BRAVO! CLUB Board

BRAVO! CLUB’S Board of Directors are a group of young professional volunteers dedicated to fostering a community of arts lovers throughout the Bay Area as San Francisco Opera ambassadors and arts advocates.

2020 BRAVO! CLUB Board of Directors

headshotsXanadu Bruggers, President
Xanadu is an Executive Assistant and has a B.F.A. in theatre from Cornish College of the Arts. An active volunteer and a lover of dogs you can find her volunteering with Muttville, and is an active member of the Spinsters of San Francisco. She is honored to be President and is excited to be collaborating with the board in making this a year to remember. 

headshotsArif Damji, Vice President
Arif is an investor at Conductive Ventures, an enterprise-focused venture capital fund in Palo Alto, where he works to enable SaaS and hardware startups to become long-term leaders in their sectors. He holds an MBA from Wharton Business School, MSc from Stanford University and MA from the University of Cambridge. In his spare time, he enjoys the occasional hike with friends, is seen frequently at the Opera house, and loves to experience new cultures and places. 

headshotsNicole Jiam, Vice President
Nicole is a resident physician at the University of California – San Francisco Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery with a research interest in music perception, cochlear implants and creativity.  She received her M.D. degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a B.A. in neuroscience. In her free time, she plays the viola, violin and piano.

headshotsNora Quattrin, Secretary
Nora is controller at Presidio Farms, a family owned and operated agricultural business based in California. She earned a M.A, in Art Business from Sotheby's Institute of Art in New York  and a B.A. in Cinematic Arts and Art History from the University of Southern California. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering at the San Francisco Opera Archives and is a member of the Junior League of San Francisco.

headshotsAlex Jakle, Governance Chair
Alex is a consultant with Trial Behavior in San Francisco, working with attorneys to rigorously test and refine their case themes and arguments. He attended Pomona College and graduate school at the University of Michigan. When he isn't at the opera he can be found cooking in his kitchen, running in the East Bay hills, or skiing anywhere there's snow. 

headshotsHillary Braun
Hillary is a resident physician at the University of California – San Francisco (UCSF) Department of Surgery who plans to pursue a career in abdominal transplant surgery.  She received her M.D. degree from UCSF and graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in human biology. When not at the opera, she can be found traveling, running, and baking.

headshotsKeith Cantrelle
Keith works at Summit Public Schools and holds an LL.M. in European Union Business Law from the Universiteit van Amsterdam. A firm believer in giving back to the community, he has participated in Asylum and Veterans pro bono initiatives, and previously served as assistant clarinetist in the Greenwich Village Orchestra and as a soloist and principal clarinetist in the United States Army Europe Band & Chorus.

headshotsCaitlin Gutekunst
Caitlin works at the intersection of technology and innovation, designing new product experiences and building the future of brand engagement. Currently, Caitlin is the Senior Director of Marketing and Business Development at Creativity Inc, a design studio that specializes in developing content for toys, consumer electronics, and voice-first platforms. She earned her B.A. in English and Spanish Literature and an M.A. in Writing Studies at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA.  When she is not out at an arts event or singing, you can usually find Caitlin racing sailboats in the Bay.

headshotsAnjali Menon
Anjali works in tech, working at companies such as Twitter, TaskRabbit and a Y Combinator company called Magic, where she is the Head of Growth. She earned a degree in Business Administration from University of California, Berkeley, and used to sing opera.

headshotsBailey Miller
Bailey is a software engineer at Blend, a fintech startup building a consumer lending platform for banks and financial institutions. He earned a B.A. in mathematics and computer science from Dartmouth College.

headshotsKristi Symon
Kristi is an Optometrist at Goodman Eye Center in Pacific Heights.  She received her Doctorate in Optometry from the New England College of Optometry in Boston, and then completed a residency in the management of Ocular Disease at UC Berkeley.  She earned a B.A. in Psychology at Pomona College. She loves to dance, and many weekends you can find her at Lake Tahoe skiing or spending time on the lake.

headshotsLilian Chi Tsai
Lilian is a Senior Corporate Counsel for Oracle Corporation. She earned a B.A. in political science and a B.A. in mass communications from the University of California, Berkeley, and her law degree from American University. She has a passion for making the arts and the law more accessible to the public, and grew up playing piano, flute and violin.

 

Interested in joining the Board or volunteering for BRAVO! CLUB? Send us an email: bravoclub@sfopera.com