Education: University of Maryland, summa cum laude, BS in marketing, BA in TV and film, BS in computer science; Stanford University, MBA in business management, MA in education administration and policy analysis.
Occupation: Consumer tech/media consultant.
Civic service: Coaching kids' sports and occasional ad hoc work such as the search for Ormondale School principal and the Portola Valley committee reviewing home basement allowances. Previously, after-school soccer coach in East Palo Alto; leader, "Outward Bound" program for high school kids; piloting a teaching-through-technology program.
Experience: 15 years at consumer media and technology companies, including seven at America Online, launching and running consumer products; consultant and adviser to startups and small entrepreneurial companies, including internet media, mobile applications, and virtual social networking.
Years in district: 8
Family: Married to Jennifer Youstra; four children, ages 3, 5, 7 and 9.