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.
Dan Wheeler
Dan Wheeler
Dan is a lead instructor and curriculum developer for Code.7370 and also teaches math at San Quentin through the Prison University Project. Dan jumped into the startup world in 2008 after studying physics and computer science at MIT, most recently doing security research at Dropbox before joining The Last Mile.
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.
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.
Natrina Gandana
Natrina Gandana
Natrina is the Program Director where she does community partnerships, 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.
Gaby Andrada
Gaby Andrada
Gaby Andrada is the Program Coordinator for TLM. Throughout her career, Gaby has developed an interest and passion for community-based progressive work, focusing on issues concerning criminal justice, equitable education, and women’s rights. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley where she studied Sociology and Media Studies.
Tulio Cardozo
Tulio Cardozo
Tulio K. Cardozo, TLM Works Technical Manager, is experienced in website development technologies including WordPress, JavaScript, HTLM, CSS, cloud server infrastructure, web security, and in-depth experience creating technology-based solutions that drive organizational goals and objectives. He manages TLMW projects, accounts, and cloud deployments. Before joining TLM, Tulio was a consultant/developer and led a team of web developers and designers. He has also worked as the development lead for Launch Podium, LLC., overseeing the development of client technology products, internal products, cloud security and infrastructure. Through his personal experience as a graduate of the TLM, Tulio has successfully transitioned into a technology career as a formerly incarcerated person.
Dean Bardouka
Dean Bardouka
Dean spends his days (and nights) helping organizations large and small tell their story by effectively leveraging the ever-expanding tools and channels available to them. His passion is derived from designing and building the things he dreams up and helping others do the same.

As the CEO of Element Five, he took a $5,000 investment in a part-time, “side project” and turned it into a leading edge, boutique digital agency in just under five years. In each case we helped our clients develop game changing strategies and assets that capture their customers’ imaginations and drive results.

Shivinder Gogna
Shivinder Gogna
Shiv is a software developer working at CIW. He comes from a military background and finds the importance in giving back to his community and providing a way for people to reach new grounds. He is a graduate of the University of California, Riverside with a bachelor’s degree is Political Science, Law, and Society. He continued his studies at General Assembly in the Full Stack Web Immersive Program.

Chris Schuhmacher
Chris Schuhmacher
Chris Schumacher spent 17 years in prison where he overcame addiction through exercise — running the San Quentin Marathon twice (105 laps around the yard!) — and underwent a transformative journey of self-discovery, education, rehabilitation and redemption. During his last few years at San Quentin, Chris was selected to be part of The Last Mile. To his surprise, Chris fell in love with coding — he aced the program and started doing projects for some of the biggest tech companies in the world from behind prison walls. He was released in May 2017 and now lives in the Bay Area where he works as a coder and aspiring entrepreneur.
Aly Tamboura
Aly Tamboura
Aly Tamboura is a full-stack software engineer with four years experience in client-side technologies with an emphasis on mobile first, agile web architecture using JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, Jquery, Angular and React. He is a graduate of the Hack Reactor Immersive Program.
Erica Soria
Erica Soria
Erica Soria works as a Classroom Facilitator with TLM students at Folsom Women’s Facility. Previously, Erica worked as a Youth Specialist with the Greater Sacramento Urban League.

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.
Sway Calloway
Sway Calloway
Host of the top rated “Sway in the Morning” on SiriusXM. Already a vanguard radio personality, record producer and hip-hop artist, Sway joined the MTV News team in 2000 and has been front and center for some of music’s biggest moments. Sway is an integral part of MTV News’ annual live-event coverage of the MTV VMAs, Grammy pre-show and the EMAs. Sway also serves as an MTV Executive Producer and brings new programming ideas to the station. He also includes additional duties with MTV2 and host of the weekly MTV Radio syndication show that airs in over 50 plus cities across the country.
His work continues throughout the nation and community where he has been a part of various panels and discussions hosting and moderating on important issues like Hate Crimes, Racism and Education.