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Elisabeth Eatman Elisabeth Eatman

BFA degree in Interior Architecture from California State University, Long Beach; AA degree in Interior Design at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Elisabeth has been a practicing designer since 1996, her professional experience includes restaurants, corporate, residential and hospitality design. Elisabeth has taught at CSULB, Woodbury University, Santa Monica College and Long Beach City College.


Niki TranNiki Tran

LEED, AP who graduated with a BFA in Interior Architecture at California State University, Long Beach. Niki has been practicing interior design since 2002, working at major firms such as Interior Architects and Heery International. Her primary discipline of design has been on corporate, banks, credit unions, and civic projects. Niki received tenure at Mt. SAC in Spring 2015.

Adjunct Faculty

Gary GidcumbGary Gidcumb
Gary is a licensed architect in the State of California, a LEED Accredited Professional, and received his Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Cal Poly, Pomona, and Master’s degree from UCLA. His experience includes projects ranging from corporate, retail, theatrical, and education. Project awards and publications include national and international design periodicals and books. He currently manages design and construction projects for Mt. San Antonio College.

Heather BallHeather Ball
BFA degree in Interior Architecture from California State University, Long Beach. Heather has over 20 years of related experience in the design, planning and construction industry. Prior to founding Heather Ball Design in 2008, Ms. Ball has served as Designer and Project Manager with Interior Architects and The Kor Group. She was the recipient of the Harold Grieves Memorial Scholarship and was awarded the 2005 Hospitality Design Award for her work on the Sheraton LAX and Sheraton Delfina hotels. 


Krystie OrtencioKrystie Ortencio
Krystie has multiple layers of experience within the design and construction industry having held various positions both as a landscape designer and architectural designer, and currently as a project coordinator for an architecture consulting firm. Her recent work involves overseeing and evaluating new and existing commercial, multi-family, industrial, or hotel projects. Krystie enjoys providing mentorship and guidance to young designers by sharing her various experiences and knowledge of design graphics and presentation. Krystie holds a Master of Architecture degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture.

Nancy LoNancy Lo
Nancy is a Certified Interior Designer in the State of California, and a LEED Accredited Professional, she is also the founder of d.Kode Studio, a commercial + residential interior design and branding firm. Prior to establishing the company in 2009, she has worked at several design firms as an interior designer and national account design manager in hospitality, lighting and dealership design. Nancy received her BFA degree in Interior Architectural Design from California State University, Long Beach.

Ian NoonanIan Noonan 
Ian Noonan is a graduate of the Masters Curriculum Interior Architectural Design program at UCLA Extension and has practiced Interior Design since 2004. His firm, Ian Patrick Interiors, caters to a residential clientele in Los Angeles and Orange County. Mr. Noonan has been a designer at the Greystone Mansion and Wattles Mansion Showcase Houses, and has been a featured speaker at ASID sponsored events as well as the annual La Cienega Design Quarter lecture series. He joined the faculty of Mt. San Antonio College in the fall of 2017.