Joseph Alvarez

Joseph Valdalez  – President

Joseph is a Tampa native, with his family tithes dating back to the early twentieth century in the cigar factories of the historic Ybor City. He moved to the Channel District in 2014, and is currently a Manager of Corporate Compliance at HealthPlan Services.  Joseph is an alumnus from the City of Tampa Mayor’s Neighborhood University, is currently a member for the Human Relations Board (HRB) for Hillsborough County, and sits on the Downtown Tampa YMCA Advisory Board.  As a member of the CDCA Board Joseph feels it is important to give your time and knowledge to the neighborhood in which you live. Specifically, he would like to effectuate positive change in the neighborhood, and believes that his professional and philanthropic experience will help this neighborhood continue in the successful growth track it is currently on.

Andy Nietzel

Andrew Nietzel – Vice President

Nathan Naugle

Nathan Naugle – Board Member at Large

Nathan has been a resident of Tampa Bay since 2013 after moving to the area from Indiana. He is the Regional Vice President for Oak Hill Group, the owner and operator of Skyhouse Channelside, which is comprised of 320 apartment homes in which approximately 450 residents of our great Channel District call home. Nathan, an alumnus of Indiana University found his passion in Property Management in 2009 while attending the university and holds multiple designations within the apartment industry. Nathan has served as a Board Member at Large for the CDCA since 2019. He is also a member of the Bay Area Government Affairs Committee which promotes and delegates legislation specific to the development and operations of the Apartment Industry for the Greater Tampa Bay area. As a member of the CDCA, I hope to help create positive change for the community and help be a liaison between our local business affiliates and our residents who all call the Channel District their home.

Paul Dziadosz

Paul Dziadosz – Board Member at Large

After growing up and attending college in Virginia, Paul relocated to Tampa in 2002. Having lived in Rocky Point, South Tampa, Harbour Island and Downtown he had been eyeing Victory Lofts since it was first built and was able to make that a reality in 2017 where he lives with his wife, Crystal, and their French and English Bulldogs, Magnus and Maximus.

With a degree in architecture from Virginia Tech he started his career in the design industry before making the jump to technology 10 years ago. While not his full-time job anymore, Paul still has a passion for design and development which is one of the many reasons the district has so much appeal to him. On top of that the convenience, the walkability, diversity and neighborhood feel make this an ideal place to call home. He sees great times ahead for the district and looks forward to serving the CDCA board and community.

Henry Lewis

Henry Lewis – Member in Emeritus

Did you know that the Channel District used to be known as the Estuary District? It’s true! Just ask Henry Lewis who has lived here since 1968. Henry was one of the neighborhood’s first pioneers and knows just about everything there is to know about the Channel District. Henry helped form the first CRA (Community Redevelopment Area) CAC (Community Advisory Committee) with the City of Tampa in the early 1990’s. This ensured that as the neighborhood continued to grow, the needs of residents and businesses were well supported — financially, with community input and a strategic action plan. Over time, Henry was instrumental at assembling properties for development including the Channel District’s first park – Washington Street Park. Henry also built the first mixed use building in the District (City Blue Building) located at the corner of 11th Street and Washington Street where he currently resides. Henry also spends time in Switzerland and Puerto Vallarta Mexico. Henry currently operates several companies and a private charitable trust for college students. Henry supports local charities including Feeding Tampa Bay and France House, just to name a few.