Meet Your Sherpas

Database Sherpa is a small team of teacher-practitioners, each devoted to bringing a deep level of technical skills and compassionate guidance to our clients. We're located around the United States and work virtually and on-site with clients, depending on their needs and budget.


Ashima Saigal
Founder & Lead Sherpa

Ashima founded Database Sherpa in 2012 to help organizations find peace with their data. With her background in software development, entrepreneurship, and nonprofit technology, she guides nonprofits towards self-sufficiency with the Salesforce platform.


Bhanudas Tanaka

With more than 20 years of experience as a software developer, project manager, start-up CTO, CIO for a national non-profit, and most recently a practice director, Bhanudas is thrilled to be blazing new paths with the Database Sherpa team.

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Gabriel Vieira

Gabriel is an experienced mentor, teacher, and coach, whose dedication to social and environmental justice has motivated him to help grow capacity in the nonprofit sector. His start in Salesforce was self-directed, much like the clients he now supports.


Trish Perkins

 Trish is based here in the United States, but her consulting and traveling adventures have taken all over the world since the 1970s. She is deeply committed to caring collaboration with her clients and has long been a kindred spirit of Database Sherpa.