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Kirstie Martinelli

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Assistant Director, Marketing and Communications

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B.A. in History and Environmental Science, U.C. Santa Barbara


At SD Since

Kirstie joins us from Marin Magazine, where she managed restaurant, live music and theater advertising accounts, as well as initiating the magazine's social media program, for the past four years.

Prior to that, she was an Associate at management consulting firm Booz, Allen & Hamilton for twelve years in the environmental and transportation public outreach sector, most recently working on the BART-SFO project.

Kirstie has three wonderful children, now teenagers, with one in college at Dominican University and serving in the U.S. Army, and two not far behind on the college trail. While raising her kids, Kirstie served as PTA President for her local elementary school and on the PTA for middle school. She was an active member on the Board of It Takes A Village, a special needs PTA group, as her eldest son is diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome.

After taking time off to raise her three kids, she worked as a special education aide at Neil Cummins, working with kids diagnosed with Down's Syndrome, ADHD and autism. Her heart is invested in helping all children feel worthy of friendship, love and academic success.

In her off hours, Kirstie enjoys going with friends and family to live music, theater, and new restaurants, doing yoga, walking her dog five miles a day, taking weekend trips to Napa, Southern California and beyond, and ending the night playing Words With Friends online.

"My favorite part of being a member of the San Domenico community is smart, dedicated and friendly staff, students, and parents in an inspirational setting."


  • City Council Awards from Peninsula cities for public outreach program managed for BART-SFO project