Annual Giving Coordinator and Communication Officer
Xander is relatively new to the Bay Area. He arrived in June of 2017 after almost four years of living in the Appalachian Mountains in North Carolina. He graduated from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio in 2013 with a Bachelor of Art in Communication Studies. After graduating, he followed his partner to North Carolina. While working full time at a local restaurant, Xander went back to school and earned a Certification in Nonprofit Management from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College.
In order to begin his career and to be surrounded by more opportunities and culture, Xander and his wife, Rachel, sold most of their belongings and drove to California. He has always been passionate about helping the disenfranchised people of the world, and has a strong attachment to the LGBTQ community. He is excited to be a part of the Starr King community and work for an organization that values diversity, education, and social justice. He currently lives with his wife in Oakland, CA. During their free time, they enjoy camping, hiking, checking out new restaurants/breweries, and relaxing with some Netflix and popcorn.