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Meet the DML Board & Executive team

Our talented group of board volunteers leads the DML through thick and thin. This passionately Canadian team helps make life for other Canadians in the Bay Area better each year.

Prime Moose (Current Chair)

Canadian rootsToronto

 

Bay Area: San Francisco

25 years in the Bay Area! Deloitte, Oracle and eventually my own consulting company kept me busy while raising two proudly dual-citizen daughters. 

AlumniRyerson

Day job: Interior Designer, SPDesign

Canadiana: Always a Leafs fan, no matter what. Still figure skating and taking up curling. Missing my family, Tim Hortons Maple Dipped and Swiss Chalet.

Little known fact: Sarah was once an usherette at Maple Leaf Gardens.

Sarah Price

Pastured Moose (Past Chair)

Canadian roots: Nelson, Vancouver, North Shore

 

Bay Area: Marin County (Kentfield)

In 2011, I was looking for a life adventure for our then-young family (thanks to my hubby and his employer, Salesforce!).

Alumni: University of Calgary

Day job: Independent consultant (industry-university partnerships/talent development/communications)

Canadiana: SOTW was my 90s and 00s, but summer music festivals (Starbelly Jam and Kaslo Jazz) introduced Shred Kelly and Barr Brothers. I love fresh picked huckleberries from the mountains around Kootenay Lake. And, Jube Jubes. And many BC wines top a long list of things I alway buy when I'm back.

Erika Wah

Pastured Moose (Past Chair)

Canadian roots: Thetford Mines, Quebec

Bay Area: Palo Alto

Alumni: McGill University

Day job: Consultant on US-Canada higher education and innovation projects; former immigration lawyer.

Canadiana: Habs fan, Inuit art collector, writer of several memoir pieces exploring my Canadian émigré experiences.

David Stewart

Operations (Beer) Moose

Canadian roots: Ottawa, and grew up just outside of Toronto.

 

Bay Area: San Jose

Came down in 2000 as part of a 3 year plan...

Alumni: Carleton University

Day job: Technology Leader

Canadiana: Still a hockey player. Siva misses skating on the canal in Ottawa and BeaverTails, but loves the warm weather here.

Siva Ananmalay

Social Media & Operations Moose

Canadian roots: Toronto

Bay Area: San Francisco & Lafayette

 

Alumni: University of Toronto

 

Day job: Google Ads & Analytics

Wendy Kam Marcy

Partner Moose

Canadian roots: Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto, and Ottawa.

 

Bay Area: San Francisco

In 2017, I was leading Canadian Immigration law at Syfarth Shaw LLP and relocated to San Francisco. 

Alumni: McGill University

Day Job: Owner, Dhillon Immigration Law

A proud Canadian, I love getting up each morning to help companies and individuals from across the globe move to Canada. 

Pavan Dhillon

Events Moose

Melissa has been instrumental running our hockey and Canada Day events, especially over Covid when many events had to held online. Her organization and energy were key successful events despite the pandemic.

Melissa D'Souza

Amanda Cheng

Membership Moose

Canadian roots: Ottawa

Bay Area: San Francisco

Alumni: University of Ottawa, Harvard​

Canadiana:  Amanda is a true Canadian at heart as she loves poutine and the tranquility of skating down Ottawa's Rideau Canal. She did a BSc. in Biochemistry and cardiac physiology at the University of Ottawa which eventually led her to the USA, where she pursued orthodontics at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. After successfully selling her company, she now eagerly anticipates the next chapter of her career in the dynamic landscape of Silicon Valley.

Amanda Cheng

Natasha Mehta

Finance Moose

Canadian roots: Calgary, Quebec

Bay Area: South Bay

Alumni: 

Canadiana:  Natasha is a seasoned Finance professional with over 28+ years of experience across hedge funds/investment management, M&A, Derivatives, and regulatory roles, currently serving as the chief risk officer and chief auditor for Flex in San Jose.  She was originally born in Quebec but grew up in Calgary, Canada, and has lived across the globe, including New York, Singapore, and Chicago. She has now counted the Bay area as her home since 2020.   She misses all things Canadian (including Coffee Crisps, Timbits, Poutine, and incredible skiing!) and visits home often, where her friends and family are.   Natasha enjoys piano, painting, and traveling in her free time and looks forward to working with the DML community.

Natasha Mehta

Ryan Taylor

Partnerships

Canadian roots: Toronto

Bay Area: Menlo Park

Alumni: UCLA, Cambridge University

Day Job: Venture Capitalist Investor at Fusion Fund

Canadiana:  Ryan left Canada to pursue a decade-long international modeling career with IMG, working with esteemed brands such as Louis Vuitton, Armani, and Calvin Klein. During this time, he discovered his love for technology with positive real-world impacts, prompting him to attend UCLA & Cambridge and subsequently co-found and work at a series of early-stage startups, including Justworks. He now works as an early-stage deep tech investor, focusing on AI, industrial automation, and healthcare. His favorite aspects of Canada, besides the people, are the natural beauty and the surrounding landscapes, especially during the late summer and fall. Ryan adores the brisk air and the striking colors of the leaves as they transform from lush greens into vibrant reds, yellows, and oranges.

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