Deb Dake-Morrell is a Supervising Program Administrator for Valley Water, where she leads the best team ever! Deb and her team work with the community to resolve violations of the Ordinance that protects the creeks and waterways of Santa Clara County. A highly sensitive issue, she brings her background in conflict resolution and human relations to the job on a daily basis. Deb’s favorite part of the work she does is the people and the reward of doing her part to return creek-side land to its natural habitat.
Marika Krause Ponce, Associate Director of Public Relations, The Tech Interactive. Marika Krause is a former journalist and current communications professional. She currently loves bragging about all the amazing ways The Tech Interactive (formerly The Tech Museum of Innovation) is inspiring the next generation of problem solvers. She co-leads The Tech’s IDEA team (Inclusion Diversity, Equity and Access) and is passionate about connecting with our community.
Julio is a native Californian, and currently resides in Sunnyvale. He attended DeAnza College and San Jose State. Soon after he began his career in Corporates Services and has worked for high tech companies in Fremont and Dublin.He later transitioned into Facilities Management and is currently the Building Site Manager for Oracle’s downtown San Jose location. During his time at Oracle he has been involved in several of Oracle’s South Bay mergers and acquisitions including Pillar, BlueKai, Talari and Pall-era.