Dr. Burdick shares information about our awesome graduates!
Good Luck to all of our 2014 graduates!
June Vodcast 2014 Hello, I am Debbi Burdick, the very proud superintendent of the Cave Creek Unified School District.
As we send off our Class of 2014 to college and careers and say goodbye to our preschool through junior students for the summer, I wanted to highlight some of our successful past graduates:
• Class of 1994, Angela Dirksen has been a professional actress in NYC and most recently was on episodes of Boardwalk Empire.
• Class of 1997, Erik Carpenter is on the film crew for the TV series, Mad Men.
• Class of 2000, Ryan Sims heads up the Ryan Sims band, recently releasing his first country album in Nashville. Previously he founded and performed with the award-winning rock group, Easton Ashe.
• Class of 2001, entrepreneur Steven Kmack, built a resort with his own hands, literally, a vacation spot on Lake Atitilan, Guatemala called La Fortuna.
• Class of 2002, Cody Dulaney is a U.S. Marine who served our country with two tours of duty in Iraq. He is finishing up his delayed degree in Business at N.A.U. and Alex Taus, class of 2005, was an Army Specialist in Operation Iraqi Feedom from 2007 to 2012. He was also interviewed by our graduate Alec Griffith for the Veteran's Heritage Project.
• Also Class of 2002, Jason Cupo and Kellen Marlow both received the Greaves Scholarship and both went onto study law. Jason is a practicing attorney in Phoenix and Kellen is a Deputy County Attorney in Arizona. They began their law careers together as Cupo and Marlow.
• Steven O'Connor, Class of 2006 was a former CSHS student body president, has produced several independent films, works in the entertainment industry in NY and currently is filming locally on Carefree, The Film.
• Class of 2008, Andrew Holding is working as a District Representative for Congressman Schweikert with returning to school for an advanced degree and Foreign Service as a goal for his future.
• Class of 2010, Alex Lazo just graduated from Georgetown with a Bachelors in Foreign Service in Culture and Politics and onto law school.
• Class of 2010, Varsity Pom's Brandi Atkins went onto dance with Disney Cruise Lines, Hong Kong Disneyland and now freelances with the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens.
• Class of 2010, Jaron Long is pitching for the single A Charleston River Dogs in the South Atlantic Coast League. The River Dogs are the NY Yankees single A Team.
• Class of 2011, Johann Beishline is co-owner and Director of Search Marketing of Foresold, a leading independent digital marketing company. After graduating from CSHS, he was a 3 year graduate from ASU in computer information systems. He was the CEO of Lezal Marketing which was then acquired by Foresold.
• And, what do the following people all have in common?
o Cameron Bender o James Carrick o Andrew Cupo o Desiree D'Ambrosi o Elissa Ericson o Jacob Goulder o Molly Gum o Carey Riner o Brittney Scherba o Erin Wagner
Of course, they are ALL CSHS faculty! We will leave the year of graduation off for this group.
Enjoy your summer and I will see you in August in our A+ Schools of Excellence! Thanks for listening.