Get to Know Your Assembly Team

The people responsible for filling your coffee mugs, calendars and Instagram feeds.

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Meet (part of) the team at The Assembly! These are the women and men behind the vision, programming, Instagram feed and so much more here at The Assembly. If we haven’t met you in person, please come say hi! Nothing fills our tanks quite like connecting with our community. (And we’d love to see if you can guess our two truths and a lie!)

Molly Goodson
Co-Founder & CEO
@mollygoodson

What are your favorite ways to move your body?
Running, swimming, hiking, lifting weights… and basically all classes. I love trying any and all new classes since I’m always looking for new experiences to bring to The Assembly.

What is your favorite spot in The Assembly?
Leaning on the coffee bar chatting with whoever is working behind the counter and greeting people as they come in.

What is your favorite pizza topping?
I like plain pizza with a full salad on top of it. Like literally a whole salad, not just a few pieces of arugula.

Two truths and a lie?

  • I ran a marathon on the great wall of China.
  • I put a knife through my hand cutting an avocado.
  • I’m sugar-free.

 

Carnet Williams
Co-Founder & COO
@carnet

What are your favorite ways to move your body?
Stretching after getting out of bed, surfing, and tennis.

What is your favorite spot in The Assembly?
Under the lemon tree on a warm day.

What is your favorite pizza topping?
Olives.

Two truths and a lie?

  • I was born left handed.
  • I love celery.
  • I’ve seen over 100 Grateful Dead shows.

 

Keith Grennan
Founding Engineer

What are your favorite ways to move your body?
Spontaneous dance parties, especially with my kids.

What is your favorite spot in The Assembly?
I like the entrance – the door, the neon, the grand staircases.

What is your favorite pizza topping?
Anything but cheese.

Two truths and a lie?

  • I recently adopted a pet rabbit.
  • The original meaning of my last name is ‘The one with the mustache.’
  • I am ten feet tall.

 

Anabel Lippincott Paksoy
Chief People Officer
@peachespaksoy

What are your favorite ways to move your body?
Yoga, hiking, exploring cities on foot, swimming, and skiing.

What is your favorite spot in The Assembly?
I love hanging out in Mexican equipale chairs & the tables made for us by Katie Gong. Also, sitting in the midday sun on the bench outside in the garden while looking at the lemon tree is a really calming place for me.

What is your favorite pizza topping?
Hawaiian! Prosciutto & pineapple… but I also won’t say no to a really good, simple Margherita.

Two truths and a lie?

  • I was raised a Quaker.
  • I ran my own dog-walking business in my hometown.
  • I took a gap year between high school & college.

 

Mary Keane Arenson
Head of Partnerships & Programming
@peachykeane

What are your favorite ways to move your body?
Anything! Pilates, SoulCycle, hikes with friends, and the occasional solo dance party.

What is your favorite spot in The Assembly?
At the Katie Gong redwood bar top by the café in the Clubhouse. The location is a perfect for saying hi to members and friends as they come and go!

What is your favorite pizza topping?
Black olives.

Two truths and a lie?

  • I’ve summited Half-Dome in Yosemite.
  • I’ve acted in a major motion picture.
  • I have five cats.

 

Grace Wilcox
Head of Content
@gracecwilcox

What are your favorite ways to move your body?
Skiing, spinning, running, yoga, walking my dog.

What is your favorite spot in The Assembly?
The bench seating in the backyard with my face in the sun.

What is your favorite pizza topping?
Roni-peno.

Two truths and a lie?

  • I photographed Gigi Hadid.
  • I’ve never gotten a speeding ticket.
  • My great uncle is Alfred Hitchcock.

 

Justine Flynn
General Manager

What are your favorite ways to move your body?
Yoga is my favorite but I also love HIIT workouts and lifting heavy weights (it makes me feel like a badass).

What is your favorite spot in The Assembly?
Behind the coffee bar! I love chatting with members as they arrive and working alongside my team.

What is your favorite pizza topping?
Any veggie! Assuming that cheese is a given.

Two truths and a lie?

  • I met Meryl Streep at Souvla.
  • I didn’t use shampoo for a year.
  • I was a nanny for a Boston Bruin.

 

Gina Wang
Head of Food & Beverage
@thewangwayround

What are your favorite ways to move your body?
Hiking, running Lyon street stairs, and rollerblading.

What is your favorite spot in The Assembly?
I love the collab room with the windows wide open.

What is your favorite pizza topping?
Black olives.

Two truths and a lie?

  • I keep bees in my backyard.
  • I once pulled out all the eyelashes from my left eye.
  • I have assisted in the birth of 7 puppies.

 

Nancy Lappetito
Assistant Manager
@nancylappetito

What are your favorite ways to move your body?
Almost all outdoor activities make me happy. Hiking, surfing, climbing and backpacking are my favorites.

What is your favorite spot in The Assembly?
The backyard with a cup of coffee.

What is your favorite pizza topping?
Really good mozzarella and anchovies.

Two truths and a lie?

  • I’d rather eat chocolate than gummies.
  • I’m a twin.
  • My worst fear is coming face to face with a monkey- any type of monkey.

 

Nick Alvarado
Member Experience
@nicoallen

What are your favorite ways to move your body?
I feel most at easy when I am hiking and in the outdoors, but when that doesn’t happen, you can find me in a HIIT class or on a wedding dance floor. Also, I need to stretch more… The Release by Liz Letchford anyone?

What is your favorite spot in The Assembly?
While I love each corner of TA, the back patio is definitely my jam.

What is your favorite pizza topping?
I’m a simple pie kinda guy.

Two truths and a lie?

  • I do a mean sit spin.
  • I love oysters on the half shell.
  • I’ve never run a marathon.

 

Amber Quiñones
Community Growth Associate
@amber__quinoa

What are your favorite ways to move your body?
Dancing, SoulCycle & boxing.

What is your favorite spot in The Assembly?
The Collaboration Room.

What is your favorite pizza topping?
Sausage, ricotta, and fresh garlic.

Two truths and a lie?

  • I have a twin brother.
  • I was a child model.
  • I speak three languages.

 

Tony Forte
Founding Instructor & Fitness Advisor
@tonyforte47

What are your favorite ways to move your body?
Sprinting! Running is generally my thing, but short distance sprinting feels so great.

What is your favorite spot in The Assembly?
On the mic, in the studio, leading us through a cool-down stretch after a hard class where everyone gave it their all.

What is your favorite pizza topping?
Meatballs and onions (together). (Did we mention he’s Italian?)

Two truths and a lie?

  • I once broke the finish line tape in a New York City Marathon.
  • I once sprained my ankle and had to quit a New York City Marathon early.
  • I once qualified for the Boston Marathon.

 

Danielle Parker
Fitness Development Associate
@daniparkeryoga

What are your favorite ways to move your body?
Dance, yoga, HIIT, & hiking outdoors!

What is your favorite spot in The Assembly?
Snuggled in the back right corner of the outdoor patio/backyard (prime sun, napping, working, mingling.)

What is your favorite pizza topping?
Sun-dried tomato, sautéed onions, mushroom, spinach.

Two truths and a lie?

  • I drank an entire gallon of Kombucha in one day on my own.
  • When I was younger I had a weekly habit of braiding my entire head in tiny braids or cornrows.
  • I am a twin.

 

DeAnna Caggiano
UI/UX Design Consultant
@dcagg120

What is your favorite ways to move your body?
Yoga or strength classes.

What is your favorite spot in The Assembly?
Refresh room because I helped Carnet hang the plants 💚also the studio because 💪.

What is your favorite pizza topping?
I’m a plain pie kind of gal.

Two truths and a lie?

  • I was captain of the cheerleading squad in high school.
  • I’ve been practicing yoga for nine years.
  • I once got carded trying to put gas in my car because the attendant didn’t think I was old enough to drive.

 

Shannon Lubetich
Product Consultant
@shannanogram

What are your favorite ways to move your body?
Skiing, walking around cities, outbursts of ridiculous dancing.

What is your favorite spot in The Assembly?
I joke that I’m solar-powered, so it has to be the backyard. Plus, the lemon tree and succulents and comfy pillows make a great space.

What is your favorite pizza topping?
Olives.

Two truths and a lie?

  • I’m vegan.
  • I curl my hair every morning.
  • I go to almost one concert per week.

Annie Gabillet
four four nine Contributor
@anniegabillet

What are your favorite ways to move your body?
I love walking through SF, hills and all. I try to walk as many places as possible, instead of using Lyft or Muni.

What is your favorite spot in The Assembly?
I love the Collab Room. I’m obsessed with the high ceilings, bright windows, and laid back decoration. I imagine it’s a room in my dream San Francisco apartment.

What is your favorite pizza topping?
I’m a Margherita girl (and even went to Naples for a pizza pilgrimage during my honeymoon).

Two truths and a lie?
I have dual American and Irish citizenship.
My dad was the principal of my high school.
I was a professional tap dancer in New York.

Coming soon: Meet Your Assembly Coffee Bar Team!

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