Green Festival Speakers

Cris Oseguera


Cris Oseguera has been working with individuals and families in Santa Rosa for about 30 years. His love of assisting others began at about age six with basic Spanish to English and English to Spanish translations. Despite the many challenges he and his family endured as immigrants, he was able to complete High School, transfer to Santa Rosa Junior College and then to Cal State Chico, where he obtained his BA in Psychology. The many job positions he has held with various non-profits include: Youth Liaison, Family and Youth Advocate, Case Manager and Transitioning Age Youth Advocate respectively.  He is the founder of "Xinachtli," a proven-successful young man's cultural and identity gang prevention program. He is also the co-founder of North Bay Institute of Green Technology (NBIGT), a non-profit with the mission to provide training, job placement and retention of low-income, unemployed or under-employed persons for green collar careers.