I’m from Seattle, Washington. I’m an instructor at Central Washington University campuses throughout Seattle. I teach classes from principles of selling to customer relationship management (CRM) at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. I’m also a mentor and content coach in Central Washington University’s innovative competency-based FlexIT program.
In addition to my 12 years of experience in the private sector selling to organizations such as Microsoft, Amazon, Los Angeles Angels Baseball, Expedia, and T-Mobile, I draw on my family history. I’m the third generation of a family of real estate investors and entrepreneurs. Collectively, my family has remodeled over 140 homes throughout the United States and currently owns and operates a mobile home park enterprise of 42 units, in which I develop and oversee the IT operation for the organization. I own a lending business that provides private loans to investors who remodel homes in the states of Washington and Montana, U.S.
My studies include five months at the University of Oxford, where I was taught by some of Britain’s top experts in computer science, foreign policy, and international business. I later added a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems and an MBA degree from Azusa Pacific University in California, U.S.
Building upon seven years of demonstrated college and university teaching expertise, I have had the opportunity of serving and supporting students from a variety of backgrounds, including active-duty military, veteran, international, ESL/ELL, minority, traditionally under-served, and other diverse student populations. I love working in higher education because of the diversity of learner perspectives, specifically, all the amazing people I get to interact with from an entirety of backgrounds. It is an honor and a privilege to be able to serve students on their journey toward greater opportunities and achievement.
Every time a student lets me know that the material in classes are helping them achieve more in their personal lives and careers.
I think all the typical challenges that instructors in higher education are facing: demand for current and relevant skills, high-paying job options, expensive college tuition, outdated curriculum and processes at many institutions, etc.
I think it’s important to have partners in the field who are hearing from students and colleagues on what the current issues and opportunities are on a regular basis. This can help create a synergy that results in better collaboration and more effective course materials.
I believe Stukent is one of the most forward-thinking and innovative companies in educational technology.
I enjoy red licorice.
Family — spending time with my wife and three daughters — tennis, snow skiing, and bass guitar.
My favorite movie is the original “Top Gun.”