Curt Yagi joined the R.O.C.K. family as a volunteer in 1998, a Board Member/Chair in 2000 and finally as the Executive Director in 2003. Prior to R.O.C.K., Curt spent several years in the corporate sector where he held a variety of business and technology consulting positions at small and large companies. He held the position of Chief Operating Officer at a small San Francisco company, where he gained valuable operational experience which he is able to leverage at R.O.C.K. today. Curt was the 2006 YNPN Executive Director of the Year, a 2006 graduate of Leadership San Francisco, a 2007 fellow at LeaderSpring and the 2012 Unsung Hero Award awardee of the Golden State Warriors. He holds a BS degree in Computer Science from the University of California at Davis. In his spare time, you might find Curt practicing Brazilian jiu jitsu, surfing or performing original music throughout the Bay Area.
DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS/BEACON DIRECTOR
Gina has a diverse background that includes elementary and middle school education as well as program administration. As a native San Franciscan, She attended Aptos Middle School and Lowell High school prior to graduating from the University of California, Davis with a double degree in Psychology and Spanish. Gina served as a Spanish teacher for grades K-5 in Seattle, WA and prior to that she was the Director for Summerbridge San Francisco, a non-profit academic program. Outside of the office Gina enjoys outdoor adventures, dancing, and sporting events. Gina and her husband are the proud parents of three children; Omar, Sophia, and Joshua.
BEACON DIRECTOR ASSISTANT
Chanel originally joined the R.O.C.K. family in 2013, but left to take on other endeavors. However, she came back recently to assist our Director of Programs. Chanel is a San Francisco native and was born and raised in the Mission District. She holds a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from San Francisco State University. When not at work, Chanel loves to go on outings with Savannah, her 4 year old daughter.
FAmily & Community engagement Coordinator
Devin is the Family and Community Engagement Coordinator, focusing on creating opportunities for partnerships with families, R.O.C.K. programs, and the Visitacion Valley Community. After finishing her undergraduate at California State University East Bay majoring in Sociology with Social Service option, she wanted to work closely with the community and their families. She first joined R.O.C.K. as a line staff leading various enrichment activities including art, recreation, and cooking. Devin enjoys eating great food, hiking, and painting.
Elementary School Coordinator
PJ was born in the Philippines and moved to the Excelsior district in San Francisco when he was in elementary school. As a result of doing community work in high school, PJ learned that he had a passion for working with inner city youth and giving back to his community. PJ begin his career with R.O.C.K. in 2011 as a line staff and has worked his way up to Interim Elementary School Program Coordinator. When not serving the youth he likes to go coral shopping for his very large reef aquarium.
ASSISTANT Elementary School Coordinator
Adrianna began her journey at R.O.C.K. as a student intern, then as the Assistant to the Beacon Director and is now the Assistant Elementary School Coordinator. Adrianna grew up in East Los Angeles before attending San Francisco State University as a first generation student, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Child and Adolescent Development. She has developed a love for the city and passion for working with the youth of Visitacion Valley. In her free time, Adrianna enjoys watercolor painting, singing, watching her favorite tv shows, and spending time with her loved ones.
ASSISTANT MIDDLE SCHOOL COORDINATOR
Kania re-joins our team as the Assistant Middle School Coordinator. Kania’s journey with R.O.C.K. started in 2013 as a tutor and then Technology Coordinator soon thereafter. In 2015, Kania was presented with the opportunity to teach Drama and Digital Media at Visitacion Valley Middle School and carried on with teaching until this year. Kania returns with the same drive, passion, and commitment to educate and build community for the children at VVMS. Kania is a graduate of UNLV where she studied set design and lighting. Kania is also the oldest (and very proud) sister of three younger siblings and she loves to laugh, organize spaces, and design/create things with her hands.
MARKETING & dEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, Jenna started her undergraduate at University of Utah studying marketing and psychology until she moved to San Francisco four years ago, where she finished her Bachelor’s degree at California Institute of Integral Studies. Upon graduation, she worked as a private contractor with local nonprofits to help with education, marketing and program development, ultimately leading her to the R.O.C.K. team in 2017. When she’s not at work, Jenna is busy exploring the Bay Area restaurant scene and taking as many dance classes as she can.