Meet the Board

PRESIDENT

David Zimmerman
Blackthorn

David Zimmerman was born & raised in the Noe Valley neighborhood of San Francisco and has owned and operated businesses in The City for the last 10 years. He currently owns the Blackthorn bar on Irving Street in the Inner Sunset and Icon Lounge in the SOMA. David is honored and excited about the opportunity to continue the hard work done by the previous board in their goal to expand and strengthen ISMA. David’s goals include forming a stronger bond with the Inner Sunset Park Neighbors as they work towards like-minded goals including the Inner Sunset Street Fair and the Gateway to the Park program.

834 Irving Street
415-564-6626
415-756-2609 cell
davidzimmerman77@yahoo.com

VP Membership

Briana Bers

Urban Bazaar

Briana BersBriana graduated in 2009 from San Francisco State University with a B.A. in Art. She started her first business, lookwhatimade, in 2008, during which time she became a licensed San Francisco street artist, and also sold her handcrafted items at art fairs and festivals. She is now the owner of Urban Bazaar, which specializes in recycled, Fair Trade, and locally handmade gift items.  She is excited for the opportunity to help improve the merchant community in the Inner Sunset district, and would love to see more art-related projects take place in our unique neighborhood.

1371 9th Avenue
415-664-4422
briana@urbanbazaarsf.com

Secretary

Jessica Driscoll
First Republic Bank

Jessica moved to San Francisco in 2009 and ended up in the Inner Sunset purely by chance. She immediately fell in love with the friendly, small town feel of the neighborhood that she now considers ‘home’. Jessica holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from UC Santa Barbara, has been in the banking industry since 2006, and is currently a Private Banker at First Republic Bank on 8th & Irving. She considers herself extremely fortunate to both live and work in the Inner Sunset and is excited for the opportunity to support the local businesses and help the neighborhood she loves thrive.

653 Irving St.
San Francisco, CA 94122
Direct: 415-759-4902
jdriscoll@firstrepublic.com

VP Communications

Susannah Wise
Park Smile

Susannah Wise manages Park Smile:  Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics for All, which opened in the neighborhood in early 2012.  Susannah collaborates on the practice with her husband, an orthodontist.  She enjoys being a small business owner, after working nearly 20 years in a corporate setting.  Most of Park Smile’s patients are children, and as a result, one of Susannah’s interests is merchant-focused efforts for children and families of the Inner Sunset.  Susannah looks forward to contributing to the already thriving Inner Sunset neighborhood.

1244 9th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94122
susannahlebus@gmail.com

Treasurer

Brendan Wolf
Personal Banker | First Republic Bank

BrendanBrendan is a Bay Area native, growing up in both San Francisco and Walnut Creek. Helping his parents from a young age with their start-up Immigration Law Firm, he developed a passion for entrepreneurship and business management. Since 2003, he’s worked as a Personal and Business Banker at Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and currently Private Banking at First Republic. He holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees from UC Santa Barbara and spent a year studying abroad at the University of Bologna, Italy. Now in the aftermath of the Great Recession, he realizes how critical business prosperity  is to the continued US economic recovery and he’s looking forward to supporting the local community and the Inner Sunset Park Neighbors to continue helping the Inner Sunset grow.

653 Irving Street
San Francisco, CA 94122
Office:  415.564.8881
Direct: 415.759.4904
innersunsetfinance@gmail.com