May 18, 2024  
2023-24 Catalog 
    
2023-24 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Faculty and Employee Directory



Administrators

James Lemerond
President
Ed.D., Educational Leadership, University of the Cumberlands
MS, Training and Development, University of St. Francis
B.S., Health Arts, University of St. Francis

Vice Presidents

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

Heidi Ypma
Interim Vice President of Instruction
Ed.D, Higher Education Administration, Northeastern University
M.Ed., Secondary Education, Western Washington University
B.A., Education, Western Washington University

Executive Directors

RaeLyn Axlund McBride
Executive Director of Institutional Planning & Assessment
Ph.D., Educational Leadership & 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
Executive Director of Library, eLearning & Academic Support
M.S., Library and Information Science, Drexel University
B.A., English, Western Washington University

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

Joan Kammerzell
Executive Director of Enrollment Services

Dave Jungkuntz
Executive Director of Facilities
B.A., Urban and Regional Planning, Western Washington University

Deans

Ray Kubista
Dean of Professional Technical Education
M.P.A., Public Administration, Seattle University
B.A., English, Western Washington University
A.A., Arts & Sciences, Bellevue College

Julie Samms
Dean of Nursing
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
 
Matthew Santos
Interim Dean of Professional Technical Education
M.Ed., Adult and Higher Education, Western Washington University
B.A., Communication, Western Washington University

Katherine Honeycutt
Interim Dean of Professional Technical Education
B.A., History, Western Washington University

Directors

Christine Eder
Director of Student Life

Dean Fulton
Director of the Foundation

Mary Gerard
Director of Accessibility Resources

Jennifer Knudsen
Child and Family Studies Program Manager

Sherry Minninger
Controller

Anya Milton
Director of Corporate & Continuing Education and Work Based Education

Mark O’Connor
Interim Director of Outreach & Navigation Services

Susan Parker
Director of Grants and Strategic Initiatives

Curtis Perera
Director of Computer and Information Support Services

Tracy Reilly
Title III Activity Director

Foster Robinson
Safety Director

Hannah Simonetti
Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Zoe Fraley
Director of Communications & Marketing

Laura Singletary
TRiO Project Director

Faculty

Ryan Anderson
Instrumentation and Control Technology
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State

Brian Aries
Process Technology
A.A.S., Process Technology, Bellingham Technical College
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State

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, Registered Radiologic Technologist, American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
Certificate, Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
Certificate, Radiologic Technologist, Washington State Department of Health
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State

Natasha Barrow
Nursing
M.S.N., Population Health, Nursing Education Certificate, Washington State University
B.S.N., Nursing, Washington State University
B.A., Psychology, University of Southern California
A.D.N., Nursing (RN), Olympic College
License, Registered Nurse, Washington State
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 

Spencer Berger
Chemistry
Ph.D., Science and Mathematics Education, University of California, Berkeley
M.S., Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
B.A., Biological Sciences and Chemistry, Cornell University
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State 

Kevin Burkeland
Information Technology
A.A.S., Computer Network Technology, Bellingham Technical College
Certificate Professional Technical Education, Washington State

Thomas Carson
Nursing
M.S.N, Leadership and Management, Western Governors University
B.S.N, Nursing, Western Governors University
Certificate, Registered Nurse, Los Angeles County Medical Center School of Nursing
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State

Nicole Carter
Culinary Arts
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State

Todd Clardy
Nursing
B.S.N, Nursing, Western Washington University
Certificate, Practical Nursing, Bellingham Technical College
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, Washington State
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, Washington State
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State 

Damon Donner
Industrial Maintenance & Mechatronics
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State

Lisa Dzyban
Veterinary Technology
D.V.M., Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
DACVIM, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
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 in 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., Arts & Sciences DTA with Honors, Whatcom Community College
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State

Joseph Greshock
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology​
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State

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

Patrick Harris
Nursing
M.S., Nursing, Western Governors University
B.S., Nursing, Kaplan University
A.A.S., Nursing, Umpqua Community College
License, Registered Nurse, Washington State
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State 

Carolyn Haupt
Business
M.B.A, Healthcare Management, Western Governors University
B.A., Business Administration, University of Washington
License, Certified Public Accountant, Washington State Board of Accounting
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State 

Audra Healey
English Language Acquisition
M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, California State University, Bakersfield
B.A., Psychology, University of California, San Diego
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State

Nyssa Howell
Counselor
M.Ed., Community Counseling, University of Oklahoma
B.S., Psychology, Brigham Young University
License, Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), 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

Nina Karhinen
Dental Hygiene
M.S., Dental Hygiene, Idaho State University
B.S., Dental Hygiene, Oregon Institute of Technology
A.S., Dental Hygiene, Palm Beach Community College
License, Registered Dental Hygiene, States of Washington and Idaho
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, Nursing, 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

Julie Lange
Surgery Technology
B.A., Communication Sciences & Disorders, Western Washington University
Certificate, Surgery Technology, Bellingham Technical College
Certificate, Surgical Technologist, National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State

Michael Lanz
IMPACT Youth Reengagement
B.A., Interdisciplinary Concentration, Western Washington University
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State

Heather Lee
Radiologic Technology
B.S., Radiologic Sciences, Adventist University of Health Sciences
A.A.S., Radiologic Technology, Bellingham Technical College
Certificate, Registered Radiologic Technologist, American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
Certificate, Radiologic Technologist, Washington State Department of Health
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
M.A., Biology, Miami University
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
M.B.A., Business Administration, University of Phoenix
B.A., Business/Management, University of Phoenix
Certificate, Professional in Human Resources, HR Certification Institute
Certificate, Certified Professional, Society for Human Resources Management
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State

Kyle Miller
Welding Technology
Certificate, AWS D1.1 Welding, American Welding Society
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State

Shawnee Moreland
Nursing
B.S., Nursing, University of Washington
AAS, Nursing, Bellingham Technical College
Certificate, Practical Nursing, Bellingham Technical College
Certificate, Nursing Assistant, Bellingham Technical College
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 & Aquaculture Sciences
M.S., Marine Sciences, University of New England
B.S., Marine Biology, University of New England
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State

Bahareh Patrick
Nursing
M.S.N., Nursing, Leadership and Management, Western Governors University
M.A., Middle Eastern Studies: Persian, The University of Utah
B.S.N., Nursing, Western Governors University
A.T.A., Nursing, Skagit Valley College
Certificate, Practical Nursing, Bellingham Technical College
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

Michael Preuss
Electrician
B.A., General Studies, Western Washington University
A.A.S., Electrician, Bellingham Technical College
IBEW JATC Apprenticeship, NW WA Electrical Industry JATC
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

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

Calhan Ring
Mathematics
M.A.T., Mathematics, Western Governors University
B.A., Humanities, Western Washington University
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

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
Certificate, Nurse Educator, National League for Nursing
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 & 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

Jane Stermer
Nursing
B.A., English-Literature Emphasis, Western Washington University
A.A., Nursing, Bellingham Technical College
Certificate, Nursing Assistant, Whatcom Community College
Timothy Stettler
Civil Engineering
B.S., Civil Engineering, Western Washington 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

Emilia Tyminski Holdaas
Counselor
M.S.W., Social Work, San Jose State University
B.S., Environmental Biology & Management, University of California, Davis
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Washington State

Shelley Walker
Medical Coding
Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Adler University
M.B.A., Business Administration, University of Phoenix
B.S., Psychology, Walla Walla University
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 State 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 Department of Labor & Industries
License, Electrician, Washington State Department of Labor & Industries
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
Certificate, Professional Technical Education, Washington State

Alisa Wollens
Dental Assisting & 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, Washington State
Registered Dental Hygienist, Washington State
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
 
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