Faculty & Mentors

Cathy Leather

Mrs. Leather started her career as an Art Director for both television and video post-production companies, working in Louisville, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. She later held product positions in technology companies that developed hardware and software for digital video applications. She promoted the release of Quicktime and ran a training seminar with Apple Computer at the AFI in Los Angeles. She was the Marketing Product Manager for the product that would eventually become Adobe Premiere. Later, Mrs. Leather worked for On Command Corporation as Director of Interactive Development and Production, and for Cisco Systems in the Emerging Technology Division.

Mrs. Leather teaches Animation, Graphic Design and Photography.

Stephanie Federwisch

Stephanie graduated from Mitty in 2007. Afterwards, she graduated from Carnegie Mellon with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Human-Computer Interaction. During her undergrad, she worked on EteRNA an online game that crowdsources RNA research to help advance medical science. She now works at Google and attends all of TKO's meetings and provides insight as a dedicated programming mentor.

Chris Loos

Mr. Loos currently works for KLA, a company that develops industry-leading equipment to enable innovation in the electronics industry. Recently, Mr. Loos has graduated from UC Davis, where he was exposed to the engineering design process. While he was at Davis, Chris worked with CNC machine and product design. He is proficient in CAD, CAM, CNC operation, fabrication, assembly, as well as a host of other abilities that greatly benefit TKO.