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. 


Edward Trent Robinson

President, RHB Productions / Head of Production, Storyville Projects


Tanya L. Moore
Moore Media & Koobe, Inc.


James Aardahl
GreenLight Media, & Marketing, LLC


Glenn Giles

President/CEO, Privia

Barry Coffing

WeGet Artists/Springboard Festivals/


Michael Buckholtz

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


KC Chohan

Chief Financial & Operations Officer, The Reconnection


Dan Sheehan
California Roots Presents


Deryl Deese

Managing Member, Shadow Equity Group, LLC

Christopher Turen

Operations Management, Revenue & Profit Growth, Performance Optimization, Strategy


W. Patrick McPhilamy, III

Principal Attorney, Law Office W. Patrick McPhilamy, III


Kris Seeburn

Professor, ISOC Moderator, Cybersec, Internet Gov, IS Audit, Policy and GDPR specialist, Blockchain


David Rosen

COO, D’Alessio Law Group


Brian Costello

Assistant Director of Marketing & Communications, Loyola Law School


YIC Consultants

Dr. Antwon Martin - Educational Tech Specialist/Computer Science Curriculum Developer

Owen Barry - Marketing, Content & Strategy Expert

Michael Dinco - Marketing/ Producer/TV/Film/Music

Nicole Franco - Event Production, Marketing & Advertising

Brad Doll - President/CEO, UPRISING