Jennifer Anderson

Jen is a Learning and Development Specialist for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). She enjoys developing training solutions to help solve business problems. Her current focus is on eLearning and multimedia design. One of her favorite elements of working in learning and development is the interaction with teams throughout...

Steven Carhart

Steven Carhart is the Supply Chain Manager for the Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Service Region and an Advanced Improvement Advisor for the Kaiser Foundation Hospital.  In his free time, Steven coaches Rocklin Fastpitch Softball for his daughter and enjoys hiking, camping and the outdoors.  Steven has served the past 9...

Chela Cholula

Chela Cholula has over 10 years of professional human resources experience in the public sector advising departments on employee performance, discipline, grievances, leaves of absence, classification studies, union meetings, strike management, conflict resolution, workers’ compensation, recruitment, training, labor negotiations, and contract implementation. She came to Sacramento State from UC, Davis,...

Ryder Couch

Ryder Couch is an Environmental Management Specialist at the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD).  He manages SMUD’s water quality program, oversees three public water systems, and monitors the water rights for SMUD’s hydropower in the Upper American River Project.   Prior to joining SMUD 4 years ago, Ryder worked as...

Alison Feliz

Alison Feliz is the Division Operations Specialist for the Sacramento and Sierra regions at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). In her role, Alison works on process improvement, emergency response, and complex customer projects that require a strategic approach. She has been with PG&E for 11 years, and in that...

Melissa Franz

Melissa Franz is an Assistant Nurse Manager, in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit at Kaiser Permanente.  She has worked in healthcare since she was 15.  In 2009, Melissa graduated from Yuba College with her Associate Degree of Nursing.  She then went on to finish her Bachelor of Science Degree at...

Shenelle Gatlin

Shenelle Gatlin attended UC Santa Cruz where she majored in Business/ Accounting and ultimately received her BA in Business with an Emphasis in Accounting and a Minor in Economics. Upon graduation, Shenelle was recruited to work for a Public accounting firm in the Silicon Valley and began a career in...

Stephanie Goin

Stephanie Goin has come a long way from holding down a paper route at the age of 12…  She joined the PRIDE Industries team in 2017 as the Corporate Controller.  With over 15 years’ experience in auditing and financial management, she brings a unique blend of understanding in manufacturing, federal...

Cole Hartfiel

Cole Hartfiel is an Airport Planner with the Sacramento Department of Airports. He received his B.S. of Economics from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and has been a planner for airports across the country for nearly seven years. He recently passed his Certified Member examination for the American Association...

Adam Huey

Adam Huey is a Sacramento area native. Born in Sacramento and raised in Folsom, Adam graduated from Folsom High School and attended Sierra College before transferring to Finlandia University in Hancock Michigan for his BA. He currently serves as a Senior Commercial Project Manager for Siemens Mobility. In Adams 10...

Garrett Kiesz

Garrett Kiesz is a graphics validation engineer with Intel.  Over the last six years, he has worked with other engineers and developers at Intel to deliver the next generation of computer graphics to consumers around the globe.  In addition to his job role, Garrett also serves as the President of...

Long Lim

Long Lim is an Information Technology Consultant who serves the Sacramento State campus community. At the Information Resources & Technology Service Desk, he provides consultation and support for university technology. The privilege of leading and mentoring a team of student assistants, in their professional development, has been one of his...

Macey McKinney

Macey McKinney started her career with City Year Sacramento as a member of the 2012-2013 founding corps after graduating from the University of Southern California. She served two years as an AmeriCorps member before joining staff as the Impact Manager at Rosa Parks K-8. During her two years as an Impact Manager,...

Joel Nielsen

Joel Nielsen is a transplant to the Sacramento area. Born and raised in Southeastern Connecticut, Joel attended Florida Gulf Coast University to continue his passion for soccer and to receive his Bachelors in Corporate Finance. Prior to joining Siemens, Joel started off his career in investment banking and asset portfolio...

Shannon Perkins

Shannon is a higher education professional that has been with the University of Phoenix for 12 years during which she has held a variety of roles. She started in 2006 as an Academic Counselor and later continued her career as a Business Analyst. A short time later, Shannon made her...

Penny Schafer

Penny’s professional career is multi-faceted including management roles in higher education institutions and owning her own business.  She has effectively led teams who have more than doubled enrollment at institutions of higher learning to streamlining the path to graduation.  She enjoys both developing and being on teams that strive to...