Our dedicated team of staff and partners

here to serve you


Ground Team

Our staff is your on the ground team of resources.


Jody Samons

  • Business Start Up and Expansion Assistance 
  • Location Search and Siting 
  • Regulatory Navigation 
  • Development Technical Advisory Committee 
  • Incentives and Special Programs 
  • Cal Competes 
  • Employment Training Panel 
  • Funding, Finance and Marketing 
  • Community Development 
  • Connect and Convene 

Yassi Lam

  • Workforce Recruitment Assistance 
  • Layoff Aversion Services 
  • Workforce Transition Services 
  • Subsidized Employment 
  • Work Experience Program 
  • On the Job Training 
  • Business Intelligence and Market Data 

Connie Scott

  • Subsidized Employment 
  • Work Experience Program 
  • Job Tips 


Our partners are instrumental in the success of our community members. They can provide services beyond what we can do in-house. We can connect you when the time is right for that next step.