I am a technician, a leader, and a supporter. During the dot com movement of the nineties I worked as a computer and networking technician and by the turn of the century I was the manager of an information technology department at a large insurance company. Seeking to refocus my career on improving the well-being of others, I returned to academia and completed my Bachelors degree in Psychology with a focus on Cognitive Science at UCLA. Incorporating my technology experience with this degree, I went on do cognitive psychology research at UCLA. Striving to put these new skills to work in a community context, I continued my education and earned is Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Applied Community Psychology from Antioch University in Los Angeles. I am a Founding Partner of Open Roots Consulting, the Deputy Director of The Relational Center, and a board member of the South Robertson Neighborhoods Council.