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John Paul Tabakian, Ed.D.


WestCal Academy®


Dr. Tabakian has an extensive background in public and private industry that allows him to incorporate career pathways in all forms of academic instruction. He has a fervent belief that a key element for student success is academic entrepreneurialism. This gives students the ability to connect their major with a lucrative career pathway. His study, "The Academic Entrepreneur" is the foundation for WestCal Academy® career pathway programs.

Craig Smith, Ph.D.


WestCal Academy®


Dr. Smith has served as a consultant to CBS News and as a full-time speechwriter for President Gerald Ford, Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca and as a consultant to President George H.W. Bush. He is the founder and president of the Freedom of Expression Foundation. Dr. Smith continues to teach communications, and has served on the California Commission for Teacher Credentialing, Statewide Academic Senate, and is a former CSU Trustee.

Dianne Philibosian, Ph.D.

Student Advancement

WestCal Academy®


Dr. Philibosian is the former Director of the Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing at California State University, Northridge, and a veteran of 40 years in the field of higher education. She is a member of the Board of Regents at the University of the Pacific, and formerly served as Chair of the Board of Regents. Dr. Philibosian serves on the national board of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. She is a nationally known expert in the care and education of children.

Randy Klinenberg

COO, Corporate Relations Director

WestCal Academy®


Mr. Klinenberg has more than 40 years of experience working with individuals and small businesses in supporting their growth to their next level of success. He has effectively implemented procedures in the areas of collections and distribution for both domestic and foreign sales. He has designed and applied systems for such companies as MetroMedia Television, enabling it to be sold to FOX, and The Movie Group, aiding its evolution into Lions Gate Entertainment.

Ana Weber, Ph.D., MBA, CPC


WestCal Academy®


Dr. Weber has held multiple corporate positions, including Chief Controller for the race car division of Porsche. She is a bestselling author, international speaker, lifestyle leadership coach, relationship expert, and philanthropist. Dr. Weber is the founder of the DOXA Method and 360 degrees of success course and has published 17 nonfiction books on personal improvement, covering personal happiness, time management, healthy eating, business/personal success, parenting, and money relationships. 

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