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A Place of Learning Board Members

K. Lee Alley, President / Secretary

Brentwood Resident since 2003.
US Military Veteran from Vietnam era, enlisted rank, stationed overseas.  Master’s degree, major in Finance.
Semi-Retired working in tax preparation & representation before the IRS.  Enjoys tutoring & helping school-age kids in their studies of Math, English, & Reading.  Tutor & Mentor for Police Activities League for 3 years.  Tutor & Mentor for Garin Elementary School for 3 years.  Adult Advisor for Brentwood Student Council for 2 years.
Tutor & Mentor for the Brentwood Library since 2017.
Tutor & Mentor for A Place of Learning since 2011, Board member since 2016.

Tricia Piquero, Promotions

Tricia received her Bachelor's Degree of Science in Business and Marketing
from Cal State East Bay. She is owner and Publisher of 110 Degrees Magazine,
which has launched several other local and international publications.
Tricia is also Board Member for “A place Of Learning” and Co-President
of Chamber of Commerce in 2019.
She is also a Board member on the Economic Opportunity Council of
Contra Costa County.

Crystal Vega, Treasurer

Assistant Vice President, Community Branch Manager of the Bank of Stockton’s Brentwood.
Has over 14 years of banking experience and has been the Brentwood manager since 2014.
Crystal chose banking as her career because she enjoys helping people find the right
financial products to fit their needs.
The Bank of Stockton is committed to personal service and community involvement and
Crystal embodies this philosophy, through her involvement with APOL & local organizations.
Has been on the Board for A Place of Learning since 2019.

Nancy Mazzeo, Webmaster

Board Member of A Place of Learning, Brentwood since 2022
I am the daughter of Danish Immigrants and grew up in the Bay Area and Santa Cruz
Mountains. My siblings were born in Denmark and when the family moved here, my father
said, “we live in America now so we need to learn English.” I have four grown children and
3 granddaughters. I recently retired from the Department of Transportation where I worked
for almost 22 years. I started as a Structural Steel Painter Apprentice, obtained my
Journeyman card, and painted the Bay Area bridges for 5 years. I Transferred to the Division
of Right of Way and rotated to all the functions, eventually promoting to Chief of Acquisitions,
Condemnation and Real Property Services. My time served with the State was always an
adventure and an opportunity to learn new things. As a recent retiree, I spend most of my
time volunteering, attending church and visiting my Oregon family.  I plan on taking some trips
to faraway places as well.

John H. Jewell, At Large Member

Compliance Manager, (Electronics) Retired
Education:Economics From San Jose State University, San Jose, Ca
Former Commissioner, Contra Costa County, East Contra Costa Fire District. Brentwood
Former Commissioner, Contra Costa County, Equal Opportunity Council. Martinez, Ca
Member of Kiwanis International, Delta Antioch Chapter.
Board Member A Place Of Learning, Brentwood since 2013

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