Where Are They Now?
Calling All Alumni ! This page is to post ATEP alumni photos and information on what our graduates are doing now. We are proud of all of our grads!
Kira Au, MS, ATC
Head Athletic Trainer, Bishop Amat Memorial High School
Kira Au (Class of 2001) is the Head Athletic Trainer for Bishop Amat High School in La Puente. She was featured this last fall in an ESPN story on concussion management at the high school level. Recently, Au was named the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) liasion to the North American Booster Clubs Association, the first athletic trainer to be so designated.
Todd Hutcheson, ATC
Head Athletic Trainer, San Diego Padres
Todd Hutcheson serves as the Head Athletic Trainer for the San Diego Padres Professional Baseball Club.
Paul Navarro, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer, San Diego Padres
Paul Navarro is in his second season as the Assistant Athletic Trainer for the San Diego Padres Professional Baseball Club.
Sintia (Guerra) Peters, MS
Physical Education Teacher, Cedarlane Middle School
Bachelors of Science in Physical Education, 1998, University of La Verne. Masters in Education, University of La Verne. Physical Education Teacher at Cedarlane Middle School in Hacienda La Puente USD - 10 years and counting. Currently married to Brian Peters, have three great kids Vanessa 10, Avery 3, and Owen 9 months. Live in Yorba Linda and debating on getting another Masters (Spanish, Tesol or Admin) Want to teach in the college level.
Heather (Cooper) Pedevillano, ATC
Head Athletic Trainer, Claremont High School
Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, 2002 Head Certified Athletic Trainer, Claremont High School. I am actually the first NATA Certified Athletic trainer at Claremont High School. I have been there for 5 years now. Married for 6 years to my Husband Anthony, have a 3 year old son Logan Riley. Cell phone number (626) 825-6241
Melissa Stearns, ATC/L
Head Athletic Trainer, Shadow Mountain High School
Head Athletic Trainer, Shadow Mountain High School, Phoenix, AZ. Presented at FWATA Student Session "Splenic Rupture - A Case Study", 2005. Medical Staff, NCAA Division I Track and Field Finals, 2004. Major League Baseball Spring Training Physicals, 2008. Cell: (909) 964-3178
Rachel Eldredge, MS, ATC, CSCS
Assistant Athletic Trainer, Middlebury College
Graduated from ULV, 2001
Assistant Athletic Trainer, Middlebury College in Middlebury Vermont
1 NAIA National Championship (Men's Wrestling), 4 NCAA National Championship (3 Women's Ice Hockey and 1 Women's Lacrosse).
I work with teams that I never saw until I came to Middlebury (Field Hockey, Women's Ice Hockey and Women's Lacrosse). Also I've been to the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and Argentina with the Women's Field Hockey team. Then Sweden and Finland with the Women's Ice Hockey team.
Rachel Eldredge MS, ATC, CSCS
Middlebury, VT 05753(802) 443-5636
Manny Escalante, Jr. MA, ATC, CPT
Athletic Trainer/Gym Owner
Graduated from ULV in 2001,
MA from Chico State,
2003 BOC Certification,
2001 Certified Personal Trainer,
2000 Athletic Trainer at the Happiest Place on Earth (yes, Disneyland!)
Gym Owner, World Gym Rialto Happily married and also a dog owner. Still living in La Verne.
Claudia Padilla, Class of 2004, is currently working as a Physical Therapy Aide at Loma Linda University Medical Center and completing her requirements for Nursing school.
Stephanie Dreyer, MS, ATC
ULV class of 2006. I just finished up at CSU Fullerton (Master's Degree) in May... YAY!!! I am currently working full time for St. Joseph's Hospital and I am contracted to work as an athletic trainer/consultant at Disneyland. Also a member of the FWATA Clinical Industrial Corporate Committee.
Raechel Cunningham, ATC
ULV class of 2006. Currently finishing Master's degree at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo while working on the Athletic Training Staff. Recently named Chair of the FWATA Young Professionals Committee.
Physical Therapy Assistant
Gabby Macias is living in Texas and will complete her course of study as a Physical Therapy Assistant in July. She will graduate from the Coleman College of Health Sciences with the highest honors and has been president of the student body since 2006. Gabby plans on finishing her pre-requisites within the next year for Physical therapy school. She is actively involved in the community, currently assisting her sister with a fundraiser for Casa de Esperanza which is provides shelter for abused and neglected children. Gabby has also taken up cycling, and will compete in her first 150 mile race in November but has already have participated in several shorter races.
Guillermo Escalante, MBA, ATC, CSCS
Guillermo Escalante is the President of SportsPros, his own business that works with highly active people in a performance enhancement environment. Effective January of this year, he became the sports medicine department author for MuscleMag International magazine (www.emusclemag.com), and will be writing a monthly column related to bodybuilding and sports medicine. The first issue just came out on newstands in June. Guillermo is working on finishing his doctoral dissertation in addition to his full-time work with SportsPros and ongoing participation in body-building competitions. He is engaged to be married to Monica in October.
Will Sinon, ATC, CSCS
Head Athletic Trainer
Will Sinon is currently serving as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Lake Elsinore Storm, a minor league affiliate of the San Diego Padres Professional Baseball Club.
Sarah Hoisington graduated in 2005 and moved to San Diego in 2006. She has been working full-time for a non-profit called the Community Foundation while applying to nursing programs and taking pre-requisites. In her spare time, she got into running and tried to participate in the community by being involved in running groups and events such as being a member of the runner's ministry with the Rock Church. Sarah ran the Coronado Rotary Club Low Tide Ride and Stride and Coronado Bay Bridge Run. She will be entering the Nursing Program at Azusa Pacific University in the fall of 2008.
Robert Simmons, MS, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Robert Simmons is currently an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Whittier College in Whittier, CA.
Erin Johnson, MS, ATC
Erin Johnson is currently the Executive Chef at PF Changs in Houston, TX. After graduating from La Verne in 1991, she had stints as a physical therapy aide at Pomona Valley Hospital, served as the assistant athletic trainer at La Verne, completed her Master's degree at Indiana State University, served as the assistant athletic trainer at Methodist College in North Carolina, then became head athletic trainer at Caney Creek High School in Texas before taking on her current position. Although primarily outside of athletic training, she still maintains her Certification and has been able to meet with other La Verne alums at the past two NATA Conventions.
Michelle (Geiger) Okayama
Head Athletic Trainer
Michelle Gieger is the Head Athletic Trainer at Bonita High School in La Verne. Michelle recently wrote: "Aaron and I got married on 6/14/08 in Fallbrook, CA. I will still be going by Michelle Geiger at Bonita but it is Michelle Okayama otherwise. I think I will still always be called "Geiger" anyways. As I remembered back to ULV it scared me for a minute as I realized that I am going on 9 years as an ATC...I'm getting old!"
Danny Bonilla, ATC
Head Athletic Trainer
I'm currently the Head ATC at Damien Memorial High School in Honolulu, Hawaii. I'm finishing the last year of my masters degree where I am
in the process of completing my thesis on isokinetic shoulder strength in adolescent female volleyball athletes. I'm hoping it gets published. I'm also working on a few pre-requisite courses for PA school in the fall of 2010. Life in Hawaii is great but I definately miss home!
Attached is a photo in Aloha Stadium for a football game.