Kabira Stokes is the CEO of Homeboy Recycling, and founder of its predescessor Isidore Electronics Recycling. Kabira holds a Master’s degree in public policy from the University of Southern California with a focus on criminal justice reform and environmental governance. She has consulted for the non-profit Green For All and worked for the City of L.A. as Senior Field Deputy for (then) City Council President Eric Garcetti. She is a graduate of Vassar College with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Spanish. Honors and awards include: CSQ's "Innovation and Technology NextGen 10" (2016), inaugural "Smart on Crime" award by CA Attorney General Kamala Harris (2015), "Women For A New Los Angeles" honoree by the L.A. Alliance for a New Economy (2015), and "50 Under 40 Social Entrepreneur" by the AMEX Foundation (2014).
Chris serves as Chief Operating Officer, focusing on process improvement, systems implementation, financial modeling, QEH&S management, and business development. He has broad experience in waste solutions and reverse logistics, particularly around electronic waste. Chris is passionate about recovering valuable resources from "waste" streams and about increasing the efficiency of reverse supply chains. He has worked with a wide range of organizations, including startups, social enterprises, public corporations, and nonprofits. Chris holds an MBA/MS with high distinction from the University of Michigan, focusing on cleantech strategy and finance along with natural resource economics and management.
Brian is a Chicago raised DIY natured jack of all trades. He spent most of his life studying electronics and mechanics in the field, whether it was building his first computer at age 12, replacing his first transmission at age 15 or building his first synthesizer by 17. After a few years at engineering school he went into business for himself building recording studios and designing and repairing all things electronic. Soon he was working for the midwest’s largest electronics repair shop. After 5+ years of non-stop learning he began to feel unfulfilled with prospects in Chicago and came to California in 2012 looking to be involved in a business that not only has a focus on electronics, but also has a mission with a purpose. One fateful day at the Atwater farmers market lead to a meeting with Kabira Stokes and the rest is history in the making...
Lulu is a proud native Los Angelean who moved north to the Bay Area to earn her Bachelors degree in Media Communications at San Francisco State University. Prior to coming to Isidore, Lulu created and implemented curriculum for an intensive Summer Media Arts program for inner-city youth funded by the Pasadena based non-profit New Vision Partners where she also worked as a tutor and mentor. Lulu has also held management positions within a market research company and a media distribution company, as well as having co-hosted and co-produced a youth oriented social issues radio program on KPFK Los Angeles. She manages the Homeboy Recycling office, accounts payable/receivable, compliance, social media, and logistics.