Industry Board Members

Our advisory board members form the vital link between the ADAM workroom and the fashion 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 network, obtain employment, internships or start their own business.

 

  • claire shaeffer   1968 ADAM graduate (author, designer, pattern maker, respected couture expert, lecturer and columnist)
  • stella carakasi  1995 ADAM graduate (Berkeley – Stella Carakasi – creative director, owner)
  • tina ragozzino  1995 ADAM graduate (San Francisco – Ingrid & Isabel – director of technical design)
  • ben bell   2016 ADAM graduate (San Francisco – Levi Strauss & Co. – technical innovation research manager
  • kara laricks (NYC- NBC’s Fashion Star Winner, first season)
  • brenda mikel (NYC – Reem Acra – atelier director, head patternmaker/draper)
  • naji batanian (NYC – Azzedine Alaia – brand ambassador)
  • milen krastev (NYC – Mad Tailor Leather – designer, pattern maker, owner)
  • beth mahar   1984 ADAM graduate (San Francisco – former Senior Technical Designer)
  • molly nicola   2013 ADAM graduate (San Francisco – Levi Strauss & Co. – designer)
  • rebecca kartage  2014 ADAM graduate (San Francisco – Levi Strauss & Co. – technical innovation research)
  • veronica smith   ADAM student (Richmond – Design Veronique- designer, owner)
  • colleen crivello (Pittsburgh – Dick’s Sporting Goods – technical designer)
  • shady elias (Detroit – Chrysler – designer of trims, colors, materials)
  • elaine hamblin (Oakland – 25th Street Collective – garment developer)
  • tammy fong (San Francisco – Levi Strauss & Co. – former product development specialist)
  • jill giordano (Sausalito – gr.dano – creative director, owner)
  • nicole thibodaux   2018 ADAM graduate (San Francisco – Levi Strauss & Co. – garment developer assistant)
  • brian glueck   1998 ADAM graduate (Denver – The North Face – product development manager)
  • sylvaine guille (San Francisco – Levi Strauss & Co. – fit developer specialist)
  • steven heard (Portland – Wills Manufacturing – patternmaker, owner)
  • jennifer jann (NYC – JJ – creative consultant)
  • susan leung    2012 ADAM graduate  (Denver – The North Face – product developer)
  • tina martin   2012 ADAM graduate (Oakland – Sagebox Studio/aesti – designer, owner)
  • steve kim (Jacksonville – Fanatics Inc. – sourcing director)
  • trish lee    2007 ADAM graduate (Trish Lee San Francisco – designer, owner)
  • genevieve peterson (Denver– JanSport – international market development manager)
  • jose quiroga (San Francisco – Levi Strauss & Co. – fit developer specialist)
  • remy ramirez   2011 ADAM graduate (Austin – Tidal Magazine – executive editor)
  • jessica riquetti   2009 ADAM graduate (San Francisco – Triple Aught Design – senior designer)
  • maria rivera (San Diego – MPR Development – manager of apparel design and manufacturing)
  • danette scheib (San Francisco – Lemon Twist – designer, owner)
  • gloria lee    2017 ADAM graduate (Alameda – Janene’s Bridal Boutique – alterations)
  • ann schmitt    1983 ADAM graduate (San Francisco – Byer – manager of technical design)
  • kara sennett (NYC – Nicholas the Label – sweater designer)
  • kym surani   1995 ADAM graduate (Benicia – High End Uniform – designer, owner)
  • stephanie verrieres (Oakland – Verrieres & Sako – PLAE – designer)
  • qianya vinson (San Francisco – Margaret O’Leary – Stitch Fix – former stylist, assistant designer)
  • natalija walbridge (Duluth, Minnesota – Dock 5 – textile print designer)
  • fanny zhou (San Francisco – Saks Fifth Avenue)