2016-2017 DDAA Board of Directors
Steven Walter, President
Steven Walter was first elected to the DDAA Board in 2003. He served as DDAA Vice President from 2010-2014. Mr. Walter also serves on San Diegans Against Crime, the political action committee of the DDAA. Mr. Walter is currently Chief of the Narcotics Division.
Bryn Kirvin, Vice President
Bryn Kirvin completed her undergraduate degree at Occidental College in 1993. She earned her juris doctorate at California Western School of Law in 1998.
After having worked 11 years in trial rotations within the San Diego District Attorney’s Office, she currently holds the position of Ethics Coordinator and works within the Appellate Division. She also serves on the San Diego County Bar Association’s Ethics Committee. Ms. Kirvin is currently the Training Director of the District Attorney’s Office.
Ms. Kirvin was first elected to the DDAA Board in 2009.
Benjamin Barlow, Secretary
Benjamin Barlow began his career as a prosecutor in the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office in 2010. During his career, he has served in the Family Protection Division, the South Bay Office and the Vista Office.
Mr. Barlow was first elected to the DDAA Board in 2014.
Trisha Amador, Treasurer
Ms. Amador was elected the DDAA Treasurer in 2015.
Roy Lai, Director
Roy Lai began his career as a prosecutor in the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office in 2005. During his career, he has served in the South Bay Branch, the North County Branch, the Juvenile Branch, the Family Protection Division, and on the Felony Trial Team and Major Violator Team in the Superior Court Division. Mr. Lai is currently assigned to the Economic Crimes Division.
Mr. Lai was elected to the DDAA Board in 2015.
George Modlin, Director
George Moldin was elected to the DDAA Board in 2016. Mr. Modlin is currently assigned to our El Cajon Branch Office.
John Dunlap, Director
John Dunlap has been a prosecutor since 2004, serving in Maryland from 2004-2009, and in Virginia from 2009-2012, before moving to San Diego to be closer to family. He joined the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office in 2012 and was first assigned to the Vista branch. Since 2013, he has been the Felony Prison Crimes Prosecutor in the South Bay branch.
Mr. Dunlap earned his law degree from Syracuse University College of Law and is a graduate of Gettysburg College. He has been admitted to the practice of law in California, Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
Mr. Dunlap was elected to the DDAA Board in 2015.
Scott Pirrello, Director
Scott Pirrello received his Bachelor of Science degree in Real Estate Finance from Pennsylvania State University and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego School of Law.
Mr. Pirrello began his career as a prosecutor spending two years at the San Diego City Attorney’s Office. He was hired as a Deputy District Attorney for San Diego County in January 2008. Since 2009, Mr. Pirrello has been assigned to the Family Protection Division.
Mr. Pirrello was first elected to the DDAA Board in 2014, and was re-elected in 2015.
Alison Boutilier, Director
Alison Boutilier received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from San Diego State University and her Juris Doctor from University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento.
She began her prosecutorial career in Sutter County, prosecuting narcotics, domestic violence and general felonies for four years. In 2011 Alison moved back to San Diego and became a prosecutor for the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office. She is currently assigned to the Narcotics Division.
Ms. Boutilier was first elected to the DDAA Board in 2013, and was re-elected in 2015.
Sophia Roach, Director
Shannon Welton, Director
Shannon Welton received her undergraduate and Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego. She was a Deputy District Attorney for over 2 years before transferring to the newly established Department of Child Support Services.
Ms. Welton is currently assigned as a DCSS managing attorney over a litigation team, as well as litigating complex and high profile matters. In addition to her litigation assignment, she is the lead attorney on a variety of projects, including the Homeless Veteran’s Outreach Project, and the Homeless Court Initiative.
Ms. Welton was first elected to the DDAA Board in 2011, and was re-elected in 2015.