Dedicated educators with a proven record of success.


Ground Team

All YIC Program Instructors and Counselors are credentialed educators with the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. 



Program Instructors

Bret Lieberman
Poppy Hutchens
Raquel Gallardo Purcell
Kirsten Fitzpatrick


Vocational Counselors

Poppy Hutchens
Rosemary Hernandez
Raquel Gallardo Purcell
Kirsten Fitzpatrick

Support Staff & Volunteers

To Be Announced....


Senior Leadership


Bret Lieberman, M.Ed.
Executive Director








Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees adopts regulations and policies governing the organization. Board committees have authority over educational policy, finance, campus planning, and facilities, among other areas.


David Tetreault
Executive Vice President, Media and Entertainment
Golden Boy Promotions, Inc. 


Dan Sheehan
California Roots Presents


Tanya L. Moore
Moore Media & Koobe, Inc.


James Aardahl
GreenLight Media, & Marketing, LLC

Barry Coffing

WeGet Artists/Springboard Festivals/


Michael Buckholtz

Gold/Multi-platinum Award Winning Music Producer| Actor | Author | Sound Design | Internet Management Services


Michael Dinco

Scrubdown Productions/ 44 Blue Productions