Caitlin Thumma, Class of 2013, Cedar Cliff High School, Cosmetology

Caitlin Thumma is a 2013 graduate of Cedar Cliff High School and CPAVTS's Cosmetology Program. Caitlin came in as a guest speaker recently and discussed finance and enterpreneurship with current Cosmetology students at CPAVTS. She graciously took some time to answer our questions about what she has done with her area of study since leaving Votech.Alumni Spotlight February 2017

Here is what she had to say:


Describe the company or industry in which you currently work.

"I am currently a Salon Owner of Shear Crossings."- Caitlin Thumma


What other employment have you had related to your program areas at CPAVTS?

"I do hair at a local funeral home."- Caitlin Thumma

What additional education and training did you receive after leaving CPAVTS? Where did you receive it and did you feel CPAVTS prepared you?

"Very prepared, but always learning new things. I have attended hair shows, Webinars and classes of all kinds in the field of Cosmetology."- Caitlin Thumma

How was Cumberland Perry different than your regular high school?

"It was one of the greatest experiences I could have asked for and it taught me much more specific information, regarding my industry. It was amazing."- Caitlin Thumma

How was your industry changed since your time at Cumberland Perry? (technology, equipment, etc.)

"Cosmetology is constantly changing and you always need to be educated and up to date on new practices and techniques."- Caitlin Thumma


What is your favorite CPAVTS Memory?

"Winning second place at Skills USA. Getting my license the April before I graduated from CPAVTS."- Caitlin Thumma