Board of Directors


Fil Maresca Fil Maresca, board chair, envisions Levitt Pavilion as a premier venue for live outdoor concerts in Downtown San Jose. Fil is an event planner, comic book collector, former night club owner and public space programmer. Levitt won’t be his first turnaround story either — as the owner of F/X in the SoFA District, he transformed a former adult theater into an iconic entertainment destination for live alternative music, hosting bands such as No Doubt, SmashMouth and hundreds of others.

Michelle Dreyband,  vice chair, believes that Levitt Pavilion will transform an already beautiful park into a vibrant space the entire community can enjoy. As a lifelong resident of San Jose, and a recent resident of the Hensley neighborhood adjacent to St. James park, she is ready to see this project through to fruition. When she isn’t volunteering for Levitt, Michelle is a full-time fundraiser. She has raised millions for nonprofits including Digital Promise, The Tech Interactive, and now The Computer History Museum. At SJSU Michelle majored in music, and is still an active musician. She hopes that Levitt San Jose will help more people experience the rejuvenating power of music.

 Laura Wolford, board treasurer, can picture St. James Park welcoming back families, residents, workers, and students from downtown and throughout Silicon Valley with their smiles, picnic baskets and their dancing shoes. Laura brings a passion for creating opportunities for community engagement and connection, as well as her knowledge of logistics, operations & planning to assure the vision of Levitt Pavilion San Jose is realized and embraced. Laura is a Naglee Park resident and has lived downtown since attending SJSU.

   Emma Lloyd,  board secretary 

      • Rick Holden
      • Fil Maresca, Filco Events
      • Laura Wolford
      • Tommy Aguilar, Universal Grammar
      • Melissa Durkin, Republic Urban Properties
      • Michelle Dreyband, Computer History Museum
      • Brian Grayson
      • Scott Hartman
      • Katie Hoch, Buckingham Strategic Partners
      • Sally Schroeder
      • Geri Wong, Newmark Knight Frank
      • Michael Brilliot
      • Emma Lloyd, Hoge Fento
      • Priya Das, Mosaic America
      • Drew Berkett
      • Deanna C. Sisneros, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County