Board of Directors
Parent of DPHS Students, Wife of Eirik Paye (Class of ’89) & Daughter-in-Law of Jeff Paye (DPHS Teacher 1971-2002)
Tanya wants to live in a world filled with innovative businesses, books that come bundled with Swarovski crystals and a force field around her candy dish.
As a wedding and event planner with more than 20 years of experience, she owns and operates RSVP Weddings & Events in Santa Barbara. She is a serial volunteer who is involved with the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission, DPHS PTSA and the DPHS After-Prom board. She may not be a DP Alum, but she bleeds Blue & Gold.
Volunteering is a huge passion of hers. She has been involved with various organizations over the years such as: Girl Scouts of the USA, Junior League of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Rescue Mission, Goleta Valley Junior High PTSA; Dos Pueblos High School PTSA, and the Arts Mentorship Program.
Tanya currently serves as on the Board of Directors of Santa Barbara Event Professionals as Showcase and Events Coordinator.
When she’s not working or volunteering, you can find her whipping up a delicious meal for her family, reading a book, cuddling with her twin rescue kitties, or exploring Santa Barbara.
Rhonda (Robinson) McGaughey
Class of 1983
Rhonda is 1 of 4 siblings to graduate from DP (’77, ’78, ’83, & ’85). If you ask her, she would say she grew up at DP. She was in Cheer, on the Drill Team and a part of the Marching 100. After graduation, she went on to SBCC and then to marry her Junior High sweetheart, Tim McGaughey (Class of ’84 – Football MVP & Baseball Star). Together, with her husband, she owns McGaughey Plumbing, Inc. and have 2 amazing kids who are also alumni (Class of ’07 & ’09).
She has been the Cheer/Song Co-Advisor, along with Debbie Delawan Boe, for over 15 years. She coached Softball from 1996-2005.She loves her school and is very excited to a be a Board member of the DPHS Alumni Association. She looks forward to seeing our Alumni Association grow and become the best Alumni in the Santa Barbara District.
Class of 1994
Yen is the last of his siblings from a long line to have graduated from DPHS (’83, ’85, ’86, ’87, ’91, ’94). He and his family moved to Oxnard shortly after his graduation. During his time at DP, he was involved with the Marching Band, and Orchestra and played the trumpet.
After graduation, he attended SBCC and Ventura College before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps as an ADA Programmer. He was quickly promoted up the ranks to Sergeant before his 4 years enlistment term was up.
In 2002, he and 3 others founded a private technology consulting company servicing customers in San Diego locally, before expanding nationwide. He had a dual role in the company as the treasurer and as a Senior Infrastructure Engineer.
In 2015, he sold his shares of the company to the two remaining partners, and currently works as a DBA / Web Developer for the Stanislaus County Office of Education in Modesto. He also volunteers to support the Student Events program, as well as the Stanislaus Education Foundation. He, his wife, and two kids enjoy traveling, hiking, and spending time with the family. They also have two adorable small rescue dogs that they have adopted.
Class of 1989
As a student at DP, Tondi enjoyed staying active with several clubs; including being a Mat Maid for the Wrestling Team for three years. One of Tondi’s favorite teachers was the Wrestling Coach, Coach Hart! Tondi was also a member of the Ski Team and part of the Yearbook staff her Senior year. Some people would describe her as a social butterfly.
Tondi recently purchased a home in the Goodland, to specifically have her children attend DP. She has two children; a son who graduated from DP, Class of 2017 and a daughter, who is currently a Junior at DP.
After graduating from DP, Tondi went on to Menlo College and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications. She went on from there to work for her family’s business, Mission Linen Supply for almost twenty years until having her own property management company in Goleta. She currently serves on the board of the Santa Barbara Rental Property Association.
Tondi enjoys reading and writing short stories and poetry. As a teenager, she had three poems published in a several National Anthology Poetry books. She has a dream of opening up an Animal Farm to help people with Special Needs and underprivileged children to come and relax by taking care of animals.
She currently lives in Goleta and is very excited about helping the Dos Pueblos Alumni Association with events that will help reunite the Charger Family of past, present and the future.
Director of Membership
Class of 1991
Born and raised in Santa Barbara/Goleta, her roots run deep in the Goodland! Dawn graduated Dos Pueblos; Class of 1991. Two of her brothers are DPHS alumni (Class of 1982, and 1988). Her Dad Harry Callihan was the Head Athletic Trainer at UCSB for 32 years. The training room at UCSB is named after him.
At Dos Pueblos, Dawn was active in numerous clubs and activities; Mock Trial, Stage Door Theatre, and Honor Society to name just a few. In athletics, she earned Varsity letters 10 times between Cross Country, Track, and Cheerleading. She was a Freshman and JV Cheerleader as well. She was chosen to represent Dos Pueblos, through International Sports Exchange, as an outstanding student/athlete and traveled to Sydney Australia, and then Fiji, to run the City2Surf 15K.
In 1990 she was ‘TEEN Magazine: Miss Teenage America Grand Finalist (over 10,000 girls entered that year). Dawn was featured in ‘TEEN Magazine several times, received a scholarship, and travelled to Japan twice.
Following DPHS, Dawn attended undergraduate studies at UCSB where she ran Track and Cross County. After USCB she attended University of New Mexico and where she earned a scholarship by teaching Persuasive Communications: COMM 301 at UNM.
For 20+ years Dawn was a Regional Vice President/Director of Sales for large retail Corporations. 3 years ago she purchased a 6,000 sq.ft upscale Consignment Shop in Houston, TX. CBS has ranked it the #1 Consignment Shop in Houston and the store enjoys a large social media following. Her shop allows Dawn the opportunity to connect with the community and partner with numerous charities year-round. She also works directly with woman’s shelters and nursing homes to donate 1,000’s of clothing and furnishings items monthly.
Volunteering and Charity are a true passion for Dawn! She contributes annually to the American Cancer Society as a Corporate sponsor for City of Katy Relay for Life. As a 2-time Cancer SURVIVOR, this cause is dear to her. Dawn also serves as an officer or volunteer with several wonderful charity organizations including: K-9 Angels Rescue Houston: An amazing all Breed-all Volunteer Dog and Cat Rescue, Sigma Alpha, P.E.O, and Cinco Ranch Lion’s Club!
In her spare time Dawn loves to scuba or skydive! She and her husband also enjoy traveling, science fiction, and are avid movie buffs. They have 5 beautiful rescue dogs that they adore. Rescue is their favorite breed!
Dawn is a proud Charger and excited serve on the Alumni Board!
Director of Activities
April (Medina) Watson
Class of 1989
April is Mom to two current DP Chargers (and one more on the way) and co-organizer for her class reunions.
In her free time, you will find her in her favorite room of our house – the kitchen, paddle boarding on an endless search for dolphins or planning a celebration to bring her friends and family together.
April is a mom, wife and works part-time as Volunteer Coordinator for Dream Foundation in Santa Barbara. She currently lives in Goleta with her husband and 3 children and is grateful for all the connections DP and Goleta continue to provide. She is looking forward to planning some fun events for the Alumni Association to gather more alumni and bring together the people that make the school one to be proud of.
Class of 1991
Dan graduated from DPHS in 1987. Along with his siblings, Jeff (’90), David (’93) and Alisa (’10), his family has spent many years at Dos Pueblos. His two sons (Class of 2017 and 2020) attended Dos Pueblos and continue to carry on the DP tradition as 2nd generation Chargers.
In high school, he was involved in many clubs and activities and was a member of the DP football and baseball teams. He had the privilege of playing under the legendary Coach Scott O’Leary.
After graduation, he attended SBCC, and eventually transferred to and graduated from Cal Poly-SLO. After a couple years of working in the tech industry, he began a teaching credential program at Chapman University.
In 1996, he became a full time teacher and began teaching at La Cumbre Middle School in Santa Barbara. In 2003, he transferred to Dos Pueblos where he taught PE and coached football and baseball.
In 2008, he became the Athletic Director at DP. As the Athletic Director, he oversees the 24 varsity athletic programs comprised of more 800 student-athletes.
As a member of the Dos Pueblos staff, he looks forward to connecting Alumni back to Dos Pueblos and hoping to pass along our Charger traditions to the next generation of students.
He currently lives in Goleta with his wife Kim and son Nathan.
Historian, DP Foundation Liason
Class of 1989
Mark graduated from Dos Pueblos in 1978 and grew up on the Dos Pueblos campus.
His father, Gordon, was an electronics teacher from 1967 to 1997 and was also a well-respected coach for track and cross country for 35 years. Mark’s wife, Diane, graduated from Dos Pueblos in 1980 as did their sons Michael and Matthew in 2007 and 2010.
In 2003, Mark started to take care of the famous DP Helmet Car which started his current involvement in numerous behind the scenes projects at the DP. In 2013, he was the recipient of the DP Honorary Service Award. Mark has worked as an engineer and supervisor in the Goleta Valley for 38 years and is currently working at OrbitalATK.
Class of 1989
Born and raised in Goleta, Gina graduated from DP in 1993 along with her 4 brothers Jim Perlin (1986), John Perlin (1988), Joey Perlin (2002), and Daniel Perlin (2006). Gina was a cheerleader, involved in various clubs, and a member of the National Honor Society all 4 years at DP.
Gina was the first in her family to go to college and attended SBCC for three years where she received an Associates Degree in Mathematics before transferring to UCSB where she earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in Mathematics and a Master’s in Math Education.
Gina returned to DP in 1999 as a math teacher and has been teaching there ever since. Since 2012, she has also been a Technology Integration Coach, helping teachers integrate technology into their curriculum.
Gina lives the life of a working mom, dividing her time between school, carpools, sporting events, and spending as much time as she can with her husband and three children. In her free time she enjoys traveling, cooking, working out, and spending time with friends. She looks forward to being a staff liaison on the DP Alumni Board and connecting with other DP alumni.