About us

The Port Workspaces was founded in 2012 by entrepreneur Joel Pool & architect Michael Carilli. The Port reinvents beautiful old spaces to bring new flexibility, resources & community to today’s pioneers. We are proudly Oakland-born and are dedicated to building the economic and social opportunities with the Oakland community. Embark on your next venture at the Port!

Our story

Meet our team

Joel Pool

Co-Founder & CEO

Michael Carilli


Karen Wertman


Leila Luna

Operations Administrator

Alex Rogers

Sales Manager

Joseph Kent

IT and Facilities Director

Fausto Hernandez

Facilities & Maintenance Expert

Charmie Warner

Marketing Manager

Brennan Robinson

Jack London Community Manager

Wendy Woodhead

Kaiser Community Manager

Taune Lyons

Kaiser Community Manager and Wellness Coordinator

Christine Pipkins

Kaiser Community Steward

Taylor Lambert

City Center Community Manager

Lina Ahs

MakerSpace Community Manager

Sabrina Coutinho

Community Associate

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Ready for a career with us?

If no jobs are listed here, don’t be alarmed. We’re always looking for the best and brightest. Think you can bring something to the table that we need? Feel free to let us know!

Get In touch

(510) 444-0770

available weekdays 9:00 am – 5:00 pm