BLHS students explore future possibilities at Career Day

On Nov. 21 for Career Day, BLHS students had the opportunity to learn from more than 40 community members about their career experience and ask questions! The careers topics ranged from marketing and sales to architecture and construction.

Career speakers give students an up-close and personal view of a variety of occupations, especially ones they have never heard of.  Career Days help broaden student perspectives and identify necessary skills.

Their words of wisdom help inspire students to pursue their own goals after graduation and beyond. Thank you to all the community members who participated and partnered with us!  

Architecture & Construction

Eric Sholund, Project Manager, Rubenstein's Contract Carpet & North American Terrazzo

Eddie Jezek, Business Agent, Ironworkers Local 86

Jason Washburn, Architectural Designer, Architectural Designer

Arts, Audio/Video Technology &  Communications

Jeff Lueders, Communications Manager, City of Tacoma

Mison Chan, Global CX Manager, Warner Bros Discovery

Cyndi Cozzi, Graphic Design/Photography, CC's Desktop Design

Amy Caveness, Photographer, CC's Desktop Design

Business, Management & Administration

Bill George, Director Workforce Development, Skills Inc. Aerospace Supplier

Deysi Martinez, Manager of Student Diversity Outreach, Clover Park Technical College

Robert Stolzberg, Admissions Counselor, Washington State University

Melody Ferguson, Associate Dean of Admissions, Pacific Lutheran University

Kristin Bulala, Recruitment & Outreach, Green River College

Jeff Johnson, General Manager, Spartan Plumbing

Patrick Tulloch, General Manager, Consolidated Supply Co.


Eric Lansford, Financial Literacy 101, Sound Financial Investments

Karissa Thompson, Community Engagement, Red Canoe Credit Union

Government & Public Administration

Patrick Duffy JR., Lawyer, Duffy Law

Clarissa Fletcher, Juvenile Court Coordinator, Pierce County Juvenile Court

Bill Pugh, Retired Mayor, City of Sumner

Health Science

Dr. Nick Larson, Veterinarian, Sumner Veterinary Hospital

Nichole Wall, Program Manager, Multicare COPE Health Scholars

Chris Ijiomah, Registered Nurse, Harborview Medical Center

Heather Evans, Organizational Development Regional Manager, Morningside

Jonathan Cyphers, Physician Assistant, Lark Dermatology

Robin Lee, Health & Longevity Coach, Natural Living Solutions

Human Services

Anthony Apeles, Sumner Food Bank

Tony Kagochi, Director, Recovery Cafe

Addison Rittenhouse, Youth Program Director, YMCA

Marv & Kerri LeBleu, Hair Salon Owners, Hair Lounge

Yvette Donde, Medical Interpreter, CEO of Latinex Run of the USA

Information Technology

Robyn Rich, Manager of Technology, Sumner-Bonney Lake School District

Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

Cliff Shipp, Fire Captain, Tacoma Fire Department

Taylor Graham, Police Officer, Bonney Lake Police Department

Mike Gould, Police Officer, Bonney Lake Police Department

Brad Moericke, Chief of Police, Sumner Police Department


Tommy Rice, Partha Terra

Marketing, Sales & Service

Patrick Bendon, Sr. Dir. Business Development, Pitchbook, Inc.

Dennis Hamon, Owner, Gene's Plumbing

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Mary Kellar, Forensic Scientist, WAA State Patrol Crime Laboratory

Justin Ross, The Boeing Company

Cole Phelan, Peak Fire Module Foreman, Department of Resources Wildfire

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Angie McMahon, Air Traffic Controller/Pilot

Military Careers

Patrick Dent, US Army National Guard

John Gouveia, Army ROTC, PLU

Michael Chhour, US Marines

Kellin Darby, US Navy