Kindley Walsh Lawlor, Parent Advisory Committee Member, Vice President, Gap Foundation Gap Inc.
Kindley Walsh Lawlor, Parent Advisory Committee Member, Vice President, Gap Foundation Gap Inc.

Kindley Walsh Lawlor is a Sustainability and Foundation leader specializing in fair and productive global supply chains. She focuses on women’s education, worker rights and environmental impact. Kindley is known as an innovative creator of public/private partnerships that address human and environmental issues and opportunities, and is the author of board approved strategies, budgets and long-term plans. She has a reputation as a respected collaborator known to create practical, programmatic solutions, and has experience working in urban, peri-urban and rural locations across 25 countries.

Kindley served two terms on the International Labour Organization’s Better Work Advisory Committee, focusing on improving labor rights in global sewing factories. She has held past advisory roles with academic partners and collaborative initiatives focused on worker rights. Kindley also regularly advises smaller, artisan companies. In 2015 she was recognized as one of the Bay Area’s Most Influential Women by the San Francisco Business Times, and as one of the National Retail Federation’s list of people shaping retail’s future in the Giver category.

Justin Merickel, Parent Advisory Committee Member
Justin Merickel, Parent Advisory Committee Member

Justin Merickel is VP of Media Optimizer within Adobe’s Digital Marketing Business. In his current role, Justin runs a team of product managers and product marketers building advertising technology products at Adobe.  Previously, he was vice president of marketing and new product development at Efficient Frontier, which was acquired by Adobe in January 2012, where he oversaw corporate marketing and the company's expansion into new business areas. Justin also spent almost five years at Yahoo!, where he served as managing director of category development, focused on building revenue from performance marketers across both search and display advertising.

Deanne Travis, Parent Advisory Committee Member
Deanne Travis, Parent Advisory Committee Member

Co-Founder and CEO at Kristova Family Partners - Bulgarian Wine Importers


Laura Patnode, Parent Advisory Board Member
Laura Patnode, Parent Advisory Board Member

Laura Patnode currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Wells Fargo & Company's Investment Portfolio, Strategies and Analytics Team. 

Laura started playing soccer at 4 years old in Southern California and continued competitive soccer throughout her many moves across the country and into high school.  In college and beyond she's played recreational soccer and is now focused on her daughter's soccer. 

No matter your path, strong leadership skills are necessary to succeed in life and can be taught at any age, young and old. GLG's unique philosophy of integrating leadership skills with soccer helps the girls gain confidence and try new skills out in a safe supportive environment both on the field and off.  This unique combination is makes supporting GLG organization both very fun and very gratifying.

Michelle Hong, Parent Advisory Board Member
Michelle Hong, Parent Advisory Board Member

Bakery Owner in San Francisco


Margie Lao, Parent Advisory Board Member
Margie Lao, Parent Advisory Board Member
Kindley Walsh Lawlor, Parent Advisory Committee Member, Vice President, Gap Foundation Gap Inc.
Justin Merickel, Parent Advisory Committee Member
Deanne Travis, Parent Advisory Committee Member
Laura Patnode, Parent Advisory Board Member
Michelle Hong, Parent Advisory Board Member
Margie Lao, Parent Advisory Board Member
Kindley Walsh Lawlor, Parent Advisory Committee Member, Vice President, Gap Foundation Gap Inc.

Kindley Walsh Lawlor is a Sustainability and Foundation leader specializing in fair and productive global supply chains. She focuses on women’s education, worker rights and environmental impact. Kindley is known as an innovative creator of public/private partnerships that address human and environmental issues and opportunities, and is the author of board approved strategies, budgets and long-term plans. She has a reputation as a respected collaborator known to create practical, programmatic solutions, and has experience working in urban, peri-urban and rural locations across 25 countries.

Kindley served two terms on the International Labour Organization’s Better Work Advisory Committee, focusing on improving labor rights in global sewing factories. She has held past advisory roles with academic partners and collaborative initiatives focused on worker rights. Kindley also regularly advises smaller, artisan companies. In 2015 she was recognized as one of the Bay Area’s Most Influential Women by the San Francisco Business Times, and as one of the National Retail Federation’s list of people shaping retail’s future in the Giver category.

Justin Merickel, Parent Advisory Committee Member

Justin Merickel is VP of Media Optimizer within Adobe’s Digital Marketing Business. In his current role, Justin runs a team of product managers and product marketers building advertising technology products at Adobe.  Previously, he was vice president of marketing and new product development at Efficient Frontier, which was acquired by Adobe in January 2012, where he oversaw corporate marketing and the company's expansion into new business areas. Justin also spent almost five years at Yahoo!, where he served as managing director of category development, focused on building revenue from performance marketers across both search and display advertising.

Deanne Travis, Parent Advisory Committee Member

Co-Founder and CEO at Kristova Family Partners - Bulgarian Wine Importers


Laura Patnode, Parent Advisory Board Member

Laura Patnode currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Wells Fargo & Company's Investment Portfolio, Strategies and Analytics Team. 

Laura started playing soccer at 4 years old in Southern California and continued competitive soccer throughout her many moves across the country and into high school.  In college and beyond she's played recreational soccer and is now focused on her daughter's soccer. 

No matter your path, strong leadership skills are necessary to succeed in life and can be taught at any age, young and old. GLG's unique philosophy of integrating leadership skills with soccer helps the girls gain confidence and try new skills out in a safe supportive environment both on the field and off.  This unique combination is makes supporting GLG organization both very fun and very gratifying.

Michelle Hong, Parent Advisory Board Member

Bakery Owner in San Francisco


Margie Lao, Parent Advisory Board Member
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