Career Day

The Dons Alumni Association hosts Career Day for the Juniors at Cathedral Catholic High School.  Students get to select which session they would like to attend. This year Career Day will be on Friday, April 7, 2017. More information to come.


Below are the speakers from the Career Day 2016.

Keynote speaker, Katie Kelley Slides


8:10am – 8:40am
8:45am – 9:25am
9:30am – 10:20am
10:25am – 11:15am

Juniors and Seniors report to GYM
Welcome/Key Note Speaker: Katie Kelly ‘93
Session One
Session Two
Session Three
All Students dismissed to lunch
Alumni speakers meet in Theatre for lunch

Group 1 Education / Government Services Theatre
Speaker Company Education
Sean Tom Lockhart ’88
High School Teacher/Varsity Soccer Coach
Canyon Crest Academy HS Administration, Walden University
Matt Fallon ’90
Middle School Principal
Educational Leadership, SDSU
Doug Barba ’80
Co-Director Center for Performance Psychology
National University Sport/Performance Psychology, University of Florida
Kristen Mignone Crane ’91
Management Services Director
City of Del Mar Masters in Public Administration, University of Southern California
John Buchanon ’80
North County Fire Paramedicine/Firescienc, UCSD
Group 2 Finance/Investing/Business Management Library
Speaker Company Education
Taylor Schulte ’03
Certified Financial Planner/Founder & CEO
Define Financial Business Management, University of Arizona
Drew Slacum ’92
Portfolio Manager / Financial Advisor
Morgan Stanley Finance, USD
Greg Tibbitts ’85
Chief Financial Officer
Accriva Diagnostics Finance, San Diego State University
Claude Daniel Ognibene ’75
Pricing Manger/Adjunct Prof/Tax and RE Business
ViaSat, Uni of Redlands, Finance and Tax Law, National and San Fran Golden Gate
Group 3 Legal /Police Gym (North)
Speaker Company Education
Bridget Gramme ’94
Attorney/ Assistant Director
Center for Public Interest Law, USD Law School JD; BA International Relations, University of San Diego
Kevin Kennedy ’83
Owner / Trial Attorney
Kennedy & Souza APC Lawschool, Loyola Mrymt/Westert St. University of Law
Bryan Howell ’98
fireman/paramedic/SWAT Medic
Oceanside Fire Department Public Safety, n/a
Christina Ford Teets ’96
Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz Criminal Justice / Paralegal Certificate, SDSU / USD
Scott Wahl ’91
San Diego Police Department Organizational Leadership, National University
Group 4 Medical Gym (South)
Speaker Company Education
Kevin Casey ’87
Orthopedic Surgeon
Kaiser Permanente Orthopedic Surgeon, Loyola Marymount
Jay Mongiardo ’84
Area Physician Leader, Primary Services
Kaiser Permanente Medical Doctor, Temple University
Todd Hitchcock ’92
Scripps Clinic Medical Group Cardiology, Tufts Univ. School of Medicine
Jessica Gall ’95
ER Nurse / Instructor
Paradise Valley Hospital /UCSD School of Medicine Nursing, Kaplan College
Group 5 Entertainment/Marketing/Wellness Green Room
Speaker Company Education
Daniel Gora ’10
Coordinator, Hospitality
San Diego Padres Major: Nutrition, Minor: Business & Entrepreneurship, Oregon State University
Trevor Hawkins ’95
Yoga Therapist
Viniyoga BA Classics, Yale University
Alex Sinclair ’87 (Ben Fernandez)
Self/Exclusive with DC Comics Studio Art, UCSD
John SanFelipo ’80
Marketing Consultant
Squoozle LLC
Group 6 IT/Technical/Engineering Lecture Hall
Speaker Company Education
Doug Thomas ’83
Senior Engineer
Nest Labs Systems Programming, De Anza College
Joe Crawford ’87
Web Developer
Slacker Radio Respiratory Care, Jefferson College
Freddy Burke ’88
Mechanical Engineer
Group 7 Military/Business/Operations Management Chapel
Speaker Company Education
Scott McClain ’91
Albertson & Davidson, LLP Law, Undergrad – University of Pennsylvania
Daniel DeSantis ’04
Flight Surgeon
US Navy Medicine MD, MD- (Uniformed Services University)
Kelli Emerald Gallagher ( LaCosta) ’06
C-130 Pilot
United States Marine Corps B. S. Aviation Flight Technology, Purdue University
Timothy (Tim) Phillipp ’86
Senior Operations Manager
Delta Air Lines BS Aviation Operations Mgmt, San Jose State Univ
Walter Carney ’71
Senior Managing Director; CFO.
Valbridge Property Advisors
Hulberg & Associates
BA, International Relations, University Southern California
Group 8 Marketing/Real Estate/Psychology/Science Stage (Theatre)
Speaker Company Education
Mike Costa ’83
Radio Host XTRA Sports 1360
 iHeart Media and San Diego Chargers Radio Network  BA, SDSU
Julie Manion
Real Estate Agent
Nicole Guzman ‘ 96
Clinical Psychologist
Intricate Mind Institute and Clinical Assessor at Easter Seals Doctorate degree from Pepperdine University
Lisa Filippone
Global Director of Product Marketing
GenMark Dx B.S. Biology/Human Biology, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Chris LeTourneau
Manager Upstream Commercial Manufacturing
Genentech Biological Sciences
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Student Information

Career Day Speakers