I’m the Executive Director of the Epicenter. I oversee all aspects of the center. I am responsible for fund-raising, contracts, public relations, staff development and sustainability of the center.
I got involved in the Epicenter back in July of 2014. After retiring from MCOE I was asked to consult with one of the Youth Founders from Napa Voices to start a similar center in Monterey. After a couple of months of consulting, they asked if I would be interested in a full time position with On The Move (non-profit) and lead the coordination of becoming our own 501c3. I respected the philosophy of the organization of it being youth centered, authentic youth engagement and promoting youth voice. This July will be 2 years that I have been an employee of On The Move (non-profit) and it will also mark the start of The Epicenter being on its own as a 501c3 non-profit organization.
“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” – Henry Ford