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

2020-

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

Sierra College

2017-2019

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.