Meet The Team!

The DIGICOM Staff

David Vogel

CEO / Co-Founder

dvogel@digicomlearning.com

Larry Fulton

Visual Consultant / Co-Founder

larryfulton@mac.com

Stephen Heslin

COO

sheslin@digicomlearning.com

Max Finneran

Director of Programming

mfinneran@digicomlearning.com

 

Timothy Lentz

Head of Technology

tlentz@digicomlearning.com

 

Frank Guttler

Director of Curriculum

fguttler@digicomlearning.com

Jamie O’Neil

PSUSD DIGICOM TOSA

joneil@digicomlearning.com

Cain Crandall

DIGICOM Intern

ccrandall@digicomlearning.com

Donielle Gerrell

Elementary Instructional Specialist

dgerrell@digicomlearning.com

Michelle Rizzio

Office Administrator

mrizzio@digicomlearning.com

Cindy Bookout

Voice of DIGICOM

cbookout@digicomlearning.com

The DIGICOM Board

David Vogel

David Vogel served as President of Walt Disney Disney Pictures for 10 years. During his 25 year career he worked with Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese among many others. In 2010 he was awarded the title of “Ambassador” by the Palm Springs Unified School District for his creative contributions to Digicom.

Larry Fulton

Larry Fulton is a retired motion picture production designer whose credits include FRIED GREEN TOMATOES and THE SIXTH SENSE. Currently he makes short films and topical postcards which can be seen on his website: PostCardJourney.com.

Dr. Lee Grafton

Lee Grafton, Ph.D. is a Digital Media Specialist for the Palm Springs Unified School District. She is passionate about teaching and dedicated to promoting digital storytelling. Lee has been a teacher, director at Fortune 500 communications companies, and a professor at Wright State University and Miami University.

Doug Donenfeld

Doug Donenfeld, in addition to serving as a senior partner with the international law firm of SidleyAustin for 34 years, spent his entire career in leadership positions with non profit organizations with a focus on children. As Chairman of the Adler Planetarium, he initiated a Chicago public schools teacher training program to make astronomy relevant to children and as a board member of the Chicago’s League for Juvenile Justice, he worked to engage inter city children in after school programs as an alternative to distractions that often lead to criminal activity. His most recent public service is the immediate past Chairman of the Palm Springs Planning Commission.

Don Perry

Don Perry, has 37 years executive management experience in major corporate media companies including CBS, NBC, Clear Channel, and Viacom. Beyond Don’s distinguished career in the industry, he is active in the community, serving in executive leadership roles of community agencies such as the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership, FIND Foodbank, and Parc Andreas HOA.

Lauri Kibby

Ms. Kibby has 30 years experience in construction and development having started her career with Irvine Retail Properties where she worked on the development of 13 community centers and the remerchandising and positioning of Fashion Island, Newport Beach.  Kibby then went on to become CEO of a construction company specializing in the restoration and adaptive reuse of historic structures completing well over 150 projects in both San Francisco and Los Angeles.  In 2006 she left the construction business and went on to develop several small single-family residential subdivisions in S. California as well as entitling several hotel mixed use projects.

Eileen Stern

Eileen Stern was born and raised in Chicago. She and her husband Marv are full time residents of Palm Springs. Eileen has a retail background at Sears, covering diverse merchandise. In 1991, Eileen left Sears and joined forces with Leslie Frank to form FRANK & STERN, INC. a marketing and merchandising firm specializing in the development of retail programs. Since semi-retirement, Eileen has become a serial activist and fundraiser, creating events and raising funds for many worthy causes. In 2016, she chaired the first fundraiser for DIGICOM with a luncheon called “IT’S ALL ABOUT THE KIDS.” The 3rd Annual event will take place April, 2018.

Madonna Gerrell

Madonna has been working as Special Education and General Education teacher, literacy coach, and teacher on assignment for 30 years in the east valley in Coachella Valley Unified.  She has been a state reading presenter and instructor, a Palm Desert Brandman University professor, and involved in working with children from the age of 12 in Minnesota.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction.  She sees herself as a life-long learner.

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