NorCal Hoyas Resources for Bay Area Living

Whether you grew up in the Bay Area and are coming back home, or you're brand new to the area, the Georgetown Club of Northern California would like to make your transition as smooth as possible. Below are a few links that every NorCal Hoya should know. If you come across anything useful that you think should be added to this list, please let us know!

Connecting with Bay Area Hoyas

Besides coming to Club-sponsored events, you can connect directly with area Hoyas through our Facebook Group (approval needed)

For job hunting, please visit our specific Jobs and Networking page.

Other Bay Area Georgetown Alumni Groups

Georgetown Technology Alliance - Serving the Georgetown technology and biotech community.

Georgetown Entrepreneurship Alliance - A group started in 2011 focused on entrepreneurship and innovation.

Georgetown University Alumni Admissions Program (AAP) - A worldwide alumni volunteer organization that coordinates and conducts the interview process for first-year and transfer applicants to Georgetown.  More interviewers needed in Northern California!

Finding an Apartment

Craigslist, San Francisco Bay Area


Public Transportation

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
San Francisco Muni

July 19 Update: SF Giants Tailgate and Game, New Student Send-Off BBQ August 11

Hope everyone is having a great summer! We have our Giants game coming up this Sunday, and our New Student Send-Off BBQ right around the corner. Plus, thanks to everyone who participated in Hoya Professional Development Month activities last month!

-SF Giants Game and Tailgate, Sunday, July 21, 11am-4pm: Game tickets sold out, but tailgating tickets still available!
-New Student Send-Off BBQ at Crissy Field, Sunday August 11, 11am-2pm
-Hoya-Owned Businesses and Non-Profits in the Bay Area page

Sunday, July 21, 11am-4pm: SF Giants Game and Tailgate
This Sunday's San Francisco Giants game and tailgate is sold out! Thank you very much to all those who purchased tickets, we're looking forward to having a great time.

If you were unable to purchase tickets or are on the waitlist, we encourage you to buy tickets to the game on your own and then join us for the tailgate! Standing room tickets are available on, or you can buy tickets in a variety of sections on If you'd like to be as close to the Hoya crew as possible, our tickets are in Section 333, Row 12, Seats 1-20. Then, buy your tailgate-only ticket here, and join us in the parking lot as we celebrate with food and drinks! Can't wait to see everyone!

Sunday, August 11, 11am-2pm: New Student Send-Off BBQ at Crissy Field
The NorCal Hoyas would like to honor the new Class of 2017 with a BBQ! We will be at the field above the Crissy Field Amphitheater in San Francisco, please click on the Eventbrite link to RSVP and for a map and general directions. The cost is FREE, and all new students, Georgetown alumni, and their family and friends are invited to join (a donation box will be available for those wishing to contribute to the Georgetown Club of Northern California).

Please bring your Hoya spirit, wear your blue and gray, dress warm (can be breezy and foggy in SF), and an appetite! If you have any questions about the event, as always, please e-mail us at

Hoya-Owned Businesses and Non-Profits in the Bay Area

Thanks to all who contacted us about their businesses and non-profits in the Bay Area. The list is now available by just scanning down below, or you can click here. We hope to add to this list, so if you or any Hoya you know has a business or non-profit in the Bay Area, please tell them to contact us so we can share their information!

Hoya Owned Businesses and Non-Profits in the Bay Area

We have compiled a list of businesses and non-profits in the Bay Area that are owned or managed by Georgetown alumni. We know that many Hoyas in the Bay Area are doing some exciting things with their careers, and we want to share them with our Hoya community! If you have or know of a Hoya-owned or operated business or non-profit in the Bay Area that should be added to this list, please email us with the information at


Tonic Nightlife Group (bars, restaurants, catering)

Tonic, Bullitt, Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, 1772 Market Street, Soda Popinski's, Wild Hare, Royal Tug Yacht Club, Tonic Beverage Catering
Has hosted numerous NorCal Hoyas events and happy hours over the years!
Co-owned by Ben Bleiman (COL '03)

Postcard Communications

A food/beverage-focused PR agency that has represented represent chefs, restaurants, cookbooks, food products and the like since 2006.
Founder, Olga Katsnelson (COL '93)

Marin House Cleaning L.L.C.

A nontoxic housecleaning company servicing the residents of Marin County since 2008.
Owner and Founder, Jorge Lee (MBA '12)

Blu Homes
Co-Founder, Maura McCarthy ('01)

Red Cloud, Inc.

Design, install, sell, rent, optimize and repair two-way radio communications systems and wireless networks of all types for both government and commercial clienteles.

Co-founder and an equity partner Kevin Lincks (SFS '88)

Urban Hiker SF
Solo start-up run by Alexandra Krane (FLL '01), former Googler and pioneer urban hiker

Kathleen Kline & Associates

Academic editing, presentations, and workshops.

Byrd & Associates Immigration Law Firm (San Jose, San Francisco)
Exclusively practicing immigration law for over 12 years handling all immigration matters including business immigration, family immigration, deportation and asylum, and waivers.
Attorney and Owner, Beverly Byrd (LLM '01)

A socially responsible online lender, that helps people escape payday loans.
Founder, Sasha Orloff (MBA '06)

Together Editing & Design, Inc.
Giving the best possible voice to each client's ideas, in alignment with the client's own unique writing, design preferences, and aims for the work.  Complete editing, publishing, graphic and web design services for academics, business writers, and authors.
Principal & CEO, Anna Fitzpatrick Doherty (FLL '95)

Hoopes Vineyard and Lipirita Cellars
Family wineries located in Napa Valley.
Owner, Lindsay Hoopes (COL '03)

Lynmar Estate
Winery in Sebastopol, Russian River Valley.  Hosted NorCal Hoyas' Young Alumni Wine Tour and Tasting in June 2013.
Owner, Lynn Fritz (COL '64)

Teaching kids to design, build and sell STEM based mobile learning games
CEO, Dr. Mary Jean Koontz (SFS '84)

Charles Communications Associates, LLC
Independent creative marketing communications and new media firm that helps companies and organizations create, build, and launch brands.  Specializing in wine, gourmet, natural and organic food and beverage categories, as well as for top shelf spirits and luxury products marketing.
Founder, Kimberly Charles (COL '85)


Friends of Alemany Farm 

A volunteer group that manages the horticulture, volunteer, and educational program at Alemany Farm, a 3.5 acre organic farm ecosystem in southeast San Francisco.  Hosted the NorCal Hoyas' Hoyas Give Baxa service event in April 2013.
Co-founded and co-managed by Jason Mark (SFS '97)

Project Night Night

Helping homeless people have sweeter dreams.

Founder and Executive Director Kendra Robbins (COL '94, GRAD '95, LAW '00)

Pangea Legal Services
An immigrant rights organization providing direct representation, community education and empowerment, and engaging in policy advocacy.
Founder Nilou Khonsari (SFS '06, LAW '09)

Bay Area Council Economic Institute
Economic policy research and strategy organization that focuses on the Bay Area, including Silicon Valley, and California.
President Sean Randolph (SFS '72, LAW '81)

Lighting for Learning
Lighting For Learning is a social enterprise that brings light and electricity to villages in developing countries not connected to traditional energy grids.

Founder Patrick Shandonay (MBA '10) 

Georgetown Mass in San Francisco July 20 with Rev. Kevin O'Brien, S.J.

You and your family are cordially invited to a Mass for Georgetown alumni and parents celebrated by:

Rev. Kevin O’Brien, S.J. (C’88) 
Georgetown’s Vice President for Mission & Ministry

Saturday, July 20, 5 p.m. Mass, with reception immediately following

St. Ignatius College Preparatory
2001 37th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94116

RSVP with or call 202-687-0636.