Kaleidoscope Career Day at MBHS
Thirty-one local professionals talked with MBHS students about career avenues.
Thursday, February 9, 2023 -- The annual Kaleidoscope Conference, which serves as a ‘career day’ for Mountain Brook High School students, was held on Wednesday morning at MBHS. Thirty-one professionals from the greater Birmingham area spoke to students in small groups about what they do for a living and shared advice for student's careers beyond high school.
The event, which is put on by the school's PTO, allowed students to attend three 25-minute sessions to hear about a variety of professions. The following list includes Kaleidoscope's speakers and their various professions:
Alex Hinson, CEO, Resource Management Services, LLC (RMS) (Land Mgmt. Forestry) David Malone and John Malone, Partner, Financial Advisor, First Call Financial Dr. John Kast, MD, Neurological Surgeon, Baptist South Medical Center Eric Eshleman, Director of Golf, CC of Birmingham Eric Gunn and Susan Stabler, Chief Preconstruction Manager, Brasfield & Gorrie Handley Smith, Owner and Executive planner at Handley Breaux Designs Jake Jordan, Head Athletic Trainer, MBHS Janet Skinner, CRNP, Children's Hospital of Alabama, NICU Jay Brandrup, Web Development, Principal, Kinetic Jeffrey Brewer, AIA, Architecture, CEO, Goodwyn Mills Cawood (GMC) Jeffrey Orkus, Hospitality, GM/COO, Country Club of Birmingham Amy Murphy, The Amy Murphy Studio, LLC (Music) Laura Finch, Licensed Professional Counselor, LLF Counseling Michael Bell, Advertising Brand Strategist, The Modern Brand Co. Nick Grabowski, CPA, Ernst & Young Rebecca Morris, Senior VP of External Affairs, Embrace Alabama Kids/Embrace Florida Kids (United Methodist Children's Home) (Social Work) Sally George, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Therapy South Crestline Sarah Long, PharmD, BCPS, UAB hospital / Crestline Pharmacy Shannon Riley, Ambipar Response CEO USA Operations (Engineering) Virginia McCary, Interior Designer, Virginia McCary Design Dee Jackson, CBS42 Sports Anchor, CBS42 Caroline Ezelle and Helen Drennen, Realtor. Drennen-Ezelle group Carolyne Kontomitras, Entreprenuer, Bijou Bill Garner, Teacher, Crestline Elementary Chuck Redden, ROTC, CEO, AutoTec Craig Martin, Veterinarian, Village Pet Care PC David Faulkner, State Representative and Attorney/Partner, Alabama House of Representatives and Christian & Small law firm Dr. David C. Hufham, Hufham Orthodontist
MBHS would like to thank the speakers for volunteering their time and expertise as well as the PTO council and committee members for making this event possible.