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Meet the Staff

Building Westmont's Future Together

Kati Z. Buehler Senior Director of Gift Planning
Prior to joining Westmont in 2007, Kati Buehler worked in the field of government affairs for 15 years representing California's agricultural industry at the State Capitol, and before then as an investment advisor and certified financial planner for Dean Witter Reynolds in Santa Cruz. She earned her undergraduate degree from Mount Holyoke College and a master's degree in government from CSU Sacramento. Kati enjoys helping alumni, parents and friends of the college think of creative ways to support Westmont through their wills, trusts, and other planned gift strategies.
Mona Motte Wilds Director of Gift Planning
Mona has worked in development for a variety of non-profit and educational organizations including the United Way, Boys Clubs of America, and Wagner College in New York City. She came to Westmont College in 2004 as a Regional Director of Development and joined the Office of Gift Planning in 2012 to focus attention on deferred gifts. Mona graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara with a degree in History and a minor in Art History. Her oldest daughter, Jackie Kiefer, graduated from Westmont in 2010.
Amanda Girdler
Gift Planning Assistant
Prior to joining Westmont in 2016, Amanda and her family relocated from their native home in the UK to Santa Barbara. In her previous role, she worked for 9 years as an administrator for a Christian Charitable Trust in Oxfordshire, England. Amanda provides wonderful administrative support for Kati and Mona and is an integral member of the gift planning team.

Office of Gift Planning
Westmont College
955 La Paz Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108-1089
Office hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
(805) 565-5068