Our Mission

The Normal Heights Community Association hosts neighborhood events that foster local engagement and build connections between diverse community members. 


We envision a community where neighbors know each other, help each other, and are civically engaged.

Values Statement

We, the neighbors and residents of Normal Heights, believe that our values, diversity, and community ties are our strengths.
Community members gather for a Movie in the Park

Our History

The Normal Heights Community Association was initially established in the early 1980s as an activist group involved in the San Diego Mid-City Plan.

In 2013, the group was reimagined with a stronger focus on enriching the community, facilitating neighborhood involvement, and building connections between residents, government, and businesses. Today, The NHCA primarily hosts social events to celebrate our community and bring people together.

Board Members

NHCA Board Meetings are not open to the public, but community members are invited to join the organization for events.

Ally Welborn


Ally is the Associate Director of Marketing and Communications for Reality Changers, a San Diego nonprofit that prepares youth to become first-generation college graduates and agents of change in their communities. In her role, she oversees the annual strategic communications plan for the organization and manages all outgoing communications. This includes writing, editing, and design for social media, web, email, video, direct mail, and printed collateral as well as coordinating media and public speaking opportunities for the organization.


Ally is a UC San Diego graduate with 12 years of experience working for San Diego area nonprofit organizations, including Olivewood Gardens & Learning Center and The San Diego River Park Foundation. In her free time, Ally volunteers as the President of the Normal Heights Community Association and roots for the San Diego Padres. She is a proud queer nerd who will gladly talk your ear off about the X-Men, Star Trek, Star Wars, or the reasons why the National League should have kept the designated hitter.


Antoinette Munoz

Board Member

Antoinette is a San Diego Native and an alumni from San Diego State University in Psychology, BA. She has a background in Racial justice and Human Rights with the HRC steering community and as Board President for The National Organization for Women, San Diego chapter. She works for the Ethnic Studies & Native Education Program for San Diego Unified School District.

Antoinette joined the board in November 2021, looking for local activism and community engagement, although she fell in love with Normal Heights back in her college days when she would study for finals at Lestats. Fast forward 10 years, she married a Normal Heights Native, and has a two-year-old daughter. In her downtime she enjoys cooking, growing veggies and herbs and spending Sundays at Disneyland. As a family, they enjoy park dates, walks to our local coffee shops and pizza, mussels and beer at Blind Lady.

Taylor Everich

Board Member

Taylor Everich has lived in Normal Heights for almost 20 years and he loves this community. He believes the walkability and vibrant businesses along Adams Avenue and El Cajon Boulevard add life to this neighborhood.

He’s a cycling advocate and Certified Cycling Safety Instructor through the League of American Cyclists. He works in the bicycle industry in international sales and bikes year round in San Diego. He’s interested in strengthening this community and making sure we all work together to make this a better place to live. He can’t wait to meet you!

Nat Tayahua

Board Member

Nat Tayahua is a proud young, queer, and latinx  nonprofit professional with background in community organizing, politics, and alleviation of food insecurity. Currently, they work at the San Diego Food Bank as a Project Coordinator and look forward to earning a Masters in International Sustainable Development to complement their BA in International Relations acquired at California State University, Sacramento. 


Nat originally joined the Normal Heights community in February 2021 after graduating college. In their free time, they enjoy spending entirely way too much money at local coffee shops, bars and restaurants in Normal Heights. They also enjoy hosting get-togethers for their friends with their partner, Ricky, in their small apartment on 35th street. Nat will gladly talk about traveling, Latin American politics, and any chisme you may have to give.


Jon Tolhoek

Vice President

Jon (AKA Agent Jon) is a Realtor serving Normal Heights since 2012. His different approach to real estate combines strong relationship building, effective listening, and memorable, personalized service. Before real estate Jon enjoyed an exciting marketing communication career at Delta Air Lines, The Home Depot, Petco and Sony. Each offered its own unique experience in communication, sales and marketing, and prepared him well for his career in real estate.


Jon’s passion is community involvement and volunteering, and he’s proud to be a board member of the Normal Heights Community Association since 2014.

Tavette Neskorik


Tavette Neskorik is a Clinical Research Professional with over 25 years’ experience in the Pharmaceutical and Biotech Industry. A native of Georgia, Tavette moved to San Diego, CA after receiving her undergraduate degree from Augusta State University. Tavette’s passion is giving back to her community through nonprofit involvement and community engagement. She is an active member of Women Give San Diego and Forever Balboa Park. In her free time Tavette can often be found in Balboa Park enjoying dinner or a show, wandering through the museums, or on walks with her husband and their dogs.


Greg Stone


Greg Stone has served on the Normal Heights Community Association board since 2022 and has lived in the neighborhood since 2020 with his wife Ellen. He got connected to the group because he was organizing a neighborhood trash cleanup.


He loves Normal Heights for the walkable streets and many neighborhood stores and embodies the “Abnormal Heights” motto. You are most likely to find him around Ward Canyon Park walking the dogs, chasing his niece on the playground or picking up trash. 


He enjoys discussing public policy, international relations and would love to explore new areas in California and South America. Finally, and probably most importantly, his favorite foods are pizza, breakfast burritos and ice cream (shout-out to Mariposas) all of which are within walking distance in Normal Heights. Hurrah!!

Vicki Everich

Board Member

A transplant from the east coast, Vickie first fell in love with Normal Heights when she moved to California in 2004. She was immediately drawn to the not so normal neighborhood with its various small businesses and strong arts community.

Since that time Vickie’s love for the community has only grown and she can often be found bicycling or walking throughout the neighborhood with her husband and dog. 

Vickie is an Occupational Therapist by profession, currently working in the role of Clinical Coordinator for a neurological rehabilitation program in San Diego that focuses on treating clients in the functional setting of their home and community.  She hopes that her time serving as a member of the Normal Heights Community Association Board will help to provide events and opportunities where all members of the community can feel welcome, safe and included.

Ricky Marin

Board Member

Ricky Marin has a professional background in community organizing, housing insecurity, and general hooliganism for the common good. Currently, he is working towards achieving his J.D. at California Western School of Law in downtown San Diego and looks forward to opening a general practice in the Normal Heights area that places an emphasis on accessibility of legal services to all. 


Ricky originally moved to the Normal Heights area in February 2021 and joined the Normal Heights Community Association in November 2021. He enjoys spending time with his son James, his partner Nat, and various Steam video games. In his free moments, he volunteers at the Legal Aid clinic and hangs out with friends. Talk to Ricky about literally anything – he is the friendliest person you will ever meet.