Board of Directors

Leading our organization.

Jackie O’Connor

My name is Jackie O’Connor and I’ve lived in this community 53 years.

Since 1987, my brother and I have run our family business, O’Connor’s Church Supply, and
later was joined by my son John. We’re celebrating 84 years in business – a fourth generation family-
owned business!

I’m president emeritus of the El Cajon Business Improvement Association.
Currently, representative of El Cajon Blvd. to the BID Alliance and also from Friends of Del Cerro.

I’m also currently, president of Friends of Del Cerro. 

I have learned that being an organized community has many benefits.  We become more aware of what
is going on, and are able to develop relationships with the city council and other city offices.  
Our neighborhood, over 60 years old, is considered one of the best in San Diego.

Mark Allan

Del Cerro Heights, San Diego

Married to Maria Allan, with 3 children and 4 grandchildren

Bachelor of Science Degree – US Air Force veteran – Retired Employee Benefit Broker from Alliant insurance.

Mark has dedicated his life to helping others while in business as a benefits broker and his volunteer work on many non-profit boards.

Boards served:

  • Friends of Del Cerro, Vice President, 2017 to Present
  • St Paul’s Senior Homes Board 1999- Present
  • Optimist Club President 1980 to 2000
  • Boys to Men Mentoring Network, 2000 to 2018
  • East County Posse (Secretary/Treasurer) 2007 to
  • BBCC (President) 2016 to Present
  • Mt Helix Park Foundation Founding Board member, 1999-2018
  • San Diego Rotary Club member 1994 to present serving on various committees.

 Mark believes in giving back to his community with both time and treasure and loves doing so but nothing gives him more pleasure than spending time with his loving wife Maria and his wonderful children and grandchildren.

Jane Klofkorn

Board member/ Friends of Del Cerro

Lived in our Del Cerro community for 50 years and have a family of 3 children, all graduates of Phoebe Hearst, Lewis and Patrick Henry. I’m a retired 6th grade teacher in Denver, New Jersey and Vista, California.

While raising a family, I was PTA president, twice of Phoebe Hearst Elementary, and PTA president twice, at Patrick Henry High School.  I collected, edited and had published the San Diego 200th Anniversary Cookbook while in Del Cerro Jr. Woman’s Club. It was an effort of 30 young women in our Del Cerro community. It went thru two publishing’s.

I love this community and plan on spending my remaining years here.

Bonnie Kenk

A native of Pennsylvania, has been a resident of San Diego since 1981. 

She served on the 2007 – 2008 San Diego County Grand Jury and spent over a decade volunteering with the state and local Grand Jury alumni organizations.  She served a 3 year term as the public member of the San Diego County Parole Board and a 2 year term on the Community Review Board for Police Practices and is currently on the Citizens Law Enforcement Review Board for San Diego County.

Bonnie works as a Tax Associate for Turbotax during the tax season.

Bonnie, her husband Bill, their 3 dogs and 6 parrots have lived in Del Cerro since 2000.

Anthony Damon

Years in Del Cerro: 8 years

Personal Background: Anthony and his wife Kelley have 2 daughters who attend Hearst Elementary. He is an Architect, Realtor, and local business owner and also serves on the Board of Directors for ACE Mentor San Diego. Anthony was recently honored with the Young Architect of the Year Award from AIA San Diego.

Why an FODC member: FODC provides the opportunity for its members to actively be stewards of the community and ensure our neighborhood is at its best. I enjoy knowing we nurture the continued success and well-being of Del Cerro – and I encourage you to join and experience that feeling too!

Jeri Deneen

Years in Del Cerro:  32

Personal Background: 2/3 sentences about family and career: My company — Deneen Powell Atelier, Inc. is a national, award-winning firm. We design visitor-based spaces focusing on zoos and botanical gardens as well as other institutional projects. We are the designers of The Water Conservation Garden; a multitude of projects for San Diego Zoo Global including the Tull Family Tiger Trail and Walkabout Australia — both receiving Top Honors from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. We also designed the Hamilton Children’s Garden and Toni’s Tree House as well as the Dickinson Family Education Conservatory at the San Diego Botanic Garden. Our work stretches nationally to the Children’s Garden at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington DC; the Butterfly Pavilion at Hershey Gardens; the Children’s Garden at Atlanta Botanic Garden; the Conservatory at the Huntington; among many others.

Why I am an FODC member: 2/3/ sentences: Neighborhood safety is the primary reason I volunteer my time on the FODC Board. My focus therefore is on partnerships with SDSU, our neighboring communities, and the City of San Diego. I am also focusing on developing Adobe Falls open space as a community asset.

David Preciado

Years in Del Cerro: 17-year resident of Del Cerro.

Personal Background: David is a Principal Landscape Architect for RE Services here in San Diego, focused primarily on public works projects as a Consultant to the City of San Diego, SANDAG, several other local agencies and engineering prime consultants.  He is a married father of two young adults and enjoys the diverse area that we live in, proximity to Lake Murray and all the open space around us.

Why an FODC member: David joined the Friends of Del Cerro board to help lead the development of projects that will improve the built and natural environments in which we live, work and recreate. 

Joseph Lerner

Years in Del Cerro: 15 years

Personal Background: Joseph and his wife grew up in the 92120, graduating from Patrick Henry, UCSD and now raising 3 sons in the area. Together we are Legacy Realty Network, and I also coach small and micro businesses to growth, profitability human systems, and time freedom. Our family lives by these same objectives enjoying our Del Cerro.

Why an FODC member: Family, Friends and knowing your neighbor builds community, overcomes obstacles and provides increased safety. As a member, I look forward to assisting others know their neighbor and enjoy our Del Cerro.

Bryan Pridmore

MBA, CFP®

Bryan is a community leader that lives in Allied Gardens with his wife Crystal and 2 boys Parker & Preston. He’s been living in the area since 2013 and loves the community and location! As someone with a physical disability, he believes nothing should hold you back from pursuing your dreams and encourages others to think big. During his free time, he enjoys traveling, bowling, photography and volunteering.

Bryan started out in the production industry, supporting musicians and artists behind the scenes. A natural entrepreneur, he runs several businesses, including a photography and videography company; Pridmoria. Even though he is a full-time financial advisor, he enjoys keeping a relevant perspective by staying involved. As a financial advisor at Mission Trails Financial, they have been voted the best Financial Advisor by the readers of the Mission Times Courier! His office is off Navajo near Patrick Henry High School. Bryan takes a practical approach to investing by helping clients use discipline and strategy in accomplishing financial goals.

Bryan is a member of the Friends of Del Cerro because he believes that everyone wins when we work together to improve our area. Everyone has different skills to bring to the table so let’s work together to build ourselves up! 

Bryan also leads a local business networking group that represent the areas of Grantville, Allied Gardens, Del Cerro, and San Carlos. The group is called GADS and meets on the second Friday on the month at 7:30am.

Bryan’s favorite part about the area is the Little League fields next to his house. The community comes together throughout the week to benefit the families and build friendships. The kids enjoy the competition and the sound of cheering next door is the best!

John Allegra

 On August 2019, my family and I moved to Del Cerro. The house we purchased was parallel to a path where people use to trespass onto my property to gain access to adobe falls.  After working with SDSU Leadership and Scott Sherman’s Office I was able to come to an agreement with SDSU to build a bigger fence and have them plant shrub bushes at the end of the road. The completion of the fence was installed at the beginning of May, and the shrub bushes were installed immediately after. 

Due to the installation of the higher fence as well as the planting of the shrubs the trespassing has slowed down a lot.  However, although the trespassing has not stopped completely, I believe by moving into Del Cerro was the best choice for my family and I. By going through this process to get this situation resolved I was put in contact with FODC, by a Representative of Scott Sherman’s office. Due to my beliefs in this organization and what it supports I instantly became a member of FODC.