About: us

{Hack the Beach} is a collaborative effort between the City of Santa Monica, Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, and our partners from the local technology and business sectors. Our talented team of individuals are passionate about technology, and downright fervent about making an impact in our community.

{Hack the Beach} is proud to be the unifying movement for this talented crop of technology professionals.

The Team

Carl Hansen

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Director of Government Affairs
Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce

Becky Feldman

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Director of Events and Programming
Cross Campus

Natalie Howard

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LA Campus Marketing Producer
General Assembly

Kegan Maher

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Web Developer
City of Santa Monica

Behrang Abadi

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Web Development Manager
City of Santa Monica

Collette Hanna

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External Affairs Manager
Downtown Santa Monica

Justin Brezhnev

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President & CEO
Hacker Fund

Brian MacMahon

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Head Honcho
Expert Dojo

Jay Farrand

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Executive Director & Administrator
Santa Monica Pier

Julie Rusk

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Director - Office of Civic Wellbeing
City of Santa Monica

Sevil Turner

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Web Developer
City of Santa Monica

Our Partners

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