Board of Directors

Committed to the cause.

SkillsUSA California has been experiencing exponential growth in recent years: from 4,000 to over 43,000 members within the last decade! We serve students at middle school, high school, and post secondary levels in many skilled trades. We need highly-qualified industry professionals who are passionate about the next generation of our workforce to serve with us on our Board of Directors. For more information about serving on the Board complete the inquiry form here.

Engineering & Architecture

John Peros

Chair

Autodesk

Member-at-Large/Education

David Earhart

Vice-Chair
Slawson Southeast Occupational Center

Building & Construction Trades

Adria Salvatore

Secretary

Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers

Automotive and Transportation

Maylan Newton

Member

esiseminars.com

Alumni & Friends

Faustino Tarin & Reimah Gaber

Staff

SkillsUSA Alumni & Friends Association

Membership & Chapter Development Coordinator

Loretta Cabuyadao

Staff

SkillsUSA California

State Executive Director

Clay Mitchell

Staff

SkillsUSA California

Manufacturing & Product Development 

Kathy Looman

Past Chair

Gene Haas Foundation​

Post Secondary Advisory of the Year

Erin Hodson

Board Treasurer
Kern High Regional Occupational Center

Education Administration

Don Black

Member

Western Electrical Contractors Association

CITEA liaison

Tom Vessella

Member
CITEA​

High School Advisory of the Year

Nikki Gerner

Member
Dinuba High School

State Officer Representative

Layali Homod

Member High School President

Academies of the Antelope Valley High

State Advisor

Tara Neilson

Staff

California Department of Education

Board Minutes
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