NoDa NBA Board Members

Jacob Horr

Position: President and Crime & Safety Liaison

Bio: My wife, Caroline, and I moved to the 28206 side of NoDa in March 2016 (shout out to my Ritch and Benard neighbors). we have since  welcomed our one year old son, Ben, into the neighbourhood and we feel lucky to have found such a diverse, interesting, and accepting community. 

While I am newer to Charlotte (moved from Washington D.C. in January 2016) and NoDa, I am passionate about this neighborhood and working with ALL of our neighbors and businesses to preserve and grow what makes NoDa so special.

I joined the board in 2018 to do just that. You can often find me, Caroline, and Ben sitting at the bar of Company Store, playing softball at North Charlotte Park at 6pm on Mondays, or attending neighborhood meetings and events. If you see us, please introduce yourself!

Hometown: Vienna, Virginia
Elected Date: 2018

Robbyn Tangney
Vice President

Position: Vice President, Social Media and Marathon Committee Liaison

Bio:  My husband Peter, and I moved to NoDa in April 2016 from New England knowing we wanted to live in a diverse, walkable neighborhood with restaurants and shops, transit access and even our own YMCA. A village with a soul and conscience as opposed to shiny new pavement and sidewalks and perfectly manicured lawns.

I joined the board in 2017 to help be a part of preserving what drew us to NoDa in the first place, and to help guide its growth. As the lead for social media, if you hang out on @nodaclt Instagram or Facebook you’ve seen the NoDa I see through my camera lens! You’ve likely bumped into us out and about with our golden retriever puppy Quincy (aka the Mighty Quinn) — please stop by and introduce yourself.

Hometown: Born in Bellaire, Ohio but I grew up in Miami, Florida
Elected Date:  2017

Sid Baxi

Position: Treasurer and NoDa News Liaison
Elected Date: 

Kimberly D’Unger

Position: Secretary and KnowNoDa

Bio:  I have always had a love for the arts and dreamed of being an artist. I spent many hours of my childhood in lessons of some kind, be it music, drawing, dancing, or pottery. Despite all the practice, I never excelled past amateur status and have since realized that my grand talent is to support those that are truly artistic. My wonderful husband, Dan, shares that admiration and overall artsy, hip, and colorful nature with me.

Although our careers are as corporate engineers, our heart and soul will always belong to the arts; so when work relocated us to Charlotte in June 2012, we knew immediately that we wanted to live and play in NoDa. We love that our neighbors have yard art, chicken coops, and dragon murals, and that no one batted an eye when we painted our front door bright Clemson orange before moving in even a single piece of furniture.

Our addiction to NoDa was solidified on our first Saturday morning in our old mill home. We were greeted at 9:00am with a mimosa bar and a rock band playing “Eye of the Tiger” in the neighbors’ front yard!  We have a passion for local food and beer, and you’ll often find us meandering the streets with our two black labs, Harper & Bowser. There truly is no place like NoDa, and I am proud to be a part of it.

Hometown:  Pocatello, ID
Elected Date: 2016, 2019

2019 Board Members (Alphabetical)

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Melanie Allen

Position: Krampus Committee Liaison, Back in the Day Committee
Bio:  My husband, Matt, and I moved to NoDa in 2014 from South Charlotte.  We wanted to get out of the suburbs and move somewhere we could enjoy the arts.  We fell in love with NoDa immediately.  We are involved in NoDa 16″ Softball, Ghosts and Legends Tours, NoDa Historic Tours, Back in the Day Committee and Krampus Krawl.  If you ever see us around, please stop and introduce yourself to us!    I look forward to meeting you.
Elected Date: 

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Matt Alvis

Position: Business Committee Liaison and Website Administrator

Bio:  Bartender at Idlewild, Comedian, Web Designer
Catch me creating or consuming some of the area’s best cocktails and craft beers. Want to get your business involved with the NoDa Neighborhood & Business Association, on the map, or in the directory? I’m your guy!

Hometown:  Cincinnati, Ohio
Elected Date:  2019

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Matt Lemere

Position: Back in the Day Committee Liaison
Elected Date: 

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Nicole Peterson

Position: Greenification Committee Liaison

Bio:  My first visit to NoDa was in 2010 when I was in town interviewing for my job and looking at Charlotte neighborhoods, and after that visit, I knew we’d move here. We have never regretted it, having found amazing neighbors that have become friends. We even got a dog so we could take him to Dog Bar (though he’s not a dog lover, so he doesn’t get to go).

Very quickly, Eric and I found ourselves involved with NoDa events like Back in the Day and Greenification, even judging costumes for NoDaWeen. We’ve enjoyed bringing things like NoDa Drinks and Thinks and the Krampus Krawl to NoDa. As a board member, I continue to work with NoDa residents to make NoDa even better. 

Hometown: Louisville, KY, Little Rock, AR, and Memphis, TN (we moved around a lot)
Elected Date:  2016

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Kevin Sutton

Position: Vision Committee Liaison
Elected Date: 

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Sema Yap

Position: NoDaRioty Committee Liaison

Bio:  We decided that life was dim and unfulfilling in Sydney, so we scoured the globe to find a better place to live. After a tenure in Midtown Nashville we were still not satisfied. So, we moved closer to the coast -but not too close- as water is unpredictable these days, trust me I’m a doctor #notthatkindofdoctor.

Settling on Charlotte as an appropriate city we hunted through the nooks and crannies of the metropolitan area and fell head over heals for NoDa. If you’re interested in the arts please come find me!

Hometown:  Melbourne, Australia
Elected Date:  2019

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