Staff names are listed in alphetbetical order by last name within each location.
Amy Harris, Development Director, is responsible for overseeing all fundraising activities that aim to strengthen a diverse funding base and grow the organizational budget in support of programs and activities focused on economic and social justice through entrepreneurship. Amy is passionate about issues related to anti-oppression and her career in non-profit development spans over 12 years for organizations such as Breast Cancer Action and the Arthritis Foundation. Most recently, Amy fulfilled a lifelong dream of service in the Peace Corps (2011-2013). As a Social Entrepreneurship and Organizational Development Volunteer in the NGO sector in the Republic of Georgia, Amy worked to increase the sustainability and organizational capacity of Georgian NGOs striving for gender equality, conflict resolution, youth development, and anti-oppression for minority communities. Born and raised in rural Pennsylvania, Amy has also lived in the Philippines, Oregon, and Boston. However, since 2001 she has called the San Francisco Bay Area her home. Amy holds a BA in Cultural Anthropology and English Literature from the University of Oregon. In her free time she enjoys volunteering, yoga, jogging, hiking, camping, cooking, drinking wine, music and dancing, volunteering, and spending time with dear friends and family. [email I (415) 348-6207]
Debra Armstrong, Training Manager at Renaissance Marin, brings a unique perspective to entrepreneurial training with a background in both business and education. Born and raised in Clovis, California, she graduated from Fresno State University with a degree in Business Administration and began her career in retail banking. She later worked in chain retail management, small services business management, human resources and with her husband opened a small marketing and fulfillment business.
Ruth Kendall, Evening Receptionist at Renaissance Marin, was born and raised in San Francisco. She later moved to Marin and currently resides with a roommate and her cat, Ms. Kitty. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Dominican University. Ruth has a grown daughter, Jenny, who lives in San Francisco and is her pride and joy. In her free time, Ruth enjoys meals out, movies, and enjoys taking day trips. Ruth feels passionate about working for Renaissance Marin, an organization that promotes economic self-sufficiency.
Mr. Jackson has been welcoming attendees of our evening programs for over a decade and continues to enjoy each new client and their entrepreneurial dreams. If you come to one of the many classes and workshops we offer at our SoMa Office on 5th Street, you are sure to be greeted warmly by Mr. Jackson, our door monitor. A native of Louisiana and long-time Bayview resident, Mr. Jackson has long retired from military service, and spends as much time as he can fishing in the Delta.Back to the Top