Who We Are
Christine Mendonca has been a leader on the coast since 1993. She volunteered with local school PTO's at Farallone View, at Cunha Middle School and all the way up to Cougar Hill, where in addition to chairing the Site Council, she served two terms as co-chair for HMBHS Safe and Sober Grad Night. She has served as President of the Cabrillo Education Foundation during which time the CEF Endowment was established. She was recently named director emeritus by that Board of Directors.
In 2006 Christine received the Mary Jane Murphy Award from HMB High School Associated Student Body for her dedicated service to the students. In 2009, she was honored as the recipient of the Dolores Mullin "Like A Rock" Award, at the HMB Coastside Chamber of Commerce and Visitors' Bureau Farm Day Lunch, again for her service to the Half Moon Bay community.
Christine has lived on the coast since 1989 with her husband, Lenny, where they have raised their two daughters. She and her husband are the founders and owners of the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company. When not in her kitchen baking you can find Christine walking on the coastal trail or reading in her favorite chair. She is, by the way, an avid Giants fan and loves to travel.
A California native, Nate Rey grew up in idyllic Half Moon Bay after moving there with his family in 1991. He attended the local public schools for the next eleven years and graduated from Half Moon Bay High in 2002. From a young age, Nate exhibited leadership skills and an entrepreneurial spirit: in elementary school, he organized local neighborhood children to provide gardening services, and later, in high school, he founded and operated a mobile disc jockey and production company.
In 2003, Nate began studying at San Jose State University where he earned a B.S. in business marketing. While attending college and running his production company, he got his first taste of the hospitality industry as a server at Mullins Bar and Grill in Half Moon Bay. Later, Nate worked at P.F. Chang's, where he was exposed to every aspect of the restaurant industry - he began as a busser, gained experience as an expeditor, then became a server, a bartender, the trainer for new employees, and, ultimately, worked his way up to a management position.
Through these experiences, Nate discovered his passion for the hospitality industry and talent for managing and developing staff. In 2011, Nate left P.F. Chang's after being recruited to join the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company as a Manager in his beloved hometown. Since then, he has implemented key initiatives: a new point of sale system, employee training program, customer service model and a farm-to-table concept. As a result of Nate's leadership, sales and profits have increased substantially and in 2013, he was promoted to General Manager. In his spare time, Nate enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, coaching wrestling at his former high school, playing golf, and sailing in the British Virgin Islands.
Mary Oldham received a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture with a minor in Biochemistry from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Mary has worked in the ornamental horticulture industry on the Coastside since 1980, handling purchasing, customer service, marketing, copyrighting and event planning for a large wholesale nursery. She has been an investor in the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company since 2004, and as an employee since 2010, initially in charge of event management, and currently as director of marketing.
Mary lives in Montara with her husband, Tim, where they raised three daughters; all of whom attended schools within the Cabrillo Unified School District. This gave Mary many opportunities to volunteer in the community including the Coastside Infant Toddler Center, Farallone View Elementary School, Cunha Middle School, and Half Moon Bay High School in various capacities such as Fundraising Chair, PTA Board, Classroom Volunteer, Chaperone, Grad Night Chair, Co-chair and Committee member. Cooking is a passion for Mary. Her grandfather was a railroad cook, and food is always a highlight of every family and friend gathering. Currently Mary serves as a board member for The HEAL Project; providing the opportunity to combine her horticulture, event and marketing skills for a wonderful cause.
Kelly Hoffman-Davis is a lifelong Coastside resident. She graduated from Half Moon Bay High School in 2000. After her commencement from HMBHS, Kelly attended the California College of Arts.
In 2005 Kelly purchased The GraphicWorks from the original owners, and relocated the business to its current location at 1300 Main Street in Montara, California. Since the purchase, Kelly and her team have been advising, designing and producing promotional products and programs for organizations who understand that quality matters.
Under her leadership, The GraphicWorks was inducted into the Half Moon Bay Chamber Business Hall of Fame in 2009. Kelly has served two back-to-back terms as the Vice Chair of the Half Moon Bay Chamber of Commerce, and one term as Chair in addition to her ten plus years as a Half Moon Bay Chamber of Commerce Board member. During her time on the Board, she also served as the Chair of several Committees including: Rock the Block, Coastside Ambassadors and was a founding member of the Coastside Young Professionals Committee. In 2007 she was recognized for these efforts with the Bert Carli Volunteer of the Year award. In 2015 she was recognized again as a Half Moon Bay Coastside Lifetime Volunteer Award. Expanding her volunteer roles beyond the Chamber, Kelly accepted an invitation to serve on the Mavericks Community Foundation Board in 2016.
In addition to her work in the community, Kelly also enjoys spending time volunteering for her children's school as a PTO Board member for Farallone View Elementary. When she not working or volunteering, Kelly, her husband Troy, French Bulldog Vader and two sons, Tahlon and Brayden, can be found enjoying the fabulous restaurants, shops and beaches that the coast and nearby cities have to offer.
Suzanne Weber moved to the Coastside in 2012 and waited tables at the Mainstreet Grill until 2017. In 2013 she started her own private piano teaching business. She married her wife Beth in the Spring of 2017 and by the Fall, registered for accounting courses at the College of San Mateo. Suzanne has since recently been awarded as CSM's first CalCPA student ambassador and is excited for this opportunity as it will help guide her in becoming a CPA. It was at this time that her friend Kelly Davis asked if she'd be interesting in participating in Coastside Gives. Thrilled by the offer, Suzanne agreed and is now working as the project coordinator for Coastside Gives. Although she is new to the team, she is eager to help create a successful event and is overjoyed to be working with all of the passionate nonprofits that make the Coastside such a wonderful place to live.