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Steven Herzfeld - President

Steven was born and raised in Pinellas County, FL, and graduated from Seminole High School in 2006. At 17, he left Florida to attend the University of Colorado and stayed in Boulder, CO for 12 years and where he met his wife, Haley Kaiser. They, along with their adopted Wheaten Terriers, Daisy and Piper, moved to St. Petersburg in May 2017, and have been living at their house on the corner of 12th Ave N and 31st St N since September 2017.


Steven has served as President of the North Kenwood Neighborhood Association since 2019 after past President, Chris Ashley, did not seek re-election after serving as President for four years. Previously, he had served as Vice President in 2018, filling a vacant seat on the North Kenwood board of directors. His passion for civic involvement in the neighborhood was further cultivated when Steven participated in the 2018 Council of Neighborhood Associations Leadership Program, and had a chance to really learn about the behind-the-scenes working of city government and also meet many other neighborhood and community leaders.


Steven also serves on St. Petersburg’s Complete Streets Advisory Committee, which serves to improve our city by ensuring that all types of road users, including drivers, walkers, disabled persons, transit riders, and bicyclists, are considered when designing our streets, sidewalks, and trails. Previously, he owned two businesses, and most of his work history has been in the bicycle industry, which is a long-time passion of his.

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Stephen Murray - Vice President

Stephen and his wife  moved to North Kenwood in 2019 and have enjoyed getting to know their neighbors. They love the St. Pete food, craft beer and cocktail, and arts scenes, and of course, the amazing local beaches. You can find then most mornings and evenings walking our Shih Tzu, Obie, around the neighborhood or Booker Creek park.

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James Brownlee - Secretary

James and his partner, Eddie Montez moved to St Pete 22 years ago with employment transfers. Their prior home was San Jose CA.  James is a native of Sunnyside, NY and spent his first 35 years in an assortment of New York State localities.  Their home here in North Kenwood is rounded off with their 'family' of all rescues.  First is their senior Puggle, Bailey; next a Blue Healer, Hope (another senior); and lastly a Lab/Pit mix named Rocco.  You may see them walking their 'family' individually around the neighborhood.  They also assist a neighbor in walking his rescue, a Pit named Happy. 


In addition to working in a finance department of a major .com retailer, James enjoys his hobby of genealogy and working around the house on a variety of projects.  James and Eddie are just second owners of their home and much of the property is still original to 1951.  Their furnishing include 'various' finds from over the years; and furniture from both of James' grandparents and a great grandmother. 


Over the years James has been active with the Association in differing capacities from member to Vice President.  James is excited the Association has grown with new individuals and their talents.  James really likes living on 26th St and strives to know as many neighbors on a first name basis as is allowable.

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Deirdre Kurnett - Treasurer

Deirdre moved to North Kenwood in 2015 from California.  She works for a Healthcare staffing firm as a Compliance Manager.  She is a regular participant in NKNA meetings, activities and volunteer events. 

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Haley Kaiser - Director

Haley is a Senior Analyst at a remote research and consulting firm called Smarty Pants by day, and active socialite by night. She met her spouse Steven Herzfeld while attending CU in Boulder, CO and recently relocated to Florida in 2017. She is a cycling enthusiast, weight lifter and civic activist and completed the 2019 Council of Neighborhood Associations Leadership program. She is also a dog lover and shares her North Kenwood home with two Wheaten Terriers, Piper and Daisy.


Alaina Bible

Hi, I'm Alaina. I'm a Florida native, Graduated fro St. Petersburg High school & St. Petersburg College with a BS in Public Administration and minor in Business Administration. I have almost over 15 years of military, state and county government work experience under my belt. Army veteran, animal lover, wife, mom and artist. Current North Kenwood resident for over the last 12 years. 

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Brittany Phillips - Director

Brittany Phillips is a Florida native, who loves St. Pete.  She works as a Marketing Strategist for a Clearwater based IT Distribution company and is passionate about learning and giving back to community.  With her spare time she mentors middle and high school students through the Pinellas Education Foundation (NextGen Program), SPC exploratory lab program and Junior Achievements.  Brittany enjoys the outdoors, gardening, craft beer and exploring the beauty of St. Pete.

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Dane Kuplicki - Director

Dane lives in North Kenwood and is a graduate of Seminole High School, the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, and Indiana University’s School of Optometry.

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