TCD / Davea
"Hall of Fame" Distinguished Alumni
Inaugural Inductees:
Christopher Thielman '78
Culinary Arts
Glenbard West H.S.
Culinary Institute of Art
Northeastern Illinois Univ.
Roosevelt University (Master's)
Certified Executive Chef
Certified Culinary Educator
Coordinator, Hospitality Administration
College of DuPage

After working in industry, Chef Thielman became a chef instructor at College of DuPage in 1987. In 2008 he was named the Coordinator for the Hospitality Administration department.

Kathleen Tyndall '79
(nee McAreavey)
Automotive Technology
Lake Park H.S.
Ferris State University
American Honda, Corporate

Ms. Tyndall was one of TCD's first female automotive students. She went on to become one of the first women in the nation to earn Gold Master Level Technician certification. Today she is the National Manager of Engine Sales Operations & Export Sales for American Honda.

Steve Bachorski '80
Auto Body
Glenbard North H.S.
Owner: Countryside Customs, Inc.

After working in other shops, Mr. Bachorski opened his own business in Warrenville at the age of 22. He has served on the TCD Auto Body Advisory Committee for many years.


Katrina Hish '81
(nee Siefert)
Fenton H.S.
Statesmanship Award
Skills USA
Certified Cosmetology
Owner: Flare Creations

In addition to running her St. Charles salon, Ms. Hish is a member of the Chicago Cosmetology Association and does volunteer work for Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice.

Donald Kulinowski '85
Electronics & Computer Technology
Glenbard East H.S.
Vice President & Director,
Infrastructure Engineering
TD Securities

Mr. Kulinowski's career path has taken him from field service engineer to hardware lab manager to infrastructure engineering in the financial services industry.