Meet Our Team

Lisa Stout


Executive Director

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Kathy Gallagher


Administrative Analyst

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Sara Montooth


Programs Coordinator

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Working Board of Directors

Steve Eggers

ACE Tutoring

Chair, Programs Committee

Fred Freedman

President/CEO, PIMA Medical

Resource Development Committee

Rebecca Jones

Mayor, City of San Marcos

Programs Committee

Kevin Holt

Kevin Holt

Former Superintendent, SMUSD

Resource Development Committee

Jenny Orlando

Double Peak School

Secretary

Alejandro Contreras

CSU San Marcos Alliance Campus Visit Coordinator

Programs Committee

Khary Knowles

Executive Director of Education, Vanir Construction Management

Programs Committee

Mike McDonald

Developer, Urban Villages

Chair, Resource Development

Randy Walton

Walton Law Firm, San Marcos City Councilmember

Programs Committee

Dr Carmen Garcia

Superintendent, San Marcos Unified School District

Programs Committee

Justin Matsushita

Justin Matsushita

Fire Battalion Chief, City of Santee

Treasurer

Rana Holcomb

Rana Holcomb

Retired School Psychologist

Programs Committee

Rick Gittings

Rick Gittings

Former City Manager, City of San Marcos

Board Chair

Education Coordinators

Rogelio “Roy” Huerta


Education Coordinator

Amanda Yantzer


Lead Education Coordinator

Promise Ambassadors

Elissa Dominguez

Lead Promise Ambassador

Aylin Baes

Outreach Ambassador

Leeluleilani Stockton

Communications & Marketing Ambassador

Jae Espiritu

Graphic Design & Digital Media Ambassador

Melanie Ponce

Outreach Ambassador

Ashley Sanchez

Communications & Marketing Ambassador

Bryan Huddleson

Business Relations Ambassador

Vanessa Crespin

Communications & Outreach Ambassador

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