Leif Erickson has served as YCS executive director since April 2004. He previously worked for over 20 years in corporate marketing in Silicon Valley with biotech and technology firms. Leif began volunteering with YCS in 1995 as a parent supporter. He enjoys building partnerships for YCS with local groups, including: Palo Alto University Rotary Club and other service clubs, First Presbyterian Church and local faith groups, Project Safety Net, YESS Coalition (Youth Empowerment Strategies for Success), Redwood City 2020, and the Shinnyo-en Foundation, as well as Stanford student service organizations. Leif and his wife Sharon have two adult sons and two granddaughters.