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.
Recently graduated with a degree in Computer Science and a minor in Studio Art, Jordan Douthit utilizes the sweet spot between the two disciplines to create dynamic and intuitive interfaces. As a Senior Salesforce Developer, she seeks to continue to grow in her knowledge of the company as well as her skills in programming, user experience, and user interface design. You can often find her around town trying new food spots and drinking coffee.
A recent graduate of Westmont with a B.S in Psychology and minor in Computer Science, Kristen Mohrhoff hopes to lead the Events and FormAssembly teams to success by providing guidance through her 3 years of CATLab experience while also focusing on her other position with the Thornhill Companies. Kristen enjoys trying to implement casual day at work, surfing poorly, walking to work in stilettos, and using coffee as inspiration to be alive.
A rising Data Analytics senior at Westmont, Frank served as the event coordinator on the Westmont Activities Council and will join the Intercultural Program, ICP's leadership team in the fall. As one of the new members on the team, Frank hopes to develop his leadership, technical, and team-building skills. Outside CATLab, Frank loves jumping in the ocean at any time of the day and mixing random ingredients while making dinner.
Focused, detail oriented, and easy-going, John Panos is a Computer Science major at Westmont and a Salesforce Developer at the CATLab. This summer he hopes to soak up as much knowledge as he can in order to apply it to the CATLab. He is also a mechanical keyboard enthusiast and outside of the CATLab, he loves building custom computers and servers.
A Data Analytics major who is also minoring in Computer Science, Sam is entering his first summer as a developer with CATLab. New to the world of Salesforce, he hopes to learn as much as he can while being a contributor to the team. Outside of programming, he loves hiking, trying new coffee shops, and falling down Wikipedia rabbit holes.
After completing her first year at Westmont, Bailey looks forward to her first summer with the CATLab. As a possible Mathematics or Data Analytics major, she is excited to grow in her role as an Analyst and gain new skills related to her area of study. She previously worked for the Admissions Data Team at Westmont and will be spending some time working with the Westmont Museum this summer. Bailey’s other interests include piano, New Testament Greek, doodling, and searching for new hobbies to take on.
Landon is a third year Data Analytics and Theatre major who loves coffee, kombucha, and the blockchain. He loves to learn about other’s passions and journeys and will never fail to make you laugh, whether it be with or at him.
A rising sophomore at Westmont, Madison Huntington is excited to be working with CATLab this summer.
A Data Analytics and History double-major, she looks forward to contributing to Westmont’s mission as part of the Form Building Team. Madison began working with the Admissions Data Team and Salesforce during her first year at Westmont and will continue building upon this experience with CATLab. Madison’s other interests include ballet, classical piano, and music production.
Josh is stoked to be working at the CATLab as a first year developer and analyst. A rising junior, Josh likes all things related to coffee, Star Wars, the San Diego Padres, and the Denver Broncos.
Adeline is a rising junior at Westmont majoring in Data Analytics with a minor in Psychology. She likes singing, biking, and getting to know people on a personal level. This is her first summer as a developer at CATLab, and this is her first time learning about Salesforce. After being introduced to the ways Salesforce makes life easier especially for businesses and their clients, she is very excited to see how her role as a developer will contribute to the big mission of building efficient programs for our Westmont community. She is always open to learning new skills and she likes to see the results of what she does, so CATLab provides that space for her. With the CATLab’s passionate and supportive people, she is looking forward to seeing how God uses everyone’s uniquenesses and passions to build His Kingdom.
Didi is a rising senior studying Data Analytics and this is her first summer at CATLab where she is working in Salesforce as an analyst. She is thrilled to work alongside and learn from such a remarkable team. Outside of work Didi is the one of the leaders of Bread of Life where she has met some of the most amazing people. She loves getting to enjoy Santa Barbara through hiking and backpacking, paddle boarding, and trying new restaurants!
As a first year analyst for CatLab, Ben is looking forward to applying some of the knowledge he has gained in his first two years at Westmont as a Data Analytics major. He is especially excited for the experience that he will gain in Sales Force this summer. Outside of work, Ben loves to be in the outdoors, read books which are not assigned from professors, and spend time exploring Santa Barbara and the surrounding mountains.
Luke "Monty" Montgomery is a third year computer science student at Westmont. He's looking to diversify his development skillset and be a valuable part of CATLabs community. Outside of a professional setting, he enjoys studying 3d modeling, physical security, and tabletop games.
Tommy is a third year Data Analytics and Economics & Business major. He is excited to be working as an analyst this summer with CATLab. Outside of work, Tommy enjoys watching football, hanging with friends at the beach, and listening to podcasts.
Kat is a third year Economics & Business and Religious Studies double major. This is her first summer at CATLab, where she is a part of the development and form building teams. She is enthusiastic about the intersection of business and religion, and is working closely with Westmont’s ministry teams and their Salesforce development this summer. Kat loves to explore Santa Barbara and the surrounding areas, and can be found experimenting with film photography, searching for a city’s best cappuccino, daydreaming of becoming a horse wrangler, and generally starting a lot of projects and rarely finishing them.
The Creative Team
An Economics and Business major, Abby Fisher is an adventure-seeker and lover of the outdoors. She will be working as the Campaign Manager for CATLab’s Creative Team and is excited to share the story of CATLab and involve more people in it. She is looking forward to cultivating the branding of CATLab and showing off the development team’s hard work for Westmont. Outside of the CATLab, she spends her time traveling, skiing, and going to the beach.
Sharon Ko is a Westmont graduate from the class of 2021 with degrees in Studio Art and English. She is a passionate and dedicated interdisciplinary artist who loves to use the mediums of film and digital photography, video, printmaking, installation, poetry, and music to tell the stories of individuals and communities in collaborative and empowering ways. Serving as the art director, photographer, and videographer for the CATLab Creative Team this summer, she seeks to connect with the broader Santa Barbara community and share with them about CATLab’s innovative enterprises. You will often see her booking her next flight or campsite, cooking a lavish meal, and playing melodies on the electric guitar in her backyard.
Laura Joy Phillips recently received her BA in English and minors in Writing and Religious Studies, but she also enjoys exploring other fields such as computer science and Koine Greek. At Westmont, she has served as the storyteller and editor for the CATLab, a peer tutor in the library, and a member of Writers' Corner. Her backpack brims with more books than she can read, and she hopes to pursue a career of helping other writers tell their stories.
Known for being enthusiastic and adventurous, Alexa Gatiss is currently pursuing a major in Economics and Business and a minor in Studio Art. She will be working as a graphic designer for the CATLab, as well as a Marketing Cloud specialist for various departments on campus. Full of surprises, Alexa is always seeking opportunities to learn new things and meet new people, both of which she is excited to do this summer with CATLab! Outside of work, she enjoys all kinds of sports and outdoor activities, especially hiking, running, rollerblading and of course, playing volleyball.
Kenna Brase is a fourth year Communications major and Global Studies minor who is excited to be part of the Creative Team for this summer. She will be working on Marketing and Communications for both CATLab and the Gaede Institute, and is looking forward to using her creative and technical skills to reach various communities that are connected to CATLab. Kenna’s current interests include drive-in movies, making meals with friends, learning languages, podcasts, and finding the best sunset spot in Santa Barbara.
Olivia is a senior Economics & Business major. In addition to her studies, she is captain of the women's swim team and a violinist in the chamber orchestra. In her rare free time, Olivia enjoys exploring new places, watching the Lakers, going to Dodgers games, and spending quality time with friends and family. As a past participant of CATLab, she returns this summer as the External Relations Coordinator. Proven to be a capable manager, Olivia will be focused on communicating with potential speakers, aligning their schedules and the schedule of CATLab, and taking care of all the details around the Tech | Art nights.
Luke Spicer is a current third-year student, majoring in English Writing and Theatre-Arts, with a minor in Film Studies. While writing the “CATLab Roots” series is fun for Luke, it is the Purrsday specials at Cat Therapy that truly sustains him. Also, Luke likes Radiohead, and you should listen to them.
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.
Fascinated by languages, Sophia graduated from Westmont in 2020 with a degree in Computer Science and a degree in Spanish. She enjoys teaching and learning new concepts (sometimes finding herself doing both at the same time). Sophia has worked as a Salesforce Developer with the CatLab for 3 years and holds a Platform Developer I. She is now working as a Junior Software Developer at Outside Open and a part time consultant for CATLab. In her free time, Sophia enjoys taking photos and going for runs.
Kim has been working at Westmont for five years, and has been with the CATLab since Day 1. She administers Salesforce and Marketing Cloud for the college and holds four Salesforce certifications. She loves long walks, short runs, spending time with her family, and coffee.
As a Salesforce Administrator for the Westmont Office of Admissions, Adae Rehmke strives to provide a great experience for fellow users. Collaborating with the CATLab team to create a completely customized interface for admissions is a fun and edifying experience for her. She relishes in seeing the team’s outstanding innovation and hard work come to fruition. Outside of work, Adae enjoys cultivating an edible permaculture landscape around her home, but she especially loves spending time will her family on outdoor adventures or playing games.
As the Information Systems Manager and Salesforce administrator for the Office of Admissions, Dawn has worked on a number of significant integrations over the years. Her recent work with the very skilled and creative CatLab team has been both exciting and motivational, presenting challenges and opportunities to improve processes for efficiency. She looks forward to seeing how the new system transforms the application process for both applicants and staff. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, singing in her church choir, spending time with family and friends and helping her elderly parents (both in their 90’s).
Emily Greig is working with CATLab’s Event Developer team this summer. She works as the Creative Productions and Events Coordinator for Enrollment, Marketing, and Communication at Westmont and has been working with CATLab developers this year on building the events calendar for the college. She is excited about this summer’s work and is looking forward to seeing its impact this year!