Meet Our Mentors

Krista Stemmerman

Carlsbad, Coastal North County

Profession: Realtor

Bachelor's: Visual and Performing Arts, California State University, San Marcos


Organizations: Escondido Jaycees

Susan Tuttle

Escondido, Inland North County

Profession: Retired Secondary Education Teacher/ Education Specialist/ Case Manager

Education: Bachelor of Science/ Secondary Education Teaching Credential Westfield State College now University.

Interests: The opera, plays, concerts, visiting museums and parks of all types. I enjoy spending time in nature,  on the beach, in the dessert four wheeling, Traveling Abroad

Hobbies:  Art - Enjoy painting, drawing, and crafts Exercise - Work out daily...

Hike, Indoor Cycle, Body Pump, Yoga, and Zumba

Matt Iske


Profession: Founder of One Way Out

Bachelor's: Some College

Interests: Entrepreneurship, reading, boxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, psychology, philanthropy

I have a very broad skill set and have tried and built several different things throughout my life. I am a self published author, a business owner, athlete, and coach of professional boxers. I have extensive experience in beginning to end creation of business and athletes. I love opportunity and thrive on making ideas and dreams come to life.

Organizations: My organization, One Way Out, and I are affiliated with several other organizations here in San Diego. I work regularly with the Poway Unified School District, the Girl Scouts of San Diego, Girls Inc. of San Diego, as well as several domestic violence households that serve San Diego and its counties.

Eddy Lantigua
North San Diego County

Profession: Truck Driver

Marine Veteran

Interests: Playing sports, video games and listening to audio books.

Organizations: Army & Navy Academy

George Lackerdas

Profession: Service Industry

Marine Veteran

Current: Palomar College Student

Interests: Hiking, sport shooting, school and work


Dana Magnus

North County San Diego

Profession: Photographer

Bachelor's: DePaul University


Organizations: Escondido Chamber

Veera Vala
Poway, RB, Del Mar, Mira Mesa

Profession: Product Content Specialist III

Education: Bachelor's in Microbiology/ Master's in Microbiology & Forensic Science

Interests: Reading, listening to music, dancing, & networking

Organizations: Million Women Mentor(MWM), CEE(Center for Environment Education), SAWEN(South Asian Women Entrepreneurs Network)

Profession: All professionals bring a unique approach to our mentees.

Education: We take mentors from skilled laborers, vocational professionals, entrepreneurs, to college educated.

Interests: Your interests is our number one way of linking students to their mentors.

Organizations: Any other groups you are a part of helps your impact with Go2Grow!

Interested in Becoming a Mentor?

We're always looking for talented professionals to donate their time and experience to our program and students. If you're interested in donating one hour a week to a 12-25 year old student of our mentorship program, please complete our online mentor application form.