My Experience …

* As a Volunteer in our local Schools
– LGUSD Dad’s Club (sold barbecued food to raise money for the Home and School Club)
– Los Gatos (Elementary) Education Foundation (doubled its annual donations to over $200K during my tenure as President)
– LGUSD Technology Committee (hands-on wiring of Fisher Middle School to provide network access to classrooms, mostly to the teacher’s desk).
– LGSUHSD Technology Committee (drafted earliest computer and networking policy)
– LGSUHSD Superintendent’s Cabinet (provided commentary on policies)
– LGSUHSD Appointee to Institute of Computer Technology
(which developed and taught curriculum for teachers to use computers in their classroom; annual budget grew to $10M, including grant of computers to teacher graduates)
– Tutor at (employee of) West Valley College (tutored advanced high school students and mature adults seeking career advancement or new careers when they took Chemistry, Biology or Math classes)

* As a Community Volunteer in Los Gatos
– Los Gatos Bicycle & Pedestrian Commission (co-chair in its first year; which developed first Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan for Los Gatos; which obtained town funding for initial set of recommended projects – shared with Safe Routes to School)
– Los Gatos Transportation & Parking Commission (which initiated the current School Bus plan based on the successful program in Danville; makes recommendations on specific parking issues at the request of the Town Council; member of the Complete Streets Ad Hoc sub-committee)
– Los Gatos/Monte Sereno CERT (member of Leadership and Emergency Communications committees)
– Los Gatos/Monte Sereno Amateur Radio Emergency Communications (leader of the group for past 5 years): LG/MS ACS-RACES
– initiated a One Day class for CERTs to get a ham license (13 classes to date, 250+ graduates)
– participant, since 2010, in the Annual Children’s Holiday Parade Emergency Radio team (for communications of public safety information with the police)
– monthly tester of emergency radios at the El Camino Hospital Los Gatos
– monthly tester of emergency radios at the LG/MS PD HQ and EOC locations
– Los Gatos/Monte Sereno PD “Volunteer in Policing” (5 years: graffiti removal and home vacation checks)
– Los Gatos Democracy Tent: LG Democracy Tent

* As a Community Volunteer in Santa Clara County
– County Civil Grand Jury (member 2016-18, foreperson 2017-18; over 20 investigations, 13 published reports, including school district governance issues: SCC Grand Jury
– County Chapter of California Grand Jury Association (initiated formation in August 2018 to further the public benefits of the Grand Jury system)
– County Roads Commission (vice chair; focuses on strategy to improve the condition of county roads, travel safety, and future Intelligent Transportation Systems infrastructure)
– VTA Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission (member 4 years, chair last 2 years: prioritized update of County Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan; evaluates and scores proposals for Proposition B grant requests; initiated and obtained VTA General Manager and Board of Directors approval for all VTA Advisory Commissioners to receive subsidy for travel by bicycle to VTA meetings: a dramatic precedent)
– County Registrar of Voters precinct inspector (site manager) in Los Gatos for the last four elections
– U.S. 2010 Census (field enumerator of homeless, retirement group homes, and individual residences in Los Gatos and Campbell)
– County Hospitals Network Emergency Communications Coordinator (for 11 Hospitals, monthly & annual drills)
– Initiated, at the request of the County Public Health Department, a one-day class for medical and hospital employees to obtain an FCC Amateur Radio license and equipment (offered quarterly, starting Oct 10, 2018). We expect to train over 200 medical and hospital workers per year.

* Non-profit Private Sector
– Co-Founder & President of two Consortia that manage internet and telecom subsidies available to Federally Qualified Non-Profit Health Care Providers from the FCC Healthcare Connect Fund: Healthcare Communications, LLC