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CJ Trowbridge

CJ Trowbridge

Work Experience

Tech 2U

Database Administrator, Software Engineer April 2013 - June 2017

  • Led a team building a proprietary web-based front-end for a legacy CRM.
  • Developed marketing automation tools which brought in over a million dollars a year in new revenue.
  • Developed audit automation tools.
  • Developed KPI dashboards.

Sequoia Equities

Intrapreneur September 2011 – May 2012

  • Transformed a failed cafe into a thriving business with 1600% growth and a 50% profit margin.
  • Developed relationships with customers and vendors like Starbucks, Sysco, and others.
  • New food carts brought in an average of $2,000 per week, with 75% profit.


Leadership Roles, Customer Service 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

Regional Co-Chair February 2020 - Present

  • Lead an organization developing local disaster response and mutual aid efforts, particularly with regard to addressing the infrastructure needs of unhoused people in the Bay Area.
  • Build and educate the public about solar power systems.
  • Build and manage electrical microgrids for SF street events, Burning Man neighborhoods, and experimental communities across the country.

Sierra College Sociology Department

Internship August 2019 - December 2019

  • Conducted complex meta-analysis of thousands of demographic permutations to identify which groups are most impacted by challenges affecting success.


San Francisco State University 2020-2021

  • BA in Urban Studies and Planning with Minors in Philosophy, Racial Resistance Studies, Queer Ethnic Studies.

Sierra College 2017-2020

Highest Honors, Dean’s List, President’s Honor Roll.

  • Associate’s Degrees in Computer Science, Sociology, Social Justice, Women’s Studies, LGBT Studies with Honors, Arts and Cultures, Behavioral Science.

Industry Awards and Certifications

  • 2020 Merritt Community Capital: Merritt Scholarship, a presitigous scholarship for students working on affordable housing development and management.
  • Red Cross Certified for CPR, AED, and First Aid
  • FCC Certified for Radio Technology
  • 2012 Sequoiua Equities Innovation Champion Award Winner