We are a team of professionals dedicated to inclusive playground design and social change. Together we take on projects which advance our mission to bring the joy of play to everyone.
Work together, Play together
Board of Directors
Executive Director and Founder, Magical Bridge Foundation
VP of Finance of Apple
Senior VP-Investments at Wells Fargo Advisors
CFO, Unifi Software Inc.
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Managing Director, GEO Group Strategic Services, LLC
Past CEO of Avast
CEO and Founder, Magical Bridge Foundation
Holly Wade, Ph.D.
Assistant Superintendent, Educational Support Services of Cabrillo Unified School District
Jay Beckwith “Father of Modern Day Playground,” Former President, Kompan, Consultant, Boundless Playgrounds
Dawn Billman Director of Leadership, Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce and original member of MBP team
Anne Cohen Founder, Disability Health Access, Expert and Advocate for Disability Rights
Carrie Farber Senior Product Manager, Digital Accessibility & User-Generated Content, Walmart
Karen Holman City of Palo Alto Mayor 2015, member City Council since 2010
Adam S. Juratovac Attorney and Founder, AthletesLTD
Kimberly Lin Part of the original Palo Alto playground leadership team, and a valued community advocate
Xin Liu President of Enlight Foundation, advocate for improving education inequality and anchor donor for Magical Bridge Playground and Magical Bridge Foundation
Kris Loew co-Founder, Magical Bridge Foundation and original member of Magical Bridge Playground team
Nicole Ofiesh PhD Learning and Educational Specialist, Stanford University researcher and internationally renowned speaker about inclusive education
Diana Olin Attorney, Box, Diversity and Inclusion Visionary
Peggy Pizzo M. Ed. Director of the Early Learning Project at the Stanford Graduate School of Education
Melissa Rick Legal Counsel, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich, and Rosati
Lee Sanders HMD, MPH Chief, Division of Pediatrics, Stanford University
Jules Sherman Award and Patent Winning Human-Center Designer and EntrepreneurDesign Consultant, Stanford University School of Medicine
Abra Siegel Healthcare Executive with extensive background in strategic initiatives and operations
Amanda Steckler Anchor donor of Magical Bridge Playground and Magical Bridge Foundation
Vince Steckler Anchor donor of Magical Bridge Playground and Magical Bridge Foundation and CEO, Avast Software
Join us as we spread the joy of Magical Bridge Playgrounds throughout the Bay Area and nationwide!
Magical Bridge Foundation seeks partners, suppliers, artists, designers, and sponsors as we bring innovative and inclusive playgrounds to more communities. Our valued partners engage in the brainstorming and development process, feedback and usage studies, community engagement events, and placement and construction activities. Bringing a playground to life is an exciting process, and when it’s innovative and inclusive to all ages and abilities, the rewards are beyond compare. As a vendor, supplier, volunteer, artist, designer, or construction partner, we hope you’ll join us on our incredible journey.
We thank the following partners who have joined Magical Bridge Foundation in our mission to bring more innovative and inclusive playgrounds to life:
Babygrand Web Design
Barbara Butler Artist-Builder, Inc.
Groundswell Landscape Design
Jen Lewin, Artist
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Singer Associates Public Relations