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Tré Braquet

Operations Manager

Tré Braquet is a community-focused local that attended Scotts Valley High School. He went on to San Diego State University where he majored in Business Management and minored in American Politics. During his time at San Diego State he played lacrosse and founded a fraternity. Upon graduating, he decided to return to the area for work and to help take care of his family.

Tré has spent time working with Amazon and Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), before joining the Community Foundation team. Tré has a chest full of marketing experience and has also previously managed IT. At the Community Foundation, he will be managing operations and helping guide IT improvements. Tré loves coaching staff through new technology and making the lives of his colleagues easier.

As a first generation minority college graduate, there were plenty of questions that Tré never quite got answered in regards to his education and professional development. Having witnessed enough negativity, Tré was more than determined to return to his hometown and become a pillar of positivity. He discovered early on that his work must be focused on creating change in his community, not focused on profit. In addition to finding fulfilling employment, Tré sought out coaching youth sports. He wanted to be that role model for the next generation that he never had. Tré was recruited after a year of Pop Warner to Santa Cruz High where he runs the Varsity Lacrosse program and also works as an assistant defensive coach for Varsity Football.

Tré is very excited to contribute to the work of the Community Foundation and to continue fulfilling his drive to make his community a better place.

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Tré is here to help us make smart use of technology, improve our efficiency, and help us adopt new business tools to streamline giving, granting, and collaborating. He's also taking good care of our facility to make sure it's ready when we can welcome the community's return.

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