Speaker Date Topic
Anthony Cordova, Dean of Instruction Dec 02, 2020 6:45 AM
CTEC Career & Technical Education at Bakersfield College
CTEC  Career & Technical Education at Bakersfield College

Anthony Cordova was born in Bakersfield, California. Attended Shafter High School and joined the military immediately after graduation. Anthony served in the Navy as a Boiler Technician for just over four years, completed three tours during the Gulf War, and decommissioned two Naval Vessels. Honorably discharged from the Navy, Anthony found employment with Solar Turbines a wholly own subsidiary of Caterpillar. For 13 years Anthony held various titles within the company which allowed him to commission three power plants which five years he held the position as the plant manager of a 34 Mega Watt Combined Heat Power Plant while earning his MBA.

Anthony began his employment with Synagro on May 20, 2013 as the Plant Manager of South Kern Composting Manufacturing Facility (SKCMF) and had the opportunity to focus on reducing the operating cost by implementing Lean Manufacturing methods, driving a safety culture, improving employee morale, increased Preventative Maintenance (PM) awareness and activities, expand and increase the involvement with the community of Taft, and strive for excellence for the entire operations.

Anthony has held the positions as Second Vice President (Director) on the Taft Chamber of Commerce, Director on the Taft Community Gardens, and Chairman of the Funds Development Committee (Director) on the Taft College Foundation. Anthony currently holds a public positon as a member of the Solid Waste Hearing Committee with the Kern County Board of Supervisors and Director on the Educational Foundation of the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Anthony held the positon of CTE Director at Bakersfield College which oversaw the management of Federal and Local Grants with an annual allocation of over 4.5 Million dollars. He currently is the Dean of Instruction of Engineering, Industrial Technology, Career Education and Bakersfield College Industrial Automation Bachelor’s Degree Program.  

Bakersfield College Choir Dec 16, 2020 6:45 AM
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Donna Schwartz Jan 06, 2021 6:45 AM
Ultimate Entrepreneur
Ultimate Entrepreneur

Founder and CEO of Ultimate Entrepreneur, Donna Schwartz, is loving life every day and is the leader who helps others create and live their ideal life.

She grew up in Pomona, California and graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a major in physical and health education. She taught physical education, dance as an elective, language arts, and social studies in both junior high and high schools in California and Pennsylvania.

She founded and owned an industrial safety products and fire extinguisher service business for 10 years while also creating a cheerleader, dance, and color guard team business for schools and competition teams. She cofounded an organization which became Pep and Pageantry Arts Association of Central California which continues to hold 7 Winter Guard competitions for Cheerleading, Drum Lines, Dance, and Color Guards teams each year. Her passion is helping kids, as well as adults, build self confidence to live their ideal lives using the principles she learned in personal development.

She has personally studied under many leaders within the personal development industry. These include Zig Ziglar, Jim Rohn, Dennis Waitley, Tony Robbins, Jerry Clark,John Maxwell, Les Brown, Ona Brown, Robert Kiyosaki, T.Harv Eker, Sean Akor, Andy Andrew, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Bob Davis, and Richard Chang and many others. She has taken courses from Howard College for entrepreneurs, Landmark Education, Nouveau Riche College for Real Estate Investors, and Liberty League

Anna Marie Jan 13, 2021 6:45 AM
Happy Whole You
Happy Whole You

Originally from Michigan, Anna Marie resides in Bakersfield, California with her husband and two children. She decided to move to California after college to seek a new life and a new "her". She quickly realized, however, that all she really needed was a healthier brain and new mindset. After discovering this, Anna Marie has embodied the essence of Happy Whole You (Happy Whole You is the name of her brand and local brain heath and wellness center in Bakersfield) by applying positivity to all aspects of her life and sharing this system with others through education, her holistic health practice, life coaching, consulting, workshops, and books.

To learn more about Anna Marie and her Happy Whole You center visit www.HappyWholeYou.com or follow her @HappyWholeYou on Instagram & Facebook

Amy Thelen - VP of Bitwise Jan 20, 2021 6:45 AM
The Bitwise ecosystem and Bakersfield
The Bitwise ecosystem and Bakersfield

Amy Thelen is the Vice President of Bitwise, Bakersfield. Born and raised in Bakersfield, Amy spent time living in San Diego, Utah, and Austin before moving home to put down roots. With more than 10 years of experience in software sales, Amy brings a unique perspective to our Bitwise ecosystem. As Vice President of Bitwise, Bakersfield, Amy is in charge of shaping the Bitwise ecosystem to fit Bakersfield’s personality. Amy oversees the Bitwise Bakersfield campus, managing multiple projects while ensuring we’re creating a place for the community that is diverse, inclusive, and progressive. Her dream job would be the starting forward for the Women’s National Soccer team, but since that train has likely passed, she figures the next best thing would be working in an industry that will forever change our future.

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Melanie Farmer, CEO Mar 24, 2021 6:45 AM
Downtown Business Association