The Ocean Beach Planning Board consists of 12 board member seats. Terms are three years, with four seats up for election each year. Each board member may serve up to three consecutive terms for no more than 9 years. (updated according to 2024 bylaws)

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Board Officers

Chair: Andrea Schlageter
Vice Chair: Kevin Hastings
Treasurer: Tracy Dezenzo
Chris Peregoy

Board Roster

Chris PerogoyTracy DezenzoKevin Hastings
Chris ChalupskyTyler MartinAndrea Schlageter
Denise LarsonAdam SmithStephanie Villamizar
Chelsea SiefertChris SzulewskiVirgina Wilson

Board Member Bios

Chris Chalupsky

Chris Chalupsky oversees the Arts Program at San Diego International Airport with a focus on developing programming and partnerships with artists and arts organizations in the San Diego community. His 20+ years of experience in cultural arts and entertainment programming, including record label roles in the music industry of Los Angeles and staff for the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, reinforces the two through-lines of his life and career:  creativity + community.

Chris moved to Ocean Beach in 2016 after he and his wife Ashely strategically chose OB as their new, and final home (having previously lived in LA, OC, NYC and CHI).  They plan to raise their family here.  Chris hopes to bring his passion and expertise in civic government and arts administration to the OBPB for the betterment of all Obecians. His mission is to enrich lives through collaborative arts-based approaches & projects of the highest caliber.  He also has a personal interest in architecture.

Chris sits on the San Diego Regional Arts & Culture Coalition Steering Committee (SDRACC) and is a registered member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, & Publishers (ASCAP) and Songwriters of North America (SONA). He is a Minnesota native and an art creator himself, being a published songwriter and musician.

Tracy Dezenzo (Treasurer & Chair of Transportation Committee)

Tracy Dezenzo has been an OB Planning Board Member since September 2018, has been an OB resident for over 25 years, and is proud to represent Ocean Beach’s District 1 (aka the war zone). 

In December 2019, Tracy was by recommended by Councilmember Campbell and appointed by Mayor Faulconer, to represent San Diego’s District 2 on the San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture. She currently sits on the Commission’s Policy and Funding committee.

She was elected member of the Ocean Beach Town Council Board of Directors from September 2021-January 2024 where she served as Chair of the Advocacy Committee for 2 1/2 years and Corresponding Secretary for 9 months.

Tracy holds a BA in Fine Art from UC San Diego and a BS in Graphic Design & Marketing from the Art Institute. She has been a graphic designer for over two decades, worked as a graphic design instructor for almost ten years, and is an award-winning graphic designer. She is currently pursuing a degree in American Sign Language and has no idea what the future holds 😉 .

Kevin Hastings, P.E. (Vice Chair & Chair of Project Review Committee)

Kevin Hastings was born and raised in California, from the beach to inland Los Angeles, and in the small mountain town of Tehachapi. He graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a mechanical engineering degree and has worked in the profession for 15 years, gaining experience with design and construction of high-rises, single family homes, and commercial projects. Kevin has lived in San Diego since 2004 and Ocean Beach since 2014. He has been active in the community, cleaning trash and graffiti from our beaches, volunteering his time at Town Council events, and fighting for OB’s interests at city hall. In his free time you might find him hiking our cliffs or at the dog park. Kevin and his wife Micki are raising their new family here and are committed to Ocean Beach for the long haul.

Denise Larson

Denise Larson is a local O.B. resident and San Diego native, she works as a project manager for Swinerton.  Denise has a masters in architecture, and a bachelor’s degree in business marketing.  She has designed a few restaurants around Ocean Beach, including Bar 1502 and the fire rebuild of Northside Tavern.  In her free time, she likes to garden, cook, paint, and she is on the advisory board for PATH (People Assisting the Homeless).  Denise considers herself a proponent of affordable housing, and hopes help limit the number of BNBs in Ocean Beach. 

Tyler Martin

Tyler is a San Diego based real estate developer who has built over 1,500 homes, open space preserves, public streets and parks, and environmental mitigation solutions. His experience implementing traffic and parking mitigation foster responsible growth while increasing desperately needed housing supply. Tyler’s decision-making is driven by the greater good – balancing the private enjoyment of ones home with sustainable growth and access to public property.

Chris Peregoy

I have been in OB as a business owner for over 5 years now. As owner/operator of the Ocean Beach Business Center, I have the privilege of assisting our community with their day-to-day personal and business needs. As a member of the Planning Board, I look forward to working towards the long term betterment of Ocean Beach.

Andrea Schlageter (Chair)

Andrea Schlageter was born and raised in the Ocean Beach Point Loma area. A graduate of Point Loma High School Class of 2009, she went on to study Political Science and International Relations at Boston University (’13). She is thrilled to be back in America’s finest city and working on the Planning Board to help ensure that Ocean Beach maintains it’s unique neighborhood. She is also excited to be able to represent the needs of the younger and up and coming generations.

Chelsea Siefert

Chelsea Siefert is a born and raised San Diegan who grew up in Escondido and has lived in Ocean Beach since 2008.  She studied Marketing at SDSU, spent many years managing restaurants, including a local, and now extinct, popular chain restaurant (RIP Souplantation). For the past decade she’s worked in healthcare staffing at one of the largest travel healthcare staffing firms in the country. Chelsea lives with her partner, Nick, and their 2 young children. They often visit the local restaurants and coffee shops around town, and every family member proudly boasts a “Nico’s” sticker on their water bottles. She considers herself a “retired” beach volleyball player, but used to play regularly on the courts in OB and Mission Beach, and hopes to come out of retirement and get back out there one day.

Chelsea joined the board to stay connected with the community and become more involved in important matters happening within and around the neighborhood. She has 2 young children and is very passionate about keeping Ocean Beach a clean, safe, welcoming and laid-back community for families, friends and neighbors to enjoy for years to come.

Adam Smith

Adam Smith has lived in Ocean Beach for the past 10 years and has been in San Diego for the better part of 30 years. He was born in Salt Lake City and attended the University of Utah and UNLV. Adam has been working in IT since the early 90s, starting his career as a tech support representative for TurboTax. For the past 6 years, he has worked for Dexcom, a San Diego-based company. Adam lives with his wife of 20 years and their dog Tigger. He considers himself an Obecian and cares deeply about this community.

Chris Szulewski

Born in Massachusetts Chris moved to San Diego in 2011, shortly after graduating from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.  He built his new life and career while living and working in the Ocean Beach and Point Loma area, focusing in experiential & field marketing.  Now, as a Program Manager for a California consumer tech company during the day – he hopes to do civil good and give back in his free time. Chris lives in Ocean Beach with his amazing wife and toddler son – his pride and joy. Hoping to preserve and build a wonderful Ocean Beach community for his son and future generations. Please let him know how he can help our Ocean Beach community.

Stephanie Villamizar

Stephanie Villamizar was born and raised in Southern California. After graduating Architecture school and traveling the world, she and her husband purchased their first home, a historical beach bungalow, here in Ocean Beach. 

Stephanie brings 10+ years of Architecture knowledge and experience in residential, commercial, and civic projects with an emphasis in historic preservation. 

In her free time, you can find her grabbing a coffee and acai from one of our many local spots, working out at Performance 360 or taking a walk on the beach with her husband and their puppy.

Stephanie was seated on the Ocean Beach Planning Board in April 2022 and is excited to represent the community!

Virginia Wilson

Virginia joined the OB Planning Board, October 2018.

She was appointed by Mayor Faulconer in June 2017 to represent San Diego’s District 2 on the Community Forestry Advisory Board and has been instrumental in the protection of some of the Ocean Beach Torrey Pines.

As a member of Save Peninsula Trees, she has also been a strong advocate for the City of San Diego’s “Free Tree” program and encourages developers, property owners and residents to keep existing trees onsite, plant new ones or apply for a “Free Tree” to increase the urban canopy in San Diego.

Subcommittee Rosters as of April 2024

PRC (standing)

  • Kevin Hastings (Chair)
  • Chris Chalupsky (Vice Chair)
  • Tyler Martin (Secretary)
  • Denise Larson
  • Stephanie Villamizar

Transportation (standing)

  • Tracy Dezenzo (Chair)
  • Tyler Martin
  • Andrea Schlageter
  • Virginia Wilson