Career Night Information
Below is a list of career volunteers and their job titles and organizations grouped under major career categories. Use this list to help find the volunteers you want to visit during Career Night based on your general interests. Keep in mind that most of these jobs relate to more than one category, so read through the entire list to find the careers that might interest you. Have fun exploring new careers!
Careers related to Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
Margaret Engelbert, Manager of Accounts at McCormick and Company. Stop by my table to learn about how I’ve used my degree in Food Technology to work with Food Scientists, Marketers, and Chefs to develop bulk spices, seasonings, and flavors to sell to food companies such as Wendy's, Pepsi, McDonald's. I moved into sales to call on food manufacturers.
Cherise Kent, Green Corps Coordinator at Holden Forests & Gardens. Stop by my table to learn about Holden Forests & Gardens (HF&G) that not only hosts beautiful living collections, but our staff also participates in conservation and research efforts. HF&G's plant scientists, foresters, gardeners, and ecologists assess forests' health, evaluate pests, and sustain green infrastructure while teaching community members to do the same!
Jon Cepek, Wildlife Ecologist with Cleveland Metroparks. Stop by my table to learn about how I provide professional expertise for the conservation and management of wildlife and wildlife habitat across Cleveland Metroparks 24,000+ acres including the management of human-wildlife conflict. I lead research and monitoring efforts of multiple wildlife species and also assist with wildlife disease surveillance.
Dan Veloski, Community Outreach - Human Resources with Cleveland Metroparks. Stop by my table to learn about the hundreds of amazing careers, and full time, part time & seasonal job opportunities available at YOUR award-winning Cleveland Metroparks and nationally-acclaimed Zoo.
Lola Lewis, Regional Urban Forester & Service Forest Coordinator/John Kehn, Regional Urban Forester & Service Forest Coordinator/Jasmine Pierce, Forester all with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry. Stop by our table to learn about careers in natural resources and conservation, including State Forest Land management, Fire & Conservation, and land stewardship.
Edward Smith, Consultant, International Energy Development (Self-employed). Stop by my table to learn about how I provide advice and guidance to countries dealing with various energy issues and how your skills and interests in math and science can lead to engineering that can make the world a better place.
Careers related to Architecture & Constructions
Dave Del Regno, Project Manager with Precision Environmental. Stop by my table to learn about a career that is waiting for you right now. I estimate and manage project related to environmental remediation, asbestos abatement and selective demolition.
Barry DiJulius, Cement Masonry Trade Instructor with Cement Masons 404 JATC. Stop by my table to learn about a career in the Concrete Construction Industry. I provide training to apprentices in the Cement Masonry field.
Honoria Jala, Estimator/Project Engineer with Next Generation Construction. Stop by my table to learn how I provide costs in construction projects. I am responsible for technical and engineering elements to complete the project.
Michael Kilbane, Structural/Ornamental Iron Worker with Ironworkers Union, Local 17, Cleveland. Stop by my table to learn about the fabrication and erection of structural, ornamental, reinforcing steel (bridges, buildings, stadiums, mills, etc).
Ray McLaughlin, Millwright Pile Driver Business Representative, Indiana Kentucky Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters. Stop by my table to learn about a career in Carpentry, Millwrights and Pile Driving. My organization trains Carpenters, Millwrights, Floorlayers and Pile Drivers.
Nick Muhvic, Architect with LDA Architects, Inc. Stop by my table to learn about Architects and Building Design. I Design Buildings, Develop Construction Drawings, and oversee Construction. I’m also on the Fairview Park Planning & Design Commission.
Michael Walter, Cement Mason with Cement Masons Local 404. Stop by my table to learn about a career in the concrete field. A cement mason works in all phases of finishing and pouring concrete.
Tim Calvey, Industrial Manager with Great Lakes Construction. Stop by my table to learn about skilled trades millwrights and construction.
Careers related to Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications
Dan Bozin, Producer / Videographer / Media Manger with Bozin Media Group LLC. Stop by my table to learn about media production. I contract with television networks, production companies across the USA and in Los Angeles, New York, and Nashville and work with actors, singers, and many social media stars, as well as the USA Olympic Swim Team "USA SWIMMING NBC SPORTS.”
Thomas Bubnick, User Experience Manager with BoxCast. Stop by my table to learn about User Experience (UX)! A career that is part design, part research, and growing in tech (and many other industries). My job involves user experience design and research for BoxCast, a live video streaming platform.
Tony Hanf, Production Manager with Playhouse Square. Stop by my table to learn about live entertainment, concert tours, working with celebrities, the advantages of learning a trade vs. going to college, and the importance of labor unions. I prepare the theatre to receive whatever show or concert is coming to town.
Christy Harst, Voice Over Actor with Christy Harst Voice Over. Stop by my table to learn about voice acting. I am currently the national voice of John Deere. My voice has been heard on the World Series, Monday Night Football and the NBA finals. I work out of my home that is equipped with a broadcast quality StudioBricks studio.
Brian Love, Journalist with West Life. Stop by my table to learn about working at a newspaper. I cover Fairview Park, and other communities for West Life.
Keli Schimelpfenig, Photographer with Shiny Penny Studios. Stop by my table to learn about running a professional photography business. I own a portrait and wedding photography studio.
Mike Wypasek, Lawyer/Stand-Up Comedian/Film Production. Stop by my table to learn about the reality of lawyering and how to be funny.
Sean Beckwith, Game Presentation and Marketing Coordinator for the Cleveland Monsters and Cleveland Charge with Cleveland Cavaliers LLC. Stop by my table to learn about the amazing world of working within the sports industry! I help make gamedays memorable at Cleveland Charge (NBA G-League) and Cleveland Monsters (AHL) games while occasionally assisting at Cavaliers games. I also assist in our marketing department and oversee our Kids Clubs and outside community events.
Colleen Ticherich, American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter. I work as an ASL/English interpreter. Stop by my table to learn about sign language as a career in school, cruises, theatre, and more! I work in schools, but also theatres, doctor’s offices, hospitals, outdoors, motorcycle school, college, welding class, cosmetology, and more! Anywhere a Deaf person goes, I get to go!
Ronald Repasy, Simulation Operation Specialist with Cleveland Clinic. Stop by my table to learn about how I work with Cleveland Clinic staff to develop simulation scenarios. I also repair and conduct maintenance of high-fidelity manikins and other technologies in our center.
Alicia Hrubey, Executive Director/Music Therapist with In Harmony Therapeutic Services. Stop by my table to learn about my work as the Executive Director and Founder of In Harmony Therapeutic Services, a nonprofit organization that specializes in providing trauma-informed music therapy services (www.inharmonyservices.org). Additionally, I am a member of the faculty of Baldwin Wallace University's music therapy program.
Tim Gallagher, Policy & Strategic Communications Senior Project Lead/Lindsay Yesenko, Public Outreach Lead/Molly Kearns, Digital Media Specialist all with NASA Glenn Research Center. Stop by our table to learn about Policy and Strategic Communications at NASA Glenn. This includes coordinating around 50 internships each year for Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) Internship Project and managing Public Outreach by going around the country and teaching the public about Space Communications and Navigation. You’ll also learn about the digital media for SCaN which includes social media and creating educational materials for the public.
Kellie DuBay Gillis, Environmental Scientist/Communications Specialist with Eastern Research Group. Stop by my table to learn about how I help the Environmental Protection Agency communicate with the public about regulations, new programs, and environmental data related to water quality, climate change, solid waste/recycling, and circular economy issues.
Careers related to Business Management & Administration
Susan Denton, Senior Recruiter for Finance & Legal with CDW. Stop by my table to learn about my work hiring for finance and legal roles at CDW, a large tech company.
Annie Dunn, District City Manager (Sales/HR) with Sherwin Williams. Stop by my table to learn about current career opportunities with room for growth! I manage our Sherwin Williams retail stores and recruit talent for our management trainee programs.
Monica Irwin, Human Resources with Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital. Stop by my table to learn about my work to manage and support the staff at Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital.
Susan Love, Real Estate Agent with Howard Hannah. Stop by my table to learn about buying and selling houses. I help buyers and sellers with real estate transactions.
Samson Strawder, Consumer & Analytics Consultant for Information Resources, Inc. Stop by my table to learn about insider secrets on how companies use all your information to manipulate how you shop and how those chips got in your cart! I use data, statistics, and business acumen to provide thought leadership and analytical/consumer insight for a vast array of topics for one of the largest food distributors in the world.
Amy Hiltabidel, Licensing Manager, NASA Glenn Research Center. Stop by my table to learn about where your STEM education and background can take you. STEM is a great launch pad to many career paths! My background is polymer engineering - from Research & Development to large-scale manufacturing. I manage a portfolio of intellectual property. I market these properties for development by commercial entities via patent licensing. I oversee and administer all patent licensing activities at NASA GRC.
Sarah Wering, Targeted Marketing Manager, Vitalant. Stop by my table to learn about blood donation and how I use marketing to drive your behavior. I work for a blood bank (Vitalant). I am a product marketer. I handle B2B marketing and B2C marketing in my role.
Emily Wasserbauer, Real Estate Agent with Russell Real Estate Services. Stop by my table to learn about being a real estate agent. I am a real estate agent working for Russell Real Estate Services. This career is my way of combining my love of helping people with my knowledge in homes and lifelong background in real estate. I do not consider myself the “salesy” type, but I very much enjoy educating people to help them make decisions with confidence and acting as the facilitator in their transactions.
Careers related to Education and Training
Keith Ahearn, Superintendent with Fairview Park City Schools. Stop by my table to learn about opportunities in education and educational leadership. I am the Chief Operating Officer for the Fairview Park City Schools and oversee the organization.
Jessica Atwood, Teacher (Licensed 7-12 Integrated Social Studies) with Fairview Park City Schools. Stop by my table to learn about the education field.
Mary Moore, Intervention Specialist with Fairview Park City Schools. Stop by my table to learn about my job as a 10th grade intervention specialist at FHS and how I co-teach four subjects.
Nick Gresko, Childcare/Cuyahoga County Executive with Horizon Education Centers. Stop by my table to learn about childcare and education.
Sarah Hudson, Career Development Specialist with Lorain County Community College. Stop by my table to learn about how I help college students choose their career and get ready for work when they graduate. I work with students to help them figure out what they would like to study in college.
Bethany Johnson, Educator and Facilitator with Young Adult Resource Center (YRC) - Ohio Means Jobs. Stop by my table to learn about funding towards a Career Technical Education Program. I provide Career Exploration courses to youth that include resume prep, life skills, financial fitness and information about the YRC's Career Technical Education Program.
John Mandula, Sports Official with Respect the Ref. Stop by my table to learn about how to become a sports official. I officiate sporting events.
Melissa Snively, Director of School-Based Programs with Horizon Education Centers. Stop by my table to learn about how you can make a difference in the lives of children! I help to support Horizon Education Centers' out of school time programs (summer, before, and afterschool) located within school buildings.
Diane Xander, Director of Pupil Personnel and Satellite Programming/Cindy Crisler, Enrollment Coordinator both with Polaris Career Center. Stop by our table to learn about High School and Post-Secondary Career and College options at Polaris Career Center. Polaris Career Center can introduce students to a variety of career fields and postsecondary college options and training programs, and college credit that can be earned during high school.
Careers related to Finance
Paige Arutyunov, Sr. Client Manager with American Express. Stop by my table to learn about my work for American Express on the acceptance side of their business. My job focuses on financial analysis and understanding how businesses interact with their buyers.
Justin Hein, Financial Advisor with Raymond James. Stop by my table to learn about how I build and manage financial portfolios for my clients.
Tim Jackson, Managing Director with Integra Realty Resources – Cleveland. Stop by my table to learn about my work as the managing director of the IRR Cleveland office. We are commercial real estate consultants, providing a wide variety of services. This includes appraisals for finance and estate work, tax appeals, market studies, and general consulting with owners and developers. Much of our work is completed for clients such as national and regional lending institutions, federal, state, and local governments, life insurance companies, private equity funds, pension funds, Fortune 500 companies, and we consult in early-stage development alongside owners/developers.
Michael Prcela, Municipal Advisor with Sudsina and Associates. Stop by my table to learn about I provide financial analysis and structuring advice to public entities looking to access the capital markets by borrowing through the issuance of municipal bonds. I have represented the Fairview Park City School District over the last 10 years.
Susan Vasu, Financial Advisor with Landing Point Financial Group. Stop by my table to learn about helping people gain financial stability and plan for financial security.
Careers related to Government and Public Administration
Kathryn Crestani, Enterprise Biosolids and Residuals Superintendent, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District. Stop by my table to learn about how to turn poop into power. I oversee the solids handling processes for wastewater treatment. We incinerate 130 dry tons of material daily, and recover energy to produce 1.5 megawatts of electricity. The residual ash is recycled to make dirt. My work is management, coordination, planning, budgeting, and problem solving. It has elements of STEM, sustainability, innovation, and public administration.
Matt Hrubey, Business Services Manager with Cuyahoga County. Stop by my table to learn about how to run the operations of a billion-dollar government with a smile on your face. I lead a team of six responsible for all facets of business services for the Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, contract management, budgeting, and the administration of major capital projects. I oversee multiple budgets which collectively exceed $50 million.
Yong Kim, Recruiter with Ohio Army National Guard. Stop by my table to learn the Ohio Army National Guard.
Cody Casey, Recruiter with the US Army. Stop by my table to learn about the next generation of Soldiers for the Army.
Michael Kriner, Career Counselor with the US Army. Stop by my table to learn about the different opportunities and benefits the US Army has to offer.
Staff Sergeant Tanner Arledge, Career Counselor with the US Air Force. Stop by my table to learn about careers, opportunities, and benefits of serving in the United States Air and Space Force. My job is to be the Air Force Liaison in the community to discuss careers, opportunities, and benefits offered in the Air Force.
Careers related to Health Science
Sue Campbell, Registered Dietitian with Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital. Stop by my table to learn about outpatient nutrition counseling to patients needing diet education for weight loss, diabetes, and cardiac issues.
Christine DeCorte, Director of Imaging Services/Bridget King, Ultrasound Supervisor/Tara Zicari, XRay Lead Technologist all with Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital. Stop by our table to learn about imaging….it’s what’s on the inside that counts! We can tell you about imaging professionals including CT scan, MRI, Ultrasound and X-ray.
Cassie Finney, Pharmacy Technician/Assistant Manager Pharmacy Operations with Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital. Stop by my table to learn about the multiple career opportunities in pharmacy. I supervise daily operations of the Fairview Inpatient Pharmacy which includes reviewing, analyzing, evaluating, and assessing the technical operations of these areas to ensure safe and efficient workflow.
Susan Goray, Respiratory Therapist with Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital. Stop by my table to learn about becoming a Respiratory Therapist. I assist in many ways with Respiratory patients from breathing treatments to airway placement during CPR and ventilator management.
Tarini Gunaratne, Doctor with Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital. Stop by my table to learn about being a resident at Fairview Hospital. I am also the Wellness officer, so while caring for patients I also care for the wellbeing of my fellow residents with organizing events every month.
Ronak Shah, Medical Resident with Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital. Stop by my table to learn about my work as a doctor in training under physician supervision.
Dr. John Heimke, Cosmetic-Implant Dentistry with Oral Design-Cleveland, The Facial Aesthetic Designers, Inc. Stop by my table to learn about Oral Design, Aesthetic, and Implant Dentistry.
Kevin Kasick, Dentist with Fairview Park Dental Care. Stop by my table to learn about what it is like to be a dentist. I’m a medical professional who specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases of the mouth.
Julia Lachowski Palombi, Case management social worker with Cleveland Clinic. Stop by my table to learn about how social work is used in the healthcare system and how social workers are an integral part of a patient’s treatment team. I am an Emergency Department social worker. I support the medical team in the care and discharge planning of ER patients.
Bryan Lashuk, Respiratory Therapist with Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital. Stop by my table to learn about being a front-line caregiver and making a difference in for those in need. I provide respiratory interventions to maintain a patient’s breathing status.
Connie Obrycki, Speech-Language Pathologist/Jen Sheridan, Speech-Language Pathologist both with Fairview Park City Schools. Stop by my table to learn about the different career paths you can take as a speech-language pathologist. From schools to hospitals, babies to adults, a career as an SLP provides flexibility and choice in your work environment. We work as school-based, speech language pathologists, providing speech/language therapy to students with disabilities. Within the school we work with students with a variety of needs: articulation, stuttering, language, social skills, hearing impairments. and augmentative/alternative communication.
Carrie Lundenberger, Pediatric Occupational Therapist with Cleveland Clinic Hospital for Rehabilitation. Stop by my table to learn about how we help children (and their families) work toward independence with participation in their everyday activities.
Shannon Prater, Clinical Pharmacist with Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital. Stop by my table to learn about the cool things you get to do as an inpatient clinical pharmacist.
Brianna Latta, Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist with Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital. Stop by my table to learn about the different types of pharmacists and the wide variety of areas you can work within this profession.
Careers related to Human Services
Jason Eberly, Child protection services supervisor with Cuyahoga County. Stop by my table to learn about a career in child protective services as well as a career as a social worker. I have a master’s degree in social work from UNC Chapel Hill. I work at Cuyahoga County Children and Family Services as a supervisor of investigation.
Kelly Evans, Family Support Liaison with Lifebanc. Stop by my table to learn about the varied field of social work, specifically how it relates to end of life and organ donation. I am a master level social worker with my Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW). I am currently working with families that have a loved ones who is eligible to be an organ donor. I work with the family during the initial trauma/grief and provide support to them during the donation process.
Holly Leach, Licensed Independent Social Worker with Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections. Stop by my table to learn about versatility of careers in social work, corrections, and mental health. I’m currently employed by the state of Ohio at Grafton Correctional Institution. I work in the psychiatric unit within the prison providing mental health services, crisis assessments. I have knowledge about many careers in social work and criminal justice system.
Coryn Neylon, Hairstylist with Coryn Neylon HAIR. Stop by my table to learn about the ins and outs of haircoloring, cutting, and styling, as well as social media and photography.
Derek Rader, Talent Acquisition Manager with OhioGuidestone. Stop by my table to learn about careers in community counseling, substance use disorder treatment, workforce development training, early childhood mental health services, psychiatric care and more! I manage the Talent Acquisition Department at OhioGuidestone. OhioGuidestone provides mental health counseling, substance use disorder treatment, workforce training, early childhood mental health and more.
Clare Rosser, Chief of Strategic Initiatives with with Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County. Stop by my table to learn about many ways to help people who are struggling with mental illness or addiction, and lead community change and social justice efforts for behavioral health care.
Careers related to Information Technology
Sarah Carpenter, Branch Services Librarian/ Jesse Sanders, Library Branch Manager with Cuyahoga County Public Library- Fairview Park Branch. Stop by our table to learn about library services. Librarians answer reference questions from the public, create educational programming, and create connections within the community.
Joshua Stoessner, IT and Project Manager with Paramount Business Jets. Stop by my table to learn about the part that project managers play in your daily life. I manage all of our company's external software development providers as well as work with our internal team to develop new features for our IT/software products.
Careers related to Science, Technology, and Engineering
Richard Krock, Retired, Sr. VP Regulatory and Technical Affairs, The Vinyl Institute. Stop by my table to learn about chemical engineers' role in sustainable use of materials and resources. I’m a Professional Chemical Engineer and I currently consult with plastics industry manufacturers on regulatory and technical matters through VyChlor Advisors, LLC.
Dianne Sumego, Wastewater/Water Engineer with dms water solutions co., llc. Stop by my table to learn about wastewater and water engineering projects.
Jeffrey Malek, Ohio Safety Manager Environmental, Health, and Safety for Manufacturing with Charter Steel. Stop by my table to learn about careers in the environmental, health, and safety field.
Careers related to Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
Linda Castro, Detective with Solon Police Department. Stop by my table to learn about law enforcement from traffic stops to digital evidence collection. I did patrol for 8 years and currently work as a detective. I do general case work including investigations of sexual assault, robbery, organized crime, drug trafficking and financial fraud. I’m also a mobile device examiner and use digital forensics to solve cases based on information collected by cell phones.
Missy Jones, Official Court Reporter/Shannon Oblinger, Official Court Reporter both with CART & Captioning Communication Services for Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. Stop by our table to learn about court reporting careers, see a demonstration of a steno machine, and how that machine can change your future. We capture and create an accurate, verbatim record of proceedings in Common Pleas Court, including death penalty cases, murders, etc. We have also provided CART and broadcast captioning for the deaf and Hard of Hearing community.
Brian McDonough, Assistant United States Attorney with U.S. Department of Justice. Stop by my table to learn about my work for the U.S. Department of Justice as a federal prosecutor. I work with the FBI and other federal law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute a variety of complex financial crimes including bank fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, securities fraud, investment fraud, health care fraud, identity theft, tax, civil rights, and public corruption.
Matt McIntyre, Police Officer with Fairview Park Police Department. Stop by my table to learn about a career in local law enforcement.
Adam Petitt, Captain with the Rocky River Fire Department. Stop by my table to learn about my work as a firefighter/paramedic for the City of Rocky River.
Careers related to Marketing
Danielle Danburg, Program Coordinator with the City of Fairview Park/Gemini Center. Stop by my table to learn about my work planning the non-sports programming for youth and adults for the community and surrounding areas. I create and distribute all marketing materials (both print and electronic) and I also handle social media accounts and website updates for the City's Recreation Department.
Megan Hermensky, Marketing Manager at House of Blues Cleveland with Live Nation. Stop by my table to learn about my work with artist teams to market all show for House of Blues Cleveland.
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