After receiving her Sociology degree from the University of CA San Diego, Berkley began her career as a teacher in Phoenix, Arizona– teaching bilingual kindergarten and then English as a Second Language to adults. Her love for education and cultures led her to seek employment at Thunderbird School of Global Management, where she learned about international business. Berkley held several positions at Thunderbird. As Client Director of Strategic Projects in the Executive Education Department, she worked with a diverse group of companies in the areas of business and competitive intelligence, business planning, financial modeling, sustainability, curriculum development, and benchmarking best practices. Berkley also obtained her master’s degree in global business from Thunderbird.
After many years at Thunderbird, Berkley decided to join her husband in growing and developing his niche automotive business, Power Window Repair. As Business Manager and CFO, she and her husband took the business from a small, garage based, cash only business, to employing 7 staff, purchasing a commercial building, and doubling revenue in three years.
Although Berkley has continued to serve as CFO part time with Power Window Repair, 3.5 years ago she returned to her home state, California, to learn the family business of rural healthcare. Berkley’s true passion is making a difference for the most vulnerable populations, and rural healthcare provides her the opportunity to do just that. Under her mother’s leadership, she has worked as the Assistant Administrator of two rural clinics and a management company in the central valley of California.
Berkley’s goal is to one day assume leadership of the family business. She is now studying the clinical side of healthcare and is currently attending nursing school to become a Registered Nurse so that, in the future, she can draw from her clinical and applied experiences to make a difference for her patients and staff