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

WATSONVILLE PROGRAMS

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

SALINAS PROGRAMS

Yesenia Molina

Senior Manager, Salinas Center

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

Esmeralda Andrade

Front Desk

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.

Scroll to Top