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About Us

The Success Institute is a non-profit organization seeking to enrich the lives of young adults, ages 18-24, in San Bernardino County by connecting them to education, leadership opportunities, and community.

Supporting the Success Institute means supporting the success of future leaders in the community. We look forward to the accomplishments of the youth we uplift.

Meet Our Team


Judy Takano is the Chief Financial Officer and owner of the Career Institute. Her Master's degree is in Counseling from CSUSB and she excels in the budgeting, expenditures, billing, and auditing departments of the company. She is passionate about helping others set and accomplish their goals and dreams by employing her gifts of being objective, supporting, and trusting. 

Judy Takano

Board President

Becky’s background is software and website design, development, and management. She has a Bachelors of Science in Information Systems with minors in both Computer Science and Business Administration from Utah State University. She was employed for 14 years at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, designing, developing, and managing Family History systems. She is currently a Corporate Trainer at Salt Lake Community College teaching technology classes. Becky loves to travel, camp, and go to hockey games!

Becky Kemp
Board Secretary

For more than 20 years, Bonnie Lange has worked as an insurance professional, helping small employers create customized business plans. She has a degree in Business Administration and a minor in Marketing from Cal State San Bernardino. The needs of others and being part of a positive solution are important to her. For that reason, she serves as the Treasurer for the Success Institute and for Skituations, Inc., another non-profit corporation aimed at ministering to children. Bonnie enjoys traveling, photography, baking, and spending time with her husband Benny, their grown children, and their grandchildren.

Bonnie Lange

Board Treasurer

Cristine Holdaway has a background in accounting. She has a degree in Accounting and a Minor in Business from Brigham Young University. She has provided accounting services for the Career Institute and several other Inland Empire clients for the last 18 years. She also has been involved in church auxiliary organizations and loves working with young people. She has raised 5 children with her husband of 34 years and they enjoy playing with their 6 grandchildren. She also loves to read, bake, and exercise.

Cristine Holdaway

Board Auditor

Teresa Taylor
Fundraising Coordinator

Teresa Taylor is the Fundraising Coordinator for Success Institute. She skillfully oversees the organization and provides amazing resources to aid in the work everyone does. Teresa is gifted at creating partnerships to braid the funding and organizational strength that make our programs possible. Managing an organization that provides so much support to others requires an ability to keep people laughing and the atmosphere upbeat; this is another of Teresa's gifts. She is the director of strong emotional health and uses her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Brigham Young University to empower others to be their best. It is her passion to make a difference by sourcing funds for the Success Institute to be of significance in the lives of others.

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