Meet Our Team


Geoffrey Gilmore, PhD


Principal Investigator

Dr. Geoffrey Gilmore is the Associate Vice President for Student Academic Support Services (SASS) at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM). He is currently our VTEC principal investigator.

Dr. Gilmore has been a leader in campus efforts to support student success since he joined CSUSM in 2007. Throughout his transitions on campus, he has been instrumental in improving the proficiency rates and services for incoming students and campus remediation rates, particularly in math. Dr. Gilmore led the development of the Personalized Academic Support Services program for students at CSUSM who experience extenuating circumstances adversely impacting their academic success.

He is an alumni of Washington State University where he earned a B.A. in Social Sciences and a B.S. in Psychology, an M.A. in Education Administration, and a Ph.D. in Education Administration.

Anthony “Tony” Jackson,

MajorGeneral (Ret.)


| Us Marine Corps Veteran


General Jackson is married to the former Susan Gail Steinbach of Lafayette, California.  They have two sons Brian and Blaine Jackson.  He is currently our VTEC director. The General is also serving as the chair of CSUSM’s Foundation board.Most recently, MajGen served as the Director, California State Parks and Recreation from November 2012 through June, 2014.  Previously, he retired from the United States Marine Corps on January 1, 2012 after more than 36 years of service.

During his Marine Corps career, primarily serving as an infantry officer, he had the privilege of command at every rank from Second Lieutenant to Major General. He served during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan and Operation Enduring Freedom, Horn of Africa.  His last assignment prior to retiring was Commanding General, Marine Corps Installations-West.   


Sin “Shin Ae” Kook

| US Marine corps veteran

Communications and Outreach Manager

Shin Ae is the Communications & Outreach Manager. She is a California State University- San Marcos alumni as a MECEP (Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program) student. Shin Ae served seven years in the Marine Corps as a driver and an additional four years as a public affairs officer. She then moved on to be a career coach at Easter Seals – Veteran Staffing Network in the DC area helping veterans, military spouses and their family members find meaningful careers.  Shin Ae most recently taught English to students in Korea for 2 years.

Shin Ae is our expert in communication and laying the foundation of trust to potential partners and supporters.

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Joshua Loop, M.S.

| Us Coast Guard Veteran

Technical Program Manager

Josh Loop is the Veterans to Energy Careers Technical Program Manager. He is an alumnus of the United States Coast Guard Academy and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where he studied mechanical engineering at both institutions. Josh served in the US Coast Guard for nine years. During this time Josh was an Assistant Chief Engineer, a Deck Watch Officer, and a Lead Regional Port Engineer.

Josh is our specialist in engineering and master in STEM terminology. Through his expertise, we are able to cultivate and build our government and private sector partnerships.


Moses Maddox

| US Marine Corps Veteran 

Veterans Retention Counselor 

Moses Maddox is our Veterans Retention Counselor. He is a proud California State University San Marcos alumni, with his degree in Social Sciences with a Philosophy minor. Moses has been working with veterans since 2008 but has concentrated on professional development since 2012. Moses served eight years in the Marine Corps as a financial management tech, graves registration specialist, and civil affairs specialist where he went on two deployments to Iraq. 

He is our resident expert in LinkedIn and networking.


Stephanie Trevino

| US marine corps Veteran

Student Support Specialist 

Stephanie Trevino is our student support specialist . She is a proud California State University – San Marcos alumni with her degree in Psychology. While Stephanie attended CSUSM, she was the President of the Student Veterans Organization and the lead mentor for the professional development program in VTEC. Stephanie served eight years in the Marine Corps as a supply admin and operations specialist. She deployed two times to combat zones.

She is leading the way in training and shaping our student veterans and becoming our expert in LinkedIn.


Jamie Rangel

| US NAVY Veteran

Data Analyst 

Jamie Rangel is our Data Analyst for Veterans to Energy Careers. She is a proud California State University – San Marcos alumni from the College of Business Administration. While Jamie attended CSUSM, she not only worked as a Business Administration intern for VTEC, she was active in both the Management Information Systems Society and Student Veterans Organization. Jamie served six years in the Navy as a missile system technician and deployed three times to combat zones.

She is our Salesforce expert and certified administrator.