Our Team

DIRECTORS

Jacob Martinez

Founder & Executive Director

Steve Bean

Deputy Director

Alexandra Navarro

bizzNEST Director

E Griffin-Ortiz

Development Director

Yazmin Herrera

Associate Director of Programs

ADMINISTRATION

Jennifer Rego

Finance Manager

Ximena Ireta-Lopez

Senior Manager, Operations & Human Resources

Sandra Pineda

Administrative Specialist

Jenna Rodriguez

Development Coordinator

Louis Algaze

Systems Manager

Cristobal Alonso

Site Manager - Watsonville

Eudes Rodriguez

Finance Administrative Assistant

WATSONVILLE PROGRAMS

Gabriel Medina

Senior Manager - Program Planning & Logistics

Monica Gutierrez-Lopez

WIT Manager

Xitlali Cabadas

PPL Manager

Mayra Ruiz-Valtierra

Education Specialist, DA+T Graphic Design

Marcus Cisneros

DAT Specialist

Mayra Ochoa

Career Specialist, Computer Information Systems. 

Genevieve Rico

DAT Specialist

Esmeralda Andrade

Recruitment Specialist

SALINAS PROGRAMS

Yesenia Molina

Senior Manager, Salinas Center

Monica Villanueva

Associate Site Manager

Franco Sanchez

Career Specialist, Full-Stack Software Development

Salvador Lua

Associate Specialist - NESTed and Community Programs

bizzNEST

Alex Santana

bizzNEST Video Production Project Manager

Paula Jimenez

bizzNEST Web & Graphic Design Project Manager

Omar Perez

bizzNEST Client Project Coordinator

Carlos Campos

Video Production Specialist

OPERATIONS

Diana Hernandez

Front Desk
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