Position: Lead SSA at East Bay Innovation Academy (EBIA)
Fun Fact/Quote? I used to work as a carpenter and was a licensed contractor at some point. I worked in my dad's company. Some times I still use my expired contractor's license to get free breakfast at Home Depot or go through the shorter contractor's checkout line.
What does your average day look like? My day usually consists of waking up around 5 am to go to the gym or train jiu jitsu. Then I hop in my car and head to work. After I get home I take my dog for a walk which usually involves dressing her up in costumes, dresses, sweaters etc. (my wife designs clothes for pets). Then I wait patiently to pick my better half up from BART so we can sit and watch Netflix together.
Why do you do this work? I used to work with adults and always thought if some one had provided early intervention to these individuals their life could have been so different. I knew, based on that, I wanted to work with kids and help them develop a positive trajectory in life.
What hope do you have for the future of All-In? I have had the pleasure of being a school's first interaction with Seneca. Seeing how readily they welcomed the team's help really help put things into perspective. They just wanted a sense of direction and were unsure of what services were out there to help them. There are probably so many schools in similar situations that are unsure what kind of support is out there for them. I hope we can help those schools. They are the ones that truly need it.