Tenleytown Main Street Board Members


Matthew Frumin, Attorney, Steptoe & Johnson

President, Tenleytown Main Street

Matthew Frumin, an attorney with Steptoe & Johnson, is a 25 year resident of Tenleytown/AU Park. He served for 6 and 1/2 years on the local Advisory Neighborhood Commission and has been a leader in the Wilson community. He has also served on numerous citywide taskforces and organizations relating to school boundaries, education policy, utility service, transportation, and senior issues.

Wendy Messenger, Principal, Living By Design

Vice President, Tenleytown Main Street

Wendy Messenger is the Principal of Living by Design with Keller Williams Realty. She lives in AU Park with her husband and their two children and treasured dog. With a background managing a $23B federal investment portfolio and hands-on experience working, living, and raising a family in NWDC, Wendy knows how to get her clients the best possible terms for their real estate investments.

John P. Duffy, Founder and Managing Principal, Summit Commercial Real Estate

Treasurer, Tenleytown Main Street

John P. Duffy is one of the founders of Summit Commercial Real Estate. During his 31 years of commercial real estate experience John has provided transaction management and consulting for prominent clients including universities, non-profits, law firms, corporations, small businesses and healthcare organizations in Washington, D.C., the Mid-Atlantic Region, and elsewhere in the United States.

Andrew Aurbach, Co-Owner, Capital Sustainability

Secretary, Tenleytown Main Street

Andrew Aurbach is Co-Owner of Capital Sustainability and is a communications consultant helping clients through various aspects of outreach and engagement with their respective communities. He serves on the District of Columbia Historic Preservation Review Board and holds a Masters in City and Regional Planning with a focus on Sustainability.


Jeffrey Edelstein, Roadside Development

Jeff Edelstein is Partner at Roadside Development, a company that focuses on urban mixed-use development and historic preservation. His responsibilities include leasing and acquisitions for the company with a focus on retail. He is a graduate of Ithaca College with a degree in sports information and communications. Jeff is a licensed real estate salesperson in DC, MD, and VA and actively involved in the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

Andrea Gourdine, Development & Project Manager, Douglas Development Corporation

Andrea joined Douglas Development in 2012 and currently works as a Development & Project Manager focusing on the entitlement and pre-construction processes for projects in the company’s Washington DC portfolio. She holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from UNC Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Andrew Huff, Director of Community Relations, American University

Andrew Huff is Director of Community Relations at American University. Prior to that, he spent several years with the Government of the District of Columbia in a variety of capacities. He is also a Commissioner on the District of Columbia Boxing and Wrestling Commission.

Brook Katzen, Vice President of Development, The UIP Companies

Brook Katzen is the Vice President of Development at The UIP Companies, where he oversees the development and redevelopment of multifamily buildings in prime urban locations throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area. He is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and Cornell University’s Baker Program in Real Estate, and is an active member of the Urban Land Institute.

Carolyn Morrow Long, Independent Scholar

A Tenleytown resident since 1987, Carolyn Morrow Long is a writer, photographer, artist, neighborhood activist and historian.

Pleasance Silicki, Founder, lil omm yoga & wellness

Pleasance Silicki is the founder of lil omm yoga & wellness, a wellness community that leads retreats, workshops, and online courses. She lives in Tenleytown with her husband and two children, who attend Janney Elementary School.

Myrna Sislen, Owner, Middle C Music

Myrna Sislen is the owner of Middle C Music, 4530 Wisconsin Ave. NW, DC’s only full service music store. Myrna is currently on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), and has a regular column entitled “Tips From The Trenches”, in Music Inc Magazine.


Leigh Catherine Miles, Executive Director

For nearly two decades, Leigh Catherine Miles has worked with civic and political leaders at home and abroad to strengthen their communities. A Tenleytown resident since 2005, she is proudly raising a fourth generation Tenleytowner on her husband’s side. Miles received her MA from the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University and BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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