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Aaron Ware is a Botanist at Heart
Class of 2005
Aaron Ware has been interested in plants since he was four years old. He gardened often with his “Granny” as a child. “I’m a true botanist at heart,” says Aaron... who currently works as a landscape designer. With California’s current drought, Aaron has chosen to work with cactus, succulents, and water-wise plants. He started researching and buying plants while he was still a student at OCS. He decided to pursue his interest after he graduated from college and attended an alumni core brunch at UCLA where he listened to a speech by the president of Rainforest Flora. That is all it took and he was then hooked! During Aaron’s years here at Oaks, he was a star football player and he went on to play four years as a free safety for the UCLA Bruins.
Kevin Richardson Works to Enhance the OCS Campus
Class of 2006
When Kevin Richardson came to Oaks Christian School in 2002, OCS facilities were still developing. Bedrosian Pavilion was not built and the Sotelo Aquatic Center hadn’t been expanded. Also at that time, the lower fields were yet to be developed and the OC Learning Center and OC Online School did not exist. After graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2011 with his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, Kevin decided to join his father’s company, PBJ Facilities Solutions, Ltd., which is responsible for maintaining, developing, and managing the Oaks Christian School grounds and buildings, as well as the Calvary Christian campus. Since joining the company, Kevin has earned the position of operations manager in charge of campus aesthetics, athletics, and operations of both the middle school and high school campuses. He serves as liaison on all large-scale projects and improvements--this year included the renovation and remodel of the pool, baseball field, and the softball field. Kevin lives in Brentwood, California.
Kelsey Alexander Shares Her Dancing Talents with Many
Class of 2009
With a love and talent for dance and mixing visual and performing arts, Kelsey Alexander co- created Kaleidoscope--a group exhibition dedicated to a variety of artistic expressions coming together under one roof. Through live music, art, dance, and film, artists collaborate to create a special event for guests to experience and enjoy. Kelsey founded Kaleidoscope with her friend Alexandra Palmer and the exhibition just held its debut production in August 2014. An alumna from Pepperdine University, Kelsey also is the co-director of the university’s resident dance company, Dance in Flight. She also recently starred in Dance In Flight: The Film, which tells the story of eight dancers and their remarkable life-changing experiences.
Bradley Gosnell Shares His Passion for Comedy Sportz with OCS Students
Class of 2010
Bradley Gosnell has returned home to Southern California to pursue his acting career after receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from Texas Christian University (TCU) with an emphasis in Acting in May, 2014. Currently, Bradley is working at a Hollywood theatre teaching improv. In line with his professional pursuit, Bradley has returned to OCS this fall to assist Mrs. Rosalind Allen-Enciso “Mama E” with re-energizing the Oaks Christian Comedy Sportz team which will compete in improvisional comedy with other area high schools. Comedy Sportz teaches teamwork and acceptance while discouraging negation,” says Bradley. “It’s the biggest team sport in the world where you have to trust others. It has changed the way I view and live my life.” Bradley was an active participant with Comedy Sportz before graduating from OCS in 2010. He is very excited to restart the team now that he is an OCS alumnus. He also hopes to provide some insight and wisdom to OCS students preparing for a degree in theatre. While a student at Oaks Christian School, Bradley was a star on the stage as a lead performer in many theatre productions including, William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and Midsummer Night’s Dream, as well as Fiddler on the Roof, The Man Who Came to Dinner, South Pacific, and The Diary of Anne Frank.