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VDCI Staff - Helping You Succeed in your Career Education Journey

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  • CEO David Sellers

    David Sellers, BArch

    CEO | Senior Job Captain
    Autodesk Certified Instructor (ACI SILVER - Certified >5 Years)
    Autodesk Certified Professional: AutoCAD, Revit, Fusion 360
    Adobe Visual Design Specialist
    SketchUp Certified 3D Warehouse Content Developer

    David has a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Penn State University. He has been teaching Autodesk programs for over 10 years and enjoys working and teaching in the architectural industry. In addition to working with the Autodesk suite, he has significant experience in 3D modeling, the Adobe Creative Suite, and SketchUp. David enjoys spending his free time with his wife biking, playing ultimate Frisbee, and listening to audiobooks by the fire.

  • Gina Leenerts

    Gina Leenerts, BA (Cum Laude)

    Student Services Manager

    gleenerts@vdci.edu

    Gina enjoys contributing to a team that empowers people to pursue their career education passions - regardless of their current stage in life. Whether she is directly engaging with a student or setting up a framework behind the scenes, her mind is geared towards innovation and efficiency. In her off-time, Gina paints beautiful still-life acrylics, blogs about creative experiences she enjoys for fun in San Diego, and she enjoys singing karaoke with her friends. She is known to do an outstanding rendition of Beyonce's version of "Spirit," from the Lion King.

  • Franklin Ebalida

    Franklina Ebalida, BA

    Program Coordinator

    febalida@vdci.edu

    Franklin has a strong background in higher education administration. He has worked in post-secondary education for five years where he cultivated knowledge and experience from admissions, enrollment operations, and executive-level support administration. He was born in the Philippines and was raised in San Diego. He is a cow enthusiast and loves to play and coach volleyball. Other hobbies, he loves are League of Legends and obtaining software certifications

  • Megan Lacy

    Megan Lacy, BS Mechanical Engineering

    Academic Coordinator

    mlacy@vdci.edu

    Megan has a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from San Diego State University, and is currently pursuing a master's degree in Education from Point Loma Nazarene University. She has a can-do attitude and is passionate about creating positive educational experiences to empower lifelong learners. In her free time, Megan enjoys exploring local hiking trails, cooking new recipes, and curling up with a good book.

  • Kimberly Savo

    Kimberly Savo, BA

    Admissions Coordinator

    ksavo@vdci.edu

    Kimberly is part of the Student Services Team at VDCI and is responsible for assisting prospective students choose the best training path based on their needs. She loves hearing about people’s goals and helping them achieve them. She works closely with the rest of the Student Services Team to ensure the best experience for every student. Kimberly was born and raised in Bristol Bay, Alaska before moving to San Diego to pursue a bachelor’s degree in education. She also has an associate’s degree in liberal arts and is a 200 hour certified yoga instructor. She enjoys spending time with family, reading, hiking and roller skating.

  • Christian Garcia

    Christian Garcia, BBA

    Administrative Assistant

    Christian is the "person behind the scenes" who is regularly analyzing the data on student satisfaction, compiling the analytics on student performance and on student achievement outcomes. Christian is a true team player. With an undergraduate degree in Business Administration, he is a creative problem solver and excels (pun intended) on managerial accounting and complex data analysis. Christian is an avid sportsman. He enjoys working out, jogging on the beach, and putting together a soccer match with his friends.


  • John Menvielle

    John Menvielle, BA

    Multimedia Specialist

    John earned his BA in Visual Arts from UC San Diego. He received Provost Honors for three years from the University, and is a member of the National Honor Society, Phi Sigma Theta. Exceptionally talented, John is always updating the VDCI instructional vids to provide our students the best possible user experience for learning. When John is not geeking out with his amazing audio and video tools, you can find him hiking and camping in the local Laguna Mountains, or biking on the scenic routes to and from Torrey Pines to Downtown.

  • Autodesk Certified Instructor - GOLD ACI - Al Whitley

    In Memorium - Al Whitley, MBA, AIA

    Founder & Former CEO

    Al was the Founder and CEO of VDCI | cadteacher for over 20 years. Al passed away in August of 2020. Al's vision was for the advancement and employment of aspiring young professionals in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industries.

    Learn more about Al and the Al Whitley Memorial Scholarship Fund here.



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