• 2022 Ambassadors

  • The Ambassadors are a dedicated group of Vallejo Chamber of Commerce members who volunteer their time to foster and promote the goals of the Chamber to our membership and the community.

    Ambassador members act as volunteer liaisons between new and prospective members and the Chamber Board of Directors and staff. The mission of the Ambassadors is to effectively promote membership to the Chamber to new and prospective members while encouraging current members to maximize their membership. Ambassadors pursue their mission by attending Chamber events, Ambassadors meetings, and maintaining awareness about Chamber events and programs to share with other members.

    Ambassadors welcome new Chamber members, regularly visit and call current Chamber members, assist members with networking opportunities and generally act as the welcoming committee for the Vallejo Chamber of Commerce. Ambassador members host ribbon cuttings, grand openings, and volunteer at business mixers and at major Chamber and community events.

    Through periodic visits and phone calls to new and existing members, Ambassadors gain a better understanding of members' business needs and assist the Chamber in developing services to meet those needs.

    The Ambassadors Committee meets the third Wednesday of the month at the Chamber from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The meetings include Chamber updates and news, as well as the benefit of Chamber programs and networking opportunities.

    Would you like to be part of the team? Do you see yourself as an energetic, dynamic, community-oriented person? Contact Chief Ambassador Chris Owens (OwensCM89@gmail.com) for more information.

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  • Chief Ambassador

    Chris Owens, Ambassador
    Visit Vallejo

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    Chris Owens grew up in nearby Benicia, California. After a stint at Ozcat Radio 89.5 in Nov 2015, he grew into the Sales and Community Manager for the Vallejo Admirals Baseball Team for the next 6 years. With team operations on hold since the 2020 pandemic, Chris is now featuring the best of Vallejo by assisting Visit Vallejo as their new Member & Partnership Coordinator.

    Chris received his B.A. degree in Communication Studies from Sonoma State University. In addition to his Chamber Ambassador work, Chris is a graduate of Leadership Vallejo Year 11, and is currently a member of the Vallejo Rotary Club.

    When Chris isn’t doing the above listed items, he is currently chasing his "curious" daughter, and spending time with his Fiancee, parents, siblings, and his aunt. He also enjoys studying his Genealogy, playing Disc Golf on the new course at Hanns Park, and staying in touch with his small group of friends he’s known since he was in kindergarten.

  • Eva Garcia, Ambassador
    Eagle Vines Realty

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  • Arlene Tirona, Ambassador
    Courtyard by Marriott

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  • Luis Romero, Ambassador

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  • Serenity Beth, Ambassador
    Boutique Classique

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  • Den Kittelson, Ambassador
    Legal Mind Attorney Service


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    Dennis Kittelson has been a resident of Vallejo for nearly 2 decades, supporting, contributing to and participating in the rehabilitation, development and direction of arts, entertainment and quality of life for residents and visitors of the City of Vallejo and Solano County.

    A local small business owner, Dennis Kittelson is an active volunteer and board member of the Executive Lions of Vallejo and a member and Ambassador of the Vallejo Chamber of Commerce as well as an alumni of Leadership Vallejo, a Chamber sponsored program. 

    With a certificate in paralegal studies from Napa Valley Community College and over 20 years experience, Dennis founded his company Legal Mind Attorney Service in 2007, providing paralegal support to the public, legal community and courts of the greater San Francisco Bay Area and throughout California. In 2016 subscribers of the Times-Herald voted Legal Mind Attorney Service Best Notary Public of Solano County.

    Dennis Kittelson is proud to have been invited to join and serve the Vallejo Community Arts Foundation as a new member of the board and looks forward to the continued success and growth of VCAF’s programming and patronage.

  • Melba Guice, Ambassador
    Lea Pannell Realty

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  • Mishelle Gainey, Ambassador
    Bank of the West

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  • Roberto Hernandez, Ambassador
    New York Life

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  • Kevin Rahill, Ambassador
    Vallejo Rotary Club

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    Kevin Rahill is a Mortgage Advisor with Pinnacle Home Loans.  Born and raised in Vallejo, he has been lending in the Vallejo/Benicia area and all over California since 1992.  Specializing in the home purchase market and working with first time homebuyers, he has assisted hundreds of clients in achieving the American Dream of owning their first home, while training dozens of new Realtors on the basics of home financing.  Active in the Solano Association of Realtors since 1992, Kevin was awarded the Association’s Affiliate Member of the Year in 2006 & 2021, was the Chairman of the Real Estate Finance Committee, and was also active in the Technology, Special Events, Program, and Scholarship Committees.  He also spearheaded the SAOR subcommittee aimed at bringing back a program that teaches a Basic Financing and Credit course to high school seniors in Vallejo and Benicia public and private schools. 

    Kevin has been a member of the Rotary Club of Vallejo since 2004 and was awarded the club's Rotarian of the Year in 2016.  He has served on the Board of Directors since 2008, and served as Club Treasurer from 2009 to 2015, Sergeant at Arms from 2015 to 2020, and is currently the club’s Secretary.  Since 2004, Kevin has been the Director of Rotary's Literacy Project, which provides a full-size, 832-page dictionary to every third-grade student in Vallejo.  He has also been active since the inception of Rotary's Fishing in the City program, teaching hundreds of local children how to cast a fishing rod during the program's training sessions each year.  Kevin is also a graduate of the Leadership Vallejo program's Year 2 class in 2009. He has been active in the Vallejo Chamber of Commerce throughout his career and was awarded Ambassador of the Year in 2018.

    Kevin attended Pennycook Elementary, Springstowne Junior High, and graduated from Hogan High School.  He received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from San Diego State University in 1990.  While at SDSU, Kevin was the starting placekicker for the 1986 Aztec football team that won the WAC championship and he played in the 1986 Holiday Bowl, kicking a key field goal with less than a minute to play.  He was also a member of the 1987 Aztec soccer team that finished 2nd in NCAA Division 1 after losing the championship match to Clemson.  In 1988, Kevin was the SDSU Associated Student Council Representative for the College of Business, the university’s largest college.  He was an active member of Sigma Nu Fraternity and Order of Omega Honor Society from 1987 to 1990. 

    Kevin has lived in his home near the Masonic Temple in Vallejo since 1996.  His parents, Bob & Judy, live nearby and he visits with them often.  He is passionate about the outdoors and frequently camps and hikes all over California.  He also is addicted to European soccer and watches endless hours of English, Spanish, German, and Italian league soccer, as well as UEFA Champions League, while hosting group chats during the matches with his Vallejo youth and SDSU former teammates.  He also attends dozens of music concerts each year and enjoys a wide variety of live music. Kevin is thrilled to contribute more to the city he loves as a Vallejo Chamber of Commerce Ambassador.

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    Toni Condit was born and raised in Hayward, California, and moved to Vallejo, California with her husband Todd more than 2 years ago and has fallen in love with the city and all the people. Toni has an older brother and two younger sisters.

    In 2017, Toni Condit became a new member and Ambassador to the Vallejo Chamber of Commerce. She is also part of the downtown Merchant’s Committee.

    Toni is an avid runner who has completed Brazen trail runs and Rock n Roll half and full marathons. She has three cats and has a love for animals, she enjoys volunteering in various charities for Cancer and Alzheimer’s Awareness, Persons with Disabilities and Kid’s for Education events just to name a few. She has a passion and love for gardening and enjoys spending time tending to the vegetables for relaxation.

    Toni spent 20 years in the medical field as a medical biller with several certificates, before discovering her true passion for helping families. She works with individuals and families providing the proper education to become financially secure, protecting their income and assets from loss and achieving financial freedom. She holds a license and has received several awards for outstanding achievements.

    She works with others developing leadership skills to become team leaders as part of World Financial Group-A Transamerica company, whose mission is “no family left behind”.


  • Cindy McBride, Ambassador
    Medic Ambulance

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  • Jennifer Medinas, Ambassador
    Solano Association of REALTORS 

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    Jennifer was born and raised in Pleasant Hill, CA, and moved to Fairfield CA with her husband and three children.

    After graduating from high school, I continued my education at Silicon Valley College.  Working at Target as a switchboard operator in the evenings after school.

    In 2003, I relocated to Fairfield, CA and continued to work at Target.  In 2005, I went to work at Pinnacle Builders as a receptionist for a period of two years.  I continued my employment with Express Personnel performing duties such as interviewing potential candidates for our vacancies, made service calls to potential clients and took all incoming calls. 

    In July of 2010 I took a position at the Northern Solano Association of REALTORS® as the Membership Coordinator.  I was responsible for assisting new member REALTORS® with orientation, explained all the benefits of being a member of the association and annual billing for all membership dues.  In 2015 I relocated to the Solano Association of REALTORS® in Vallejo as administrative assistant.  My responsibilities included, but not limited to, servicing agents with local Multiple Listing Service, create and send out a weekly newsletter,  assist several committees with flyers and posters for local events, which I attended, signed new REALTOR®  members into the association.  April 2018 brought a new challenge to me.  I was promoted to the Office Manager. My new responsibilities include assisting the office staff with questions, billing for the membership dues and Accounts Payable practices. Assist committees and special events within the Association, and set the Broker Tour for the marketing meetings.

  • Jane Zhang, Ambassador
    Jane Zhang Art Studio

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  • Linda Maher, Ambassador
    Cogir of Vallejo Hills 

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