Alumni in the News


Kari Middleton (LCV 09)

an independent financial advisor at LPL Financial in Palm Desert has received the 2018 NAPA Top Women Advisors Nomination.

December 2015

Congratulations to Cindy Burreson (LCV 2010), for her new position as Catering Manager – Weddings & Social Events at The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa! Cindy may be contacted at (760) 328-5955.

September 2015

Javier Lopez, Class of 2001, just got appointed as Executive Director for Birth Choice of the Desert. He also continues as Adjunct Professor at SBB College and Brandman University.

August 2015

Amy Blaisdell (LCV 10), Communications Director for the City of Palm Springs and Immediate Past President of Women Leaders Forum of the Coachella Valley, (WLF), was recently appointed to the Advisory Board of the Women Leaders Forum and to a second three-year term on the Board of Directors of FIND Food Bank of the Coachella Valley. She also recently joined the Leadership Coachella Valley Alumni Council.

July 2015

Leap Online Marketing Announces The Addition Of Calista Vassios As Digital Marketing Coordinator.

PALM DESERT, CA (July 8, 2015) – Leap Online Marketing, a locally-owned company specializing in website design and online strategic marketing for small to medium-sized businesses, announced today the addition of Calista Vassios as digital marketing coordinator.

In her role, Vassios will support the account managers in search engine optimization, website development, social media, email marketing, and more.

June 2015

Congratulations to all LCV alumni and current students selected for Palm Springs Life Magazine’s 40 under 40, including:

Amir Asfar (LCV 10), Ezekiel Bonillas (LCV 07), Liberty Naud (LCV 14), Bianca Rae (LCV 15), Erin Scott (LCV 12)

Cynthia Radley (09) is now working as Gov’t Grants Manager with Three Square Food Bank in Las Vegas.

Felice Chiapperini, Class of 2011, has been appointed by La Quinta City Council to serve as Commissioner on the Community Services Commission. Felice has also been elected to Board of Directors of the La Quinta Chamber of Commerce.

Toni Merrihew, Class of 2014: “After a lengthy career in the banking industry, I have accepted a new position as CFO with Chandi Group, USA. An exciting company with a bright future!”

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