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Meet Our Team

 

Board of Directors

The Guided Discoveries Board of Directors provides strong leadership and governance. The long serving board members take their responsibility seriously and have helped guide the organization to its current level of success.

Steve Garrett

Steve Garrett

Chairman of the Board
Investment Advisor

Gerald C. Tambe

Registered Representative
LPL Financial

Kristi Turner

Co-Founder and CFO
Guided Discoveries

Nicole Caldera

Nicole B. Caldera, Esq.

Attorney at Law

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Jeremy Beck

Mortgage Planner
The GreenHouse Group

Chuck Jones

Charles "Chuck" Jones

Small Businessman

Brian Garrett

Registered Representative

Stephanie Vetterli

Physician Assistant

Ross Turner

Ross Turner

Co-Founder, President and CEO
Guided Discoveries

Executive Leadership Team

Ross Turner

President, CEO and Co-Founder of Guided Discoveries

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Kristi Turner

CFO and Co-Founder Guided Discoveries

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Craig Dietz Turner

Director of Administration, Research and Development

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Glenn-Robison

Glenn Robison

Director of Human Resources and Compliance

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Andrew Kent Woods

Director of Marketing

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Paul Kupferman

Summer Operations Director

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Dave-Work

Dave Work

Catalina Island Marine Institute Director

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Andy Balendy

AstroCamp Director

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Matt Mishalow

Director of Finance

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Campus Leadership Team - Toyon Bay

 Each Guided Discoveries Campus relies on quality staff to provide the programs and services to keep the program operating smoothly. All of our program directors started as instructors and have advanced through the ranks. Our Food Service Directors all started as cooks before taking over the Director's responsibility.

Dave-Work

Dave Work

Catalina Island Marine Institute Director

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Jeff-Chace

Jeff Chace

Program Director, Toyon Bay

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Maintenance Director, Toyon Bay

Ben-Kasowski

Ben Kasowski

Food Service Director, Toyon Bay

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Paul "ButterKup" Kupferman

Summer Operations Director,  Catalina Sea Camp

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Campus Leadership Team - Fox Landing

 Heather Peterson

Heather Peterson

Program Director, Fox Landing

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Matthew McGrew

Food Service Director, Fox Landing

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Michael Highfield

Michael Highfield

Maintenance Director, Fox Landing

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Campus Leadership Team - Cherry Cove

 Britt Swanwick

Britt Swanwick

Program Director, Cherry Cove

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Campus Leadership Team - AstroCamp

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Andy Balendy

AstroCamp  Director

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Michelle-Ferrara-Peterson

Michelle Ferrara Peterson

School Year Program Director

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Diana Huff

Summer Camp Director

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Jacob Guy

Jacob Guy

Maintenance Director

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Doug Jann

Food Services Director

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Business Office Staff

April Choi

Director of Accounting

Mary Espinosa

Accounting Manager

George Grijalva

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Susan Haddock

Executive Secretary 

Heather Kupferman

School Services Director

Rebecca Parrott

Human Resources Manager of Recruiting and Safety

Marianne Prada

School Reservations Coordinator

Alisa VinZant

Social Media Director

Jodi Zalanka

Summer Camp Registrar

Wrigley Turner

"Office Cutie" Camp Dog