Alumni Roster

Class of 2020-2021

Alissa Vatter, Fidelity National Title
Amy Shah, Shah Management
Angela Ferreira, City of La Quinta
Austin Beneteau, Modern Woodment
Brandon Marley, GCVCC
Brian Jibben, Osborne Rincon CPA’s
Brittney Sowell, TOP Printing
Brooke Beare, Gulf Coast Broadcast (KESQ)
Carmentina Lozano, Imperial Western Products
Chip Shenkan, New Press Gazette KESQ-TV
Cristyne Moore, Pacific Western Bank
Elizabeth Kimball, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Eric Mosser, Edward Jones
Isauro Meza, Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest
Jeff Jones
Jeffrey Schlund, Betty Ford Center
Jennifer Shimmin, Coachella Valley Water District
Jerremy Sage, JNS Next
Jonathan Wynne, Desert AIDS Project
Kahlia Gainey, Greater Palm Springs CVB
Kristina Burton, Southern California Edison
Laura James, Coachella Valley Economic Partnership
Mel Robertson, De-Cluttering Spaces
Myra Guzman, The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
Neftali Galarza, CA Alliance for Renewable Energy Solutions
Nicole Trigg, RevitalU International
Patrick Sheehan, Renova Energy Corp.
Patrick Somers, General Air Conditioning & Plumbing ::: General Air Conditioning and Plumbing
Robin Keegan, Desert Arc
Ross Stout, KUD Properties
Shaun Murphy, Slovak, Baron, Murphy & Pinkney LLP
Sheri Barons, FirstBank
Tiffany Dalton, Tiffany Dalton
Trina Gonzales-Alesi, Desert Sands Unified School District
Veronica Tapia, City of Palm Desert

Class of 2019

  • Johnny Anderson, Operations Manager, Desert Best Friend’s Closet
  • Kevin Arellano, Senior Supervisor, Southern California Edison
  • Kelli Biello, Development Manager, Distinguished Events, Americn Cancer Society
  • Thomas Burns, Executive Director, Oldtown Artisan Studios
  • Paul Clowers, Director of Development & Marketing, The Joslyn Center
  • Larry Davis, Vice President, Forest Lawn Memorial Parks & Mortuaries
  • Monica Duarte, Senior Auditor, Osborne Rincon CPAs
  • Elisa Escobar, Membership & Admissions Manager, The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens
  • Debbie Espinosa, President / CEO, FIND Food Bank
  • Angela Fasano, Lead, Water Management Specialist II, Coachella Valley Water District
  • Jacqueline Faulkner, Community & Membership Liaison, Desert Valley Builders Association
  • Jerry Fogelson, Founder / CEO, Fogelson Properties
  • Oscar Fonseca, Student Support Coordinator, One Future Coachella Valley
  • Carla Fremlin, Manager Alumni Relations & Recovery Support, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
  • Charles Gallagher, Senior Counsel, Slovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney LLP
  • Heather Greenwood, Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway
  • Kyle Gritters, Vice President, Vintage Associates
  • Kristin Hermann, CFO / Managing Director, Hermann Design Group, Inc
  • Tung Hsieh, Project Engineer, The Altum Group
  • Rebecca Johnson, News Director, Gulf California Broadcast Company
  • Arthur Kimball, Principal – Alternative Education, Riverside County Office of Education
  • Karen Lambrose, Senior Loan Officer, Envoy Mortgage
  • Carol Lara, Residency Coordinator, Eisenhower Health
  • Andi Mallen, REALTOR Associate, Keller Williams
  • Caroline Maloney, Director, Institutional Grants, College of the Desert
  • Brigid McCarthy, Art Teacher, Gerald Ford Elementary School
  • Amber Molina, Human Resources Specialist, City of Palm Desert
  • Joshua Mulligan, Partner / Owner, Wilkerson & Mulligan, PC
  • Debra Mumm, Founder / Director, CREATE Center for the Arts
  • Kereen Nugen, Sales Coordinator, Desert Champions LLC – Indian Wells Tennis Garden
  • Dorrinda Polzer, Loan Processor, Pacific Western Bank
  • Todd Rhoden, President / CEO, Palm Desert Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Diana Rosas, Associate Governmental Program Analyst, Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy
  • Heddy Salerno, President, Inside Plants, Inc
  • Kim Scanlan, Project Director, Women’s Business Center
  • Jim Schmid, Director of Operations, The Lakes Country Club
  • Danae Sheehan, Associate Director of Destination Services, Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitor Bureau
  • Diana Soto, Account Executive, Alpha Media Palm Springs
  • Elizabeth Storby, Project Manager, Priority Lighting
  • Thomas Tarr, Director of Client Development, Desert AIDS Project
  • Jerry Upham, General Manager, KESQ TV
  • Jennifer Van Horn, Economic Development Coordinator, 29 Palms Band of Mission Indians
  • Gilbert Villalpando, Assistant to the City Manager, City of La Quinta
  • Kathrene Wales, Director of Development, Desert Arc
  • Brian Ward, Partner, Wilson Meade Commercial Real Estate
  • Norman Williams, Realtor, KUD Properties
  • Travis Wilson, District Manager, ADP
  • Tatiana Yturralde, Director of Community Relations, West Coast Cannabis Club

Class of 2018

  • Janella Andrews, CPA, Supervisor, Lund & Guttry, LLP
  • Oumayma Araqi Tadlaoui, Service Manager, Renova Energy
  • Alex Bleza, Family Preservation Services Manager, Torres Martinez Tribal TANF
  • Cary Boisvert,Supervisor – Mortuary & Crematory, Forest Lawn Coachella Valley
  • Ashley Busenius Coy, Windmill City Screen Printing
  • Anthony Caronna, Associate, Wilson Meade Commercial Real Estate
  • Lynn De Anda, Assistant Director of Licensed Programs,Desert Arc
  • Stephen Duckworth, VP Wealth Manager, Charles Schwab
  • Dee Eckman, Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
  • Chelsea Edwards, Member Engagement & Programs Manager, Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce
  • Beatrice Eslamboly, Account Executive, CV Strategies
  • Erin Eslinger, Marketing Director, The Rilington Group
  • Stacy Estrada, Outreach Specialist – Student Support Svcs, College of the Desert
  • Ruben Franz, Building Inspector Supervisor, City of Indio
  • Chelsea Healey, Associate Attorney, Slovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney LLP
  • Bobby Hendrix, Audit Manager, Osborne Rincon, CPA
  • Dan Hengstler, Director of National Accounts, Priority Lighting
  • Matt Herrera, Information Technology Specialist,The Altum Group
  • Heather Horning, Sr. Management Analyst, City of Palm Desert
  • Vincent Kambe, Director / Doctor of Physical Therapy, Avid Physical Therapy / Movement For Life
  • Rebecca Kirkpatrick, Business Analyst, Greater Palm Springs CVB
  • Krystal Kusmieruk, Social Media Manager, Greater Palm Springs CVB
  • Kathy Lambert, Senior Manager, Membership & GuestRelations, The Living Desert
  • Amanda Lucas, Office Specialist II, Mission Springs Water District
  • Arielle Maccio, Standards Compliance Coordinator, State of California – Canyon Springs
  • Mary Marx, Associate Broker, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
  • Ashley Metzger, Outreach & Conservation Manager, Desert Water Agency
  • Joel Montalvo, Assistant Director of Engineering Services, City of Palm Springs
  • Eric Morcus, Owner, Kaiser Grille Palm Desert
  • Michael Mortenson, Financial Advisor, Cypress Wealth Services
  • Carole Motz, Director of Marketing, Motz-Rusin Insurance Agency
  • Cameron Moulton, Director of Training & Development, Christopher’s Clubhouse
  • Joanne Ohanesian, Destination Development Coordinator, Greater Palm Springs CVB
  • Niamh Ortega, Administrative Secretary, City of Palm Desert
  • Donna Ortiz, Membership Development, Palm Desert Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Heather Partida, Concierge/Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
  • Roshan Patel, Sales Manager, The Living Desert
  • Maureen Perry, Education Specialist, Coachella Valley Water District
  • Paula Roberts, Senior Loan Processor, Pacific Western Bank
  • Kerrie Saad, Area Director, Young Life Desert Cities
  • Jamie Steinberg, Owner, Mint Modern Marketing

Class of 2017

  • Rudy Acosta, Development, Consultant
  • Laurie Baldwin
  • Marilyn Bauer, Realtor, CRS, Bennion Deville Homes
  • Susan Butler, Kinetix Health & Performance Center, Director of Business Strategy and Spa Services
  • Matthew Campos, Desert Best Friend’s Closet, Director of Development & Programs
  • Andrew E. Castro
  • Bill Chiaravalle, Brand Navigation, Principal & Creative Director
  • Bennie Crivellaro, Director Facilities Operations – Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
  • Dawn Elliott, Account Manager, Cord Media Company
  • Katie Evans, Coachella Valley Water District, Conservation Manager
  • Joy Fields, J Russell Salon, Hairstylist
  • Jeff Fishbein, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Realtor
  • Brad Fuhr, GayDesertGuide.com/Oasis Marketing Group, Founder & Publisher
  • Sarah Goslin, Destination Services Manager, Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Erica Harnik, Building Industry Association, Riverside Chapter, Coachella Valley Senior Representative
  • Chad Hilligus, Senior Manager / Producer, McCallum Theatre
  • Jay Kanner, First Foundation Bank, VP Branch Manager
  • Brian Kephart, City of Rancho Mirage, Senior Code Compliance Officer
  • Doug Kinley, The Altum Group, Planning Technician
  • Erin Klink, Pacific Western Bank, HOA Client Service Officer
  • Amy Kudlac, KUD Properties, Owner
  • Valentine Llort, Rancho Mirage Library, Librarian
  • Tammy Martin, Friends of the Desert Mountains, Executive Director
  • Deborah McGarrey, Southern California Gas Company, Public Affairs Manager
  • Davis Meyer, Partnership Manager, Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Brianna Miller, Voices for Children, Senior Advocacy Supervisor
  • Mike Monroe,VP Business Banking, Capital One Global
  • Angelique Ontiveros, Director of Business Services & Facilities, Desert Arc
  • Agam Patel, University of California Riverside – Palm Desert Center, Associate Director of Programs
  • Alexandra Pierce, KESQ and CBS Local 2 TV Station, Reporter / Anchor
  • Milo Rivera, McAuliffe & Co. Architects, Architectural Associate
  • Aurora Saldivar, Communications Director, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia – District 56
  • Jay Sant, Sant Made, Owner / Creative Director
  • Nelva Segura, Office Specialist, Palm Springs Unified School District
  • Lauren Shields, Shields Residential, Office Manager
  • Thomas Smith, Author / Writer
  • Gene Snook, Osborne Rincon Certified Public Accountants, CPA / Tax Manager
  • Thomas Soule, City of Palm Desert, Tourism & Marketing Manager
  • Abby Sturgeon, Marketing Manager, Renova Solar
  • Mike Verbitski, Senior Director, Strategy & Business Development – Dignity Health
  • Joe Wallace, Coachella Valley Economic Partnership, CEO
  • Spencer Way, Northwestern Mutual, Wealth Management Advisor
  • Dennis Woods, R2d Design
  • Greg Young, W.D. Young & Sons, VP of Development
  • Rob Zwemmer, Zwemmer Realty Group, President

Class of 2016

  • Shawn Abramowitz, Local Sales Manager, Gulf California Broadcasting – KESQ
  • Chris Bennett, Marketing Manager, Servpro Palm Springs & Indian Wells
  • Michelle Bleza, Manager of Career & College Access Pathways – College of the Desert
  • Keith Blomgren, Broker Associate, Windermere Real Estate
  • Diane Carmony, Communications Specialist, Coachella Valley Water District
  • Manny Cervantes, General Sales Manager, Gulf California Broadcasting
  • Jaclyn Chapnick, Account Executive, Cord Media Company
  • Johnny Coladonato, Account Executive, Lamar
  • Cheryl Curley
  • Mark Daniels, Architectural Designer, McAuliffe & Co. Architects
  • Jeff Gonzalez, Outreach Pastor, Southwest Church
  • Chip Gremillion, Realtor, HOM Sotheby’s Int’l Realty
  • Evy Hanson, Owner, Leap Online Marketing
  • Corry Hunter, CPA, Osborne Rincon CPAs
  • Mahasti Islami, Marketing & Sponsorship Director, The Gardens on El Paseo
  • Estee Jaacovi
  • Linda Jessie, Owner, ProWatch Senior Care Services
  • Geoff Johansen, Area Manager, J.R. Simplot Company
  • Andrea Madrigal, Chief Professional Officer, Boys & Girls Club of Palm Springs
  • Janet Malachowsky, Financial Adivsor / Associate Vice President, Morgan Stanley
  • Matt Marianno, Associate Attorney, Slovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney
  • MD McLean, General Counsel & Business Affairs, MJM Holdings
  • Glenn Miller, District Director, State Senate of California
  • Patti O’Toole, Christopher’s Clubhouse
  • Patricia Riley, Director of Community Relations & Marketing, Vista Cove at Rancho Mirage
  • Greg Rodriguez for State Assembly
  • Steven Shields, Owner, Shields Residential
  • Kristin Staszek, Step by Step Dance Studio
  • Troy Strange, Project Manager, Desert Recreation District
  • Erin Sullivan, Branch Manager / Asst VP, Robert Half
  • Kevin Swartz, Associate Planner, City of Palm Desert
  • Johnny Terfehr, Code Compliance Officer, City of Palm Desert
  • James Tourje, Owner, Vintage Electric
  • Jen Trevino, Behavioral Health Specialist II, Riv Co Mental Health Dept
  • Galina Tucker, Branch Operations Supervisor, Pacific Western Bank
  • Samantha Tweddell, Executive Director, Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce
  • Alanna Udcoff, Director of Development, California Desert Trial Academy
  • Ashley Vertuno, Chief Operating Officer, Westside Regional Medical Center
  • Marquies Weaver, Alpha Omega Contracting & Design
  • Sean Webb, Assistant Principal, Palm Desert High School
  • Marissa Willman, Director of Digital Marketing, Greater Palm Springs CVB
  • Amber Wright, Planner, Southern California Edison
  • Justin Dale Young, Financial Advisor, Alpha Wealth Management

Class of 2015

  • Javad Aghaloo, Shadow Hills Dental Group, Owner
  • Micaiah Anderson, US Bank Home Mortgage, District Sales Manager
  • Joe Brutto, Vistage International,Chair
  • Eric Ceja, City of Palm Desert, Associate Planner
  • Emily Cheley, Betty Ford Center, Admissions Manager
  • Heather Coladonato, Co-Owner/Founder, CREATIVO
  • Crista Collins, Crista Collins, VP Business Development, Brain Health Restoration
  • Karen Creasey, Health and Wellness Motivation
  • Lorna Curtis, Owner, Curtis Personalized Tax Services LLC
  • Lisa Diffey, Infitinty Pilates, Owner
  • Armando Ehrenzweig, GetinMotion!, Event Planner
  • Katelyn Empey, Slovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney, Associate Attorney
  • Heather Engel, Director of Communications for Association, California Water Agencies
  • Beverly Fitzgerald, Tarbell, Realtors, Realtor
  • John Garcia, Employer Resource Group & Insurance, President
  • Marty Hartley, Habitat for Humanity Coachella Valley, Executive Director
  • Jamie Humphrey, Coachella Valley Brewing Co, Director / Co-Owner
  • Bob Iglehart, RBC Wealth Management, Sr Vice President
  • Brett Klein, Desert AIDS Project, Events & Retail Marketing Manager
  • Troy Kudlac, KUD Properties, President
  • Jim Lassak, A Cut Above, Owner
  • Amy Lawrence, Management Analyst – City of Palm Desert
  • Dana Lefever, Supervisor
  • Brian McDonald, Southern California Edison, Tribal Liaison
  • Steven Miller, Partner, Miller & Mehr
  • Mika Moulton, Christopher’s Clubhouse, Executive Director
  • Eric Newman, CSUSB – Palm Desert Campus, Professor of Marketing
  • Lee Osborne, Osborne Rincon Certified Public Accountants, President
  • Rachel Palmer, UCR Palm Desert Campus, Events Manager
  • Mike Peroni, The Altum Group, President
  • Valerie Powers Smith, Slovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney, Esquire
  • Bianca Rae, News Reporter – Spectrum News LA
  • Catherine Robinson, Cord Media, Account Executive
  • Steve Sanchez, Executive Vice President, Wilson Meade Commercial Real Estate
  • Sarah Scheideman, Coachella Valley Art Scene, Executive Director
  • Sara Snow, Snow Angel Network, President/CEO
  • Marci Spearman, Security Bank of California, Branch Manager
  • Donna Sturgeon, Human Health Initiative, Executive Director
  • Rob Tanner, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Advisor
  • Nila Tatum, Franz Tatum Wealth Management, Financial Advisor
  • Matt Trethewey, Dove Printing, Production Manager
  • Sara Weaver, Desert Sun Media Group, Sales Manager, Enterprise Accounts
  • Chad Wood, Desert Sands Unified School, District Director of Classified Personnel
  • Judy Zeigler, Windermere Real Estate, Realtor

Class of 2014

  • Betsy Adamson
  • Stephen Aryan, Risk Manager, City of Palm Desert
  • Jen Barber, Founder / Executive Director, The Talk Institute
  • Brooke Baxley, Real Estate Agent, Keller Williams Realty
  • Paula Bertone, VP/Branch Operations Manager, Pacific Western Bank
  • Amber Brown, Marketing Coordinator, Vistage
  • Tonya Carnevale, Office Manager / Project Coordinator, The Altum Group
  • Robert Evans, Attorney, Anderholt Whittaker LLP
  • Todd Flood, Owner, Maracas Restaurants
  • Randy Florence, Regional Vice President, US Bank
  • Bert Garland, Investment Broker, Windermere Commercial
  • Jen Henning, Public Arts & Special Projects Coordinator, City of Palm Springs
  • Lisa Jimenez, Executive Director, Braille Institute
  • Sabby Jonathan, President / Owner, Jonathan & Associates, Inc
  • Nadine Koehler, Development Associate – Palm Springs Int’l Film Festival
  • Mike Lefever, Manager, Imperial Western Products
  • Risseth Lora, Senior Account Executive, Cord Media Company
  • John Mahoney, Owner, Revenue Recovery Solutions
  • Michael Meade, Vice President, Wilson Johnson Commercial Real Estate
  • Toni Merrihew, Chief Financial Officer, Chandi Group, USA
  • Liberty Naud, Founder / President, Science Math & Robotic Technology Education (SMaRT)
  • Jeffrey Norman, Director of Communications & Public Affairs, McCallum Theatre
  • Alexis Ortega, Director of Community Engagement, the LGBT Community Center of the Desert
  • Nyla Patzner, Realtor, Sotheby’s International Realty
  • Connie Pimentel, Director of Administrative Services, Desert Arc
  • Andrew Portener, Digital Marketing Manager, JNS Next Creative & Media Hub
  • Ernie Rios, Executive Director – Pathways to Success, Coachella Valley Economic Partnership
  • Sharon Rogers, Real Estate Agent, Bennion Deville Homes
  • Trish Sisneros, Food & Beverage Manager, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
  • Rose Swearingen, Founder / Executive Director, Life’s Journey Center
  • Matthew Todd, Operations Manager, Xavier College Preparatory High School
  • Debi Tryon, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
  • Kyle Wagner, Assistant Director – CViHUB, Coachella Valley Economic Partnership
  • Nona Watson, CEO, Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce

Class of 2013

  • Amy Brassard, Equity Sales Assistant, KeyBanc Capital Markets
  • Cathy Brown, President, CB Wealth Management Group
  • Jason Cabanyog, Division Manager, Imperial Western Products
  • Chris Cunningham, Recycling Manager, Palm Springs Disposal Services
  • Jennifer Cusack, Public Affairs Region Mgr, Southern California Edison
  • Barry Dayton, Director Marketing & Communications, Desert AIDS Project
  • Juan De Lara, Risk Manager, Federated Insurance
  • Terry Deeringer, Director of HR & Risk Mgmt, City of Indio
  • Brad Donais, Principle, Heptagon Seven Consulting
  • Robin Dufault, Realtor, Windermere Commercial Real Estate
  • Mike Firman, Owner, Dove Printing
  • Malcolm Gochioco, Owner, Golf Cars & Electric Vehicles
  • Greg Gritters, President, Managing Partner, Vintage Associates
  • Greg Grub, Western Regional Sales Director, Stewart Title Guarantee Co
  • David Hermann, Management Analyst, City of Palm Desert
  • Shawn Isaac, Founder / CEO, BlueAce
  • Stone James, Marketing Consultant, Land Advisors Organization
  • Wendy Jonathan, Desert Sands Unified School District
  • Christopher Kidney, Project Architect, Holiday Properties
  • Holly Lassak, Owner, Massage Envy Spa
  • Amber Lembo, Senior Associate, Client Service at Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors
  • Nicole Lucas, Account Executive, Cord Media Company
  • Kirby Maus, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Dig Down Deep
  • Christy McCabe, Catering Sales Manager, Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa
  • Ruth Ann Moore, Economic Development Manager, City of Palm Desert
  • Nicole Ortiz, Owner / Doctor, Live Well Clinic
  • Helene Photias, Children’s Program Manager, Betty Ford Center
  • David Prest, President, Prest Vuksic Architects
  • Jon Swearingen, Director of Business Development, Life’s Journey Center
  • John Thompson, Manager / Senior Engineer, Young Engineering Services
  • Julie Warren, Library Services & Public Relations Manager, Palm Springs Public Library
  • Stephanie Weisman, Attorney, Cosgrove Cosgrove & Humphrey
  • Jennifer Weng, Account Coordinator, Cord Media Company
  • Diane Williams, Associate Broker, Windermere Real Estate

Class of 2012

  • Mark Anthony, Loan Officer, Reverse Mortgage Works / CS Financial
  • Tony Bagato, Principal Planner, City of Palm Desert
  • Mary Battin, Sustainability Officer, Operation Safehouse
  • Lori Carney, Human Resource Manager, City of Palm Desert
  • Ruben Diaz, Code Enforcement Officer III, County of Riverside
  • Mike Duran, President, Duran’s Termite & Pest Control, Inc.
  • Jeff Goad, Scheduling General Supervisor, Southern California Edison
  • John Greenwood, Designer/Project Manager, Prest Vuksic Architects
  • Alma Guajardo, Pacific Western Bank
  • Jan Harnik, City Councilmember, City of Palm Desert
  • David Herrlinger, Vice President, Hot Purple Energy
  • Liz Hile, Curator of Animals, The Living Desert
  • David Humphrey, Partner, Cosgrove, Cosgrove & Humphrey
  • Josahan Jaime-Santacruz, Operations Manager, Robin Hood Archery
  • Matt Johnson, Founding Partner, Wilson Johnson Commercial Real Estate
  • Steve Little, President/CEO, Claro
  • Diana Marlo, Marketing Director, Desert European Motorcars, Ltd.
  • Mike Murrell, PHD Insurance Brokers
  • Alan Pace, Sr. Associate, Geologist/ VP, Petra Geotechnical
  • Stacey Petrie, Director of Case Management, Betty Ford Center
  • Carl Phillips, Dean, College of the Desert
  • Paul Potter, MLS/CIE Manager
  • Karen Riley, Executive Director, S.C.R.A.P. Gallery
  • Enda Rodriguez, Operations Manager, Indio Chamber of Commerce
  • Jason Schneider, CPA, Staff Accountant, Osborne Rincon CPAs
  • Erin Scott, Marketing & PR Manager, The Living Desert
  • Jack Srebnik, Owner, The Slice Pizzeria & Ristorante
  • Marlo Stil, Financial Advisor, MetLife Rancho Mirage
  • Nick Thompson, Relationship Manager/AVP, California Bank & Trust
  • Tanya Torno, Resident Services Coordinator, Economic Development Agency – County of Riverside
  • Elli Tourje, Vintage Electric Solar
  • Brian Tremblay, Owner, Aladdin Door & Gate Inc.
  • Calista Vassios, Special Events Coordinator, SafeHouse of the Desert
  • Jessica Walke, Sales & Marketing Manager – JNS Next
  • Ron Willison, Major Gifts Manager, Desert Aids Project

Class of 2011

    • Mike Adams, Principal, M.L.Adams Insurance Services
    • Jamie Afsar, Store Manager, Ivan’s Blinds and More
    • James Bazua, Principal, The Altum Group
    • Lesa Bodnar, Executive Services Administrator, Coachella Valley Economic Partnership
    • Christina Canales, Assistant Engineer, The City of Palm Desert
    • Sabrina Cervantes, Assembly Member – California State Assembly
    • Felice Chiapperini, Manager, Field Services, Braille Institute
    • Joyce Donaldson
    • Vince Downey, Head of School, Calvary Christian School
    • Betsy Farver-Smith, National Development Officer, Betty Ford Center
    • Anna Frost, Account Executive, Time Warner Cable
    • Matthew Gonda, Senior Accountant, Maryanov Madsen Gordon & Campbell, CPA’s
    • Tamara Hedges, Chief Financial & Administrative Officer, UCR – Palm Desert Campus
    • Brandt Kuhn, CFP® Managing Director, Partner at Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors
    • Shelley Licata, VP Business Development, Pacific Western Bank
    • Leslie Locken

, Business Manager, Old Town La Quinta

  • Paul MacKey, Legal Affairs Representative, Cabazon Band of Mission Indians
  • Daniel Mahoney, Realtor, RE/MAX Consultant
  • Gloria Margarita, Executive Director, Reynaldo J. Carreon M.D. Foundation
  • Scott Matas, Owner, The UPS Store
  • Matt McPherson, Energy Consultant, Renova Solar
  • Susan Miller, President, Desert Christian News
  • Gigi Muth, Director of Development, Visiting Nurse Association
  • Louise Oppenheim, Second Vice President, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
  • David Peet, President, KVCR PBS
  • Carol Pipitone, Financial Advisor, Palomar Financial Services
  • Joseph Pradetto, Board Assistant Supervisor, John J Benoit
  • Angela Quintana, Outreach Advocate, Shelter From The Storm
  • Kathy Rhodes, Salesperson, Keller Williams Realty
  • Matt Rifkin, Energy Consultant, HelioPower
  • Jennifer Shaw, Region Manager Local Public Affairs, Southern California Edison
  • Lisa Soccio, Assistant Professor/Gallery Director, College of the Desert
  • Dennis Stratton, Independent Realtor, Independent Realtor
  • Meegan Sullivan, Operations Manager, Proper Solutions
  • Jared Trawick, Marketing Manager, Imperial Western Products
  • Jill Tremblay Esq., Attorney, Best Best & Krieger
  • Hugh Van Horn, Branch Manager, International City Mortgage
  • Katherine Villegas, Account Manager, Cord Media
  • Scott Wilson, Founding Partner, Wilson Johnson Commercial Real Estate

Class of 2010

  • Amir Afsar, President, Afsar Law Group A.P.C.
  • Cindy Burreson, Catering Manager – Weddings & Social Events, The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
  • Krisann Bacon, Local Sales Manager, Time Warner Media Sales
  • Amy Blaisdell, Communications Director, City of Palm Springs
  • Cindy Burreson, Events Consultant, Classic Party Rentals – Palm Desert
  • Mike Chedester, Curator of Education, The Living Desert
  • Ginger Cowan, Assistant Vice President, Pacific Western Bank
  • Luz Gonzalez, Operations Manager, El Paseo Bank
  • Jason Gorski, Certified Financial Planner/Advisor, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
  • Laura Green
  • Kerry Hendrix, Executive Director, Desert Business Association
  • Melanie Hinrichs, Group Sales/Community Business, Indian Wells Tennis Garden
  • Chris Holmes, Vice President, FirstBank
  • Jennifer James
  • Lisa Karr, Pringle Insurance Services
  • Rick Leson, Director of Sales, Palm Springs Convention Center
  • Christy Majors, VP Business Banking, Bank of Southern California
  • Richard Malacoff, Principal Planner – The Altum Group
  • Nena McCullough, Systems Analyst, Southern California Edison
  • Michele Mician, Sustainability Manager, City of Palm Springs
  • Pam Munter, Retired, Munter & Castles Clinical Psych.
  • Ben Papinaw
  • Revae Reynolds
  • Rick Shelley, Director – Information Management, Betty Ford Center
  • Carolyn Stark
  • Christine Stein (Blue), Online Marketing, Leeds & Son Fine Jewelers
  • Ryan Stendell, Senior Management Analyst, City of Palm Desert
  • Alana Townsend
  • Trent Trawick, Division Manager, Imperial Western Products, Inc.
  • Lena Wade, Attorney-at-Law, Slovak Baron & Empey LLP
  • Josh Zipperman, Associate, Burke Rix Communications

Class of 2009

  • April Acker, Real Estate Broker
  • Mitch Blumberg,
  • Kimberly Bowers, Communications Director, Mojave Desert Land Trust
  • David Brinkman, Executive Director, Desert AIDS Project
  • Chris Brooks, Project Manager, The Penta Building Group
  • Megan Brown
  • Eddie Cedeno
  • Robin Costello, Owner, Eventertainment, LLC
  • Shelley Daily, Development Director, Joslyn Center
  • John Dolan, Attorney-at-Law, Dolan Law Offices
  • Wes Faris
  • Susan Francis, Chief Executive Officer, Health Families Foundation
  • Doug Franklin, Vice President, The Altum Group
  • Debbie Frazer, Independent Sales Director, Mary Kay Cosmetics
  • Connie Golds, President & Co-Founder, Desert Best Friend’s Closet
  • Lyn Hartley, Administration, KevaWorks, Inc
  • Lynn Hawks, Owner, Circle Take Media
  • Dan Hewitson, General Manager, Morgan Run Country Club
  • Scott Hines, Principal, Mercury Advocates
  • Elaine Holmes, Owner, PJ’s Desert Trophies & Gifts
  • John Jaramillo, Dean EWD & Business Sciences, Saddleback College
  • Sue Knollenberg, Director of Major Gifts, CSUSB Palm Desert Campus
  • Jim Latting, Retired
  • Trisha LeCompte, Director Sales Operations, Phoenix Energy Technologies
  • Kari Middleton, Wealth Specialist, LPL Financial Services
  • Cynthia Radley, Executive Director, The Valley Partnership
  • Richard Ramhoff, Director of Marketing, Desert Regional Medical Center
  • Rebecca Rizzo, Media Consultant, Yellow Book
  • Natalie Russo, Senior Vice President, First Bank
  • Deborah Schwartz, Management Analyst / Public Art, City of Palm Desert
  • Paula Tapia, HOA Client Services Officer, Pacific Western Bank
  • Tonita Valencia-Langdon
  • Desire Washington, Director of Training, Betty Ford Center
  • Brian Whitley, Attorney-at-Law, Best Best & Krieger, LLP
  • Sabrina Yakovich, National Sales Manager Southern Region, Palm Springs Convention Center

Class of 2008

  • Toni Lawrence, Director of Development School of Public Policy, UC Riverside
  • Kathleen Ahlgren, Owner, Hemmingway Group
  • Susan Ausman, Attorney, Susan W. Ausman
  • Debra Beck
  • Dale Cook, Community Development Administrator, City of Palm Springs
  • Nicole Ebarb
  • Wade Ellis, Interim Dean of Business Services, Mt San Jacinto College
  • Eileen Eske, Branch Manager / VP, Pacific Premier Bank
  • Armine Franco
  • Donna Gomez, Visitor Center Manager, Palm Desert Visitor Center
  • Jennifer Gomez, CPA, Palm Desert Tax
  • Todd Goodwin, Vice President, Health Insurance Network
  • Mark Greenwood, Public Works Director, City of Palm Desert
  • Joe Hahn, Attorney, Law Offices of Joseph Hahn
  • Robert Haines, Supervisor, Southern California Edison
  • Mary Hansen-Faris
  • Cynthia Hernandez, City Clerk, City of Indio
  • Michael Hoag
  • Allison Kent
  • Peggy Sue Lane, First American Title
  • Toni Lawrence, Assoc. Director of Development, CHASS, University of California, Riverside
  • Sean Lockyer, President, Studio AR&D Architects
  • Linda Long, Account Executive, Lamar Outdoor Advertising
  • Leisa Lukes, Cannabis Licensing Manager, City of Cathedral City
  • Courtney McShay, Admissions Director, Betty Ford Center
  • Bill Murphy
  • Larry Pughe
  • Jennie Rayner, Development & Marketing Director, Health to Hope Clinics
  • Lisa Slam, Marketing Director, Palm Springs Air Museum
  • Bob Smith, President/CEO, elS Business Solutions
  • Cheryl Starenchak
  • Tracy Tremblay, Vice President, Pacific Western Bank
  • Matthew Tobias
  • Norma Van Horn, Trust Administration Officer, Wells Fargo
  • Mark Weerasinghe

Class of 2007

  • Wesley Ahlgren, President, Stonebridge Capital Partners
  • David Archer, President/CEO, La Quinta Chamber of Commerce
  • Ezekiel Bonillas, Managing Director, Coachella Valley Economic Partnership
  • Jim Bruner, Financial Advisor, UBS Financial Services, Inc.
  • Andrea Carter, Andrea Carter & Associates
  • Kathy DeRosa
  • Dianne Downey, Vice President/General Manager, KMIR TV6
  • Alison Elsner, CEO, United Way of the Desert
  • Robin Firman
  • Stephanie Greene, Owner/CFO, FG Creative
  • Kenneth Gregory, Attorney, Law Offices of Kenneth C. Gregory
  • Kurt Jaeger
  • Jason Janke, Director of Golf, Paradigm Pacific
  • Craig Kilday, Chief Deputy, Retired Riverside County Sheriff
  • Lianne Littell, Private Client Advisor, Wells Fargo Bank
  • John Loera
  • Kathleen McEntee, President, Kathleen McEntee & Associates
  • Becky Moreno, Executive Director, Variety – the Children’s Charity of the Desert
  • Darlene Murphy
  • Ken Napper, Passed away November 2008
  • Carrie Oliphant, Senior Engineer, Coachella Valley Water District
  • Judi Olivas, Director of Development & Marketing, Joslyn Center
  • Patricia Omote-White
  • Mike Osgood, Managing Director, Global Sales, Preferred Golf
  • Kristie Porter
  • Naran Reitman, Law Offices of Naran Reitman
  • Elizabeth Romero
  • Elisa Schwartz, Partner, The Practice CPAs
  • Darren Slackman, Managing Broker, Black Commercial, Inc
  • Katie Thomsen
  • Scott Trujillo, Management Analyst, City of Indio
  • James Turney, Attorney-at-Law, Law Offices of James L. Turney
  • Randy Viegas, Project Manager, City of Rancho Mirage
  • Joanna Whitlow, Owner, Jadabugs & For Moms & Babies
  • Jon Wick
  • Michael Wilhite, Director of Supplemental Services, Desert Sands Unified School District
  • Darren Zetena

Class of 2006

  • Robert Anzalone, Vice President, Pacific Western Bank
  • Tina Bartlett, Clinical Therapist, Riverside County Department of Mental Health
  • Joan Boiko, Communications Manager, Palm Springs Unified School District
  • Cathy Bretz, Supervisor, Imperial Irrigation District
  • Sherrie Brooks
  • Darla Burkett, Operations Director, Coachella Valley Rescue Mission
  • Fred Dachenhausen, Director of Internal Audit, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
  • Olivia Emerson
  • Denise Finch, Owner, Senior Shuttle
  • Patti Gribow, Imprint Media Productions
  • Craig Herkimer, President, Kevaworks
  • Robin Hought, Project Manager, Wells Fargo Bank
  • Martha Jimenez, Vice President/District Manager, Wells Fargo Bank
  • Katrina Lambert, Director of Marketing, Brighthaus Marketing
  • Cindy McDaniel, Director of Fiscal Services, Desert Sands Unified School District
  • Mary McGraw, Director of Family & Outpatient Services, Betty Ford Center
  • Anar Patel
  • Jerry Patton, Retired, College of the Desert
  • Cindy Pieper, Owner, State Farm Insurance
  • Kati Plonski, Dance Instructor, Dance Instructor
  • Joe Richardson, Estimator, Granite Construction Co.
  • Stacey Shalhoub, Litigation Attorney
  • Tom Snyder, Assistant Director Public Relations & Development, Animal Samaritans of the Desert
  • Kate Spates
  • Janis Steele
  • Steve Thetford, Assistant Sheriff, Riverside County Sheriff
  • Victoria van Horn
  • Joan Vangieri, Business Development Director, AceDirect
  • Ben Vasquez, Vice President, California Bank and Trust
  • Rodney Young, Director of Golf, University of Oklahoma
  • Valerie Zugates

Class of 2005

  • Beth Allan-Bentley, Research Director, CVEP Workforce Excellence
  • Martin Alvarez, Senior Management Analyst, City of Palm Desert
  • Lance Barney, Vice President, FirstBank
  • Heather Berk, Finance Director, Desert Alliance for Community Empowerment, Inc.
  • Emily Bird, Director of Advertising & Public Relations, Desert Springs, a JW Marriott Resort & Spa
  • Dr. David Bugay, Vice Chancellor Human Resources, South Orange County Community College District
  • Carlos Campos, Attorney, Best Best & Krieger, LLP
  • Scott Close, VP Branch Manager, Bank of Southern California
  • Trish Duarte, Owner/Partner, Maidpro
  • Jodi Duffle, Private Banker, Wells Fargo Bank
  • Ruth Finholt Retired
  • Winston Frost, Moved to Montana
  • Briar Geraci, Vice President/Corporate Compliance Officer, Betty Ford Center
  • John Grey
  • Dale Gribow, President, Law Office of Dale Gribow PC
  • Corrine Gutierrez, Shelter Director, Shelter From the Storm, Inc.
  • Kelly Halbeisen, President, The Marketing Department AOC, Inc.
  • Mark Harner
  • Christine Hunter, Principal, Hunter Johnsen
  • Nate Huschka, Staker Parson Companies
  • Lin Juniper, Owner, Lin Juniper & Company
  • Linda Kabealo, Project Manager, Mountain Communities Fire Safe
  • Henry Kriegel Pastor, St. Patrick’s Parish
  • Jacqueline Lopez, District Director, Office of Congressman Raul Ruiz
  • Maria Machuca, Community Program Specialist II, County of Riverside-DPSS
  • Matt Olson
  • Jeanne Parrish
  • Christi Salamone, Executive Director, La Quinta Arts Foundation
  • Sandy Seddon
  • Aimee Shook, Personal Concierge, Aimee R Shook
  • Steven Shuey, Operations Manager/Community Association Consultant, Personalized Property Management, Inc.
  • Andrew Starke, Owner/General Manager, Palm Springs Power Baseball Club
  • Stacy Thetford, President, Thetford Web Development
  • Karen Wagner
  • Catherine Walsh, Brabo, Carlsen & O’Brien, LLP
  • Richard Warfield, President, Personalized Property Management Company
  • Mark Weber, Economic Director, City of Coachella
  • Susan Marie Weber, President, Management Essentials

Class of 2004

  • Debra Kay Ahlers
  • Kathy Asher-Burns, District Manager, Automobile Club of Southern CA
  • Lisa Bailey
  • Daryl Betancur, City Clerk, City of Pico Rivera
  • Scott Brooks, General Manager, Brooks Printing Impressions
  • David Cantwell, Designated Broker, Windermere Real Estate
  • Ruben Cirlos, Building/Parks & Maintenance, City of Rancho Mirage
  • Jana Corbeil, CFO, Guy Evans, Inc.
  • Jeff Davies, Estimator, Granite Construction Company
  • Steven T. Erickson, CPA, Maryanov Madsen Gordon & Campbell CPAs
  • Christopher Geyer, Desert Sands Unified School District
  • Diane Glanz, Coachella Valley Mosquito Abatement District
  • Lysa Gordan
  • Christine Hall, Owner, Global Training Alliance
  • Steve Hill, Musician/Artist Intimate Guitar Music/Original Oil Paintings
  • Kathi Jacobs, Director, Government & Community Relations, Time Warner Cable
  • Lynda Kerney, Executive Assistant and Deputy Secretary of the Board, Mission Springs Water District
  • Alexis Larson, Passed Away October 2006
  • Martin Lax, Owner, The Law Office of Martin Lax
  • Kelly Levine
  • Jim Lewis, Founder & President, Charis Nonprofit Consulting
  • Michelle McLaughlin, Senior Account Executive, FG Creative
  • Martha Mendez, Public Safety Manager, City of La Quinta
  • Carey Morales, Administrative Manager, Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert
  • Dr. Rey Ortiz, Dean: Math, Science & Social Studies, College of the Desert
  • David Peat, Vice President & Regional Manager, Pacific Western Bank
  • Carlos Pena
  • Robert Peterson, General Manager, ClubCorp/Desert Falls Country Club
  • Michael Phlaum
  • Frankie Riddle, Retired
  • Julie Rosser, Attorney, Attorney-at-Law
  • Aaron Segal, General Manager, Best Western Date Tree Hotel
  • Tara Talvin, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty
  • Donald Urquhart
  • Jim Walker
  • Rick Widney, Deceased 9-05

Class of 2003

  • Dolores Agres, Retired
  • Ted Barajas, Desert Princess H.O.A. & C.C.
  • Dena Bates
  • Jacquie Bethel, Retired, Desert Sands Unified School District
  • Paul Blanchard, A New Team Adventure
  • Deidre K. Braun, Acupuncturist & Herbalist, Desert Orthopedic Center
  • Everette “Jay” Brouilette, President, Human Capital Solutions
  • Elena Carroll
  • Lawrence Craig, Prudential Financial
  • Toni Eggebraaten, Attorney
  • J. M. Evosevich Ph.D., LMFT, CADC, Palm Springs Psychotherapy Associates
  • Emelinda Figueroa, Court Evaluator, Indio Superior Court
  • Gloria Franz, President, Franz Tatum Wealth Management
  • Douglas Garrard, Pastor, Palm Desert Community Presbyterian Church
  • David Howard, Construction Manager, Cherokee Homes
  • Bob Hunt, Manament Team, Chateau at Harveston Retirement Community
  • Louise Lambly
  • Jeff Levine, Sales Manager, Lamar Advertising
  • Richard May, Village Realty
  • Matthew McCue, Mission Springs Water District
  • Blair Merrihew
  • Terri Milton
  • R. Jerod Pannell
  • Christi Persich-Carrasco
  • Marilyn Placek, Retired from Fairway Outdoor Advertising
  • Julie Reese, Executive Director, Reserve Community Association
  • Brenda Rincon
  • Mark Robitaille, Moved out of area
  • David Saltonstall
  • Marie Santana, Sr. Real Estate Specialist, Windermere Real Estate
  • Kristen Seddon
  • Heather Shimp
  • Robert Stanfill, City of Indio, Police Department
  • Roman Whittaker, Attorney, Anderholt Whittaker LLP
  • Cynthia Wolter, Realtor, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
  • Sylvia Zarasua, Vice President/Branch Manager, Union Bank of California

Class of 2002

  • Monica Aquino-Vasquez, Donor Relations Assistant, Eisenhower Medical Center Foundation
  • Kerry P. Banks, Administrative Analyst, Cathedral City Police Department
  • Michael Barnard
  • Thomas Bergman, Owner, T.K. Works Furniture Invention
  • Elise Colson, Special Events & Catering Manager – Indian Ridge Country Club
  • G. (Dino) Dimeo, Sales Manager, California Multimodal, Inc.
  • Kristal Granados, AVP Business Development Manager, Desert Commercial Bank
  • Steven Guild
  • Brian Johnston, Regional Manager, Pacific Premier Bank
  • Don R. Keesling, Tax Manager, Marynov Madsen Gordon & Campbell
  • Dr. Diane M Kline, Director, Secondary Curriculum Desert Sands Unified School District
  • Dennis Lid, Partner and Consultant, Self-One-on-One Business Solution
  • Nora Matlock
  • Judy May, Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Michele Neal-Blythe, Indio Branch Relationshop Manager, Altura Credit Union
  • Adam Ochoa, Partner, The Practice CPAs
  • Dana Prieto, Creosote Partners
  • Pamper Rodriguez, Passed away September 2009
  • Jennifer Salciccioli, District Environmental Coordinator, Burrtec Waste & Recycling Services
  • Mary Ann Smith
  • Nancy Tortorelli, Financial Development Director, Salvation Army
  • Shawnna Trombetta, President, Clique-In Corporation

Class of 2001

  • Layne Arthur, Vice President, Douglas E. Barnhart, Inc.
  • Karen Bjorn, Vice President/Sr. Private Banker, Wells Fargo Bank
  • Maureen Byrne, Realtor, HK Lane Real Estate
  • Eric Charos, Head Golf Pro, Rancho Mirage Country Club
  • Janet Cook
  • Darlene Dolan, Retired, Desert Sands Unified School District
  • John Duran, Specialist, ASAPconnect
  • Gary Galton, President, Accord Mediation
  • Lea Goodsell, VP Business Development/Marketing, Goodsell Group
  • Denise Goolsby, The Desert Sun
  • Eva Guenther-James, Senior Program Officer, Regional Access Project Foundation
  • Gene C. Hunt, Co-Owner, Heliotex
  • Sherry Johnson, Independent Consultant, Arbonne International
  • Hal Koontz, Moved out of area
  • Javier Lopez, Director of Community Relations, Coachella Valley Housing Coalition
  • Jack Newby, Director of Development, Mizell Senior Center
  • Mark Paul, Senior Account Executive, User-Friendly Phone Book & TheDesert247.com
  • Lew Piper, Certified Public Accountant, KDI Elements
  • Pedro Rincon, Partner Osborne Rincon, CPA’S
  • Jamie Robinson
  • Katie Stice, VP Regional President of Indio & La Quinta – Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Clayton Suitt, Partner and Consultant, Suitt Properties/PS Private Capital
  • Kelly Taylor, Data Analyst – Easy Turf