Staff

DSA STAFF

Michael Huber, Executive Director
[email protected]
209.888.8621

Michael has served as Executive Director of the Downtown Stockton Alliance for five years. Michael brings over 35 years of business, non-profit, and community development experience to the DSA, including strategic planning, new business development, marketing, finance, project management, and general management. Before coming to the DSA, Michael served as Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of San Joaquin County where he significantly expanded programs and funding that served low-income families realize home ownership. Before entering the nonprofit world, he served in many ownership, management, and strategy positions in the private medical sector, including ownership of Homecare Technologies a medical equipment company and in the position of the Marketing Director for Oncure Medical overseeing the marketing strategies for 17 radiation cancer treatment centers throughout California.

Charisse Lowry, Office Manager, CTA
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209.888.8625

Charisse has been with the Alliance since 1998 when she joined the Hospitality Team. She brought with her a vast experience in customer service and office administration. As a member of the Downtown Hospitality Team, she provided information and support to the area businesses and visitors and gained an in-depth knowledge of Downtown Stockton. Currently working as an Office Manager, Charisse is responsible for office management and administrative support in all five service areas within the Alliance.

Courtney Wood, Economic Development Director, DSELF Administrator, MBA, CTA
[email protected]
209.888.8630

Courtney is a two-time University of the Pacific alumna with over ten years of customer service experience, a Master of Business Administration from the Eberhardt School of Business, and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the College of the Pacific.  She came on board at DSA as a Marketing & Events Intern in 2016 and then, as a Special Projects Assistant, she played a key role in the successful re-certification of the Downtown PBID. In her current role as Economic Development Director & DSELF Administrator, Courtney maintains property owner contact information databases; performs all grant writing and reporting functions; serves as secretary/admin for the Downtown Stockton Enterprise Loan Fund Program; oversees the marketing department; and collaborates with stakeholders and staff to implement a variety of economic development initiatives. Her goal is to coordinate with both existing and potential downtown property and business owners to foster a vibrant, supportive community and a flourishing, sustainable economy in downtown.

Chevell Simms
Community Ambassador Supervisor
209.451.7775

Johnny Palacios
Project Manager, CTA
[email protected]
209.888.8633

Johnny has worked in Downtown Stockton as a Hospitality Ambassador for the past 15 years. In his new role in the Project Management department Johnny will collaborate with community partners and stakeholders to administer, plan and manage projects and programs intended to catalyze development and investment in Downtown Stockton.

Shaun Chatrath
Digital Media Manager
[email protected]
209.888.8629

Shaun has worked in the field of content creation for nearly a decade. He started as a producer and editor in his high school’s weekly news broadcast. In community college, Shaun was the De Anza Filmmakers’ Association president. At De Anza, Shaun also studied journalism under the La Voz publication and eventually received his associate of arts degree in film production. Afterward, he transferred to the University of California, Irvine where he worked as an intern for AnteaterTV and the Newport Beach Film Festival. Today, Shaun works for the Downtown Stockton Alliance as Digital Media Creative.

Alvin Cho
Intern
[email protected]
209.888.8629

Alvin is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Tourism Studies and a minor in English at Hanse University. He has acquired valuable internship experience, beginning with his tenure at Chosun Hotel, where he gained insights into the hospitality industry. Presently, Alvin is engaged in an internship focusing on tourism marketing in Downtown Stockton. This role allows him to delve deeper into marketing strategies within the tourism sector. Specifically, he is learning about promoting local tourist attractions and events, as well as implementing digital marketing and social media strategies. These hands-on experiences are enhancing Alvin’s academic proficiency by bridging theoretical knowledge with practical application in the industry.

Employment Opportunities with Downtown Stockton Alliance – call 209-464-5246