Since 1992, I’ve had the privilege to work with a team of very talented individuals who've brought over 150 brands to life in Silicon Valley. From the San Jose Sharks to GreenWaste/Zanker Recycling, from our support of live to music in every corner of the Valley to putting a hockey puck in space to launch the 50th NHL All Star game in 1997, in some fashion, we've touched the lives of millions throughout the Bay Area and raised awareness worldwide of how unique and special San Jose/Silicon Valley is.
Now, it's time for me to share my experience and network to help make another brand come alive as Chief of Staff with Hope Services (northern California’s largest provider of services to people with developmental disabilities serving 3,500 families in six Bay Area counties) – and that new brand is: HopeTHRFT.
HopeThrift, a non-profit social enterprise, opened its doors on April 7 welcoming in a new era of innovation and opportunity for Hope Services and its clients. This 29,000 square-foot store, at the corner of Curtner and Almaden in San Jose ’s Willow Glen neighborhood, is transforming the thrift store experience with over 60,000 name brand fashion items, housewares, small appliances, and refurbished bikes set in a clean, well-lit, uplifting environment. It’s another innovative example of Hope Services’ mission of improving the lives of people with developmental disabilities through sustainable sources of revenue and meaningful employment for hundreds of its clients all while connecting Hope to the community in a very significant way. You can learn more at hope-thrift.org.
This is just the beginning. We’ll open more stores very soon along with other innovative programs and enterprises.So, please stay in touch. Like us on Facebook and signup for our newsletter at this link.
Thank you for 25 great years of opportunities afforded me, my team, clients, vendors and community partners.
Chief of Staff
Marketing is truth telling. It’s finding the essence of who you are and the difference you make, then sharing it in ways that educate, entertain, and influence. Whether it’s a Tweet, or a TV spot, the medium isn’t the message. The message is the message. We realize this attitude may place us somewhat outside the mainstream, but that’s where the fish are.