Full Faculty List - Emily Griffith Techincal College

Full Faculty List

Emily Griffith Technical College employs more than 40 full-time credentialed, experienced instructors. In addition, the school contracts with more than 175 credentialed part-time instructors experienced in industry and trade. 

College of Trades, Industry & Professional Studies

Vivian Jeffcoat

Kelsey Glass
Associate Dean

Full-time Faculty

Jeremy Barrera, Instructor – Automotive Collision Repair
Certificate, WyoTech

Greg Begun, Instructor – Automotive Service
ASE Certified Master

Ismael Esparza, Instructor – Automotive Service
Certificate, Emily Griffith Technical College

Steven Garcia, Instructor – Automotive Service
Automotive Mechanic Degree, Lincoln Tech

Ricardo Dena, Instructor – Computer Networking
A.A.S., El Paso Community College

Matthew McFadden, P.E., Instructor – Water Quality Management
B.S., University of Texas
M.S., University of Washington

Jessica Lanka, Instructor – Welding
B.F.A., Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design
Welding Certificate, Emily Griffith Technical College
AWS Certified Welding Educator

Ryan Thomas, Instructor – Welding
Certificate, Warren Tech

Matthew Sartorio, Instructor – Welding
Emily Griffith Technical College

Part-time Faculty

Albert Habercorn, Instructor – Accounting
B.S., Metropolitan State University of Denver

Eric Remelius, Instructor – CAD-BIM
B.S. Information Technology, Colorado State University

LaMark Taylor, Instructor – Computer Networking
B.S. Computer Networking, Regis University

Stephen Garcia, Instructor – HVAC
HVAC Certification, United States Air Force

Trina Tenorio, Instructor – Welding
Emily Griffith Technical College

College of Health Sciences & Administration

Genene Duran

Full-time Faculty

Roland Martinez, Instructor – Dental Assisting
A.A.S, Community College of Denver

Tonya Robinson, Instructor – Dental Assisting
Certificate, Emily Griffith Technical College

Mary Konzier, Instructor – Legal Office
B.A. English, Colorado State University

Claudia Estrada, Director of Nursing Education Program
M.S.N, R.N., C.N.E.

Fran Robertson, Instructor – Nursing
B.S.N, University of Phoenix
M.A.M. – Healthcare Administration, Wayland Baptist University

Monica Johnston, Instructor – Nursing
B.S.N., University of Central Missouri

Rachel Washington, Instructor – Nurse Assisting
LPN, Decatur School of Nursing

Ann Oberg, Instructor – Pharmacy Technician
B.S. Biology, Loras College

Part-time Faculty

Abigail Jaquez, Instructor – Dental Assisting
Certified Dental Assistant, C.U School of Dentistry

Elisabeth Churchill-Fantz, Instructor – Medical Assisting
B.A., Columbia College
Certificate, Emily Griffith Technical College

Jacqueline Avila, Instructor – Nursing
Nursing Diploma, Community College of Denver

Virginia Buckley, Instructor – Nursing
M.S. Nursing, University of Colorado

Martha Cross, Instructor – Nursing
M.S. Nursing, Regis University

Nickcole Knabenbauer, Instructor – Nursing
B.S. Nursing, Chamberlain College of Nursing

Lauren Law, Instructor – Nursing
R.N, Columbia Hospital School of Nursing

Kristin Lyons, Instructor – Nursing
B.S. Nursing, University of Phoenix

Joan Ortman, Instructor – Nursing
M.S. Nursing, St. Louis University

Balvinder Kuar, Instructor – Nursing
B.S.N., Grand Canyon University

Christine Groethe, Instructor – Nursing
B.S.N. Concorde Career College

Leslie Cowles, Instructor – Nursing
M.S. Nursing, Western Governors University

Michele Schnoor, Instructor – Nursing
B.S.N, Regis University 

Jerlinda Harper, Instructor – Nursing
B.S.N., Denver School of Nursing

Becky Phillips, Instructor – Nursing
M.S.N, University of Phoenix
B.S.N., University of Phoenix

Kali Kouanchao, Instructor – Nurse Assisting
M.S.N., St. Louis University

Khalid Mahmoud, Instructor – Biology
Bachelor of Surgery, Omdurman Islamic University of Medicine & Health Sciences

Gabrielle Clem, Instructor – Phlebotomy
Phlebotomy Learning Center
B.A. Women and Ethnic Studies, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs

College of Creative Arts & Design

Sara Holzberlein

Laura Blom
Associate Dean

Full-time Faculty

Marisol Espinoza, Instructor – Barbering
Artistic Beauty College

Christina Larez, Instructor – Barbering
Certificate, Emily Griffith Technical College

Lymon Sneed, Instructor – Barbering
Certificate, Emily Griffith Opportunity School

Barbara Dudding, Instructor – Cosmetology
Quincy Beauty Academy

Kelley Mymern, Instructor – Cosmetology
Licensed Cosmetologist

Stephanie Reynolds, Instructor – Cosmetology
Artistic Beauty College

LaVonya Todd-Washington, Instructor – Cosmetology
Certificate, Emily Griffith Technical College

Timothy Inzano, Instructor – Culinary Arts
A.O.S., Culinary Institute of America

Lauren Webb, Instructor – Esthetician
Certificate, Pickens Technical College

Heidi Eversley, Instructor – Video Production
M.A. Information and Learning Technology, University of Colorado-Denver
B.F.A, Colorado State University

Part-time Faculty

Shay Aguilar, Instructor – Barbering
Certificate, Emily Griffith Technical College

Dane Vickers, Instructor – Barbering
Certificate, Emily Griffith Technical College

Gabriel Maestas, Instructor – Barbering
Certificate, Emily Griffith Technical College

Kirk Sutherland, Instructor – Barbering Crossover
B.S. Business Management, University of Utah
Certificate, Emily Griffith Technical College

Valerie Barela, Instructor – Cosmetology
Artistic Beauty School 

Kristen Sipres, Instructor – Cosmetology
A.S. Accounting, Arapahoe Community College
Artistic Beauty College

Theresa Elmore, Instructor – Cosmetology
Certificate, Lakeland Junior College
B.A., Eastern Illinois University

Shirley Reinhardt, Instructor – Cosmetology
Licensed Cosmetologist

Sheylen Say, Instructor – Professional Baking
Baking & Pastry Arts Certification, California Culinary Academy

Adult Education and Language Learning Center 

Ryan Yates

Chris Kilmer
Associate Dean

Hannah Wilkinson
CRESL Program Administrator

English Language Acquisition

Full-time Faculty

Rod Bennett, Instructor
TESOL and Culturally/Linguistically Diverse Education, University of Colorado
B.A. English Literature, Keene State College

Scott Hedblom, Instructor
B.A., University of Denver

Jenny Kunches, Instructor
B.A., University of Colorado – Boulder
M.A., Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education, University of Colorado – Denver

Kevin Satterfield, Instructor
B.A., Metropolitan State University of Denver

Kim Hosp, Instructor
M.A., University of Colorado – Denver
B.A. Social Work, Colorado State University

Shae Isaacs, Instructor
M.A., University of Denver
B.A., University of Colorado – Boulder

Katelyn Ponte-Krygowski, Instructor
M.A., SIT Graduate Institute
B.A., Linfield College

Liz Hoelzle, Instructor
M.A., Teacher’s College, Columbia University
B.A., Concordia College

Part-time Faculty

Karen Allred-Dennis, Instructor
TESOL Certification

Emily Mowrer, Instructor
M.A., Soka University of America
B.A., Soka University of America

Will Whitaker, Instructor
M.N.M., Regis University
B.A., University of North Carolina, Asheville (UNCA)

Valerie Lunsted, Instructor
B.A. Michigan State University

Connie Hwang, Instructor
M.S., Lesley University
B.A., University of Illinois at Ubana-Champaign

Diana Ord, Instructor
M.A., University of Colorado – Denver
B.A., Colorado State University

Katie Pham, Instructor
B.S., Hope International University

Gunilla Johnson, Instructor
B.A./M.A., University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Elizabeth Holdeman, Instructor

High School Equivalency

Full-time Faculty

Ronny Jacobo, Instructor
B.S. Psychology, University of Iowa

Ann Leonard, Instructor
M.A. TESOL, School of International Training
B.A. German, University of Texas – Austin