Executive Board Members

Anthony Bethel

Anthony Bethel

President

Representative District 1

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About Anthony
Though a New Yorker by birth, Anthony Bethel is certainly an Angeleno, having moved here 27 years ago. His wife, Kelli, and he moved to Valley Glen on Thanksgiving Day, 2010. He has been thankful for our neighborhood ever since. He has worked in tech sales since almost his first day in LA. We say almost, because the Northridge earthquake that greeted him when he arrived slowed him down a few weeks. He still remembers thinking, “Well, I guess that’s what earthquakes feel like!”

While balancing work, family, friends, their perennial tech support, and countless live music shows, he has continued to find time to volunteer at his son’s school. That sense of community led him to shed the common belief that Los Angeles was a City of individuals. Valley Glen was just as much a community as anywhere he’d known. Encouraged by a neighbor and friend, he decided to jump into its Neighborhood Council head first in spring of 2020. The world was soon shaken by Covid-19 and the GVGC meetings, as so many other things, had to go virtual. His comfort with technology allowed him to help the Council make that transition smoothly. Or, as smoothly as these things can go! He soon was elected as the GVGC Vice-President, and when the need arose, our new President.

His goal is to maintain and support the community of Valley Glen, welcome as many of its members as he can, and be a voice for the local in the sea of the whole. And, back to the live music, he can invariably be found wearing one of the many TOOL t-shirts in his collection. Email him or look for the shirt and just say “Hi”!

Cosmo Moore

Cosmo Moore

Vice President

District 4 Representative

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About Cosmo
I am a 3rd generation Angeleno. Born and raised in Sherman Oaks, moved to Valley Glen in 2016 and fell in love with my new neighborhood. I have coached football at Notre Dame HS and Laurel Hall School.

In my 1 year on the council I got stop signs installed at dangerous Erwin/Ventura Cyn, lights along the perimeter of Erwin Elem School, and had a fence put up around the school parking lot to stop illicit activity that was going on.

I am a stay at home dad with a 4 year old and I work from home for a low vision technology company.

I am passionate about education, my wife is a teacher. I am legally blind and am a strong advocate for the disabled. I have a good relationship with our senior lead officer and city councilman.

Dan Stueve

Dan Stueve

Secretary

Representative District 1, Chair Planning, Land Use and Zoning

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About Dan

Dan Stueve recently purchased his first home and is a resident of Valley Glen. He is a Southern California native living here his entire life. He joined the Greater Valley Glen Council to be an active and positive member of community and find a way to volunteer his time and give back to the city.

Dan is the CEO | Team Leader of Keller Williams Encino-Sherman Oaks and Harma Real Estate, the #1 individual real estate brokerage in the SFV by units and volume with over $1.3 Billion in volume and 1,342 units sold last year.

Prior to his career in real estate, Dan spent fourteen years in family law helping clients through divorce, child custody, conservatorships, guardianships, and personal injury cases. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication studies from California State University, Los Angeles. He grew up on a dairy farm in Chino, California and is the youngest grandson of the founder of Alta Dena Certified Dairy.

Additionally, Dan has a history of public service, having served as a Community Services Commissioner for the City of Chino for three years, also serving as the commission’s Vice-Chairman and was a founding board member of the Chino Youth Museum. Joining the Greater Valley Glen Council is an exciting return for him in getting back involved in the community.

Dan is an active member of social media and can be found on Facebook and Instagram at: facebook.com/danstueve & instagram.com/dan.stueve

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Andrea Schmitt

Treasurer

At Large Representative

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About Andrea
I have lived in the Laurel Grove neighborhood since 2003. Over time, I have grown increasingly concerned about traffic safety for our community. I would use my seat on the council to advocate for an additional pedestrian crosswalk or traffic signal between Whitsett and Laurel Canyon on Oxnard, and a DASH route linking the Orange Line with major shopping plazas in our district including the upcoming NoHo West Development.

Board Members

Dan Stueve

Dan Stueve

Secretary, Representative District 1, Chair Planning, Land Use and Zoning

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About Dan

Dan Stueve recently purchased his first home and is a resident of Valley Glen. He is a Southern California native living here his entire life. He joined the Greater Valley Glen Council to be an active and positive member of community and find a way to volunteer his time and give back to the city.

Dan is the CEO | Team Leader of Keller Williams Encino-Sherman Oaks and Harma Real Estate, the #1 individual real estate brokerage in the SFV by units and volume with over $1.3 Billion in volume and 1,342 units sold last year.

Prior to his career in real estate, Dan spent fourteen years in family law helping clients through divorce, child custody, conservatorships, guardianships, and personal injury cases. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication studies from California State University, Los Angeles. He grew up on a dairy farm in Chino, California and is the youngest grandson of the founder of Alta Dena Certified Dairy.

Additionally, Dan has a history of public service, having served as a Community Services Commissioner for the City of Chino for three years, also serving as the commission’s Vice-Chairman and was a founding board member of the Chino Youth Museum. Joining the Greater Valley Glen Council is an exciting return for him in getting back involved in the community.

Dan is an active member of social media and can be found on Facebook and Instagram at: facebook.com/danstueve & instagram.com/dan.stueve

Anthony Bethel

Anthony Bethel

President

Representative District 1

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About Anthony
I moved to Valley Glen in 2010 and have loved our community ever since. I’m proud to serve that community by being a member of the GVGC. I strive to maintain and improve our wonderful neighborhood for my family and for all of our neighbors.
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District 2 Representative

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Michael Hjelmstad

District 2 Representative, Chair Community Parks & Improvements

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About Michael

I wasn’t born in Los Angeles, but I got here as soon as I could. The military brought me to California in 1993, and after several overseas deployments, I’m now proud to make my home in Valley Glen with my partner Lauralee. We love living in a peaceful neighborhood with kind and friendly neighbors.

I’m a Marine Corps veteran, and I’m active in state leadership of The American Legion, the largest military veterans service organization. I’ve spent more than a decade as an active member of multiple volunteer service organizations, and I look forward to using my experience in nonprofit administration to benefit the Greater Valley Glen community. After having spent so much of my life in the military and in service-oriented groups, putting the mission of the community over personal ambition is second nature to me.

My goal on this council is to improve our community by addressing our local needs and facilitating tangible solutions. Within weeks of joining the council, I became a member of the ad hoc committee on homelessness, which I believe is perhaps the most important challenge facing Los Angeles. I’m honored to have the opportunity to bring my skills and experience to the table to help create solutions for this and all challenges facing our community.

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District 3 Representative
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District 3 Representative
Cosmo Moore

Cosmo Moore

Vice President

District 4 Representative

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About Cosmo
I am a 3rd generation Angeleno. Born and raised in Sherman Oaks, moved to Valley Glen in 2016 and fell in love with my new neighborhood. I have coached football at Notre Dame HS and Laurel Hall School.

In my 1 year on the council I got stop signs installed at dangerous Erwin/Ventura Cyn, lights along the perimeter of Erwin Elem School, and had a fence put up around the school parking lot to stop illicit activity that was going on.

I am a stay at home dad with a 4 year old and I work from home for a low vision technology company.

I am passionate about education, my wife is a teacher. I am legally blind and am a strong advocate for the disabled. I have a good relationship with our senior lead officer and city councilman.

Cindy Ortiz

Cindy Ortiz

About Cindy

I am a student, employee and neighbor in the greater valley glen area. I really want to dedicate myself to helping and improving my community. I currently work as a Licensed Vocational Nurse and enjoy helping people and would love to help my community in a different capacity. I was born and raised in the valley and I live with my parents and my dog. My parents immigrated to the US when they were just teenagers. I am the oldest of 2 sisters. I am a huge animal lover, avid reader, and lover of cinema! I have never done anything like this but I am not afraid to challenge myself and push myself to learn new things! I would love to see more diverse representation within our local government and hope to be a voice to ALL people that live within our diverse community.

Tiffany Phelps

Tiffany Phelps

About Tiffany

My wife and I purchased our home in Valley Glen in 2019. We have 3 cats (Jack, Harley, Tuna), 1 dog (Piper), and our son London. We love our neighborhood and feel so lucky to have met such wonderful neighbors over the past couple years. This is not just my home, it’s our home and I want to work to ensure our neighborhood is safe, diverse, and inclusive of all voices. 

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Alicia Bien

District 5 Representative

About Alicia

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Nadia Marina Thomas

Nadia Marina Thomas

District 6 Representative

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About Nadia

Valley Glen has been my home from maidenhood to motherhood and in that transition I have realized many ways we can make our community safer and more enjoyable for all our neighbors. I want to advocate for pedestrian safety for our neighborhood streets, support small businesses that make us diverse and unique, and I want to provide resources to our unhoused neighbors so we can be a part of the solution for LA’s growing housing crisis. I promise to keep our community informed about our efforts, listen to the concerns of my constituents, and work with neighboring councils, so that together we can make not only Valley Glen a better place, but all of LA a better place.

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District 6 Representative

 

Cindy Braun

Cindy Braun

At-Large Representative

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About Cindy

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September Forsyth

September Forsyth

At-Large Representative

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About September
Hailing from Portland, Oregon, September has made Los Angeles home for over 30 years. Finding success in three dream careers from Paramount Pictures, to Publicis/Starcom/MediaVest and now as a top 10% producing Realtor® with 2019’s most successful brokerage in the San Fernando Valley –  Keller Williams, Encino-Sherman Oaks. September is proud to be Favorite Realtor three years now on Nextdoor and to serve her community via an annual holiday food drive, community events and service as Block Captain.  She’s chosen to re-join the GVGC because being of service to others; supporting the varied needs of her community is in her DNA.  She’s a proud single mom of a special needs son and the caregiver of his two cats, Scout and Olive. Her days begin at 5am and end when they end. With limited down time, even during quarantine, she been baking, honing her gourmet chef skills and tapping the braintrust of Masterclass.  She’s also volunteered some time to help remind people to vote and is planning her Fourth Annual Holiday Food Drive.
Andrea Jones

Andrea Jones

At-Large Representative, Community Safety Chair

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About Andrea

I have lived in Valley Glen since 2006. I am on the GVGC because I am interested in serving my community. I currently serve our community on the Van Nuys Community Police Advisory Board and sit on the Greater Valley Glen Neighborhood Council. I believe more than ever is the time our community needs more citizen involvement. I am looking forward to continuing to serve our Valley Glen community.

Scott Kriloff

Scott Kriloff

At-Large Representative

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About Scott

I am a lifelong Southern California resident, and have lived and worked most of my life in the San Fernando Valley. 
I am passionate about education, the arts, and civic engagement, all working in service of the communities and constituents that make up our diverse and valued population.
 Growing up as an Eagle Scout, and remaining involved with community service and representation throughout my lifetime, I am inspired to advocate for the needs of our community on a civic level, and to encourage local vibrancy in a time of growth and change for Los Angeles. As a fellow Valley Glen resident, I am invigorated by the varied and constituent-minded perspectives of the GVGNC, and look forward to joining this collective as another passionate voice for upholding, supporting and improving the lives and well-being of my fellow neighbors, and all the quality people living, working and contributing to an enriching life, living and livelihood here in the San Fernando Valley.

Daniel Lopez

Daniel Lopez

At Large Representative

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About Daniel

My name is Daniel Lopez and I am a long term resident and stakeholder in Valley Glen – I live right across the street from Burbank Blvd Elementary! We have so many issues facing our communities and regions – increased homelessness, public safety concerns, skyrocketing housing prices and a woeful transportation network for the Valley and our region. I hope to work on these issues and so many other issues with the NC Board. As a LA native and a renter in this increasingly unaffordable city, I hope to play a active role on making my community better instead sitting on the sidelines – I am looking forward to getting in the arena and getting my hands dirty.

Samuel May

Samuel May

At-Large Representative

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About Samuel

I am a man who has great respect for the land that I have and I want to apply that same respect and dedication to the Greater Valley Glen Community. I believe that hard work and care is needed to create a clean and healthy neighborhood and I would like to represent you in this endeavor. I have 3 citrus trees and 2 gardens that require a nurturing and vigilant caretaker to ensure a fruitful harvest; one must get in the dirt, dig out the weeds from the root and carefully prune to keep a lush garden growing strong. I will care for the safety and well being of this community as I have with my garden while taking steps to preserve its natural beauty and make this neighborhood one we all can be proud to call home.

Rishab Nathan

Rishab Nathan

At-Large Representative

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About Rishab

I want to represent the needs of our people in Greater Valley Glen. Too often I find that politicians at all levels are out of touch with the concerns of their constituents, and I feel compelled to change that. In my time in the neighborhood I have been so happy making a home here. You may see me walking my beautiful husky Luna around, so don’t be afraid to say hello! In my day to day life I split my time between acting, being a marketing manager for a tech company, and doing whatever I can to help the people of this city fight for their rights. I am also endorsed by Streets For All; an organization fighting for street safety as well as working to expand public transport. It’s important to me that our neighborhood council makes tangible decisions that benefit the people of our neighborhood. We should use our power advising City Council to speak to the needs of our neighbors on issues such as transportation, homelessness, covid relief, etc

Robin Shafer

Robin Shafer

At-Large Representative, Chair Arts & Education

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About Robin
I am a retired LAUSD school teacher. I have lived in Valley Glen at the same address for 45 years. I became a member of the valley Glen Neighborhood about 2016 helping deliver the valley Glen Voice neighborhood newsletter. In 2017 I joined the VGNA board. In 2019 I became the Leader of the VGNA Clean Team that holds a clean-up of the neighborhood on the 3rd Saturday on each month, and was appointed as a liaison between the VGNA and the council and was accepted on the Greater Valley Glen Neighborhood Council. I enjoy working on the council and hope we can make some real progress together.
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Andrea Schmitt

About Andrea
I have lived in the Laurel Grove neighborhood since 2003. Over time, I have grown increasingly concerned about traffic safety for our community. I would use my seat on the council to advocate for an additional pedestrian crosswalk or traffic signal between Whitsett and Laurel Canyon on Oxnard, and a DASH route linking the Orange Line with major shopping plazas in our district including the upcoming NoHo West Development.
Anthony Sipp

Anthony Sipp

At Large, Chair Government Relations

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About Anthony
I want to put my political science degree to work and apply my experience in both the legal and political fields and get to work for our community. My first priority is to bring the resources we need to Greater Valley Glen and to be a voice for our community. I’m a Fordham University graduate and I have an avid interest in government. When I moved from New York to California, I spent considerable time working for Congresswoman Sanchez in Orange County, where I gained valuable insight into working with Federal, State, and local governments on behalf of everyone we represent. Considerable resources are being spent around and near us, and some of those funds need to come our way to address our own local needs and concerns. I want to build Relationships with the surrounding Neighborhood Councils so that together we can help address getting pedestrian crosswalks, bike lanes, a stronger law enforcement presence, as well as green energy initiatives.
Krista Sipp

Krista Sipp

At-Large Representative, Chair Community Outreach

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About Krista
East coast transplant Krista Sipp has lived in Greater Valley Glen for over a decade. She works in the entertainment industry where she is committed to creating inclusive spaces where a wide range of voices can be seen and heard, and she now is bringing the same energy to her community. She is excited to join the board and the Community Outreach Committee, and work to make Greater Valley Glen a place where all of its stakeholders can be safe and thrive.
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At-Large Representative

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Youth Representative

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