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Staff

Linda Becker
CEO

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linda Becker is the Chief Executive Officer of SFMade. Linda started in the Development role at SFMade where she successfully grew the organizations fundraising efforts, nearly doubling annual revenue since joining over 6 years ago. Linda brings a wealth of experience and institutional knowledge into the leadership role, where she also manages the SFMade’s supporting organizations 150 Hooper and PlaceMade

Prior to joining SFMade, Linda worked as the Program Manager for Sherwood Institute, a non-profit focused on advancing resilient energy, water, and ecological infrastructure. Concurrently, she also worked as a Project Accountant for Sherwood Design Engineers, the Institute’s for-profit sister organization. Before joining the nonprofit world, Linda had a successful career in the technology industry.

Linda holds a BA in Urban Environmental Studies from San Francisco State University.

Contact Linda:
linda@sfmade.org
415-408-5605 x 12

 

Medo Nasry
Controller

Medo Nasry is the Controller for SFMade. He has more than 12 years of nonprofit accounting experience and was a federal and California state-certified tax preparer. In addition to having a bachelor’s degree in accounting, he is CIW and ICDL certified.

Prior to joining SFMade, Medo worked as the Controller for The Center for Investigative Reporting.

Contact Medo:
medo@sfmade.org
415-408-5605 x 17

 

Jefferson McCarley
Director of Advising and Education

 

 

 

 

 

Jefferson is the Client Engagement Manager at SFMade. He is dedicated to keeping his finger on the pulse of our member companies and providing them with technical assistance.

He brings more than a decade of direct experience as a Production Manager, Director of Operations and CEO of three different San Francisco manufacturers. Jefferson’s passions include designing ERPs, implementing Kanban inventory systems, lean manufacturing, employee management, and marketing on a budget.

He is our resident urban-biking coffee-obsessed Burner.

Jefferson holds a BA in Advertising from Texas A&M University.

Contact Jefferson:
jefferson@sfmade.org
415-408-5605 x 7

 

 

George Colón
Director of Workforce & Youth Programs

George Colón is a Workforce professional based in Oakland, CA. George has 12 years of business advising experience, with the last 5 years focused on advising around diversity, equity, inclusion, and how to support the success of a more diverse workforce. In addition to advising businesses, George has also spent the last 4 years working directly with the reentry population, other overlooked/underserved populations, and the nonprofit workforce organizations that support them. George’s work has allowed him to build lasting and valuable connections between these entities and individuals, helping to secure jobs, training, and talent pipelines. As such, George has an informed perspective of both sides, and works to develop well rounded, progressive outcomes. George’s position at SFMade continues his trajectory, in both experience and passion. George has also run a successful side business for 20+ years, selling collectibles of every sort online.

Contact George:
george@sfmade.org
415-408-5605 x 18

 

Michael Erickson
Regional and Bay Area Urban Manufacturing Initiative Director

Michael joined Manufacture: San Jose , SFMade’s operation in San Jose, after a successful stint running the field operation for the re-election campaign or Sam Liccardo, Mayor of San Jose. Prior to his time as Field Director, Michael was the General Manager for the TechShops in Redwood City and San Jose. His experience at TechShop gave Michael experience with a wide variety of equipment, from Laser cutters to CNC machines and also provided the opportunity to work with small manufacturers in their incubator spaces.

Michael is originally from New Haven, Connecticut , where he studied Political Science and Communications at Southern Connecticut State University, and currently resides in San Jose.

Contact Michael:
michael@mfgsj.org
408-326-0591 x 1

 

 

Jess Nguyen
Manager of Workforce & Youth Programs and Social Media

Jess is SFMade’s Workforce and Youth Program Manager. She is responsible for creating relationships with workforce partners, coordinating and attending events to present SFMade’s programs, engaging businesses to use our job board, and managing the logistics of collecting and reporting workforce data.

Prior to SFMade, she spent the first part of her career in bio-science research and startups. Recently she has worked for education advocacy at City College of San Francisco, and managed social media and marketing for a CCSF board of trustees campaign in 2020. She was born and raised in San Jose, but after living in San Francisco for over 10 years, she now considers San Francisco her bonus hometown. Jess has studied metal art, jewelry making, woodworking, cabinetry, floristry, and lost wax casting at City College of San Francisco. As a proud graduate of SFMade’s Next Generation Manufacturing Program, Jess is excited to contribute to the future of manufacturing in the Bay Area.

Jess holds a BS in Biology from UC San Diego.

Contact Jess:
jess@sfmade.org
415-408-5605 x 19

 

Phil Lonsdale
Program Manager – San Jose

Phil is an Oakland native who has also lived in France, Ghana, Brazil, and the UK. He has wide-ranging experience in food and tech, from managing one of San Francisco’s most popular gourmet food trucks and founding a community garden in the Outer Sunset, to helping launch the world’s first insect-based animal feed factory in Ghana and creating a digital contact center for the UK’s first recipe box company. Outside of work, Phil loves to garden, collect records, practice yoga, play tennis and follow all of the Bay Area’s sports teams.

Contact Phil:
phil@mfgsj.org
408-326-0591 x 2

 

 

Megan Fister
Engagement Manager

Megan Fister joins SFMade as an Engagement Manager. She is a business operations and design expert with over twenty years of experience with startups and retail management, including numerous business expansions, new locations, and office layout designs and operations systems. She has also been a contract designer for nearly a decade. 

In her spare time, Megan is a fine art painter and is included in private collections across the U.S. and in Europe. 

Contact Megan:
megan@sfmade.org
415-408-5605 X 6

 

 

Alix Holleschau
Engagement Manager

Alix joins SFMade as Engagement Manager. He has over a decade of experience working in manufacturing, people management, and retail in Reno, Concord, Oakland, and currently lives in San Francisco. He is a specialist in the areas of account management, customer service, and IT. 

Outside of work, Alix is a musician, enjoys puzzles, and loves bird watching. 

Contact Alix:
alix@sfmade.org
415-408-5605 X 3