Thomas Gelder

Born in San Francisco, raised in Novato, schooled in Santa Rosa and Santa Cruz, and now making a new home in the Bay, Thomas is a deeply rooted Californian. He approaches his work as a tech specialist from an empowerment frame. As IT & Collaboration Systems Manager and in his previous work as an consultant, Thomas always seeks to support users through painless implementation and use of technology ensuring that systems and tech tools serve to enable people to shine in their work. An automation geek and a voracious learner, Thomas rose through the ranks from student leader to Lead Technologist to current Alumni Board member at the Everett Program at UC Santa Cruz, a tech and social justice program that empowers undergraduates to work in solidarity with community based organizations around the world.