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 Corporation

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.

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:

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.

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.

Homeless Issues

  • Co-founded a Sacramento meetup group which puts together hundreds of care packages each month for members to disperse to people who are homeless.
  • Plans include expanding to more groups around the area.
  • Direct action including protesting and supporting policy impacting people who are homeless at the city and county level throughout the Placer County area.

Curriculum Vitae


San Francisco State University


Degrees and Honors
  • ⌛ Bachelor's Degree in Urban Studies
Student Organizations
  • ⌛ Still Looking...

Sierra College


Degrees and Honors
  • Associate's Degree in Computer Science
  • Associate's Degree in Sociology
  • Associate's Degree in Social Justice
  • Associate's Degree in LGBT Studies
  • Associate's Degree in Behavioral Science
  • Associate's Degree in Arts and Cultures
  • President's Honor Roll
  • Dean's List
Student Organizations
  • Sierra Rainbow Alliance PR Officer, then President, then CEO
    • Led the transition to C-Suite.
    • Founded permanent programming and activism committees.
    • Took the club from 1-2 events per semester to over 40.
    • Organized frequent protests and counter-protests against local religious groups protesting against gay and trans rights on campus.
    • Founded a coalition of local and regional groups to oppose neo-Nazi terror cells operating on campus.
  • Young Democratic Socialists of America Founding Member
  • Feminist Action Club Treasurer
  • Secular Student Alliance Treasurer
  • Political Science Club Treasurer
  • Physics and Engineering Club

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, FreeBSD, Ubuntu, Windows Server.
    • Hypervisors: Xen, VMWare, VirtualBox.
    • 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.