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Staff Directory

Cheryl Olson, Project Director (775-856-5304)
Cheryl is responsible for the overall implementation and management of Nevada's Apprenticeship Project. She serves as the main contact for northern Nevada employers and students interested in apprenticeship opportunities, community agencies interested in providing pre-apprenticeship training, and as a liaison with economic development and government agencies supporting apprenticeship initiatives in northern Nevada.

Georgia White, Ph.D., WNC Director, Career and Technical Education (775-445-3348)
Georgia is the main contact for information about Western Nevada College advanced manufacturing programs and curriculum.

Donna Saunders, Project Administrator (775-856-5310)
Donna manages all of the day-to-day administrative requirements for Nevada's Apprenticeship Project. She serves as a liaison for employers looking to find qualified applicants for apprenticeship positions and documenting apprentice training hours. Donna also coordinates with pre-apprenticeship providers to coordinate training schedules and managing placement information.

Lauren Gatto, Apprenticeship Navigator (775-856-5327)
Lauren provides comprehensive employer, student, job seeker and partner services as a member of Nevada's Apprentiveship Project team.

J. Kyle Dalpe, Ph.D, Interim Dean of Technical Sciences (775-856-5307)
Principle Investigator of the American Apprenticeship Initiative grant.