Experience and Industry Awards

 

Tech 2U

Senior Software Engineer 2013 - 2017
  • Led a team building a proprietary web-based front-end for a legacy FieldOne CRM.
  • Developed many marketing automation tools.
    • Brought in well over a million dollars in new revenue.
  • Developed many audit automation tools.
  • Developed many KPI dashboards.

Sequoia Equities

Manager, Won Sequoia's "2012 Innovation Champion" Award; 2011 - 2012
  • Transformed a failed cafe into a thriving business with 1600% growth and a 50% profit margin.
  • Built and led a team, developing and reopening a shuttered cafe and several new mobile food carts.
  • Developed significant relationships with customers and vendors like Starbucks, Sysco, and others.
  • New food carts brought in an average of $2,000 per week, with 75% of that being profit.

Starbucks

Leadership Roles; 2008 - 2014
  • Playbook Trainer: I led implementation of scalable labor algorithms in the Sacramento market.
  • Coffee Master: I led my partners in product knowledge and identifying sales opportunities.
  • Learning Coach, Barista Trainer: I trained new employees at some of the nation's busiest stores in Portland and Sacramento by developing customized employee development based on individual learning styles.

Volunteer Work

 

Burners Without Borders: San Francisco Bay Area

Co-Lead; February 2020 - Present

"BWB is a grassroots, socially innovative, community leadership program whose goal is to unlock the creativity of local communities to solve problems."

  • Co-founded the first chapter of Burners Without Borders serving the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • We are launching several major projects this year benefiting the homeless:
    • Building tiny homes to give to the homeless.
    • Building and distributing care packages for the homeless.
    • Fundraising events.
  • Direct action including protesting and supporting policy impacting people who are homeless at the city and county levelfrom San Francisco to Auburn.
 

Grace Towers

Volunteer; May 2019 - Present
  • Street fair bartending at Folsom and Dore, ticket taking at Butch Queen Pageant, setup and takedown at many events, social media promotion, and other event support services as needed.
  • Benefiting Queens of the Castro Queer Youth Scholarship Fund
 

Stand Up Placer

Many Roles; 2013 - Present

"Saving lives by empowering survivors and educating communities to stand up to domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking."

  • Event services including professional audio for events like the Sacramento Pride parade, bartending, greeting, etc.
  • Consult regularly on business and web development.
 

Comfort & Joy

Development, Programming, Communications; May 2018 - Present

"Comfort & Joy is a welcoming community that advances queer values in San Francisco and at Burning Man by building community and creating spaces celebrating art and creative expression."

  • In San Francisco:
    • Development Committee
      • Crystal Ball Research Subcommittee
        • Conduct regular surveys of the membership and audience.
        • Conduct case study interviews.
        • Measure KPIs for impacted populations.
        • Provide feedback to the board.
    • Programming Committee
    • Communications Committee
      • Website Subcommittee
        • Founder and chair of the new website committe.
        • We are working hard on launching a new, modern website!
      • Big Queer Tent Subcommittee
        • Founding member.
        • Working on improving diversity and inclusivity in the organization and the audience.
        • The team collaborates to produce weekly Facebook posts around relevant issues.
  • At Burning Man:
 

Sierra Rainbow Alliance

CEO, President, Treasurer; 2018-2019
  • Threw dozens of outreach events and fundraisers.
  • Built a strong community on campus.
  • Forged a coalition of many similar organizations to fight for change and progress.
  • Worked with my team, the administration, and the police to dismantle three neo-nazi networks on campus.
  • Tabled weekly to answer questions about events and raise funds.
  • Navigated complex financial restrictions while developing new funding sources.
  • Led a transition committee to move the organization to C-Suite.
    • Launched meetings to develop new roles and expectations.
    • Led a committee to rewrite the charter and bylaws.
    • Passed the changes under a consensus model.
  • Threw two all-ages queer dance parties for high schoolers in the reddest county in the state.
    • Overcame incredible opposition.
    • Had hundreds of attendees.
    • Went a long way towards building community and preventing harm.
    • Did all of this for free by seeking donations and new funding sources.
  • Launched a weekly Queer Pizza Party
    • Fed dozens of hungry queer students every week.
    • Recruited countless new members to join the organization.
    • Built strong community ties between previously unknown groups on campus.
    • Did all of this for free by seeking donations and new funding sources.
  • Launched a weekly Queer Movie Night
    • A weekly exploration of significant queer films for the general public.
    • Provided food and drinks for attendees.
    • This was also an honors project for Queer Film as part of my LGBT Studies degree.
    • Did all of this for free by seeking donations and new funding sources.
  • Launched a weekly Intersectional Privilege Event
    • Created a weekly event where tables were set up by different identity groups.
    • Each group offered a food item for free to marginalized members of that group.
    • Privileged members were invited to pay for the item.
    • My table had coffee; this was free except for straight people who were invited to pay.
    • This simple event effectively communicated the extreme complexity of what duties people still have dispite also having marginalized identities. For example, gay men are still men and therefore benefit from sexism despite being marginalized on the basis of identity. So they get free coffee from the sexuality table but pay for lemon bars at the gender table.
 

Feminist Action Club

Treasurer; 2018-2019
  • Managed the finances of the organization for three semesters.
  • Developed new funding sources.
  • Navigated complex restrictions.
  • Developed partnerships with other campus organizations.
  • Facilitated Take Back The Night, The Hunting Ground, Transgender Vigil, and other activist events
  • Tabled weekly to answer questions about events and raise funds
 

Secular Student Alliance

Treasurer; 2019
  • Facilitated several public art installations to raise awareness for secular issues.
  • Managed the finances of the organization for two semesters.
  • Developed new funding sources.
  • Navigated complex restrictions.
  • Developed partnerships with other campus organizations.
  • Tabled weekly to answer questions about events and raise funds
 

Young Democratic Socialists of America

Founding Member; 2019
  • Launched YDSA as part of a broad coalition to dismantle the neo-nazi networks that had been operating on campus.
  • Developed partnerships with other campus organizations.
  • Tabled weekly to answer questions about events and raise funds
 

Political Science Club

Treasurer; 2019
  • Launched weekly catered events to get students interested in political science.
  • Managed the finances of the organization for two semesters.
  • Developed new funding sources.
  • Navigated complex restrictions.
 

Sierra College Physics and Engineering Club

Treasurer; 2019
  • Developed numerous exhibits for the museum in order to get students interested in physics and engineering.
  • Managed the finances of the organization for two semesters.
  • Developed new funding sources.
  • Navigated complex restrictions.
 

Unite Here / Culinary Worker's Union

Canvassing and Community Organizing; 2018 Midterm Election Cycle
  • Knocked on hundreds of doors in Reno and Sparks, giving out information about where to vote, creating plans with voters including arranging transportation.
  • We successfully flipped a senate district and governorship which had both been red for about twenty years.
 

Professional Skills

  • Truly Full-Stack Software Engineering
    • Programming: PHP, Javascript, C, C++, Visual Basic. (Working on C#, Python)
    • Frameworks: Wordpress, Bootstrap, JQuery (Working on Unity)
    • Databases: MySQL, Microsoft SQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle PL/SQL.
    • Operating Systems: Debian, Ubuntu, Windows Server.
    • Hypervisors: Xen, VMWare.
    • Cloud: Digital Ocean, Linode, Amazon Web Services, Google Compute Engine.
  • Leading and implementing change in a corporate environment.
  • Providing excellent customer service.
  • Learning quickly in new environments.