Our Board


Board President

Keri Waters is the CEO & Co-founder of Buoy Labs / Resideo. Keri stands for using technology to reduce water waste. She’s also a board member for Cruz Foam and YaDoggie. Keri has a BS from MIT in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from UC Berkeley.


Board Treasurer

Bob Cagle is the CEO & Co-founder of productOps. ProductOps is a software product consulting company located in Santa Cruz. Bob is the founder of Santa Cruz Works, and he believes that there is an entrepreneur in everyone.


Scott Brandt is the Vice Chancellor for Research at UC Santa Cruz. Scott has been involved with UCSC for many years as a Professor of Computer Science and then an Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies.


Helder Carvalheira is the VP Global Engineering Services of Poly (formerly known as Plantronics). Helder has worked at Poly for 18 years, initially is a senior program manager. He has a Bachelor’s in Business Management from St Mary’s College in California.


Toby Cory is a Stanford University Lecturer and teaches “The Spirit of Entrepreneurship”. Toby deeply believes in creating companies that focus on fighting climate change, saving the planet, and helping humanity.


Bonnie Lipscomb is the Director of Economic Development for the City of Santa Cruz. Bonnie’s work aims on making Santa Cruz a place where people want to work and live in. She wants local companies to stay in Santa Cruz instead of going over the hill.


Jacob Martinez is the Founder/Executive Director at Digital NEST. Jacob is passionate about supporting young people to become tech leaders. His company is based out of Watsonville. Jacob has a BS in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from UCSC and an MS in Instructional Science and Technology from California State University, Monterey Bay.


Jeremy Neuner is the Head of Space + Community at Launchpad Google. Jeremy builds strong, collaborative communities. Jeremy was the Executive Director of Santa Cruz Works in 2015. He has a BA in English from Georgetown University and an MPA from Harvard.


Margaret Rosas is the VP Department of Customer Love at Looker. Looker is a computer software company that was founded in 2012. Margaret helps companies use their data to drive their decisions in the right direction.