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Director of Mesa Association Giving 805.684.4127 ext. 266


BA, Florida State University

Appointed: 2022

Alison joined Cate School as the Director of Mesa Association Giving in 2022. She is responsible for engaging with key teams of volunteers to help Cate meet its annual fund goals. She comes to Cate with twelve years of experience in independent schools in the United States and abroad. Before joining Cate, Alison was the Associate Director of Leadership Gifts at Webb in Claremont, CA. She lives in Santa Barbara and enjoys traveling, hiking, reading, gardening, and all things beach-related.


Advancement Associate / 805-684-4127 ext. 215

Appointed: 2023

Beth joined Cate as the Advancement Associate in 2023, with more than ten years of experience in hospitality and event management. Before her career in hospitality, she worked in the surf industry as the Southern California regional sales representative for Rip Curl clothing, swim, and snow apparel. She is an avid surfer and ranked #1 in her division, competing in the National Scholastic Surfing Association (N.S.S.A.) while attending college.

When not on campus, Beth enjoys early morning surf sessions, skiing, hiking, backpacking, and the outdoors. Beth grew up in the Ojai Valley, where she lives with her husband CJ, daughter Piper, and their two dogs.


Advancement & Communications Manager / 805-684-4127 ext. 285


BS, California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
Appointed: 2020

As Advancement & Communications Manager, Guille is responsible for prospect and foundation research, communications, and program management of Cate’s key stewardship programs. Guille previously worked for the Santa Barbara Foundation, where she managed various grant programs, including Health Care, Behavioral Health, Youth Leadership, and grants to empower disadvantaged populations. Guille graduated from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture and is an alumna of the National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI) Executive Leadership Program, the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Executive Education Program, and the Center for Creative Leadership. Guille is an advocate of women’s issues and co-founded the Santa Barbara Latina Leaders Network (SBLLN) and the Santa Barbara Latino Giving Circle. She is a trustee of the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara and a member of the Association for Women in Communications.

Guille was born in Zacatecas, Mexico, and lives with her husband and daughter in Santa Barbara.

Director of Institutional Advancement / 805-684-4127 ext. 281

BA, University of Denver
Appointed: 2011

Andrew holds a Bachelor of the Arts in Communications from the University of Denver. He first joined the Cate community in the Spring of 2011 when he came to the Mesa to serve as the Boys’ varsity lacrosse coach, and in August 2011, Andrew moved into Long House and joined the Office of Advancement as the Alumni Director.

Director of Stewardship & Parent Engagement / 805-684-4127 ext. 269


BA, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Appointed: 2016

Lindsay joined the Cate community in 2016 as Director of Advancement, and in 2024, following the completion of the For Cate and Forever campaign, became Director of Stewardship & Parent Engagement. A native of Los Angeles, Lindsay received her B.A. in Cultural Anthropology at UMass Amherst and M.A. in Social Science and Comparative Education at UCLA. Her professional experience includes advancement positions at The Buckley School, UCLA Anderson School of Management, UCLA Alumni Association, and the Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance. She recently joined the Board of The Advancement Exchange for Independent Schools (AeXIS), a nonprofit association dedicated to supporting independent school advancement professionals throughout California. Lindsay and her husband Eric live on the Mesa and are proud parents of Cate students Nate ’25 and Chelsea ’28.


Director of Major Gifts & Special Events / 805-684-8409 ext. 286

BA, Colorado College
Appointed: 2012

A native Californian, Sarah returned to the West Coast and joined Cate’s advancement team as Special Gifts and Events director in 2012 after 17 years of living in New England. Sarah’s background in art history served her well in a decade-long stint as docent for high school students at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is a graduate of Santa Catalina School and Colorado College. Through her long association with independent schools, she has spent countless hours volunteering. She enjoys books, movies, yoga, and taking long walks at low tide in Santa Barbara.

Alumni Engagement Manager / (805) 684-4127 ext. 224


BA, Boston College
Appointed: 2022

Originally from Jakarta, Indonesia, Emily Sosrodjojo joined the Cate community in 2010 as a sophomore and graduated from the Mesa in 2013. She attended the Lynch School of Education at Boston College and graduated with a degree in Elementary School Education and Applied Psychology and Human Development. Emily spent five years in the classroom teaching second and fourth grade students before encountering the opportunity to return to the Mesa to work in the Advancement Office. She is excited to be working at her Alma Mater and looks forward to engaging and connecting Cate alumni with current students. Whether she is visiting family in Indonesia or exploring new locations, Emily is always looking for new food to try, trails to hike, and books to read.