Desiree Sideroff, SVP

Desiree Sideroff joined Craft3 in 2010 and is the Consumer Lending Director. She leads the consumer lending business unit which develops and delivers strategic lending products to meet Craft3’s mission in Pacific Northwest communities. In her role at Craft3, Desiree expanded the Clean Water and Energy programs to serve the two-state region and developed a loan to support women transitioning into the fields of computer science and software development.

Prior to joining Craft3, Desiree consulted with nonprofit and local government clients on stabilization and revitalization of low-income communities, including strategies for commercial districts, comprehensive community development and healthy food access. She previously managed economic and community building programs at Bay Area LISC including the San Francisco Invest in Neighborhoods Initiative that leveraged partnerships with private businesses, community-based organizations, local government and the funding community. Desiree has also consulted at Moore, Iacofano, and Goltsman, Inc. where she created sustainable communities, economic development and urban design plans.

Desiree holds a Master’s degree in Urban Studies and Planning from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Certificate in Urban Design and a dual-degree with honors from the University of California, Berkeley in Conservation & Resource Studies and Conflict Resolution.