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Track & Field
BA, Boston College
Kyle comes to Cate with a host of global experiences and passions for music, travel and working with young adults. After graduating from an east coast boarding school, Kyle continued onto Boston College where he majored in Communications and Education Policy. His passions, purpose and commitment to service through education has led him to teach and serve in a variety of settings from Newark, NJ to Africa and Thailand. His experiences, positive attitude and boundless energy lend a global perspective that is shared and celebrated at Cate.
In addition to serving on Cate’s Admission team, Kyle’s presence is felt throughout campus as an Advisor, and Head Track & Field Coach.
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Cate School 2006
Hamilton College B.S.
University of Pennsylvania MS. Ed.
Vanessa first arrived to Cate as freshman boarder from Santa Ana, California through the A Better Chance Program. She graduated from Cate in 2006 and ventured to Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. After graduating, Vanessa returned to Cate for two years to start her career in admission. In 2012 Vanessa moved to the New York City area to grow professionally and to pursue a graduate degree in education at the University of Pennsylvania. Though not new to Cate, Vanessa has recently come back to be Cate’s Director of Financial Assistance. What keeps her coming back? The community, the campus’ beauty, and Cate’s commitment to offering young people a quality education that includes so much more than academics without sacrificing academic rigor. In addition to her work in Admission, Vanessa is a dorm parent and serves as a student advisor.
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Cate School 2008
BA, Gonzaga University
MA, Gonzaga Unversity
Dave is a Carpinteria native, growing up in the city known for the California Avocado Festival and the “World’s Safest Beach”. After graduating from Cate in 2008, Dave found his way to the inland northwest, completing four years at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA where he graduated with a degree in broadcast studies and journalism. During his time at Gonzaga, Dave worked with several media outlets as well as working in digital journalism. He also served as the vice president of the Kennel Club, Gonzaga’s student athletic fan club…Go Zags!
Dave returned to the Mesa after graduation to take a role in Cate’s communications office. Now in the admission office, Dave looks forward to looking for and working with the next group of Rams. When he’s not in the office, Dave can be found coaching football and baseball at Cate or walking his dog, Sammy, around campus. Dave lives in High House, where he serves as a dorm head, with his wife, Maureen.
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BFA, Savannah College of Art and Design
Carter comes to Cate with extensive knowledge and passion for the prep school world. Having graduated from Blair Academy, a boarding school in New Jersey, she then went on to Savannah College of Art and Design and earned a BFA in Advertising & Marketing Design, focusing on social media strategy, photography, and communications.
Prior to moving west, Carter served in several admissions offices and marketing roles at boarding schools across New England. Carter has also served as an advisor, dorm dean, community life leader, and social media manager.
Carter grew up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, so she’s no stranger to Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs and Old Bay seasoning. In her free time, you’ll find Carter exploring the local eateries and coffee shops, taking long backroad drives in her Jeep, swimming laps, or staying in with a latte and a good puzzle. Carter resides on campus with her cats, Juniper and Waffles.
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BA, MA, San Diego State University
Joseph was born and raised in Santa Barbara, where he attended K-12, played basketball, and enjoyed the beach. A first-generation high school graduate from Dos Pueblos in 2004, he then attended 3 different community colleges trying to find his passion. He ultimately graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelors in Sociology and Masters in Postsecondary Education Leadership, and Specialization in Student Affairs. Eager to give back to his community and encourage future generations of high school students to experience the treasure of education, Joseph moved back to his hometown to work for Santa Barbara City College’s Enrollment and Retention Services department. At the same time, he started his journey at Cate, becoming an Assistant Coach for Boys Varsity Basketball (go Rams!).
In 2017, he moved to Ventura and started working for Ventura College as an Outreach Specialist, again giving back to the community that gave so much to him. He and his wife Laura continue to live in Ventura and are parents to Mila and Luca, both of whom attend the Cate Early Learning Center.
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BA, Montclair State University
Tim began his boarding school career at Governor’s Academy in the Dean of Students Office and, over the past 25 years, has served in a variety of administrative positions domestically as well as internationally. Tim has been a Dean of Residential Life, an Athletic Director, and the Director of Upper School Admission at the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., before moving west to be the Director of Admissions at Midland School.
Tim is a true boarding school veteran who is our Head Cross Country Coach and Assistant Track Coach. He is the Dorm Head of Cook House West, junior and senior boys. The opportunity to educate the whole person is what keeps him working at boarding schools. Tim and his wife Christina, who also works at Cate, have raised three boys together on different campuses, or as he likes to say, in the last great neighborhoods! Their youngest son is entering the 11th grade at Cate. Tim grew up in Bergen County, New Jersey, only a few towns away from Cate Athletic Director Wade Ransom.
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Lynn manages daily operations as well as maintaining the admission database. Oftentimes, Lynn is the first person from Cate to speak with prospective students and their families as she sets up campus visits or clarifies the application process. In addition, she is responsible for the work behind the scenes in managing Enrollment and Re-enrollment. She also enjoys her work with the Director of Financial Assistance and more recently Student Services.
Lynn lives in Carpinteria with her husband Jim and their two sons Ryder ’17 and Gage.
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BA, Antioch University
Hayley grew up in Carpinteria and went on to graduate from Antioch University with a Bachelors in Liberal Arts. Hayley is often the first person to speak with prospective students and their families as she sets up campus visits, interviews, and assists families through the application process. In addition, she supports Cate’s Tour Guide Program and Admission Events.
Hayley lives in Ventura with her husband Joe and their two daughters Sienna ’27 and Naomi. They can be found on the weekends enjoying the waves at Rincon Beach.