Founder Prancing Ponies Foundation 501(c)3, Rally and Car Show which ‘Creates Women Leaders One Girl at a Time’ through by supporting Women’s attendance to workshops, seminars, and conferences they can otherwise not afford. The Foundation is supported by the first All Woman Car Show during Monterey Car Week, the first all-female Ferrari rally in the world, and local rallies and fashions how fundraisers. These fundraising events have been covered by over 100+ media outlets including Bloomberg, CBS, ABC, NBC, Huffington Post, MonacoLife, TurboM6 France, Restoration Garage and recently featured in Wall Street Journal as the number one story of 2020. She has met many luminaries such as race car driver Lyn St. James, Oprah Winfrey, and Mavis & Jay Leno.
Prior to founding Prancing Ponies, Chanterria received her BA from CSU Hayward and her MBA in Entrepreneurship from the International University of Monaco. After graduating, she was recruited as VP of a IT startup in Brussels, Belgium where she represented the only European company on the FTC’s online behavior targeting panel along with Yahoo, Microsoft, Google and Apple – her lone dissenting opinion is represented in the GDPR law passed in 2018. She then became the first employee of a startup biotech in the San Francisco Bay Area that went public.
She currently lives between Monaco and San Francisco where she holds the title of the first Black American Women to buy a Ferrari in California and to relax she enjoys racing her Ferrari named ‘Coco’, participating in European and US rallies, and dancing – her favorite past time since graduating from San Francisco School of the Arts High School.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Bettye J. Saxon, Ph.D.
Director, External Affairs
Executive Board Member
More information coming soon!
Founding Executive Board Member
Tom Shankle, is a senior business professional with over 25 years in the health care industry. He has worked for a large management consulting company for over 11 years and has worked for one of the largest pharmaceutical and medical equipment distribution companies, McKesson for over 4 years. Tom started his company Apple West Home Medical Supply (www.applewesthms.com) in 2009 which supports the disability community with their medical supplies. The main reason Tom decided to move into home medical supplies is to have a job where he felt he was helping others while providing a means to give back to the community.
Tom is deeply involved in the disability community through his a 501(c)3 foundation, Everyday Abilities, (www.everydayabilities.org). Additionally, he is a chapter leader for the United Spinal Association (www.unitedspinal.org). Tom personally moderates two support group meetings for those with spinal cord injuries or spinal related diseases each month; one in Berkeley and the other in San Francisco. Tom has also participated in several United Spinal lobbying events in Washington D.C. to speak with representatives about legislation that affects individuals with disabilities.
Tom currently lives in San Francisco with his husband Greg but will be moving permanently to Lucca, Italy during the summer of 2018.
Tom specialties include health care, urological supplies, relationship management/customer service, project management, leadership, budgeting, process improvement, business operations, business strategy and foundation work.
Founding Executive Board Member
Kirk is a native Californian born on the outskirts of San Francisco. He grew up near Lake Tahoe enjoying the outdoors. While studying chemistry and engineering at UNR Kirk enjoyed the extreme sports of the high desert and the Sierra Nevada. After graduation Kirk moved to be near family in Japan. Relishing both work and travel experiences around Asia, Kirk’s yearning to return back home prevailed. After Kirk’s California homecoming in the early 2000s it didn’t take long to rekindle his love of San Francisco’s neighborhoods. Residing across the city in Cole Valley, Clarendon Heights, Castro and North Beach before Kirk, partner, and dogs Skooter&Bo found their permanent home on Potrero Hill in 2006.
In 2005 a close friend prompted Kirk to explore real estate. He quickly found the perfect career. Selling 3 homes in his first 3 months of being licensed Kirk knew real estate was the perfect fit! A direct yet tactful sales approach with clients has generated a 100% referral client base since 2012. Hundreds of homes totaling more than 100 million dollars in sales has sculpted Kirk. He’s intuitive and quickly adapts to his clients needs. Clients describe him as fun, full of energy, great with the numbers, and a savvy negotiator. Go with the superb real estate experience and contact Kirk.
Advisory Board Member
Ericka Scott, a San Francisco native who is extremely passionate about providing opportunities and resources to underserved communities. Ericka is excited to bring her business start-up & non-profit development experience to the Prancing Ponies Team.
In 2002 Ericka launched a business consulting company and over the last 15 years the company has provided trainings, program design and management development services throughout the Bay Area. Ericka has facilitated courses in Social Justice at the University of California, Berkeley, San Francisco City College, and many leadership programs for adults and youth in partnership with schools and programs throughout the Bay Area. Some collaborations and/or clients include: Stanford University, National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, Boys & Girls Club, and the SF YMCA.
Ericka studied American Studies with in emphasis in Urban Development at the University of California, Berkeley. She is currently a business consultant and instructor with Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center serving the San Francisco Bay Area.
Her children, Savion & Savana help to keep her young and current with generation Y. Ericka and her husband Pride are the owners of a new start-up, Honey Art Studio, where beginning and advanced artists create, build community and explore new forms of self-expression.