Faculty


Marcy Calnan, J.D, M.Ed
Marcy attended Southwestern Law School and received her Juris Doctorate in 1999. She practiced Corporate Law in Los Angeles, CA. Marcy teaches Introduction to Law, Contract Law, and Tort Law.
Corey Carter



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Nicole Faudree
Nicole attended Pepperdine University School of Law. Her practice area was Civil Litigation before coming to College of the Canyons. In addition to being the department chair, she teaches Introduction to Law, Legal Research, Legal Writing & Analysis, and the Seminar course.

Angela Fidger
Angela Fidger attended Whittier College of Law.  In addition to teaching at College of the Canyons, she continues to practice Civil Litigation with an emphasis on Insurance Defense.  She teaches Legal Analysis & Writing and Introduction to Law.

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Kim R. Gundlach
Kim graduated with honors from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. Her practice area is Business Litigation and Bankruptcy. Kim teaches Introduction to Law and Civil Litigation.

Matthew Rungaitis
Matthew graduated from University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law in 1990.  He has been in private practice in the area of civil litigation ever since.  He currently has his own practice in Santa Clarita, concentrating on general civil litigation.  Matthew currently teaches a course in contracts.
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Russell Thaw
Russell Thaw obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature from California State University Northridge.  He received his law degree in 1980.  He is a family law trial attorney. He teaches Family Law.



​​Lori H. Young MPS
Lori received a Master’s degree in Paralegal Studies from The George Washington University. Lori became a full-time faculty member in 2017 and has over 25 years of paralegal experience. She was formerly employed at the law firm of Thompson Von Tungeln, A P.C., specializing in Wills, Trusts, Probate, and Elder Law. She teaches Introduction to Law, Computer Literacy for Paralegals, Contract Law, and Estate Planning.
 
The ABA stresses that paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public except as permitted by law.