May 2016 Addition

May Work Anniversaries

Natalie Lundberg, NV LDM, May 2010

Jennifer Andauga-Arias, AZ LDM, May 2012

Vanessa Boyd, PA, May 2015

Happy Birthday in May!!

Beth French, Ohio LDM, May 5

Bill Bethel, RD Southern, May 11

Patricia Negron, Oregon LDM, May 11

Tiffany Seidemann, K12 Retention, May 18

Jennifer Anduaga-Arias, Arizona LDM, May 27

Sara Kinner, Private Pay, May 28

Welcome to: Cathy Chabot, new LDM for MNVA, ISMN, & IQMN

Please welcome Cathy Chabot to the Northern Region Marketing Team. Cathy starts this week as our new Local Development Manager, based in Minnesota, and will be supporting marketing for MNVA, ISMN and IQMN.

Cathy has been in education marketing for 11+ years, focusing on high school outreach for a career college through her prior employer, Globe Education Network. She is passionate about working with students and their families to connect them with the best learning fit. She has also owned her own school spirit fundraising business and worked with many school organizations and student clubs.

In her spare time, Cathy enjoys golfing and flower gardening, and has a small salsa garden. Her husband's name is Dave, and she has 2 children; Michelle, who is a Spanish teacher and Rachel, who is graduating High School this year and will be attending NDSU. Cathy lives on a lake and enjoys boating, fishing, and the outdoors in general.

We are very excited to have Cathy as part of our team!

Welcome to: Jody Hill, LDM for Colorado

Jodi Hill joined the LDM team in early April. She joins us with over 15 years of higher education experience. She began her education marketing career in her home town of Laramie, Wyoming by calling old leads and filing paperwork at WyoTech. This provided her the opportunity to transition to Admissions positions for several career colleges, including the Denver School of Massage Therapy, Westwood, and the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design. Her passion for quality education lead her to create a business focused on providing compliance driven solutions to elevate the education industry, utilizing technology and automation. Her company, Red Rocks Resources, offered C-Level Recruiting, Graduate Employment Verification (GEV), Mystery Shopping and Higher Education Consulting.

Jodi, her husband, and two children enjoy life in Monument, Colorado where the children’s pets (chickens, goats, barn cats and a dog) keep life interesting! She loves the outdoors, sunshine, reading and a glass of wine. Jodi is excited to join K12 where she hopes to make a difference in students and their families’ lives! Please welcome Jodi to the team, and reach out to her via email at address below.

Getting to Know YOU: Beth French, Ohio LDM

Beth writes: K12 has been a good fit for me after holding Kindergarten -12th grade public school certification and having jobs in retail buying, marketing and management. I also taught Aerobics classes for 25 years while enjoying my family and pursuing part time creative endeavors. I worked in the OHVA office (Front desk and Administrative Assistant to the HOS) before becoming an LDM.

I was born and raised in the Chicago area and for many years my passion was dance. I studied ballet and other forms of dance and obtained a dance minor in college. I spent summers in Northern Michigan as my father was a high school teacher and had summers to pursue other jobs/adventures. The “Lake” became a big part of my family’s life and my summer friendships remain to this day. I spend most of my vacation time at our family cottage “Up North” and make the trip often to visit my mother who is 99 and lives nearby.

I have two wonderful sons, daughters in law (who they met at Crystal Lake) and am the proud “Gramby” of 4 grandsons ranging from 2 to 8 years. (Pictures attached) Both son’s families live in the Chicago area and time with them there and at the cottage is priceless.

I love walking with friends, taking yoga classes, (feel free to put my head on Shelley’s body, ie: April Newsletter) J baking for grandsons, providing helpful information, beach time and drinking wine. (Can I say that? J) I also enjoy creative projects including decorating, painting and cooking. I love all that I continue to learn from this collaborative group of LDMs!

Getting to know YOU: Natarsha Bryant, RD West (Pronounced Natasha)

Here is a bit about Me:

1. I love to cook. But, it’s not just fixing the dish, or learning how to fix a dish, it’s the presentation as well. I appreciate a beautifully dressed, properly set table (fresh flowers, included). And, that’s for each meal. I also grow my herbs for seasoning. They add such great flavors and each week, that I am able, I visit the local farmer’s market. It’s my belief that it makes the food taste better.

2. I am all things Brussels Sprouts. I eat them almost everyday. Roasting, toasting, or grilling, never boiling. Recipes welcomed!

3. Coffee and I have a long-standing friendship. Although, never caffeinated, I appreciate the taste.

4. I am described as a foodie and I do enjoy great restaurants and good food (typically, I plan trips around the restaurant). No chains, I like the local ones (for the cultural aspect). I always take photos of menus of the great restaurants throughout my travels. That way, when someone asks for a referral or when I return for another visit, I know where to go.

5. I love to read! It is the way that I relax.

6. Traveling is something that I enjoy, although I don’t do it often enough.

My adoration with Advertising and Marketing began with my first job with the daily newspaper in Charlotte, NC (The Charlotte Observer). From there I found a “home” with helping with brand marketing, B2B sales, advertising, etc.

I furthered my education and I am always in search of ways to further enhance my craft while incorporating the latest trends.

Paul Glanton, Utah LDM

Paul Glanton was Born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. His older brother and mother still reside there. Very proud of my “country roots.”

He excelled as a high school student in academics, music, theater and athletics.

Paul accepted an academic scholarship with A Better Chance, Inc. Program, and moved to Northfield, MN to live with a Norwegian host family.

As a high school student in Minnesota, continued to grow and flourish in academics, music, theater and athletics. Earned a football to attend the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. As a college student athlete, Paul majored in Music (operatic bass baritone) and Minor in Theater. He spent summers working as a tutor, art instructor, and youth counselor with the Upward Bound Program.

Paul became the starting middle linebacker his sophomore year at Minnesota, and signed as a free agent with the National Football League Kansas City Chiefs. After suffering a serious knee injury, paul shifted from football and embarked on another career as a starving artist, performing in local musical theater and opera performances in and around Minneapolis.

In addition to K12, Paul's professional experience includes Associate Dean of Admissions at Carleton College, Wesleyan University, Brown University, and Westminster College; Program Manager at Philadelphia Urban Coalition; Admissions, Outreach & Placement Supervisor at Philadelphia Job Corps Center; Organizational Development Director with Management & Training Corporation; and Center Director with Sylvan Learning.

Paul currently lives in Roy, UT with his beautiful wife Debbie, two daughters, grandsons CJ & Cayden, and crazy min-pin dog Cocoa. Wife Debbie owns and operates a successful cake and cupcake business called Lovee’s Cakes in South Ogden.

His Hobbies include fishing, opera, gardening, and traveling to near and far places with his family.

Do you Follow Presidential Politics? LDM RESPONSES are in!

I LOVE presidential campaigns and follow them each day!

66.7% Not much

33.3% Other (no time to follow except for headlines)

I DISLIKE presidential campaigns and do not follow them!

100% Interested, but too crazy for me!

Teaser for your brain:

What is a word made up of 4 letters, yet it is made up of 3. Although is written with 8 letters, and then with 4. Rarely consists of 6, and never is written with 5.

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Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with delicious and healthy Mexican Corn Salad - by Paul Glanton - LDM Utah


  • 6 ears of corn, husks left on
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ½ small zucchini, cut into a few thick slices for grilling
  • 1 large or 2 small fresh jalapeno’s left whole
  • ½ cup canned black beans, washed and drained
  • 4-6 scallions (1/2 cup), sliced both tops and bottoms
  • ½ cup chopped sweet red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • Juice from one lime
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 8 ounces Farmer’s cheese (Queso Blanco), broken up and crumbled by hand – or use Cotija cheese if you are able to find it locally
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Peel back corn husks but do not remove and take off all silk from the ears. Fold the husks back up around the ears. Fill a large pot or your kitchen sink with corn, salt and enough water to cover the corn. Place something on top of the corn to keep it submerged and soak for 15 minutes.
  2. While corn is soaking, heat grill to medium.
  3. Remove corn from water and drain off excess water. Place corn with husks on grill and cook for about 15 minutes turning every five minutes or so. If the husks burn, don’t worry, they will be discarded. Set aside to cool.
  4. Turn grill up to high.
  5. Brush vegetable oil on the zucchini slices and grill on both sides for just a minute or until there is a nice char but the squash still has some bite to it. Do not over cook. Set aside to cool.
  6. Put the jalapeno on the hot grill and turn until all sides are black and blistered. Remove from grill and put in a paper bag or plastic bag for a few minutes to loosen up skin. Remove skin and discard and then cut down the center and remove and discard stem and seeds. Dice into small pieces and set aside.
  7. Remove corn husks and discard. Using a bunt pan, place corn point end down into the center of the Bundt pan and with a sharp knife, cut kernels off and let fall into Bundt pan. Place cut corn in a large mixing bowl.
  8. Cut the zucchini into small pieces and add to corn.
  9. Add the cooked cut jalapeno pieces.
  10. Add all other ingredients, taste and add salt and pepper only if it needs it.
  11. Allow the salad to sit for an hour in your refrigerator so the flavors blend, then serve.