David Craig, Co-Chair
David is one of the recently appointed Co-Chairs of HYPE, and has been tasked with leading the phenomenal group of young philanthropists who are driving HYPE forward. David grew up in the Bay Area and enjoys delicious food & cocktails, watching fabulous drag with close friends, and tearing up the dance floor until the lights come on!
Nicolas Calvo Rosenstone, Co-Chair
As co-chair of HYPE, Nico works with the amazing leadership team to help steer HYPE towards greatness. One of the things he loves most about HYPE is the opportunity to connect with his beautiful community. In his free time, he enjoys exploring Oakland with his partner Marissa, whom he met through HYPE
Michelle has been a HYPE member since 2017, and joined the L team to get more involved in the impact we have with our nonprofit partners. She works at a local nonprofit and outside of work can be found running, sewing, reading, or cuddling her dog Bunny.
Ella enjoys being a part of HYPE because she loves community and loves supporting community. She currently works with HYPE leaders on community engagement and outreach. She loves cooking, baking, eating, hiking, and spending time exploring Oakland with her wife.
J. M. Johnson, Treasurer
In his capacity as Treasurer of HYPE, J. M. helps the Leadership Team decide how to strategically deploy HYPE’s resources. Outside of HYPE, J. M. divides his time between full-time work in environmental philanthropy and part-time strategizing about how to spend more of his time outside rather than at a desk.
Kelly is thrilled to be part of HYPE’s L-team and Grants Committee, where she helps pick the amazing organizations HYPE supports. She is an avid runner, reader, and Oakland enthusiast.
Christina joined HYPE in 2018 and enjoys giving back to her community in tangible ways. She is an active in her synagogue as a choir member and occasional librarian. Christina also enjoys walking and roller skating in Golden Gate Park, playing video games, and reading comic books.
Marissa has been a member of HYPE since 2012. She has served as the grants committee chair and HYPE co-chair, and currently works with other HYPE leaders on community engagement and outreach. Beyond philanthropy, she enjoys dancing, farmer’s markets, and spending time with family.
Rachel Walker, Webmaster
Rachel joined HYPE in 2016 but didn’t get involved in the L-team until 2017 when her wife told her how much fun it was. When Rachel is not using her techy skills for good, she can be found riding her bicycle, playing soccer, and exploring new places in the Bay Area and beyond.
Rhiannon was thrilled to discover HYPE in 2015 and currently serves as the community engagement and grants chair. Outside of HYPE, Rhiannon works as a grant writer raising funds for nonprofits; she also spends her time riding horses, hiking in the North Bay, and trying to keep her two young cats occupied.
You can join the HYPE leadership team. Come to the next L-team meeting or send an email to HYPE.grants [at] gmail [dot] com, and see how you can get involved!