I'm part of a handful of organizations and groups that give me a jolt of inspiration.  Here's the current list


Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Sister

A national organization that matches at risk youth with mentors.  Over the years, I've been matched with "Littles" who need some mentorship.




Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) members are part of a trusted, invite-only community that elevates their business with concierge-level support. YEC provides entrepreneurs with the resources and social capital they need to succeed.

YEC work has been honored by Nasdaq and The White House – and recognized in media outlets worldwide.

San Diego Venture Group

Board member

Founded in 1986, SDVG is a non-profit organization designed to bring together people who are interested in new ventures and furthering individual companies, as well as our overall innovation community.

We are working hard to further San Diego’s status as a leading entrepreneurial and venture region.  We regularly meet with startup companies and investors – both here and outside of San Diego.  It is our mission to elevate the funding environment and growth prospects for our local startups.  It is all about the companies, for the companies.  We further work to support our venture capital eco-system by providing an informal and dynamic environment for entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, community leaders, and business advisors to develop greater insights into the process of forming, funding, and scaling high growth companies. Learn more at SDVG.org


Plum Alley


Game Changer Member and Accredited Investor

Plum Alley provides access to syndicate investments in early stage companies with gender diverse founding teams.




Crisis Text Line


As of 2018, I’m a Crisis Counselor that helps people in crisis of any kind.




As of 2019, I’m a mentor for techstars, an American seed accelerator, founded in Boulder, Colorado in 2006. As of 2019, the company had accepted over 1,600 companies into its programs with a combined market capitalization of $18.2bn USD. Less than 1% of applicants are accepted