Jamie Weintraub | CEO

Jamie (Bub) has been an educator for 25 years in Los Angeles and San Francisco, most recently teaching at the Schools of the Sacred Heart, and currently director of Main Street Scholars In Half Moon Bay.

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Liz Murphy | College Advisor

Liz is a UC Berkeley-certified independent college consultant in Half Moon Bay, CA. She has assisted high school students with college admissions for over five years.

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Dawn McGee | Day Academy

Dawn McGee has lived on the coast for 16 years and feels very blessed to have raised her four children in this community. She has been an active volunteer in the local school district, in her church and in the HMB area. She truly enjoys building connections and helping others.

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Jonathan Slusher | Day Academy

Jonathan has spent the last twelve years—four of those abroad in Germany and France—as a stay-at-home father. He has been a part-time writer as well as a substitute teacher.

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Gail Stevens | Day Academy

Gail Stevens teaches French and Ballroom Dancing. She served as French teacher and Department Chair of the Department of Modern Languages for Newark-Unified School District during more years than she cares to list here, until her retirement.

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Emily McNally | Day Academy

Emily McNally has lived in Half Moon Bay since 2014. She loves to teach, write, and be a mother to her twin daughters born in 2010. She taught theater, and had a theater company in San Francisco for many years before getting her teaching credential. Emily taught at the Chinese American School and Presidio Hill School, mostly in second and third grades. Some of her personal essays have been published at Salon and Red Typewriter Magazine, and she is currently working on her first novel.

Emily has a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Philosophy from USC and a Master’s in Theater from San Francisco State University.

Robert Pickett | Day Academy

Robert Pickett (Director) is co-founder of HMB Shakespeare Company and has directed The Taming of the Shrew, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth and last year’s Romeo y Julieta. He received his A.A. in Acting at Santa Barbara City College where he acted and directed for Santa Barbara Repertory Theatre and Alhecama Players. He received his B.A. in Directing from the University of California at Santa Barbara and his M.F.A. in Directing from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, where he acted and directed professionally with Pioneer Theatre Company, Salt Lake Acting Company and the Egyptian Theatre in Park City.

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