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College Administration & Faculty‌

L. Nathan ClarkPresident
Robert McLaughlinAcademic Dean/Education Director
Maria ClarkDirector of Admissions
Eric CadenheadDirector of Financial Aid
Cindia GonzalezDirector of Placement Services
Jennifer DossBusiness Manager
Gloria LemusStudent Success Advisor

Evening Education Supervisor

Lori Hoffman

Master’s in Business Administration – Morrison University Bachelor of Science in Business Management – Morrison University
Certified Coding Assistant – CCA

Full-time General Education Instructors

Mike White

Full time General Education Instructor
ABD Anthropology, U of CA, San Diego, CA
MA Psychological Anthropology, U of CA , San Diego, CA BS Psychology, Merced College, CA

Janet Bierman BSEd, CPhT

Bachelor of Science in Educational Studies – Grand Canyon University

HVAC/R Service Technician

Department Chair

Darrell Easely

30 Years in HVAC/R Contracting
12 Years as Vocational Instructor
6 Years as in the Welding Industry
Nevada Contractors License for Commercial Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning Authorized OSHA Safety Trainer
Certified Safety and Health Professional
California Teaching Credential

Full-time HVAC/R Service Technician Instructors

Victor Rubio

HVAC/R Service Technician
35 Years of Experience
EPA Universal Certification
Carrier Chiller Certification
SCE Energy Savings Control Certification
Cryogenics Polycold Systems Service Technician Certification
SGC Duct Testing and Air Balance Certification
Universal Technical Institute-Phoenix AZ

Michael Wharton

8 years of experience in HVAC/R, Residential and Light Commercial
4 years Plumbing experience
Journeyman Sheet Metal Fabrication Card
York Affinity Certified Technician
Universal EPA Certification

John “Jack” Jaynes

30 yrs. HVAC.
Retired USAF.
EPA universal card.
OSHO 10.

Welding and Fabrication

Department Chair

Shawn A. Pratte BSBA

American Welding Society – Certified Welding Inspector
22 years welding/fabrication experience
Two navy weld schools
Navy coded welder NEC 4954/4955
6G P-1 ASME qualified welder
Journeyman pipefitter card holder
EPA universal technician cardholder

Full Time Welding and Fabrication Instructors

Christian Stradley

AAS of Welding Technologies
5 years of welding and Fabrication experience
3G SMAW qualified, 3G FCAW qualified welder
OSHA10, MSHA40, forklift operator, overhead crane certified, first aid certified, and Torchmate CAD operator

Ray Brown

30 years welding and fabrication experience
Qualifications GTAW 6G 2” 3/4” and 1”
1F and 1G stainless 1F aluminum
First aid and AED certified
Overhead crane
OSHA 10/30 hour trained

Artie L. Osborne

20 years welder/fabricator experience
U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant
U.S.M.C. Triple Distinguished

Darrell Easely

30 Years in HVAC/R Contracting
12 Years as Vocational Instructor
6 Years as in the Welding Industry
Nevada Contractors License for Commercial Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning
Authorized OSHA Safety Trainer
Certified Safety and Health Professional
California Teaching Credential

Facilities Maintenance Technician

Department Chair

Shawn Pratte BSBA

American Welding Society – Certified Welding Inspector
18 years Facilities maintenance technician experience
Navy maintenance “A” school
United States Maintenance technician, boilermaker repair maintenance technician, electrolytic chemical plant facilities maintenance/welder, Chlorine maintenance technician/welder dry wall board plant lead maintenance technician/welder
OSHA 10/OSHA 30 card holder, Journeyman Pipefitter card holder, EPA universal card holder

Industrial Electronic Technology

Department Chair

Brian McCarty

7 years Electronics experience
Associates of Occupational Studies in Facilities Maintenance
Certified Fiber Optics Instructor
22 years Navy Service
Electronics Technician
Electronic Security experience
Test Set Maintenance and Calibration experience

Full-time Industrial Electronic Technology

Thomas Williams

Associates of Occupational Studies in Industrial Electronic
Six years industry experience
Two years' experience managing High Voltage Power Supply department
IPC Soldering Certification

Part-time Industrial Electronics instructors

Raymond Hanson

Bachelor's Degree Business Major Eastern Illinois University
Associates degree Business Major Shasta College
Avionics Electronics Technician F4, F111, C5A, C130, C123
Certified Electronics Technician IL 247
30 years of Technical and Manufacturing management experience at IBM
5 years Global Technical Services Manager Arrow Electronics

Information Technology Specialist

Department Chair

Dr. Michael Gideon

BS in Electronic Engineering - DeVry Institute of Technology
MS in Information Technology / Security – Kaplan University
Ph.D. in Information Technology candidate – Capella University
Certified Online Instructor
Certified Computer Forensics Examiner
27+ years technical experience with over 15 years in higher education

Full-time Information Technology Specialist Instructors

Chris Curtis

Associate of Occupational Studies, Career College of Northern Nevada
A+, Network+, Security+ Certifications
Cisco Certified Entry-Level Network Technician
Cisco Certified Network Associate

Jameson Smith, CVA

18 years Information Technology Administrator and Security Professional
U.S. Army Leadership and Development Instructor
Associates in Information Technology
CompTIA A+CE, VMware Workforce Mobility, Microsoft
Certified Software Associate, Cisco Certified Network Associate.
State of Nevada IT Manager, Computer Information Officer
(CIO), MSP Project Manager, Cybersecurity Professional, IT Systems and Network Administrator

Part-time Information Technology Specialist Instructor

Dennis Przybyla

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science – UNR
15 Years of Experience

Medical Assistant

Department Chair

Carla Bennett - RMA

Doctorate of Literature - Salt Lake Baptist College
Master of Theology - Salt Lake Baptist College
Bachelor of Science, Psychology - University of Nevada Las Vegas
Medical Assistant - Career College of Northern Nevada

Full-time Medical Assistant Instructors

Yesenia Moran-Cristales AA

BLS Certified
4+ years Medical Assistant Experience
12 years Teacher Assistant III/Co-Teaching SPED & SIP
programs with Washoe County School District

Emily Smith

BS – Health and Wellness
7years as a Medical Assistant
12 years as a phlebotomist
5 years as a Paramedic

Crystal Munoz

Associate Degree, Medical Assistant, CCNN 2010
12 years Medical Assistant experience

Part-time Medical Assistant Instructors

Dr. Jarina Kong

Doctor of Chiropractic, Palmer College of Chiropractic, West 2017 graduate
Bachelors of Science in Community Health Sciences, University of Nevada, Reno 2013 graduate
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners Certified
Nevada State Board Licensed Chiropractic Physician
ICPA member since 2016
Webster Certified

Health Information Management

Department Chair

Gaylene Gott-Anderson

35 years in field experience
11 years Medical Billing Experience
Nursing/Medical Assisting in private practice hospital facility.
Pending CCA, RHIT

Full-time Health Information Management Instructors

Stacy Moore

16 + years of Healthcare/Health Information Management.
Notary Public
AHIOS certified in Release of Information.
Truckee Meadows Community College-Phlebotomy
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Truckee Meadows Community College
ICD-9 Truckee Meadows Community College

Part-time Health Information Management Instructors

Lauren Gustavson

Medical Assistant- Heritage College 2002
Associate of Applied Science- General Studies
North Idaho College 2012
Front office/ Back office/ Practice Management

Brenda Hardyman

Associates Degree Social Science
30 Years of Experience

Cheri Verrinder

30+ years experience in the Health Care Field
Medical Billing Coding and Reimbursement
Morrison University- Diploma in Legal
TMCC- Coding and Reimbursement Certification
TMCC- Phlebotomy Certification
Medical Assistant