2022 Fashion Gala Team

Sophia Walker 

Sophia Walter

Fashion Show Director

I am most excited...

to see it all come together in the end.​

After graduation...

My plan after I graduate is to continue my education at the Chicago Art Institute. ​


Jaden Jacobsen 

Jaden Jacobson

PRODUCEr

I am most excited...

about being on the production side this year and seeing all our ideas come to life. Last year, I participated as a model and that brought lots of great experiences, it was a super fun time and a great show! I can't wait to truly see how our image comes to life and see the reaction on everyone's faces at the show!

After graduation...

After DMACC, I plan to continue to work and develop my current clothing line "Life Of Us Clothing". I also plan on adventuring out into the bigger industry of fashion with an internship in LA, to work with some fashion houses and designers, while also continuing my modeling and acting career on the side.


Bryan Pena 

Bryan Pena

MARKETING DIRECTOR

I am most excited...

to bring people together and create a space for all of us to showcase all the talented students' creative designs while making it a fun and exciting environment for everyone to take in.

After graduation...

I plan to move to New York, do some freelance creative work, and create a dedicated magazine showcasing Latinx talent.​


Sara Markham 

Sara Markham

STYLIST & DESIGN Coordinator

I am most excited...

to watch the models walk down the runway.

After graduation...

I plan to be working full time within the fashion industry.


Bernard Farley Jr. 

Bernard Farley, Jr.

MODEL & TALENT Coordinator

I am most excited...

to see each of designs and the final layout of the theme for the runway for the models. 

After graduation...

My plan is to contact more fashion industry companies that offer internship opportunities & land a fashion stylist position with either Nike, Vogue, Louis Vuitton, or any other high-end retailer store.  ​


Sabrie Black 

Sabrie Black

hospitality Coordinator

I am most excited...

After graduation...

I want to open my own Design Company. ​


Jaci Hartley 

Jaci Hartley

stage manager

I am most excited...

to see the whole thing come together and most excited about the tree we are going to build!

After graduation...

I am going to work and save money for my future, but I am so excited to earn my Associate Degree from DMACC. 


Kristen McLaughlin 

Kristen McLaughlin

business development Coordinator

I am most excited...

about seeing all the designs and all our hard work on the set come together! I am excited to experience all sides of the Fashion show from being a designer to the PR side of it. 

After graduation...

I would like to work at a tailor shop for a couple of years to learn what I can and then I want to open my own tailor shop. I would love to have a traveling tailor trailer. 


Gabryelle Watkins 

Gabryelle Watkins

social media marketer

I am most excited...

to see the designers’ looks go down the runway. I want them to watch their creations and feel pride in themselves.​

After graduation...

​I plan to get my Entrepreneurial Certificate and open my own vintage/upcycled clothing store. I want to make sustainable fashion more attainable for everyone. 


Jamie Mendez 

Jaim​e Mendez

promotions coordinator

I am most excited...

about seeing the finish set.​

After graduation...

My plan after graduating is to continue improving my skills and start making fashion content.​


Connor Reiks 

Connor Reicks

promotion coordinator

I am most excited...

to see my outfit go down the runway.​

After graduation...

I would like to further my education at ISU or open my own store.