Like all great things, Maximo was created in the early 90s by immigrants in New York City. He was raised around the colorful murals and warm sand of Miami where he decided to devote his life to enriching the experiences of others. As a college student, this meant becoming a teacher, so Maximo received his b. Sc. in Education and was a certified educator by the Florida and California Departments of Education.
After moving to Oakland in 2013, he began his career teaching English and STEM in high schools and middle schools across the Bay Area. Disappointed by the lack of resources in the public education system, Maximo shifted his focus to work with non-profit organizations where he created and facilitated curriculum in digital literacy, resume creation, and career networking.
Eventually, Maximo made the leap into the tech world where he helped digital publishers train and scale teams to meet the demands of their users. He’s developed learning solutions for employees at Facebook, Instagram, SoundCloud, and Pandora.
In early 2022, Maximo dove deep into web3 with the launch of Non Fungible Oakland, a decentralized organization that aims to onboard Oakland artists and residents to the blockchain. He also served as Director of Operations for NFT Oakland, a free four-day community web3 onboarding festival. Through these initiatives, he has helped hundreds of Oakland residents create digital wallets and collect their first assets. He is currently a web3 educator working with blockchain-based organizations to create accessible onboarding materials for their employees and the general public.