Jul 03, 2020  
2020-21 BTC Catalog 
    
2020-21 BTC Catalog

Faculty and Staff Directory



Administrators

Kimberly Perry
President
Ed.D., Educational Administration, University of the Pacific
M.Ed., Agricultural Education, University of California, Davis
B.S., Agricultural Education, University of California, Davis

Vice Presidents

Walter Hudsick
Vice President of Academic Affairs & Student Learning
M.A., Rhetoric, Composition and Technical Communication, Eastern Washington University
B.S., Liberal Arts, Excelsior College
A.A., Liberal Arts, Mercy College

Chad Stiteler
Vice President of Administrative Services
B.A., Business Administration, University of Washington
Certificate, Administrator of School Finance and Operations, Association of School Business Officials

Michele Waltz
Vice President of Student Services
M.A.T., Instruction and Learning, University of Pittsburgh
B.A., Psychology, Allegheny College

Executive Directors

RaeLyn Axlund McBride
Executive Director of Institutional Planning and Advancement
Ph.D., Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, University of Washington
M.Ed., Student Affairs Administration, Western Washington University
B.A., Sociology and Psychology, Western Washington University

 

Chantel Fields
Executive Director of Student Financial Resources
M.Ed., Adult and Higher Education, Western Washington University
B.S., Community Health, Western Washington University
 
Dawn Hawley
Director of Library, eLearning and Academic Support
 
M.S. Library and Information Science, Drexel University
B.A. English, Western Washington University

 

Matthew Santos
Executive Director of Student Entry and Support Services
B.A., Communication, Western Washington University

 

Tami Willett
Interim Executive Director of Human Resources
B.A., Business Administration, Western Washington University

Deans

Ray Kubista
Dean of Bachelor’s Programs, Engineering, and Advanced Manufacturing
M.P.A., Public Administration, Seattle University
B.A., English, Western Washington University
A.A., Arts & Sciences, Bellevue College

Julie Samms
Dean of Nursing and Allied Health
M.N., Nursing, University of Washington
B.S.N., Nursing, University of Washington
License, Registered Nurse, Washington State
A.A.S., Nursing, Bellingham Technical College
Certificate, Practical Nursing, Bellingham Technical College

Heidemarie Ypma
Dean of General Education and Academic Support
M.Ed., Secondary Education, Western Washington University
B.A., Education, Western Washington University

 

Directors

Maeghan Demmons
Title III Activity Director

Christine Eder
Director of Student Life

Jake Fowler
Director of Enterprise Services

Dean Fulton
Director of the Foundation

Mary Gerard
Director of Accessibility Resources

Katherine Honeycutt
Director of IMPACT! Youth Re-engagement Program

Dave Jungkuntz
Facilities Director

Joan Kammerzell
Director of Registration and Enrollment

Jennifer Knudsen
Child and Family Studies Program Manager

Kathryn Mathews
Director of Corporate and Continuing Education

Sherry Minninger
Controller

Amy Navarro
TRiO Project Director

Malcolm Oliver
Director of Multicultural and Student Support Services

Susan Parker
Director of Grants and Special Projects

Curtis Perera
Director of Computer and Information Support Services

Marni Saling Mayer
Director of Marketing & Communications

 

Faculty

Tracy Bailey
Radiologic Technology
M.B.A., Healthcare Management, Western Governors University
B.S., Radiologic Sciences, Adventist University of Health Sciences
A.H.S., Radiologic Technology, Trident Technical College
Certificate, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Trident Technical College
Certificate, ARRT
Certificate, ARDMS
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State

Daniel Beeson
Automotive Technology
Certificate, ASE Master Automobile Technician
Certificate, ASE Advanced Engine Performance Specialist Certified
Certificate, Certified Journeyman Automotive Technician
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State 

Chris Brod
Geomatic Technology
B.S., Geography, Northern Arizona University
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State 

Wendell Brokaw
Industrial Maintenance & Mechatronics
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Central Florida
M.B.A., Business Administration-Finance, Rollins College
M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Central Florida
B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Central Florida
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State

Scott Cory
Process Technology
B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of California, Davis
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State 

Mary Curran
Nursing
M.N., Nursing, University of Washington
B.S., Nursing, University of Washington
A.T.A., Nursing, Skagit Valley College
License, Registered Nurse License, State of Washington
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State 

Diana Davidson
Nursing
M.N., Nursing, University of Washington
B.A., Biology, Western Washington University
A.T.A., Nursing, Skagit Valley College
License, Registered Nurse, State of Washington
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State 

Maria deCorpo
Culinary Arts
A.A., Occupational Studies in Culinary Arts, The Culinary Institute of America
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State

Lisa Dzyban
Veterinary Technology
Diploma, Diploma, Small Animal Internal Medicine, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
D.V.M., Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
B.S., Veterinary Science, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State 

Robert Edwards​
Heating Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology​
A.A.S., C/I Refrigeration, Bellingham Technical College
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State
 
Timothy Ewing
BAS Engineering Technology, Program Lead/Instructor
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Washington State University
M.S., Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Washington State University
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Washington State University
A.A.S.T., Arts and Sciences DTA, Whatcom Community College
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State

Ron Felix
Instrumentation & Control Technology
BA, General Science, Brandeis University College of Arts and Science

Kathy Follman
Nursing
M.N., Nursing, University of Washington
Certificate, Advanced Practical Nursing-Nurse Educator Specialist, University of Washington
B.S.N., Nursing, University of Washington
A.A.S., Nursing, Everett Community College
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State

Jeffrey Halfacre
Machining
A.A.S., Precision Machining, Bellingham Technical College
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State 

Hilde Hettegger-Korsmo
Pastry
Apprenticeship Degree, Chef de Cuisine & Chef de Rang, Salzburg School of Hotel and Restaurant Management
Certificate, Certified Culinary Educator, American Culinary Federation
Certificate, Certified Working Pastry Chef, American Culinary Federation
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State 

Nyssa Howell
Counselor
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Washington State
M.Ed., Community Counseling, University of Oklahoma
B.S., Psychology, Brigham Young University
 
Joan Humen
Nursing
M.S., Nursing Education, Western Governors University
B.S., Nursing, Washington State University
Certificate, Hospice and Palliative Care
Certificate, Nurse Educator, National League for Nursing
Certificate, Practical Nursing, Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State

Jacen Johnson
Machining
A.A.S., Precision Machining, Bellingham Technical College
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State

Russell Jones
Welding Technology
U.S. Navy HT-Hull Maintenance Technician
Ironworkers Local #509
Certificate, AWS-Certified Welding Inspector (CWI), American Welding Society
Certificate, AWS-Certified Welding Educator (CWE), American Welding Society
Certificate, AWS-Certified Radiographic Interpreter (CRI), American Welding Society
Certificate, WABO-Structural Steel and Welding Inspector, Washington Association of Building Officials
Certificate, WABO-Certified Welder, Washington Association of Building Officials
Certificate, WABO-Weld Examiner, Washington Association of Building Officials
Certificate, ICC-Structural Steel and Welding Inspector
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State

Holly Kennedy
Nursing
M.N., Nursing, University of Washington
Certificate, Nurse Educator Specialist Training 
B.S., Nursing, University of Victoria
B.S., Industrial Technology, Central Connecticut State University
Diploma, Diploma, Vancouver General Hospital School of Nursing
License, Registered Nurse, State of Washington
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State

Caren Kongshaug
College Readiness
M.Ed., Adult and Higher Education, Western Washington University
B.A., Literature, University of Redlands
B.A., History of Ideas, University of Redlands
Certificate, Teaching, National University
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State
 
Nils Landis
Electrician
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State
 
Julie Lange
Surgery Technology
B.A., Communication Sciences & Disorders, Western Washington University
Certificate, Surgical Technologist, National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
Certificate, Surgery Technology, Bellingham Technical College
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State
 
Marshall Link
Diesel Technology
A.A.S., Diesel Technology, Bellingham Technical College
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State

Mike Massey
Information Technology
B.A., Business Administration/Computer Science, Western Washington University
Certificate, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Certificate, CompTIA A+ Certified
Certificate, CompTIA Network+ Certified
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State

Brian McDonald
Culinary Arts
A.O.S., Culinary Arts, Culinary Institute of America
Certified Culinary Educator, American Culinary Association
Certified Executive Chef, American Culinary Association
Certificate, Servsafe Certification, National Restaurant Association
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State

Karen McGuinn
Dental Assisting
B.A.S., Professional Technical Teacher Education, South Seattle College
A.A.S.T., Professional Technical Education, Bellingham Technical College
Certificate, Dental Assisting, Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute
Certified Preventive Functions Dental Assistant
Certified Dental Assistant
Registered Dental Assistant, State of Washington
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State

Elizabeth Miller
Business & Computer Information Systems
M.B.A., Business Administration, University of Phoenix
B.A., Business/Management, University of Phoenix
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State
 
Kyle Miller
Welding Technology
Certificate, AWS D1.1 Welding, American Welding Society
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State

Peter Morgan
Composites Engineering Technology
B.S., Industrial Tech-CAD/CAM Spec, Western Washington University
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State

Andrea Olah
Sciences
M.S., Environmental Science, Western Washington University
B.S., Biology, Whitworth University
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State

Ali Ostadfar
Industrial Maintenance & Mechatronics
Ph.D., Engineering Science, Simon Fraser University
License, Professional Engineer, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Province of British Columbia
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State
 
Brittany Palm
Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences
M.S., Marine Sciences, University of New England
B.S., Marine Biology, University of New England
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State

Marcia Pedersen
Business & Computer Information Systems
M.Ed., Business and Marketing Education, Central Washington University
B.S., Business Education, Central Washington University
Certificate, Microsoft Office Specialist in Outlook, Access, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State

Anita Peng
Mathematics
M.S., Mathematics Education, Pensacola Christian College
B.S., Mathematics, Pensacola Christian College
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State
 
Tiffany Port
Nursing
M.S., Nursing Education, Northern Arizona University
B.S.N., Nursing, Northern Arizona University
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State

Gregory Rehm
Information Technology
B.S., Community Health Ed, Western Washington University
Certificate, Certified Netware Administrator
Certificate, Microsoft Certified Professional
Certificate, A+ Certified Professional
Certificate, Network+ Certified Professional
Certificate, Linux+ Certified
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State

Scott Reiss
Mechanical Engineering
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Vermont
E.I.T., Engineer-in-Training, State of Vermont
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State

Minerva Reyes
Cosmetology
License, Cosmetology Instructor/Operator, Department of Licensing, Washington State
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State
 
Jan Richards
English
M.A., English, Western Washington University
B.A., English-Creative Writing Emphasis, Western Washington University
A.A.S., DTA, Tacoma Community College
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State

Andrew Riggs
Automotive Collision Repair Technology
A.A.S., Auto Collision Repair Technology, Bellingham Technical College
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State

Coly Rush
Welding Technology
B.S., Agriculture Studies, Dickinson State University
Certificate, AWS-Certified Welding Inspector, American Welding Society
Certificate, AWS-Certified Welding Educator, American Welding Society
Certificate, WABO-Approved Welder Examiner, Washington Association of Building Officials
Certificate, WABO-Certified Welder, Washington Association of Building Officials
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State
 
Susan Rutledge
Nursing
M.S.N., Nursing, Western Governors University
B.S.N., Nursing, Western Governors University
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State
 
Sam Schmidt
Welding Technology
Certificate, AWS D1.1 Welding, American Welding Society
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State
 
Tiffany Schuman
Nursing
M.S.N., Nursing-Education, Western Governors University, Washington
B.S.N., Nursing, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Licensed Practical Nurse, Louisiana Technical College
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State
 
Katherine Scott
Nursing
M.S.N., Nursing-Education, Western Governors University
B.S.N., Nursing, Western Governors University
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State
 
Sara Smith
Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences
M.S., Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University
B.S., Environmental Science- Freshwater Ecology Emphasis, Western Washington University
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State
 
Timothy Stettler
Civil Engineering
B.S., Civil Engineering, Washington State University
A.A.S., Civil Engineering, Spokane Community College
Certificate, Engineer-in-Training, State of Washington
Certificate, Radiation Safety and Use of Nuclear Gauges, CPN International
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State
 
Erwin Swetnam
BAS Operations Management, Program Lead/Instruction
J.D., Juris Doctor, Western State College of Law
B.S., Political Science, Idaho State University
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State

Marty VandeKamp
Heating Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology
Certificate, Refrigeration Service Engineers Society Certification in Proper Refrigerant Usage
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State

Heather Wallace
Radiologic Technology
B.S., Radiologic Sciences, Adventist University of Health Sciences

Paul Wallace
Automotive Technology/Diesel Equipment Technology
B.A., Industrial Arts, California State University Fresno
A.A., Liberal Arts, Fresno City College
Certificate, ASE Master M/H Truck Technician
Certificate, ASE Master Automobile Technician
Certificate, ASE Advanced Engine Performance Specialist Certified
Certificate, ASE Light Vehicle Diesel Engines Certified
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State

Shane Weg
Nursing
M.S.N., Nursing/Health Care Education, University of Phoenix
B.S., Nursing, University of Phoenix
B.S., Animal Science, Iowa State University
A.A., Registered Nurse, Skagit Valley College
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State

William Wells
Electrician
License, General Journeyman Electrician (01), Washington Department of Labor & Industries
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State

Brad Willbrandt
Electrician
B.S., Psychology/Biology, Western Michigan University
A.A.S., Electrician, Bellingham Technical College
License, Administrator, Washington State Dept. of L&I
License, Electrician, Washington State Dept. of L&I
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State

Judi Wise
Transitional Studies
M.Ed., Continuing & College Education, Western Washington University
B.A., French, University of Central Oklahoma

Alisa Wollens
Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene Programs Coordinator/Instructor
M.B.A., Healthcare Management, Western Governors University
B.S., Dental Hygiene, Loma Linda University
Certified Dental Assistant, Dental Assisting National Board
Registered Dental Assistant, States of Washington and California
Registered Dental Hygienist, States of Washington and California
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State

Rachael Wright
Welding Technology
B.A., Anthropology, Western Washington University
A.A.S., Welding Technology-Aluminum/Steel, Bellingham Technical College
Certificate, AWS-Certified Welding Inspector (CWI), American Welding Society
Certificate, AWS-Certified Welding Educator, American Welding Society
Certificate, WABO-Certified Welder Examiner, Washington Association of Building Officials
Certificate, WABO-Certified Welder, Washington Association of Building Officials
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State
 
Laura Wurth
Engineering Technology and Clean Energy
Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida
B.S., Engineering (Materials Science and Engineering), University of Florida
 
Andi Zamora
Communications
M.Ed, Adult and Higher Education, Western Washington University
M.A. Speech Communications, University of Washington
B.A., Interpersonal Communications University of Evansville
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State
 
Matthew Ziels
Instrumentation & Control Technology
A.A.S., Instrumentation & Control Technology, Bellingham Technical College
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State