Board of Directors

Jake Edmondson, Board Secretary

Jake works as an Instructional Designer at Qualcomm, Inc. and an eLearning Architect at Memec, Inc.  As a member of the Information Design and Training team, Jake currently serves as the team lead for 15 products and services, planning and designing training and documentation for internal and external Qualcomm customers. As a developer, he creates web-based tutorials, develops help systems, teaches webinars, and develops just-in-time performance support tools.

Greg Wilson, Board Treasurer

Greg has been in public accounting since 1980 and founded Wilson & Associates, CPAs in 1983.  His experience includes: Preparation of Complex Tax Returns including Partnership, Corporation, Estate, and Fiduciary;  Certified Audits of 401 (k), Mortgage Broker/FHA, HUD real estate projects, and various Non Profit groups; Management advisory, Complex Real Estate transactions; and is a Court Approved Expert Witness in complex business transactions. Greg leverages tax strategies to promote business and personal tax planning to help his clients achieve their goals.  Greg graduated from Cal-State University Northridge in 1978 with a degree in Accounting.

Al Irvine, Board Member

An entrepreneur and pioneering computer scientist, Mr. Irvine has been in the computer industry since 1956. In 1984 Mr. Irvine founded, and is President of Eclectic Solutions Consulting­­­—an information systems consulting organization. His degrees are in mathematics with minors in philosophy, English and physics. Mr. Irvine has published many technical papers, testified before Congress and been an invited member of two National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council panels: The Committee on the IRS [$8 Billion] Tax System Modernization and The Panel on Research on Future [2010] Census Methods.  From 1990 to 1997 he was a member of the Board of Teatro Máscara Mágica, and served as the President of the Board for three of those years. He joined the Board of Trustees of the San Diego REPertory Theatre in 1988 and served on that Board for 15 years in the positions of Vice President, Membership Chair and Secretary. In 2000, he joined the Board of Trustees of Eveoke Dance Theatre serving as a Trustee and Treasurer through 2003.  He briefly chaired the Advisory Board of the Common Ground Theatre in 2005. He has been awarded three “Star” awards. 

Marylou LoPreste, Board Member

Mary Lou LoPreste is a visionary entrepreneur, advocate for social justice, sustainable developer, and green building consultant.  Her identity as a business woman is intimately connected to her responsibility and vision as an environmentalist.  This combination has manifested in the precedent-setting Sun Harbor Marina.

As the owner, developer and project manager for the recent re-build of Sun Harbor Marina in San Diego,  she secured the financing, managed all contracts and built the nation’s  first LEED certified Marina.  She successfully navigated the rigorous LEED certification process that requires careful adherence to principles of sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, sustainable material selection, recycling, public art, and indoor environmental quality.  As manager of this multi-million dollar project, she was responsible for every aspect of it’s completion.  As a result, Sun Harbor Marina has received world wide recognition for its green status and Mary Lou for her innovative and artistic approach to building and development.  The marina has been recognized as one of the top green projects in the nation. Numerous awards followed, from the state of Washington, San Diego Gas and Electric, Earthworks, the Port of San Diego and numerous architecture awards.  Mary Lou has been recognized by the CA State Assembly and Congress of the US.  She was recognized by the San Diego Business Journal as one of the top 25 business women in San Diego.

LoPreste also has created and co-founded 2 non-profits: Eveoke Dance Theatre….Cultivating Compassionate Social Action through Evocative Performance and Arts Education…and La Red Revision Project, supporting women in Fair Trade, Organic and Bird friendly coffee.  Her commitment to her community continually evolves as she has participated as a board member for many important organizations including: The Chamber of Commerce, San Diego Performing Arts Board, San Diego Public Art, the Make a Wish Foundation, Project Concern, Urban Forestry and Bread for the Journey to name a few.  Her interests today include building sustainably, creating community using holistic principles that respects nature, business and man.