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



Cindy Facteau
Chief Operations Officer





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.


James Aardahl
GreenLight Media, & Marketing, LLC


Dan Sheehan
California Roots Presents


Tanya L. Moore
Moore Media & Koobe, Inc.


Emily Lland
Award Winning Author

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