Our Team

Andrew Medal
Andrew Medal
Andrew is an entrepreneur and the Founder of development shop Agent Beta (who designed this website). He writes for Entrepreneur.com, and has been picked up by Inc., Huffington Post, TIME Magazine, SF Gate and other high level publications.
Aleta Jones
Aleta Jones
Aleta joins The Last Mile’s team as a Classroom Facilitator. She has over
20 years of management, Information Technology and teaching experience. She has a passion for the youth and is CEO and Founder of the E.S.T.E.E.M Mentoring Program. The program is designed for teen-aged girls. Aleta has also worked on numerous joint projects with federal agencies, non-profit organizations and many inner city communities. She has also worked with the Kairos Prison Ministry and Epiphany (a program for incarcerated youth). Aleta is a graduate of Mount Vernon Nazarene University, with a Masters degree in Management.
Hans Schoenburg
Hans Schoenburg
Hans has worked on a number environmental and political campaigns ranging from sweatshop labor to rebuilding river ecosystems. He recently graduated from Yale University and is now fully committed to starting an online gift economy.
David Lee
David Lee
David is a software developer based in Oakland, who has worked in the startup community in San Francisco and New York since 2010. His interests include education reform, development economics, and environmental justice. David attended Yale University. Prior to joining TLM, David worked as an iOS and Web Developer at URX. He is currently an instructor for TLM, where he helps create and teach course curriculum, and coordinates live mentorship.
Kyle Graehl
Kyle Graehl
Kyle is a software developer working and living in San Francisco since 2010, where he most recently runs his software consulting and app development business. He develops curriculum and is lead instructor with The Last Mile’s coding program, where he contributes to criminal justice reform by teaching web development and software engineering disciplines to incarcerated individuals. Kyle is a graduate of University of California, San Diego with a master’s degree in Mathematics.
Tulio Cardorzo
Tulio Cardorzo
Natrina Gandana
Natrina Gandana
Natrina is the Program Manager where she does communications, administration, volunteer recruitment, grant management and regional development. Natrina worked with criminal justice organizations such as the Justice Policy Institute, SFDA’s Office, Teach In Prison, and Human Rights of the Incarcerated. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.
Ross Rowe
Ross Rowe
In November 2013, Ross began volunteering for The Last Mile (LA). He helped facilitate the pilot program at Men’s Central Jail, downtown Los Angeles. His hope is to help expand & franchise the TLM brand nationwide.
Brittany LaMae
Brittany LaMae
Brittany is a classroom facilitator at Chuckwalla Valley State Prison. She has years of management, accounting, & human recourses experience, furthering her career in teaching & helping others who need it succeed.

Our Board

Beverly Parenti
Beverly Parenti
Beverly has been an integral part of emerging technology companies starting as a founding member of First Virtual Holdings, the first secure online payment system (FVHI, IPO 1996). Since then, she has held management positions in startup tech companies in the technology sector and is currently the VP of Operations for KickLabs, a San Francisco based technology accelerator. KickLabs is recognized by Forbes as one of the top 10 technology accelerators in the US. She is passionate about helping entrepreneurs build their businesses while maintaining a well balanced life. With a background as a dancer and certified fitness instructor, Beverly understands the importance of fitness, health, and performance in the competitive business environment. Beverly is also the founder of BodyAmi, an organic health product.
Chris Redlitz
Chris Redlitz
Chris Redlitz is the Managing Partner of Transmedia Capital, one of the best performing micro funds in Silicon Valley, focused on early stage digital media and commerce platforms. Chris has worked with many aspiring entrepreneurs through KickLabs, one of the country’s leading technology accelerators he co-founded in 2009. He received Ad Age’s prestigious i20 award for his contributions to the development of interactive marketing and advertising. Earlier in his career, Chris was part of Reebok’s explosive growth where he held positions in sales and marketing and also owned one of the first specialty sports retail chains in Southern California. For over twenty years, Chris was a distance runner completing marathons and ultra marathons. Today he is an avid cyclist and health advocate.
Jon Hamm
Jon Hamm
John Hamm has a diverse background as a technology CEO, a venture investor, and a leadership coach/advisor and Board member. Hamm has been an investor and Board member at Brocade (NASDAQ:BRCD), Ironport (acquired by Cisco), SiliconStor (acquired by LSI Logic), Documentum (acquired by EMC), Truveo (acquired by AOL), and Webify (acquired by IBM). From April, 2013 to August 2014, John was CEO of PonoMusic, a project founded by Neil Young, dedicated to restoring the quality of studio master music recordings for consumers who value audio/musical fidelity. John’s popular leadership book, “Unusually Excellent” (Wiley – Jossey Bass, 2010) is available in Kindle or hardback at Amazon.com. Hamm has been published in Fast Company, Business 2.0, Business Week, Fortune, Forbes, and The WSJ.
MC Hammer
MC Hammer
A multi-award winner, M.C. Hammer is a rapper, dancer, entrepreneur, spokesman and occasional actor. He is considered a pioneer and innovator of pop rap by incorporating elements of freestyle music, and is the first hip hop artist to achieve diamond status for an album. Throughout his career, Hammer has managed his own recording business. As a result, he has created and produced his own acts including Oaktown’s 3.5.7, Common Unity, Special Generation, Analise, One Cause One Effect, and more.
Chrisfino Kenyatta Leal
Chrisfino Kenyatta Leal
Kenyatta Leal is a founding member and returned citizen of The Last Mile program at San Quentin.Upon his release in 2012, Kenyatta began a paid internship at RocketSpace and since then has earned a Management position with the San Francisco based technology campus. He continues to serve as an evangelist for The Last Mile and is a featured speaker at numerous conferences and corporate events.