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Executive Director, Education Outreach
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M.A., Organizational Leadership, Chapman University; Graduate Certificate, Human Resource Management, Chapman University; B.A., Comparative International Studies, UW Tacoma, Certified Public Manager, UW Tacoma, Certified Program Planner, LERN

Lisa Reeves has been responsible for implementing and managing on-demand open enrollment and corporate training in response to community and economic needs for most of her more than 35 years in higher education. She is a skilled program developer and leader with a passion for developing partnerships with business, education, and community organizations.  In March of 2012, Lisa joined the UW Tacoma team as Director of the Professional Development Center.  She continues to build on the Center’s success by providing the South Sound community a wide range of professional certification programs which are designed to help employees enhance their current skills, strengthen their resumes for promotions and new career options and stimulate a lifelong love of learning.  Lisa is a board member of the National Consortium for Certified Public Managers.


Program Development Manager
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M.B.A., University of Washington, Tacoma; B.A. Literature and History, University of Oregon; John S. Knight Fellowship Affiliate, Stanford University; Project Management Certificate, UW Tacoma; Certificate in Business Development, UW Seattle; Certified Program Planner, LERN.

Christopher Cellars' career over the last decade and a half has focused on achieving partnerships with internal and external stakeholders within the education profession. His background includes 12 years of retail operations; 8 years of running computer camps across the country; and 8 years of adult education programming, including, the Washington State Bar Association and UW Tacoma. He is passionate about building out mission-focused businesses - including the Professional Development Center. Continuing Education provides a path to help people achieve their dreams – and build communities -- or at least get that much closer.

Following another passion, in 2012, Christopher and his wife founded the consulting company, Tandemvines Media, that specializes in crafting transformative narratives and strategic storytelling -- especially around the people and places behind the food.


Program Development Manager
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B.A. in Sociology, The College of St. Catherine (St. Paul, MN); M.A. in Cultural Studies, Claremont Graduate University (Claremont, CA); Qualified Administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory, IDI, LLC. 

Saralyn Smith (she/her) has nearly 10 years of experience developing and delivering continuing education and professional development programs for professionals in the education, health care, and business industries. Most recently, she served as the Assistant Director for Continuing Education at Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, WA), where she worked on a variety of programming from professional development for maritime professionals to large diversity conferences and undergraduate Summer Sessions. Her previous work at Brandman University’s School of Extended Education (Irvine, CA) included a large portfolio of online programs for educators and collaboration with external curriculum partners.

In her off-hours, Saralyn enjoys reading, cooking, exploring Tacoma, watching television with her partner, and playing with their overly energetic dog.


Program Coordinator
Registration & Payment
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B.A. Political Science, California State University, Fullerton

Megan Harper is originally from Southern California, but fulfilled a life-long goal of moving to Washington with her husband in 2015. After graduating from CSUF, she worked at various nonprofits and NGOs before finding her place in higher education. She is excited to help students achieve their educational goals while at PDC. She is currently a student in the Masters in Education program at UW Tacoma. During her free time, she enjoys discovering the many excellent outdoor activities that Washington has to offer and spending time with her family.


Information Specialist
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B.A. Communications, University of Washington Tacoma

Jerrol Anonuevo is an experienced digital marketing professional with a demonstrated history of working in government relations, non-profit, and higher education skilled in social media strategies & campaigns, website development, and marketing. During his undergrad at UW Tacoma, he held student leadership positions in Student Activities Board and the Peer Advisor program (known as Pack Advisers) and was actively involved with registered student organizations - Filipino-American Student Association of UW Tacoma (FASA sa UWT) and the Asian-Pacific Islander Student Union (APISU). Jerrol is excited to re-join the UW Tacoma community with a new perspective, making a positive change on campus.

During Jerrol's free time, he likes to play video games, hang out with his partner and Doberman Leslie Knope (yes, from Parks & Rec), and collect Funko Pop! Figures.