Meet the Aqus Community Team
We are blessed with a team of amazing people who have donated their talents and time to help make Aqus Community what it is.
John T. Crowley
John became intrigued with social interaction from an early age in his grandfather’s pub in Dublin. “My intention in starting Aqus was to recreate the pub atmosphere with a focus on social dynamics. I like to create opportunities for people to gather,” says John, whose vision for a multi-generational living room began with the founding of Aqus Cafe. As people began to frequent the cafe, a community formed and John founded a separate nonprofit organization to further support and nurture this community…aptly called, Aqus Community. Aqus Community supports the connection of individuals, businesses and nonprofits by bringing together interests, talents and energy—fostering a more trusting, respectful and healthy society. John is chief social instigator, champion connection-maker and a regular fixture in the cafe, the community and around town.
Clare’s diverse business experience and passion for helping organizations and executives achieve new levels of success has made her a top Bay Area Technical Recruiter and HR Consultant, well-known from Silicon Valley to her home in Petaluma. While Clare works across a variety of industries, technology has long been a particular focus and specialized area of expertise. She has worked for well known companies such as Autodesk, Junipter Networks, Splunk, and Ask.com. Clare holds a BS degree in Communications from Emerson College in Boston and a Master’s in Psychology – Organizational Development from Sonoma State University. Clare moved to Petaluma in 1996. She is an avid organic gardener and in her spare time likes to hike, mountain bike, ice skate and cross country ski.
Stephen is a freelance editor with a diverse background in psychology, philosophy, and performing arts who has a long-standing interest in cultivating community. Arriving in Petaluma from San Francisco in 2011, Stephen founded the monthly Chamber Music Night at Aqus Cafe and for the past year has managed social media content for Aqus Community. In his spare time he enjoys playing the cello, getting out into the natural world, and exploring the scenic byways throughout North Bay.