Meet the Team
Curtis L. DeBerg is a business professor at California State University, Chico. He earned his Ph.D. and M.S. at Oklahoma State University in business administration and economics.
Educated in Organizational Communication and Business Administration, Rob has built a career in coaching and developing professional teams & their leaders;
Since 2003, Carol Furtado has served SAGE Global as a mentor, event planner, Executive Secretary, CFO, Vice President and is currently Senior Vice President.
Board of Directors
Peter K. Fagen is a founding partner of Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost. Established in 2006, the firm is recognized as the premier full-service education law firm in California, representing nearly 500 clients across the state.
Ed Byers is Principal with Deloitte’s Advisory Practice in San Francisco. With over 20 years of experience at Deloitte, Ed serves primarily the Health Care practice in the West Region and has also been fortunate
Kelby Thornton is the Information Management leader in San Joaquin Valley Business Unit for Chevron North America Exploration & Production Operation Company. Kelby has over 15 years energy industry
Van Ajemian is an attorney by profession and a social entrepreneur by passion. Having graduated UCLA, he now manages two charities in Montebello, California, and develops
Danielle Harmony has been volunteering with SAGE Global since its inception in 2002 and is proud to join the board in 2016. She is a data analyst at heart and enjoys using data
Steve Drenth is a retired engineer who previously worked at Boeing as a Senior Principal Engineer.
Grew up on a farm near Rock Rapids IA. Attended Central Lyon High School along with Curt DeBerg.
Since 2004, Helen has grown from a SAGE Student, SAGE Champion winner (2005), to college mentor of the champion team(2006) and Country Coordinator (2007-2009).