TEDxSanDiego is an all-volunteer organization, and our events could not happen without the tireless efforts of the folks listed below, as well as many others who help out during the day. They support the power of Ideas Worth Spreading in our local community.

We are currently recruiting for volunteers to serve.  If you are interested in joining this exciting team, please complete the volunteer request form.


Audrey Jacobs
Organizer- Chief Connector & Curator


Olivia Peachey, Sam Mazzeo, Dan Schreiber, Mary Gross, Marian Rak


Niko Podimatis, Fale Luis – Finest City Entertainment, Lynn Kelly, Sandi Masori

Community Voices

Daniel Larsen, Kristen Roberts

Marketing Communications

Amy Pfleger – Marketing Director
Jose Alonso, Becca Brazil, Rachel Weaver

Community Partners

Debbie Postil, Alejandro Lopez High, Sasha Kokuashvili


Jami Lah, Lisa Liguori, Nina Garin, Yanina Odin, Tina Bernard, Rebecca Smith

Volunteer Co-Directors

Tina Bernard, Ortal Elkayam

Audrey Jacobs

Audrey Jacobs

Chief Connector & Curator

Audrey is passionate about building community. At age 17 she wrote her personal mission statement: “To be a Catalyst for Positive Change by Educating and Inspiring Individuals and Communities.” She’s been an active leader in San Diego for more than 30 years serving on many non-profit boards and community groups. While raising three sons and working in affordable housing, startups investing and finance, she also devoted her time to supporting the homeless, the arts, and the Jewish community. She is a financial advisor for Bernstein Private Wealth and guides entrepreneurs, non-profit organizations, and philanthropic clients to invest with intention. She’s a passionate connector as featured in her TEDx talk, “How to be a Matchmaker in Work, Life and Love.” In her free time, she is a writer, storyteller, and dancer. Audrey is a proud alumna of San Diego State and Columbia University and lives in downtown San Diego.