LISA THOMAS (B.A., Liberal Studies) is a partner at Thomas Brand Consulting, LLC and is a partner at Sprout Boutique. Lisa is a volunteer with the Pacific Grove Unified School District, where she provides support to numerous local nonprofit organizations. She lives in Pacific Grove with her husband, Stephan Thomas, and four-year-old twins, Mackenzie and Phinn.


CAROLINE MOUNTFORD (B.A., Telecommunications, Multimedia & Applied Computing) is a web systems manager for Valley Memorial Healthcare Systems. She lives in Salinas.


EDWIN LARANANG JR. (B.S., Telecommunications, Multimedia & Applied Computing) is a systems support analyst at Stanford University. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

STEPHANIE HUBER (B.A., Liberal Studies) is a substitute teacher in Rocklin Unified, and directs a dance studio in Roseville. After living in Australia for five years, she now lives in Visalia.

RONALD FORBES (B.S., Telecommunications, Multimedia & Applied Computing) is a technology branch chief for the Department of Defense. He lives in Marina.


GREG HAMER (B.A., Teledramatic Arts & Technology) is a chief technology officer and owner at Central Coast Information Systems. He earned his M.A. in organizational leadership from Brandman University in 2012. He lives in Marina.


CHRIS HORANGIC (B.A., Teledramatic Arts & Technology) is a television production manager. He has worked on numerous high profile reality TV shows including “Hell’s Kitchen” and “Big Brother,” and is currently the production manager for ABC’s “The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette” and NBC’s “Ready for Love.” He is also an aerial coordinator for various television shows. Chris donates to the LA Children’s Hospital as well as other charitable organizations. He lives in Santa Monica.


JACOB COONEY (B.A, Teledramatic Arts & Technology) worked as a writer’s assistant for the USA Network series “Common Law,” and has begun work as an independent writer, director and producer for numerous production companies. Most notably, Jacob has worked on a short film entitled “Rocco” as well as the web series “Bedlam.” He was also a supporting member of Foster Imagination, a program that teaches foster children film and theater. He now lives in Santa Monica.


LISA FILECK (B.A., Human Communication) is the director of Geek Girls Inc. Her husband, DANIEL FILECK (2007 M.A., Interdisciplinary Studies) is also an alumnus of the university. She lives in Marina.

JOHN SCALLA (B.S., Telecommunications, Multimedia & Applied Computing) is the technical sales director at Evolution Circuits. He currently serves as president of the Alumni Association Board of Directors. John has volunteered with Monterey Country Search and Rescue since 2010. He lives in Marina.

PAUL ALEXANDER (B.A., Social & Behavioral Sciences) is a software engineer at Stanford University. He lives in San Jose.

DEREK FORD (B.S., Business Administration) is a senior account manager at Meltwater Group. He lives in Los Gatos.


STEPHANIE BRERETON (B.A., Human Communication) is an administrative, business development and marketing coordinator for Brereton Architects. Stephanie is part of the New Membership Committee for the Society for Marketing Professionals Services. She lives in Sonoma.

JENNIFER BAHLMAN (B.S., Earth Systems Science & Policy) teaches environmental education to at-risk youth from Seattle, Washington.

JEN KOZUMPLIK (B.S., Earth Systems Sciences & Policy) is a laboratory technician for the City of Lompoc Regional Wastewater Reclamation plant and a certified Zumba instructor. She volunteers with the YMCA, City of Lompoc Employee Development Association, and the AYSO as a board member. She currently lives in Lompoc, California with her two children, Anthony and Isaiah.

TIFFANY HARBRECHT (B.A., Human Communication) is a graduate teaching associate at San Jose State University. She received her M.A. in communication studies in 2012. Tiffany lives in Monterey.

MEGHAN LEWIS (B.A., Human Communication) is a community health assessment consultant at Cabbarrus Health Alliance. She lives in Sacramento.

GREG SELLERS (Master of Public Policy) is the president of Burnham Energy. Prior to receiving his graduate degree from CSUMB, he earned his bachelor’s in American studies at UC Santa Cruz. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

JESUS RUVALCABA (B.S., Telecommunications, Multimedia & Applied Computing) is a production designer at eBay. Jesus works as a web designer and marketing coordinator and controls brand consistency across all web communications. He now lives in Sunnyvale.


DAVID CASTILLO (B.S., Business Administration) graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas in August 2012. He lives in Murrieta.

RYAN CONVERSANO (B.A., Human Communication) is the western territory manager at EagleView Technologies. He lives in Bellevue, Washington.

MAURA MECCHELLA (B.A, Human Communication) is an education specialist for the Monterey Bay Aquarium as well as a high-demand substitute teacher for the Monterey area. She received her M.A. in child, family and community Studies in Dublin, Ireland as a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar in 2012. Maura currently lives in Pacific Grove.

RACHEL WALL (B.A., Human Communication) is the senior manager of Community Affairs for Walmart Stores, Inc. She also volunteers with the Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s Summer Night Lights Project. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her dog, Lolita.

ELLIOTT SINGER (B.A., Human Communication) is a financial representative at Northwestern Mutual. Elliot is currently associated with Toastmasters and lives in San Juan Bautista.


AMANDA FARRAH-MCDONALD (B.S., Business Administration) is the sole proprietor of The Crush Club, a hand-crafted wine facility in Wallingford, Connecticut. She lives in New Britain, Connecticut.

KENNA FRAZIER (B.S., Business Administration) is a property & casualty insurance broker at Thorson Insurance Services, Inc. She lives in the greater Los Angeles area.

JESSICA MCKILLIP (B.A., Collaborative Health & Human Services) is the owner of JCM Management Services, an event services company tailored to the Monterey County region and interests. Jessica volunteers as the current president of the Marina Chamber of Commerce. She lives in Marina.

ERIK GREEN (B.A., Teledramatic Arts & Technology) is an assistant editor for Leftfield Pictures on the History Channel show, “American Restoration.” His wife, BETH GREEN (2008 B.S., Business Administration) is also an alumna of CSU Monterey Bay. They live in Las Vegas, Nevada.

AUTUMN CLEAVE (B.S., Earth Systems Sciences & Policy) received her master’s degree in conservation biology from San Francisco State University in July 2012. Autumn is also the recipient of the Paul F. Romberg Award for Service for volunteer work with inner city girls in math and science and for leading an academic bowl. She lives in El Granada.


DENISE MARIE SIMPSON (B.A., Integrated Studies) is an on-air personality for 101.7 The Beach FM at Mapleton Communications. She lives in Marina.


BETTYE PINA (Master of Public Policy) is a physical therapist at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital. Bettye is a membership chair for the Watsonville Branch of the AAUW, the representative for the San Jose district of the California State Physical Therapy Association, and is a member of Delta Kappa Gamma. She has three children, Kathryn, Charles and James, a CSUMB graduate of the TAT program. She lives in Watsonville.

NICHOLAS HAFER (B.A., Psychology) is currently traveling around Switzerland and Germany, working as an au pair for a Swiss family. Upon his return to the U.S., Nicholas plans to obtain his master of social work from either San Jose State or CSU Monterey Bay. Nicholas lives in Modesto.

DANIEL SCHPERBERG (B.S., Coastal and Watershed Science & Policy) is a fisheries biologist for FISHBIO. He has done volunteer work with Carmel River Steelhead Association.


JOEY BLACKBURN (B.A., Teledramatic Arts and Technologies) is a service technician for the TAT studio at CSUMB. His capstone film, “A Fly on the Wall” was one of only seven films shown at Elvira’s Horror Hunt in Indianapolis. He lives in Marina.