In May of 2017, I joined Defy Ventures as the first Executive Director for the Southern California chapter. In March of 2018, I also took on the role of CEO for the national organization and I have been doing both jobs ever since. While both roles bring their share of rewards (and challenges!), it has been clear to me for some time that this arrangement is not sustainable. Thanks to the ongoing and generous support of everyone in this wonderful Southern California community, the time has come for me to focus my attention fully on the growth and development of Defy Ventures nationally as CEO and President and pass the torch to a new leader of Defy SoCal.