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Wilkinson Alumni
A few of our 1,500 Achievers
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Alumni:  Adolescent, Collegiate, Professional



Chris Albrecht (Washington State, George Fox) All Conference, HS State Champion.

Currently a leader in HR consulting management solutions.


Bret Butler (Southern Cal), Top Real Estate 30 Under 30, Forbes Magazine RE Leader.


Taylor Childress (Vanderbilt), Freshman All America.  Post graduation, served as pitching coach with collegiate programs, then acquired executive management experience in the music  industry prior to joining a major distributor as  an Account Executive and Team Leader.


Adam Conley (Washington State) All Pac10, recently retired from  Miami Marlins. Volunteer in faith based ministry with MLB players and others in his community. 

David Dowling (Washington), HS Natl Honor Society, BB MVP, Led  Pac10 in ERA in 2005. Management professional in tech industry.


Eric Dworkis (Gonzaga; Cal), HS complete game shutout in State Final, All WCC at Gonzaga, All Pac10 at Cal, drafted by San Francisco Giants 2005, currently in real estate and property management.


Keaton Everitt (Washington), pitched only in senior year in HS, All Conf HM,.118 batting avg against, HS Natl Honor Society, weekend starter in college, drafted by NY Yanks 2005, currently a senior technical business analyst.


Will Fenton (Washington) All Pac10, All America, NCAA single season ERA record of 0.00, 14 saves in 32 innings as UW closer, drafted by Chicago Cubs, currently in construction management.


Johnny Foral (Incarnate Word). HS Academic All State, late inning reliever for UIW, a junior studying Rehabilitative Science.

Seann Hammon (George Fox) Natl Champ, pitched complete game victory in semi-final.

Seann is a sales management professional.


Kragen Kechely (Dallas Baptist), HS 1st Team All State, 2019 Missouri Valley Conf HM Scholar Athlete, 2018 1st team All Conf pitcher and first team Scholar Athlete, 2017 as freshman made 17 relief appearances, now a DBU senior. 


Sam Lindquist (Stanford),  HS: Team Captain in football and baseball, Male Athlete of the Year,15-5 career HS record; Stanford pre-med in human biology, double major in psychology, interned summer at Swedish Hosp in Seattle, pitched 2nd most innings on staff in junior year in 2013, drafted by Seattle Mariners in 2013. Professional in global investment management.

Nathan Thornhill (Texas) All Big12, led Texas in 2014 College World Series, giving up 2 runs in 16 innings and throwing a seven-inning shutout vs eventual CWS champion, drafted by Houston and Philadelphia during his UT career, currently a commercial real estate senior professional.

Michael Wagner (Vanderbilt, Washington State), HS All Kingco Conf, unbeaten in two years at Vanderbilt mostly in relief, transferred to WSU, becoming Friday starter, drafted by Texas Rangers. Post playing career and graduating from Vanderbilt, spent 4 years scouting with MLB teams before becoming a National Crosschecker.


Tracie Adix-Zins (DePaul) RHP All America, Big East Player of the Year, 2-time College World Series  appearances, softball coaching professional, currently Head Softball Coach at her alma mater DePaul University.



Kelli Kamimura (Washington) All Pac10, 2-time All America, 4-time All Pac10, 2-time Captain, Kelli served as an Assistant Coach at UW after graduation before moving on to become Associate Head Coach at Pepperdine, which then won 6 West Coast Conference titles in a row.  Currently serving in her 11th season as  Head Coach at Washington State U, she bas consistently raised the level of the program and won a Pac10 Championship. 

Lindsay Morgan (Walla Walla HS, U of Washington) 2-time HS State Champion, 4-time Team MVP. All Pac10, All America, made 4 straight trips to NCAA Tournament forUW.  

2022 Wilkinson Student News 

Wilkinson Academy Cardinals


Wilkinson Alumni
A few of our 1,500 Achievers
For their stories, contact us...

Alumni:   Adolescent, Collegiate, Professional


Position Players:

C - Jeff Blackinton (Rice), 2003 Natl Champs, at Rice on academic scholarship, Academic All America, currently holds a Neuroscience PhD from NIH and is engaged in RNA based virus research.


1B - Curt Rindal (Washington), All Pac10, HS 4-year Varsity letterman, Captain, All State, overcame collision injury as freshman at UW to become starter and 1st team All Pac10, drafted by Milwaukee Brewers, currently founding owner of sports chiropractic practice and team chiropractor to a university in the Pac12.

Kyle Carothers (Whitman College), two-time All SAAC Conference HM, college coach, now a strength and conditioning professional.

SS -  Matt Brewer (Whitman College), 4-year starter, two--time All SAAC Conference,

Team Captain, Masters in Education from Washington State U, currently Associate Athletic Director in charge of Compliance at a NCAA Division 1 university.

3B - Seth Haye (Pepperdine), is a Managing Director, Financial Advisor, and Senior  Portfolio Management Director at Morgan Stanley, where he is also senior partner of the Oaks Group.  Seth was ranked by Forbes as the #1 Next-Gen Wealth Advisor in America in 2019 and was named top 40 under 40 by On Wall Street for five consecutive years.  Seth currently serves on the Board of Regents at Pepperdine University.

INF/OF - Kevin Jackson (Trinity) - All Conference, BS in Accounting and Finance, Master of Accounting from Univ of Texas, currently a senior manager in a major accounting firm.

OF -  Ben Johnson (Texas) All Big12, 2015 Golden Spikes Award Midseason Watch List, Texas Baseball All Decade Team, NCAA CWS 2014, drafted in 2015 by Kansas City Royals, played in the Royals and the Colorado Rockies organizations, currently a company head of sales. 

OF  - Matt McElreath (Pepperdine) All WCC - Natl Champion), currently Regional Sales Manager for a logistics and suuply chain company.

Jay Miller (WSU) HS State Champion, All State outfielder, WSU career hits record holder and 2nd in career doubles, team MVP as a freshman, 1st Team All Pac10 as a senior and All America, drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies, currently partner in an investment firm.

Jose Rijo-Berger (Walla Walla CC, L-C State). Overcame tremendous odds as a youngster to become a leader in baseball and, later, in life, All America - USA Natl Team, drafted by the NY Mets,founder-owner-President of a leading baseball - softball academy located in western Washington and in Arizona.

Cole Quintanilla (Cedar Park HS, University of Texas).  RHP who overcame an injury to become to contribute to the College World Series team of 2021.  He became a 9th round selection of the MLB's Washington Nationals.


Ashley Charters  Guttu (Washington) SS, 3-time All America - 2009 Natl Champion, 2-time CWS All Tournament Team, Team USA World Cup Champion, National Pro Softball League player, winning a league championship. Currently raising a family with her husband and serving as a marketing rep and softball clinician and mentor.


Krista Colburn Monrean (UCLA) OF, 4-year starter, 3-time All Pac10, 2-time All America, All Tournament Team at College World Series in 2007, 2-time Academic All Pac10, Undergraduate Assistant Coach for UCLA following her playing career, currently raising a family with her husband while being a senior account manager in the banking industry. 

Dani Weir (Boston College), HS Captain and State Champion along with teammates Amanda Fleischman (Washington) and Lauren Hamilton (Fairleigh-Dickinson), All State at 1B, 4-year starter at BC,  currently owns-operates DW Softball, a performance academy in her home town, where she also (following in her Hall of Fame dad's footsteps) coaches her HS alma mater, which has won a State Champioinship under her care, and she was named National HS Softball Coach of the Year in 2014.

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Ashley Charters
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Tim Proudfoot
Cole Quintanilla
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