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Meet LLC's New Operations and Project Manager


LLC hit the jackpot with our latest hire, Kyle Shimamoto who is joining our small but mighty team as the new Operations and Project Manager. Like many of us in the non-profit sector,  Kyle has had a multifaceted and fascinating career.  He spent more than 10 years as a Montessori educator and co-director  before transitioning to project management work in a variety of industries.  He also enjoys nonprofit governance and has served on the boards of a number of organizations.  We will be tapping all of these experiences.

At LLC Kyle will ensure that our many internal pieces are operating smoothly while providing management and oversight to a number of simultaneous complex projects.  Did I mention, that these many project include more than a dozen consultants sourced for the work from our network. When asked by our interview panel what he would like to bring to LLC , Kyle had this to say, “I hope to be able to use my skills at building and implementing systems to help increase the operational efficiency of LLC.  In doing so, I believe we can greatly increase our organizational capacity. I believe very strongly in the work that LLC is doing and am thrilled to be in a position to help increase our capacity, reach and visibility!”

We were uniformly impressed with Kyle and  had no doubt that he would be able to use his skills to accomplish all of his hopes for LLC. He has already jumped right in, designed new tools, appears to be unflappable and eager to learn.  You know that you will enjoy Kyle when you have chances to connect, and you will because Kyle is our first point of contact with LLC.

A little more about Kyle, so you won’t feel like strangers when you meet, Kyle grew up in the South Bay (CA), but spent most of his life living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest in Tacoma, WA. He and his wife recently move back to CA and have settled into the East Bay where they are enjoying an increased exposure to sunlight.


As a true community builder, Kyle loves delicious food and drink, either at home or one of the many fabulous establishments the Bay Area has to offer.  He also enjoys running on the trails near his house, crossword puzzles, science documentaries and tending to their chickens and cats. Please join us in welcoming Kyle!