Champion Network

ITK Champions are professionals in Tulare-Kings dedicated to creating a regional approach to ensure our region's young people are prepared for college and career. 
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ITK Champion Network Members

Gilbert Bareng [Read his interview]

Mangini Associates Inc., ITK Leadership Council

Randy Baerg            

Warren & Baerg

John Corkins             

Research for Hire

Bud Darwin              

Sequoia Riverlands Trust

Bill Delain                  

Southern California Edison (Retired), ITK Leadership Council Member

Valerie Fisher                       

California Community Colleges, Deputy Sector Navigator

Lorinda Forrest        

California Community Colleges, Deputy Sector Navigator

Vickie Foster            

Sierra View Medical Center

Carrie Groover         

Visalia Marriott at the Convention Center

Don Groppetti           

Groppetti Automotive

Scot Hillman              

J.D. Heiskell & Co., ITK Leadership Council Member

Kerry Hydash [Read her interview.]       

Family Healthcare Network, ITK Leadership Council

Rick Joyner                

Quad Knopf

Ken Lavinder            

Carpenters Union 1109

Nancy Lockwood      

The Lockwood Agency, ITK Leadership Council Member

Dr. Myron Lord         

Physician/Surgeon (Retired)

Nathan Madsen        

Groppetti Automotive

Gary Marshburn      

Sunmaid (Retired)

Adam Peck [Read his interview.]

Workforce Investment Board of Tulare County

Dru Quesnoy            

Kaweah Delta Health Care District

Bobby Ram [Read his interview.]


Dante Rosh               

Family Healthcare Network

Jason Salazar           

Visalia Police Department

Gurminder Sangha  

College of the Sequoias and California Community Colleges Deputy Sector Navigator, ITK Leadership Council

Matt Seals                 

Seals and Biehle Contractors

Tricia Sever-Blattler [Read her interview.]

Tulare County Farm Bureau

Larry Simonetti        

Lane Engineers

Dr. John Snavely             

Porterville Unified School District, ITK Leadership Council Member

Jennifer Solis            

FAST Credit Union 

Rachel Souza             

Tulare Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Kuldip Thusu     

Universal Biopharmaresesearch Institute

Colby Wells [Read his interview.]

Southern California Gas Company, ITK Leadership Council Member

Nicola Wissler [Read her interview.]

Visalia Chamber of Commerce

Gail Zurek                  

Visalia Chamber of Commerce