Meet Our Team

Luca Gattoni-Celli
Founder

Luca is a business researcher and recovered federal tax reporter. He lives in Alexandria West with his wife and children. They enjoy seeing friends, hiking, e-biking, and the stellar food in NoVA from around the world, particularly Pho 75 and Mediterranean Bakery. @TheGattoniCelli

Jane Green
President

Jane is director of philanthropy operations at Food & Water Watch and a volunteer board member with the Alliance for Housing Solutions. She proudly rents in Courthouse, Arlington, with her husband and children. @janefgreen

Adam Theo
Co-Founder

Theo is a communications consultant and former Air Force Reserves veteran currently running as an independent candidate for Arlington County Board. He enjoys hiking, cycling, and is a sucker for any restaurant with an outdoor patio and string lights. @TheoForARL

Dan Alban
Co-Founder

Dan is a senior attorney at the Institute for Justice and YIMBY Law board member. He lives in Ballston/Bluemont, Arlington with his wife. They enjoy traveling, hiking, dining out, live music and theater, and wine tasting in NoVA. @DanAlban

Grace White
Activism Coordinator

Alex Goyette
Coalitions Coordinator
Local Leader, Alexandria

Matt Larson
Area Captain, Alexandria

Joseph Schiarizzi
Area Captain, Falls Church

Peter Siderovski
Local Leader, Alexandria

David Byrd
Local Leader, Alexandria

Our Story & Where We Operate

YIMBYs of Northern Virginia began August 20, 2021, as a Facebook group that has grown to more than 1,030 members. We are a grassroots organization of people from all walks of life. A few of us have been in the fight for abundant, affordable housing for years, or work in real estate, planning, and development. But many including some of our most active members are newcomers to urbanism who are excited about its potential to change the world.

YIMBYs of Northern Virginia is a network of grassroots activists in Arlington County, Alexandria City, the Fairfax area (including Falls Church), and Prince William (including Manassas) and Loudoun Counties. We aspire to eventually cover Fauquier and Stafford Counties and Fredericksburg as well, encompassing all of Virginia's Washington, DC suburbs.