Bishop Ward High School

Career Day

Based on student interests, local professionals were invited to the school to present. Students were able to hear three different speakers in their areas of interest.

Career Day was an opportunity for students to hear from professionals about the education and training required for certain careers and also soft skills necessary for success in these career fields. The afternoon provided students with an interesting and exciting opportunity to network, engage, and interact with professional mentors. Students gained important information from professionals that will help them to become college, career, and future ready.

AOF students helped greet our guests, show them to their room and to the hospitality room and help Ms. Dowd with the logistics and organization of the afternoon.

The 45 guest speakers included professionals from the following industries and organizations:


Nate Bukaty '94

Sports/broadcast journalism

Union Broadcasting

Sports Radio 810

Sporting KC

Laura Tomasic '81 Schmidt

Chief Positive Person at

Notes to self, llc

Carrie Kaifes '81 Lally

Funeral director

Skradski Funeral Home

College sports

Jenny Orth '96 Myers


Senior Counsel at

KCKS Unified Gov’t

(District Judge-elect)

Alicia Janesko '94 Hutchings

Business Recruitment Project Manager

Government Administration

Melissa Capen Rolston

Executive VP & Founder

Victorian Trading Col

Allison Rank '04

Realtor Reece & Nichols

Jennifer Janesko

Owner, Artist & Designer


Ryan Charlton

Shop foreman

Modified by KC

(Camilla) Jill Brickey Creason '92

Owner, Hairstylist, Colorist

Story Hair Salon

Courtney Mikesic '98

Managing Attorney

Kramer & Frank, P.C.

(District Judge-elect)

Scott Barton '91

Design Director and Senior Associate

Hollis & Miller Architects

Kevin McCrary '78



Richard Harris '00

Alex Kump '84

Peter Gregory '98




Laura Gunter


James Letcher


KCMO Fire Department




Dr. Mark Mears


Mill Creek Animal Hospital


Brian McCrary '77

Business Development Manager

Insituform Technologies USA, Inc.



Mike Traffis '92

Middle School ELA teacher

USD 500


Brian McKiernan '74

Physical Therapy – KU Med & Rockhurst Univ.


Unified Gov’t of Wyandotte County

Anakaren Ibarra '07

Culinary – Sous Chef

Happy Gillis Café & Hangout

Jeff Elsea

Banking – President Bank of Weston

Jodie Sutulovich '90 Rodenbaugh


Self-Development; Entrepreneur; Marketing

Jennifer Mitchell '00

Freelance Graphic Design

Perfect Promotion – a Division of Verité


Matthew Shier '94


Web Developer Park University

Jen Wewers '87

Nonprofit mgmt., social media marketing; fundraising

Caritas Clinics

Michael Bradbury '99


The Funnel Cake Truck

Jeff Traffis '89

Paramedic at JoCo Medical Action(Med Act)

PALS Instructor Children’s Mercy Hospital

The Honorable William Mahoney '82

Wyandotte County District Court Judge Division 7

Anoland DeLeon-Cosso

Greeting Multicultural Product Mgr. Hallmark

Jeff Tayler '04


Kansas City, Kansas Sheriff’s office

Michelle Spaw '93 Coffey

Owner, M & M Photography

Joan Kleffner


Ken Kleffner


Kate Elsea Jones

Policy Analyst and Case Manager at FDIC

Dr. Dushawn Stanojevic


KU Med

Susanne O’Leary Mahoney

KCKPS speech pathologist

Beau Charbonneau '92

Team Lead/Loan Consultant at Mortgage Leaders of America

Anthony Davis

KC Chiefs ambassador

Former player NFL

Real Estate Sales Executive