I developed a deep love of community service in high school, and co-founded my first non-profit organization at 18. I studied political science at San Francisco State University while volunteering every weekend to cook and serve food for the homeless community back home in Santa Rosa.

As Director of Communications for Community Foundation Sonoma County, I lead the foundation’s storytelling and brand in the community, and helped to raise more than $25 million for disaster recovery. Before joining Community Foundation, I served as communications manager for Social Advocates for Youth, where I named the SAY Dream Center, and helped raise nearly $10 million for housing for homeless youth.

I’ve also served on the Board of Community Services for the City of Santa Rosa, am a co-founder of a non-profit community radio station, and am a winner of the North Bay Business Journal Forty Under 40 Award for outstanding young professionals.

An inveterate nerd, I’ve been to San Diego Comic-Con nearly a dozen times, hosted the Expansecast, a podcast dedicated to sci-fi television show The Expanse, and I enjoy audiobooks, reading political non-fiction, science fiction, and the newspaper.