Doug Parrish | President and CEO
After retiring from the NFL and CFL of six years, Mr. Parrish has been a part of the telecommunications and technology industry for over a decade. Mr. Parrish brings a considerable amount of experience ranging from sales, management and ownership. With his innate sales [business] acumen, Mr. Parrish spent four years servicing large and small companies such as Sprint, MFS-Worldcom and Pacific Bell Internet (SBC) where he consistently exceeded quota benchmarks after deregulation. Mr. Parrish grew market share for Pacific Bell High Speed Internet along with Cisco scalable solutions during the dot-com era.
Mr. Parrish was Founder and Board member of IPeffect, a Hosted VOIP wholesaler of Gobeam (now Covad.com), one of the nation’s leaders in VOIP technology (assets sold to Pac West). Focusing on IP, Mr. Parrish was Co-Founder of IP Global Voice (dba Xiptel) which raised $500,000 and later was acquired by New Market Technologies (OTC: NMKT.OB). Mr. Parrish also brings experience in software applications (SaaS) where as he sourced Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) at OpsTechnology (now RealPage.com) on expense management initiatives. Mr Parrish later transitioned his sales expertise to online Attorney/Client matching software applications. Mr. Parrish actively consults for a Venture Capital firm in California bridging relationships and high net worth individuals to decision makers across the country and abroad. Mr. Parrish is an expert at building high revenue producing opportunities that resonate among C-level executives.
Mr. Parrish, a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. attended the University of California at Berkeley and San Francisco State University. Mr. Parrish was privileged to be selected 175th overall into the National Football League (1991) by the New York Jets.
Martin Herzfeld | Vice President of Training and Installations
Martin Herzfeld is a licensed Solar California contractor. He is also a consultant, registered installer, and retailer in California. Martin’s classifications, include solar C46, trenching D56, poles installation D31, – used in multiple pole mount ground mounted solar arrays – and low voltage systems C7 – used in monitoring PV systems performance. Martin has an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 30 certificate for worker safety and versed in the National Electrical Code (NEC) for practical safeguarding. He has achieved the designation as Certified Photovoltaic System Installer from Underwriter Laboratories (UL) and is one of first couple dozen in the world to achieved this designation. He has served as an official subject matter expert for various companies and organizations for photovoltaics. Martin is both a CompTIA Certified Classroom Technical Trainer (CTT+) and an OSHA-Authorized Construction Trainer to issue both the OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 cards. His company, Martin Herzfeld, is a is an accredited business with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Martin Herzfeld is a California Solar Contractor License #833782. Trenching Contractor, Pole Installation and Maintenance, Instrumentation. UL Certified PV Installer #17, OSHA 30, Principal Contract Solar Technical Inspector, OSHA-Authorized Construction Trainer, CompTIA Certified Technical Classroom Trainer (CTT+) #T3NSZCNBBKB4QTQG.
Dr. Caesar A. Churchwell | VP of Veterans and Community Relations
Dr. Churchwell is a well regarded Dentist, Human Rights and Community Activist who for decades has provided dental care services, spearheaded numerous social causes in the African American Community in San Francisco. As on of the few African American dentist in town, he was mostly sought after to cater to the needs of children and adults, the services were most often provided regardless of his clients ability to pay for those services. He also served on the leadership positions on numerous community organizations, including the San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce where is currently serving as the Vice President.
Born November 26, 1932 in Newton Georgia. Dr. Churchwell went on the graduate from Mount Union University in Alliance Ohio, majoring in Biology with a minor in English. During his graduate years, he was an avid sports enthusiast, he played football and maintained several jobs, one being in the Still Mill Plants in Steubenville, Ohio.
After college, Dr. Churchwell served in the U.S. Armed Forces. He left the military to attend Howard University College of Dentistry, where he graduated with a D.D,S degree. Dr. Churchwell practiced dentistry from 1969-2012 in San Francisco, CA.
David Seaborg | Board of Directors
David Seaborg (b.1949) is an evolutionary biologist, as well as a peace activist, and leader in the environmental movement. He serves as Director of the World Rainforest Fund, the Seaborg Open Space Fund, and the Greater Lafayette Open Space Fund. Mr. Seaborg is the son of Helen L. Seaborg and Nobel Laureate Glenn T. Seaborg (who discovered plutonium among many other accomplishments).
David Seaborg conceived–and helped secure passage by the Berkeley City Council–of an ordinance banning the use of old growth rainforest and redwood in all products used by the city of Berkeley. This ordinance also requires all businesses contracting with Berkeley to discontinue using old growth rainforest and redwood in any product or service Berkeley hires businesses to use or perform, or in any product sold to the city. Mr. Seaborg is currently working with the Berkeley City Council to secure passage of an ordinance banning the use of plastic bags in grocery stores, and plastic newspaper wrappers in that city.