Francis Griffin, an Oakland native who graduated with honors with a degree in kinesiology from Colorado State University-Pueblo, was a leader and standout member of the ThunderWolves, the university's baseball team. Francis understands the value of teamwork and the importance achieving goals. In this spirit he strives to deliver the best possible service to his clients while seeing their transaction through to a successful completion.

Francis works alongside Erik Housh, managing partner of MRE and a 30-year veteran of the industry. Among his peers, Erik is commonly considered to be one of the top commercial practitioners in the Bay Area.
Francis will soon obtain his CCIM designation, having already successfully completed the required coursework.

In his off time, Francis may be found playing or coaching baseball, weight training, skiing, fishing, or hiking one of his favorite Bay Area backcountry trails.

Sales Agent
MRE Commercial Real Estate
6001 Shellmound Street, Suite 825
Emeryville, CA 94608
Office: 510-450-1405
CA BRE #02016713

Dr. Teresa Lau | Chiropractor & our VICE PRESIDENT

Vibrant Body Wellness is passionate about personal and community healing, vitality, and (r)evolution. Our practice has a unique culture of real talk and getting to the heart of what life is calling you to be, do, and have. Wouldn’t it be great to relieve pain and revitalize your body, while re-connecting with and re-igniting your life?
Dr. Teresa Lau, DC, has a passion for the beauty and richness life has to offer, and she is committed to awakening the embodied expression of that aliveness through quantum community transformation and healing

Teresa Lau
Vibrant Body Wellness
2070 Allston Way, Suite 202
Berkeley, CA 94704

Deborah Fisher | Tax Accountant

Deborah Fisher, CPA

Deborah is a Certified Public Accountant with 28 years of management and taxation experience. She currently leads a team of tax professionals responsible for tax planning and preparation of tax returns for individuals, small businesses, non-profit organizations, partnerships, trusts and estates.

Before starting her own company, she worked as the director of the tax department for Willams Adley and at Hood + Strong, LLP CPAs in Tax and Advisory assisting clients with estate and gift tax planning and consulted small businesses on international and domestic tax issues. She also worked as a sole proprietor managing a tax business and had a 16-year career with the Internal Revenue Service including nine years managing numerous district tax compliance programs.

Deborah has conducted Fortune 500 and other multibillion-dollar entity IRS audits and has represented taxpayers during audits and assisted with resolving taxpayers’ IRS and state income tax problems. She holds a Master’s degree in Taxation and Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.

Deborah Fisher
Director, Tax Department
Fischer and Company, LLP

Bruce Roberts | Business Insurance

I am very considerate with regards to ensuring one’s life and well-being are maintained sufficiently, and even the property they own is safeguarded; all in the insurance options I communicate.  I have actively been a part of the Insurance Field for over 14 years as an independent insurance broker/agent, vigorously working to deliver life, property, casualty, and most recently, medical insurance to those in need. 

My goal is to provide the most effective and even financially-stable assurance. I thoroughly research and compare all of the various insurance options an individual can be offered.  I take clients' well-being into such deep consideration, that I would even disclose whether an insurance company that I do not work with would provide better coverage than me. I believe customer service is very important and will do whatever is necessary to make the client feel comfortable with their insurance needs.     

Bruce Roberts
Freeman Insurance Services, Inc.
1035 San Pablo Ave. #1
Albany, CA 94706
(510)528-2700 phone
(510)528-2708 fax

Ben Rosenthal | Technology Coach & our TREASURER

Sustainable Computing: Coaching Mac users to take control, build confidence and smile.

I have been coaching Mac users for over 15 years, reducing frustration and increasing happiness. My clients most appreciate my patient, inquisitive approach, wealth of knowledge, and ability to meet them where they are.

Coaching sessions with me generally include addressing questions, helping resolve issues, and observing how you use your devices. I can also offer insight on shortcuts and interface quirks, help you get your data in sync, and lead you to discover useful tools to accomplish your goals, and more. Additionally, I provide memory and storage upgrade service for out-of-warranty Macs.

Whether you’ve been using Macs for years or recently started, I can help you get to know each other better. Working one-on-one(-on-one), we will explore your unique set of needs, preferences, and expectations of how technology should work for you, and set you on a path to productivity.

After just one session, you will feel empowered to engage with your Mac more effectively and take control of your tech!

Ben Rosenthal

Marie Bowser | Acupuncturist

For over 10 years, Marie has combined her healing tools (Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, body work, meditation, creative visualization, qigong and various eastern philosophies) together in combination with her engineering skills (an earlier career) applied to patient healing. With this skill set Marie provides:  The ability to clearly discern patterns at play in patient health; Elegant design and tracking of treatment plans; As well as relationships with patients that are compassionate and warm while also encouraging, forthright and motivating. Patients that come to Marie with body pain find symptom relief but also feel happier, empowered and more resilient. Patients suffering from anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia find themselves transformed. Her passion is for guiding patients toward letting go of beliefs that do not serve and guiding them toward a new paradigm of living.  

Marie Bowser Acupuncture
514 Kains Ave.
Albany, CA 94608
510 984-1101

Srinika Narayan | Nutritional Consultant

Srinika Narayan, M.S. helps patients with a wide range of health issues using Nutritional Analysis. She works with clients at her office and in remote sessions.  She has been a health practitioner for over 15 years, with offices in both Berkeley and San Francisco. She is an advanced clinical graduate from Ulan Nutritional Systems.

Srinika has worked with thousands of clients over the years successfully navigating through diseases ranging from:  Allergies, Ulcerative Colitis, Chronic Pain, Asthma, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Bipolar Disorder, and Depression to name a few. Srinika specializes in chronic, stubborn conditions, including auto-immune issues, and degenerative disorders.

From early on, Srinika has had a passion for learning about the body and applying that knowledge to her own health.  She was drawn to nutritional analysis because she has found it a comprehensive system for finding the underlying cause to most difficult health problems, and has found great success using it on many patients.

Srinika Narayan, M.S.
916a San Pablo Avenue
Albany, CA 94706


Angel Lax | Home & Auto Insurance

Angel Lax
Allstate Insurance Co

19845 Lake Chabot Rd #102
Castro Valley, 94546

Javier (JJ) Davila | Painting Contractor

JJ's Painting Service
is a family-owned business serving the East Bay and Contra Costa County

You can reach him at:
(510) 998-6021‬

Fred Fassett | Printing Services

Fred Fassett heads Minuteman Press. Fred was trained at the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence Rhode Island and started his printing career with a neighborhood newspaper he wrote, printed and distributed in his Pennsylvania hometown. Fred worked as a technical writer, photographer and businessman before starting Captain Copy in 1972.

Fred Fassett brings fifty years of experience as a printer, graphic designer, writer and photographer to the operations of Minuteman Press of Berkeley.

Minuteman Press Berkeley Staff
Contact Fred:
1101 Fifth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
Monday - Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Minuteman Press: Your One Stop Source for Printing and Mailing
To get help on your next project or to place an order, visit our Customer Service Area. See our Products & Services listed below. For software downloads and answers to common printing questions, visit our Resources & Support area on our website. To learn more about us, browse our Company Information section.

If there is anything we can do to further improve your experience, please let us know. We are always looking for ways to better serve our customers.

A Sampling of our PRODUCTS

Black and White Copies
Business Cards
Holiday Cards
Raffle Tickets/Books
Wedding Invitations

A Sampling of our SERVICES

Color Copying
Foil Stamping
Full-Color Printing

Shoey Sindel | Event and Portrait Photographer

Shoey Sindel Photography is a Berkeley-based portrait, bar and bat mitzvah, business, wedding and event studio.

Shoey creates natural, authentic portraits on-location at your business, home or favorite park and in-studio. Contact her to discuss your desires.

"You create the moments, I'll create the memories!"

Call (510) 917-0659
1607 Solano Ave
Berkeley, California

Brandon Tomas | Business Telecommunications and Internet Sales

Brandon Tomas - Business Telephone and Internet Services

"As Comcast evolves, we continue to look to the future - seeking out new communications technology, new opportunities, and more choices. 
We want to continue to provide people with the communications products and services that connect them to what's important in their lives."

For the past 11 years, I’ve been serving business owners with their commercial and residential needs. My customers would tell you that I’m very responsive and passionate about finding the right solutions that meet their needs. 


John Van Dinther | Website Design

Our Mission:
Two Hats gives entrepreneurs the tools they need to create and run their own businesses successfully. By teaching our clients how to use these tools, they are empowered to pursue their goals.

John Van Dinther of Two Hats Consulting
(415) 515-1252

June Kamerling | Pilates Instructor

When June turned 50, she knew that she did not want to grow old being overweight and unhealthy. She started working out with a personal trainer and soon was inspired to become a personal trainer herself, followed by her Pilates training.  June brings to her Pilates and personal training, years of bodywork experience, knowledge of the skeletal and muscular system, muscle testing (kinesiology), how each individual body is designed to move, her experience working with many conditions such as repetitive strain injuries, chronic pain due to tension and old injuries.

“I’m so thrilled with the way Pilates and weight training has changed my body and my feeling of well being. I want to bring that feeling to others”.

June is fascinated by the human body…how we move, how we hold emotional patterns and habits which can affect our everyday well being, vitality and ability to move and be pain free. June has over 30 years experience in Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT), Lymphatic Drainage Therapy, and soft and deep tissue therapeutic massage.

“NeuroKinetic Therapy is based on the premise that when an injury has occurred, certain muscles shut down or become inhibited, forcing other muscles to become overworked. By applying light pressure that the client then resists, the practitioner can evaluate the strength or weakness of each muscle, revealing the sources of injury and retraining the client’s body to remove the compensation patterns” (from the book Neurokinetic Therapy by David Weinstock.)

June has studied nutrition as a personal interest for many years, being raised by a “health food nut” mother. June follows a “Paleo template” of eating and practices Mindful eating. She has never been in better health as she approaches medicare age.  She is happy to talk to you about diet and nutrition based on her personal experience of many years.

June is fully certified in all Pilates apparatus through Balanced Body University, is a personal trainer through NCSF, FAMI certified through Kinected Pilates Studio in NYC,  and certified in Pre-natal/Post-Partum Pilates. June has completed level 1 and 2 of Primal Pilates and is currently teaching Primal Pilates at El Cerrito Fitness.

June Kamerling

Kevin Boozé | Auto Repair

Kevin U. Boozé, CEO and Pinole Shop Manager
•  ASE Certified Master Technician
•  State Licensed Smog Technician
•  25 Years Auto Care Experience
•  Instructor: College level Automotive Tech 

Our shop is a full service repair center that can provide just about every service and repair need, from smog checks and oil changes to engine replacements and complex electrical diagnostics. We do it all and we do it well.

Our staff is friendly and courteous ASE Certified and Master Technicians.
We service most makes and models and most vehicle types including passenger cars, light and medium duty trucks, SUVs, mini vans, RVs and Hybrids.

550 San Pablo Avenue
Pinole, CA 94564
Phone (510) 724-2000

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Closed on Saturdays and Sundays

Leah Bloom | In-Home Caregivers

Leah Bloom

Homewatch Caregivers of Oakland
In-Home Caregivers in Oakland
Committed to Your Loved One’s Happiness

Caring for a loved one who cannot live completely independently can be emotionally and physically exhausting, no matter how able or young you are. Fortunately, our in-home caregiving services in Oakland are available to you. Whether your beloved family member is facing physical or mental challenges due to age or a special condition, our Oakland senior care team can take the time to find the perfect care team for his or her needs.

Want to learn more about our home care services?
Contact us at (510) 953-5112 for a complimentary evaluation!

Michael Robbins | Architect

Michael Robbins, AIA, LEED AP
Studio Robbins Cortina,

Studio Robbins Cortina, is an architecture and interiors firm based in Berkeley California. We work closely with each client to understand and define their needs before developing designs that are appropriate responses to the challenges and opportunities of site and context.  We are dedicated to high quality design that responds to our client's needs while contributing positively to the environment and community.   

We leverage new approaches to traditional delivery of design services to improve quality and efficiency while reducing costs.  We encourage team environments where owner's, builders and the design team are encouraged to contribute actively in the whole process.  Using BIM (Building Information Modeling) design tools we provide 3D visualization, opportunities for prefabrication and better-quality designs. As LEED accredited professionals, we help our clients formulate effective sustainability goals tailored to their project and ensure that goals are met during construction.  

Alexis Keenan | Videographer

Jennifer Winfrey Photography

Alexis Keenan, Videographer


Alexis Keenan works with individuals, businesses and companies wanting to develop a voice to tell compelling stories. With 12 years of experience in video production, Alexis uses her expertise and creative approach to bring forward key story elements highlighting each unique brand narrative. Alexis invests in learning the specific details of each client to develop a video that shares their talent and passion with audiences looking for exactly what they offer.

“The world is a fascinating place and I find opportunities for education, interest and passion everywhere. I want to get to know you and what makes you excited to get up in the morning. Let’s take that passion and create a visual story that excites and educates new fans and advocates of your work. I want to make the world a better place, one story at a time.”


  • Business Promotion (includes crowdfunding)
  • Video Testimonials
  • Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, etc)
  • Events and Presentations
  • Aerial Shoots


  • Documentaries
  • Music Videos
  • Commercial

Lisa Mazur | Graphic Design

Lisa Mazur Design

Lisa Mazur Design was founded in 1995 and specializes in the creation of brands, packaging, promotional materials, and digital communications for retail, hospitality, corporate and not-for-profit companies. 

For over 20 years, Lisa has led the creation of multi-brand initiatives for The Jack Parker Corporation which owns Parker New York and Parker Palm Springs hotels, the restaurants Norma’s, burger joint, Mr. Parker’s and Knave as well as PSYC, Moonshine and gravity fitness. Lisa has also provided strategic design and marketing for the Biltmore, Truffles and Parker Towers which are Jack Parker residential communities.

Lisa has worked with major not-for--profit clients such as Positive Resource Center, the National Kidney Foundation, and Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. Her corporate clients have included Godiva, Johnson & Johnson, L’Occitane, Nickelodeon, Playtex, Spiegel Brands, Staybridge Suites, and Verizon.

Lisa had the good fortune of starting her career working with Paul Davis at Paul Davis Studio and Paula Scher at Pentagram Design, both who fostered her love of creating eye-catching solutions to any challenge.

Lisa has received many awards in recognition of her work from The American Institute of Graphic Arts, The Art Director’s Club, Communication Arts Magazine, I.D. Magazine, Print Magazine and the Type Directors Club.

Facundo Cruz | Painter

Facundo Cruz Painting Services
Interior/Exterior - Remodeling
Cabinets, Walls, Sheetrock, Stains
10 years experience

Cell: 510-541-1461

Free Estimates

Declan Spring | Residential Real Estate


I'm an Irish-born long-time resident of the East Bay. Having traveled extensively internationally, living and working in various countries, I value the Bay Area as an absolutely incredible place to live. My family lives in Albany where we have 2 kids in Albany schools.

Being part of an established and widely respected local boutique brokerage like Red Oak provides an enormous competitive advantage to my clients. The Red Oak family is a source of neighborhood and community information that's intimate and deep, helping me provide unparalleled service to my clients.

My real estate career began as a commercial real estate researcher for a national corporation, and then as a professional architectural photographer where I developed my passion for real estate. I've been licensed as a Realtor since 2004 and joined Red Oak Realty in 2010.

I appreciate and value the homes I list and take great care to highlight their best qualities. I'm easy going yet highly organized, answering questions promptly and reviewing all documents with you in as much detail as you request. I'm never harried or worried but I'm methodical and patient with my finger always on the pulse of the evolving market. Each client is my most important client.

By carefully listening to your needs and customizing my service to you, rest assured my efforts to negotiate with integrity on your behalf, creatively problem solve, and manage the numerous details will achieve a successful end result.

I maintain contact with my clients after the transaction is complete, continuing to serve them for the rest of their lives. My clients understand that this is the cornerstone of my business philosophy, allowing me to work almost exclusively by referral, which in turn allows me to spend a lot of time with my clients.

Mission Statement: To impact and improve the quality of people's lives through careful listening and sound real estate advice that may or may not result in a transaction but will create an advocate for my business.

Declan Spring
Residential Real Estate
Red Oak Realty
1891 Solano Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94707
MOBILE  415-446-8591

Denitsa Shopova | Image Consultant

As an image consultant I want nothing more than to help you put your best image forward. My professional training and continuing education ensures that you will receive top-of-the-line customer service.

Let's partner together to build your new image! 


Denitsa Shopova 
Image Consultant 
510 220 1634

Jeff Roberts | Computer Systems Consultant

(650) 591-5408

At Jeff R. Roberts & Associates, we pride ourselves on providing IT solutions for small companies of all types.

Programs we offer include:

Cloud Services
With Cloud Computing from Jeff R. Roberts & Associates, Inc., you can ensure business continuity, avoiding costly disruption through the following services:
On-line Cloud Backup
Remote Desktop
Spam and Virus Filtering
Cloud Server
Microsoft Office 365

Managed Services
With our managed IT services solutions, you can avoid the high costs and hassles that come with trying to support and manage your IT in-house. You'll have more time and resources to devote to activities that build your business - acquiring more leads, closing sales, and finding new sources of profit.

Data Protection
Is your company prepared for a critical information loss due to a natural disaster or complete system failure? If not, we can help. We can provide you the access and data protection you require at an affordable monthly rate, assuring business continuity and giving you peace of mind..

Hosting Services
Designing and supporting an IT infrastructure is cost-prohibitive for most small businesses. We can help you by examining your needs and delivering the tech support, backup and secure data access your company requires to function at its best.

Using the power of the Internet to make and receive phone calls, VoIP systems can greatly improve your communication and provide you with options not available with traditional phone systems. You'll reduce your phone bills while improving flexibility for staff, allowing a connection to your office phone system from anywhere Internet access is offered.

Vendor Management
Our vendor management services allow you to get better, faster service from top providers. We'll help you combine relationships and decipher all the technical lingo, getting you the service you require to help your business grow and succeed.

Hardware as a Service (HaaS)
Technology changes quickly - and the set-up and management costs are high. Our HaaS program gives you the technical guidance, hardware and software you need as part of a monthly package. You'll keep up with technology, giving your employees the most modern equipment and boosting productivity.

Business IT Support
Searching for helpful, local tech support? Look no further. We provide IT support services for small businesses on a per-hour or per-incident basis. Whether you need guidance with hardware and software installation, virus protection and removal, or basic tech support, we can help.

Online Marketing
Need help navigating all the current online marketing options out there? Our consultants can help you plan, carry out, and track your online efforts, helping you connect with more prospects looking for what you offer. You'll get quick, cost-effective results that are much easier to evaluate than traditional marketing tactics.

Jerry Beckerman | Teen Educator

Jerry Beckerman
President & Founder of Passion Spark Retreats

What if you could do what you love
and also earn a good living?

For over 40 years, Jerry has been involved in a wide variety of activities in the worlds of student inspiration, social research, new products, community non-profits, strategic planning, marketing, and new venture development. Consistent throughout his career, he has transformed ideas into tangible reality by building teams of smart passionate professionals. He holds a bachelors in psychology from UC Berkeley (1975), and developed and launched a variety of successful for-profit ventures until, in 2003, he founded the nonprofit Segue Career Mentors. Segue has facilitated 85,000 student career exposures to inspire student about the “possible selves” that are available to them in the work world. Now with Passion Spark, Jerry leads a comprehensive and engaging curriculum that gently guides students to discover and connect with their passion and then match that passion to a career to earn a good living. Like so much in life, knowing where one is headed increases the likelihood of getting there.

Kelley Kessler | Shaman

Hi my name is Kelley Kessler and I am known as Shaman KK, a divinely compassionate mystical medicine woman.

I work with people who are ready to experience a profound shift in their life, family, home or business and who seek new levels of ease and resolution. Presenting “issues” may be of an emotional, mental, physical, developmental or spiritual nature. I work with family members who seek services on behalf of their young children and/or transitioning loved ones.

Shamanic healings compliment other professional and licensed health and wellness services, treatment modalities, religious and spiritual practices.

Phone & long-distance healings available.
Contact me today!

Kristin Rios | Fitness Instructor

NASM Certified Personal Trainer
NESTA Certified Personal Trainer
AFAA Certified Kickboxing Instructor
TRX Certified Instructor
B.A. UC Berkeley

Kristin has a strong athletic background that includes being a lifelong skier turned snowboarder, and competitive tennis and softball player. She developed an affinity for fitness at a young age, doing step-up power aerobics with her dad in the living room. This turned into a passion for seeking out and creating unique, challenging and fun exercise alternatives and led Kristin to explore gymnastics, rock climbing and kickboxing. She kicks butt in her powerful little 5’3” package, just ask any of her three brothers!
Kristin now kicks butt for a living. She makes sure that getting a tough workout doesn’t mean you can’t have a good time. Coaching classes and training clients is her passion, and she loves making a positive impact on people’s lives. Kristin is a dedicated motivator whose rapport with her clients leads to real friendship.

Fuse Fitness in Albany
727 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA 94706

Paige Patrick | Soprano and Voice Teacher

Paige is a Performer and Vocal Teacher

Performance Bio
Paige Patrick, soprano, holds a BM in Music Education from Texas State University and an MM in Performance from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. After relocating to the Bay Area in August, Ms. Patrick most recently appeared with Goat Hall Opera’s “Little Weill Women,” a Kurt Weill cabaret. Past appearances include ‘Rose Maurrant’ (Street Scene), ‘Donna Elvira’ (Don Giovanni), ‘Ann Putnam’ (The Crucible), and ‘Alma Way’ (The Village Singer) with Knoxville Opera Studio, ’Manon’ (Manon), ‘Elektra’ (Idomeneo), and ‘First Lady’ (Die Zauberflöte) with Harrower Opera Workshop, and ‘Katherina Cavalieri' (Amadeus) with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. As a concert artist, Ms. Patrick performed in numerous events in the Knoxville area, including Marble City Opera’s ‘Night of Horror and Mayhem’ and the ‘Mary Costa Tribute Recital’ with Pellissippi State Community College, where she served as Liberal Arts faculty from 2010-2014.
  • Professional  
  • Vocally Versatile  
  • Powerful & Poised  
  • Intuitive  
  • Fun-Loving  Personality

(510) 374-4586

Chase Michna | Hair Stylist

Chase Michna 
is an extraordinary senior stylist 
at Modena Salon in Berkeley

1722 SOLANO AVE, BERKELEY, CA 94707 | 510.524.9944

Jason Wizelman | Mortgage Broker

Jason Wizelman
SVP of Residential Lending
C: 510-367-5562  O: 510-913-9369  F: 630-268-5610
Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp.
1647 Hopkins Street
Berkeley, CA 94707

NMLS: 1533992 | Company NMLS: 2551

Kim Baur | Health and Wellness Coach

I received my Health Coaching training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I studied many dietary theories and practical lifestyle coaching methods.

I have been cooking in kitchens since a young child. My Italian Grandmother had a big influence on me at a very young age, as I was fortunate to live across the street and I would visit her often. Her house always smelled delicious! Something was always on the stove, or baking in the oven…fresh baked bread reminds me of her to this day. She taught me how to make traditional Pesto Genovese with a mortar and pestle, Pizza from scratch, Peach Pie with homegrown fruit, Bolognese sauce, and we rarely followed a recipe.

Some of my other instructors include Chefs Jacques Pepin, Julia Child, Jamie Oliver, Rick Bayless, Ina Garten, Martha Stewart and others who have shared their wisdom and passion for cooking on television and videos.

Living in California all my life, my culinary philosophy is based on fresh, locally grown, organic and sustainable ingredients, much like Alice Waters of Chez Panisse, who I admire tremendously for her work with the organic food movement and school lunch reform.

I have also Instructed as a Chef and Apprenticed at the Kitchen On Fire cooking school in Berkeley, CA and have learned skills and techniques from other accomplished Chefs to make food even more delicious. With my knowledge, we will co-create completely personalized actions based on your goals to move you toward your ideal vision of health within your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and resources.


Learn more about my training and my unique approach to health coaching.

Are you curious about how health coaching can help you? Let’s talk. Schedule an initial consultation with me today.

Joanne Cosgrove | Massage Therapist

My name is Joanne Cosgrove and I am California Certified Massage Therapist #59544 ( who has been providing Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Therapies to San Francisco East Bay communities since the year 2000.  Since graduating from National Holistic Institute(NHI) in Emeryville with training as a Massage Therapist and Health Educator, I've persued training in Lymphatic Drainage Therapy (Chikly Institute), CranioSacral Therapy (Upledger Institute), Orthopedic Massage, Myofascial Release (John F. Barnes Institute) and others.  I aim to have useful tools in my toolbox and to use them wisely.

My primary philosophy is: "You are whole already. Just as you are. Despite appearances, diagnosis, and occasionally, behaviors." (a.k.a. You don't need fixing).

My role in respect to you: "I assist your [particular system(s) in need] in helping you have a better day"

My Mission Statement: "I help to tame the young, the old and the restless. I accomplish this by coaxing their muscles, minds or systems in need into a relaxed state of well-being."
(510) 418-7678 office
(925) 788-9790 cell

514 Kains Avenue
Albany, CA 94706

Josh Wulkan | Financial Planner

Josh Wulkan
Edward Jones
Making Sense of Investing

1301 Solano Ave Suite 201, Albany, CA 94706
510-237-3495 | Fax: 877-498-5789

Katherine Korlacki | Professional Organizer

Katherine Korlacki is a professional organizer in the Berkeley area. She helps people get past the "overwhelm" to find peace and order in their homes and offices. Bringing a nonjudgmental approach to organizational challenges, Katherine helps people who are overwhelmed and don't know where to start get a handle on the "stuff." A three hour session will change your life. Her motto: Clear out what weighs you down, keep what brings you joy.

Contact Katherine at 510-525-3310 - -

Our Contact Spheres - Look here for openings in our chapter

Health and Wellness
Teresa Lau, Chiropractor
Marie Bowser, Acupuncturist
Joanne Cosgrove, Massage Therapist
June Kamerling, Pilates Instructor
Kristin Rios, Personal Trainer
Kim Baur, Health and Wellness Coach
Srinika Narayan, Nutritional Consultant
Chase Michna, Hair Stylist
Denitsa Shopova, Esthetician
Viviana Lahrs Gesyuk, Yoga Instructor
Kelly Kessler, Shaman

We are seeking a qualified: 

Special Events
Fred Fassett, Printer
Paige Patrick, Soprano and Music Teacher
Chase Michna, Hair Stylist
Denitsa Shopova, Image Consultant
Shoey Sindel, Photographer
Alexis Keenan, Videographer
Javier Davila, Cleaning Services

We are seeking a qualified: 

Automobile Related
Angel Lax, Auto Insurance
Kevin Boozé, Auto Repair
Teresa Lau, Chiropractor

We are seeking a qualified: 

Business Services
Brandon Tomas, Telecommunications
John Van Dinther, Website Development
Fred Fassett, Printer
Deborah Fisher, CPA Taxes
Francis Griffin, Commercial Realtor
Jeff Roberts, Computer Consultant
Katherine Korlacki, Professional Organizer
Bruce Roberts, Business Insurance
Ben Rosenthal, Technology Coach
Jason Wizelman, Mortgage Broker
Shoey Sindel, Photographer

We are seeking a qualified: 

Financial Services
Deborah Fisher, Tax Accountant
Jason Wizelman, Mortgage Broker
Josh Wulkan, Financial Planner

We are seeking a qualified: 

Marketing Communications/Design/Web
Fred Fassett, Printer
John Van Dinther, Website Development
Chase Michna, Hair Stylist
Shoey Sindel, Photographer

We are seeking a qualified: 

Home Services:
Declan Spring, Residential Realtor
Michael Robbins, Architect
Silvio Dobrovat, General Contractor
Jonathan Cherin, Construction Specialist
Angel Lax, Home Insurance
Javier Davila, Housecleaning
Katherine Korlacki, Professional Organizer
Ben Rosenthal, Technology Coach
Kim Baur, Health and Wellness Coach
Facundo Cruz, Handyman

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