Talent Search Advisors are present in all of the schools we serve, and periodically check in on students to identify needs and provide services and support.

Students can also request appointments by reaching out to their advisor via email, or asking for more information from the school site contacts listed below.

Alex Banaskiewicz
(707) 599-6044

Schools & Times:

McKinleyville Middle School 

Pacific Union Elementary School 

NU-Humboldt Charter

Aldergrove Charter

Blaine Dzwonczyk
(650) 833-8992

Headshot of Blaine, a Talent Search advisor

Schools & Times:

Six Rivers Charter High School

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Emily Silveira

Schools & Times:

Arcata High School

Pacific Coast High School

Haley Dillard
(707) 502-8120

Haley Dillard headshot

Schools & Times:

Fortuna Union High School

Academy of the Redwoods

East High School

Fortuna Middle School

Loleta Elementary School

Monument Middle School

Toddy Thomas Middle School

Harrel Deshazier
(707) 713-9097

Schools & Times:

Eureka High School

Zane Middle School

Winship Middle School

Zoe Barnum High School

Michelle Cartier

Michelle Cartier

Schools & Times:

South Fork High School

Miranda Junior High School

Osprey Learning Center


Vanessa Cota
(951) 378-9704

Schools & Times:

Hoopa Valley High School

Captain John High School

Hoopa Valley Elementary School

Trinity Valley Elementary 

McKinleyville High School

Mad River High School

Orleans Elementary

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Walter Campos Sr.
(707) 457-7118

Walter Campos headshot

Schools & Times:

Del Norte High School

Castle Rock Charter School

Sunset High School

Smith River Elementary School

Redwood Elementary School

Crescent Elk Elementary School

Uncharted Shores Academy

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