MEET OUR TEAM
MEET OUR TEAM
Ms. Carol Rogers
Carol comes to Sow a Seed from Dallas, Texas. Carol earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas at El Paso. She is passionate about serving promising youth in at-risk situations through mentoring and mental health programs.
Her 18 years of executive management experience include working in the non-profit sector with a focus on youth development. She previously served as the Director of Operations for the Boys Scouts of America in Modesto, CA, was the organization’s Regional Performance Coach, working out of the national office in Irvine, Texas. She served as Director of Outreach in Peoria, Illinois, as well, and as an outreach executive in Phoenix, Arizona.
Carol’s hobbies are event planning, gardening and playing with her two Chihuahua puppies.
Miss Daisy a Latina woman who grew up in a single-parent home with a mother who worked two jobs and couldn't be around as much as she wanted. She overcame childhood adversities by having mentors that guided her life in positive directions. Daisy says, "Being a teenager can be hard, and it can make all the difference in the world to have someone who is there for you... someone who will listen." Daisy has a passion to give back to youth and their families in this same way.
Daisy volunteered to be a missionary in the Philippines to help children living in poverty. She received her Associate's Degree with an emphasis in Social & Behavioral Sciences from Chabot College in Hayward, California. She worked with incarcerated youth and adults where her compassion and empathy grew deeper for those with mental health challenges. Daisy brings her enthusiasm, skills, and expertise to serving others in our local communities. She values the potential of youth and is dedicated as a Mental Health Specialist at Sow A Seed Community Foundation to meet the needs of young people from all walks of life.
Miss Dale serves as Associate Director of Sow A Seed Community Foundation. She has partnered with the organization since 2014.
Dale holds a B.S. in Business Administration from California State, East Bay. She is a versatile accounting and finances professional with over twenty-five years of experience in public and non-profit sectors overseeing, payroll, bookkeeping, forecasting, audits, and budgeting, as well as human resources, facility management, and procurement. From her diverse experiences throughout her career, Dale is a dynamic manager with a broad knowledge of organizational management. She is a hands-on problem solver dedicated to solving any issue and getting things running smoothly.
Dale says, “In having the experience working in both for-profit and non-profit environments, I genuinely feel blessed doing non-profit work. At Sow A Seed, we've helped countless at-risk youth transform their lives within the community. Making an impact on the lives of others is a very rewarding experience”.
Miss Evelyn serves as Office Administrator at Sow A Seed Community Foundation and comes to our organization with expert experience organizing office operations.
She is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies. She is a bilingual Spanish speaker and believes this is a great asset that allows her to help Hispanic families with a language barrier, in need of resources for their youth.
She believes the children are our future, and she says she is delighted to work for a youth-based organization such as Sow A Seed Community Foundation, that wants the best for our kids.
Miss Erica is a native of Stockton. She attended Lincoln high school where she was part of multiple extracurricular activities that enable her to experience people from all walks of life. With each activity she found herself in gaining a perspective she didn’t know before. Polynesian dancing gave her insight into cultural teachings and backgrounds. Boxing taught her conviction and decisiveness. Floral design gave her the gift of paying attention to detail. Basketball taught her the value of working together as a team. Mentoring the youth gave her the compassion she needed to best serve others. Amongst all her attributes she is reliable, trustworthy, and holds her integrity about all.
She found passion in helping youth evolve and lead them onto paths individually suited for positive lifestyles. She has a background in Youth Counseling where she has assisted in group homes to help the betterment of at-risk youth. Whether the focus be social settings or internal her goal is to help with the cognitive reconstruction of ones thinking and behavioral patterns.
Joaquin is an accomplished young bilingual visionary. He is a champion for social change & community development. He graduated from San Joaquin Delta College with an AA in Interdisciplinary Social Studies. He is currently working on his BA in Sociology at California State, Stanislaus.
Joaquin has a wide breadth of experience working with community organizations throughout the Bay Area & Central Valley. The countless obstacles he faced in his life, have forged him into a passionate community leader. He dedicates himself to Jiu-Jitsu for self-development. Love's exploring the outdoors & spending quality time with his family & friends.
Miss Selene Albor, She is a native from Pleasanton California, that is passionate about helping our youth succeed at life. She holds a BA in Psychology, an AA in Liberal Arts & Sciences: Social & Behavioral Sciences and an AA in Psychology.
As a resilient multi-lingual individual that comes from a first-generation family, she knows firsthand what it means to succeed in the face of adversity and some of the challenges that intersectionality variances may inflict on our lives as we continue to develop. With over five years of experience working with individuals from all backgrounds and age groups, it is her joy, love and passion to assist clients as they blossom into the best version of themselves and overcome any challenges presented in the process.
She seeks to continue expanding her knowledge and experience through pursuing graduate studies and working hands on in order to continue to bring exceptional assistance to our youth here at Sow A Seed.
Miss Nelida (Nelly) is a Youth Mental Health Specialist and Student Advocate for Sow A Seed Community Foundation. She was born and raised in Stockton, California. She attended Edison High School where she found her passion in helping others.
Her educational background consists of an Associate’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. She comes from a first-generation family which has motivated her to help and support others to overcome obstacles in order to succeed in life. She has had experience working with children and families from different backgrounds as a science camp cabin leader, social work intern, childcare provider, and facility manager.
She is delighted to be part of the Sow a Seed team and is excited to expand her knowledge as well as continue to support youth in the Sow A Seed Community Foundation.
Chelsea is a youth advocate and youth mental health specialist at Sow a Seed. Chelsea, is also a program coordinator for our 360-wellness program. Chelsea earned her B.S. in Psychology from CSU Stanislaus in May 2022. With great pride, she is the first in her family to earn a college degree.
She is very family oriented, goal-driven, and passionate with everything she puts herself in. Chelsea always puts her best foot forward, has a desire to help others and be a team player, and she has a strong work ethic. She loves to learn.
Chris is a native of Hayward, California. He attended Mt. Eden high school and Chabot College where he was a part of the football programs finding his passion for helping others. Football enabled him to experience people from multiple backgrounds, being surrounded by diverse groups.
Chris received his AA in Social Behavior and his B.A in Psychology from Avila University. He has had experience working with young adults as an intern counselor and as a behavior therapist. Amongst all his attributes he is trustworthy, reliable, and hardworking which allowed him to achieve his success.
He seeks to continue expanding his knowledge and experience through pursuing graduate studies and working hands on in order to continue to bring exceptional assistance to our youth here at Sow A Seed
As a Mental Health Specialist here at Sow A Seed Community Foundation, Willie Thompson had over ten years of experience working with the juvenile youth in California. From providing care plans to support parents of children with disabilities, to establishing an environment to allow children to grow physically, emotionally, and socially, there is nothing else Willie Thompson would rather be doing. He graduated with his AA in sociology at Delta College and his BA in sociology at California State University, Stanislaus. He now resides with his family in Stockton, California.
Miss Krystal is a Youth Mental Health Specialist here at Sow a Seed Community Foundation. She holds a B.A in Psychology and a minor in Anthropology from Cal State East Bay.
Growing up, she faced many challenges including a language barrier coming from a Spanish speaking household. With the help and assistance of her teachers along the way, she was able to overcome these challenges and thrive in school. She is passionate about helping others knowing first hand how difficult change can be. Her aim here is to make a positive impact in the lives of the youth and their families.
I have worked in the community for over 10 years. I am very proud and grateful to say I’ve been supporting families in the ability to become self-sufficient and independent through formalized services. I have been the parent on the other side which has been very successful in navigating services.
I am very proud to say that I am here today to help parents, youth and families to successfully utilize and navigate community services they are currently needing to overcome any issue they may be struggling with. I am here to provide support and resources and to help explore and navigate any system in order to help families become successful through formal services. I am a proud survivor.
Laine Langston-Rogers is a Youth Mental Health Specialist at Sow A Seed. She was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and now resides in Tracy. She has a passion to help others and is currently pursuing a degree in nursing. She has experience serving her community through volunteer opportunities in hospitals and in church.
Miss Laine would describe herself as passionate, hard-working, and creative. She is committed to being a lifelong learner and the pursuit of ongoing personal growth and development. At Sow A Seed, she continues to gain insightful knowledge and support youth in her community.