Our Team

DIRECTORS

Jacob Martinez

Founder & CEO

Corinne Kappeler

Chief Growth Officer

Yazmin Herrera

Director of Program Curriculum

E Griffin-Ortiz

Development Director

Dr. Antonia O Franco

Chief Operating Officer

Joe Gonzales

Associate Director of Program Operations

ADMINISTRATION

Jennifer Rego

Senior Finance Manager

Ximena Ireta-Lopez

Senior Human Resources Manager

Sandra Pineda

Senior Administrative Specialist

Jenna Rodriguez

Development Manager

Louis Algaze

Systems Manager

Eudes Rodriguez

Finance Administrative Assistant

Jason Franks

Senior Manager, Gilroy Center

Karen Chavez

Administrative Assistant, Development

WATSONVILLE PROGRAMS

Cristobal Alonso

Associate Site Manager, Watsonville Center

Gabriel Medina

Senior Program Advising Manager, DA+T

Monica Gutierrez-Lopez

W+IT Manager

Xitlali Cabadas

PP+L Manager

Mayra Ruiz-Valtierra

Education Specialist, DA+T Graphic Design

Marcus Cisneros

DA+T Specialist

Mayra Ochoa

Computer Information Systems Specialist

Jennifer Lopez

W+IT Career Specialist

Genevieve Rico

DA+T Program Manger

Diana Hernandez

Programs Administrative Assistant

Valentina Velasquez

PP+L Specialist

Pedro Navarro

Front Desk Staff

Amaris Valtierra

Front Desk Staff

Reyna Peralta

Specialist, NEST-Ed & Community Programs

Isa Moreno

AmeriCorps Fellow

SALINAS PROGRAMS

Yesenia Molina

Senior Manager, Salinas Center

Monica Villanueva

Associate Site Manager

Salvador Lua

Associate Specialist - NESTed and Community Programs

Foram Shah

Front Desk Staff

bizzNEST

Omar Perez

Senior Manager

Alex Santana

Video Production Manager

Carlos Campos

Video Production Specialist

Hassyel Rangel

Web & Graphic Design Specialist

Mytzy Escalante

Web Development Specialist

Marlynn Benitez

Client Specialist
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