Shaina joined the Blakeley Group as Administrative Assistant in 2017 and moved to Operations in 2020. As Operation Specialist, Shaina works closely with custodians in opening and updating client accounts. She assists clients with move-money and other day to day operational requests. She knows every client is unique and her goal is to see each client’s service expectations are met. She also develops operational procedures and is in charge of keeping the firm’s CRM database and calendar up-to-date. She works closely with the team and provides overall office support, helping to keep things on track and the firm running smoothly.
Shaina is a California native. She was born in Fremont and grew up in the Central Valley. She lived in Florida during her middle and high school years. She moved back to the state in 2010, first to Orange County, and then to the Bay Area so she could attend the Art Institute of California. While working towards a degree in animation, Shaina enjoyed working in the Career Services Center as Administrative Assistant and Lead Tutor. After graduating in 2016, Shaina was Team Lead at Young Art, providing support and training to team members and giving art lessons to children on a drop in basis.
Shaina also has done contracted animation work and currently works independently to create her own comic called “Rocket Lobster”. Shaina has been a hobbyist crafter since the age of four, crafting an array of things using techniques ranging from crochet to sculpting. Learning to sewing at the age of six she makes stuffed animals and costumes. Shaina also enjoys playing Dungeons & Dragons with her friends on weekends.