Cara is WID’s Finance Manager. They oversee Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable processes; federal, state, and international vendor contracts creation; vendor contracts review; grant funding contracts; staff allocations; and they coordinate materials production for the annual audit.
Prior to joining WID in the spring of 2015, Cara worked in the maritime industry as an Accounting Manager. There, in addition to overseeing Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable, they handled the day-to-day accounting activities, assisted with processing weekly large-scale in-house payroll, and became overly familiar with the United States Coast Guard Vessel Maintenance and Repair Contracting (IDIC) system.
Leading the financial operations that support all of WID with accuracy and thorough attention to detail
Born and raised in Berkeley and a Science Fiction enthusiast, Cara has managed overall convention operations for multiple fan-run conventions for over 20 years. They are a voracious reader, a talented story teller, and, to WID’s ever grateful staff, an accomplished baker.