2019-2020 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Her higher education career was primarily in management leadership and included serving as Vice President at DeAnza College in Cupertino, CA and Dean of Business at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA. Her earlier career was that of a Professor of Business at Cypress College, Cypress, CA. Her reputation is that of a nationally recognized educational leader, author and speaker building national and global partnerships between educational institutions and their industry partners specializing in technology innovation and restructuring for the workforce of the 21st century.
Matt has a passion for geography and weather, and can often be found pouring over Google Earth or scouring radar images and weather alerts. He lives in Palm Springs, a truly inspirational place for writing, with his loving husband and adorable pooch Ollie.
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VICE-PRESIDENT EDUCATION & TRAINING
Most of my professional background has been in education—both at the secondary level as an English and history teacher in East Coast schools and at the college level as a speech and grant writer at Princeton University. I also spent a wonderful year as a Fulbright Fellow at the Antwerp International school in Belgium teaching the International Baccalaureate curriculum and researching World War I and World II landscape memorials. It seems like ages ago…1988-1989—loved the Belgian people and their beer! The students were from all over the world, so I got my first taste of modern globalism back then.
In my earlier years, I played professional tennis and enjoyed a decade as a teaching pro. I am a Life member of the United States Tennis Association and a certified professional with the international Professional Tennis Registry.
I love tutoring students and am looking forward to working with Coachella valley students. I am currently writing my first fiction novel, which is so different from academic writing I have done—it’s challenging and hard work, yet I’m enjoying every minute creating story-lines. When I’m not tutoring or writing, you can find me spending time with family and friends, photographing, biking and hiking and volunteering at the BNP Paribas Indian Wells tennis tournament.
My website is: www.finetutoring.com
Kathy Weyer is a writer, having retired from many different professions including Human Resources Administration, Marriage and Family Counseling, and running several non profit agencies. Her experiences in those roles have given her fodder for writing fiction and some fact-based articles that have run in national magazines.
A native San Diegan, she recently moved to Palm Springs with her husband of 40 years. She is involved with the Palm Springs Rotary Club, the Friends of the Palm Springs Library, Voices For Children, and devotes her time to creative arts and animal welfare.
She lives with her husband and two black labs named Nick and Nora, a black cat named Freddie, who is her office mate and is sometimes helpful, but not always, at the keyboard, and a cockatiel named Socrates.
VICE-PRESIDENT, CRITIQUE GROUPS
Carol is a creative, problem-solving leader with a (30-year) history of driving consumer connections and building brand equity. She is experienced in creating unique media/channel plans across many categories, including Entertainment, CPG, Travel, Gaming, Automotive, Financials and more—representing billions of dollars in US ad spend. Carol’s responsibilities have also included group development and synergies across agencies, as well as financial performance. Carol assumed the role of consultant after a long and successful career at media companies and full service agencies, beginning with the legendary Ted Bates and concluding with MEC Global. She was awarded Ad Week’s marketing plan of the year for team participation on Lord of the Rings, created, with all strategic partners, the first truly global reveal campaign for Activision’s Call of Duty and led the agency’s movie group in their successful NBCUniversal ($700MM) pitch.
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