Staff & Board

Tom Tom is a 501c3 non-profit that relies on tremendous dedication from a handful of staff and dozens of community collaborators that sit on our boards and committees. Not listed here are the hundreds of community members who volunteer their time and services, but who are no less essential to Tom Tom's success.


Paul Beyer, Director | paul (at)
Celia Castleman, Project Manager | celia (at)
Lucas Czarnecki, Marketing Manager | lucas (at)
James Cunningham, Production Coordinator | james (at)
Thomas Hendricks, Art Coordinator | thomas (at)
Allison Spain, Food Coordinator | allison (at)

Advisory Board

Pete Caramanis, Cofounder, Royer, Caramanis & McDonough PLC
Greg Graham, Proprietor, Edgehill Farm
Sharon Krueger, Program Director , U.Va. Office of the Vice President for Research
Susan Payne, Founder, Payne Ross and Associates
Michael Prichard, Founder, WillowTree Apps
Philippe Sommer, Director of i.Lab, U.Va. Batten Institute at the Darden School
Frank Dubec, Founder, GoodSoil Agency
Todd Wickersty, Cofounder, StoryWare
Travis Wilburn, Founder, Stay Charlottesville
Jason Ness, Business Development Manager, City of Charlottesville
David Touve, Director, U.Va. Galant Center for Entrepreneurship at the McIntire School of Commerce
Brendan Richardson, Cofounder & CEO, PsiKick
Emma Terry
, Assistant to U.Va.’s Vice Provost for the Arts
Jim Cheng, Executive Advisor, New Richmond Ventures


Fiduciary Board

Rick Beyer, founder, R.L. Beyer Custom Homes
J.E. “Chip” Harding, Albemarle County Sheriff
Blake Hurt, president, Capital Real Estate
Pete Caramanis, legal counsel


Daniel Willson, Innovation Coordinator      |  daniel (at)
Jessica Zimmerman
, Innovation   | jessica (at)
Keaton Wadzinski, Innovation    |  keaton (at)
Blake Goodwin, Innovation      |  blake (at)
Christiana Nguyen, Accounting      |  christiana (at)
Alyssa Dizon, Marketing & Outreach      |  alyssa (at)
Leah Retta, Marketing & Outreach      |  leah (at)
Emily Tu, Marketing & Outreach      |  emily (at)
Rosalie James, Marketing & Outreach      |  rosalie (at)
Maisie Finley, Food      |  maisie (at)
Linh Nguyen, Art      |  linh (at)
Rob Edwards, Marketing      |  rob (at)
Jean Wang, Marketing      |  jean (at)
Betsy Sednaoui, Marketing      |  betsy (at)
Virginia Nelson, Partnerships      |  virginia (at)

Design & Content

Matt Pamer, Brand Architect   |  Journey Group
Renee Shuey, Designer
Brian Brubaker, Designer  |  Tried & True
Tom Daly, Photographer    |  Tom Daly Photography
Jonah Tobias, Animator   |  Jonah Tobias Motion Design
Marco Duran, Video   | Amoeba Films
Brian Wimer, Video   | Amoeba Films

Founding Partners