Behind the Resume #18 – William (Bill) Deckard

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

My new position is the Director of Public Safety Programs. I will be the Administrator of the Criminal Justice, Fire Science and EMS Programs.

Tell us a little about your professional background.

I have been in public safety for the past 40.5 years. I began the first 2.5 years of

One of my graduating classes in Community Policing Held in Abu Dhabi September 2014
One of my graduating classes in Community Policing Held in Abu Dhabi September 2014

my career at the University of Washington Police Department. I then lateral transferred to the Everett Police Department where I have spent the last 38 years before retiring on December 31, 2015. While at the police department I worked in every area of the department and promoted to the rank of Captain. My last assignment was as the Captain of the Investigations Division.

What was your first job?

My first job was working as a laborer for a construction company. I worked at this job during and after high school and into my college years.

Me at the Grand Mosque Abu Dhabi visited while on Community Policing teaching assignment
Me at the Grand Mosque Abu Dhabi visited while on Community Policing teaching assignment

What does a typical day look like for you?

Up early and begin with coffee, news and feeding my dogs and cats, not in that order. Quick check of email and off for a work out followed by ordering and billing for my private business, more coffee. Make lunches and off to work. After my work day I usually pick up materials for my private business on the way home or make some deliveries. Get home and feed the dogs and cats followed by cooking dinner for my wife and I. My wife works in Seattle and so I am home first and get the dinner going. Evenings are pretty quiet, relax with a little television, baseball in the summer, football in the fall and hockey in the winter. That about wraps up my day.

Describe yourself at 10 years old.

Always on the go, either playing with neighbors or completing chores at home.

What’s the one thing you can’t live without?

Me with my graduating class From the Royal Moroccan Police Department, Rabat Morocco
Me with my graduating class From the Royal Moroccan Police Department, Rabat Morocco

My Family, to include dogs and cats.

Are you messy or organized?

Probably leans toward organized as long as you don’t include my garage.

What is the most important/valuable thing you have learned in the last five years?

Don’t be in a hurry and listen to absolutely everyone from top to bottom.

What’s on your bucket list?

Trips to Italy, France, S.E. Asia and Australia and return to South Africa for a longer stay this time and while there take my wife to see Robyn Island as well as Table Mountain. Ski in the Alps in the winter and return to the Cook Islands in the spring.

While in Abu Dhabi, I had to see it to believe it! a gold bar dispensing ATM.  I didn't make a withdrawal.
While in Abu Dhabi, I had to see it to believe it! a gold bar dispensing ATM. I didn’t make a withdrawal.

What is your favorite hobby or pastime?

Favorite hobby is anything outside from Gardening to Skiing to Bike Riding golf and spending time with my wife, family and friends.

What are you reading right now/ what was the last book you read? Are you participating in any reading challenges?

I have just started reading “The Boys in the Boat.” No reading challenges at this time.

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

I would have liked to have been present when the first congress came together. I would have liked to hear how they debated issues and came to resolution. Was it as hard then as it is now?

Where is your hometown? Were you born and raised in the same place?

My hometown is Marysville Washington and I was born in Everett.

How many homes have you lived in since you were born?

9

If your life were a book, what would it be titled?

Another class of Abu Dhabi police officers from my Community Policing class
Another class of Abu Dhabi police officers from my Community Policing class

I’m not sure there would be a book as it would be too boring and would put people to sleep.

Do you have a favorite quote/ piece of advice?

The only advice I would give anyone is to trust yourself.

Behind the Resume #17 – Rebecca (Becky) Lamboley

What is your tiBecky Lamboleytle at EvCC, and what will you be doing in your day-to-day endeavors at the College? 

Title IX Coordinator. I am responsible for ensuring our compliance with sex discrimination laws, including prevention, training and coordination of reports.

Tell us a little about your professional background.

I started working on college campuses while an undergraduate, and fell in love with serving students. Specifically, I’ve worked in housing, mental health, substance abuse prevention and student conduct.

What was your first job? 

Working at a daycare.

What does a typical day look like for you?

Coffee, meetings, planning, reviewing and responding to a variety of things, and taking breaks to get to know students.

Describe yourself at 10 years old.

Full of energy, quick to help others, deep in thought, and a total “tomboy!”

What’s the one thing you can’t live without? 

My faith and my partner.

Are you messy or organized? 

Both! But I’m much more organized than messy (especially at work).

What is the most important/ valuable thing you have learned in the last five years?

Just keep going. Keep showing up, and just keep going.

What’s on your bucket list?

Going on a hot air balloon ride.

What is your favorite hobby or pastime?

Working or volunteering as an EMT.

 

Behind the Resume #15 – Hannah Lovett

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

I am a Program Specialist 3 with the eLearning Department. I will be troubleshooting and orienting students and faculty to Canvas. I will do orientations for students, and assist faculty with using Canvas as a teaching tool. I will basically be endeavoring to become a Canvas expert and resource on campus.

Tell us a little about your professional background.

I have been really blessed to try my hand at many different jobs in a variety of fields. I worked multiple jobs throughout my school experience to get a feel of what I enjoyed doing and what my aptitudes are. I started working at Everett Community College in the Student Activities Department (now Student LIFE) while I was working toward my Associates degree. I started as an office assistant, became office manager the following year, and then finally the Special Events Coordinator for the Student Programs Board. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Human Services from Western Washington University through University Center where I also worked as an office assistant and a temporary Program Assistant for WWU on campus. I completed three internships during the course of my Bachelor’s degree at Everett Transitional Housing, The Office of Public Defense, and Olympic Ballet Theatre. I have also worked for Imagine Children’s Museum in Visitor Services and the Everett Fire Department as an Administrative Assistant in their Training Department. This summer, I worked for tech companies like Valve, Square Enix, and Microsoft as a brand ambassador at events like the Dota 2 Championship and PAX Prime.

Pueto Rico
Pueto Rico

What was your first job?

I started working occasionally at my Step-Dad’s firewood processing business, Gold Bar Trading Post, when I was about 13 years old. It was hard work, but I was taught about running a small business, working with people from all walks of life, and to be alert and aware (flying firewood is no joke!) I also moved to Puerto Rico just before my 18th birthday to work on a Mennonite Mission where I homeschooled missionaries’ children and helped out with Vacation Bible School and the elderly population.

What does a typical day look like for you?

During the week, I drop my 11 and 14 year old sisters off at the bus stop and then head to work. Currently, I am doing a lot of training and learning the typical questions people have about Canvas by answer phone calls and e-mails. I am usually on campus from 7:40am-5:00pm. After work, I run errands, do chores, or work out and then crash in front of Netflix. My husband works 2nd shift so we don’t get to see a lot of each other during the week. There is never a typical weekend with us, sometimes we take short trips, catch up with friends, volunteer, or just be lazy.

Describe yourself at 10 years old.

At 10 years old, I was struggling to learn live without my Dad, who was a police officer killed in the line of duty when I was 8. I spent most of my time when I wasn’t in school outside on our 5 ½ wooded acres, taking dance classes, or writing. Even at a young age I had many interests and wanted to pursue them all. I wanted to be professional ballet dancer for the New York City Ballet, a detective, and an author. Ambitious! I still really love to dance, and take classes whenever I can. I have done ballet, modern, lyrical, hip-hop, jazz, tap, Irish Step-dancing, Scottish Highland and Country dancing, and dabbled in partner dancing like Swing. I wouldn’t say I am very talented, I just really enjoy it.

What’s the one thing you can’t live without?

My husband, Jared, and myself
My husband, Jared, and myself

That’s hard. I think I could live without a lot of things if I had to, but I have become pretty dependent on the internet. I definitely would not like living without my husband. He is my best friend and supporter.

Are you messy or organized?

Organized for the most part. I am a neat freak, but sometimes the time just isn’t there.

What is the most important/valuable thing you have learned in the last five years?

Do not compare yourself or your journey to other people. It will drive you crazy, and hinder you from becoming the best you can be.

My mom, Lori, and me at my graduation from WWU
My mom, Lori, and me at my graduation from WWU

What’s on your bucket list?

I would love to go to Ireland and England. Some of the family’s background is Irish and I have just always wanted to go there. I also love English television shows, and there is the Harry Potter museum…

What is your favorite hobby or pastime?

me and my friend Yuki at our annual International Lolita Day celebration this year (2015)
My friend, Yuki, and myself at our annual International Lolita Day celebration this year

I have talked about dance, but right now I am into Japanese Lolita Fashion. Lolita is a fashion based on historical Rococo, Victorian, and Baroque fashions (nothing to do with Nabokov’s novel). It is a fun way to dress, because it is like wearing clothing out of a fairy tale and people get really creative with it. There is a fairly large west coast community that gets together to do all sorts of activities from going to conventions to tea parties to going out to eat, which I participate in. It is a great way to get to know people from around the world, too.

What are you reading right now/ what was the last book you read? Are you participating in any reading challenges?

I listen to Dead Beat by Jim Butcher as an audiobook while I commute. Dead Beat is part of a modern fantasy/mystery series called the Dresden Files. It is so addicting.

My husband, Jared, and myself
My husband, Jared, and myself

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

I am interested in women’s studies and the evolution of gender roles, etc. I would like to witness some of the pivotal events in women’s suffrage, maybe picketing the White House or the 1917 march in New York.

Where is your hometown? Were you born and raised in the same place?

I was born in Seattle. I lived in Shoreline until I was 7, and in Machias until I was 16, when my family moved to Arlington.

How many homes have you lived in since you were born?

About eight.

If your life were a book, what would it be titled?

Truth is Stranger than Fiction, my life has been a little unusual.

My sister-in-law, Ariel, & myself at LeakyCon in Portland
My sister-in-law, Ariel, & myself at LeakyCon in Portland

Do you have a favorite quote/ piece of advice?

We do not need the magic to change the world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.

~J. K. Rowling

Behind the Resume #14 – Kathryn Smith

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

I work at the College’s Early Learning Center as their full-time Floating Teacher, which means that I go into classrooms where teachers need breaks – or help cover for teachers who are out – and help clean, change diapers, play with children, and in general promote the enrichment of our early learners. I literally ‘float’ between classrooms, since I am rarely in the same classroom two days running, and can sometimes be in as many as three classrooms a day.

Tell us a little about your professional background.

I actually started working for the Early Learning Center two years ago as a part-time teacher, since I was still a student, and became full-time this last fall quarter. Before that, I started my own private piano studio teaching beginning students in their homes. And even farther back, I began a small fiber arts business selling my own creatively spun yarn and finished products, i.e. bags, shawls, hats, fingerless gloves, etc. I continue with both businesses, and actively attend fiber festivals and pedagogy trainings.

My family outside of our Washington home
My family outside of our Washington home

What was your first job?

My first job was at a small puppet company in Tennessee when I was about fifteen or sixteen. They toured around the country with their own productions, collaborated with local artists and dancers to create new forms for their craft, and also traveled to local schools for puppetry workshops and performances. I would go to the small house they had their office and workshop in, and deep clean and organize after workshops and performances, file paperwork, and transcribe their scripts onto the computer.

My brother & I at our first studio, before we moved to Washington
My brother & I at our first studio, before we moved to Washington

Describe yourself at 10 years old.

At ten, we were partway through our second of four moves (six houses, five states, all in less than twenty years). I was homeschooled with a brother four years younger than myself, and several cats (this was before a farm was ever in the works). I had been in an environmental science 4-H club, and when we moved I started a Horse 4-H club, which I also continued in after I moved for the third time. The move was also the excuse I needed to quit learning piano, because at age ten, I hated everything about music and had to be forced to my lessons. Kind of crazy now that I am actually basing my career around it!

Corey, my strawberry roan paint
Corey, my strawberry roan paint

Are you messy or organized?

It really depends on the situation and how I feel. Some days I’ll be like a little hoover vacuum cleaner and go around picking everything up and putting it back to its proper spot. I’ve also been known to color code things and make compulsive lists. Other times I’ll be too tired or overwhelmed to move things and let things slide, until I can’t sleep in my room anymore because the mess is too much for my brain to ignore.

Here I am with my mom on Green Mountain above our house
My mom and me on Green Mountain above our house

What is your favorite meal?

I love the creamy mushroom soup my mom makes. She actually picks the chanterelles from our farm, cooks them and blends them, and then adds a ton of heavy whipping cream. We either bake our own or heat up artisan bread for dunking and then pour a bit more cream over the top before eating.

What do you do in your spare time?

I do a lot of music after work and on the weekends. I practice piano for my lessons, but I am learning the guitar, dulcimer, and Native American flute for a future in music therapy with special needs children. I also add to my fiber art stash; this summer I spun a dozen skeins of yarn and have plans for using up the rest of my unspun fiber. My family owns a farm, so when I am actually home on the weekends I help out with the feedings and basic farm chores. We also go hiking or driving up in the national forest behind my house and up the Mountain Loop Hwy.

What’s on your bucket list?

A view from my family farm in Granite Falls
A view from my family farm in Granite Falls

I haven’t had the time to make a true bucket list yet, but I do know of places I want to visit, or at least revisit. My family used to take a weeklong vacation in the fall, such as the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone, Vancouver Island, and very frequently England, since that’s where my mom is from. All of these places are places I fully intend to go back to for vacations in the future, though western Washington will always be my home base.

What is your favorite hobby or pastime?

Apart from my music and fiber arts, I like to spend time with my horse giving him brushes or bathes, and if I really have time work with him so I can start riding again. I also spend a lot of time with my mother, we’re very close, and enjoy visiting thrift stores and book stores, and watching Hallmark movies on the weekend.

Another view from our family farm in Granite Falls
Another view from our family farm in Granite Falls

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

I just picked up Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrel at the library. I have watched the miniseries they made of the book, and was so excited I decided to read it. There were almost thirty people on the waitlist in front of me, so I can imagine that a lot of other people really enjoyed it too!

Do you have a favorite newspaper, blog?

The Guardian.

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

Iceland’s October 24, 1975, called the Women’s Day Off, or as the men knew it, the Long Friday. Although this really was not a long time ago, it was a crucial moment in equal gender representation in politics, as the first woman president in the world was elected in Iceland five years after the strike.

Where is your hometown?

Technically, I was born in Raleigh, NC, but I only lived in the area for five years before moving to Sarasota, FL; then Augusta, GA; Centerville, TN; and finally ended up in Granite Falls, WA. My family has never stayed in one place more than five years, and moved with my dad’s job, so nowhere has really felt, or even qualified as a hometown so far.

If your life were a book, what would it be titled?

I would want it to be called: ‘I’d Rather Be Sleeping’. Because I probably would be…

Do you have a favorite quote/ piece of advice?

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

~Maya Angelou

Behind the Resume #13 – Carol Newman

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Fiscal Specialist 1 at the Corporate and Continuing Education Center. My tasks will include payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable and whatever additional support is needed.

Tell us a little about your professional background.

I worked at a CPA firm as a bookkeeper for multiple clients and tax preparation. Prior to that was the office manager and bookkeeper for a construction firm.

What was your first job?

I worked at Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour. We sang, clanged bells, ran a siren and generally made lots of noise as we delivered ice cream treats for people’s birthdays.

This is me around age 10 with the resident squirrel at a wildlife care and rehabilitation center near my Grandmother’s house in Ashby, Minnesota. My brother, cousin and I also got to bottle feed some orphaned baby raccoons.

Describe yourself at 10 years old.

I had a vivid imagination, and loved to read so I usually brought home lots of books and occasionally stray or injured animals. My dream was to grow up and be an archaeologist.

Are you messy or organized?

I’m a combination. I like to be organized for most things, but often my desk and work space looks like somebody threw it in a blender and left the lid off. Although it may not look like it, I do usually know where to find what I’m looking for.

What is your favorite meal?

A grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup.

What do you do in your spare time?

When I’m not working or in school, I like to read, write stories, hike, and go the gym. I also do some volunteer work with Homeward Pet Adoption Center and also help to serve meals to homeless individuals and families.

What’s on your bucket list?

Dennis & Carol
My husband, Dennis, and myself in Long Beach.

Traveling to Africa, Egypt and Peru to see the wild animals, the pyramids and Machu Picchu. I would also like to take my Mom on a cruise to Alaska, climb Mt. Rainier, publish a children’s book and “retire” to a beach house on the Oregon Coast.

What is your favorite hobby or pastime?

Reading, writing stories, hiking, travel and going to the beach.

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

Currently I am reading The Wrong Man by David Ellis.

Do you have a favorite newspaper, blog?

The Herald, as I like to find out what is going on in my community and the local area.

Granddaughters McKenna and Kylie

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

When Harold Carter discovered Tutankhamen’s tomb and its treasurers in November of 1922. Did I mention I was interested in archaeology?

Where is your hometown?

I was born in Park Ridge, IL, but moved to Kirkland, WA when I was three and grew up there.

If your life were a book, what would it be titled?

It’s a Wonderful Life – There are so many things to do and see, and I really value my family and friendships.

Do you have a favorite quote/ piece of advice?

“The highest form of wisdom is kindness”

– The Talmud

Dennis, myself, and our granddaughters

 

Behind the Resume #12 – Kyle Schmaing

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

Archives and Acquisitions Paraprofessional 2. I make the purchases for adding new material to the library’s main collection.

Me at Hirosaki Castle
Me at Hirosaki Castle

Tell us a little about your professional background.

I have spent many years in retail management and operations and after obtaining my degree, spent two years teaching English in Japan.

What was your first job?

My first job right out of high school was at Taco Bell.

Describe yourself at 10 years old.

Terrifying.

Are you messy or organized?

I am messily organized.

My wife and I at a Samurai Weapon Demonstration
My wife and I at a Samurai Weapon Demonstration

What is your favorite meal?

Blackened Chicken Alfredo with steamed broccoli and toasted garlic bread.

What do you do in your spare time?

I enjoy utilizing my industrious mind on a multitude of endeavors involving my PlayStation 4 or perhaps Netflix.

What’s on your bucket list?

Traveling to a host of countries, becoming certified in Iaido, and skydiving!

My wife Lindsey and myself
My wife Lindsey and myself

What is your favorite hobby or pastime?

Aside from video games, I enjoy hiking with my wife.

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

My most recent book read was Dark Blood by Christine Feehan.

Do you have a favorite newspaper, blog?

The Onion.

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

I would love to have heard Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

My mom and myself
My mom and myself

Where is your hometown?

Missoula, MT.

If your life were a book, what would it be titled?

“All the World’s a Stage,” but my life has a special effects budget!

 

Do you have a favorite quote/ piece of advice?

Life is about the moments, not about the past or future, so be present in the present.

Me and my family
Me and my family

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

Behind the Resume #9 – Steve Tuggle

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What is your title at EvCC, and what will you be doing in your day-to-day endeavors at the college?

Aviation Maintenance Instructor. I build lesson plans and presentations, as well as utilize all available training aids in an effort to provide an effective and rewarding classroom and lab learning environment for our students.

Outside our O'Fallon, MO home just prior to the pack up effort for our WA move. 10 July 2015
Outside our O’Fallon, MO home just prior to the pack up effort for our WA move. 10 July 2015

Tell us a little about your professional background.

Taking an airboat ride with Jean's parents in the FL Everglades, Nov 2014.
Taking an airboat ride with Jean’s parents in the FL Everglades, Nov 2014.

Post-high school, I tried a few different blue-collar trades, but none provided the fulfillment or career path I was hoping for. Having a strong mechanical background, and an interest in airplanes, I decided to enlist in the U.S. Air Force. During my nearly 23-year career, I maintained, taught, and managed personnel and processes in support of C-141B, KC-135R, C-17A, F-16CJ and B-52H aircraft operations. Upon retirement, I held instructor positions with the Federal government at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, an Airframe & Powerplant institute in Mukilteo, and an F-15 foreign military sales contractor in St. Louis. When this EvCC opportunity arose, I jumped at the chance to return to the beautiful PacNW.10-week-old Black Russian Terrier, Bogie, and 3 year old Johanna a few days after Bogie was delivered to us, the same day we arrived in Kirkland, WA, 22 July 2015.

What was your first job?

My first wage-earning job was working in the kitchen at a place called Showbiz Pizza, a franchise that was later renamed Chuck E. Cheese.

 

What was the most interesting job you ever had? Why?

Jean and I at Busch Stadium to watch the Cards beat my lovable losers, the Cubs. May 2015.
Jean and I at Busch Stadium to watch the Cards beat my lovable losers, the Cubs. May 2015.

My time as a KC-135R Pneudraulics Instructor. In addition to the typical hydraulic-related aircraft systems, our career field was responsible for troubleshooting and repairing everything on the refueling boom. That meant we had to be well-versed in electrical, instruments, cable and surface rigging, and fuel systems. I thoroughly enjoyed the variety.

Describe yourself at 10 years old.

Nephew and Aunt sitting on Grandpa/Daddy's lap in Lacey, WA. June 2015
Nephew and Aunt sitting on Grandpa/Daddy’s lap in Lacey, WA. June 2015

I was an active, adventurous boy who also liked to tinker and disassemble, reassemble or modify toys, bicycles, lawn mowers, etc. Sometimes successfully, sometimes not.

What is your favorite meal?

I can’t nail down one meal, rather I enjoy many cuisines, such as: German, French, Indian, Mediterranean, Italian, Thai, Vietnamese, the list goes on and on…

14-week-old Bogie and Johanna in Kirkland. 22 August.
14-week-old Bogie and Johanna in Kirkland. 22 August.

What do you do in your spare time?

Regardless of what we are doing, I enjoy spending time with my family.

What is your wish for EvCC 10 years from now?

To be recognized by industry partners and the general populace as the premiere school for aspiring aircraft mechanics.

One of the numerous hi-fi components I've had the pleasure of restoring and owning over the years. This all-tube McIntosh MX110Z tuner/preamplifier was manufactured in July 1967.
One of the numerous hi-fi components I’ve had the pleasure of restoring and owning over the years. This all-tube McIntosh MX110Z tuner/preamplifier was manufactured in July 1967.

What is your favorite hobby or pastime?

As an audiophile, I enjoy a modest hobby of collecting, building, and refurbishing hi-fi gear, with the ultimate goal of sitting back, relaxing, and getting lost in the music.

What are you reading right now?

Flying South: A Pilot’s Inner Journey, by Barbara Cushman Rowell.

Visiting with my parents at their home in Limestone, TN. June 2015.
Visiting with my parents at their home in Limestone, TN. June 2015.

Who is your hero/heroine? Why?

It may seem a default choice, but it’s genuine; my parents. Primarily because they made the hard choice of leaving everyone and everything they knew in southwest Virginia, and moving to the Chicago area where skilled tradesmen were in demand. Without an extended family network to lean on, they still were successful in raising two kids on their own.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

On the beach at the Gulf of Mexico while visiting Jean's parents in Venice, FL. Nov 2014.
On the beach at the Gulf of Mexico while visiting Jean’s parents in Venice, FL. Nov 2014.

Incompetence, especially if one refuses to acknowledge his/her shortcomings and redirects blame elsewhere.

Where is your hometown?

Buffalo Grove, IL. 35 miles NW of Chicago.

If your life were a book, what would it be titled?

Navigating Around the Thunderheads of Neurosis

Do you have a favorite quote?

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” Mark Twain

Under the Spectacle of Lights, Disney World Hollywood Studios, Nov 2014. L to R: my son Nick, Jean, me, daughters Alissa and Stefani, and her boyfriend Devin.
Under the Spectacle of Lights, Disney World Hollywood Studios, Nov 2014. L to R: my son Nick, Jean, me, daughters Alissa and Stefani, and her boyfriend Devin.
Johanna sitting on Jasper, while his son, Thomas, looks on. TN, June 2015.
Johanna sitting on Jasper, while his son, Thomas, looks on. TN, June 2015.
Johanna and our late Great Dane, Orion, in our O'Fallon, MO home. June 2015, and Fall 2014.
Johanna and our late Great Dane, Orion, in our O’Fallon, MO home. June 2015
Johanna and our late Great Dane, Orion, in our O'Fallon, MO home. June 2015, and Fall 2014.
Johanna and our late Great Dane, Orion, in our O’Fallon, MO home. Fall 2014.

Behind the Resume #8 – Kristina Saunsaucie

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Director of the Early Learning Center. Day to day oversight of the center to ensure high quality programming for children and a growth opportunity for teachers. Each day will always be a little different and usually not quite what you planned!

Tell us a little about your professional background.

I went to University of WA for undergraduate and then went on to Antioch University for a Masters in Child, Couple and Family Therapy. It has always been my passion to support children and families, and after doing therapy for a few years, I realized I wanted a chance to work with a broader range of families. I was hired to be a consultant at a non-profit Early Learning Center and within a few months became the Executive Director. After almost ten years there, I expanded my work to Snohomish Co and King Co and did coaching and consulting with many ECE administrators and teachers. During this time, I was also the Mental Health Consultant for early childhood programs at Skagit Valley College. Over the past few months, I realized how much I missed the leadership role and the on-going relationships built in an ECE environment-which led me to the Everett Community College.

Oliver's Graduation
At my son, Oliver’s graduation in June 2015

What was your first job?

I worked at my parent’s Ice Creamery on Whidbey starting from 11 years old. We had the first espresso on the island long before anyone knew what it was or how to order it a million different ways. We also had stand up arcade games like Missile Command and Asteroids, and table versions of Pac Man and Donkey Kong. It was the center of Langley for many years.

What was the most interesting job you ever had? Why?

I hope it will be this one!

Describe yourself at 10 years old.

The best word would be shy. Plus, I was finished growing, so at ten I was considered tall.

What is your favorite meal?

My sons, Ian and Oliver
My sons, Ian and Oliver

I love breakfast any time of the day.

What do you do in your spare time?

I like to be outside- especially walking on the beach and love to do Mixxedfit, kickboxing, and dancing. I also have a Fashion Consulting business that enables me to spend time with amazing women playing with clothes and finding our most stylish selves.

What is your wish for EvCC 10 years from now?

To be a thriving, growing environment for students and staff that attracts bright minds and creative thinkers. I also envision an ELC that is partnered with the academic departments so that the children in our care are benefiting from

What is your favorite hobby or pastime?

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What are you reading right now/ what was the last book you read? (Or, what is on your Summer Reading List?) Are you participating in EvCC’s Summer Reading “Book Bingo” this year?

I just finished Ann Patchett’s “Patron Saint of Liars” while I was on the OR coast for a few days. I am not participating, but I would be interested in the future.

Who is your hero/ heroine? Why?

I really have two- my mother Janet and my Grandma Olive. They are both incredible examples of strong women who make the best of the situation life throws at them.

Oliver & Ian
Oliver & Ian

What is your biggest pet peeve?

I have two- the first is being patted on the head either literally or figuratively. The second is people who believe the rules apply to everyone else but them.

Where is your hometown?

Born in Seattle, but will always consider Whidbey to be home.

Amphibian Vehicle Fun at Xplor in Cancun
Amphibian Vehicle Fun at Xplor in Cancun

If your life were a book, what would it be titled?

If my Life were a Book..I would want it to be titled. “To Be Continued…”

Do you have a favorite quote/ piece of advice?

“Do one thing every day that scares you.” Eleanor Roosevelt