CENTER FOR APPLIED TECHNOLOGY Meet the Team
A Computer Science major entering his second year of college, Ethan Bell is joining the CATLab as a Salesforce Developer. An adventurer by nature, he is up for the challenge of learning new things, such as queries and triggers. His hobbies include gaming, dirt biking, swimming, and surfing. Ethan frequently likes to refer to himself as an “enigma.”
Rebecca Frink studies Data Analytics, has travelled to 13 countries, and likes going to the beach, hiking, exploring, and generally being outdoors. As one of the Salesforce Developers, she hopes to learn more about Salesforce, grow in her programming skills, and help Westmont be able to work more efficiently.
A lover of plants, piano, ballet, art, and spreadsheets, Kimberlee Gong has several months’ experience working in Salesforce development for Westmont and is joining the CATLab as a Senior Developer. She hopes to see the team flourish in accomplishments, goals, and relationships. Outside of the CATLab, her current projects include a Rainbow Fish-inspired tapestry, a Chopin etude, and an android app.
Resourceful, determined, and lighthearted, Ryan Kleinberg is a Computer Science major at Westmont and a Senior Salesforce Developer at the CATLab. He enjoys sports (especially baseball), movies, and healthy living. As he works at the CATLab, he hopes to grow as a developer and form new relationships. He will also be working at Appfolio this summer.
A Senior Salesforce Developer, Jonathan Lee is excited to be collaborating with other students to improve Westmont’s Salesforce infrastructure. He also loves food and photography, and his favorite coffee shop in SB is the Breakfast Culture Club. In addition to his work at the CATLab, Jonathan is a research assistant with Dr. Patterson.
James Lopez is a mission-driven student and relationship-builder. He has taught himself many instruments and has played soccer since he was four. As a Salesforce Developer, he hopes to help Westmont move in the right direction by embracing new technological practices and to be an ambassador in the ever-evolving conversation of technology.
Exuberant, ambitious, well-rounded, and a fluent speaker of Sarcasm, Kristen Mohrhoff loves breaking stereotypes and being a woman in tech. As a Salesforce Developer, she hopes to gain experience and develop herself professionally while she helps Westmont improve its technological efficiency. She is highly skeptical of Ethan’s description of himself as an “enigma.”
Passionate about writing, languages, Tolkien, and programming, Emily Peterson is pursuing a double major in Computer Science and English. Fittingly, she joins the CATLab both as a Salesforce Developer and as a Storyteller for the creative team. She hopes to grow in experience and fellowship as she achieves her goals this summer. She is also a fluent speaker and reader of Japanese.
A member of the Applied Technology Lab last summer, Dante Poleselli operates as the Team Lead for the CATLab this year. He wants to see the team grow in their understanding of Salesforce and their unity with each other. He also wants to establish the CATLab’s name within the greater Westmont community so that people will recognize the program as a force for positive change. In addition to these ventures, he interns at Outside Open and plays baseball for Westmont College.
Sam Reep, a Data Analytics major with a double minor in Spanish and Computer Science, is a Senior Salesforce Developer at the CATLab. In addition to gaining practical experience in Salesforce and growing closer to the team, he is also interning at Appfolio this summer. He has completed two off-campus programs with Westmont, and he can whistle through his nose.
One of the first Westmont Students to work in Salesforce development, Kaylee Yoon (‘19) is essentially the pioneer of the Westmont CATLab. This summer, she continues to support the CATLab by working remotely before she goes to pursue internships in various parts of Asia. She likes baking, puzzles, reading, and board games.
A Data Analytics major, Nathan Young is practical, easy-going, compassionate, and contemplative. This summer, he is working as a Salesforce Developer and as a research intern with Dr. Patterson. He hopes to gain meaningful experience in the computer science field while learning as much as he can along the way. He enjoys playing spikeball and ultimate frisbee on the beach, has memorized the first 250 digits of pi, and has never eaten a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
The Creative Team
The photographer and videographer for the CATLab, Clayton Cardinalli is also the founder, creative director, and drone operator of Have Drone Can Fly, a company that produces high-quality aerial footage and photographs. He aspires to “dream big, be awesome, change lives, and maybe get some cool shots I can share with you along the way.”
Olivia Huebner loves art supplies, photography, and organization. As the Social Media Manager, she’s excited to document the CATLab’s story and to help build a program with longevity. She is entering her second year at Westmont, studying Economics & Business, Data Analytics, and Art, and participating in the Chamber Orchestra and the Women’s Varsity Swim Team. When she’s not in the office, she will be completing her first season as Assistant Coach for Dos Pueblos High School or lifeguarding at Westmont’s freshly renovated pool.
An appreciator of trees, bunnies, cellos, em dashes, and good books, Laura Joy Phillips is excited to serve as the CATLab’s Storyteller. She hopes to authentically capture the story of the program and to craft the narrative of the CATLab. Her previous writing endeavors include essays, novels, and silly choose-your-own-adventure stories that usually end in the reader getting turned into some kind of plant.
The Staff Support
Active, faithful, and a do-it-yourselfer, Nancy Everest is a staff member, an aspiring developer, and a mentor. She works as the Applications and Systems Developer/Analyst at Westmont College. Outside of work, she enjoys backpacking, reading, landscape design, cats, and roller skating—the last of which she used to do competitively in high school! Check out her website at https://navigatrix.home.blog/.
A Westmont alumni (‘08) and the Senior Director of Advancement Services at the college, Zak Landrum is the visionary behind the CATLab. He hopes that the program can create great solutions for Westmont’s admissions system and also empower students to “go get work in the Salesforce ecosystem.” When not at work, Zak spends his time raising three younglings, reading, and running.
Dominique Loftus serves as the supervisor for the CATLab’s creative team. She also works at Westmont as the Marketing Production Coordinator. Her skills include video production, marketing, event planning, professional office administration and creative project management.
Meditative, active, and disciplined, Kim Shifley serves as an administrator and staff support at the CATLab. As a Senior Gift Processing Specialist at Westmont College, she also worked closely with the students at the Applied Technology Lab last summer, the precursor to this year’s CATLab. Kim is a lover of obscure indie movies, breakfast, and Jesse McCartney; a hater of tomato soup, country music, and the sound of popping balloons; and feels neutral about cats, hard shelled tacos, and cats named Taco.