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We’re leading
the way in diversifying
the tech talent pool.

“Who We Are” 

At Apprenti, we create alternative pathways to access tech talent and help organizations address digital skills shortages. Through the time-tested model of apprenticeship, we provide economic mobility to underrepresented groups by identifying, training, and placing diverse talent in tech careers. 

Apprenti is an inaugural Department of Labor Apprenticeship Ambassador. We serve on the Advisory Council of Apprenticeships For America. We are proud collaborators with OneTen. We have made a Pledge to Advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the U.S. Registered Apprenticeship System. 

Apprenti is part of the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA). We are proud to share the following WTIA DEI Statement: The values of diversity, equity and inclusion are foundational to our work. We lead, support and learn from our partners to create an innovative vision toward a just and equitable technology sector where all people from diverse backgrounds thrive – not just survive. Our values are anchored in respect, empathy, and cultural humility.

  • We build organizational cultures where inclusiveness is ingrained in the company’s DNA.
  • We challenge our teams, communities, and stakeholders to be courageous in disrupting systemic injustices in the workplace.
  • We learn about and practice cultural humility to understand systemic inequities that impact the lives and futures of those we serve.
  • We model cultural competency for partner organizations by creating space for respectful dialogue across differences.
  • We strengthen our commitment to radical transparency.
Mission & Vision

Apprenti bridges the tech talent and diversity gaps by adapting the time-tested model of apprenticeship to meet evolving workforce needs. Apprenti is igniting a new paradigm to develop untapped talent and strengthen the tech ecosystem nationwide.

What We Do

At Apprenti, we create alternative pathways to access tech talent and help organizations address digital skills shortages. Through the time-tested model of apprenticeship, we provide economic mobility to underrepresented groups by identifying, training, and placing diverse talent in tech careers. Apprenti is an inaugural Department of Labor Apprenticeship Ambassador. We serve on the Advisory Council of Apprenticeships For America.

EEO Statement

Apprenti is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion in the workforce, and is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer. 

We celebrate and consider every applicant without regard to race, color, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, marital status, socio-economic status, veteran status, religion, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by law. 

Apprenti encourages and embraces diverse perspectives and knowledge to attract, grow, and retain talent — strengthening the tech ecosystem nationwide.

Meet the Apprenti Team

Andrea Anderson

Sr. Director of Program Development and Education

Aubony Crenshaw-Alonzo (she/her)

Regional Program Coordinator

Auriana Robin

Assistant Director of Program Operations

Becky Baumann

Commerce Grant Project Manager

Becky DeMatteis

Manager of Program Development and Partner Markets

Belinda Nieves

Vice President of Human Resources, WTIA

Cathy Morgan

Regional Director

Cheri Willis

Senior Manager of Education

Daniel DeGroff

Program Manager

Dedria Brooks

Apprentice Sourcing Manager

Eileen Norton

General Counsel & Special Projects

Emalee Phillipps

Senior Payroll Specialist

Emma MacLean

Accessible Apprenticeship Program Manager
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Jennifer Carlson

Co-Founder, Executive Director, WTIA Workforce Institute & Apprenti

Jill Hasson

Compliance Specialist, Apprenti

Jody Reis

Senior Manager of Education

Joey Jiang

Senior Accountant, WTIA

Kelly Fukai

Vice President, Government and Community Affairs, WTIA

Kyle McAlice

Director of Program Operations

Marie Trudelle

Operations Manager

Melissa A. Rodriguez

Grants Manager, WTIA

Michael Hunter Cochran

Business Analyst

Naoto Onishi

Senior Accountant & Budget Analyst

Natalie Miller

Regional Director

Osama Shams Eddin

Senior Accountant/Financial Analyst, WTIA

Robert te Winkel

Chief Financial Officer

Steve King

Regional Director
Taylor Warmkessel

Taylor Warmkessel

Program Manager

Valerie Fulton-Robinson

Regional Director
Board of Directors
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Jennifer Carlson

Co-Founder, Executive Director, WTIA Workforce Institute & Apprenti

Keith Downer

Co-Founder, My Ready Cash

Kraig Baker

Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine

Margaret Rojas

Assistant Director, North Sound Behavioral Health Administrative Services Organization

Michael Schutzler

CEO, WTIA

Rainer Gawlick

Board Chair, Protolabs
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