Michael Barendse, instructor of Accounting, earned an MBA from UCLA. He is also a
licensed CPA in the state of California. As an adjunct instructor, Michael taught
graduate and undergraduate business and accounting classes at Cerritos College, Marymount
College and Webster University.
Brian Keliher is a full-time instructor at Grossmont College where he teaches Business
Communication and Business Law. His academic background includes a BBA degree from
Eastern Michigan University and a J.D. from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Brian
brings significant real-life business experience to the classroom including work as
a freelance journalist for San Diego Lawyer Magazine that resulted in a San Diego
Press Club Award for a published interview with novelist Scott Turow. Many years of
his pre-teaching career were spent as owner of a boutique PR agency where clients
received exposure in media including The New York Times, Los Angles Times, and NPR. His law practice focused on entertainment/publishing law where he negotiated
contracts with major media companies such as Disney, 20th Century Fox, Simon & Schuster and Penguin Publishing.