Faculty & Staff
A proud graduate of St. Joseph (Pinole), Salesian, and UC Berkeley, Dr. Heidenfeldt has known that he wanted to teach since first grade. When not uncovering the wonders of language and culture learning with students, he loves to travel (with and without students), to read, to exercise, to volunteer, and to gather people around the table (both at home and in class). Our Salesian community is always welcome to come into our classroom and see the good that our language learners do daily.
Br. Damien is a consecrated religious brother of the Salesians of St. John Bosco. He was at Salesian in 2017 as a Novice preparing to take his first religious vows. He returned to join the faculty and staff in 2019 as a Religion teacher to Freshmen and Sophomores and also to be a Salesian Animator on campus. Br. Damien enjoys scenic hikes, kayaking, and participating in youth ministry!
Steve Hogan is a Bay Area native born in San Francisco, and raised in the East Bay. After 12 years of Catholic school, he graduated from UC Berkeley in 2005 studying Music, Anthropology and History in the multi-disciplinary Southeast Asian studies program. In addition to directing the bands at Salesian, he is the moderator of the Salsa Club and the Jamland music club. He has travelled the world extensively studying and performing music, and continues to perform regularly around the Bay Area and beyond.
Mr. Jobe graduated in the Class of 2001 and returned to Salesian as a Psychology and World History teacher in 2008. That same year, he assisted the admissions office and the varsity boys basketball team. The following year, Mr. Jobe began assisting the junior varsity boys football team and became the head coach in 2013. In 2015, Mr. Jobe became the Social Science department chair. Mr. Jobe moderates various clubs throughout his time at Salesian as well. Mr. Jobe coaches his two daughters in their youth activities but most enjoys spending quality time with his family away from work and sports.
Mrs. Lorensen joined the Salesian family in 2018 as a math teacher. She is a member of the math department teaching Algebra, as well as a Title 1 Math tutor. She provides after school tutoring services to students who require extra support. She also provides additional math support throughout the day in the Study Skills classes. When she is not with her Salesian family, Mrs. Lorensen is with her children and husband on a family adventure.