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NFTE West Region

The NFTE West office supports NFTE programs in public, private and charter schools in California, Arizona and Washington. NFTE West also develops programs in partnership with community-based organizations across the region.

For program inquiries, contact Max Rusike-Griffith, Program Director, NFTE West. For cause marketing or corporate partnership inquiries, contact Lea Bruder, Development Associate, NFTE West. For all other inquiries, contact NFTE West Executive Director Tim Blaylock.

News & Press

Events & Competitions

Community Spotlight

West Region Advisory Board

Leo Gestetner, Chair

Heath Capital

Patrick Auger


Bob Blee

Head of Growth and Middle Market Technology Banking for the Americas

Chris Boyd

Chief Operating Officer
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Charles Choice

Sr. Program Officer & NFTE Alumnus
Do-or-Dier Visionary Foundation

Jasmin Coyne

SVP Operations Program Management and Transformation
City National Bank


John Finley

Head of Customer Service


Monika Hudson

Associate Professor, School of Management
University of San Francisco

Emil Khodorkovsky

Forbix Capital Corp.

Sarah Matthews


Connie Moore

Retired NFTE Teacher
Los Angeles Unified School District

Andrew Morris, CFA

Managing Director
Solace Capital Partners


Gary Rabishaw

Managing Director
Intrepid Investment Bankers

Ruben Resendez

adHere, Inc.

Elliott Schwartz

Empty Leg Market