The Firehouse: North Brooklyn Community Center, is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors composed of members from each of its founding nonprofits, The People's Firehouse, Inc. (PFI) and Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG). The Firehouse's Board of Directors include long-time residents, business leaders, artists and activists who live in Greenpoint and WIlliamsburg.

DEL TEAGUE, PRESIDENT: Bio Coming Soon

DEL TEAGUE, PRESIDENT:

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FELICE KIRBY, VICE PRESIDENT: Felice has been in Williamsburg for four decades. Originally hired as a professional community organizer to fight property & business abandonment, Felice eventually became co-owner of Teddys Bar & Grill, managing the popular community spot until its sale in 2015. Currently she is the director of a new mobile soup kitchen that will serve North Brooklyn’s homeless population. Felice lives with her family on N. 8th Street and serves on the board of Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG).

FELICE KIRBY, VICE PRESIDENT: Felice has been in Williamsburg for four decades. Originally hired as a professional community organizer to fight property & business abandonment, Felice eventually became co-owner of Teddys Bar & Grill, managing the popular community spot until its sale in 2015. Currently she is the director of a new mobile soup kitchen that will serve North Brooklyn’s homeless population. Felice lives with her family on N. 8th Street and serves on the board of Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG).

DOUG TEAGUE, TREASURER: Doug moved to the neighborhood with his wife, Del in the early 1970s in search of an inexpensive location to be used for living, band rehearsal space, and a to set up a woodworking shop. Doug and Del were thrown into community activism in the early 80s in an effort to improve the area surrounding their home from increasing criminal activity created when pressures by the city to “clean up” the Bowery pushed it onto their doorstep. They joined the Peoples Firehouse’s (PFI) Action Committee where they were reassured “You will fight this. We will show you how and we will help”.  PFI worked with the Teague’s for 5 years and finally prevailed. Doug currently has his own medical imaging business and serves on the board of PFI.

DOUG TEAGUE, TREASURER: Doug moved to the neighborhood with his wife, Del in the early 1970s in search of an inexpensive location to be used for living, band rehearsal space, and a to set up a woodworking shop. Doug and Del were thrown into community activism in the early 80s in an effort to improve the area surrounding their home from increasing criminal activity created when pressures by the city to “clean up” the Bowery pushed it onto their doorstep. They joined the Peoples Firehouse’s (PFI) Action Committee where they were reassured “You will fight this. We will show you how and we will help”.  PFI worked with the Teague’s for 5 years and finally prevailed. Doug currently has his own medical imaging business and serves on the board of PFI.

MIKE ANDREWS:  Michael Andrews has ties to Williamsburg dating back to 1989, and has lived in the neighborhood for the past 10 years. He and his wife, Rebecca Pridmore, opened The Natural Wine Company on North 11th St in 2010, and he currently runs Gotham Pictures, a video production company he founded in 1992. In addition to his work with The Firehouse, he and Rebecca are currently involved in the PTA at their daughter’s school at PS84, the Greenpoint Chamber of Commerce and the Greenpoint Reformed Church, among others. 

MIKE ANDREWS:  Michael Andrews has ties to Williamsburg dating back to 1989, and has lived in the neighborhood for the past 10 years. He and his wife, Rebecca Pridmore, opened The Natural Wine Company on North 11th St in 2010, and he currently runs Gotham Pictures, a video production company he founded in 1992. In addition to his work with The Firehouse, he and Rebecca are currently involved in the PTA at their daughter’s school at PS84, the Greenpoint Chamber of Commerce and the Greenpoint Reformed Church, among others. 

JANE POOL: Bio Coming Soon

JANE POOL:

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JAMES STUART: Originally from the UK, James is a twenty year resident of New York City and lives in Greenpoint with his wife and two sons. Working as a Managing Director of the nearby Williamsburg Hotel, he also serves on Brooklyn's Community Board 1 and is a passionate advocate for growth and progress in the neighborhood.

JAMES STUART:

Originally from the UK, James is a twenty year resident of New York City and lives in Greenpoint with his wife and two sons. Working as a Managing Director of the nearby Williamsburg Hotel, he also serves on Brooklyn's Community Board 1 and is a passionate advocate for growth and progress in the neighborhood.

EVAN THIES: Evan Thies is the co-founder of Pythia Public Affairs and a private consultant to progressive candidates, as well as some of the largest advocacy organizations and corporations in New York and the country. Prior to founding Pythia, Evan spent years in public service as a senior adviser in the New York City Council and at other government offices, and as a communications officer on political campaigns, including Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s successful campaign for attorney general. He lives in Williamsburg and is a board member of Neighbors Allied for Good Growth, the League of Conservation Voters, and several other organizations.

EVAN THIES:

Evan Thies is the co-founder of Pythia Public Affairs and a private consultant to progressive candidates, as well as some of the largest advocacy organizations and corporations in New York and the country. Prior to founding Pythia, Evan spent years in public service as a senior adviser in the New York City Council and at other government offices, and as a communications officer on political campaigns, including Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s successful campaign for attorney general. He lives in Williamsburg and is a board member of Neighbors Allied for Good Growth, the League of Conservation Voters, and several other organizations.

DIANA ZELVIN, DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR: diana@dianazelvin.com | 917-733-4571 | Diana joined The Firehouse as Development Director in the fall of 2015. Prior to this, she spearheaded a successful 2M fundraising campaign for Williamsburg’s PS84 Greenhouse Rooftop Hydroponic Classroom. A Greenpoint resident for over 15 years Diana is an active and passionate community member. She serves on the Board of Directors for The Greenpoint Chamber of Commerce and New York Sunworks, and is one of the founders of WAGPOPS - Williamsburg and Greenpoint; Our Public Schools.

DIANA ZELVIN, DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR: diana@dianazelvin.com | 917-733-4571 | Diana joined The Firehouse as Development Director in the fall of 2015. Prior to this, she spearheaded a successful 2M fundraising campaign for Williamsburg’s PS84 Greenhouse Rooftop Hydroponic Classroom.

A Greenpoint resident for over 15 years Diana is an active and passionate community member. She serves on the Board of Directors for The Greenpoint Chamber of Commerce and New York Sunworks, and is one of the founders of WAGPOPS - Williamsburg and Greenpoint; Our Public Schools.