Leadership Team

SkillsUSA California is lead by the Board Chair and the State Director working together to provide leadership and carry forth the organizational objectives for our state.

The other state leadership team members serve on the Conference Coordinating Committee and include the Conference Management Assistant, the Skill Events Coordinators, the State Officer Trainers and the Alumni & Friends Coordinator.

Tom Vessella
Board Chair
vessellatj@pierce.edu

Clay Mitchell
State Director
cmitchel@cde.ca.gov
(916) 445-5568


Conference Coordinating Committee

Andy Page
Data and Scoring Coordinator
andypage.skillsusaca@gmail.com

Carrie O'Grady
Conference Management Assistant
carriecogrady@gmail.com

Gilbert Vallez
Competitive Events Coordinator
gvallez08@gmail.com
(909) 438-1577

Tim Bonner
Competitive Events Coordinator
timbonner.skillsusaca@gmail.com
(626)991-6736

Loretta Cabuyadao
Alumni and Friends Coordinator
kopyking@sbcglobal.net 
(805) 304-1437
 

Veronica Chavez 
State Officer Trainer
veronicam.chavez@gmail.com
(909) 251-3978

David Tayco
State Officer Trainer
dtayco@stockton.k12.ca.us
(209) 834-4151

Tanishia Hodge
SkillsUSA California Executive Assistant
executive.assistant@skillsusaca.com