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Aaron Bardo Spanish Instructor Modern and Classical Language 574-842-8020 Since graduating from Elon University in 2009, Aaron Bardo has lived abroad. He taught English as a second language in Colegio Cordillera for five years in Santiago, Chile. He also lived in Wellington, New Zealand for three years and traveled extensively throughout Asia, Europe and South America. Aaron returns to the U.S.A. to teach Spanish and coach lacrosse at Culver Academies. Aaron's education is a global one. He learns from the cultures and places he immerses himself in. While teaching at Culver, he will pursue his Master's degree. Aaron and Francisca, his wife, have a little Chilean street dog named Rusty. Aaron's hobbies include travel, photography, BardoA.jpg
Aaron Landrey Groundskeeper Grounds     LandreA.jpg
Abby Grady Security Officer Campus Safety and Security 574-842-4088   GradyA.jpg
Alan Loehr Director of Alumni Relations Alumni Office 574-842-8235 Mr. Alan Loehr has served as Director of Alumni Relations since June 1991 after serving four years as a development officer. In addition to overseeing all alumni affairs, his office serves as headquarters for The Culver Legion and The Culver Summer Schools Alumni Association. He originally joined the Culver faculty as an intern in the History Department after earning his B.A. in U.S. History from Tulane University in 1986. He serves as the head coach of the CMA tennis team. He and his wife, Wendy, are natives of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; they have two daughters, Eliza and Avery. hide more loehra.jpg
Alan Allen Mail Clerk Post Office 574-842-8333   allena.jpg
Alex Ericson T Coach Sports Administration     EricsoA1.jpg
Alexa Jansey W'01, SS'02, '06 Assistant Director Information Technology 574-842-8157 Alexa Jansey is a 2006 CGA graduate and 2001 Summer Schools graduate. She returned to Culver after spending six years working as an engineer at HeartWare, a medical device company developing products for the treatment of advanced heart failure. Alexa graduated from the University of Denver with a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. She went on to pursue her Master of Business Administration at the University of Denver. JanseyA.jpg
Alexander Kurrelmeier Director of the Ron Rubin School Academic Affairs 574-842-8334   KurrelA.jpg
Alexander Mies Instructor Humanities 574-842-7956 Alex Mies joined Culver Academies in August 2010 as intern in the Humanities Department, and is returning for another year as an intern for the 2011-2012 school year. Alex earned his Bachelors degree in history with a minor in psychology from the College of Wooster where he also played lacrosse. A native of Birmingham, MI, Alex enjoys playing both hockey and lacrosse, both of which he will help coach this year. miesa.jpg
Alisha Coby Assistant Director of Financial Aid Admissions Office 574-842-8201 Alisha Coby joined the Culver Academies Admissions office staff as an Admissions Associate in January 2014. Alisha is responsible for assisting the Financial Aid Committee, as well as other office duties. She graduated with honors from Ancilla College with an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Behavioral Science. Alisha lives in Culver with her husband and two children. She enjoys baking, reading, gardening and spending time with her family. CobyA.jpg
Amanda Wieger Human Resources Coordinator Human Resources 574-842-8313   WiegerA.jpg
Amber Payne Barista Rubin Cafe     PayneA.jpg
Amber Seidel Enrollment Support Specialist Admissions Office 574-842-8130 Amber Seidel joined Culver Academies Admissions office staff in June 2008 as an Admissions Associate. Prior to Culver Amber had several years of experience in Restaurant Management. She is responsible for the design and set up of our online admissions application, inquiry systems, and online registration. Her other responsibilities include processing, interpreting, and importing data. In her spare time Amber enjoys gardening and spending time with her friends and family. seidela.jpg
Amy Bliss Dishroom Utility Food Services     BlissA.jpg
Amy Ditmire Science Laboratory Coordinator Science 574-842-8125   ditmira.jpg
Amy Trefren Chaperone Student Activities     TrefreA.jpg
Amy Collins Chef and Kitchen Manager Food Services 574-842-8287   CollinA.jpg
Amy Davis Johnson Office Manager Alumni Alumni Office 574-842-7843 Amy Davis-Johnson joined the Alumni Office as an Administrative Assistant in September 2007. Prior to joining the Alumni Office, Amy served eight years as an assistant in Culver's Administrative Services department. Amy works closely with the Director of Alumni Relations and designates to organize and execute Culver's Class volunteer system. She also handles logistics pertaining to volunteer Boards and special committees. She possesses a certificate in esthetics, and is working towards a degree in Business Management. Amy and her husband, Brad, currently reside in Winamac with their sons, Quinn and Camden davisa.jpg
Amy Lamon Office Manager Food Services 574-842-8488   heinlea.jpg
Amy Pryor Licensed Practical Nurse Health Center     PryorA.jpg
Anastasia Médard Beeson '94 Counselor CGA Student Life 574-842-8305 Anastasia Beeson joined the Culver Academies Student Life department in 2015 as the Benson counselor. Originally from Petion-Ville, Haiti, she is a 1994 graduate of CGA. She went on to receive her Bachelor's degree from Yale University (1999), as well as her Master's degree in Education from the University of St. Thomas (2012). Prior to working at CGA, Anastasia served as a Americorps College Counselor for the 21st Century Scholars program (Lafayette, IN), a high school teacher and instructional coach at Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory School of Houston and a curriculum consultant at St. Theresa Catholic School (Sugar Land, TX). Anastasia lives in the town of Culver and has five young children, Nicholas, Katherine, Sophia, Isabelle, and Alexandra. BeesonA.jpg
Andrew Basner Instructor Science 574-842-8054 Andrew Basner joined the Science Department on August 14, 2014. He serves as a chemistry instructor for both introductory chemistry and AP chemistry. Basner also serves as an assistant wrestling coach in the winter. After graduating with a B.S in chemistry with a concentration in chemical biology in Dec. 2008, he attended graduate school at Syracuse University to work on his PhD in chemistry. While at Syracuse, he tried to find ways to make solar panels absorb more sunlight. He also served as an adjunct chemistry professor during time in Syracuse. Andrew currently lives in Culver with his energetic dog Thor. BasnerA.jpg
Andrew Hipskind Groundskeeper Grounds     HipskiA.jpg
Andrew Strati Senior Instructor Humanities 574-842-8023 Andrew Strati joined the Culver Academies Humanities Department in the fall of 2005, having served as a high school teacher and coach since 1990. He earned a bachelor's degree in secondary education at Manchester College with an emphasis in American History and American Government. Prior to Culver, Mr. Strati spent 13 years at South Bend Saint Joseph High School and two years at Goshen High School where he taught AP American History and coached football. Mr. Strati currently serves as an instructor of American Studies and International Relations. Additionally, he is co-advisor of the Culver Military Honor Council. In addition to his teaching duties, Mr. Strati is the offensive coordinator for the varsity football team and is an assistant coach for the freshman boys' basketball team. He, his wife Becky Strati, and their daughter Lizzie live in Culver and enjoy the boarding school life of Culver Academies. stratia.jpg
Andrew Dorrel Senior Instructor Humanities 574-842-8208   DORRELA.jpg
Andrew Rikard Humanities Fellow Fellowship, Humanities 574-842-7690 Andrew Rikard graduated from Davidson College with a Bachelor's degree in English Language and Literature. RikardA.jpg
Andy Plonski Military Leadership Mentor Artillery CMA Military Activities 574-842-7454 Andy Plonski came to Culver Military Academy in August 2005 with a two year stint at the University of Notre Dame in between. He serves as the Military Leadership Mentor in the Artillery Battalion. He is located in Main barracks working on his primary duties but can be found out on the parade field teaching the cadets to drive the fleet of military trucks and to fire the howitzer battery. He also has worked as the Night Officer in Charge and worked with Infantry Battalion for six years. He also serves as the sponsor for 4 Gun Drill and coaches football for CMA. Andy joined the United States Marine Corps in June of 2000. His primary MOS was to be a combat engineer and took on secondary duties in admin and supply. In January 2003 he deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with Engineer Company B 6th ESB. In January 2004 he transferred to sister company, Bridge Company B 6th ESB and once again was deployed back to Iraq. Amongst his numerous awards he was awarded Marine of the Year in 2001 for .. PlonskA.jpg
Andy Seddelmeyer Upper School Director Summer Schools and Camps 574-842-8239 Andy joins the Culver Summer Schools and Camps as Director of Upper School after serving as the Division Commander of D3 for the past six summers. He also was an elementary school principal for the past fourteen years in southern Ohio. Prior to serving at Principal, Andy taught 4th grade and coached high school basketball. Andy graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. He also earned a Master's Degree in Educational Administration along with a Superintendent's license from Ohio University. Andy and his wife, Julie, have four children: Drew (15), Kamm (12), Reid (10), and Wade (10). SeddelA.jpg
Angel Trent Furnishing Technician Building Maintenance 574-842-8164   conleya.jpg
Angela Benn Accounts Payable Associate Business Office 574-842-8364   BennA.jpg
Angela Evans Custodian Environmental Services     EvansA.jpg
Angela Kisela Scanning Clerk Administrative Services 574-842-7889 Angela Kisela joined the Administrative Service team in July 2010. In November she became the Scanner/Clerk for the same department. She is the friendly face you see upon entering the basement of the Humanities building. She specializes in the scanning and retrieval of student files through the software known as Docuware. She has a certificate in Charismatic Studies from Indiana Christian University and writes Christian poetry and short stories. She and her husband Jerry have three children. kiselaa.jpg
Angela Barton Haynes Senior Instructor Modern and Classical Language 574-842-8152 Angela Barton joined Culver Academies' Department of Modern and Classical Languages fall 2010. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and Business from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 1992. She spent her sophomore year of undergraduate study at the University of Caen in Lower Normandie, France. In 1994, she earned her Master's degree in French Culture from The Ohio State University. After completing her doctoral exams there in French Cultural Studies, Ms. Barton moved to Rennes, France where she taught at a university, a political science institute, and an international business grande ecole for 3 years. In addition to teaching French, Ms. Barton has also worked to promote equity and inclusion during her career. Next year, She will be taking over the Multicultural Awareness Retreat slated for September. Ms. Barton has two children, Nico and Dashiell, who enjoy spending family time outdoors and on the water. bartona.jpg
Angela Osterman Meyer, Ph.D. Senior Instructor Science 574-842-8052 Dr. Angela Meyer joined the Science Department in August of 2014. Her courses include Physics, Astronomy, and AP Physics C. Dr. Meyer graduated from Georgia Tech in 2000 with a B.S. in Physics before completing her M.S. in Physics and Ph.D. in Astronomy at Georgia State University in 2007. She taught physics and astronomy at Florida Gulf Coast University for seven years prior to joining the Culver faculty. Dr. Meyer and her husband live in Culver with their two children. MeyerA.jpg
Angela Redman Stable Hand Horsemanship Angela,     RedmanA.jpg
Angela Sweet-Christian Instructor Science 574-842-7853 Angela will be joining the faculty after teaching English and psychology at the high school and university level for 20 years. She earned a doctorate in Educational Psychology in 2013. Angela will teach AP Psychology for Culver Academies. She and her husband Scott have three children, Abby (16); Ben (12), and Skylar (10), as well as a St. Bernard named Molly, a cat named Tiger and a bearded dragon named Spike. ChristA.jpg
Angella Harness Line Supervisor Server Food Services     HarnesA.jpg
Angie Strobel '98 CGA Residential Education Team Leader Student Life 574-842-8107 Angie Fulton joined the Culver Academies' Student Life in the fall of 2004. She is a 1998 graduate of Culver Girls Academy. After Culver Ms. Fulton earned a bachelor's degree in Biology from Indiana State University then continued to earn a Swedish Studies certificate from Vaxjo University. Ms. Fulton also earned a master's degree in Student Affairs Administration from Indiana State University. Prior to arriving at Culver Academies she worked as the Assistant Director of Student Activities at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. In addition to serving as the Benson counselor, Ms. Fulton is a speech team coach, team leader for Culver's Spring Break in Mission, and advisor for the CGA diversity prefects. fultona.jpg
Ann Norton Advancement Admissions Liaison Admissions Office 574-842-8460 Ann Norton joined the Admissions Department in 2009. Prior to joining admissions, Ann was Culver's Director of Student Activities since 2004. She earned both her Bachelor of Science degree in Education and her Master of Arts degree from Miami University (OH). Prior to Culver, Ann was involved in a variety of programming positions at the community, university, and corporate levels. Ann also serves Culver as a Cross Country Official, Hockey Study Hall Proctor, and Track and Field Official. She lives in Culver with her husband Mike, Associate Athletic Director at the Academies. They have two children, a '07 CGA graduate and a '12 CMA graduate. nortona.jpg
Ann Maurer SS'72 Administrative Assistant Alumni Events Alumni Office 574-842-7200 Ann Maurer joined the Alumni Office in May of 2014. She works in support of the Director of Alumni Relations, the Director of Culver Clubs International, special events, class volunteers, andthe Culver Alumni network. Prior to joining the Alumni office Ann worked in the Culver Fitness Center, Culver Summer Schools and Camps Director's office, Sailing Program, and Athletic office. She is a SS '72 graduate. Ann Earned a BA in Telecommunications from Michigan State University. She has previously held positions in Advertising, Sales, and Elementary Education. Ann and her husband, Bill, live in Culver and enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren. MaurerA.jpg
Ann Rutledge '79 Resident Director Student Life 574-842-8357   RutledA.jpg
Anne Kelley Assistant Dean of Girls Student Life 574-842-8174 Anne Kelley joined the Culver Academies' Student Life department in 2002 as counselor of Ithaka Dorm. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in writing from Denison University and is a 1994 graduate of CGA. Prior to working in the Student Life department, Anne worked for four years in the Culver Academies' Development Office. She also currently serves as the advisor to the Community Service Council since its inception in 2000. Anne is married to Ed Kelley, a teacher in the Humanities department. They have three children. kelleya.jpg
Annette Hildebrandt Senior Instructor Mathematics 574-842-8097 Annette Hildebrandt joined Culver Academies in the fall of 2016. With over 30 years of teaching experience within the public and private sector, Annette has won many teaching awards including Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year, the Milken National Eduacator Award, the Sontag Award in Urban Education and the Milken Fellow Award for project based learning. Annette has taught virtually every mathematics course during her career rangind from Pre-Algebra through AP calculus. Annette has been active in the past with alternative assessments in the mathematics classroom and has been a presenter at many local and state conferences in Iowa. Throughout her years of teaching she has developed many different projects that she has implemented within her classroom, one of which was featured on the Milken Family Website of Unsung Heroes. Annette received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, IA for Mathematics Teaching and her Master's Degree in Secondary Education from Viterbo University in La HildebA.jpg
Anthony Clemons Systems Maintenance Technician Systems Maintenance 574-842-8249   clemona.jpg
Anton Zurbrugg Health Center Driver Health Center     ZurbruA.jpg
Antonio Giraldi '75 Chief International Officer International 574-842-8332 Antonio Giraldi joined the Culver Academies in 2001 as Chief International Officer. Tony graduated from Culver Military Academy in 1975 (Troop B) and earned his BA from Baylor University. He then earned his master's degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. The International Advancement group supports all areas of the Academies and Summer Camps. Prior to coming to Culver, Tony worked as an international investment banker specializing in Latin America and Asia. Tony was born in Japan and raised in Latin America. During his college years he was Troop counselor at Culver Summer Camps. He served as a member of the Culver Legion Board of Directors. giraldt.jpg
April Bain Senior Instructor Mathematics 574-842-8089 April Bain is joining the Mathematics department after serving seven years with the Los Angeles Unified School District. As an instructional coach, curriculum developer, and classroom teacher her mission was to bring engaging, rigorous, and accessible mathematics instruction to all students. She also worked as an Instructional Strategy Researcher and Conference Presenter for CPM Educational Program, a grader for the AP Statistics exams, and volunteered with educational reform and public policy initiatives. Additionally, April co-founded and served on the Executive Board of Minds Matter of Los Angeles, a non-profit focused on transforming the lives of accomplished high school students from low-income families by preparing them for success in college and beyond. April teaches Algebra 1 and Geometry. She is excited to get back on the pitch as the CGA's JV Soccer Coach. BainA.jpg
April Eskridge Registered Nurse Health Center     EskridA.jpg
Aris Brimanis Athletics Liaison and Head U16 Hockey Coach Sports Administration 574-842-8057 Aris Brimanis returned to the Culver community in 2016, after graduating in 1990. Born in Cleveland, OH, Aris attended CMA, pursued hockey at Bowling Green State University, and continued on to be a professional hockey player for 19 years. After retiring from hockey in 2012, Aris continued his love for the sport by coaching in both America and Europe. Brimanis worked for the U.S. Embassy Sports Diplomacy Program as a Sports Envoy and was a lead instructor at Hockey Camp Sweden from 2012-2015. Aris has completed the NHL Alumni Coaching Beyond the Boards program. attended NHLCA Coaches Clinics, and through his own business, gave personal hockey lessons at both the amateur and professional level. Drafted in 1991 by the Philadelphia Flyers, Brimanis played 113 NHL games and more than 1,100 professional games over 19 consecutive seasons in the NHL, AHL, IHL, Switzerland's National A League, and Germany's DEL. Brimanis played either with or for numerous Olympic, National and NHL head coaches. BrimanA.jpg
Ashleigh Mills Process Improvement Manager Development 574-842-8087 Ashleigh Mills joined the Culver Development office in August 2007. She works closely and primarily in support of the Director of the Culver Fund. She is responsible for evaluating the need for process improvements, designing and implementing them, as well as creating and executing Culver Fund financial reports. She manages all logistics and administrative processes related to the Culver Fund, provides support to the Culver Fund Officers, and serves as the initial contact for internal and external public contacts including alumni, alumnae, parents, faculty and staff, and friends. millsa.jpg
Ashley Paulson Instructor Wellness Education 574-842-8308 Ashley Paulson joined the Wellness Department in August 2014. She will serve as a 10th grade instructor as well as the strength and conditioning coach and as the CGA Ice Hockey assistant coach. A 2006 graduate of Culver Academies, Paulson went on to play Division 1 Ice Hockey at the University of North Dakota where she earned her B.S. in Exercise Science and Coaching. From there, she came back to Culver for her internship where she was in the Admissions Office and the Wellness Department. She then returned to UND for her graduate work as well as working with the Women's Ice Hockey program as an assistant strength and conditioning coach. She earned her Master's in Kinesiology in August of 2014. A native of Onalaska, WI, Ashley will be residing in Culver, IN where she enjoys being outdoors and playing as many sports as possible. PaulsoA.jpg
Ashley Butler SS'00 Senior Instructor Modern and Classical Language 574-842-8006 Ashley Butler joined the Department of Modern and Classical Languages in 2016. She earned a bachelor's degree in Latin from DePauw University in 2005 and a master's degree in Classical Studies from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland in 2012. Her master's thesis examined door and threshold imagery in the Roman comedies of Plautus and Terence and Latin Elegiac poetry. Mrs. Butler currently teaches Latin I and Latin 2 at Culver Academies. Prior to arriving at Culver, she taught at St. Richard's Episcopal School in Indianapolis, where she was the Latin and Spanish teacher. After leaving Dublin with her masters degree, she taught Latin at Canterbury School in Greensboro, North Carolina. Ashley has a strong history with Culver, having graduated from the Culver Summer Schools in 2000, and then working in the Woodcraft Camps in Cardinal Wing One from 2003-2010. ButlerA.jpg
Ashton Duke Dishroom Utility Food Services     DukeA.jpg
Aurora Lindvall Laundry Attendant Dry Cleaning and Laundry     LindvaA.jpg
Barbara Hawkey Custodian Environmental Services     HawkeyB.jpg
Barbara Napier Barber Stylist Barber Shop     NapierB1.jpg
Barbara Napierkowski Laundry Attendant Dry Cleaning and Laundry     NapierB.jpg
Barbara Wynn Senior Retail Clerk Campus Store     WynnB.jpg
Beata Lowisz Secretary Horsemanship 574-842-8325 Beata Lowisz joined the Culver Academies in August 2006 as an Office Manager for the Horsemanship Department. In 2000, she earned a degree with an emphasis in Computer Information Systems from Northwestern Business College in Chicago, IL. Her responsibilities include assisting the Director of Operations, Director of Instruction and the Instructors, general office duties, generating expense reports and maintaining records for the herd. lowiszb.jpg
Beeks, Patricia Barber Stylist Barber Shop 574-842-8293   BeeksP.jpg
Belen Brown Custodian Environmental Services     BrownB.jpg
Benjamin Nowalk W'02, '07 Coordinator Culver Clubs International Alumni Office 574-842-7859 Benjamin (Ben) Nowalk joined the Advancement team in October of 2015 as the department's Special Events Coordinator. After receiving his B.A. in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Purdue University '12, Ben spent 3.5 years as an Operations Manager for Marcus Hotels and Resorts. During his time with Marcus, Ben worked through an extensive Manager in Training program at the Grand Geneva Resort and Spa and most recently held the position of Director of Front Office Operations at the 729 room Hilton Milwaukee City Center. His passion for hospitality and the Culver experience has driven his recent return to Culver. In his role, Ben will be working extensively with the Director of Alumni Relations as well as Parents Coordinator to assist in the coordination and execution of the growing list of large scale events hosted on campus. Having grown up in Culver, Ben is a graduate of WC '02 and CMA '07, he is the son of Robert Nowalk (Visual Arts Department), the brother of Katie McGuinn CGA '00, Sarah Paré CGA '02, NowalkB.jpg
Bernice Carroll Line Supervisor Server Food Services     CarrolB.jpg
Beth Pare Adjunct Instructor Fine Arts     pareb.jpg
Betsy Hintz Registered Nurse Health Center     HintzB.jpg
Bobi Baker Secretary Student Life 574-842-8145   bakerb.jpg
Brad Trevathan Senior Instructor Humanities 574-842-8030 Brad Trevathan joined the Culver History Department in fall of 1990. He earned a bachelor's degree in history at Emory University and then earned his teaching certificate from the Indiana University School of Education. In 2002, he completed a master of arts in liberal studies in history and theology from Valparaiso University. While at Culver, Mr. Trevathan has taught courses in both world and American history as well as senior electives in World Religions, Philosophy, and Racism in American Society. Since 2003, he has devoted his efforts to the 9th-grade Humanities course, Western Perspectives from Greece to the Renaissance. In 2008 he was appointed to serve as coordinator for the 9th-grade course. Mr. Trevathan currently serves as chair of the teacher representatives committee of the Indiana Association of Independent Schools. He is an assistant coach with Culver's state-champion speech team. Long active in multicultural activities at Culver, he has been a facilitator at the annual Multicultural Awareness TREVATB.jpg
Bradley Reed Dishroom Utility Food Services     ReedB.jpg
Branden James Counselor CMA Student Life 574-842-8339 Branden James is the Counselor for Battery B. Branden is originally from Northern Indiana and is a proud graduate of Culver Military Academy. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse in 2012. After graduating college, he began working in Wisconsin for an insurance company as an adjuster. While living in Wisconsin he also volunteered at Oshkosh West High School as an assistant wrestling coach. He is very passionate about wrestling and enjoys helping students realize their full potential on and off the mat. Branden will be joining the coaching staff as an assistant coach for the wrestling team. Branden and his wife Erika, have two sons, Easton and Waylen. They reside in Culver, Indiana. JamesB.jpg
Brandon Hendrickson Hardware Support Technician Information Technology 574-842-8099   HendriB.jpg
Brent Van Norman Pipe Drum Inst Liv Hist Gp Coo Fine Arts     vannorb.jpg
Brian Fisher Cook S B Snack Bar     FisherB1.jpg
Brian Rhode Mover Environmental Services 574-842-7855   rhodeb.jpg
Brian Rodgers Associate Director of College Advising Academic Affairs 574-842-8439 Brian Rodgers joined the Culver Academies' College Advising Office in 2007. A native Californian, he earned a bachelor's degree in Physical Education from California State University Chico in 1986 and his teaching credentials from San Diego State University in 1987. He earned a M.ED in Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2005. Prior to arriving at Culver Academies, he was a counselor and taught physical education and health at five different international schools in Japan, China, the Philippines and Thailand for sixteen years. Between his overseas work, Brian taught and coached football and baseball at Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa, Florida. In addition to his college advising responsibilities, Mr. Rodgers is an assistant coach for the CGA varsity basketball team and head coach of the CGA junior varsity basketball team. He is married to Esmeralda and together they have three children. rodgerb.jpg
Brian Rosenau Senior Instructor Wellness Education 574-842-8476 Brian Rosenau joined the Culver Academy in the fall of 1996. He earned a bachelor's degree from Hope College (Holland, MI), and a master's degree from California University of Pennsylvania (California, PA). Rosenau teaches the sophomore Wellness Education course, "Foundations of Health Behavior," while also acting as the level coordinator for the sophomore Wellness Education curriculum. His classroom interests are in the areas of "Epidemiology" and "Writing for Wellness." Rosenau also serves Culver Academy as a Certified Athletic Trainer. ROSENAB.jpg
Brian Baker, CPA Assistant Director Business Office 574-842-8292   BakerB1.jpg
Bridgette Blankenship Custodian Environmental Services     BlankeB.jpg
Brigida Johnston Custodian Environmental Services     JohnstB.jpg
Bronson Roberts Dishroom Utility Food Services     RobertB.jpg
Brook Bennett Adjunct Instructor Fine Arts     BennetB2.jpg
Bruce Pursch Boat Shop Repairman Boats     PurschB.jpg
Bryan Falk Hardware Support Technician Information Technology 574-842-8226 Bryan Falk joined the Culver Academies' Technology Services Department in 2006. He earned a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Cedarville University 1998. He serves as the Software and Hardware Support Specialist for the students and faculty. His primary responsibilities include repairing the laptops and helping students, faculty, and staff resolve problems they experience with their laptops falkb.jpg
Business Office Temp   Business Office     botemp.jpg
Caitlin Schrimsher Cook S B Snack Bar     SchrimC.jpg
Camilo Morales Master Counselor CMA Student Life 574-842-8296 Sergeant Major Camilo Morales Cabrera joined the Culver Academies' Student Life staff in November 2008. Prior to his arrival as counselor of Company C, he was a member of the Military Activities Department. He retired from the United States Army on June 1, 2007 after 22 years of service. He earned a bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies from Thomas Edison State College in New Jersey. SGM Morales is a graduate of the Primary Leadership Development Course (Honor Graduate), the Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course (Commandant's List), the Master Fitness Course, the Drill Sergeants Course (Distinguished Honor Graduate), and the Sergeants Major Academy (54). While in service, SGM Morales held every enlisted position from Squad Leader to Operations Sergeant Major of a Cavalry Regiment. He was also an instructor of the Primary Leadership Department Course where he taught leadership, team-building, counseling, drill and ceremonies, and physical training to soldiers aspiring to be leaders. He later became the ... Moralec.jpg
Candi Small Office Assistant Development 574-842-8116   SmallC.jpg
Caren Standfast Instructor Mathematics 574-842-8397 Caren Standfast is a native of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She received her Bachelor's of Science degree from the United Stated Naval Academy where she also was a member of the women's lacrosse team. After graduation, Caren served as an Adjutant in the United States Marine Corps. She received her Masters in Education from the University of Phoenix and taught in the mathematics and physics departments at St. Paul's School in Louisiana. Caren enjoys spending time with her family, running, riding her bike, or playing any outdoor sport. She is married to Geoff, who is a CMA Counselor, and they have five children: Annie (CGA '16), Jack (5), Geoff (5), Brady (5), and Tommy (3). StandfC.jpg
Carol Buchanan Assistant Director Food Services 574-842-8383 Carol Ann Buchanan joined the Culver Academies in May 1998. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Science from Ball State University with a minor in Sociology, and she earned her M.A.E. from Ball State University also in Family and Consumer Science with a minor in Health Science. buchanc.jpg
Carol Denton Custodian Environmental Services     DentonC.jpg
Carol Ely Custodian Environmental Services     ElyC.jpg
Carol Wentzel Cook Food Services     WentzeC.jpg
Carol Dowling Security Officer Campus Safety and Security 574-842-4088   DowlinC.jpg
Carolyn Saft Chaperone Student Activities     SaftC.jpg
Carolyn Davidge Senior Counselor CGA Student Life 574-842-8065 Carolyn Davidge joined the Culver Academies' Student Life Department in 2006. She earned a bachelor's degree in Business/Marketing from Miami University of Ohio in 1986 and her master's degree in Health Education from Miami University in 1987. Mrs. Davidge is currently the counselor for Linden Hall. She teaches Leadership 1:Orientation to Culver. Mrs. Davidge previously worked in the Development Office as Stewardship Coordinator at Culver Academies. Prior to working at the Academies, she worked as a preschool director/teacher and as a health promotion specialist. Mrs. Davidge also serves as the adult co-advisor to the CGA Council and is a member of the Learning Support Committee. She is married to Dan Davidge, and together they have three children. davidgc.jpg
Catherine Tulungen Master Instructor and Chairperson International Student Achievement 574-842-8011 Cathy Tulungen joined the Department of Classical and Foreign Languages in 2004. Prior to coming to Culver, she lived in Indonesia and was a teacher trainer and taught English and linguistics at the university level for over 15 years. She earned a bachelor's degree in German from Middlebury College in 1986 and a master's degree in TESOL from the School for International Training in 1988. Her areas of study and teaching interest include ESOL, English for Academic Purposes, and German. She currently teaches ESOL/English 1 and beginning German. Ms. Tulungen is the International Student Program Coordinator in Academic Affairs. She is a member of the Learning Support Committee and the Diversity Council.She enjoys helping students in her supervisory duties in evening study halls. She is a faculty advisor for the Muslim students on campus, assists in the intramural program and is occasionally a reader for the Culver Quiz Bowl program. Ms. Tulungen is married to J. Johnnes Tulungen, an instructor in the Leadership De tulungc.jpg
Cathy Duke Mentor Instructor and Chairperson Fine Arts 574-842-8254 Cathy Duke joined the Culver Academies' Fine Arts Department in 1977. She is a Master Instructor and holds the Bays Chair of Fine Arts. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1974 from Indiana University. She worked towards a Masters in Science from Indiana University in 1982 and 1983. She is also a Culver graduate of 1970. Her areas of teaching include Dance Workshop levels, Dance for Athletes, Dance History, and Body Studies. She is the coordinator for the dance program and the chair of the Fine Arts department. Prior to arriving at Culver, Mrs. Duke taught dance and drama at the Bishop's Schools in LaJolla, California. Mrs. Duke spent three years in Columbus, Ohio from 1987-1990, where she taught at Otterbein College and free lanced in the city. Mrs. Duke started the performing group, Dancevision, in 1977. Her extracurricular activities include instructing, mentoring and choreographing for her performing dancers and advising seniors for their Honors in Dance projects. Cathy and her husband, Vincent DUKEC.jpg
Cathy Zurbrugg Director of Major Gifts Development 574-842-8312 Cathy Zurbrugg joined Culver's development staff in June, 2000. She has served in several positions including Director of Culver Clubs International and Planned Gift Officer. Cathy was promoted to the position of Senior Development Officer in March, 2007. Cathy earned her bachelor's degree (English) from the University of Missouri at St. Louis in 1976. Prior to Culver, her career included 10 years of alumni and development experience with Delta Zeta Sorority and Columbus School for Girls (OH). Cathy is married to Tony Zurbrugg N '64. Their daughter is Lauren Zurbrugg, CGA '04; W '00. zurbruc.jpg
Chad Gard Instructor Fine Arts 574-842-7857   gardc.jpg
Chad Master Operations Supervisor Information Technology 574-842-8499 Chad Master joined the Culver Academies' Technology Services Department in August of 2006. Mr. Master has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Indiana University and an Associate's degree in Computer Science from Ancilla College. He is also CompTIA A+ and Network+ certified. He currently serves as IT Operations Supervisor and a Senior Systems Administrator for the Academies. Prior to arriving at Culver Academies, he was the lead technician for Computer/Networking and Telephony for Region2 of Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana. In addition to his position at Culver, Mr. Master continues to teach online courses for Ivy Tech. He is married to Melinda Master and together they have five children, four of whom have graduated from the Academy and one who is currently attending. masterc.jpg
Chantel Vinson Senior Instructor Wellness Education 574-842-7975   VinsonC.jpg
Charlene Harrell Barber Stylist Barber Shop 574-842-8293   HarrelC.jpg
Charles Steck Lessons Instructor Fine Arts     SteckC1.jpg
Chris Gamel, Ph.D. Senior Instructor Science 574-842-7986   GamelC.jpg
Chris Kline '82 Senior Instructor Leadership Education 574-842-8012 Chris joined the Leadership Department in June 2014 and teaches the Ethics course required of all 2nd classmen/Juniors. Chris graduated from CMA in 1982; earned his bachelor's degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1986 and his master's degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame in 2002. Prior to Culver, Chris worked for 17 years in the private sector for two different environmental and management consulting firms. Additionally, he worked in Washington DC for 11 years, including 8 years as a Professional Staff member on the US Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs. Chris is married to Kathleen and they live in Culver along with their four children: Maeve (CGA '14), Frank (CMA '15), Patrick (CMA '17) and Nora (8th grade). KlineC.jpg
Chris Sheppard Post Office Supervisor Post Office 574-842-8333 Chris Sheppard has worked in the Academy Post Office since September 21, 1987. She has served as Supervisor for 25 years. She has had many wonderful experiences over the years, made many lifelong friends and finds her job very rewarding. She enjoys attending many sporting events. Chris can be found either taking tickets at football/basketball games or chaperoning buses to O'Hare for vacations or long weekends. She also enjoys her time with her Mentees, walking, cross-stitch and projects around the house.Chris graduated from LaVille High School in 1973. She continued her education at IUSB.A resident of Culver since 1976, Chris has two children, Stephanie of Rochester, IN and Frank (Bub), CMA Class of 2003, who also resides in Rochester, IN after attending UCF in Orlando, FL. Chris enjoys spending as much time as she can with her three grandchildren, Stephanie Marie (2008), William Charles (2013) and Weston Cade (2014). They are her pride and joy! Chris' partner, Kirk Liggett, is a major part of her life, also. sheppac.jpg
Christine Baker Custodian Environmental Services     BakerC.jpg
Christopher Carrillo Senior Instructor and Chairperson Science 574-842-8090 Chris Carrillo joined Culver Academies' Science Department in 2010. He earned his bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of California, San Diego and a master's and Ph.D. in oceanography from the University of Hawaii. Dr. Carrillo currently teaches introductory chemistry at Culver Academies. Prior to arriving at Culver Academies, Dr. Carrillo was the science department chair at Christchurch School (teaching biology and physics) in Middlesex County, Virginia, and an adjunct instructor (teaching chemistry and biology) at Rappahannock Community College. He also taught organic chemistry and chemistry lab as a teaching assistant at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and basic science as an instructor at Waiawa Correctional Facility, Honolulu, Hawaii. carrilc.jpg
Christopher Montgomery Stable Hand Horsemanship     MontgoC.jpg
Chrystal Dyess Office Manager Academic Affairs 574-842-8246   DyessC.jpg
Chuck Dilts Manager Campus Safety and Security 574-842-7466 Charles Chuck" Dilts has been with the Campus Safety and Security Department since 1995 diltsc.jpg
Cindy Krou Operations Manager Development 574-842-8303 Cindy Krou joined the Development team on March 13, 2006. She serves as the Operations Manager as well as assists the Director of Development and the Director of Planned Giving. Cindy holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration and Management from Indiana Wesleyan University with a minor in Accounting. Her previous work history includes positions with General & Vascular Surgery, PC as a Patient Accounts Representative. Cindy's husband, Tony, is a Production Engineer at Nello, Inc., in South Bend. They have two daughters, Dani '13 and Karissa '15. Cindy serves as the sponsor for the CGA Drill Team and a Mentor on campus. KrouC.jpg
Claudia McGee Barista Rubin Cafe     McGeeC.jpg
Cliff Weiger Supervisor Motor Pool Motor Pool 574-842-8384   WeigerC.jpg
Cody Gamble Utilities Powerhse Technician Utilities     GambleC.jpg
Connie Watwood Seamstress Uniform     WatwooC.jpg
Constancia Pena Custodian Environmental Services     PenaC.jpg
Cooper Hardy Advancement Fellow Fellowship, Advancement 574-842-7699 Cooper comes to Culver from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While at Carolina, Cooper also worked in the Academic Support Program for Student Athletes and the UNC Global Development office. A lifelong athlete, Cooper began a collegiate soccer career but saw it abruptly ended by injuries. Since then, Cooper has remained involved in athletic settings, both as a coach and as a personal trainer. Cooper can be found either in a gym or on a golf course in his spare time. HardyC.jpg
Cory Barnes Senior Instructor and Chairperson Modern and Classical Language 574-842-8381 Ms. Cory Barnes joined the Culver Academies' Academic Affairs Department, as well as the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, in 1992. She earned a bachelors degree in French from Bethany College in 1987. She earned her teaching certification from Denison University in 1991 and her MS in Special Education from Indiana University in 2002. In addition to her responsibilities as the Director of Academic Advising, Ms. Barnes currently teaches Honors French 3. She is active in the community as chair of the Learning Support Committee and the Academic Advising Committee and as a member of various other committees across campus. She is married to Humanities instructor Mitch Barnes, and together they have three children, Katie '09, Marin'12 and Hayes '14. barnesc.jpg
Crissie Garrison Word Processor Administrative Services 574-842-8204 Crissie Garrison joined the Administrative Service word processing department in September of 2011. Her responsibilities include transcription of dictation, creating and maintaining forms, merging and printing school mailings, correspondence, and answering the switch board. Crissie and her husband Jan, (Communications) live in Plymouth and have three children Cameron '10, Morgan '11, and Keely '15. garrisc.jpg
Curtis Jensen Automotive Mechanic Motor Pool     JensenC.jpg
Cynthia Good Dishroom Utility Food Services     GoodC.jpg
Cynthia McDaniel Coordinator CMA Military Activities 574-842-8104 Mrs. Cindy McDaniel joined the Culver Academies' accounting office in 1994, before taking on the role of assistant in the Military Activities office where she continues to serve today. Her primary responsibilities include assisting the Commandant, Deputy Commandant and Military Mentors with their daily duties. Cindy is married and has two children; her daughter, Mary, is a junior in CGA. mcdanic.jpg
Dan Burke Boat Shop Foreman Boats 574-842-8342 Dan Burke joined the Facilities team in 1979. As the Boat Shop Foreman, he prioritizes, organizes, plans and coordinates daily operations and maintaining the boat fleet. He is also responsible for the coordination of installing and repairing piers and boat hoists. He is a graduate of CMA, class of '78. burked.jpg
Dan Cowell Mentor Instructor Wellness Education 574-842-8211 Dan Cowell came to Culver Academy in 1986 after completion of a master of arts degree from Miami University of Ohio. Dan concentrated in Exercise Science and Health Education while at Miami of Ohio. He was accepted into the program as a graduate assistant after completion of a bachelor of arts degree from John Carroll University in Cleveland Ohio. He completed his masters of science degree in Athletic Training from California University of Pennsylvania in December of 2005. Dan was initially hired as an Athletic Trainer and Wellness instructor. He won the Dean Mars award in 1989 and the Greg Crossfield award in 2008. Dan proposed and developed Anatomy & Physiology as a course in 1991, and was inducted as a honorary member of Sigma Cum Laude in 2000. During his tenure at Culver Academy, he has served many roles. He brought the American Red Cross Bloodmobile to Culver in 1988 and continues to serve as co-chairman. He served as department chairman for the Wellness Education department form 1997-1999. Dan was t COWELLD.jpg
Dan Davidge Senior Instructor and Chairperson Wellness Education 574-842-8241 Dan Davidge joined the Culver community in 1994. A native of Dunnville, Ontario, he earned his undergraduate degree in Health/Physical Education from Brock University in St. Catherines Ontario, in 1986 and his master's degree from Miami (Ohio) University in 1988. Dan spent 15 years in the Student Life Department at Culver, serving 12 years as a counselor for Company A and Battery A. In addition to counseling, Dan occupied the position of Assistant Dean of Students for 3 years. Since 2008, Dan has been a member of the Culver Wellness Department where he has taught classes at the freshman, sophomore and senior level. In addition to his teaching, Dan coaches ice hockey and is a member of numerous committees. He is the current holder of the Bays Chair for Leadership at Culver, an Exemplar Fellowship recipient, and former Dean Mars award winner for his positive relationships with students on the campus. He and his wife Carolyn, a counselor in Linden dorm, reside in Culver, have two daughters, Alexandra (2010 CGA DAVIDGD.jpg
Dana Neer Director of Wellness Wellness 574-842-8080 Dana Neer oversees the Culver Academies Wellness planning and initiatives for students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and town residents. Encompassing Culver's long standing emphasis on holistic health: mind, bodyand spirit, Dana directs daily programming and events for our extended Culver family. Additionally, he coaches cross country and track, directs the Mexico mission trip and serves as president of the faculty/staff association. Prior to Culver, Dana served as pastor, coach and wellness director for over 20 years. A few of his favorite activities include running/racing, canoeing, hiking and writing. He is the proud father or Waverly, CGA '11, Landrum, CMA '15 and Graysen. Dana graduated with undergraduate degrees in Theology and Kinesiology and holds a masters of Divinity as well as masters in Wellness Counseling and Nutrition. Neerd.jpg
Dana Clevering LMHC,LPC Licensed Mental Health Counselor Health Center 574-842-8343 Dana Bennett joined the Psychological Services team in June 2011 as the School Counselor for The Academies and Summer Camps. For the past 16 years, she has specialized in working with children, adolescents and families who have had learning disabilities, neurological deficits, eating disorders, grief and loss, behavioral and psychiatric challenges. Dana has worked in educational settings, private practice and inpatient mental health facilities. Dana has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Texas State University and a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in marriage and family therapy from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. She received her Licensed Professional Counselor License in 2002. bennetd.jpg
Daniel Rubado Instructor and Digital Resource Librarian Huffington Library 574-842-8271 Daniel Rubado joined the Huffington Library team in 2016 as Library Instructor and Digital Resources Librarian. He graduated from Pace University in 2013 with a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing. He has previously taught literature and writing at Westchester Community College, and participated in the Writing Technology team at Pace University. At Culver, he teaches the freshman-level Leadership course Living, Learning, Leading. He is also responsible for advancing digital resources and applications in the Huffington Library, as well as advising the long-running Culver student newspaper The Vedette. He lives in Culver with his wife, Raegan Russell. RubadoD.jpg
Danielle Bailey Registered Nurse Health Center     BaileyD.jpg
Dante Freet Custodian Environmental Services     FreetD.jpg
Darlene Bickel Custodian Environmental Services     BickelD.jpg
Darlene Reed Resident Director Student Life 574-842-8392   ReedD1.jpg
Darrell Garbacik Project Coordinator Facilities Administration 574-842-8277 Darrell Garbacik joined the Facilities Department at CEF on September 29, 2008. As Projects Coordinator, Darrell plans, directs and coordinates activities of designated projects for CEF ensuring goals and objectives are accomplished within prescribed time frames and funding parameters. He supports efforts wherever needed with facilities operations and customer service. Darrell enjoyed a successful 17-year career with the City of Michigan City before joining Culver Academies. He served as Superintendent of Parks & Recreation for six years and was the Recreation Director for eight years. Darrell's education is in Organizational Leadership and Supervision, and he earned Bachelor of Science and Associate of Applied Science degrees from Purdue University. He received an Associate of Arts degree in Management from Ball State University. garbacd.jpg
Darrell Knowlton, LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker Health Center 574-842-8346 Darrell Knowlton joined the Culver Academies in June 2010 as the Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the Academies and Summer Camps. He is also the Director of Culver Assistance Program (CAP), which is a positive choice based program for our Winter School students. He has held social service based positions in the private, non-profit, and was a civil servant for many years. Darrell's most recent position was as program director of outpatient and substance abuse services at a community mental health facility. He has a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Central Missouri State and Masters in Social Work from Indiana University Northwest. Since 2006 Darrell has been Culver Military Academies Head Rugby Coach. He lives on campus with his son Collin '18. knowltd.jpg
Darryl Einhorn Senior Instructor Humanities 574-842-7953 Darryl Einhorn joined the Culver Academies' Humanities Department in 2011. She earned a bachelor's degree in history from the University of California. Upon completion of her undergraduate studies, Darryl transferred her classroom learning into experiential application during a solo journey around the world the following year. Darryl immersed herself within the architecture of ancient history and the personal stories and experiences of many who had lived history; she heard countless stories about family struggles and the ultimate courage of individuals who survived the Cultural Revolution to rebuild their nation anew, hiked the Inca trail to Machu Picchu, watched the sunset on top of an ancient ruin at Tikal, explored Angkor Wat, My Son and the memorials of the Killing Fields, once again, hearing stories of fortitude and renewal in the face of history's ongoing struggle with reconciliation of personal, national and global identities. Darryl returned from her travels ready to pursue a career path focused on is einhord.jpg
Dave Bonner Director of College Advising Academic Affairs 574-842-8096 Dave Bonner joined the Culver Academies' as the Director of College Advising Office in the summer of 2016. A native of New York, he earned his bachelor's degree majoring in History and Government from Bowdoin College in 1985. Mr. Bonner earned his MBA from the F. W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College in 1990, and his Master or Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) from the University of Pennsylvania in 2009. Prior to arriving at Culver Academies, he was the Director of College Counseling and Dean at The King School in Stamford Connecticut; Associate Director of College Counseling, head football coach, lacrosse coach, history teacher and dorm parent at The Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut; and the Associate Director of College Counseling, history teacher, math teacher, head dormitory parent (girls and boys dormitories) and multi-sport coach. Within the profession of College Counseling, Mr. Bonner was a delegate to the National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC); on the Summer BonnerD.jpg
David Blalock Manager Grounds 874-842-7998 Dave Blalock joined the Facilities team in 1998. As the Grounds Maintenance Supervisor, he is responsible for the daily maintenance of the grounds, landscaping, athletic fields, and also garbage and recycling collection. Dave has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Landscape Architecture from The Ohio State University, and has over 30 years of experience in his field. blalocd.jpg
David Lawrence Instructor Science 574-842-8049 David Lawrence joined the Culver Academies' Science Department in 2012. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis in Biomedical Engineering from Purdue University. He worked for two years at Lafayette Instrument Company where he aided in the design of human performance instrumentation before pursuing a teaching career. Prior to Culver, Mr. Lawrence spent nine years at Triton Central High School in Fairland, Indiana teaching various engineering courses, physics, and coached a VEX Robotics team. Here at Culver, Mr. Lawrence teaches Engineering I and Physics. lawrend.jpg
David Millow Stable Hand Horsemanship     MillowD.jpg
David Weirich Senior Instructor Fine Arts 574-842-8329 David Weirich joined the Culver Academies in 1997 and is currently the Associate Director of Bands. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Indiana State University and a Masters in Music Composition from Arizona State University. In addition to his responsibilities as Associate Director of Bands, Mr. Weirich teaches music theory, music history, private clarinet and saxophone lessons, and music composition. WEIRICD.jpg
David Parker Security Officer Campus Safety and Security 574-842-4088   ParkerD.jpg
Deane Norris Military Leadership Mentor Troop CMA Military Activities 574-842-7355   norrisd.jpg
Deb Fox (MSG, USA, Retired) Research Manager Development 574-842-8314 Deb Fox rejoined the Development Office in December 2013 as the Research Manager. She initially joined Culver Academies in June of 1998 as an administrative assistant/researcher for the Development Office and was subsequently appointed as their Operations Manager. Deb also worked as a Team Leader for the Data Integrity Team in the Information Technology from 2010 to December of 2013. Deb is a retired U.S. Army Master Sergeant. She currently serves as a Quartermaster for Pfost-Jones Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1728 in Winamac. She is a former member of the Veterans Advisory Committee for the Second Congressional District. She received an AA from Central Texas College in 1978, a BA from St. Mary's University (San Antonio, Texas) in English Communications in 1998, and completed her Master's Degree in Nonprofit Management from New England College in 2010. Deb was born and raised in Winamac, Indiana. foxd.jpg
Debi Trau Instructor Mathematics 574-842-8037 Debi Trau joined the Culver Academies Math Department in 2012. A graduate of Sewickley Academy and Amherst College, Debi had a retail management career in New England prior to joining her husband in the teaching ranks at Cardigan Mountain School in New Hampshire in 1993. Since that time, she has taught a wide range of subjects in independent school settings and has been active in helping to grow lacrosse communities in non-traditional areas. Debi coaches CGA's varsity lacrosse team and is an enthusiastic supporter of Culver athletics. Her spouse, Peter, is an instructor in Culver's Humanities Department and a coach in CMA's soccer and lacrosse programs. Debi and Pete are the parents of two sons, Griffin and Duncan. TrauD.jpg
Debra Rhode Custodian Environmental Services     RhodeD.jpg
Della Gaines Laundry Attendant Dry Cleaning and Laundry     GainesD.jpg
Delma Gibson Enrollment Support Specialist Admissions Office 574-842-8124 Delma Gibson joined Culver Academies Admissions office staff as a temporary Office Clerk in August 2011, and was hired permanently as an Admissions Associate in July, 2012. Prior to coming to the Admissions Office, she worked for Culver's Summer Camp as an Administrative Assistant for the Director of Upper Camp, and as International Coordinator. Delma is an Iraq Veteran, originally from Texas. After separating from the Air Force in 2006, she moved to Culver where she now lives with her husband Jason and two children. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Indiana Tech in 2010. She enjoys fishing, camping and spending time with her family. gibsond.jpg
Denise Burnham Chaperone Fine Arts     burnhad.jpg
Dennis Pick Bus Driver Motor Pool     PickD.jpg
Dennis Bush Automotive Mechanic Motor Pool     BushD.jpg
Destiny Cooper Line Supply Utility Food Services     CooperD.jpg
Diana Fish Baker Utility Food Services     FishD.jpg
Diana Herr Uniform Attendant Uniform     HerrD.jpg
Diana Nieb Salad Pantry Food Services     NiebD.jpg
Diane Avery Chief Human Resource Officer Human Resources 574-842-8375 Diane Avery joined Culver Academies in 2001 as the Director of Human Resources. Diane has earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and an MBA. Diane is directly responsible for the overall administration, coordination, and evaluation of the Human Resource Department which includes audits of policies, procedures, and practices to ensure CEF's compliance with employment legislation and industry trends, as well as responsibility for labor relations, benefit programs, safety and health, and HRIS administration. averyd.jpg
Diane Zimmerman Furnishing Technician Building Maintenance     ZimmerD.jpg
Diane Hansen Senior Counselor CGA Student Life 574-842-8399   HansenD.jpg
Diann Parsons Purchasing Manager Information Technology 574-842-8377 Diann Parsons joined the Culver Academies' Purchasing Department in 1998. She earned a bachelor's degree in Accounting from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College. She earned her professional designation as a Certified Purchasing Manager in 2005. Prior to her position in the Purchasing Department, Ms. Parsons managed the Culver Academies' bookstore and worked in the accounting office. parsond.jpg
Dianne Lebron Custodian Environmental Services     LebronD.jpg
Dolores Trobenter Lead Resident Director Student Life 574-842-8307   TrobenD.jpg
Don Fox Senior Instructor Leadership Education 574-842-8079 Don Fox is a Senior Instructor in Leadership Education at Culver Academies. Mr. Fox returned to Culver, Indiana in 2013, following a 30 year career in the United States Government which culminated with his service as the General Counsel and Acting Director of the United States Office of Government Ethics in Washington, DC, the senior ethics official in the Executive Branch. Mr. Fox's agency was responsible for reviewing financial disclosure reports of Presidential candidates and certifying Presidential nominees including potential cabinet secretaries for potential conflicts of interest. In addition, he led the agency's oversight, policy direction, and training for ethics programs in more than 135 Executive Branch agencies serving 4 million civilian employees and members of the military to prevent and resolve conflicts of interest. Mr. Fox is a noted authority in the area of ethics and has been interviewed and quoted by national media including the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, and C FoxD1.jpg
Donald Relos Stable Supervisor Horsemanship 574-842-8371 Don Relos joined the Culver Academies as the Stable Supervisor in the fall of 2006. He grew up on a small farm outside of Plymouth, IN, where as a young man he helped his Father with farm chores and field work. His most recent job experiences have been at the Plymouth Water Department as an Operator / Service Person. Prior to that, he worked for 13 years at the Plymouth High School as a Maintenance / Custodial Supervisor. Don also has a part time Farrier business for the past 25 years. Don's wife, Mary is an elementary school teacher at the Argos Schools and they have two daughters, Elizabeth and Kristina. They reside on a farm near Plymouth where they raise hay and horses. Both of their daughters have a lot of experience with horses having gone through ten years of Horse and Pony at the 4-H and many local shows. relosd.jpg
Donelle Burch Registered Nurse Health Center 574-842-8350 Donelle Burch joined the Culver Academies' Health Center staff in May 1988 for one year, then returned in 1997 to work part-time during the summer. In the summer of 2000, Donelle began to work full time as one of the staff nurses. Prior to her arrival to Culver, she worked in pediatric and adolescent medicine. She graduated from a diploma program at South Bend Memorial Hospital. Donelle is married and has one son. burchd.jpg
Donna Canacci Shift Leader Food Services     canaccd.jpg
Donna Whippo, R.N., B.S.N. Registered Nurse Health Center 574-842-8350 Donna Whippo joined the Health Center staff in 2011 as a summer camp RN. Prior to her arrival at Culver, she worked at St. Joseph Hospital of Mishawaka, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center and Memorial Hospital of South Bend. Donna's main nursing focus has been in Maternal/Child health including staff nurse in busy nursery and post-partum units. She has also filled the role of Maternal/Child Educator. Donna earned a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from Bethel College in 1991. She currently holds CPR, STABLE and NRP certifications. Donna is married and has 6 children. Her oldest sons graduated from CMA in 2011 & 2014. Her third son is a CMA sophomore. Three sons attended Woodcraft camp, two of which graduated from the Drum and Bugle Corp on 2009 and 2011. whippod.jpg
Donte Robinson Salad Pantry Food Services     RobinsD.jpg
Doreen Tyler Apprentice Head Cook Food Services     AlbertD.jpg
Dorin Micula Systems Maintenance Technician Systems Maintenance     MiculaD.jpg
Dorothea Ragsdale Senior Instructor Modern and Classical Language 574-842-8018 Dorothea Noyes Ragsdale CAG '74 arrived from Mexico City to Culver Summer School for Girls (Deck 2) in the summer of 1971. She started at Culver Academy for Girls that fall and graduated in 1974. Her 5 siblings also graduated from both CMA and CGA. She has spent the past 15 years in foreign language education, and she brings a Culver family heritage that stretches back to 1946. After graduating from Florida International University in 1978 with a BS in International Hotel Management, she worked for several luxury hotels in Cancun, Mexico City, Wilmington, Delaware, and Philadelphia. During that time she volunteered extensively and served on the board of the Junior League of Wilmington, DE. She continued to teach and earned her Master's of Education in Multilingual/Multicultural Studies in 2010 from George Mason University in VA. Ms. Ragsdale was the CEPSOL (Culver Educational Program for Speakers of other Languages) coordinator for the Culver Summer Schools & Camps in 2009 and 2010 and the Director of Intern ragsdad.jpg
Doug Bird Dir of Summer Schools and Camp Summer Schools and Camps 574-842-8206 Douglas Bird joins Culver Academies as the director of the Culver Summer Schools & Camps. He oversees the operation of the Upper Schools, Woodcraft Camp, and Junior Woodcraft Camp, including 1,400 campers, and 450 staff members. Doug graduated from Culver Military Academy in 1990, where he was a member of Battery A. He and his wife, Cheryl Wilkins Bird (CGA '90), have three children, Jacob (15), Brighton (12), and Parker (7), all of whom are attending Culver programs. He is coming to Culver after serving as the principal of Center Grove High School in Greenwood, IN. Prior to his four years at Center Grove, Bird served as the assistant principal of operations (2008-2013) and student services (2007-2008) at Carmel High School. Bird also taught Algebra and Geometry at Carmel and Algebra and Math at Northview Middle School. He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and served in the United States Marine Corps until 2001. BirdD.jpg
Douglas Pearson Utilities Technician Systems Maintenance     PearsoD.jpg
Dustin Smith Instructor Mathematics 574-842-8035   SmithD1.jpg
Dusty DeHerrera Student Services Manager Business Office 574-842-8227   deherrd.jpg
Ed Quella Afternoon Officer In Charge CMA Military Activities 574-842-8324 Mr. Quella is currently the CMA Officer In Charge. As the Officer In Charge, he directly oversees the welfare of CMA and CGA students. Prior to this position, he served as a CMA counselor for a combined seven years with the Troop and Battery units. Edward is a native of Wisconsin and came to the Academies in 1998 after an 18 year career in Law Enforcement and Federal Security Investigations. He is a graduate of the Indiana University Police Cadet Program and State of Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. He earned his B.A. degree from Indiana University - Bloomington with a B.A. in Forensic Studies. Edward served as a Police Officer with Indiana University and the City of Bloomington, IN Police Departments.For most of his career, he served as a Special Agent with the Department of Defense. As a Special Agent, he conducted security investigations on Active duty/Reserve military personnel, Department of Defense civilian employees, Defense Contractors, and various other U.S. Government Agencies/Departments ... quellae.jpg
Edgar M. Little lll Director of Horsemanship Operations Horsemanship 574-842-8355 Edgar M. Little III joined the Culver Academies in 1991 as the Varsity Polo Coach. He became the Co-Director of Horsemanship in 1995 and then Director of Horsemanship in 1999. Ed is currently the Director of Horsemanship Operations and is a consultant in the renovation of the horsemanship facilities. Ed graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute and earned an Associate of Arts from NMMI in 1973 and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas P.B. in 1990. Prior to arriving at the Culver Academies, Ed worked as a developer and builder in Midland, TX, owned and operated a cable business and worked the family ranching business in West Texas. He played varsity polo at NMMI and continued with the sport as a professional polo player from 1976-1991 winning numerous tournaments and winning the regional USPA umpire of the year award in 1991. During his time at Culver, Ed taught advanced and basic equitation, coached the Lancer Platoon, and rough riding. The CMA, CGA polo teams made it to t LITTLEE.jpg
Edward Kelley Senior Instructor Humanities 574-842-8389 Ed Kelley became a member of the Culver Academies' History Department in the fall of 1996. He earned a bachelor's degree in history at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio, focusing on European and Asian histories. A minor in English also helped guide him toward the humanities curriculum. He also earned a master's degree in history from John Carroll. His central area of study was U.S.-Soviet relations while minor areas focused on U.S. foreign policy with Western Europe and Japan. Mr. Kelley has taught at the 9th, 10th, and now 11th grade humanities programs at Culver; he has also taught a variety of electives: Sports in Society and Culture, Global History, Russian History/Cold War, Racism in American Society, and World Religions.Mr. Kelley is the Coordinator for Culver's Fellows Program and serves as the Chair for the Roberts Scholarship.His wife, Anne Kelley, a graduate of Culver Girls Academy, is the Assistant Dean of Girls. They have three children, Mary Kate, Maggie and Tommy. KELLEYE.jpg
Eli Shock Operations Manager Information Technology 574-842-8396 Eli Shock joined the Culver Academies' Technology Services Department in May of 2006. Mr. Shock is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MSCE) and holds a CompTIA A+ certification. Prior to arriving at Culver Academies, he was Network Administrator\CAD Technician for Brads-Ko Engineering and Surveying, Inc.; in Goshen, Indiana. In addition to his Assistant Network Administrator position at Culver, Mr. Shock sponsors Culver's Computer Club. He is married to Rachel Shock. They live in Culver with their three children; Bodhi, Darren, and Miah. shocke.jpg
Elizabeth Adams Director of Financial Aid Admissions Office 574-842-8144 Elizabeth Adams joined the Culver Academies in August 1995. In her role as the International Student Coordinator, she presently serves as the liaison between the Department of Homeland Security and the Culver students to insure that the required immigration paperwork for Culver Academies is in compliance with current Homeland policies. She is also available to assist the Culver students and families with any other immigration issues. As the Assistant Director of Admissions/Financial Aid, she works with all families who apply for financial aid and also with all Employee children who apply to Culver. Elizabeth obtained her BSM from Indiana Wesleyan University. She lives in Knox with her husband, Mike. They have two sons, both graduates of CMA: Nathan, CMA '99 and Christopher, CMA '02. adamse.jpg
Elizabeth Reinhold Washer Dryer Operator and Maintenance Dry Cleaning and Laundry     ReinhoE.jpg
Elizabeth Schmiedlin Senior Counselor CGA Student Life 574-842-8127 Beth Schmiedlin joined the Culver Academies' Student Life Department in 1997. She is currently the counselor for Tower Dorm. She earned a bachelor's degree in Sociology and a minor in Business and English Writing from Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN, in 1989. She went on to earn a master's degree in Nutrition from New York University in 1993 and became a registered dietitian. In addition to her counseling responsibilities, Mrs. Schmiedlin serves as the sponsor of the CGA Wellness Prefects. She is married to the Ninth grade Humanities Coordinator, J.J. Schmiedlin and they have three young sons, Jack, Patrick and Connor. SCHMIEE.jpg
Emily Uebler Senior Instructor Humanities 574-842-8189 Emily Uebler joined the Culver Academies Humanities Department in the fall of 2010. Prior to her arrival at Culver, Mrs. Uebler spent six years at NorthWood High School in Nappanee, Indiana where she taught English and coached the Spell Bowl and English Teams. At Culver, Mrs. Uebler currently teaches American Studies with AP Language and Composition, a junior-level Humanities course. She has also taught Expository Writing, a senior elective. Mrs. Uebler serves on the Humanities Department Leadership Team as the Level 12 coordinator. In addition to her Humanities Department responsibilities, Mrs. Uebler directs the Culver Writing Center, which includes support and development of the Writing Center Tutor Program. Mrs. Uebler is also a member of the Academic Advising and Huffington Scholarship Committees. Mrs. Uebler is honored to have received the General Delmar T. Spivey Award from the academic department chairs in 2012. In 2003, Mrs. Uebler earned a bachelor's degree in Secondary English Education from Purd ueblere.jpg
Emily Bolze Staff Accountant Business Office 574-842-8229 Emily joined the business office in April of 2017. Prior to Culver, she was the controller at a local car dealership group for six years. Emily graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington with a Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs specializing in Public Finance. Along with that degree she has earned a certificate in business foundations from the Kelley School of Business. She and her husband, Tom, have one daughter, Caroline (2). They live in the town of Walkerton. Emily and her family are very active in high school sports with John Glenn High School in Walkerton where her husband is the athletic trainer. BolzeE.jpg
Emily Ryman Assistant Director Admissions Office 574-842-8209 Emily Ryman, SS'70 joined the Culver Academies' as a CGA Counselor in the fall of 1980. She served as the Director of the Academic Skills Center for the school-year 1985-86 and then returned to the CGA Counseling staff until the fall of 1989, when she joined the staff of the Culver Summer Schools & Camps office. In June of 2015, she moved to the Admissions Office where she now serves.. She earned a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Michigan State University in 1978 and has done subsequent coursework at Indiana University and the University of Notre Dame. Prior to arriving at Culver Academies, she was a teacher in the Head Start/Home Start program. In addition to her Summer Schools & Camps office responsibilities, Ms. Ryman also serves as an advisor to the Culver Youth Community Organization, as a member of the Discipline Committee, and on the Steering Committee of Leadership Marshall County.. Ms. Ryman has also participated in 12 Global Pathways Spring Break trips as a chaperone, to Mexico, South rymane.jpg
Emily Smith Instructor Fine Arts 574-842-8009 Emily Smith joined the dance department on August 15, 2014 after graduating from Appalachian State University with a degree in Dance Studies. Her responsibilities include teaching the Body Studies courses, modern dance and ballet to the Dance for Athletes and Dance Workshop classes, choreographing for Dancevision's fall and spring shows, as well as fulfilling her intern responsibilities. She has taught ballet and modern dance to children ages five to nineteen in a studio setting. Ms. Smith currently moved from Pinehurst, North Carolina to Greenwood Lake, New York before returning to Culver and is looking forward to her second year to continue her duties at Culver as an Assistant Instructor. SmithE.jpg
Emily Sowder Systems Integration Analyst Information Technology 574-842-8244 Emily Sowder was welcomed by the Culver community in April 2017 after spending her first three years after college graduation working as a food chemist in North Dakota and Chicago. Emily supports the Culver mission by working as a System Integration Analyst within the Information Technology Department and will be involved with the volleyball team this year. SowderE.jpg
Emma Bjornstad Licensed Practical Nurse Health Center 574-842-8350 Emma Bjornstad joined the Culver Academies' Health Center staff in 2001 as a licensed practical nurse. Prior to her arrival at Culver, she worked at the hospital and doctor's offices in Logansport, Indiana. Emma is a graduate of the Licensed Vocational Nursing Program at Antelope Valley College in Lancaster, California. In addition to her responsibilities in the Health Center, Emma has served as a chaperone on the Spring Break in Mission trips to Mexico, on a medical mission and on a Habitat for Humanity mission trip. Emma is married to Russ who has worked at Culver in the Facilities Department since 1996. Her daughter, Rachel, attended Woodcraft Camp, Upper Camp and graduated from CGA in 2000. bjornse.jpg
Emma Sexton T HC Woodcraft Runner Health Center     SextonE.jpg
Erin Leist Humanities Fellow Fellowship, Humanities 574-842-7688 Erin Leist is originally from Southborough, Massachusetts and has spent the last few years living in Charlotte, Vermont. She recently graduated from Middlebury College with a degree in Psychology along with minors in English and Education. Erin is a first year Fellow in the Humanities Department, teaching 9th grade. She is also coaching volleyball and lacrosse. LeistE.jpg
Estill Rice Manager Environmental Services 574-842-8373 Estill Rice joined the Facilities team in 1981. As the Environmental Supervisor, he prioritizes, organizes, plans and coordinates daily operations and maintenance assignments for the custodial and moving staff, and zone technicians. In addition to monitoring labor hours and preparing his department's payroll, he performs the same activities as his staff in order to maintain the Culver campus facilities. ricee.jpg
Eugene Faulstich Building Maintenance Technician Building Maintenance     FaulstE.jpg
Francois Medard '96 Counselor CMA Student Life 574-842-8358 Francois (CMA '96) joins the Student Life department as Counselor for Company A. An alumnus of Company A, he attended Culver's Woodcraft Camp (WC '92), the summer Naval School, and was a Counselor in the Woodcraft and Specialty Camp programs for several summers. A graduate of the George Washington University (B.A., cum laude), Purdue University (M.S.Ed.), and UCLA (Graduate Certificate). Francois comes to us from Park Tudor School in Indianapolis, IN, where he served as an Associate Director of College Counseling and Academic Advisor. It gives him great pleasure to return to Culver to counsel this generation of CA cadets. Along with being a counselor, he is also an Assistant Coach for the sailing team. MedardF.jpg
Frank M. Stubblefield III H'74 Instructor and Summer Director Horsemanship 574-842-8232 Frank Stubblefield graduated Horsemanship Summer School '74. He attended the California Polytechnic University in Pomona, CA and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science. Mr. Stubblefield is a retired Orange County Mounted Sheriff Reserve, San Gregonio Mounted Forest Ranger Reserve, Past Captain Brea Mounted Posse, and Member of Medinah Shriners Black Horse Troop. Frank is a current member of the United States Polo Association. stubblf.jpg
Frankie Jefferies Mover Environmental Services     JefferF.jpg
Gabriel Napierkowski Zone Technician Environmental Services     napierg.jpg
Gabriel Beach Adjunct Instructor Fine Arts     BeachG.jpg
Gabrielle DiLorenzo Senior Instructor Modern and Classical Language 574-842-8017 Gabrielle DiLorenzo joined the Department of Modern and Classical Languages in 2002. She earned a bachelor's degree in Art and English Composition from Beloit College in 1982 and a master's degree in Education from the University of the Virgin Islands in 1991. She has taught Spanish Levels 1 through AP and is interested in Spanish art, literature and folklore. She has published poetry and has exhibited drawing and painting. Ms. DiLorenzo currently teaches Spanish 2, 3 and 4. Prior to arriving at Culver Academies, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras and then taught Spanish at St. Croix Country Day School. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Ms. DiLorenzo is the advisor for the Hispanic Student Union. Her daughter, Zafiro Joseph, attends Culver Girls Academy. diloreg.jpg
Gareth Hadyk-DeLodder Instructor Humanities 574-842-7959 Gareth joins the Humanities Department after having taught literature (English, American, and World), composition, and rhetoric for the past six years at the University of Florida. He speaks Spanish and some German (a work in progress)—and has his TESL certification. His hobbies include cycling, soccer, and long walks with his dog. He also plays the clarinet: he was classically trained and performed in bands, wind ensembles, orchestras, and chamber groups domestically and abroad. DeloddG.jpg
Gary Christlieb Senior Instructor Humanities 574-842-8496 Gary Christlieb joined the Culver Academies Humanities department in 2006. He earned a bachelor's degree in Secondary Education from Indiana University and a master's degree in Secondary Education from Butler University. His areas of study and teaching interests include American history, American literature, American government, psychology, sociology, and American military history. He currently instructs American Studies at the junior level. Prior to arriving at the Culver Academies, Mr. Christlieb spent 20 years as a public school instructor in Indiana. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Mr. Christlieb also directs the CGA Varsity Basketball Program. Coach Christlieb brings over 25 years of coaching experience to the CGA Basketball Program. One of his coaching career highlights includes being selected as one of eight coaches from the United States to assist with the development of the Scottish National Basketball program in 1992. In 1994 Coach Christlieb served as the Advisory Coach for Team Scot ChristG.jpg
Gary Hinton Senior Instructor Wellness Education 574-842-8214 Gary Hinton earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees in Secondary Education from Indiana University. His teaching career began in 1980. Prior to his tenure at Culver he had taught within the Diocese of Gary, Boys Clubs of Northwest Indiana and at Washington Township High School (Valparaiso, IN). In August of 1987, Gary was hired as a Counselor by Dean Alexander Nagy. He served in that capacity for 13 years working with the fine young men of Troop A, Troop B, Company C and Company B. In addition to his counseling duties Gary taught U.S. History, Leadership and Wellness classes. In 1998 he became a full time member of the Wellness Department, and currently holds the rank of Senior Instructor. Gary has been Culver Military Academy's Head Varsity Baseball Coach since 1988. He is an active member of the American Baseball Coaches Association, the National High School Baseball Coaches Association and the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association. Gary is also a co -sponsor of Culver's Skeet and Tr HINTONG.jpg
Gene Rowlison Bus Driver Motor Pool     RowlisG.jpg
Geoffrey Standfast Deputy Commandant of Cadets Student Life 574-842-8356 Geoff Standfast is a native of Lawrence, Kansas, but grew up and established roots in northern New Jersey. He received his Bachelor's of Arts degree from the University of Delaware. After graduation, Geoff served as an Intelligence Officer in the United States Marine Corps. He served in many staff and leadership positions in the United States and overseas, and continues to serve in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. Geoff enjoys spending time with his family, running, bike riding, skiing, hiking and cross training. He is married to Caren, who is a Culver Academies Math teacher, and they have five children: Annie (CGA '16), Jack (5), Geoff (5), Brady (5), and Tommy (3). StandfG.jpg
Gerald Howard Zone Technician Environmental Services     howardg.jpg
Gerri Quivey Assistant to the Head of Schools Head of Schools 574-842-8212 Gerri Quivey joined the Culver Academies Head of Schools office in 2006. She now serves as the Administrative Assistant to the Head of Schools. Her responsibilities include assisting the Head of Schools in his daily duties. Mrs. Quivey is married and has two children. quiveyg.jpg
Glen Houin Custodian Environmental Services     HouinG.jpg
Glenda Mechling-Smith Administrative Assistant Parents Advancement 574-842-8466 Glenda Mechling-Smith is the Administrative Assistant to the Parents Coordinator. She has been with the Academy since 2010. She came to the Advancement Team in December of 2013 after working in the IT Department. She has worked in the Legal Secretarial and Public Service areas, including Barnes & Thornburg, Office Manager for the Plymouth Parks Department and a Clerk at the Plymouth Public Library. She attended Fort Wayne International Business College with a focus in the Legal Secretarial field and lives in Argos with her husband and son, James, a cadet with the CMA class of 2017. mechlig.jpg
Glennia Cooper Shift Leader S B Operations Snack Bar 574-842-8268   cooperg.jpg
Gloria Morales Fitness Center Monitor Wellness   Gloria Morales joined the Culver Academies in 2008 to work as a Fitness Center monitor. Before arriving at Culver, Gloria focused on raising her two beautiful children, Jackeline and Xavier. Gloria's husband, Camilo Morales, is the CMA counselor for Company C and a retired U.S. Army Sergeant Major. Gloria enjoys walking, traveling and spending time with her four grandchildren and husband. MoraleG.jpg
Grace McKay Instructor, Librarian, Ed. Tech. Liaison Huffington Library 574-842-8440 Ms. McKay joined Culver in July of 2012. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, she earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia, with a double major in English and Philosophy, and went on to earn a Master's degree in English, also at UVa. Ms. McKay later earned another Master's degree, this time in Library and Information Science from Drexel University, where she was inducted into Beta Phi Mu, the International Honor Society for Library Science. At Culver, Ms. McKay teaches Digital Citizenship and helps out with the Equestriennes. Prior to coming to Culver, Ms. McKay worked as the Director of Library Services and Upper School English teacher at Upland Country Day School in Kennett Square, PA. While there, she served on the Technology and Curriculum Committees, oversaw the school's website, and was a yearbook advisor. McKayG.jpg
Greg Locke Ice Rink Attendant Environmental Services 574-842-8062   lockeg.jpg
Gregory Gentry Zone Technician Environmental Services     GentryG.jpg
Gregory Medbourn Custodian Environmental Services     MedbouG.jpg
Guy Weaser Senior Instructor Mathematics 574-842-8330 Guy Weaser joined the Culver Mathematics Department in the fall of 1982. He is the head rowing coach. He learned about Culver while he was coaching the club rowing program at The University of Iowa, and was attracted to the opportunity to teach and coach rowing at the secondary level. He earned a bachelors degree in mathematics at UCLA, where he developed skills in mathematics, statistics, computer programming, rowing, and an interest in geography, which provided an application for many of those skills. He earned a masters degree in geography from The University of Iowa with an emphasis in urban population density modeling. He spent one year teaching geometry through calculus and computer programming at Scott City High School (Scott City, KS) before being appointed to the faculty at Culver. His wife, Laura, is the Dean of Girls and together they have two children. WEASERG.jpg
Gwen Lee Cook Food Services     LeeG.jpg
Harry Johnson Custodian Environmental Services     JohnsoH.jpg
Heike Spahn SS'86 Woodcraft Camp Director Summer Schools and Camps 574-842-8120 Heike Cockerill Spahn joined the Culver Academies in 2013 as the Director of Woodcraft and Junior Woodcraft Camps. A graduate of Upper School in 1986, she spent six summers working at Woodcraft Camp prior to being named the Interim Director of Woodcraft in 2013. She earned a bachelor's degree in Economics from DePauw University in 1992 and a Juris Doctor from Valparaiso University School of Law in 1995. After passing the bar in both Indiana and Illinois, Heike practiced law before shifting her career to higher education administration. She is a former Assistant Dean at the University of Chicago Law School and Valparaiso University Law School. Heike and her husband Philip, an attorney in Chicago, are the parents of one daughter, Rachel Lorraine, a Woodcraft graduate. SpahnH.jpg
Holly Johnson Chief Advancement Officer Advancement 574-842-8067 Holly C. Johnson is the Culver Academies' Chief Advancement Officer. Holly came to Culver from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra where she served as the Vice President of Development from 2013-2016. As a member of the senior management team, she was responsible for the ISO's overall fundraising initiatives, which included campaigns to increase annual fund giving, major gifts, corporate and foundation sponsorships, planned giving, and special events revenue. From 2010-2013, Holly served as the Indiana University Foundation's Director of Women's Philanthropy. She managed all aspects of the program, including the establishment of the Women's Philanthropy Council (WPC) in partnership with IU first lady, Laurie Burns McRobbie. Prior to her promotion to Director of Women's Philanthropy, Johnson served as IU Foundation's Director of Development, major gifts from 2008-2010.Holly began her fundraising career at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in 1999 JohnsoH2.jpg
Holly Smith Security Officer Campus Safety and Security     SmithH.jpg
Hunter Wight Instructor Modern and Classical Language 574-842-8176   WightH.jpg
Ibrahim Fetuga '01 Development Officer Development 574-842-8077 Ibrahim Fetuga joined Culver Academies in November 2014 as a Major Gifts Officer. Ibrahim graduated from Culver Military Academy in 2001 (BAND) and earned his BA from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois where he played football and excelled in student leadership. Prior to coming back to Culver, he worked in a business development sales role for multiple companies ranging from the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) to Ibrahim is an avid volunteer and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. FetugaI.jpg
J. Johnnes Tulungen Instructor Leadership Education 574-842-8135 Johnnes Tulungen joined Culver Academies in 2006 and is an instructor in the Center for Leadership. He has a master's degree in Development Studies, from Bogor Agricultural University and received a BA in Agriculture, from Sam Ratulangi University in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. His teaching and study interests include leadership, community development and environmental program/project management. He teaches the Servant Leadership Practicum for seniors. Before coming to Culver he spent more than 10 years as a program manager for a USAID project in coastal resources management implemented by the University of Rhode Island Coastal Resources Center, and has worked as a consultant and technical advisor for community development projects. Mr. Tulungen joined the Wellness Center in 2011 and coordinates the faculty and students wellness program. Mr. Tulungen is married to Catherine B. Tulungen, an instructor in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, and has two sons both of whom are came to Culver Academies TulungJ.jpg
J. Michael Turnbull Director of Admissions Admissions Office 574-842-8281 J. Michael Turnbull joined the Culver Academies' in 2001. He earned a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Speech Communication and Secondary Education from Michigan State University. Mr. Turnbull also earned a Master of Arts degree with highest honors in Interpersonal & Public Communication from Central Michigan University. He currently is the Director of Admissions for Culver Academies. Prior to arriving at Culver Academies, he was a Senior Enrollment Management Consultant for an international Software Company specializing in Higher Education and worked with 10 Universities/Colleges on improving their enrollment-related processes and Student Administrative computer systems. Mr. Turnbull's positions in Higher Education include Dean of Enrollment Management, Dean of Student Systems, Director of Admissions, Director of Financial Aid, Residence Hall Director, and College Instructor at Central Michigan University, Montcalm Community College, MI; University of Findlay, OH; Community College of Philadelphia, PA; and U turnbul.jpg
Jack Williams Senior Instructor Fine Arts 574-842-8284 Jack Williams joined the Culver Academies' Fine Arts Department in 2006. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from Paier College of Art, a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from Parsons School of Design, and a Master of Arts degree in art history from the University of Notre Dame. Mr. Williams also pursued post-graduate studies in drawing, painting, and sculpture at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. His areas of study and teaching interest include portraiture, relief sculpture, and various art historical topics. Mr. Williams currently teaches drawing, painting, ceramics, and sculpture. Prior to arriving at the Culver Academies, Mr. Williams taught drawing, painting, and art history at the college and university levels. WilliaJ.jpg
Jackie Carrillo Senior Instructor and Science Laboratory Director Science 574-842-8046 Jackie Carrillo joined the Culver Academies' Department of Science in 2012. She earned a Bachelor's degree from The Colorado College and a Master's and Ph.D. in chemical oceanography from the University of Hawaii, Manoa. Prior to arriving at Culver, Dr. Carrillo worked as a Research Associate in the Atmospheric Science Department at Colorado State University where she studied cloud and aerosol chemistry and their relation to pollution and climate change issues. As Lab Director, Dr. Carrillo provides support to the Science faculty in their laboratory teaching activities and manages the department's equipment and budget. Dr. Carrillo also teaches Chemistry. carrilj.jpg
Jackie Owens Construction Technician Construction Services     OwensJ.jpg
Jackie Smith Gift Manager Development 574-842-8231 Jacqueline Smith joined the Development Department on October 11, 2005. Her current position within the department is Gifts Manager. The Gifts Manager responsibilities include ensuring guidelines are maintained with the Department, IRS, and CASE, gift entry, supervise gift entry assistant, preparation of gift reports, and various other gift related activities. Jackie earned a Master of Business Administration Management and Strategy from Western Governors University and her Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Bethel College. She is a 2016 graduate of the Culver Leadership Academy and a 2005 graduate of the Marshall County Leadership Program, Class X. Prior to arriving at the Culver Academies, she worked for 23 years in public accounting preparing tax returns, financial compilations and audit reports. A lifetime resident of Culver, Jackie is the widow of Ryan C. Smith. They have three children, Kristi CGA '08, Keaton WC '07 D&B and CMA '11 and Kortney WC '08, CGA '13. smithj.jpg
Jacqueline Erwin Mentor Instructor, Batten Fellow Humanities 574-842-8003 Dr. Jacquie Erwin joined the Culver Academies' English Department in 1994. She earned a bachelor's degree from Wellesley College, a master's from Simmons College, and a PhD in English from Northwestern University. Her area of expertise is the work of Jane Austen. At Culver she has taught British literature, Shakespeare, first-level English courses for international students, linguistics, and the AP English literature course. Additionally, she has taught in the ninth grade Humanities program since 2000. She has served as humanities senior level coordinator and now serves as Program Chair for the Humanities Department. She holds the W.A. Moncrief, Jr. Chair of Humanities. ERWINJ.jpg
Jade Hoesel SC Tech and Admissions Coord. Summer Schools and Camps 574-842-8108 Jade Hoesel joined the Culver Academies in January of 2010 in Administrative Services. In May 2011, she joined the Summer Schools & Camps Admissions Office. She is currently working as an Admissions Coordinator processing applications and assisting parents with the summer admissions process. Jade resides in Bass Lake with her husband, Andrew, and her children. hoeselj.jpg
Jae Sung Lee Adjunct Instructor Fine Arts     LeeJ3.jpg
Jai Hayes '02 Counselor CGA Student Life 574-842-8076 Jai M. Hayes joined the Student Life staff in January 2014. As the Residential Life and Leadership Advisor, she works very closely with the entire CGA Residential Life staff and is responsible for the development, documentation, and facilitation of the Residential and CGA Leadership Curricula. She also helps coach the Culver Speech Team. After graduating from CGA in 2002, Jai went on to earn a B.A. in English with a minor in Creative Writing from Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, LA where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the student literary and arts journal, New Voices, for three years. She worked as a tour guide for Louisiana State Museums and was a paraprofessional English and Writing tutor at Delgado Community College in New Orleans, LA for several years before returning home to Youngstown, OH where she helped care for an ailing parent and served as a domestic coordinator for her family for three years. Jai has followed in the footsteps of three older siblings who graduated from Culver: Court HayesJ.jpg
Jaime Ball Instructor Fine Arts 574-842-8039 Jaime Ball joined the Fine Arts Department for the 2014/15 school year and teaches Art History, Basic Black and White Photography, Basic Ceramics, and Wheel Throwing. Jaime graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education. She comes to us from Philadelphia where she has taught at Quaker and Catholic Schools as well as the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Fleisher Art Memorial. While in Philadelphia, Jaime has worked in several art studios, including a bronze foundry where she assisted in repairing public works of art. Jaime has also spent part of her career working for the fashion design company, Free People as a Visual Display Designer. BallJ1.jpg
James Causey Dishroom Utility Snack Bar     CauseyJ.jpg
James Grady Bus Driver Motor Pool     gradyj.jpg
James Risner Building Maintenance Technician Building Maintenance     RisnerJ.jpg
James Schmiedlin Senior Instructor Humanities 574-842-8008 JJ Schmiedlin joined the Culver English Department in the summer of 1997. He earned a bachelor's degree in English from Bethany College with an emphasis in British literature. Mr. Schmiedlin spent a year abroad studying in Oxford, England. In 1997, he finished his graduate studies at Kent State University, and earned a master of arts in teaching. Since coming to Culver, Mr. Schmiedlin has taught at the freshman, sophomore, and junior levels. He served as the 9th grade program coordinator from 2001-2008, and relinquished the post to move to the American Studies program at the junior level. In addition to teaching American Studies, he teaches the AP Language and Composition class. He is the head coach of the Culver Academies U16 AAA hockey team. He was drawn to Culver by the Humanities and hockey programs. His wife Beth Schmiedlin is a counselor for CGA, and they have three boys: Jack, Paddy and Connor. SCHMIEJ.jpg
James Wentzel Laundry Attendant Dry Cleaning and Laundry     WentzeJ.jpg
James Bowyer Line Supply Utility Food Services     BowyerJ.jpg
James Pawlik Boat Shop Repairman Boats     PawlikJ.jpg
James Pratt Roman Catholic Campus Minister Spiritual Life 574-842-8179 Prior to moving to Culver, James graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor's Degree, majoring in Political Science and Theology with a minor in Philosophy. During his time at Notre Dame, James worked in the Office of Campus Ministry, sang in the Chorale, and served as the President of the Notre Dame Cycling Club. PrattJ.jpg
James Walter Construction Technician Construction Services     WalterJ.jpg
Jami Holm Aerobics Instructor Fitness Center     HolmJ.jpg
Jamie Thordsen Instructor Modern and Classical Language 574-842-7957   ThordsJ.jpg
Jan Garrison Assistant Director of Publications Communications 574-842-8137 Jan Garrison joined the Communications Department in December 2000. He serves as the editor for the monthly electronic @Culver, coordinates Culver Academies' sports coverage and contributes to the Culver Alumni Magazine. A graduate of Indiana State University, Jan has spent the majority of his career working for area newspapers. He has received Hoosier State Press Association awards in news editing and writing, sports writing, and feature and sports photography. He also served as a congressional aide and a public relations specialist for the local hospital. He has served on the Marshall County Community Foundation, Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce, Marshall County Council on Aging boards and the Plymouth City Council. Jan and his wife, Crissie, live in Plymouth, and have three children: Cameron '10, Morgan '11, Keely '15. garrisj.jpg
Jane Dilts Chaperone Student Activities     DiltsJ.jpg
Janine Cook Resident Director Student Life 574-842-8372 Janine Cook is the Resident Director of Benson Hall. I was born and raised in North Judson Indiana, which is about 15 miles away. I graduated from North Judson San Pierre High School and attended Indiana State University in Terre Haute, IN. I also attended Ancilla Collage where I have an associate degree in business Administration. I was married to a Naval Personnel for over 22 years and I have two wonderful adult children, Todd who is a welder and Cassandra who is a junior at Indiana State University. I have lived in Charleston SC, Great Lakes IL, Lemoore CA, Fargo ND, and Virginia Beach VA. I have been a military spouse who was in charge of homecoming for the ships; I have been a brownie troop leader and a Cub Scout leader. I have worked on many of the US Naval Bases volunteering to help with the cause of navel relief to personnel whose wives or husbands needing help while their loved one is away. Recently I went back to get my Bachelor's degree in Human Resource from the University of Mary in Fargo ND. I m CookJ.jpg
Jason Gibson Construction Technician Construction Services     GibsonJ.jpg
Jean Klinedinst Bus Driver Motor Pool     KlinedJ.jpg
Jed Trefren Military Leadership Mentor Infantry CMA Military Activities 574-842-8475 Jed Trefren joined Military Activities in August 2015 as the Infantry Military Mentor after serving 8 years in the Marine Corps and 17 years of teaching public schools and directing alternative schools in Colorado.Trefren earned his Bachelor's degree in Biology at the University of Northern Colorado, then his Master of Education and principal license from Regis University. Jed and his wife, Amy, have four children; Krista, a freshman at US Naval Academy, Kayla, a junior at CGA, Jake, a freshman at CMA, and Grace, a 7th grader at Culver Community Middle School.Hobbies include mountain biking (still looking for mountains), weight training, hiking, and snowmobiling. He will help set up and coach the Culver Rifle Team. TrefreJ1.jpg
Jeff McMinn Washer Dryer Operator and Equipment Maintenance Dry Cleaning and Laundry     McMinnJ.jpg
Jeff Henderson Senior Counselor CMA Student Life 574-842-8378 Jeff Henderson joined the Culver Staff in August of 2016 after having been a History teacher at Banner Academy, an options school on the west side of Chicago, for three years. He also coached hockey for four years at Oak Park and River Forest High School. He is a Culver Military Academy class of 1983 graduate and spent six summers at Woodcraft Camp. Henderson graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science. He went on to pursue a Master's degree in Secondary Education from National Louis University. He has worked in the television and film industry, traded at the Mercantile Exchange, and owned and operated an organic baby food business with his wife Denise. In addition to being the Company B counselor, Jeff is the Varsity A assistant hockey coach. Jeff and his wife, Denise, have two children, Grace and Jed, who are students at the Academies. They live in the town of Culver and maintain a residence in River Forest, IL. HenderJ1.jpg
Jeff Kenney Manager Museum Archives Museum 574-842-8365 Jeff Kenney grew up in Culver, the descendant of early settlers in the area. Attending Indiana University and graduating from Ancilla College, Kenney worked from 2002-2007 at theCulver-Union Twp. Public Library, where in addition to creating and promoting cultural and educational programming, he helped create an online database of thousands of images and texts relating to Culver's history. He is a board member of the Antiquarian and Historical Society of Culver, with whom he helped start the Center for Culver History, a Culver area museum still in development in the historic Carnegie portion of the library. He is also a regular speaker in the area on topics of Culver and LakeMaxinkuckee history, and has published articles on that topic in several magazines, journals, and other publications. Besides duties in the archive office and assistant to Academies historian Bob Hartman, Kenney is also editor of the Culver Citizen newspaper. Kenney lives in Culver with wife Beth and four children kenneyj.jpg
Jeff Kutch P.E. Director of Facilities Facilities Administration 574-842-8121 Jeffry C. Kutch, P.E., joined the Culver Academies as the Director of Facilities on September 11, 2006. As the Director of Facilities, Jeff develops and implements programs for the effective management of operations, maintenance, renovations, and construction for all functions relating to the Physical Plant and Facilities of the Culver Educational Foundation. His education is in Mechanical Engineering from the University of North Dakota where he received an E.I.T. Certificate and subsequently earned a Professional Engineer's License from the State of Indiana Licensing Board in January, 1992. His prior work experience includes working for, and principal ownership, of an Architectural/Engineering firm for 10 years, Project Manager for a Construction Management Company for two years, Project Manager for a Construction Management Company for two years, and Director of Facilities for two public school corporations for 13 years. These experiences have provided him with a unique insight into the field of Facilities kutchj1.jpg
Jeff Salrin Utilities Powerhouse Technician Utilities     SalrinJ.jpg
Jeffrey Badalich Senior Counselor CMA Student Life 574-842-8336 Jeff Badalich joined the Culver Academies Student Life department in the fall of 2007 as Counselor for Black Horse Troop A. Jeff earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in finance from the University of Notre Dame in 1986. He graduated from Culver Military Academy in 1981. Jeff also serves as a coach of the CMA High School Varsity Hockey team. He and his wife Seana, CGA '81, have three children, Alina, Dante, and Jackson. Badalij.jpg
Jenni Ortman Registered Nurse Health Center     OrtmanJ.jpg
Jennifer Cerny Senior Instructor Humanities 574-842-8002 Jen Cerny joined the Culver Academies' English Department in 2000. She earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy from the University of Michigan where her work focused on ethics, continental philosophy, and Marxism. She earned a master's degree in English language and literature from Eastern Michigan University where her areas of interest included medieval and African-American literature and critical theory. She has done supplemental course work in human rights and the Arabic language. Her areas of study and teaching interest include Shakespeare, gender studies, Middle Eastern literature, and global humanities. She currently teaches Shakespeare, Middle-Eastern Literature, and Global Perspectives, the 10th grade humanities course. She serves as Program Coordinator for sophomore humanities Cernyj.jpg
Jennifer Stark Salad Pantry Food Services     StarkJ.jpg
Jennifer Criddle T Registered Nurse Health Center     CriddlJ.jpg
Jerome Ney Chaperone Student Activities     NeyJ.jpg
Jerry Kisela Associate Director of Admissions Operations Admissions Office 574-842-8202 Jerry Kisela joined the Admission Department in 2013. His responsibilities include overseeing the daily operations of the Admissions Office as well as performing as an Admissions Counselor. Before joining admissions, Jerry joined Culver in 2007 and was a member of the Academies' Facilities Department as the Transportation Supervisor. Jerry earned an Associate's Degree in Business Management from Ancilla College, and a Bachelor's degree in Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University. Prior to Culver, Jerry worked in retail management and served the local community as an Emergency Medical Technician and a Deputy Coroner. Jerry is a licensed Auctioneer in the state of Indiana. Jerry has served as a Barracks Inspector and currently serves as a chaperone and is a part of the athletics support team. He and his wife Angela, who is a member of the Academies' Administrative Services Department, live in Monterey and have two sons and a daughter. kiselaj.jpg
Jerry Roush Night Officer In Charge CMA Military Activities 574-842-8324   roushj2.jpg
Jerry Lambert Zone Technician Environmental Services     LamberJ.jpg
Jessica Harding Instructor Modern and Classical Language 574-842-8015 Jessica Harding joined the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures in 2015 as an Instructor of Mandarin Chinese. She is a language enthusiast, and is glad to turn her fascination into an occupation. She began her foray into language study as an undergraduate student at Davidson College, where she majored in Spanish. After living in China for a year from 2008-2009, Jessica completed her Master's in Chinese Language at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. She is glad to be back in the Hoosier state after returning to her Ohio hometown for three years. Outside of the Chinese classroom, Jessica spends her time as an academic coach in the library. She is also excited to travel to China with Culver students in the spring as part of the GPS trip. HardinJ.jpg
Jessica Kennedy   Health Center 574-842-8078   KennedJ.jpg
Jessica Lawrence Instructor International Student Achievement 574-842-8014 Jessica received a Bachelor's degree in English Language and Literature from Smith College. Since graduating, she has taught in France, at the Cardigan Mountain School, and at the Ross School. Jessica teaches ESOL and English 1, and she will serve as an evening learning support coach. LawrenM.jpg
Jill Behling Counselor CGA Student Life 574-842-8391 Jill Behling joined Culver Girls Academy in August of 2014. She serves as the Ciel Counselor as well as the head junior varsity softball coach. Jill is a 2000 graduate of Michiana College and has spent the last 14 years in healthcare as a Rehab Director and clinician. In her life outside of Culver, Jill is competitive equestrian athlete as well as a student in the sport of Dressage. Jill believes continued personal development is the key to a content life. Jill resides in Culver with her husband Matthew who is a CMA counselor and head wrestling coach and their two children Haley and Braddock. BehlinJ.jpg
Jim Power Head of Schools Head of Schools 574-842-8180 Jim Power, Ed.D., became the 13th Head of Schools of Culver Academies on July 1, 2016. A native of Philadelphia, Dr. Power comes to Culver after serving as the Principal of Upper Canada College (UCC) in Toronto since 2004. UCC is a leading International Baccalaureate World School, with about 1,200 boys in grades K-12 and with a community of boarding students from 25 different countries. While there, Dr. Power served as President of the Board of the Secondary School Admission Test Board (SSATB), and as a trustee of the International Coalition of Boys Schools and of the Canadian Educational Standards Committee. He was a Klingenstein Visiting Heads Fellowship participant in 2003. Previously, Jim was the Headmaster of Georgetown Preparatory School near Washington, D.C., and served in various roles at the Pomfret School in Connecticut from 1986 to 1993. PowerJ.jpg
Jina Rensberger Registered Nurse Health Center     RensbeJ.jpg
Joanna Mullins School Psychologist Academic Affairs 574-842-7813 Joanna Mullins is excited to join the Culver Academies family as the new School Psychologist. She completed both her Bachelor's of Science in Psychology and her Specialist in School Psychology degrees at Abilene Christian University. She has earned several years' experience working in public school districts and is eager to broaden her knowledge working with Culver Academies. She also has extensive knowledge in summer camp experiences and looks forward to participating in the summer camp program here at Culver. MullinJ.jpg
Jody Cripe T Coach Sports Administration     CripeJ.jpg
John Gouwens Master Instructor Fine Arts 574-842-8387 John Gouwens joined the faculty of the Culver Academies in the fall of 1980. He serves as Organist and Carillonneur of The Academies, playing both instruments for Sunday religious services as well as presenting recitals on both instruments. He teaches piano students at The Academies, and teaches carillon and organ students on occasion. He studied organ and carillon at Indiana University (Bloomington), the University of Michigan (Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance, 1979), and the University of Kansas (Master of Music in Organ Performance, 1981). He was raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana. His instructors included Richard Carlson, Clyde Holloway, Robert Clark, and Robert Glasgow in organ, and Albert Gerken in carillon. GOUWENJ.jpg
John Rogers Senior Instructor Humanities 574-842-7954   rogersj.jpg
John Rose Bakers Helper Food Services     RoseJ.jpg
John Sherck Senior Counselor CMA Student Life 574-842-8367 John Sherck joined the Culver Academies' Student Life department in 2010 as Counselor for Band. Prior to coming to Culver, he taught at independent high schools for 8 years, including music and English at The Kiski School, a boys boarding school in Pennsylvania, where he also ran a dorm and coached tennis, soccer, and basketball. He has also taught English at Moses Brown School in Providence, RI. John earned a BA in English and music from Kenyon College in 1999. While working toward a MA in music theory and composition at Kent State, he directed the KSU Women's Ensemble and assisted in the choral music department. He is also an active composer. John serves as a coach for the CMA and CGA tennis teams and assists the Quiz Bowl team. He and his wife Lauren had their first child, a daughter named Thea, in January of 2010. Lauren teaches physics at Culver. sherckj.jpg
John Uebler Senior Instructor and Personnel Chairperson Humanities 574-842-8005 John Uebler joined the Culver Academies Humanities Department in the fall of 2010. He earned a bachelor's degree in secondary education from Indiana University Bloomington, focusing on English and computer science. Prior to Culver, Mr. Uebler spent four years at NorthWood High School where he taught in the English department and coached basketball and baseball. In 2008, Mr. Uebler started his master's in educational leadership at Indiana University Bloomington. He taught English at Owen Valley Middle School and completed an administrative practicum. In 2010, Mr. Uebler completed his master's in educational leadership and is licensed in K-12 administration. Mr. Uebler currently serves as an instructor of Western Perspectives and is the ninth grade Level Chair. ueblerj.jpg
John White Groundskeeper Grounds     WhiteJ1.jpg
John Brown Dishroom Utility Food Services     BrownJ5.jpg
John Buggeln, Ph.D. Master Instructor Humanities 574-842-8282 John Buggeln joined the Culver Humanities Department in the fall of 2003. He earned a bachelor's degree in history with a minor in environmental biology from Middlebury College and a master's degree in religion from Yale University Divinity School. He earned a PhD in history in conjunction with the American Studies and Religious Studies Departments at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he began his teaching career. Before coming to Culver, he taught history at a private day school for ten years in Delaware, where he taught US history, AP European, AP World History, and global issues. Since coming to Culver, he has taught 10th grade humanities and coordinated and taught in the 11th-grade American Studies Program. He has strong interests in interdisciplinary learning, global education, supporting international students and English language learners, and integrating technology into teaching. He has supported the work of the Global Studies Institute by directing the Culver in China Program, developing video c buggelj.jpg
John Wilson Humanities Fellow Fellowship, Humanities 574-842-7691   WilsonJ.jpg
John Yeager Mentor Instructor Wellness Education 574-842-8159 Dr. John Yeager is Director of Culver's Center for Character Excellence and chair of the Wellness Education department. He joined the Culver Academies Wellness Education department in fall of 2000. Prior to coming to Culver, he was on faculty in the School of Education at Boston University and an associate scholar in BU's Center for the Advancement of Ethics and Character. He earned an EdD in Health Education from Boston University and has masters' degrees in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and Health Education from Worcester State (MA) College. His bachelor's degree is in Physical Education and Health from Boston State (UMass/Boston) College. As the head boy's lacrosse coach from 2001-2004, his teams won two Indiana State Championships. He currently assists with both the boy's and women's programs. Also, Yeager has studied with the top experts in Positive Psychology and is the author/co-author of Character and Coaching - Building Virtue in Athletic Programs, and Our Game: T yeagerj.jpg
Jolene Harris Data Entry Clerk Human Resources 574-842-8290   HarrisJ.jpg
Jonathan Posner Assistant Director Admissions Office 574-842-7871 Jonathan Posner joined the Admissions Department in 2013. Prior to joining admissions, Jon was a member of the Academies' Student Life Department, as the counselor of Company A, since 2004. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Scranton. Prior to his arrival to Culver, Jon worked at Northfield Mount Hermon (MA) and Kents Hill School (ME); coaching hockey and lacrosse at both schools. Jon also serves Culver as the Head CMA Lacrosse Coach. He lives in Culver with his wife Flannery and their son. posnerj.jpg
Joseph Wagner Receiving and Storage Food Services     WagnerJ.jpg
Joseph Hanko Head Sailing Coach Sports Administration     HankoJ.jpg
Joshua Danforth Senior Instructor Humanities 574-842-7951 Joshua Danforth joined the Culver Academies' Humanities Department in 2008. He earned a bachelor's degree in international relations from the University of California, Davis and a master's degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His area of expertise is comparative politics. His area of study and teaching interests include ancient history, religious studies, and global humanities. He currently teaches freshman humanities. Prior to arriving at Culver Academies, he managed a humanitarian/development program in the Central African Republic. danforj.jpg
Joshua Neidlinger Boat Shop Repairman Boats     NeidliJ.jpg
Joshua Rubin Jewish Spiritual Leader Spiritual Life     RubinJ.jpg
Joshua Wynn Groundskeeper Grounds     WynnJ1.jpg
Joshua Brown Instructor Humanities 574-842-7820 Joshua Brown joined the Culver Academies in 2016 as an instructor and coordinator in the Creative Writing Program and as an instructor of 9th grade Western Perspectives. He is a poet whose work has earned fellowships from Phillips Exeter Academy, where he was the George Bennett Writer-in-Residence, from the University of Mississippi, where he was a Grisham Fellow, from the University of Arkansas, where he received his Master of Fine Arts in creative writing, and from the Arkansas Arts Council. BrownJ.jpg
Joshua Pretzer Dean of Faculty 574-842-8091 Josh Pretzer is the Culver Academies' Dean of Faculty. Since joining the Culver faculty as a Faculty Intern in 1999, Dean Pretzer has taught biology, chemistry, and leadership, and currently teaches the freshman and 4th classmen in Culver's Living, Learning, Leading course. Dean Pretzer assisted with cross country, track, and swimming during his first seventeen years at Culver and served as an Assistant Dean in Academics and for the Faculty from 2006 until his appointment to Dean of Faculty in 2016. Dean Pretzer completed a Masters' degree in Educational Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University as part of the 2006 Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership cohort. He is a 2013 Class of '63 Exemplar, a 2008 Williamson Fellow, and held the Eppley Chair of Science. Dean Pretzer is also honored to have received the Ralph N. Manuel Award from the student body in 2004 and General Delmar T. Spivey Award from the academic department chairs in 2003. Outside of his responsibilities at Culver ... pretzej.jpg
Judy Campbell Culver Fund Officer Development 574-842-8495 Judy Campbell joined the Culver Academies' Development Department in 1999. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in History and Economics from Western Michigan University. As a Culver Fund officer, Judy works with sixteen winter school classes. Her son Max, is a 2004 CMA grad. campbej.jpg
Judy Reynolds Chaperone Student Activities     reynolj.jpg
Judy Rochford Library Associate Huffington Library 574-842-8443 Judy Rochford serves as a member of the library staff. Her primary responsibilities include assisting both students and faculty in the library, ordering supplies, keeping statistics on the usage of the library and processing new materials. She has been a member of the library staff since 1987. Rochfoj.jpg
Juli Danti RN,BSN Nursing Supervisor Health Center 574-842-7800 Juli Danti joined the Culver Academies' Health Center staff in 2006 as a nurse and currently serves as the Health Center Nursing Supervisor. Prior to her arrival to Culver, Juli worked at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She worked in several outpatient practices such as cardiology, occupational health medicine, asthma and cystic fibrosis clinic and gastroenterology, as a contract nurse. She worked in gastroenterology full-time for four years and was a staff nurse on a busy post-partum and ante-partum floor. She has also served in an obstetric clinic as a clinical care coordinator. Juli earned a Bachelor's in Nursing from Immaculata College in 2001. She graduated in 1995 from St. Elizabeth School of Nursing in Lafayette, Indiana, where she completed a diploma program. Prior to graduation, she worked in a family practice. She holds current certifications in CPR, TB skin testing and has completed a course for certification in lactation education and support, and newborn neonatal resuscitation.Jul DantiJ.jpg
Julia Rayhill Spanish Instructor Modern and Classical Language 574-842-8022 Julia joins the Modern Languages department as a new instructor of Spanish this year. She has experience teaching Spanish at the Middlebury Interactive Languages summer program as a Residential Educator and has also taught English as a second language. Julia will serve as an assistant coach to our CGA Varsity Ice Hockey team and to the CMA Rugby team. RayhilJ.jpg
Julian Mastro Science Fellow Fellowship, Science 574-842-7694 J.R. Mastro is joining the Science department as a fellow. Having just graduated from the University of Richmond this past spring with a BA in Environmental Studies, J.R. will be teaching Biology. A four year varsity lacrosse member at the University of Richmond, J.R. will be involved with lacrosse in the spring and football in the fall. MastroJ.jpg
Julie Bess Administrative Assistant Head of Schools 574-842-8073 Julie Bess joined the Culver Academies Head of Schools office in 2009. She now serves as the Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Faculty. Julie is a graduate of CGA Class of 1983. She has a B.A. from Purdue University. BessJ.jpg
Julie Melton Office Manager Business Office 574-842-8221   meltonj.jpg
Julie Ball Registered Nurse Health Center     BallJ.jpg
Julie Crews Barger Director of Parent Relations Advancement 574-842-8272 Julie Crews Barger joined the Culver Academies' Advancement team in 2011. She has worked in the field of Advancement since 1992, first in annual giving at the Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, followed by a move to Northwestern's Evanston campus, where she led several initiatives including the school's Parents Fund. After moving to Minneapolis in 1997, she was hired by the Minnesota Medical Foundation at the University of Minnesota where, over a 12-year period, she worked with Medical School alumni and donors in numerous capacities. Her roles there included management of the school's alumni board, the orchestration of special events, and directing fundraising efforts for a host of programs ranging from medical school scholarships to cardiovascular research. Julie is a graduate of Northwestern University and grew up in nearby Plymouth. She has returned to her hometown where she enjoys spending time with her husband, Scott, and their three sons, Graham, Miles, and Reid. bargerj.jpg
Justin Binkley Groundskeeper Grounds     BinkleJ.jpg
Justin Brown Dishroom Utility Food Services     BrownJ1.jpg
Justin Lawrence Sanitation Worker Grounds     LawrenJ.jpg
K. Megan MacNab Bekker '87 Director of the Culver Fund Development 574-842-8094 Megan came to Culver after four years at Sonoco Display and Packaging, a Division of Sonoco Products where she held the position of Director of Sales, Design and Marketing North America. In 2017, she was named one of Path to Purchase's Women of Excellence in the Packaging Industry. Prior to graduating from California State East Bay she graduated from CGA in 1987. Her hobbies include golf, reading, movies, and tennis. Megan is married to Carsten Bekker and has two grown children Logan and Jordan Bekker. Megan and Carsten live in the town of Culver. BekkerK.jpg
Kacey Fisher Assistant Manager Campus Store Campus Store 574-842-7822 Kacey joined the Campus Store in May of 2017. Her background includes previous retail and banking experience. FisherK.jpg
Karen O'Blenis Medical Secretary Health Center 574-842-8343 Karen O'Blenis serves as a Medical Secretary at Culver Academies Health Center. Her primary responsibilities include maintaining the Health Center budget, coordinating registrations, preparing the Health Center timesheets for payroll, coordinating the collection and sending of information for psychoeducational evaluations and troubleshooting technology issues within the Health Center. She also works directly with International insurance, compiling the list of students covered as well as investigating any billing questions and discrepancies. She spends her free time at her farm with Jim and her menagerie of horses, dogs and cats. OBLENIK.jpg
Karen Rudd Registrar Academic Affairs 574-842-8247 Karen Rudd joined the Office of Academic Affairs in August 2008 as the Registrar and Office Manager and thoroughly enjoys working with students and the staff at Culver. Karen is also the JV Golf Coach for the boys and girls golf teams. A 1992 graduate of Purdue University, her career centers around the Customer Service and Relationship Management industry. She has used her people skills in a variety of call center management and administrative positions. Karen is enjoying small town living in Indiana after moving from the hustle and bustle of Atlanta, Georgia. She lives in Knox with her wonderful husband, Greg. Karen has three step-daughters, Rachel, Natalie, and Tinley, and seven beautiful grand-daughters, Morgan, Madison, Mackenzie and Marissa, Molly, RJ and Trey, all of which she hopes will one day join the Culver Legion. ruddk.jpg
Karen Boland Fitness Center Monitor Wellness     BolandK.jpg
Karen Grimmett Registered Nurse Health Center     GrimmeK.jpg
Kari Brumback Retail Manager Uniform     BrumbaK.jpg
Karin Moreno Catering Manager Catering   Karin graduated from CGA in 1990 and completed her degree in Hospitality Management at the University of San Francisco. She now lives in the town of Culver. She is married to Jose, and they have two children, Jose (17), and Anna (15). MorenoK.jpg
Karla Hernandez Associate Director International 574-842-8119 Karla Hernandez joined the Culver Academies International Advancement office in 2005. Karla attended Summer Camp in 1981. She joined the Summer Camp staff in 2003 where she worked for two summers as the International Student Coordinator. Prior to coming to Culver, Karla worked as an educator in Mexico and served as a school administrator. She spent a semester in Florence studying Italian. Karla was born and raised in Mexico City where she attended Hamilton School and Colegio del Bosque and then studied at the Universidad Iberoamericana receiving her degree in 1995. hernank.jpg
Kassandra Pepper Bus Driver Motor Pool     PepperK.jpg
Katharyn Williams Registered Nurse Health Center     WilliaK1.jpg
Katherine McFarland Custodian Environmental Services     McFarlK.jpg
Kathleen Berindei Chaperone Student Activities     BerindK.jpg
Kathleen Cunningham Uniform Attendant Uniform     CunninK.jpg
Kathy Farmer Barista Rubin Cafe     FarmerK.jpg
Kathy Smart Admissions Coordinator Summer Schools and Camps 574-842-8393 Kathy Smart joined the Culver Academies Summer Schools & Camps office in 2004. She is currently an admissions coordinator assisting families and providing support with the application process. Kathy resides in Plymouth with her husband Jim. They have two children Matt and Haley. smartk.jpg
Kathy Lintner Managing Editor Communications     LINTNEK.jpg
Kathy Talbot Director Student Activities 574-842-8295 Kathy Talbot joined the Student Life department in August 2014 as the Director of Student Activities. She plans and organizes the extracurricular activities for students both on and off campus. Kathy works closely with CAB (Campus Activities Board) which is composed of students that interview for the opportunity to help plan and put on events. Beason Board, composed of elected seniors, is also overseen by Kathy. Prior to her current role, Kathy had the honor to work as a barista for the student run Rubin Café on the Culver campus, and also worked at the Campus Store during Summer School. A graduate of Hood College '82 with a degree in Home Economics and Interior Design, Kathy worked as a designer for many years with Ethan Allen Interiors, Howard Goldman Designs, and later as the owner of her own business, Talbot Interiors. She was active as a volunteer with the New Neighbors League of Dayton, where she planned luncheons and procured speakers for the membership. After raising her family, Kathy returned TalbotK.jpg
Kelly Rogers Communications Coordinator Summer Schools and Camps 574-842-8491 Kelly Rogers joined the Culver Summer School staff in 2011 and is the Communications Coordinator for Culver Summer Schools & Camps. Her primary responsibilities include management of outgoing communications, coordinating, and training staff on website, portal, social media communications, and marketing materials. A 2007 graduate of the Culver Girls Academy and a 2011 graduate of the University of Mississippi, Kelly holds a B.A. in Journalism with a focus in Public Relations as well as a minor in English. Kelly resides in Culver with her husband John. nortonk.jpg
Kelly Filson Adjunct Instructor Fine Arts     FilsonK.jpg
Kelvin Sellers Assistant Stable Supervisor Horsemanship     SellerK.jpg
Ken Peterson Rental Maintenance Technician Environmental Services     PetersK.jpg
Kent Fish Custodian Environmental Services     FishK.jpg
Kevin Bowman Instructor International Student Achievement 574-842-8001 Kevin Bowman joined the Culver Writing Center in August of 2013. As Writing Coach, his primary responsibilities are scheduling appointments and working with writers who visit the Writing Center. In addition, Mr. Bowman assists the Writing Center director in bringing awareness about the Writing Center through contests and advertising promotions, as well as, training and developing a team of student tutors. After graduating from the University of Louisville in 2013, with a degree in Interdisciplinary Humanities, Mr. Bowman, his wife, Kim, who teaches Humanities 10, and their daughter Ruby moved to Culver, Indiana, from his native Kentucky, to become a part of the Culver community. BowmanK1.jpg
Kevin Danti Senior Instructor Humanities 574-842-7999 Kevin Danti joined the Culver Academies' Humanities Department in 2005. He earned a bachelor's degree in history from Purdue University and a master's degree in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. His area of study and teaching interests include ancient history, ancient languages, religious studies and archaeology. He currently teaches freshman humanities. Prior to arriving at Culver Academies, he was pursuing a doctorate degree from the University of Pennsylvania in cuneiform languages. He has been actively working as an archaeologist in the Middle East since 1992. dantik.jpg
Kevin Green Assistant Commandant CMA Military Activities 574-842-8489 Major Kevin Green joined the Culver Academies' Military Activities Department in 2007 to serve as the military mentor for the Infantry Battalion. Prior to his arrival at Culver Academies, he served 20 years in the United States Marine Corps. Throughout his career, he attended grade level schools focusing on command and staff training; he held command and staff positions in various units and served worldwide. Major Green earned a bachelors degree in Agricultural Business with minors in General Business and Economics from Western Michigan University. Kevin is the assistant coach for the CMA varsity soccer team. He and his wife, Tammi, have one son. greenk.jpg
Kevin Trent Groundskeeper Grounds     trentk.jpg
Kevin MacNeil, Ph.D. Chief Academic Officer Academic Dean 574-842-8452 Dr. Kevin MacNeil joined the Culver Academies' faculty in 1999 as Director of Studies and was appointed Academic Dean two years later. He earned a bachelors degree in mathematics from Bard College in 1981, a masters degree in mathematics from Brown University in 1984, a master's degree in philosophy from the University of Illinois in 1989 and a Ph.D. in philosophy from that same institution in 1992. He has taught a variety of courses at the college and secondary school levels in humanities, literature, mathematics and philosophy. Dr. MacNeil has given lectures and workshops on teaching and learning, (especially the teaching and learning model of the Academies) and faculty professional development to audiences in the United States and Canada. He and his wife Denise Burnham, who supervises evening activities, have two daughters, Clara CGA '08 and Sophie. macneik.jpg
Kim Caudill Benefits Administrator Human Resources 574-842-8225 Kimberly Caudill joined Culver Academies in 1995 in the Facilities Department and later moved into Human Resources to become the Benefits Administrator. Kim holds an Indiana Insurance License and her primary responsibilities include educating employees regarding CEF benefit plans and assisting them with the enrollment process and questions/issues that arise throughout the year, administration of COBRA and reconciliation for plan billing. caudilk.jpg
Kim Frazier Manager Administrative Services 574-842-7888 Kim Frazier joined the Culver Academies' Administrative Services department in July 1996. Kim's training includes courses in Microsoft Office, PageMaker, QuarkExpress, Adobe Creative Suite, as well as professional seminars on Leadership and Professional Communication. She is also proficient with TR Micropress and Lanier high speed, network copiers. Through Culver's Education Assistance Program, she earned an Associate's degree in Applied Management from Ancilla College. She received her bachelor's degree in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University. Kim is a mentor, facilitator for Culver's Teen Talking Circle, timer for CGA Soccer, and Outdoor Track & Field Official. Kim and her husband Bill live in the Plymouth area and have two daughters. fraziek.jpg
Kim Kephart Stewardship Coordinator Development 574-842-8230 Kimberly Kephart joined the Culver Academies in August, 2007. She works in the Development department as a Stewardship Coordinator. In this donor relations position, Kim develops and organizes donor recognition opportunities through various mediums such as plaques, the planting of trees, benches, displays, etc. She is also involved in endowment and scholarship reporting. Kim has been married to Jim Kephart '82 since 1987 and together they have five children; James '09, Zachary '13, Hunter '16, Logan '18, and Kaleigh. Kim is an ordained Pastor and is very involved in the school and sports activities of her children. kephark.jpg
Kim Bearden Registered Nurse Health Center     BeardeK.jpg
Kimberly Bowman Senior Instructor Humanities 574-842-8004 Kim Bowman rejoined the Humanities department in August of 2013 after having directed an intensive language program for eight years for a large school district in Kentucky. She also worked at Culver from 1999-2005 serving as both an instructor and a manager of the Challenge Course. Bowman graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor's degree in English Language and Literature. She went on to pursue her Master's degree in Teaching English as a Second Language at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Bowman teaches Humanities 10 - Global Perspectives. She is also involved with the volleyball team this year. Kim and her husband, Kevin, have one daughter, Ruby Grace. They live in the town of Culver. BowmanK.jpg
Kimberly Milliser Uniform Attendant Uniform     MillisK.jpg
Kimberly Rose Head Baker Food Services     RoseK.jpg
Kimberly Brockus Custodian Environmental Services     BrockuK.jpg
Kimberly Janney Stewardship Coordinator Development 574-842-8309 Kim Janney joined Culver's Development staff in May 2016 as a Stewardship Coordinator. She is responsible for the acknowledgement process and other donor and scholarship reporting projects. Kim graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education. A resident of Valparaiso, Kim and her husband, Dave, have four children Jennah '14, Matt '15, Erynn and Sarah. JanneyK.jpg
Kimberly Zentz Custodian Environmental Services     ZentzK.jpg
Kizzy Isom Registered Nurse Health Center     IsomK.jpg
Kristen Counts Administrative Assistant Spiritual Life 574-842-8178   CountsK.jpg
Kristi Nelson Senior Resident Director Student Life 574-842-8191 Kristi Nelson rejoined the Culver Academies Student Life Department in August, 2008. She has previous experience at Culver. In addition, she has national accreditation as a Child Development Associate and has an Early Childhood Certificate. She is the Resident Director of Linden Dorm. Her primary responsibilities include dorm security, student accountability, supervisor of study hours, wardrobe, grooming, eating habits, and sleeping habits. Prior to coming to Culver in August 2008, Kristi taught preschool. NelsonK.jpg
Kristin Little '75 Senior Instructor Science 574-842-8050 Kristin Myers Little graduated from the Culver Academy for Girls in 1975. She joined Culver Academies in 1985 as an instructor and herd manager in the Department of Horsemanship. Then she returned to Culver in 1990 to teach biology in the Science Department. She earned a bachelor's degree in Animal Science, Master of Science in Agriculture from Ohio State University and Science Education certification from Otterbein College. Ms. Little currently teaches Introductory Biology and Honors in Equine Science. She is the biology level chair and holds the Kinsey Chair of Science. Prior to arriving at Culver, she taught science in the Ohio Public School system, instructed students in riding at private stables, published a 4-H journal on draft horses and trained hunters and jumpers. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Ms. Little was Head Coach of the Equestriennes from 1990 - 1994, Assistant Coach for JV Jumping, Varsity Jumping, the Outdoors Club and Rough Riding. She currently advises Honors in Equine Scien LITTLEK.jpg
Kristina Scutchfield Line Supervisor Server Food Services     ScutchK.jpg
Krysta Magee Summer Nurse Temp Health Center     MageeK.jpg
Krystyna Hyrczyk Transportation Coordinator Motor Pool 574-842-8253 Krystyna Hyrczyk joined the Facilities department in October 2013. She coordinates campus transportation needs and works directly with the Culver Academy drivers. Krystyna also works closely with third party companies to schedule charter buses and rental vehicles for Culver Academy events and athletic competitions. Additionally, she works closely with the 'SchoolDude' and 'MySchoolBuilding' scheduling programs and assists with questions or issues regarding those programs. A two-time Purdue alumna, Krystyna graduated with 'High Distinction' from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis with BS in Biology and minored in Chemistry. She continued her education and received a graduate degree from Purdue's main campus, which focused in Horticulture and Youth Development in Agriculture Education. Krystyna also holds a Graduate Teaching Certificate. Following graduation, she worked as a Site Coordinator for a local youth club before transitioning her career to Culver Academies. HyrczyK.jpg
Kurt Christiansen Senior Instructor Humanities 574-842-7847 Kurt Christiansen joined the Culver Academies Humanities Department in the fall of 2008. He earned a B.S. in secondary education from Indiana University Bloomington. Mr. Christiansen started his graduate work by completing an overseas teaching experience at Caulfield Grammar School in Melbourne, Australia, leading to a M.S. from Indiana University South Bend. As a part of the Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership, Mr. Christiansen earned a M.Ed. in educational leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to Culver, Mr. Christiansen spent four years at NorthWood High School and two years at Carmel High School where he taught in the English departments and coached both football and baseball. Mr. Christiansen currently serves as a senior instructor of A.P. American Government and A.P. Comparative Government. Mr. Christiansen is the Humanities Department's personnel chair and the head coach for the varsity baseball team. Mr. Christiansen and his wife Pamela, who works in Culver's christk.jpg
Kurt Comiskey Painter Building Maintenance     ComiskK.jpg
Lara Fulgham Custodian Environmental Services     FulghaL.jpg
Laura Weaser Associate Director of College Advising Academic Affairs 574-842-8141 Laura Weaser joined the staff of Culver Academies in January 1983 and has served as a CGA Counselor, Assistant Dean of Girls, Assistant Dean of Students, Dean of Students and most recently concluding her time within the residential program as Dean of Girls. Laura moved to the Academic Affairs Office in the fall of 2013 where she is currently the Associate Director of College Advising. Over the years Laura has served on numerous committees, coached swimming and basketball and currently serves as an assistant coach for crew. She was awarded the Colonel Harold C. Bays Chair in Leadership. Laura earned her BS from the University of Iowa and her Masters in Administration from the University of Notre Dame. Her husband Guy teaches in the Mathematics Department and they have a son, Trevor '10 and a daughter, Monica '12. weaserl.jpg
Laura Yeager Director of Stewardship Development 574-842-8317 Laura Yeager joined the started working at the Culver Academies in 2003. She currently serves as the Director of Stewardship. In that role, she is responsible for donor relations, stewardship reporting, and recognition. Laura graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and, after a brief break from academics, went on to complete her Master of Education. Her previous positions include work at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and General Electric Aircraft Engines. Laura's husband, John Yeager, is a Mentor Instructor and teaches in the Wellness and Leadership Departments. He also coordinates various workshops and activities through the Center for Character Education. They have one daughter who is a 2015 graduate of CGA. yeagerl.jpg
Laura Teegarden Resident Director Student Life 574-842-8093 Laura is rejoining the Student Life Department after three year absence. She worked at Culver from 2009-2014 and returned to her hometown of Battle Creek, Michigan for the past three years, working in the Lakeview School District. She is returning and will be the residential director for Ithaka dorm. Laura spent fifteen years working in restaurant management and enjoys working on leadership skills with the students of CGA. TeegarL.jpg
Lauren Coil-Sherck Senior Instructor Science 574-842-8428 Lauren Coil-Sherck joined the Culver Academies' Science Department in 2009. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics from Kenyon College in Gambier, OH and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Educational Leadership from Indiana University Bloomington. Ms Coil-Sherck taught all levels of Physics and Chemistry at schools in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts prior to arriving at Culver. In the summer of 2007, she attended the Klingenstein Summer Institute offered by Teacher's College at Columbia University. Ms. Coil-Sherck's academic interests lie heavily in the Physics First movement and Modeling Instruction. At Culver, she teaches Physics and she is the assistant coach for the Varsity Quizbowl team and coaches the Freshman/Sophomore Quizbowl team. Ms. Coil-Sherck lives in Culver with her husband, John Sherck, Counselor for Band and their two daughters Thea and Adeline. coill.jpg
Leander Hoover Guitar Instructor Fine Arts     hooverl.jpg
Leann Ward Weatherby Culver Fund Officer Development 574-842-8223 Leann Ward Weatherby joined Development in August 2013 as a Culver Fund Officer. She began her Culver journey in 1982 as a Woodcrafter, then as an Upper Camper in Deck 3, graduating in 1986. She is also a member of GGA class of '88. She previously worked in Summer Schools for 4 years in Woodcraft Camp as a Senior Counselor in C1, and also as the Director of Arts and Crafts. A graduate of Florida State University and The University of Tampa, she grew up in Tampa, Florida. Leann spent 14 years in College Station, TX raising her family and working at a non- profit Community Radio Station doing fundraising and event planning. She holds a Texas Teaching Certification and has taught Kindergarten and First grade. More recently, she worked as production assistant at South by Southwest Music and Media Conference in Austin, TX. Leann has 3 children, Lucy CGA 2016, Joe WC D&B 2015 and Malcolm, who was a first time camper this summer in Junior Woodcraft. Their father is James M. Weatherby, CMA class of '87. Her father, R WeatheL1.jpg
Lee Willhite Director Food Services 574-842-8327 Lee Willhite joined the Culver Academies in 1984. After working in different capacities in the dining hall, he became Catering Manager in 1993 and then a year later became assistant Director of Food Service until 2000. He was later promoted to and currently serves as Director of Food Service. Lee attended Ancilla College where he earned an Associate's Degree in Science. He resides in Culver, Indiana. willhil.jpg
Leola Fields Dishroom Leader Food Services     FieldsL.jpg
Leslie Keiser Assistant Supervisor Environmental Services 574-842-8380 Les Keiser began working at CEF as a Zone Technician in June 2007. He has maintained and assisted in nearly every building on and off campus. Les was promoted to Assistant Environmental Services Supervisor in July 2010, and is responsible for assisting the Environmental Services Supervisor, Estill Rice, in daily operations, zone technician maintenance assignments, and daily custodial staffing requirements to maintain Culver Academies campus facilities. Les graduated from Knox High School in 1971. McGill Manufacturing Company employed him for 24 years, and the remainder of his work history was at Machine Tool as Outside Sales and Operations Manager. Les has 22 year's experience in Supervision and Management. Les and his wife Maggie Keiser live in Starke County, Bass Lake area. keiserl.jpg
Leslie Shepard Chaperone Student Activities     SheparL.jpg
Leslie Voreis Medical Secretary Health Center 574-842-7800   voreisl.jpg
Lew Kopp W'66, '71 Manager Media and Video Communications 574-842-8098 Lewis Kopp joined the Culver Academies' staff in 2003. After graduating from the Woodcraft in 1966 and CMA in 1971 he earned a bachelor's degree in Theatre from Westminster College, Fulton, MO. Before joining the Communications Department he worked in the Information Technology Department in various capacities ranging from webmaster to Assistent Director over Educational Technology. Now he is the Media & Video Manager, a position that will take full advantage of his experience in video production and photography. In addition to his responsibilities, Mr. Kopp also assists with productions at Eppley Auditorium and documents them and other campus activities with photos and videos. koppl.jpg
Linda Gleitz Registered Nurse Health Center     GleitzL.jpg
Linda Harness Line Supervisor Server Food Services     HarnesL.jpg
Linda Miller Database Analyst Information Technology 574-842-8436 Linda S. Miller joined the Culver Academies' Technology Services Department in May 1999. Linda earned an Associate's Degree in Applied Science, Computer Information Systems and a Technical Certificate in Computer Information Systems from Ivy Tech State College. She has earned a Bachelor Degree in Business Information Systems from Indiana Wesleyan University in Aug 2011. Linda also has earned various certifications in software applications and is currently working on her Master's Degree in Business Administration at Indiana Wesleyan University. Ms Linda Miller has one son, Aaron. millerl.jpg
Linden Sutton Barista Rubin Cafe     SuttonL.jpg
Lindsey Biggs Wellness and Athletic Training Fellow Fellowship, Sports Administration 574-842-7693 Lindsey Biggs is a first year fellow from Dayton, Ohio. Lindsey completed her senior internship at Butler University working with the women's soccer team. She has also worked with UC's Football and Volleyball team and at Thomas More College in Kentucky. BiggsL.jpg
Lisa Allyn Duplications Print Specialist Administrative Services 574-842-8205 Lisa Allyn joined Administrative Services in August, 2012. Her responsibilities include the printing and mailing of specialized materials. Lisa moved to Culver in 1999 with her husband (who grew up here) and their two sons, Zachary '13 and Addyson '16. AllynL.jpg
Lisa Barenie Administrative Assistant Head of Schools 574-842-8182 Lisa Barenie joined the Culver Academies Head of Schools office in 2011. She has been with the Academy since 1994. Prior to this position Lisa worked in the Accounting Department from 1994-1998 and was a member of the Huffington Library Staff from 1998-2011. Lisa now serves as the Administrative Assistant to the Chief Advancement Officer. She and her husband Jeff have lived in the Culver area since 1979. BARENIL.jpg
Lisa Rough Head Salad Food Services     RoughL.jpg
Lizziey Sherk Director of Learning Resources Academic Affairs 574-842-8424 Elizabeth Sherk joined the Academic Affairs department in 2014. She coordinates all of the college standardize testing for Culver Academies and ensures all daily operations of the department are running smoothly. A 2011 graduate of Saint Mary's College, Lizziey spent time teaching primary school in Ghana and working at the Michiana Family YMCA before joining the Culver Family. She lives in Plymouth with her husband, Troy. SherkE.jpg
Lori Elliott Senior Instructor Mathematics 574-842-8036 Lori Elliott After graduating from Bethel College in 1986 with a double major in secondary education and mathematics, Mrs. Lori Elliott accepted her first teaching position at the Culver Academies' Mathematics department and has been here ever since. She received her master's degree in education from Indiana University South Bend. Mrs. Elliott currently teaches algebra one and geometry. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Mrs. Elliott is also the varsity volleyball coach. She has been married to her husband, Kyle, for twenty-three years and together they have two children, Kirsten (a senior in CGA) and Trent (an eighth grader). ELLIOTL.jpg
Lori Williams Instructor Mathematics 574-842-7814 Lori Williams joins Culver Academies with fourteen years of teaching and counseling experience. She lives in Rochester (IN) and has a beautiful little 2 year old named Lucy. She is a former teacher at Rochester High School where she taught Algebra I and Algebra II. WilliaL.jpg
Lorie Stacy Dishroom Utility Food Services     StacyL.jpg
Lorraine Miracle Library Associate Huffington Library 574-842-8454 Lorraine Miracle serves as a member of the Huffington Library staff. Her primary responsibilities include helping students, assisting in Info Lit II classroom, processing new materials, and managing the library's overdue system. She has three children and three grandchildren. miracll.jpg
Lou Canelli Instructor Humanities 574-842-7987 Lou joins the Humanities department after living and working for eight years at boarding schools, spending four years each at Saint James School and the Putney School. He's also worked several summers for Putney Student Travel, leading various experiential education programs with them. In 2016-2017, he lived in New York City and studied improv comedy before taking several solo trips around the world. He likes to frame this year as a hero's journey, with his return to teaching as the ultimate boon. Lou will teach Humanities 10 - Global Perspectives and is also involved with the speech team this year. CanellL.jpg
Louise Ericson Director of Athletics Sports Administration 574-842-8216 Louise Ericson joined Culver Academies as the Director of Athletics on July 1, 2014. She oversees all CMA and CGA athletic programs which includes approximately 40 sports and 60 athletic teams. Her responsibilities include the overall operations of the athletic department and personnel management for more than 120 coaches, athletic trainers, and athletic department staff. She is also responsible for budget management, athletic facilities oversight and development, IHSAA compliance, and athletic duty roster management. Ericson also serves the Culver campus community with her administrative roles in the Academic Department Chairs team, the Center for Leader and Character Development, the Student Records Committee, the Wellness Committee, the Safety Committee, and others. Ericson came to Culver from the University of South Carolina Upstate, an NCAA Division I university in the Atlantic Sun Conference, where she was the Senior Woman Administrator and Associate AD for Administration and Academics. She also se EricsoL.jpg
Louise Rutheford Line Supervisor Server Food Services     RuthefL.jpg
Lucinda Potter Pot Pan Washer Food Services     PotterL.jpg
Lucy Ferch Horse Trainer Horsemanship     FerchL.jpg
Lyn Hanley Administrative Manager Facilities Administration 574-842-8109 Lyn Hanley joined the Facilities Department on December 10, 2013 as Administrative Assistant to the Director of Facilities. Lyn organizes, coordinates and manages projects and events, and assists with departmental purchasing. She coordinates and distributes Culver Academy keys, and provides support to work order and preventative maintenance software systems. Lyn is married to Shawn Hanley, and they have four children, daughter Hali (CGA '18 & Woodcraft), twin sons Hunter and Harrison (Woodcraft), and daughter Harlie (Woodcraft). HanleyL.jpg
Lynette McCarthy Instructor Fine Arts 574-842-8267 Lynette joins the Visual Arts team in the Fine Arts Department teaching visual literacy and photography courses. She graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Environmental Design. She went on to pursue her Master's degree in Studio Arts with an emphasis in Photography at the University of Notre Dame. She has 21-year old twin daughters that are currently studying film at Columbia College. McCartL.jpg
M. Lynn Rasch '76 Dean of Girls Student Life 574-842-8146 Lynn Rasch is the coach and choreographer of the Equestrienne team (a girls mounted drill team and honor organization) in the Department of Horsemanship. The Equestriennes perform at the Academies and perform nationally, regionally and locally to include the Presidential Inaugural Parade in Washington, D.C., the Indianapolis 500 Festival Parade in Indianapolis, IN and the Holland Tulip Festival in Holland, Michigan. The Equestriennes placed 2nd in the Midwest Horse Fair Drill Team Competition, Madison, WI, in March 1999 and March 2000. Lynn helped to prepare over 80 horses and riders for the 1981 and 1985 Presidential Inaugural Parades and coached the Equestriennes for the 1997, 2001 and 2005 Presidential Inaugural Parades. Lynn's background with horses includes Western Stock Seat Equitation, Hunter Seat Equitation/Jumpers, Dressage, and Combined Training. Lynn is also certified in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. raschl.jpg
Madeline Lyons Assistant Instructor Fellowship, Humanities 574-842-7016 Molly Lyons is a first year Fellow in the Humanities Department, teaching our 11th graders in American Studies. Having grown up in Groton, Massachusetts, she recently graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in History. At Culver, Molly will be coaching Girls' Basketball and Rowing. LyonsM.jpg
Madisen Diaz T Tech Support Technician Information Technology     DiazM.jpg
Margaret Robertson-Smith Assistant Stable Supervisor Horsemanship     RobertM.jpg
Maria Pinatell Resident Director Student Life 574-842-8354 Maria Pinatell joined the Student Life Department in August of 2015 as Resident Director of Court Dorm, after 15 years of having done chaperone duties on campus in different capacities. Maria looks after 52 beautiful, smart young ladies in Court Dorm and enjoys hearing of their academic and athletic experiences, as well as stories about their families. She has been a full time Academy employee 8 1/2 years, having worked in the Academy Post Office, the Dining Hall as Assistant Catering Manager and the Campus Store as a Sales Clerk. Maria and her husband Mike Wagenknecht have lived in Culver for 9 years. Mike is a 12-year employee of the Academy Grounds Department. They have two grown sons and five grandchildren, who all live in Lincoln, Nebraska. Maria's interests include traveling, watching Academy sporting events and participating in activities on Campus. pinatem.jpg
Mario Villanueva Custodian Environmental Services     VillanM.jpg
Mark Dean Groundskeeper Grounds     DeanM.jpg
Mark Galloway Assistant Director Admissions Office 574-842-8203 Mark Galloway joined the Admissions Department in 2010. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Bethel College (IN). Prior to Culver, Mark spent fourteen years as a classroom teacher. He taught PE and Health in the Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation (IN) and Carmel Clay Schools (IN). Mark also serves as the Head CMA Basketball Coach. He lives in Culver with his wife Dawn and their two sons. gallowm.jpg
Mark Prochaska Senior Instructor Science 574-842-8228 Mark Prochaska earned a bachelor's degree in Physics and a master's degree in Education from The College of William and Mary. He taught physics and calculus at James River High School in Midlothian, VA before continuing on to earn a Ph.D. in Applied and Engineering Physics from Cornell University, where he did research in fuel cell electrocatalysts. Dr. Prochaska joined the Culver Academies' Science Department in 2007. He currently teaches Physics, Science Research Honors, and AP Physics C, and is director of the Barefoot Research Initiative in the Science Department. procham.jpg
Mark Waller Director of Horsemanship Instruction Horsemanship 574-842-8252 Mark Waller joined the Culver Academies Horsemanship Department as a clinician in the fall of 2006. He was working on the Cavalry Program, coaching the Black Horse Troop in drill and preparing them for parades, as well as the Lancer Platoon, updating and enhancing a more challenging display. In the summer of 2007, Mark became the full time Director of Instruction for the Six Week Camp and Specialty Camp and now, Mark has become the Director of Instruction for Winter School. Mark is currently working on improving the curriculum and working new horses into the program. Mark coaches the Black Horse Troop, the Lancer Platoon and assists with the Jump Team. Mark is originally from the United Kingdom, a career as a Police Officer. Mark retired from the Metropolitan Police Mounted Branch in 2006, after 30 years of service. He was responsible for training horses and officers in drill and street duties in the Central London area. Mark also represented the Police in Combined Training and Eventing as well as being a mem wallerm.jpg
Mark Noll Private Psychologist Health Center 574-842-8346   nollm.jpg
Mark Sayer Network Specialist Information Technology 574-842-7997 Mark Sayer joined the Culver Academies' Information Technology Department in June 2001. His current responsibilities are with the Service Desk Team located in the Huffington Library. Prior to arriving at Culver Academies, he was the Customer Service Manager and Computer Systems Administrator at Rockwell Window Company, a manufacturer of wood windows and doors in Northern Indiana. In addition to his responsibilities in the Technology Department, Mr Sayer also serves as videographer for the CMA Varsity Football and the CMA Prep Lacrosse teams. Go Eagles! Mr Sayer has one daughter, Katherine Lee Sayer, of Winamac, IN sayerm.jpg
Marsha Chaney Laundry Attendant Dry Cleaning and Laundry     ChaneyM.jpg
Marsha K. Coven Instructor Fine Arts 574-842-8438 Marsha Coven joined Culver in 1997. She teaches courses in Introduction to Theatre, as well as Acting classes as needed. As a professional member of the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA), she serves as a director to troupe #4442 of the International Thespian Society, an honor organization for high school and middle school theatre students. She has experience in scenic design, costume design, as well as sound design. As Technical Director she coordinates the construction of sets with students who are members of the Theatre Tech Stage Crew ("techies"). Her experience in educational theatre has included a production of Omnium Gatherum at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as part of the American High School Theatre Festival. Marsha also assists in the booking and coordination of professional performers for the Huffington Concert Series. Additional committee appointments are to the Faculty/Staff Leadership Committee, Montgomery Lecture Series Committee, Calendar Committee (chairman), and All-School Meeting Planni COVENM.jpg
Martha Bridegroom Administrative Assistant Facilities Administration 574-842-8270   bridegm.jpg
Martin Engelbrecht Mentor Instructor, Batten Fellow Mathematics 574-842-8040 Martin Engelbrecht joined the Culver Academies' Mathematics department in 1985. He earned a bachelor's degree in history from Valparaiso University in 1976. He went on to earn a masters degree in liberal studies from Valparaiso University in 1985 and a master's degree in mathematics from Purdue University in 1988. His areas of study and teaching interest include statistics education, educational technology, and the history of mathematics. He has taught most of the courses offered by the Mathematics Department and currently teaches Statistics and AP Statistics. Prior to arriving at Culver Academies, he taught at Kodaikanal International School in India and at Knox Community High School in Knox, Indiana. Mr. Engelbrecht also teaches mathematics and statistics in the evening at Purdue University - North Central. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Mr. Engelbrecht is also co-chair of the Montgomery Lecture Series Committee and a member of the Duchossois Scholarship Committee. Mr. Engelbrecht was contrib ENGELBM.jpg
Mary Hinderlider Group Leader Uniform 574-842-7868   hinderm.jpg
Mary Kunkle Business Coordinator Communications 574-842-8262 Mary Kunkle joined the Communications department in November 2002. She works hand-in-hand with the Director of Strategic Communications. Her core responsibilities include helping to administer the Communications Department as a whole and the logistical processing of photography. She earned a degree in Business Administration and Management from Ancilla College in May 2005 and completed her Bachelor of Science in Business Management in 2010 from Wesleyan University. Mary lives in Plymouth with her husband Richard. She has two grown sons, and 6 grandchildren. kunklem.jpg
Mary Simpson Head Cook Food Services     SimpsoM.jpg
Mary Eiler Registered Nurse Health Center     EilerM.jpg
Mary Power Volunteer, Library Head of Schools     PowerM.jpg
Mary Szymusiak Special Events Coordinator Advancement 574-842-8321 Mary previously served in several roles for the Culver Summer Schools and Camps since 2012 including Scouting Director and Major of Cardinal Wing 2 at Woodcraft Camp. Mary graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies and then continued at Valparaiso University completing the Mathematics in Business and Industry program with an Eli Lilly grant. She is the BSA Scoutmaster for Troop 209 (Winter School) and Troop 261 (Summer Camps). Her hobbies include running, traveling, and scuba diving. Mary lives just outside of Culver with her three children, Catherine (WS '18; UC '16; WC '13) (17); Cyrus (WC '17) (13), and Clark (12). SzymusM.jpg
Master, Cynthia Chaperone Student Activities     MasterC3.jpg
Matt Cameron Athletic Equipment Manager Sports Administration 574-842-8237 Matt Cameron joined Culver Summer Schools and Camps in 2014 as the Fencing Director for Upper Camp. In the fall, he transitioned into the Head Fencing Coach and Athletic Equipment Manager, where he maintains the equipment for all 57 Culver Academy sports teams. Matt has been involved in the sport of fencing for over 25 years as a competitor and, more recently, as a coach. He is a 10-time national finalist and was a member of the USA Junior National Team. He has worked in sales and operations management, as well as the video coaching department for the Chicago Whitesox, Chicago Bulls, and Chicago Blackhawks. He studied Political Science and History at Loyola University and Interactive Multimedia at Columbia College, both in Chicago. Matt is married to Angela Youngen (Director of Learning Resources and English Workshop Instructor) and together they have two children: Alex (10) and Abby (8) CameroM.jpg
Matt Master Utilities Powerhouse Technician Utilities     MasterM2.jpg
Matt White Manager Uniform 574-842-8318 Matt White joined the Culver Academies' Technology Services Department in 2004. He earned a bachelor's degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision from Purdue University North Central (Fall of 2002). His areas of study and interests include various manufacturing and organizational techniques and strategies as well as PC hardware, software, video editing, and home construction. Prior to arriving at Culver Academies, he was an E-Learning Coordinator and was responsible for developing product material for the web for various associates so they were more informed about their product lines and company. Matt White is married to his wife Stephanie of seven years and they have two children Lauren and Brayden. whitem.jpg
Matthew Behling Senior Counselor CMA Student Life 574-842-8338 Matt Behling joined Culver Academies as Head Wrestling Coach in 2007, and currently serves as the counselor in Battery A. Mr. Behling graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. degree double majoring in Finance, and Management and Administration. He wrestled at Indiana University, lettered varsity, and was a member of a top ten nationally ranked division 1 team. Behling resides in Culver, Indiana with his wife Jill and two children Haley and Braddock Behling. behlinm.jpg
Matthew Boland Senior Instructor Mathematics 574-842-8043 Matthew Boland joined the Culver Academies' Mathematics department in 2007. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Animal Science from Colorado State University in 1991. He then earned his teaching endorsement from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 1994. He has since completed a Masters of Education at Adams State College in 2002. His areas of study and teaching interest include mathematical pedagogy, math history and literature. He is currently the Algebra 2 Level Leader and also teaches Geometry. Prior to arriving at Culver Academies, he taught both science and mathematics at Rifle High School (Rifle, Colorado) for ten years followed by three years as a math instructor at Glenwood Springs High School (Glenwood Springs, Colorado.) Mr. Boland is the head junior varsity volleyball coach. He has over nine years of experience coaching volleyball at Rifle High School and Glenwood Springs High School in Colorado. During this tenure he received training from the head men's volleyball coach from Brigham Young Univers bolandm.jpg
Matthew Hart General Utility Food Services     HartM.jpg
Matthew Daniel Adjunct Voice Teacher Fine Arts     danielm.jpg
Matthew Fenton Senior Instructor Mathematics 574-842-8034 Matt Fenton joined the Culver Academies' mathematics department as an instructor in August, 2016. He is teaching Intermediate Algebra and Precalculus. Fenton also serves as barracks inspector for Battery A. Upon receiving his degree in Math Education from Bob Jones University, Matt moved to Michigan where he was a teacher, administrator, and coach in a small Christian school for over 20 years. Matt and his wife Terry now live in South Bend with their three children; daughter Lauren, and sons David and Eric. FentonM.jpg
Matthew McGrory Ice Rink Attendant Environmental Services     McGrorM.jpg
Matthias Stegmann Adjunct Instructor Fine Arts     StegmaM.jpg
Maureen LaFaive Custodian Environmental Services     LaFaivM.jpg
Max Good Line Server Utility Food Services     GoodM.jpg
Megan Darcy Instructor Wellness Education 574-842-8190 Megan Darcy joined the Culver Academies' Wellness Education Department in the fall of 2011. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Athletic Training from Alma College (Alma, MI) in 2009 and completed her Master of Science Degree in Exercise and Sports Medicine: Athletic Training from Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI) in 2013. Meg was the Head Athletic Trainer at Allegan High School (Allegan, MI) from 2009-2011 and also served as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Kalamazoo Kings Professional Baseball team during the summer 2010 season. A Ravenna, MI native, Meg currently teaches Foundations of Health Behavior, a sophomore Wellness course, in addition to serving the Academies as a Certified Athletic Trainer. darcym.jpg
Mehdi Meziane, Ph.D Instructor Mathematics 574-842-8274   MezianM.jpg
Melanie Osborn Registered Nurse Health Center 574-842-8350 Melanie Osborn joined the Health Center team April 2011. She has worked in the hospital setting as a mother-baby and pediatric nurse in the past at two different hospitals. She graduated from Bethel College with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Nursing in 1993. Melanie is married and a mother of four children. Her oldest child is currently attending Culver Girl's Academy and is a senior. osbornm2.jpg
Melinda (Mindy) Master Chaperone Student Life     MasterM.jpg
Melissa Alexander Academic Technology Specialist Academic Affairs 574-842-8160 Melissa Alexander joined the Culver Academies' Technology Services Department in 1999. She earned a bachelor's degree in Marketing and Equestrian Studies from Findlay College, now The University of Findlay in 1991. She then earned an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University in 1998. She currently works in the Academic Affairs Office as the Academic Technology Specialist. alexanm.jpg
Melissa Hougas Horsemanship Instructor Horsemanship 574-842-8257 Melissa Hougas joined the Horsemanship Department in the summer of 2012. She is the coach for the Western Team as well as an instructor of Basic and Advanced Equine Science classes. Melissa began riding at five years old and grew up leasing a horse in 4H. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Murray State University with a Bachelors of Science in Education and a minor in Equine Science. During college, she rode for the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) and showed English and Western. Melissa was awarded the IHSA Senior Athletic Achievement Award in 2011. DeYounM.jpg
Melissa (Lisa) Ilg, FNP Family Nurse Practitioner Health Center 574-842-7800 Lisa Ilg joined the Health Center in April 2015 where she is the full-time health care provider.Lisa graduated from the University of Illinois in Chicago with High Honors with her bachelor's degree in nursing and has worked many year as a critical care nurse in both adult and pediatric medical centers. She completed a master's of science degree from Northern Illinois University (NIU) and is board certified as an adult nurse practitioner and subsequently a post- masters from NIU and is board certified as a family nurse practitioner. Prior to moving to Indiana, she was employed as a provider in a private gastroenterology practice and a hospital owned family practice clinic. Lisa served as Vice-President of Illinois Society of Advanced Practice Nurses and was voted 2014 member of the year and currently chairs a committee for the American Nurses Credentialing Center in Washington DC.Lisa resides in Plymouth and has a married son whom resides in Chicago and a son whom resides in North Dakota. IlgM.jpg
Merrill Millow Stable Hand Horsemanship     MillowM.jpg
Michael Cargo Systems Maint Electrician Systems Maintenance     cargom.jpg
Michael Chastain Mentor Instructor Wellness Education 574-842-8395 Michael Chastain graduated from Indiana University in 1974 with a major in Physical Education and a minor in U.S. History. That fall Mr. Chastain took a position at Culver Academies as Health & Physical Education instructor and head boys cross country and track coach. Mr. Chastain is currently an instructor in Wellness Education, mainly teaching seniors/1st class in Health Issues. He is also the head boys & girls cross country coach; head boys & girls track/field coach, and co-leader of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. chastam.jpg
Michael Garland Zone Technician Environmental Services     garlanm.jpg
Michael Hogan Director of Operations Development 574-842-8233 Mike Hogan joined the Culver Academies' Development Department in 2005 as the Director of Development. He has worked as a fundraiser in the field of education since 1994. Mike earned a bachelor's degree in Science from the United States Military Academy in 1982. Upon graduation, he served as an Infantry officer on active duty in the U.S. Army for seven years before transitioning into a sales and management career. Mike returned to West Point in 1994 to begin his career in Development. He ultimately became the Assistant Vice President for Development where he helped plan and execute a $218 million capital campaign for the U. S. Military Academy. Mike and his wife, Natalie, have three children. Natalie works as a fitness instructor in Culver's Siegfried Fitness Center. Their two daughters, Lillian '11 and Natalie '13, are graduates of Culver Girls Academy and their son, Josh '09 is a Woodcraft Camp graduate. hoganm.jpg
Michael Petrucelli Communications Coordinator ADV Development 574-842-8368 Michael Petrucelli joined the Culver Academies Development Department in 2011 as the Advancement Communications Coordinator. His main responsibilities include writing and editing print, web and electronic communications for the Alumni and Development departments. Before coming to Culver he was a newspaper journalist for nearly 17 years. Mike earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Purdue University. He enjoys reading, cooking, board games, video games, movies and the occasional round of (bad) golf. A native New Englander, Mike now lives in Plymouth with his wife, Amanda, a son, Calvin, and a daughter, Madeline. petrucm.jpg
Michael Vessely Golf Course Superintendent Grounds     VesselM.jpg
Michael Woods Shift Leader Food Services     woodsm.jpg
Michael Zentz Dishroom Utility Food Services     ZentzM.jpg
Michael Ottow Mil Leadership Mentor Band CMA Military Activities 874-842-7080 Mike Ottow is a lifelong resident of Marshall County. He is a twenty-four year member of the Army and Army National Guard of Indiana and retired in 2003. He is also a former Battalion Operations Company First Sergeant. He and his wife, Lisa, own a small hay and cattle operation in western Marshall County. He has two children and seven grandchildren. OttowM.jpg
Michael Russell Security Officer Campus Safety and Security     RusselM.jpg
Michele Jansey Retail Clerk Museum 574-842-8064   janseym.jpg
Michele Trusty Medical Secretary Health Center 574-842-8118 Michele Trusty has been employed by Culver Academies since 2006. She serves as a Medical Secretary and Kitchen Attendant at the Health Center. Her responsibilities include, collecting and inputting all medical admission forms into the Health Center data base as well as, maintaining medical files for each student and staff member. She also provides food service to students and staff while they reside at the Health Center. She enjoys volunteering, sporting events and spending time with her son. trustym.jpg
Michele Meccia Registered Nurse Health Center     MecciaM.jpg
Michelle Avery Payroll Administrator Human Resources 574-842-8224 Michelle Avery joined Culver Academies in 2007 as the Payroll Administrator. Michelle earned a B.S. in Elementary Education from Ball State University. Michelle's primary responsibilities include administration of Culver Academies' payroll process, ensuring compliance, assisting employees with questions and research of payroll inquiries. averym.jpg
Michelle Fuentes, Ph.D. Instructor Humanities 574-842-7848 Michelle Fuentes joined the Culver Humanities Department in August of 2014. In addition to teaching American Studies to Junior level students, Michelle is a dorm supervisor in Tower Dorm. Michelle arrived at Culver following her graduation from The University of Alabama where she earned in BA in Political Science in 2007 and Ph.D in Political Theory in 2014. Michelle lives with her dog, Mrs. Mosby, and regularly visits her horse, Yvette. FuenteM.jpg
Mickie Dutcher Driver Motor Pool     DutcheM.jpg
Mike Neller Commandant of Cadets Student Life 574-842-8143 Captain Mike Neller became the Commandant of Cadets in July, 2013. Captain Neller is a Michigan native who served as a U.S Submarine Officer for 29 years. Before retiring in 2007 he held numerous positions, on both coasts and overseas, related to submarine operations including commanding the USS FLORIDA (SSBN 728). During his time in the Navy he also had assignments as an instructor at Navy training commands and was a Navy ROTC Instructor and the Professor of Naval Science at Cornell University and the University of Notre Dame, respectively. Between 2007 and arriving at Culver, he worked in management at several manufacturing companies. He received his B.S. from the U.S. Naval Academy and holds an M.S. in Holistic Nutrition from Clayton College. He and his wife Jeni reside in Culver, Indiana. NellerM.jpg
Mitch Barnes Senior Instructor Humanities 574-842-8142 Mitch Barnes joined the Culver Academies faculty in 1992. He earned a bachelor's degree in communications (Radio & Television) at Bethany College in 1987, where he developed his skills in broadcasting, public speaking, history, and theatre. He earned a master's degree in liberal studies from Valparaiso University with an emphasis in multicultural education in 1998. He spent five years working in education as Director of the YMCA Black Achievers program in Columbus, Ohio and as Assistant Director of Admissions at Denison University before being appointed to the faculty at Culver. Since coming to Culver, Mr. Barnes has served in several capacities: counselor, college advisor, and diversity coordinator. He joined the English and History Departments (now Humanities) in 1996, teaching Speech and Racism in American Society. In 2007 he began teaching American Studies. Mr. Barnes coached wrestling from 1992 to 1996. In 1996 Mr. Barnes became the head coach of the speech team, which has won two Indiana High School BARNESM.jpg
Mitchell Thomas Custodian Environmental Services     ThomasM.jpg
Nancy Manzuk Custodian Environmental Services     ManzukN.jpg
Nancy McKinnis Master Instructor Leadership Education 574-842-8059 Nancy McKinnis joined the Culver Academies' in 1980 as a Culver Girls Academy Counselor and Fine Arts Instructor. She currently teaches in the Leadership Department and directs Culver Girls Academies Leadership Training Program. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana and a Master of Science degree from The University of Bridgeport. Her areas of study and teaching interest include ethics, character development, positive psychology, leadership, service learning and art. She currently teaches the junior level ethics course and Servant Leadership Practium course. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Ms. McKinnis sponsors Culver Girls Academy's Leadership Committee for Africa, a student run organization that models collaborative leadership and provides hands on experiences for students in fundraising, event planning, research and service learning experiences in Africa. Ms McKinnis is a co-leader for the mission trip to South Africa and chaperoned Culver mi McKinnn.jpg
Natalie Hogan Fitness Center Monitor Wellness   Natalie Hogan has been a member of the Horsemanship summer staff since 2005, and is currently assisting at the fitness center. She is married to Mike Hogan, Director of Development. She is the mother of two Culver graduates, Lillian Hogan'11, and Natalie Hogan '13 HoganN.jpg
Nathan Phillips Assistant Instructor Fellowship, Humanities 574-842-7502 Nathan Phillips graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor's degree in English along with a minor in Journalism while studying in the Teacher Preparation Program. In addition to his academics at Michigan State University, Nathan was a five year member of the NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey team where his role on the team was primarily backup goaltender. Nathan is teaching Humanities 9-Western Perspectives and a coach for the goaltenders in the ice hockey program. His comes to Culver from Jackson, Michigan. PhilliN.jpg
Nathan Walker Associate Director of College Advising Academic Affairs 574-842-8421 Nathan was the Varsity Men's Head Rowing Coach at Norcal Crew in the San Francisco Bay Area, served as the Director of Rowing at the College of William and Mary in Virginia, and coached rowing at his alma mater, Purdue University, from which he graduated with a Bachelor's degree in English Secondary Education. Nathan and his wife, Sally, have a daughter, Illiana 'Ivy' (2.5), and a son, Bair (6 months), and live in the town of Culver. WalkerN2.jpg
Ned Davis Bus Driver Motor Pool     davisn.jpg
Nicholas Counts Master Instructor and Chairperson Mathematics 574-842-8434 Nick Counts joined the Culver Academies' Math Department in 2004 and was appointed chair in 2008. He earned his Bachelors' degree in mathematics from Grand Valley State University in 1998. He then earned his Masters' degree from Michigan State University in 2002. Prior to arriving in Culver, he spent six years teaching Math and Physics at the Leelanau School in northern Michigan. Mr. Counts is currently teaching Honors Elements of Calculus and Statistics. In addition to his teaching and chair responsibilities, he is secretary of the Cum Laude committee, a barracks inspector in Battery B, and in charge of the honors math projects. He lives in town with his wife, Kristen and their daughter Ruthie. countsn.jpg
Nicholas Hinderlider Groundskeeper Grounds     HinderN.jpg
Nicholas Kepler Programmer Analyst Information Technology 574-842-8234   KeplerN.jpg
Nicholas Fobert Utilities Powerhouse Technician Utilities     FobertN.jpg
Nicole Furlong Stable Hand Horsemanship     FurlonN.jpg
Ning Schultz Senior Instructor Modern and Classical Language 574-842-8019 Mrs. Ning W. Schultz joined the Culver Academies' Department of Modern and Classical Languages in the fall of 2004. She earned a master's degree in English and American Literature from Liaoning University, Shenyang, China. Her areas of study and teaching interest include college level English and literature, college level Chinese language and literature, high school level Chinese language and culture. Prior to arriving at Culver Academies, she taught English and literature at Liaoning University for 11 years. Then she taught Chinese at Bemidji State University in MN, Iowa State University in IA, Swarthmore College in PA, and the Sidwell Friends School in Washington DC. Mrs. Schultz currently teaches Chinese III, Advanced Chinese Composition and Honors in Chinese. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Mrs. Schultz is also the sponsor of the Chinese Club and director of Confucius Classroom on campus, other than her duties of being chaperone and assistant in athletic field. Last, but not least, she is an schultn.jpg
Oliver Eaton Instructor Humanities 574-842-8004 Oliver Eaton joined the Culver Academies in 2011 as a 10th grade Global Perspectives teacher, and will also be assisting in the theatre department. He is a native of Pennsylvania, where he attended Moravian Academy. He then studied history, philosophy, and theatre at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. He later received his M.A. in history from Lehigh University's Atlantic World program where he focused in the Colonial, Revolutionary, and New Republic periods of American history with a heavy focus in Slavery and Native American studies. He started his teaching career as an intern with the Advanced Studies Program at the St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire, where he returned briefly as assistant director. He has taught world history and theatre at the Flintridge Preparatory School in La Canada, California, and western civilization at the Heritage Hall School of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where he was the theatre's assistant technical director. eatono.jpg
P. Diane Pick Bus Driver Motor Pool     PickP.jpg
Pamala White Custodian Environmental Services     WhiteP.jpg
Pamela Christiansen Director of Planned Giving Development 574-842-8181 Pamela Christiansen joined Culver's Advancement Office in August 2014. She has a Bachelors of Science in Management from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University and a Juris Doctor from the Valparaiso University School of Law. Prior to joining Advancement, she worked at a small, general practice law firm for ten years. Pamela is married to Humanities Department co-chair Kurt Christiansen and they have three young children, Jack, Sarah, and Joseph. ChristP.jpg
Pamela Warmbein Custodian Environmental Services     warmbep.jpg
Pamela Baranski Administrative Assistant Sports Administration 574-842-8215 Pam Baranski joined the Culver Athletic Department in the fall of 1999. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from Ball State University in 1985. Since that time, her resume reflects experience with private and publicly owned companies, both large and small. Her extensive experience with large corporations such as Encyclopaedia Britannica and Wesley-Jessen, Inc. have contributed to her strengths in project management. Some of her core responsibilities include the coordination of athlete registrations, managing travel logistics for more than 50 athletic teams, maintaining department procedures and policies for a staff of over 100 coaches. baransp.jpg
Patricia Ayres Laundry Attendant Dry Cleaning and Laundry     AyresP.jpg
Patricia Hatter Health Center Driver Health Center     hatterp.jpg
Patrick Callaghan Humanities Fellow Fellowship, Humanities 574-842-7687 Patrick Callaghan joins the Humanities department as a member of the 2017-18 Culver Fellowship program. Before transferring to the University of Virginia, Pat spent a year at Salisbury University where he was recruited to play varsity lacrosse. He hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. CallagP.jpg
Paul Patrick Senior Instructor Science 574-842-8106 Paul Patrick earned a bachelor's of science degree from the University of Michigan in 1990 majoring in biology. He earned degree in secondary education from University of Michigan in 1991 and finally a Master's Degree in Secondary Education from Indiana University-South Bend in 1999. Paul began his teaching career in South Bend, Indiana in 1991 and moved to Plymouth, Indiana in 1993 where he taught for 23 years before coming to Culver in 2016. Over his 25 year teaching career Paul has taught Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. He is currently part of the Chemistry division of the Culver science department. PatricP.jpg
Paula Rafferty Seamstress Uniform     RafferP.jpg
Peggy Rhoads Office Manager Summer Schools and Camps 574-842-8207 Peggy Rhoads joined the Culver Academies in 1999. She earned an Associate Science degree from Ancilla College and a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1998 majoring in Business Administration and Human Resources from Indiana University of South Bend. Peggy is the Office Manager with Culver Summer Schools and Camps. rhoadsp.jpg
Peter Trau Instructor Humanities 574-842-8016 Peter Trau joined the Culver Academies Humanities Department in 2012. After beginning his undergraduate career at Penn State, he earned a bachelor's degree from Roanoke College (Political Science) and graduate degrees from Antioch School of Law (International Trade & Commerce) and Harvard University (Educational Administration). Peter has over twenty-five years of independent school experience as a teacher (history and English) and as an administrator (roles in admissions, development, and school leadership). Prior to assuming a teaching role at Culver, Peter served for two seasons as an assistant coach in CMA's nationally prominent lacrosse program. Over the years, Peter has coached at Severn, St. Albans, Cardigan Mountain, and North Cross at the prep level, and Georgetown and Harvard at the intercollegiate level. He also serves as assistant coach for CMA's varsity soccer team and continues his work in lacrosse. His wife, Debi, is an instructor in Culver's Math Department and a coach in the CGA lacrosse pro TrauP.jpg
Phil Cook Instructor Science 574-842-7819 Phil returns to the Science department after four years working at the Nightengale-Bamford school on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City. He worked at Culver from 2007-2013 as a Science Instructor. Phil lives in Culver with his two daughters, Savana (15) and Sophia (11). His hobbies include woodworking, cycling, and BBQ. CookP.jpg
Rachel Shock Senior Fitness Center Monitor Wellness   Rachel Shock joined the Culver Academies fitness center as a monitor in 2011. Rachel's husband, Eli Shock, works in the Information Technology department and has been at Culver Academies for 8 years. Rachel enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. In her free time, she also enjoys bike rides with her family and reading. ShockR.jpg
Rachel Woods RN, BSN Registered Nurse Health Center 574-842-8350 Rachel Woods joined the Culver Academies' Health Center staff in April 2008. After graduating from the Bethel College School of Nursing RN program with an associate's degree, she served as a medical-surgical nurse at Woodlawn Hospital in 2005 and continues to work there today. Since 2005, Rachel obtained her bachelor's degree in nursing, became a CPR instructor and has been trained in post-partum care, outpatient surgery care and critical care. She also substitutes for the nurse at the Rochester Community schools. woodsr.jpg
Rachell Davis Counselor CGA Student Life 574-842-7806 Rachell Davis joined the Student Life department in the fall of 2016 as the Linden counselor. She graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor's degree in Special Education, she went on to pursue her Master's degree from Indiana Wesleyan University in Curriculum and Instruction. Prior to Culver, Rachell taught in the field of education for 14 years. She served as a special education teacher and a director of special education. Outside of the classroom, Rachell loves spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys baking, sewing, crafting, reading and running. Rachell and her husband have two children, Lucy and Henry, and live in the town of Plymouth. DavisR1.jpg
Raegan Russell, Ph.D. Senior Instructor and Program Chairperson Humanities 574-842-8024 Raegan Russell joined the Humanities department in 2015 after teaching English at the Hackley School in Tarrytown, NY. There she lived on the boarding corridor for eight years and fulfilled a variety of roles including GSA advisor and Quidditch coach. Russell graduated from the University of Chicago with a B.A. in Medieval Studies. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from Cornell University with minor concentrations in Literary Theory and Art History. Russell teaches Humanities 9. She and her husband, Dan Rubado, live in the town of Culver. RusselR.jpg
Randall Minas T Coach Sports Administration     MinasR.jpg
Randy Sellers Groundskeeper Grounds     SellerR.jpg
Raubyn Barich Registered Nurse Health Center     BarichR.jpg
Ray Kreischer Utilities Powerhouse Technician Utilities     kreiscr.jpg
Raymond Jachim Shift Leader Maint Tech Sup Food Services     jachimr.jpg
Rebecca Strati Library Instructor Huffington Library 574-842-7811 Rebecca Strati joined the Culver Academies' Huffington Library in 2008. She earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration/Marketing from Manchester College and a Master of Library Science degree from Indiana University. She is a member of Beta Phi Mu, the International Honor Society for Library and Information Science. Mrs. Strati teaches the freshmen Living, Learning, Leading course and is a reference librarian working with students on class projects and assisting honors candidates with their research process. Mrs. Strati is on the Evening Learning Support team, the Academic Advising team and is an advisor to the CGA Honor Council. Prior to Culver, Mrs. Strati worked for eight years as a reference librarian at the Elkhart Public Library and three years as the school librarian at St. Michael School in Plymouth, Indiana. She and her husband Andrew Strati (Humanities Instructor) live in Culver. Their daughter Lizzie CGA '16. StratiR.jpg
Rebecca Brice, M.D.   Health Center 574-842-7800   BriceR.jpg
Rebecca Ramos Humanities Fellow Fellowship, Humanities 574-842-7689 Rebecca joins the Humanities department after graduating from Harvard University this past May. She worked as a Teaching Intern at the Northfield Mount Hermon Summer Session in 2016 and 2017. While at NMH, she taught Introduction to Psychology and Skills in Literature and coached swimming and dance. Rebecca is originally from Seattle, WA, where she attended Lakeside School. RamosR.jpg
Rebecca Sam, Ph.D. Senior Instructor Science 574-842-7952   SamR.jpg
Regina DeHerrera Laundry Attendant Dry Cleaning and Laundry     DeHerrR.jpg
Renata Heinsen Instructor Horsemanship     HeinseR.jpg
Rene Chapdelaine Manager Construction Services 574-842-8194   ChapdeR.jpg
Rhiannon Banks T Registered Nurse Health Center     BanksR.jpg
Rhonda Lewis Snack Bar Cashier Snack Bar     LewisR.jpg
Rhonda Salyer Custodian Environmental Services     SalyerR.jpg
Richard Archer Manager Systems Maintenance 574-842-8275 Richard Archer joined the Facilities Department on September 1, 2015 as Systems Supervisor. Richard directs and supervises system's staff to carry out work necessary to meet the demands for campus and residential plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and the power house. Before coming to Culver, Rich was the Maintenance Supervisor responsible for 165 Village Pantry stores in four states. Rich had also worked as a millwright at Bethlehem Steel, served as a police officer, a deputy coroner, and a volunteer fire fighter. Rich has a son Rod, a daughter Theresa, and four grandchildren. ArcherR.jpg
Richard Battersby Senior Instructor Humanities 574-842-8026 Richard Battersby joined the Culver Academies' Humanities Department in 2001. He earned a bachelor's degree in history from Lancaster University in the United Kingdom in 1980, and a master's degree in history from the State University of New York in 2004. His areas of study and teaching interests include American and European History. Mr. Battersby currently teaches 11th-grade Humanities (American Studies with Advanced Placement U.S. History). Prior to arriving at the Culver Academies, he served in the Royal Air Force for sixteen years. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Mr. Battersby serves as a Barracks Inspector in Band. He is married to fellow Humanities instructor Catherine Battersby, and together they have two children. batterr.jpg
Richard Coven Senior Instructor Fine Arts 574-842-8255 Richard Coven joined the Culver Academies' Fine Arts Department in 1997. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from San Jose State University. He went on to complete the three year conservatory program in Acting from the Acting Academy at LACC in Los Angeles and then received his Master of Arts degree in directing from Wayne State University. His areas of study and interest include 19th Century American drama, Acting, Directing, Film History and Criticism, Theatre History and Criticism and American History. He currently teaches Acting I and the Acting Workshops, and Film Study. Mr. Coven works with his wife, Marsha, in producing the Academies' main stage theatre productions as Director of Theatre as well as producing the Huffington Concert Series and Visiting Artist Series for the Academy. COVENR.jpg
Richard Easterday Senior Web Developer Information Technology 574-842-8086 Richard Easterday joined the Culver Academies Information Technology software development team in 2010. He earned his bachelor's degree from the Purdue University School of Technology. Prior to arriving at Culver Academies he developed software for the Intelligentz, Inc. research and development office, specializing in large-scale RFID, ecommerce, and inventory solutions for manufacturers and government entities. Mr. Easterday's primary experience includes web application development, business information reporting, database administration and point of sale system support. Mr. Easterday is married to Casey and they have one son. easterr.jpg
Richard Hart Warehouse Supervisor Warehouse 574-842-7895 Richard "Rick" Hart began his career at C.E.F. in October of 2012 as a zone tech in the Henderson Ice Arena. In July of 2013, he transitioned to the Warehouse Supervisor position bringing over 30 years' experience in supervision and inventory control. His responsibilities include shipping, receiving, tracking inventory and working closely with other departments and coworkers. He holds an Associate's Degree in Business and enjoys golfing. Rick and his wife Kathy have lived in the community most of their lives while raising their five children, three of whom went through the "Woodcraft camp" experience. HartR.jpg
Richard Knoerzer Systems Maint Electrician Systems Maintenance     knoerzr.jpg
Richard Luttrell Building Maintenance Technician Building Maintenance     luttrer.jpg
Rick Tompos Director and Controller Business Office 574-842-8222 Mr. Rick Tompos was appointed Director of Culver Academies' Business Office in 1997 and Assistant Treasurer of the Board of Trustees in 2003. He earned a bachelor's degree of Science in Accounting from Valparaiso University. Prior to arriving at Culver Academies, he was the Controller for Glaval Corporation and a Senior Accountant at Price Waterhouse (auditing Culver for six years). Outside of Culver, Rick holds numerous leadership positions within local and regional community organizations. He has three children; Adam WG (D&B), Anna WG (C2) and 2016 Ciel, and Ryan WG (D&B). tomposr.jpg
Ricky Harris Systems Maintenance Technician Systems Maintenance 574-842-8154   harrisr.jpg
Rita Mason Chaperone Student Activities     MasonR.jpg
Rita Shireman Seamstress Uniform     ShiremR.jpg
Robb Vessely Associate Director of Athletics Sports Administration 574-842-8286 Robb Vessely joined the Athletics Department in July 2015. He has served as an athletic administrator for over 20 years. At the collegiate level, Vessely has worked within the athletic departments at Valparaiso, Indiana, Xavier, & Illinois State. As an Indiana high school athletic director, he has previously served at Eastern Hancock, Noblesville, & North Judson-San Pierre. Vessely obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Administration from Ball State University in 1994 & a Master's Degree in Athletic Administration from Indiana University in 2001. VesselR.jpg
Robert Nowalk Master Instructor Fine Arts 574-842-8278 Robert (Bob) Nowalk joined the Academies' Fine Arts teaching staff in 1996 after spending 21 years as a Visual Arts Educator and artist in Dayton, Ohio. Bob's work with aspiring artists of all ages made him uniquely qualified to serve not only as an instructor in the Winter School Visual Arts area but also, beginning in 1998, as Director of Arts and Crafts at Woodcraft. Bob holds a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from Michigan State University and Bachelors from the University of Dayton. As an artist and teacher, Bob has received recognition and awards from a variety of institutions including fellowships and grants from the Ohio Arts Council, The Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center, The Council for Basic Education in Washington D.C., and the Indiana Arts Commission. In addition to his work as a Master Instructor, Bob serves as the Culver Visual Art Collection Coordinator and as the Catholic Liaison to the Roman Catholic student population in both the Winter and Summer programs. He is a certified catechist with the NOWALKR.jpg
Robin Knowles Custodian Environmental Services     knowler.jpg
Robin Siems Horsemanship Instructor Horsemanship 574-842-8257 Robin Siems joined the Culver Academies in 2001. As a riding instructor, during the Academic School Year, he teaches Basic and Advanced Equine Science classes and coaches the Jump Team and the Lancers, an honor organization of the Black Horse Troop. In the summer, he also instructs equestrian classes during Summer Camp and Specialty Camp. Robin started riding at the age of eleven at the Palouse Hills Pony Club in Washington. He earned his Intermediate Teachers Certification from the British Horse Society in England. He is a former member of the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery, a mounted ceremonial unit of the British Army. siemsr.jpg
Rodney Kaley Building Maintenance Technician Building Maintenance     KaleyR.jpg
Ronald McCoy Grounds Mechanic Grounds     McCoyR.jpg
Ronald King Mail Clerk Post Office 574-842-8333   KingR.jpg
Roy French Zone Technician Environmental Services     FrenchR.jpg
Ryan Fought Instructor Wellness Education 574-842-8299 Ryan Fought arrived at Culver as an intern in the fall of 2010 after graduating Purdue University with a bachelor's degree in Athletic Training. He worked in the Wellness department teaching at the freshman and junior levels as well as teaching a strength and conditioning class. After a year as an intern, Ryan was hired on full time as a Wellness instructor and assistant Athletic Trainer. He will continue to teach the classes he taught in the 10-11 year, and work with the Football and CMA Basketball teams in Athletic Training. foughtr.jpg
Ryan Stotler Security Officer Campus Safety and Security 574-842-4088   StotleR.jpg
Sabrina Gilchrist Instructor Humanities 574-842-8025 Sabrina joins the Humanities Department after teaching composition and literature as a PhD candidate at the University of Florida. Gilchrist earned her Bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where she also minored in Dance and American Sign Language. After graduating from UW-Eau Claire with her Master's in English Literature, she was hired to work as a lecturer. She taught composition, rhetoric, and research methods to incoming students and transfer students. She then pursued her PhD in Literature at the University of Florida and hopes to defend her dissertation in the Spring of 2018. GilchrS.jpg
Samantha Irwin Custodian Environmental Services     IrwinS.jpg
Samuel Boys Director Spiritual Life 574-842-7825 Dr. Boys is a native to this area - born and raised in Plymouth, IN. He has been a part of the Culver Spiritual Life staff since 2012, where he began as one of the co-founders of Philosophers' Café. He is also Professor Emeritus at Ancilla College, where he taught Philosophy and Religion courses, as well as leading the campus ministry program. He is a certified yoga instructor, published author, and musician. B.A. DePauw University, M.Div. Eden Theological Seminary, D. Min. United Theological Seminary, Ordained in the United Church of Christ, 19 BoysS.jpg
Samuel Mavrick Senior Instructor Mathematics 574-842-8170 Sam Mavrick joined Culver Academies' mathematics department as an instructor in August 2015. He is teaching Introductory Algebra and Intermediate Algebra. Mavrick also serves as an assistant coach for the CMA football program and Head CMA Golf coach. Mavrick has an undergraduate from WVU-TECH in Civil Engineering Technology and an M.Ed in Secondary Education from Marshall University. A native of nearby Peru, IN, he comes to Culver from Fork Union Military Academy in central Virginia where he spent 10 years in the classroom and on the athletic fields. A resident now of Culver, Sam and his wife Danielle, have two sons and two daughters. MavricS.jpg
Sandi Allen Fitness and Nutrition Coordinator Wellness 574-842-8258   AllenS.jpg
Sandra Ferguson Custodian Environmental Services     FergusS.jpg
Sandy Dunfee Registered Nurse Health Center 574-842-8350 Sandy Dunfee graduated from Bethel College in 1997 with an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing. She has previously worked in Pediatric, Psychiatric and Orthopedic settings. She is certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Adult Cardiac Life Support, CPR and Tuberculosis. Sandy and her husband have been married 24 years and have 2 children, Shannon and Luke. dunfees.jpg
Sandy Dodson Administrative Assistant Academic Affairs 574-842-8437   DodsonS.jpg
Sandy Jorgensen Resident Director Student Life 574-842-8134   JorgenS.jpg
Sandy Lewandowski Communications Coordinator Alumni Office 574-842-8304 Sandy Lewandowski joined the Alumni Office in August of 2014. She is responsible for Alumni Communications as well as working with class volunteers and special events. She began her career at Culver Academies in April 2012 as a Stewardship Coordinator for the Development Department. Sandy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and sociology from Eureka College. She has two children; Dylan W '14, CMA '18 and Taylor, who is a current Woodcrafter. She stays active with them at school and social events lewands.jpg
Sarah Smith Office Manager Sports Administration 574-842-8394 Sarah Smith joined the Athletic department in October of 2013. Her role in the Athletic department includes the organization of information for team trips, game programs, team rosters as well as enrollment and transfer paper work. Originally from Ohio, Sarah graduated from Bluffton University in 2008 with a degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation. In May of 2015, she completed her M.S. in Exercise Science and Health promotion through the California University of Pennsylvania. Sarah began her career at Culver as a Wellness Intern in 2010 teaching freshman and sophomore level health classes. She then moved into the position of Resident Director where she lived and worked with the girls of Atrium dorm for two years. SmithS1.jpg
Sarah Gaff Instructor Mathematics 574-842-8192 Sarah joins the Mathematics Department as an instructor in 2017. She will teach Intermediate Algebra. In addition to teaching Mathematics, Sarah will be an assistant coach for cross country and track and field. Sarah is originally from Chesterton, Indiana. GaffS.jpg
Sarah Gorske Custodian Environmental Services     GorskeS.jpg
Sarah Hebert French Instructor Modern and Classical Language 574-842-7955 Sarah Hebert is excited to join the Modern and Classical Languages Department at Culver this year as a French Instructor. She worked for the previous four years at a small college preparatory school in Montgomery, Alabama and is excited to return home to the Midwest! Sarah graduated from Mills College in Oakland, California with a degree in French and Francophone Studies, where she rowed crew and went on to earn her Master's Degree in French Second Language Acquisition from Kansas State University. HebertS.jpg
Sarah Johnston Major Gifts Officer Development 574-842-8302 Sarah joins Development as a Major Gifts Officer-returning as a parent (Helen '18 and Beatrice '21) and CGA graduate ('81). Prior to Culver, Sarah co-founded Talent Reconnect, a San Francisco area recruiting firm dedicated to finding exceptional talent especially for women/caregivers returning to the workforce. Sarah was also an integral part of the University of Utah's Eccles School of Business as Director in the MBA program from 2011-2015. Before joining the Eccles School of Business, Sarah held several positions in finance for over two decades including Senior Vice President at Citibank and Director at Morgan Stanley in Chicago where she led teams in corporate banking. Sarah is a member of the finance committee for the National Abilities Center in Park City, an original founder of the Women's Giving Fund (Park City), and is part of the Women's Philanthropic Network of the United Way, Salt Lake. JohnstS.jpg
Sarah Youvan T Coach Sports Administration     YouvanS.jpg
Savannah J. Kranich '05 Assistant Director Admissions Office 574-842-8200 Savannah Kranich joined the Culver Academies' Admissions Department in 2009. She graduated from the Culver Girls Academy in 2005. While at the Academy she played varsity polo and was on the varsity jumping team. She served as the Equestriennes' captain in both her junior and senior years. A highlight of her time at Culver was being a part of the 2005 Presidential Inaugural Parade. Ms. Kranich graduated from Purdue University in 2009 with a degree in Management. During her summers at Purdue, she worked in the Horsemanship Department at the Culver Summer Schools and Camps. Her passion and involvement with horsemanship continues today. Ms. Kranich currently serves as the assistant coach for the Jump Team and the Equestriennes. KranicS.jpg
Scott Joyner Associate Director of International Admissions Admissions Office 574-842-8195 Scott Joyner joined the Culver Academies in 1980. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Ball State University. He served as the Director of Financial Aid in the Admissions Department until 2011, and is now the Associate Director of Admissions for International students. joyners.jpg
Scott Adams Alumni Magazine Designer Communications     AdamsS.jpg
Scott Johnson T Coach Sports Administration     JohnsoS1.jpg
Scott Phillips Ice Rink Attendant Environmental Services     PhilliS.jpg
Scott Sweet-Christian Senior Instructor Humanities 574-842-8007 Scott joins the Humanities department for his first year at Culver. Scott comes to Culver after teaching for fifteen years at Grand Haven High School in Michigan and 24 years total in public schools in Michigan. Scott will teach AP European History and will be coaching girls lacrosse team this year. He and his wife, Dr. Angela Sweet-Christian, have three children, Abby (16); Ben (12), and Skylar (10). ChristS.jpg
Sean Haseley Instructor Ron Rubin School for the Entrepreneur Humanities 574-842-7692 Sean Haseley joins the Ron Rubin School for the Entrepreneur as a Fellow for the 2015-16 year. Haseley earned a Bachelor's degree from DePauw University in 2012 where he majored in Communications and minored in Economics. He also was a four year letter-winner on the basketball team. Haseley remained at DePauw after graduation as a Graduate Assistant for the basketball program and earned a Master's degree from Indiana State University in Sport Management, graduating in the spring of 2015. Haseley will teach Economics and Entrepreneurship 1 and will be coaching CMA basketball and golf. HaseleS.jpg
Seana Chavez Badalich SS'78 '81 Admissions Counselor Admissions Office 574-842-7807 Seana (Chavez) Badalich CS '78 & CGA '81, joined the Admissions Department in 2009. Seana graduated from Michigan State University with a degree philosophy in 1986. Seana also serves Culver as a Barracks Inspector for Troop A. She lives in Plymouth with her husband Jeff, CMA '81, Troop A Counselor at the Academies. They have three children, Alina '13, Dante '15, and Jackson '17. badalis.jpg
Shalena Eaton Counselor CGA Student Life 574-842-8285 Shalena Eaton joined the Student Life Department in the fall of 2013 and she is currently the counselor for Court Dorm. A Pennsylvania native, she earned a bachelor's degree in English and a concentration in Writing from Bridgewater State University, located in Massachusetts, in 2005. Prior to joining CGA, Shalena was the Assistant Director of Admission at Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, IN. She is married to the tenth grade Humanities Teacher and Grade Chair, Oliver Eaton, and they have four additional furry family members. EatonS.jpg
Shannon Danielson Cook Food Services     DanielS.jpg
Sharon Burke Adjunct Piano Instructor Fine Arts     BurkeS.jpg
Shaunna Bennett Custodian Environmental Services     BennetS.jpg
Shelly Harrison Data Management Analyst Information Technology 574-842-8464 Shelly Harrison joined the Data Integrity Team of the Culver Academies' Technology Department in October of 2011 as a Part-time Temporary Data Entry Clerk and in February of 2012 became a Full-time Data Management Specialist. Her primary duties include data input, downloads, data preparation and analysis of the Student Records Management System and Constituent Management Systems product suites, processes client web-based data updates, prepares data files for uploading, prepare downloaded files for analysis, distribution, or procedural processing. Shelly earned an associates degree in Science from Ancilla College. Prior to arriving at Culver Academies, she was a Senior Teller at 1st Source Bank. Shelly has a son, Andrew and a daughter, Makayla. harriss.jpg
Stacey Warren Master Instructor Fine Arts 574-842-8283 Stacey Warren holds a B.M.E. degree in Choral General from DePauw University, and an M.M. with Honors in Opera Theatre Performance from Northwestern University. Stacey also studied voice at Indiana University with Martha Lipton, and attended the National Music Camp at Interlochen, Michigan. Stacey first came to Culver to teach voice and direct the Upper Camp Chapel Choir the summer of 1981 and 1982, and joined the winter school faculty in the fall of 1996 as instructor of Voice. She assumed responsibility of Choral Director in 2003, and was promoted to Master Instructor in 2007. Stacey is a member of Mu Phi Epsilon National Music Honorary, the Indiana Choral Directors Association, and served as rehearsal conductor and soloist for the Ancilla College Community Chorus performance of Vivaldi's Gloria with the South Bend Chamber Symphony. She is a former member of the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, under the direction of Dr. James Bagwell, and the South Bend Chamber Singers, under the direction of Dr. Nancy Menk warrens.jpg
Stephanie Hall Associate Director of College Advising Academic Affairs 574-842-8316 Stephanie Hall joined the staff of the Culver Academies in the fall of 2003 and served as the Resident Director for Benson for four years. After four years in the Student Life office, Stephanie moved to Academic Affairs where she is currently the Assistant Director of College Advising. She earned a bachelors degree from Bethel College in 2005. She earned her College Counseling certification from UCLA in 2009. In addition to her college advising responsibilities, Ms. Hall is a dorm supervisor. Her hobbies include scrapbooking, reading, and spending time with her nephews: Travis, Matthew and Trey. halls.jpg
Stephanie Wright Secretary and Transportation Coordinator Student Life 574-842-8140 Stephanie Wright serves as Transportation Coordinator. Her primary responsibilities are arranging transportation for all students at Culver Academies and payroll for the Student Life department. She is married with 2 girls. wrights2.jpg
Stephanie A. Scopelitis, Ph.D., MFA Senior Instructor Leadership Education 574-842-8288   ScopelS.jpg
Stephen Bishop Custodian Environmental Services     BishopS.jpg
Stephen Hatfield Dishroom Utility Food Services     HatfieS.jpg
Stephen Mayfield Science Fellow Fellowship, Science 574-842-7696 Stephen Mayfield graduated from Williams College in 2016 with a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry. Since graduating, he has worked at Massachusetts General Hospital, and is excited to begin teaching at Culver. Stephen will assist with coaching Cross Country and Swimming. MayfieS.jpg
Stephen Rozek Senior Instructor and Dir. of Instrumental Music Fine Arts 574-842-8335 Steve Rozek joined the Culver Academies Fine Arts Department in the fall of 2016 after being appointed as the Director of Instrumental Music. Prior to coming to Culver, Mr. Rozek had the honor of serving in the United States Air Force for eight years as a military musician. He was the musical director for the Rhythm in Blue Jazz Ensemble and was heavily involved in educational outreach for the band. He has previously been on faculty at the Lawrenceville School, Albright College and The Westminster Conservatory. As a professional saxophonist Mr. Rozek has performed all around the country in a variety of capacities. Besides leading his own groups, his music has allowed him to collaborate and share the stage with several amazing artists and musical groups including Eddie Daniels, Terrell Stafford, Billy Kilson, Ed Shaughnessy, Brian Bromberg, Ben Vereen, The O-Jays, The Mills Brothers, The South Bend Symphony and The Virginia Symphony. Rozek is a proud graduate of the University of Cincinnati College Conservat RozekS.jpg
Steve Anderson Group Leader Dry Cleaning and Laundry 574-842-7869   anderss.jpg
Steve Coleman Weekend Late Night Officer in Charge CMA Military Activities     colemas.jpg
Steve Palmer Instructor Science 574-842-8323 Steve Palmer joined the Science Department in August of 2013. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Clarkson University in 1996, majoring in Engineering and Management. While there, Steve played Hockey and was a two-time Academic All-American and Rhodes Scholar nominee. From 1996-2009, Steve played professionally in Europe and was on championship teams in both Germany and Italy. Steve returned to the United States in 2010 to begin a coaching career. Steve was an assistant coach at the University of Denver under two-time NCAA Champion Head Coach George Gwozdecky for the 2010-11 season. For the last two seasons, Steve has been coaching in the USHL. Steve has been teaching since December of 2012 and will be teaching Physics as well as taking the role as the Head Coach of the Prep Hockey Team. PalmerS.jpg
Steven White Coach Sports Administration     whites.jpg
Stewart Watwood Building Maintenance Technician Building Maintenance     WatwooS.jpg
Susan Freymiller deVillier Director Huffington Library 574-842-8442 Susan Freymiller deVillier joined the Culver Academies' Huffington Library as the director in July 2008. She earned her bachelor's degree in Biology/Secondary Education and her Master's in Library Information Science from the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana). She is a member of Beta Phi Mu (Alpha Chapter), the International Honor Society for Library and Information Science. Mrs. Freymiller deVillier teaches with the Leadership Department and coordinates the levels for the integrated freshman course, Living Learning, and Leading, and the newly integrated sophomore Leadership course, Thinking and Teaming. In addition to overseeing the library program and sitting on the Department Chair and Curriculum committee, she is a member of the Evening Learning Support coordinating team and serves as an academic coach. She also chairs the Huffington Scholarship committee. Prior to arriving at Culver Academies, Mrs. Freymiller deVillier worked as the Library Media Specialist at NorthWood High School for nine year freymis2.jpg
Susan Thews Dir of Summer Operations and Auxiliary Services Summer Schools and Camps 574-842-8238 Susan Thews, CGA '77, joined the Culver Academies Facilities Department in 1996. She earned her BA from DePauw University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. Susan is the Operations Manager and is responsible for overseeing daily operations of the department, specifically transportation, special events, environmental services, security, post office, and the ice arenas. Susan is married to Roger Thews, CMA '77, and has three children. thewss.jpg
Susie Weldon Manager Production Operations Food Services 574-842-8359 Susie Weldon is the Catering Manager for the Lay Dining Center. She graduated from Culver Community High School in 1993 and resides in Monterey, Indiana. weldons.jpg
Susona Sanders Cook Food Services     SanderS.jpg
Tammie Brown Secretary Food Services 574-842-8298 Tammie Brown joined Culver Academies' Dining Hall staff in May 2000. Her responsibilities include processing orders, department charges, inventory updates, invoice processing and providing support for both the Dining Hall and Bookstore. Prior to joining the Culver Academies, Tammie worked at Pizza Hut in Fort Wayne. She studied business and accounting at Ancilla College. brownt.jpg
Tammy Durbin Duplications Print Specialist Administrative Services 574-842-8103 Tammy Durbin joined the Culver Academies' Administrative Services department, in 2003 as a scanning clerk. Her responsibilities included maintaining and archiving student files. She transferred to print services in 2006. Her responsibilities include the printing and mailing of specialized materials. Tammy has been a resident of Culver since 2009. She has two daughters, Patience, CGA Class of 2013, and Cheyenne CGA Class of 2016. DurbinT.jpg
Tammy VanVolkenburg Systems Administrator Information Technology 574-842-8147 Tammy VanVolkenberg joined the Culver Academies' Technology Services Department in 2005. As part of the hardware support team she is the point of contact for the Help Desk and also manages the software licenses for the campus. vanvolt.jpg
Tammy Gannon Purchasing Warehouse Manager Facilities Administration 574-842-8210 Tammy Gannon has been with Culver Academies since May 2000. She joined the Facilities Department in January 2009 as Purchasing and Warehouse Manager. She also assists the Director of Facilities in administering the facilities operating budget and capital projects. gannont.jpg
Tammy McVicker Gift Entry Administrative Assistant Development 574-842-8074   McVickT.jpg
Taylor Clements Instructor Mathematics 574-842-8038 Taylor is joining the Mathematics Department after teaching in Louisville's public schools for six years. Taylor has also worked at Bellarmine University as an adjunct professor and at College Preparatory Mathematics as a teacher-leader researcher. Taylor's work includes teaching and judging marching bands in Kentucky and Indiana. Taylor has one daughter, Abigail (4). ClemenT.jpg
Teri Yeargin Dry Cleaning Attendant Dry Cleaning and Laundry     YeargiT.jpg
Terri Anderson Human Resource Analyst Human Resources 574-842-8265 Terri Anderson joined Culver Academies in 2001 as the Human Resource Analyst. Terri's primary responsibilities include employment/staffing (recruitment, skills assessment, interviewing, placement, follow up training, etc.), performance evaluation program, job analysis and job descriptions, non-exempt compensation program, job development/enrichment, unemployment compensation administration, HRIS administration, and internal job audits. Terri also assists the Human Resource Director in developing and implementing policies, managing organizational change and development, and with the implementation of quality and productivity enhancement process. anderst.jpg
Terri Hoffman Student Services Associate Business Office 574-842-8264   HoffmaT.jpg
Terry Schultz Painter Building Maintenance     SchultT.jpg
Thad White Project and Training Manager Information Technology 574-842-8158   WhiteT1.jpg
Thomas Riske Pot Pan Washer Food Services     RiskeT.jpg
Thomas Siebert Security Officer Campus Safety and Security 574-842-4088   SieberT.jpg
Thomas Smith Senior Counselor CMA Student Life 574-842-8353 Thomas Smith joined the Culver Academies in 2009 as an Intern in Communications department. In 2011 he joined the student life staff as Counselor of Battery C. He received a Bachelor's degree in Communication from Wittenberg University in 2006 and a Master's degree in Business Administration from Bluffton University in the spring of 2009. Thomas will also be serving as an assistant coach for both the CMA and CGA cross country and track & field teams at Culver Academies. SmithT.jpg
Thomas Thornburg Mentor Instructor Modern and Classical Language 574-842-8361 Tom Thornburg joined the Culver Academies' Department of Modern and Classical Languages in 1978. He earned his bachelor of arts in German from Wabash College in 1976. He then earned a master's degree from Northwestern University in 1980. His interest in Spanish began while in high school. In the summer of 1971, he participated in an exchange program to Guayaquil, Ecuador. He spent his junior year of undergraduate study at the Goethe Institute in Munich, Germany. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Mr. Thornburg previously coordinated the Academies' fencing program and currently works with the spring and fall crew teams. He was named Mentor Instructor and Batten Fellow in 2009, and served as Faculty Intern Coordinator from 2007 to 2014. He is married to Julie Thornburg, also of the Language Department, and together they have one son who graduated from Culver Academies, W'04. THORNBT.jpg
Thomas White Zone Technician Environmental Services     whitet.jpg
Thomas Mayo '75 Major Gifts Officer Development 574-842-8072 Thomas Mayo '75 (Battery A), joined Culver as the Director of the Culver Fund on March 1, 2012. Prior to joining Culver, Thomas worked as a commercial and investment banker in a Chicago money center bank. He also created and led to profitability a managing general insurance agency specializing in professional liability insurance. Thomas graduated Phi Beta Kappa with highest honors in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he represented Culver as a Morehead-Cain Scholar. He also received an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. mayot.jpg
Thomas McNally Instructor Humanities 574-842-7858   McNallT.jpg
Tim Montgomery Mentor Counselor CMA Student Life 574-842-8337 Tim Montgomery (Master Advisor) joined the Culver Academies' Student Life department in 1990 as a Military Tactical Officer for the Band and Black Horse Troop. In 2001, he joined the counseling ranks as Counselor of Company A until 2004, at which point he moved to the Black Horse Troop. In 2007, he became the Counselor of Black Horse Troop B. He continues to remain very involved in the Horsemanship Program and the Black Horse Troop Lancer Platoon, and has accompanied the Black Horse Troop to three Presidential Inaugural parades. Mr. Montgomery attended Ball State University and earned a Bachelor's degree in Management from Bethel College. He is married to Kathleen and has three children: Heather, CGA '02, T.J. W'99, and Christopher. montgot.jpg
Timmy Hawkey Hardware Support Technician Information Technology 574-842-8150   HawkeyT.jpg
Timothy Pezzuto Security Officer Campus Safety and Security 574-842-4088   PezzutT.jpg
Tina Peterson Custodian Environmental Services     PetersT.jpg
Todd Brubaker Network Systems Engineer Information Technology 574-842-8431 Todd Brubaker joined the Culver Academies' Technology Services Department in June of 2012. He has an Associates degree in Computer Networking from Ivy Tech. He is also CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ certified. Prior to arriving at Culver Academies, Mr. Brubaker was the Assistant Technology Director of Culver Community Schools. He lives in Plymouth with his wife Allison Brubaker. brubakt.jpg
Tom Wentworth Adjunct Instructor Fine Arts     wentwot.jpg
Tomsick, Johanna Wellness and Athletic Training Fellow Fellowship, Wellness Education 574-842-7686 Jo is excited to be joining Culver as a teaching fellow for the 2017-18 academic year. She is a proud Clevelander. Since graduating college, she has been growing her personal art business and expanding her brand, while adding more work to her portfolio. She will assist in the LLL program at Culver and will also coach the swim team and strength and conditioning. TomsicJ.jpg
Toni Trump Graphic Artist Communications 574-842-8139 Toni Trump joined the Communications Department in January 2015. She serves as the lead Graphic Designer responsible for promoting Culver's brand through creative design for both print and web media. A graduate of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Toni holds a B.S. in Graphic Design with a focus in both print and web design. Toni and her husband Tim reside in Plymouth with their two children, Lindsey and Noah. TrumpT.jpg
Tony Mayfield Assistant to the Alumni Director for Special Projects Advancement     MayfieA.jpg
Trent Miles Digital Communications Media Manager Communications 574-842-8366 Trent Miles joined Culver Academies in 2014 as Digital Communications Media Manager. He is primarily responsible for Culver's digital presence including, social media, and electronic communications. A 2004 graduate of Bremen High School and a 2009 graduate of Indiana University South Bend, Trent holds a B.A. in Communications with a focus in Public Relations as well as a minor in business. Trent resides is Bremen with his wife, Abby. MilesT.jpg
Trevor Weldon Stable Hand Horsemanship     WeldonT.jpg
Troy Heckaman Compliance Manager Campus Safety and Security 574-842-7488 Troy Heckaman joined the Culver family on October 8th, 2012 as the Director of Safety/Security Supervisor. Troy is responsible to oversee the operations of the Campus Security Department and Risk Management programs of the Culver Educational Foundation to help ensure the safety, security and protection of the members of the campus community and its assets. Troy's educational and operational experience covers a wide range of expertise. Troy served as Director of Preparedness with the American Red Cross managing its Disaster Services and Health & Safety programs. Prior to his time with the ARC, Troy served 10 years as a college Campus Safety Director here in Indiana. Troy holds a Master's degree in Administration from Ball State University and Bachelor degrees in Criminal Justice/Psychology and Art History with an Associates degree in Visual Communications. His life experiences in Law Enforcement and Community Education provides Troy with a unique and fresh perspective on public service and community orientated HeckamT.jpg
Tucker Mizhir CMA Special Projects Officer Student Life 574-842-7988 Tucker Mizhir joins the Humanities Department where he will teach 11th Grade Humanities. A native of Winchendon, MA, Mr. Mizhir graduated in May 2013 from Washington & Jefferson College, with a B.A. in History and a Concentration in Professional Writing. While at W&J, he competed for the varsity lacrosse team and was twice named to the Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll. He looks forward to working with Culver's football and lacrosse programs program. MizhirT.jpg
Tyler Yoder Instructor Humanities 574-842-8029 Before joining Culver's Humanities department in 2016, Tyler spent the previous decade studying the world of the ancient Near East by learning an array of dead languages, exploring culture among the world's first literate civilizations, and excavating in Israel. A scholar of the Hebrew Bible, Tyler earned his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in 2015. From there, he served as a postdoctoral fellow at The Johns Hopkins University. His work at Hopkins focused on a corpus of texts known as the Amarna Letters, which were sent from Canaanite rulers to Pharaoh during the Late Bronze Age. The fruit of this research will appear in both a digital, open-access form and a print one that constitutes his second book. His first one, Fishers of Fish and Fishers of Men, examines the diverse use of fishing imagery throughout the ancient world. Moreover, his scholarship has appeared in a handful of peer-reviewed journals.  Tyler loves working alongside students as they grapple with complex questions that cut to the heart of what it means to be human, growing to identify their their own social location and reflect on how the present reflects the past. Once autumn begins, Tyler can often be found on the hardwood coaching the CGA JV basketball team. When not in the classroom or on the court, Tyler enjoys developing a green thumb with his wife, Cathy, cheering on Cleveland sports ("There's always next year!"), and being dad to three young children: Asher, Ellery, and Callan. YoderT.jpg
Valerie Cramer Custodian Environmental Services     CramerV.jpg
Valerie Lasko Library Associate Huffington Library 574-842-8132 Valerie Lasko serves as a member of the Huffington Library staff. Her primary responsibilities include helping students, processing new books and producing the library's newsletter, The Bookshelf. She is married to Jerry Lasko, Associate Director of the Culver Academies Alumni Association, and has one son, Colin, CMA class of 2008. laskov.jpg
Vicki Crossley Assistant Librarian Huffington Library 574-842-8441 Vicki Crossley serves as Assistant Librarian. Her primary responsibilities include inter-library loan services, book selection and acquisitions, and assisting users with reference and research questions. Vicki has worked in the library for 28 years. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Ball State University and her Master's in Library Science Degree from Indiana University. CROSSLV.jpg
Vilma VanHorn Retail Clerk Campus Store     VanHorV.jpg
Vonnie Bigley Line Server Utility Food Services     BigleyV.jpg
Walter Wilhelm Groundskeeper Grounds     WilhelW.jpg
William Baker Manager Building Maintenance 574-842-8153 Bill Baker joined the Culver Facilities team in 1999. He prioritizes, organizes, plans, and coordinates daily operations with the Painters, Carpenters, Zone Techs, and Canvas Shop to accomplish requested tasks. He works closely with the Director and Facilities, Operations Manager, Projects Coordinator and supervisors to effectively complete requests for maintaining the Culver campus. Bill earned a Technical Certificate in Industrial Maintenance from Ivy Tech College. He is also active in the Indiana Builders Association. bakerw.jpg
William Bjornstad Dishroom Utility Food Services     BjornsW.jpg
William McFarland Information Systems Manager Information Technology 574-842-8490 Bill McFarland joined the Culver Academies' Technology Services Department in 2005. He is a senior programmer in the Software Group. mcfarlw.jpg
William (Bill) Githens Curator Museum     GithenW.jpg
William Bokhart Stable Hand Horsemanship     BokharW.jpg
William Farmer (LTC, USA, Retired) Senior Instructor Mathematics 574-842-8260 Bill Farmer joined the Culver Academies in 2014 after retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army with over 23 years of service. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from the United States Military Academy and his Master's Degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Kentucky. In addition to his 3-years as an Assistant Professor at the United States Military Academy, Bill has taught at Kansas City Community College (Kansas) and Central Texas College (Alaska and Honduras) for over 7 years of collegiate teaching experience. Bill was an Airborne Trooper with three deployments while serving as a Field Artillery, Finance and Operations Research Officer. During his time in the Army, he spent 11 years in overseas assignments. He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, skiing, exercise, reading and movies. He is looking forward to supporting the Campus Live and Protestant Youth Ministries at Culver. He is happily married to his high-school sweetheart, Kathy. They ha FarmerW.jpg
William Hargraves III Director of Strategic Communication Communications 574-842-8198 William F. Hargraves joined the Communications Department in December 2005. As director, his primary management responsibilities include overseeing all internal and external publications, brand and product design, public relations, student and event photography, and website communications. A 1977 graduate of Culver Military Academy, Bill returned to Culver with more than 15 years of marketing and business development experience at companies such as Frito-Lay and Mercedes-Benz. He earned a bachelor's degree in applied science and engineering from the United States Military Academy in 1982 and an MBA at the Anderson Schools of Management in 1992. Bill also serves as the assistant CGA Varsity Soccer coach. He and his wife Christy live in Plymouth and have four children, William NB '06, '08, Marvin NB '08, '10, Taylor '12, and Sarah. hargraw3.jpg
William Murchie Instructor Mathematics 574-842-7958 Bill Murchie is rejoining the Mathematics Department after spending four years teaching and coaching at Legend High School in Parker, Colorado. Culver has always been a big part of Bill's life and a special place to him since he first came to Culver in the summer of 1999. He is very excited and looking forward to coming home and teaching at the Academies. Bill will teach a variety of math courses and work with the CMA football and basketball programs. MurchiW.jpg
Xenia Czifrik Senior Instructor Science 574-842-8047 Xénia Czifrík joined the Culver Academies' Science Department in 2004. She earned bachelor's and master's degrees in Physics from the Faculty of Science, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest, Hungary as well as a second bachelor's degree in English and Russian / Education from Teacher Training College, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest, Hungary. Prior to arriving at the Culver Academies, she taught mathematics at Saint Ann's School, Brooklyn, NY. Her areas of study and teaching interests include physics and various levels of mathematics including pre-calculus honors. Ms. Czifrík currently teaches Physics. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Ms. Czifrík is a Bout Committee Chair, Assistant Coach and Armourer for the Fencing Team. Ms. Czifrík is married to Mr. Chad Gard, who currently teaches Band, Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble, and private lessons in Percussion and Music Composition czifrix.jpg
Youvan, Justin Officer in Charge CMA Military Activities     YouvanJ.jpg