The DACA Time Team


Co-founder and CEO

Brook met our Chief Dreamer, Nathali, in 2016. Her story inspired him, so he sought to make her life a little easier. His background is in international relations and government.


Co-founder and Chief Dreamer

Nathali is a product development and design engineer at Honda R&D. As a DACA recipient herself, she is our best connection to the DACA community.


Co-founder and COO

Derek is a Product Management and Social Enterprise geek; he's a Product Manager at Root Insurance, an organizer of the Columbus Product Club and GiveBackHack Columbus, and a founding board member of the Columbus chapter of Conscious Capitalism.


Matthew Nierman

General Counsel

Matt was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 2009 and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio in 2010. He serves as the new member liaison for the Ohio chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Jean-Yves Kasonga Beya

Co-founder and Product Specialist

Jean-Yves is a pharmaceutical validation engineer and is involved in organizing the Congolese community regionally by helping establish representative associations in Lexington, KY and Columbus, OH.

Nicholas Tietz-Sokolsky

Co-founder and Technology Advisor

Nicholas is a software engineer and math nerd who has helped scale multiple startups and is passionate about using his skills for building a better society and improving lives.