Advisory Board Members

Our Advisory Board Members form the vital link between the classroom and industry. 

Members work in diverse areas of the fashion industry and advise on a variety of subjects including current industry practices and methods, technological trends, fashion forecasting, employment data, curriculum development and methods of instruction.

These connections allow students to obtain employment, internships or start their own business.

 

ADAM Industry Members:

  • Claire Shaeffer (company owner, author, designer, pattern maker, respected couture expert, lecturer and columnist)

 

  • Kara Laricks (NYC- NBC’s Fashion Star Winner, first season – designer, owner)

 

  • Brenda Mikel (NYC- Narciso Rodriguez – atelier director, head patternmaker/draper for all celebrity dressing, evening wear, soft pieces, dresses, tops and skirts)

 

  •  Naji Batanian (NYC – Ralph Rucci Atelier – sales)

 

  • Milen Krastev (NYC – Zac Posen – pattern maker)

 

  • Stella Carakasi (Berkeley – Two Star Dog – designer, owner)
  • Veronica Smith (Richmond – Design Veronique- designer, owner)
  • Colleen Crivello (Berkeley – Nomadic Traders – technical designer)
  • Shady Elias (Detroit – Chrysler – designer of trims, colors & materials)
  • Tammy Fong (San Francisco – Levi Strauss & Co. – former product development specialist)
  • Jill Giordano (Sausalito – gr.dano – designer, owner)

 

  • Brian Glueck (Alameda – The North Face – product development manager)
  • Sylvaine Guille (San Francisco – Levi Strauss & Co. – fit developer specialist)
  • Steven Heard (San Francisco – Clinton Park, LLC – lead developer, patternmaker)
  • Traci Ikegami (Berkeley – Erica Tanov – designer)
  • Jennifer Jann (NYC – JJ – creative consultant)
  • Susan Leung  (Oakland – Sagebox Studio/aesti – pattern maker, owner)
  • Tina Martin (Oakland – Sagebox Studio/aesti – designer, owner)

 

  • Steve Kim (Baltimore – Under Armour – sourcing director)
  • Trish Lee (Trish Lee San Francisco – designer, owner)
  • Beth Mahar (Marin – Athleta – senior technical designer)
  • Genevieve Peterson (Alameda – JanSport – international market development manager)
  • Jose Quiroga (San Francisco – Levi Strauss & Co. – fit developer specialist)

 

  • Tina Ragozzino (San Francisco – Gymboree – technical designer, patternmaker)
  • Remy Ramirez (Los Angeles – Nasty Gal – production coordinator, blog copywriter)
  • Jessica Riquetti (San Francisco – Triple Aught Design – senior designer)
  • Maria Rivera (San Francisco – Jessica McClintock)
  • Danette Scheib (Lemon Twist)

 

  • Ann Schmitt (San Francisco – Byer – technical design manager)
  • Kara Sennett (NYC – alice + olivia – design assistant sweaters)
  • Kym Surani (Benicia – High End Uniform – designer, owner)
  • Stephanie Verrieres (Oakland – Verrieres & Sako – designer, owner)
  • Qianya Vinson (San Francisco – Margaret O’Leary – design assistant)
  • Natalija Walbridge (Duluth, Minnesota – Maurices – design assistant)
  • Fanny Zhou (San Francisco – Saks Fifth Avenue)