Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Rebeca Elliott

(Director term: August 2016 – September 2019)
Rebeca has lived in Golden Hill since September 2012. Her background is in administration and bookkeeping and she currently going back to school to become a speech therapist. She was born in Guatemala and lived there until she was eight. She has been attending GGHCDC meetings since the beginning of 2016 before joining the Board and taking the role of Secretary in January 2017.

Shannon Fleener

(Director term: September 2017 – September 2020, President)
Shannon moved to Golden Hill in February 2016 and quickly fell in love with the neighborhood. As a Housing Specialist at the San Diego Housing Commission, Shannon advocates for best practices to help our homeless neighbors achieve permanent housing. Shannon’s background in education and social justice has made her a passionate supporter of community-based work and grassroots movements; she is very excited to serve Golden Hill and work towards a better community for all.

Pamela Gade

(Director Term: January 2019 – September 2021, Community Liaison)
Pam has resided in Golden Hill since of 2003.  She is a native San Diegan and a community enthusiast.  Many neighbors know her as the friendly plant lady on 24th Street where she shares a wonderful Victorian home with her two loyal dogs.  Her background includes the proprietorship of Plant Art San Diego specializing in creating one of a kind living art pieces.  Pam has a great pulse on the neighborhood due to the many encounters she has with residents, both two and four legged!  Her volunteer experience includes participation with Jackson House Recovery Home and House of Denmark in Balboa Park.

Sebastian Sarria

(Director term: September 2017 – September 2019, Secretary)
Sebastian Sarria is excited for Golden Hill. From it’s fantastic views to unique community character, he truly believes Golden Hill is the best neighborhood in San Diego. A native of Colombia, Sebastian currently works as the Clean Energy Fellow with the Climate Action Campaign, a non-profit whose mission is to stop climate change through policy action, and is heavily involved in community organizing and advocacy. He looks forward to bringing positive community and environmental benefits to Golden Hill residents that will serve generations to come.

Karen Solorzano

(Director Term: November 2018 – September 2021, Events Chair)
Karen moved to Golden Hill in 2014 from the South Bay.  She is a community enthusiast and looks forward to engaging neighbors. with fairs, block parties, pop-ups, and mixers.  Karen has represented buyers and sellers across the county as a real estate agent and love’s turning clients on to the great lifestyle of Golden Hill.  Karen is an advocate for military personnel and volunteers frequently for Father Joes, Urban Path and YMCA Armed Services.

Rob Yackley

(Director Term: January 2016 – September 2019, Treasurer)
Rob Yackley has been an active resident in Golden Hill since 2008. He is the President of a local faith-based nonprofit which trains community leaders and has served on the leadership team of multiple nonprofits. Rob has a background in banking and real estate and facilitates personal, professional, and spiritual developmental workshops/seminars/apprenticeships in Golden Hill and around the country. He has served on the GGHCDC Board since January 2016.