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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 Estefanny Aybar, Development Director, NFTE West.

News & Press

Events & Competitions

Community Spotlight

West Region Advisory Board

Brent Freeman,
Co-Chair

Founder & President
Stealth Venture Labs

Leo Gestetner,
Co-Chair

CEO
Heath Capital

Paul Albarian

Senior Vice President
Lockton Companies

Patrick Auger

Partner
EY

Amar Aujla

Vice President, Product Management
Salesforce

Bob Blee

Head of Corporate Finance
Silicon Valley Bank

Charles Choice

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

Xochitl Cortez, Esq.

Partner
Mirman, Bubman & Nahmias, LLP

Jasmin Coyne

SVP Operations Program Management and Transformation
City National Bank

John Finley

Head of Customer Service
Bank of the West

Roxane Harper

President/CEO
ICY Baby Foundation

Patrick Henry

Assistant Professor Emeritus
USC Marshall School of Business

Monika Hudson

Associate Professor, School of Management
University of San Francisco

Aleks Ivanova

Investment Analyst
Capital Group

Maurice James

CEO
Mojo Pictures

Emil Khodorkovsky

CEO
Forbix Capital Corp.

Jasmine Lawrence

Founder & CEO, EDEN Bodyworks
Product Manager, Everyday Robots

Sarah Matthews

Partner
EY

Connie Moore

Retired NFTE Teacher
Los Angeles Unified School District

Andrew Morris, CFA

Principal
Solace Capital Partners

Gary Rabishaw

Managing Director
Intrepid Investment Bankers

Ruben Resendez

President
adHere, Inc.

Elliott Schwartz

CEO
Empty Leg Market

Chris Wizner

CEO & Founder
Vivid Candi, Inc.