Industry Board Members

A.D.A.M. 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.

 

  • Claire Shaeffer (ADAM graduate, 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 – 1995 ADAM graduate, designer, owner)
  • Jose Quiroga (San Francisco – Levi Strauss & Co. – fit developer specialist)
  • Sylvaine Guille Griffin (San Francisco – Levi Strauss & Co. – fit developer specialist)
  • Rebecca Kartage (San Francisco – Levi Strauss & Co – 2014 ADAM graduate, Innovation Developer)
  • Ben Bell (San Francisco – Levi Strauss & Co – 2016 ADAM graduate, Innovation Developer)
  • Trish Lee (Trish Lee Bridal San Francisco – 2007 ADAM graduate, designer, owner)

 

  • Veronica Smith (Richmond – Design Veronique- ADAM student, designer, owner)
  • Cynthia Tran (Mountain View – Azazie – ADAM student, Assistant Technical Developer)
  • Colleen Crivello (Berkeley – Nomadic Traders – former technical designer)
  • Shady Elias (Detroit – Chrysler – designer of trims, colors & materials)
  • Elaine Hamblin (Oakland – Kosa Arts – designer, garment developer, owner)
  • Tammy Fong (San Francisco – Levi Strauss & Co. – former product development specialist)
  • Jill Giordano (Sausalito – gr.dano – designer, owner)

 

  • Brian Glueck (Alameda – The North Face – 1998 ADAM graduate, product development manager)
  • Steven Heard (San Francisco – Clinton Park, LLC – lead developer, patternmaker)
  • Traci Ikegami (Berkeley – Erica Tanov – 2007 ADAM graduate, designer)
  • Jennifer Jann (NYC – JJ – creative consultant)
  • Susan Leung  (Oakland – Sagebox Studio/aesti – 2012 ADAM graduate, pattern maker, owner)
  • Tina Martin (Oakland – Sagebox Studio/aesti – 2012 ADAM graduate, designer, owner)

 

  • Steve Kim (Baltimore – Under Armour – sourcing director)
  • Beth Mahar (Marin – Athleta – senior technical designer)
  • Genevieve Peterson (Alameda – JanSport – international market development manager)

 

  • Tina Ragozzino (San Francisco – Gymboree – 1995 ADAM graduate, technical designer, patternmaker)
  • Remy Ramirez (Los Angeles – Nasty Gal – 2011 ADAM graduate, production coordinator, blog copywriter)
  • Jessica Riquetti (San Francisco – Triple Aught Design – 2009 ADAM graduate, senior designer)
  • Maria Rivera (San Francisco – Jessica McClintock)
  • Danette Scheib (Lemon Twist)

 

  • Ann Schmitt (San Francisco – Byer – 1986 ADAM graduate,  technical design manager)
  • Kara Sennett (NYC – alice + olivia – design assistant sweaters)
  • Kym Surani (Benicia – High End Uniform – 1995 ADAM graduate, 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)