Our Team


Jacob Martinez

Founder & Executive Director

Steve Bean

Deputy Director

Alexandra Navarro

bizzNEST Director

E Griffin-Ortiz

Development Director

Yazmin Herrera

Associate Director of Programs


Jennifer Rego

Finance Manager

Ximena Ireta-Lopez

Senior Manager, Operations & Human Resources

Sandra Pineda

Administrative Specialist

Jenna Rodriguez

Development Coordinator

Louis Algaze

Systems Manager


Gabriel Medina

Senior Manager - Program Planning & Logistics

Monica Villanueva

Coordinator – Engagement & Outreach Program

Monica Gutierrez-Lopez

WIT Manager

Mayra Ruiz-Valtierra

Education Specialist, DA+T Graphic Design

Marcus Cisneros

DAT Specialist

Mayra Ochoa

Career Specialist, Computer Information Systems. 

Esmeralda Andrade

Recruitment Specialist


Yesenia Molina

Senior Manager, Salinas Center

Franco Sanchez

Career Specialist, Full-Stack Software Development

Salvador Lua

Associate Specialist - NESTed and Community Programs


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


Diana Hernandez

Front Desk

Join our team

Contact us if you or someone you know wants to make a positive impact on the community. We are actively recruiting new talent.

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