Danielle Weaver

Danielle Weaver or Danie as she goes by friends and family, is a big sister of a CAA student. Danie is an English Major graduating from San Jose State University in 2010. Danie has worked at a preschool and in retail. She also currently works at the Children's Discovery Museum as a Program Specialist, where she delights in helping visitors all day. Danie enjoys reading, watching movies, writing poetry, cooking or baking and photography.

Gavin Darby

Gavin graduated from the University of Santa Cruz in 2009 with a BA in psychology, and has worked as a Behavior Specialist with Tucci Learning Solutions for the past four years. Year's earlier, Gavin began playing the guitar at the age of 14. He has carried his passion for music with him throughout his educational and professional education. He is a trained Music Docent with Music for Minors and has helped train other music educators how to work with differently-abled individuals. He is currently working on his MA in Educational Psychology through West Virginia University, and is excited to apply what he has learned to make music education fun, engaging, and worthwhile.

Leslie Vazquez


Leslie is in her final year of her Bachelor’s completion at SJSU in Recreation Therapy. She is a dynamic leader and supporter of individuals of all abilities. Everyday Leslie lives by her dream of helping better lead better lives through therapeutic techniques in the arts, nature, & recreation.

Katie Zeisl

Katie received her B.A. in Theatre Arts, with concentrations in Acting and Theater Education, from San Jose State University. While in college, Katie volunteered for two seasons as a Buddy Coach at Angels on Stage and performed in SJSU’s School Touring Ensemble Program (STEP), The Taming of the Shrew, and Magic Carpet Theater’s Puss ‘N Boots and Beauty and the Beast. She crewed numerous shows and was the Spring 2010 Kaucher Fellow in Oral Interpretation and Storytelling. Recently, Katie acted in a film for Guerilla Wanderers Films and performed in March at the Dragon Theatre. She has also been a speaker the past two years at Cinequest introducing films and leading Q&S.

Michael Dubinsky

Michael studied Photography at Ohio University. He is a published photographer and has worked in all aspects of the photography field. He enjoys sharing his skill sets with CAA students. CAA shows the true spirit of creativity.

Earl Rivard

Teena Marie Gaxiola