Evan is a nonprofit finance professional dedicated to improving the education system and the lives of Oakland youth. He grew up in Seattle, WA, graduated from Pomona College in Claremont, CA, and holds a Masters in Education from the University of San Francisco. He worked for Playworks (formerly Sports4Kids) as a site coordinator at Glenview Elementary in Oakland, and also held various responsibilities in accounting, operations, and development there. He then oversaw accounting and human resources at the National Writing Project in Berkeley. At GO, he is excited to create and maintain strong financial systems and to ensure that our super-talented staff is happy and supported. He sits on the Board of Directors of Oakland Leaf, a nonprofit that cultivates community transformation through creative education for youth and families. He lives in Oakland with his wife and two young sons and in his free time enjoys playing (anything), eating, and sleeping.
The members of our Leadership Council are Oakland natives, residents, parents, grandparents, former teachers, principals, and alumni of Oakland public schools. Our leaders have deep connections to Oakland and strong backgrounds in education. The Leadership Council supports and guides our work in the best interest of Oakland students.