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

Gideon Geisel, M. Ed.
Dean

Katie Wolters
Associate Dean

Kelsey Glass
Dean of Apprenticeship

Full-time Faculty

Greg Begun, Instructor – Automotive Service
ASE Certified Master, National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence

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

Blake Madrid, Instructor – Construction Essentials
M.B.A., University of Phoenix

Matthew Langan, Instructor – HVAC
H & VA Supervisor License, City and County of Denver

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

Jessica Lanka, Instructor – Welding 1
B.F.A., Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design
Welding Certificate, Emily Griffith Technical College
AWS Certified Welding Educator

Matthew Sartorio, Instructor – Welding 1
Certificate, Emily Griffith Technical College

Trina Tenorio, Instructor – Welding 1
Certificate, Emily Griffith Technical College

Part-time Faculty

Christopher Zettle, Instructor – Accounting
BS, University of Texas – Dallas

Jeremy Barrera, Instructor – Automotive Collision Repair
Certificate, WyoTech

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

Jackie Montes, Instructor – Geographic Information Systems
MS, University of Denver

April Long, Instructor – Web Development
B.A., University of Colorado

Justin Maxheimer, Shop Tech – Welding 1
Certified Welder, AWS

Joe Fiore, Shop Tech – Automotive Service
Certificate, Emily Griffith Technical College

College of Health Sciences & Administration

Genene Duran
Dean

Carlos Lopez
Associate Dean

Marie Quinn
Director of Nursing

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

Peggy Korman, Instructor – Practical Nursing
M.A., New York University

Amanda Gordon, Instructor – Practical Nursing
BSN, Tarleton State University

Patricia Hadley, Instructor – Practical Nursing
BSN, Eastern Michigan University

Laura Mikkelsen, Instructor – Nurse Assisting
Master of Science in Nursing, Drexel University

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

Rosalina Delgado-Robles, Instructor – Medical Administrative Assistant
MS, Grand Canyon University

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

Part-time Faculty

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

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

Kristin Ryan, Instructor – Practical Nursing
B.S. Nursing, University of Phoenix

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

Michele Schnoor, Instructor – Nurse Assisting
B.S.N, Regis University 

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

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

Marian Hawley, Instructor – Practical Nursing
BSN, Denver College of Nursing

Rebecca Dethman, Instructor – Practical Nursing
MSN, Denver School of Nursing

Sarah Owen, Instructor – Practical Nursing
BSN, Western Governors University

Sarah Weller, Instructor – Practical Nursing
BSN, Chamberlain School of NursingSeifu Tulu, Instructor – Practical Nursing
MSN, University of Colorado

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
Dean

Laura Blom
Associate Dean

Full-time Faculty

Marisol Espinoza, Instructor – Barbering
Certificate, Emily Griffith Technical College

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

Lymon Sneed, Instructor – Barbering
Certificate, Emily Griffith Techincal College

Barbara Dudding, Instructor – Cosmetology
AA, Quincy Beauty Academy

Kelley Berzinskas, Instructor – Cosmetology
Licensed Cosmetologist, 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

Blake Stine, Instructor – Culinary Arts
AS, Art Institute of Colorado

Lauren Bitz, Instructor – Esthetician
Certificate, Pickens Technical College

Simonique Grissom, Instructor – Massage

Heidi Eversley, Instructor – Multimedia and 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

Valerie Barela, Instructor – Cosmetology
Licensed Cosmetologist, Artistic Beauty School 

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

Shirley Reinhardt, Instructor – Cosmetology
Licensed Cosmetologist, Empire Beauty College

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

Adult Education and Language Learning Center 

Ryan Yates
Dean

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

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 Urbana-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