Community Relations & Marketing at College of San Mateo - Meet the Staff
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Community Relations & Marketing

Meet the Staff

Dave McLain

David McLain

Title: Director of Community Relations & Marketing
Responsibilities: Strategic marketing and communications, brand management, messaging, planning, media relations, crisis communications, and oversight of outreach and marketing 
Years at CSM: Since 2001
Education: M.S. Communications, Purdue University; B.A. Marketing Management, 
Menlo College; A.A. Technical Arts & Graphics, College of San Mateo
Other Interests: Outdoor adventures with family and friends, photography, cooking, exploring new places
Estela Garcia

Estela Garcia

Title: College Recruiter
Responsibilities: Coordinate campus outreach efforts and team with CSM faculty, staff,
and students to meet the needs of local high schools and the community 
Years at CSM: Since 2009
Education: B.S., Justice Studies, San Jose State University; Certificate/A.S., College of San Mateo
Other Interests: Family, friends, giving back to the community and old school R&B
Valerie Tyler

Valerie Tyler

Title: Web Programmer Analyst
Responsibilities: Develops, deploys, and maintains CSM's website.
Years at CSM: Since 2005
Education: B.A., Music, UC Santa Cruz; Certificate in Music/Recording Industry, San Francisco
State University; Certificates in Web Design, Graphic Design and Digital Video from CSM
Other Interests: Volunteering with the Audio Engineering Society and the San Francisco Zoo
Justin Merritt

Justin Merritt

Title: Web Content Coordinator
Responsibilities: Maintains, updates, and creates web/electronic content for various CSM
departments and the college Event Calendar.
Years at CSM: Since 2008
Education: B.A., Business Administration, Notre Dame De Namur University; A.S., Business Administration, College of San Mateo
Other Interests: Spending time with good friends and family, camping, video games and
Bay Area sports
Helen Hueg

Helen Hueg

Title: Visual Communication Coordinator
Responsibilities: Graphic design & production for various marketing & communication projects.
Years at CSM: Since 2022 (+1998-2006)
Education: B.A., English, University of Rhode Island
Other Interests: Reading, art
Jonathan Wax

Jonathan Wax

Title: Communications Manager
Responsibilities: Student & employee communications, college newsletters, copywriting, college & District communication/marketing support & project management.
Years at CSM: Since 2022
Education: A.S., Business Administration, College of San Mateo
Other Interests: Spending quality time with family and friends, cooking, hiking, live music, political activism, and geology.
Kim Lantz

Kim Lantz

Title: Staff Assistant
Responsibilities: Manage main campus phone lines, manage department accounting, event coordination, provide special project support to Community Relations & Marketing team.
Years at CSM: Since 2022
Education: B.A., Russian and Spanish Languages and Literatures, Lewis & Clark College
Other Interests: Weight lifting, partner dancing, perfumery, duck watching
Bay Area sports