Monica Stevens, Co-Founder
David Stevens, Treasurer


Katie Somple

President

Katie Somple is the founder and broker of St. Helena-based Lifestyle Properties/WineryX Real Estate, a dual-specialty real estate brokerage. Katie is also a Napa Valley community leader and volunteer in her spare time. A graduate of Leadership Napa Valley, Katie’s desire to serve the community stems from the credo “to whom much is given, much is required.” In addition to acting as Chair of the dynamic St. Helena Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, she serves on the Board of Napa Emergency Women’s Services, Napa County’s domestic violence and sexual assault prevention agency. Katie’s strengths include resource networking, fundraising, and budgets. Her love and reverence of animals push the boundaries of reason. Currently Katie is owned by Phoebe, age 4, and Mae Flower, age 8, both rescues. 

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Edie Kausch

Born and raised in the Bay Area, Edie remembers being terrified of animals as a child — it wasn't until she was a young adult that her relationship to animals began to change. While visiting a friend's home, their large Manx cat jumped up onto Edie's lap, settled down, and began to purr. She quickly realized she wasn't going to die from cat affection, and so began her ongoing love affair with many more animal companions that entered, saved, and enriched her life. 

Four decades later, Edie is living a gypsy life caring for Napa Valley pets when their owners leave town on their travels. To help support this unusual lifestyle, she owns and manages a landscape design company. Among her clients are Clif Family Winery, Dancing Hares Winery, and Vineland Station. A highlighted achievement was bringing Lunafest, a women’s film festival, to the Napa Valley in 2009. Every year, the film festival has grown monumentally, making it a greatly anticipated annual event benefiting Napa Emergency Women's Services, Napa/Solano Girls On The Run, and The Breast Cancer Fund. As a longtime Napa Valley local, Edie can think of nothing better than to join forces with others in the area who protect and defend the natural world of plants and animals who teach us how to be more fully human. 

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Elizabeth Hawkins

Treasurer
 

Elizabeth Hawkins is a Certified Professional Accountant for G&J Seiberlich & Co LLP in Napa and Calistoga where she serves a wide range of individuals and business including winery, construction, retail and not-for-profit throughout the Napa Valley. Elizabeth also serves as Vice-President/Treasurer of Mentis, which provides bilingual, professional mental health services throughout the county. She is Treasurer/Secretary to Napa Valley Support Services, an organization that provides employment, education and recreation services for developmentally disabled adults in Napa Valley. Elizabeth lives in Napa with her husband, two young boys, two rescue cats and one miniature Australian Shepherd. Growing up in the Valley and being a graduate of Leadership Napa Valley, she has strong ties to the community and believes in contributing her strengths to help Napa thrive.

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Dr. Mac

Dr. Dana MacMillan (“Dr. Mac”) has been practicing veterinary medicine at Silverado Veterinary Hospital since graduating from UC Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. Born in the Bay Area, her family migrated to Twain Harte where she graduated from Summerville High School. After high school, she attended Notre Dame de Namur University on a volleyball scholarship and graduated with a BS in Biochemistry. While attending UC Davis, Dr. Mac met her husband, Ian, a teacher at American Canyon High School.  They currently live with their three children, two dogs, and three cats, in American Canyon. When not practicing at Silverado Vet Clinic, she enjoys cooking, gardening, and spending time with her family. 

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