Leadership Coachella Valley

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Alumni Roster

Please click the year below to view our Alumni for each year.

Class of 2017

  • Rudy Acosta, Development, Consultant
  • Laurie Baldwin, Palm Desert Area Chamber of Commerce, President / CEO
  • 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, Senior Associate, Financial Planning at Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors
  • 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,Client Relationship Executive, CohnReznick, LLP
  • 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, Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce, Office Assistant
  • 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, JFK Memorial Hospital, Director of Patient Access
  • 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

  • Patti O'Toole, Christopher's Clubhouse
  • Shawn Abramowitz, Account Executive, Gulf California Broadcasting
  • 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, Partnership Account Executive, Greater Palm Springs CVB
  • Cheryl Curley, Admin Services Coordinator, Desert Arc
  • 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
  • Pat Riley, Regional Marketing Director, Betty Ford Center
  • 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, Associate Administrator, Desert Regional Medical Center
  • Marquies Weaver, AVP Client Service Officer, Bank of the West Wealth Mgmt
  • Sean Webb, Assistant Principal LQHS, Desert Sands Unified School Dist
  • Marissa Willman, Freelance Writer, Copy Writer
  • Amber Wright, Planner, Southern California Edison
  • Justin Dale Young, Financial Advisor, Alpha Wealth Management
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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, California Association of Industry Professionals
  • Crista Collins, Toscana Country Club, Director of Membership
  • Karen Creasey, Health and Wellness Motivation
  • Lorna Curtis, JFK Memorial Hospital, CFO
  • Lisa Diffey, Infitinty Pilates, Owner
  • Armando Ehrenzweig, GetinMotion!, Event Planner
  • Katelyn Empey, Slovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney, Associate Attorney
  • Heather Engel, Coachella Valley Water District, Director, Communication & Conservation
  • 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, City of Palm Desert, Administrative Secretary
  • Dana Lefever, Supervisor
  • Brian McDonald, Southern California Edison, Tribal Liaison
  • Steven Miller, O'Brien, Miller & Blake, CPAs, Partner / Owner
  • 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, Slovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney, Of Counsel
  • Bianca Rae, KESQ / CBS Local 2, Anchor / Entertainment Reporter
  • Catherine Robinson, Cord Media, Account Executive
  • Steve Sanchez, Wilson Johnson Com'l Real Estate, Com'l Real Estate Agent
  • 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
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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, Executive Administrator, PS Resorts
  • 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, Digital Engagement Manager, Desert AIDS Project
  • Nyla Patzner, Realtor, Sotheby's International Realty
  • Connie Pimentel, Director of Administrative Services, Desert Arc
  • Andrew Portener, Vice President, Palm Springs Desert Media
  • 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
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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, Human Resources / Gen'l Svcs Manager, City of La Quinta
  • 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 Manager, Kristi Hanson Architects
  • 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, Public Relations Specialist, Maus Media
  • 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
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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, Communications Coordinator, Integrated Wealth Management
  • Jessica Walke, Director of Marketing, Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Ron Willison, Major Gifts Manager, Desert Aids Project
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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, District Director, State Assemblymember Jose Medina
  • 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
  • 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
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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
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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, Sales Manager, Palm Springs Convention Center
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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, Principal, Sean Lockyer Ar+d, LLC
  • Linda Long, Account Executive, Lamar Outdoor Advertising
  • Leisa Lukes, Planning Director, City of Cathedral City
  • Courtney McShay, Admissions Director, Betty Ford Center
  • Bill Murphy
  • Larry Pughe
  • Jennie Rayner, Executive Director, Loving All Animals
  • 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
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Class of 2007

  • Wesley Ahlgren, Chief Operating Officer, Coachella Valley Economic Partnership
  • 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
  • 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
  • Michela Sands, Executive Director of Admissions/Business Development, Betty Ford Center
  • 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
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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
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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, VP Client Services, Kiner Communications
  • 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, Assembly Member Eduardo Garcia,
  • Maria Machuca, Community Program Specialist II, County of Riverside-DPSS
  • Matt Olson
  • Jeanne Parrish
  • Christi Salamone, Executive Director, La Quinta Arts Foundation
  • Sandy Seddon, General Manager, The Lakes Country Club
  • 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
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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, Senior M.A., City of Palm Desert
  • 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
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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
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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, Destination Services Senior Manager, Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • 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
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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
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c/o Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce
72-559 Highway 111
Palm Desert, CA 92260

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