Our Staff

Staff Members


Jennifer Hoffman

Chief Executive Officer

Jennifer has led SEE through 15 years of organizational growth and development. Jennifer’s position working directly with programs from inception to more mature stages has provided her with a unique perspective on effective growth and impacts of non-profits. Jennifer has served on the board and advisory committees for efforts relating to human rights and environmental conservation. Most recently, she launched a social enterprise program within SEE titled Accountability which offers administrative and financial services to independent non-profit entities. Jennifer is the co-founder of the Southern California Fiscal Sponsors Network, a regional group that meets quarterly to discuss the unique aspects of fiscal sponsorship. Jennifer attended the Florida Institute of Technology and holds a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Harvard University.

Trevis Bird

Chief Operating Officer

Trevis joins SEE with over 12 years of operations, event and marketing management experience most recently at CBS Radio and Entercom. He has produced hundreds of community and informational events driven to help promote and fundraise for nonprofits with hundreds of thousands attendees. Trevis is passionate to work with the nonprofit sector and apply his experience for the greater good. Trevis supports the Chief Executive Officer, manages the daily operations, facilitates programs and communicates with projects. He graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Telecommunications.

Melissa Mendolera

Chief Financial Officer

Melissa has worked in business administration and financial management for over 15 years. She has worked with distinguished school districts and is familiar with managing multimillion-dollar budgets. Melissa serves as SEE’s Chief Financial Officer performing a variety of financial activities including budgeting, forecasting, building financial models and analysis, preparing reports, and assisting with close processes. She is a Certified Public Accountant and graduated from the State University of New York at Geneseo with a major in Accounting and graduated from State University of New York at Buffalo with a Master’s in Business Administration including additional technical training certifications.


Janneyra Verduzco

Finance Manager

Janneyra joined SEE’s accounting team in February 2018 and has over 20 years of accounting experience. She manages SEE’s weekly accounts receivable and payable process, provides technical training and assistance to projects in budget development and oversees project account balances. Janneyra leads the annual project budget process and annual filings and audit for the organization. At SEE she is a point of contact for SEE’s Spanish services. Janneyra graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business. Janneyra continues to further her knowledge by preparing for the CPA exam.

Alberto Rodriguez

Staff Accountant

Alberto has over five years of accounting experience. Most recently, he worked for Tri Star Sports & Entertainment Group and PARR3 where he financially managed business/personal entities and financial affairs for high net worth entertainers. Alberto is bilingual in Spanish and his background includes corporate and nonprofit accounting as well. At SEE he supports the Finance Manager with day-to-day operations, he assists in processing weekly accounts payable and receivable and provides project financial statements. He graduated from Kansas Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and also holds a Master of Arts degree in Music Industry Administration from California State University, Northridge.

Justine MacRae

Accounting Associate

Justine most recently served as a 911 dispatcher for two years and has over 10 years of experience in customer service, sales management and office administration from the remanufacturing industry. She has a longstanding commitment to supporting charitable endeavors that improve the well-being of communities and as a result, she is proud to serve the projects at SEE. Justine works in conjunction with the Accounting Department and carries out office administration duties.  She enjoys working closely with SEE’s projects to provide the highest quality customer service.

Marquis Siner

Staff Accountant

Marquis joins SEE with over five years of professional accounting experience. He is excited to use his skills and be part of an organization that is helping to make the world a better place. Marquis has always prioritized volunteering and giving back to the community. He works as a mentor for high school students as well as volunteering at his local food bank. Marquis graduated from Niagara University in Lewiston, New York with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting as well as an Associate Degree in Business Administration from Erie College in Buffalo, New York.

Tim Nold

Staff Accountant

Tim has over 40 years of accounting experience working with the retail food industry. At SEE, he provides accounting and auditing support for the Director of Finance and the Finance Manager. Tim is excited to join SEE to help the many projects working toward social and environmental progress. Tim also dedicates his time to helping numerous charities such as the Roswell Park Cancer Hospital and his local food bank. He received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Canisius College located in Buffalo, New York.

Jack Leavitt

Staff Accountant

Jack joins SEE with an extensive background in accounting. He developed his senior-level accounting skills from working for the largest foodservice distribution company in the United States. Jack’s area of expertise lies in monthly financial closings, bank reconciliations, tax audits, and special audits. At SEE, Jack assists with processing weekly account payables and receivables. He attended school at State University of New York at Buffalo and is proud to be a part of SEE’s Accounting team.

Justin Marvin

Staff Accountant

Justin joins SEE with prior accounting experience throughout many levels of business financial operations. He has also worked in the preparation of budgets and financial reporting with analysis. Justin has spent time assisting charities focused on troubled youth and animal rescue. Justin graduated from West Virginia University with a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems with a concentration in Accounting.

Alex Montiel

Staff Accountant

Alex Montiel is a Staff Accountant with four years of professional experience in accounting. In his recent position at Tri Star Sports and Entertainment, he managed business and personal entities for high-net-worth entertainers. Alex has exceptional experience in accounts payable, accounts receivable, preparing budgets, and financial report analysis. He graduated from Kansas Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting. Alex is excited to be a part of an organization whose mission is to collaborate and empower projects, creating progressive change within our communities and beyond.


Amber Segovia

Project Services Manager

Amber brings over 15 years of experience in customer service and sales management from the remanufacturing industry. She serves as the primary point of contact for all projects and supporters of SEE. Amber is at the center of all operations activity of the organization, ensuring the success of the daily operations while providing the highest quality of care and support. Additionally, she is the lead source for administrative support to the Executive Director and has a degree of involvement in each department of the operations. Amber is immensely proud to be working with SEE and providing individualized customer support to SEE’s projects.

Ashley Starr

Administrative Coordinator

Ashley is a detail-oriented administrative coordinator who has been working in the field for over 13 years. She is familiar working in a fast-paced environment with exceptional attention to customer relations, having worked for the mass media company NBCUniversal. Ashley has received accolades for her previous work including a reward for Employee of the Year. Ashley provides the SEE team with her skills in coordinating, organizing, and planning. She has a degree in Social and Behavioral Science from Pierce College in Los Angeles, California.

Hailey Choate

Administrative Coordinator

Hailey has great experience with customer service and communication. Her primary role at SEE is focused on donation management while also assisting in various administrative tasks. Hailey’s interest and pursuit of an education in STEM has proven to be a great match in supporting the various SEE project partners that use science to solve local and global issues. Hailey received an education at Harkness Career and Technical Center in Cheektowaga, New York, and is currently studying at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Services University in Boston to become a veterinarian.

Karen Tiffany

Operations Associate

Karen has been working in management and office support roles for more than 30 years. At SEE she drives operational efficiencies and provides support services to ensure project needs are fulfilled. Karen assists the Human Resources Department in the day-to-day operations as well as health insurance registrations of SEE employees and projects. Karen has a Bachelor of Science from The University of Phoenix in Management. She is very proud to be at SEE and working with such inspiring leaders and activists.

Brandon Alvarado

Operations Associate

Brandon brings significant finance and accounting experience to his role at SEE in supporting functions of the operations staff on a part-time basis. He has worked in financial management at banks and investment firms in addition to working in the non-profit sector. Brandon provides support for SEE’s Spanish services. Brandon holds a Bachelor of Science in Global Studies from the University of California Santa Barbara and an Associate degree in Accounting from College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita.


Janet Platfoot

Payroll and Benefits Manager

Janet joins the SEE team with over 30 years of human resource experience. With her knowledge and focus on innovation, she will serve as the point of contact for all payroll and benefits matters. Janet has a long history of working as a human resources manager for non-profit entities. She is very passionate about working on projects with a philanthropic mission and looks forward to helping SEE employees and project partners. Janet received her Certified Payroll Professional certificate from the American Payroll Association, which she has been a member of since 1993.

Sean McWethy

Human Resources Associate

Sean is a management and human resource administration professional who has been working in the field for over 10 years. Sean’s experience in human resource’s includes full cycle recruiting, employee benefits, worker’s compensation, and guidance on employee policies and procedures. His background is in the manufacturing and restaurant industries, most recently a granite countertop company which utilized a GO Green recycling system to help protect the environment. Sean graduated from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

Elizabeth DaCosta

Contract Administrator

Elizabeth is a contract and management professional with over 14 years of experience in both the private and public sectors. Her expertise in full-cycle contract management has led to a robust career at several government agencies. Elizabeth has a long history of supporting social justice and humanitarian projects including education initiatives, where she has managed operations and procurement functions from the organization’s conception. Elizabeth received a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Michigan State University.


Clarise Compton

Communications Associate

Clarise is a passionate activist and storyteller with over four years of experience in nonprofit marketing and management.  She takes her skills in writing and organizational branding seriously for causes that focus on social justice and protecting the environment, which is why she is so proud to be working with SEE. Clarise provides ongoing communications with projects and leads marketing campaigns for SEE’s transformative projects. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Media Studies.