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Serial entrepreneur in for-profit & non-profit environments specializing in workable information & communications technologies that leverage org strengths for greater productivity, effectiveness and ROI/SROI. "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson Web sites:

Work experience

Sep 2001Present

Founding Partner

AllTogetherNow Consulting
Working with nonprofits, foundations and social enterprises to increase strategic planning, operational effectiveness and access to capital thru cost-effective uses of information & communications technologies. Clients include: > Rockefeller Family Fund's TechRocks > Tides Foundation's > James Irvine Foundation - Tech Innovation Fund > CompuMentor's / DiscounTech > Bay Area Video Coalition / > Interra Project - Community Credit Card > Sustainable Global Leadership Alliance > Branch - Sustainable by Design > SeniorNet - Interim CEO > Green World Campaign > American Civil Liberties Union > Intern'l Child Resource Institute > Gifts of Grief - Film / Workbook > Beaconfire Consulting > TechSMART Group > Women's Technology Cluster - Mentor > India Development Gateway - Advisor > Building Blocks International - Advisor > Reality Digital / Clip Shack - Advisor
Dec 2005Feb 2007

Chief Technology Officer

The International Rescue Committee is a refugee relief organization founded in 1933 by Albert Einstein to protect, repatriate or resettle innocent people from persecution, war and naturual disasters. Headquartered in New York City with 50+ offices from Afaganistan to Sudan, the Balkans to Thailand, the IRC is a rapid-response intern'l NGO with a $225M annual budget and diverse technology needs that range from mainframe databases to donated PCs, from satellite telephones to bicycle-cranked generators. Our tech team of 14 is strategically planning, integrating and syncronizing the IRC's global reach for increase productivity, effectiveness and more lives saved.
Sep 2004Dec 2005

Managing Director / Africa

Anglican Malaria Project
Demonstration project to attract international funding for new anti-malaria program in Mozambique and Swaziland, Africa in conjunction with nonprofit leaders: Acumen Fund, Earth Institute, Stanford's MobileMedia, Freedom From Hunger, GreenStar and the Anglican Mother's Union. See more details:
May 2002Apr 2004

Board Director, Chair 2004 Convention

Social Enterprise Alliance

Social Enterprise Alliance is an international membership organization leading communities of nonprofit organizations and funders advancing earned income strategies to foster sustainability and independence. Come join our social enterprise community at SEA's next Gathering in San Francisco, CA - April 2010. Info at:

Apr 1999Mar 2004

Advisory Board
First came up with the name 'TechSoup,' and advised on e-commerce strategy (DiscounTech), IT company partnerships & operations planning for this best-of-breed tech nonprofit. Learn more at:
Dec 2001Dec 2002

Chief Operating Officer

TechRocks / ebase® - Supporting Organization of the Rockefeller Family Fund
Led restructuring / repositioning & organizational merger of non-profit CRM software + services: ebase®. Generated new foundation and earned revenue sources while cutting expenses 65%. Managed finance/admin/legal, partnering, training, tech support & web relaunch. Initiated, facilitated, fundraised merger into for the continued development of opensource CRM / ASP + services. More details at: or
Jan 1998Dec 2001

Co-founder, CEO, Chairman was the first online content community & commerce website for fostering young women's empowerment, training and job hunting in the IT industry. VC funded and partnered with the leaders in tech such as MSN, COMDEX, RealMedia, iVillage and SmartForce. grew into a community of 20k users assisted by mentors such as Anita Borg, Esther Dyson, Carlene Ellis, Mary Furlong, Dr. Moira Gunn, Kim Polese, Jeanette Symons, Ann Winblad, and many others. This double-bottom line social venture now continues on as a nonprofit educational resource at
Jan 1997Dec 1997

Business Site Producer / Architect

First online community website for Asian-American content and advocacy. Early to the .com market, and funded mainly by Asian capital sources that dried up during the Asian financial market 'contagion,' Channel morphed into an Asian goods e-commerce site that was unable to drive enough revenue to reach the .com bubble.
Jan 1993Dec 1995

Executive Producer / Director

Belly of the Dragon ®
Created, financed and completed cross-China (Beijing to Hong Kong) photojournalistic bicycle journey for National Geographic's Explorer TV & 12-part Monitor Radio series. Sponsored by Canon, Fuji Film, Sugoi, Burson-Marsteller and corp. partners. See the video at:




Trinity College-Hartford

Chinese Language & Filmmaking

Beijing Film Academy

Japanese Language

Kanazawa University