Frank Anderson (Senior Project Manager)
Frank was born in San Francisco, CA. He was born to two drug-addicted parents. He was removed from them at two years old and was adopted out to a family in Santa Rosa, CA. He went through a failed adoption. He was put back in the foster care system at 14 years old. He went through 6 different foster care placements. Frank successfully graduated high school in 2011. He currently resides in Sacramento, CA. Frank is the senior project manager. He manages the projects, events, and overall organization.
Ethan Escobedo (Admin Director)
Ethan grew up with 4 brothers, including his twin, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in CA. He was homeschooled through Mountain Oaks throughout grade school. While in high school Ethan and two brothers were placed in foster care. At age 18 he was emancipated from the system and left NorCal to pursue higher education at Santa Barbara City College. His inspiration to advocate for foster youth stemmed from his membership in the Guardian Scholars at SBCC. In 2010 Ethan moved to the SF Bay Area and switched schools to City College of San Francisco where he studied aviation maintenance, technology and electronics and acquiring his GED. In addition to playing for the men's college soccer team and keeping up a very active role in foster care advocacy at the CCSF GS program, he is a member of the San Francisco California Youth Connection chapter. Ethan resides in San Francisco, CA and manages the admin side of Project Blue and is the director for The National Foster Care Awareness Day.
Austin Escobedo (Financial and Fundraising Manager)
Our newest member, Austin, was recruited right out of SFSU Business School graduation top of his class!
Austin went through the foster care system with his older brother Ethan but was able to be placed under his father's care at age 16. Austin also was homeschooled but attended public high school in the Bay Area. After graduating he went to SBCC and received his associate's degree then transferred to SFSU and joined California Youth Connection and the Project Blue team.
Austin is in charge of fundraising and all financial matters. We are very thrilled to have him apart of the Project Blue team.