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VDCI Staff - Helping You Succeed in your Career Education Program

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  • Ashley Woodward, BA

    Program Manager


    Ashley brings a wealth of project management and customer support experience to VDCI | cadteacher. She is the kind of person who makes everyone she meets feel 100% welcome, so she is a natural as our Program Manager. She is very engaged with our Policies and Procedures and ensures that our academic records are appropriately maintained to ensure a strong relationship with VDCI’s accreditation agency. Ash enjoys working with our students and helping them to succeed in their professional careers. She and her friends host some amazing art-oriented festivities- again, always making people feel welcome!

  • Gina Leenerts, BA (Cum Laude)

    Program Coordinator


    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.

  • Victoria Stover, BS

    Admissions Coordinator


    Victoria has always been an advocate of education. As the Admissions Coordinator, she enjoys guiding and assisting our students to help them further their careers to reach their greatest potential. She is a natural with communication and really tries to set herself apart from the rest with her kind-hearted enthusiasm. Vee also has a passion for the Musical Arts. She loves pushing conceptual boundaries with her music.

  • Al Whitley, MBA, AIA

    Founder & CEO
    Secretary/Treasurer, AIA San Diego
    Past Chair, Autodesk ATC Leadership Council
    Member, Autodesk University Advisory Council
    Autodesk Certified Instructor (ACI GOLD - 1 of 20 Awarded Globally)


    Al is a registered architect in the State of California. His architectural practice has received many awards for advancing technology. Al has been very active on many state, regional, national and global CAD and BIM leadership councils and think tanks. Al founded the UC San Diego Extension CAD and BIM programs in the early 1990s. He and his VDCI staff continue to enjoy a close relationship with the University. Al enjoys spending his off-time riding his BMW motorcycle, hiking in the local Cuyamaca mountains and trekking through Yosemite.

  • 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.

  • David Sellers, BArch

    Curriculum Manager, Academic Manager

    Autodesk Certified Instructor (ACI)
    Autodesk Certified Revit Professional
    Autodesk Certified AutoCAD Professional
    Autodesk Certified Fusion 360 Professional

    David has a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Penn State University. He has been using Autodesk programs for over 9 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.

  • 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.

  • Megan Lacy, BS Mechanical Engineering

    Academic Coordinator

    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.

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