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Our Board

Joshua Mallory – Board Chair

Legal Business Consultant

Alicia Fernandez – Vice Chair

Registered Nurse, Queen of the Valley Medical Center

Greg Payne – Treasurer

Partner (Tax and Financial Consultant), G&J Seiberlich & Co., LLP

Mychal Threets – Secretary

Solano County Librarian

Jessica Alvarez – Policy Council Chair

Julie McClure

Associate Superintendent, Napa County Office of Education

Grant Smith

Wealth Advisor, Vintage Wealth Advisors

Grant C. Smith is a Financial Advisor for Vintage Wealth Advisors in the Napa Valley. Before joining Vintage Wealth Advisors, Grant worked in San Francisco for Oppenheimer. At Oppenheimer, the New York based investment bank and wealth management firm, Grant worked in the private client division of the firm, serving high net worth individuals and families, as well as providing advice for 401(k) and 403(b) plans for small businesses. Grant focuses on holistic financial planning through analysis of each aspect of a given individual’s financial wellbeing, namely with respect to retirement planning, college and estate planning, and how each facet of an individual’s larger financial picture translates to investment advice tailored to time horizon and risk tolerance.

Grant is an alumnus of Oregon State University and holds FINRA’s Series 7 Registration through LPL Financial and Series 66 Registration through both LPL Financial and Financial Advocates Investment Management, as well as the California State Insurance License. Outside of the office, he enjoys staying involved with the local community; he is a Board Member for the Napa Farmers Market, and a Board Member for Child Start, a nonprofit that focuses on early learning initiatives for young children and their families. He spends his free time with friends and family, trying new restaurants, running, and playing golf.

Taryn Hunter

Chief Deputy District Attorney at the Napa County District Attorney’s Office.

Taryn Hunter is a Chief Deputy District Attorney at the Napa County District Attorney’s Office. As a prosecutor in Napa for over a decade, she has handled a wide-range of cases in the county, including family violence, human trafficking, and crimes against children. Taryn was born and raised in Napa. She earned an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of California Berkeley and a law degree from the University of California Law, San Francisco. She and her husband live in Napa where they are raising their twins and two dogs.

She joined the Child Start Board for the opportunity to support and strengthen our community’s children and families. As the mother of two young children, she knows the impact of childcare services and hopes to further Child Start’s programs, services, and partnerships.