Behind the Resume #11 – Lindsey Frallic

Lindsey FrallicWhat is your title at EvCC, and what will you be doing in your day-to-day endeavors at the College?

Grants Director. I’m responsible for bringing new grant funding to EvCC in support of our Strategic Plan, goals and resource needs.  I oversee and manage the College’s grant program with the support of two Grants Specialists, Mary Ann Gillis and Dan Murphy. As part of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Resource Development, we’re reaching out to faculty and staff in an effort to identify and secure grant awards that build on EvCC’s successes and address challenges to meeting our mission. My particular focus is on developing large, multi-year federal grant proposals.

Tell us a little about your professional background.

First time crabbing from a kayak
First time crabbing from a kayak

My career in resource development began as a UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduate where I had a work-study job at the Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education. (We won the first AmeriCorps grant in the State of North Carolina.) Since then, I’ve developed a strong background in corporate, foundation and government relations to benefit a variety of organizations including higher education, environmental conservation, health and human services and art.

What was your first job?

I worked as a hostess at The Original Pancake House every Saturday and Sunday morning in high school. Guaranteed pancakes at 5:30 am helped get me up in time for my shift.

LindseyDescribe yourself at 10 years old.

I loved school and was diligent about practicing piano, but any chance I had to play flashlight tag, go swimming, ride bikes or roller skate, I was out the door.

Are you messy or organized?

Yes.

What is your favorite meal?

My favorite meal is the one someone else cooked for me. It’s not because I can’t or don’t like to cook, but because food is such a huge part of our identity and culture. It’s a way to get to know ourselves and each other better.

Backcountry skiing is my sport of choice in the winter
Backcountry skiing is my sport of choice in the winter

What do you do in your spare time?

Sleep.

What’s on your bucket list?

Try mountain biking, visit Alaska, Central and South America, make a quilt

Climbing at Washington Pass with Friends
Climbing at Washington Pass with Friends

What is your favorite hobby or pastime?

I really enjoy anything that takes me outside, but especially alpine climbing and hiking.

What are you reading right now/ what was the last book you read? (Or, what is on your Fall Reading List?)

I’m currently reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Next on my list are The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan by Jenny Nordberg and Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. My book club keeps me accountable.

Do you have a favorite newspaper or blog?

Crosscut

If you could witness any historical event, what would you want to see?

The Congressional approval and ratification of the 19th Amendment.

Where is your hometown?  

I was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, but spent an equal amount of time growing up in Charlotte, North Carolina.

I live here, in Skagit County
I currently live here, in Skagit County

Do you have a favorite quote/ piece of advice?

“At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want” – Laozi

Behind the Resume #10 – Andre Guzman

Andre GuzmanWhat is your title at EvCC, and what will you be doing in your day-to-day endeavors at the College?

Associate Dean of Advising & College Success.  I will provide leadership for the development, implementation, operation and assessment of a comprehensive advising program and college success courses.

Tell us a little about your professional background. 

Utah trip with my family
Utah trip with my family

It was very evident after working a combined 12 years as a laborer in the fields and in a local manufacturing plant, with no opportunity for advancement, that education coupled with hard work was the best pathway for advancement.

Seven years later – and with much help from programs like TRiO – I had graduated from Big Bend CC, Eastern Washington University (Bachelor’s Degrees in both Economics & International Affairs, and a minor in Business), and Indiana University @ Bloomington (Master’s in Public Affairs – Economic Development and Policy Analysis).

After graduating from IU, my family and I decided to come back home to Moses Lake where I started my 9-year career at Big Bend CC.  At BBCC, I had the opportunity to serve in many positions, such as a coordinator in WorkFirst, WA Opportunity Grant, Outreach & Recruitment, and Disability Services. Towards the end of my time at BBCC, I served as a director of Financial Aid, and most recently as the director of a Department of Education – Title III STEM grant where I led efforts in redesigning the pre-college math series pedagogy (Emporium Model), design, and redesigning pre-engineering courses to develop a pre-engineering program for mechanical and electrical engineering transfer students. I was also responsible for a newly constructed STEM center where students felt welcomed, and fostered an excellence in teaching/learning environment.  This past July, I graduated from the Washington Executive Leadership Academy (WELA) supported by the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges and plan on pursuing my doctorate within the next few years.

 

My family at my 40th B-day
My family at my 40th B-day

What was your first job?

My very first job was working working in the potato and onion fields in Moses Lake with my family.  Professionally, my first job was at the Indiana Commission for Higher Education as a policy research assistant.

Describe yourself at 10 years old. 

Crabpot fun!
Crabpot fun!

A “Mama’s” boy!  I grew up on a 16-acre “ranchito” where each of my mother’s siblings were given an acre each, from my grandparents, to raise their families.  We lived in the country, so that allowed for some adventurous times with cousins, a love for sports, and an appreciation for family at an early age .

My momma!!!
My momma!!!

What is your favorite meal?

Anything that my mom or wife makes!  I think that’s the safest way to say it 🙂  Actually, my mom says that my wife is a better cook …only because she taught her all of her secrets! Also, my family and I love seafood!!!

 What do you do in your spare time? 

Enjoy hanging out with my family…especially my wife, Brandee, and daughters Breanna (13), Angelinna (9) & Amorra (5).  We like to enjoy the water, travel, good food, and just simply hang out!

 

What is your favorite hobby or pastime? 

The ol' pig roast!!!
The ol’ pig roast!!!

BBQ or Grilling for friends and family!

What are you reading right now, or what was the last book you read? 

I am just starting “Every Day I Fight” by Stuart Scott.

Where is your hometown? 

Moses Lake, Washington.

My family and I
My family and I

Do you have a favorite quote or piece of advice? 

Left to Right Angelinna, Breanna, Amorra
Left to Right Angelinna, Breanna, Amorra

“Be a good example and when you have to… use your words.”

 

2014 Halloween fun with my girls!
2014 Halloween fun with my girls!
Seahawk nation!!!
Seahawk nation!!!
Family pic at the putt-putt course
Family pic at the putt-putt course
My girls
My girls
Thirsty at Silverwood
Thirsty at Silverwood
My girls after a rollercoaster ride at Silverwood
My girls after a rollercoaster ride at Silverwood
My brothers and I... little brother continuing his education
My brothers and I… little brother continuing his education
My family
My family
After a nice dinner at Anthony's here in Everett
After a nice dinner at Anthony’s here in Everett