Director of Finance and Operations
“I was born in China and raised in Hong Kong. After completing high school, I embarked on a journey of independence to pursue higher education in the US. I’ve been residing in the Bay Area for over 20 years. Now, I’m a proud parent of three wonderful children; two have already graduated from YCIS. I am grateful for the YCIS community’s closeness and support, which has nurtured theirs and my journey. Outside of work, I love spending quality time with my family and friends, engaging in Bible study groups, and volunteering at church.”
B.S. Business Administration from San Francisco State University
Year joined YCIS: 2023
“I was born and raised in Malaysia, a tropical and multicultural country. After I graduated from high school, I came to States for my Bachelors degree in Child Development. YCIS is more than a school. I like how all the families bond with all the staff here. Since 2006, I started my journey as an educator with YCIS, along with many talented and wonderful teachers. Being a part of YCIS family, I have witnessed how YCIS becoming a pioneer in education. I am proud to be a part of the YCIS community.”
ECE Site Supervisor Permit
B.A. Child Development from University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Year joined YCIS: 2006
“Born and raised in Okinawa, Japan, I spent my childhood immersed in a rich cultural traditions before relocating to Minnesota during my adolescence. In 2013, my wife and I were captivated by the allure of the San Francisco Bay Area, a region that has now become my home and a constant source of inspiration. I am particularly drawn to the Bay Area’s vibrant culture, pleasant weather, and boundless energy. It offers a so many awe-inspiring landmarks and experiences, which I frequently explore with my wife and two sons.
I have found a similar sense of community and purpose at YCIS, where I am grateful to work alongside a talented team of colleagues and engaged parents. The connections and relationships we build with our students are especially rewarding to me. Their enthusiasm and creativity invigorate our academic environment and serve as daily reminders of what I enjoy about education.
My core philosophy is rooted in the importance of the relationships we build—whether amongst colleagues, students, or parents. I firmly believe that these connections are the pillars upon which we can construct a stronger, more resilient and flourishing community. It is through these bonds that we collectively enrich our lives, enhancing not only our personal growth but also contributing to the betterment of our larger community.”
Bachelor of Science in Organizational Supervision and Leadership, Purdue University.
Master’s Degree in International Management, Thunderbird School of Global Management.
MBA, Indiana University.
Year joined YCIS: 2013