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 norcalhoyas@gmail.com.


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) 

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