NameBiography
Cathy Barbouletos Cathy Barbouletos has a Masters in Forestry and Hydrology. She has a forest supervisor for the Flathead National Forest from 1998-2010.
Byron Beers
Carol Buchanan Instructor Carol Buchanan is an award-winning author of four historical novels about the Vigilantes, a series she has dubbed the "Vigilante Quartet." With a Ph.D. in English Literature and History, she has been called "an historian with a novelist's ear capable of rending the individual voices of character into the orchestral narrative of a sweeping story." (Books are available in the FVCC bookstore.
Ben Butts
Susi Byrne
Cindy Carpenter Cindy Carpenter holds the two top Human Resource certifications - the SPHR (Senior Professional Human Resources) and SHRM-SCP (Society of Human Resource Management - Senior Certified Professional). With a degree in Business Education from the University of Monatana, she has over 25 years of training experience primarily focused on human resource and people topics. To compliment her training background, she has been a practicing Human Resource professional since 1996 in the Banking and Insurance industries. You will find that Cindy provides a valuable combination of training, education, business ownership and real life experience to all training she facilitates.
Marita Combs
Elizabeth Cummings
Kathleen Dunnehoff Kathy Dunnehoff is a national bestselling and Zola award winning novelist and screenwriter. A "hybrid" author, she's both independently published through her business, Blue House Publishing, and traditionally published. She's taught writing and creativity courses at FVCC for over 20 years and presents writing workshops for both creative writers and those wishing to become more effective in their daily business communication.
Staff Flathead City-County Health
Nick Fucci Nick's work has been published throughout 11 countries and in over 70 different calendars, books, magazines including Montana Magazine, Montana Outdoors, Alaska magazine and Flathead Living. He has been teaching photography classes through the Continuing Education since 2006.
Dan Gorton
Jennifer Griffith
Shannon Hanson Shannon Hanson has been playing with computers since the early eighties. A lot has changed - In the early days much of his computer time was spent programming his TRS-80 CoCo computer to play Judas Priest songs. Since then, Shannon has followed and tried to stay ahead of the rapid changes in technology. Shannon still enjoys programming but has moved on from guitar solos.
He wrote his first invoice in 1993, transforming himself from Computer Junky to Professional Computer Junky - As the owner/operator of The Computer Doctor, he repairs computers, consults on all sorts of technology matters, facilitates seminars on the importance of Social Media, and teaches technology classes at FVCC.
Stephanie Juneau
Katharina Junker
Michelle Kaney
Ashley Mason Ashley Mason is a Geologist and former Glacier Park Naturalist. She has been a conservation educator and naturalist in NW Montana since 1992 and has worked for organizations such as The Glacier Institute, Road Scholars, and Flathead Audubon Society.
Benjamin Charli Mattison B. Charles (Charlie) Mattison grew up in San Diego where his grandfather, who was a blacksmith and a miner, not only exposed him to forming metal, but to the wonder of gems and minerals. In his twenties, he simultaneously taught himself silversmithing and lapidary. Charlie took courses with the Gemological Institute of America and through the jewelry program at FVCC. His work has been displayed at the Phoenix Art Museum and the Grand Canyon tourist center.
Allison McCarthy Allison McCarthy brings to her instruction a powerful combination of high energy and practical tools, with overwhelmingly rave reviews, both through her business and as an adjunct faculty instructor for the FVCC Continuing Education Center. Allison began her career working for several large corporations in a variety of leadership positions. Since 1995, she has been running her own Flathead Valley management and computer training business, having effectively instructed thousands of people on technical computer, interpersonal and management skills.
George Michels
Steven Miller Steve has 35 years of teaching and professional fashion illustration experience. He is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor at The School of Art Institute of Chicago and has been teaching there since 1991. Primarily working for major retailers such as Nordstrom, Bullocks, and Dillard's department store, his work has been represented by various galleries and is in numerous private and corporate collections. He has maintained a fashion studio in Chicago working for designers, retailers and manufacturers. Steve works in all major mediums and has been published by Laurence King Publishing, London UK. His book "Drawing Fashion Accessories" is available in six languages, English, French, Spanish, Polish, Korean, and Traditional Chinese.
Deborah Misik
Hannah Nikunen
Matthias Peiffer
Tim Price
Collin Provost
Rebecca Pulju
Sherri Sadino
Jerelyn Sandtner
Jan Shanahan Jan Shanahan owns Wild Sky Industries, which serves the business needs of both technical companies and artists who are focused on developing their art business. She served as General Manager /Senior Marketing Manager for Microsoft Corporation for more than a decade. Prior to Microsoft, Jan's education at UCLA and Stanford readied her for work in energy research and the IT industry in the Bay Area for 20+ years. This experience was very helpful in establishing licensing and marketing arrangements for new products-both art-focused and computer applications-that allow her to assist people in doing the same. Jan lends entrepreneurial expertise in business and organizational development, project management, and publishing to courses focused on business creation or improvement. As an artist, she works mostly with fibers/textiles-having done work for Sunset Magazine, Family Circle, and other companies that offer creative kits for sale. Being home in her native Montana, Jan appreciates the opportunity to coach artists as they begin or grow their business career. She is pleased to offer both creative workshops and business workshops where she meets so many new friends and colleagues!
Julie Waltz
Rachel Wambeke
Amelia Ward
Abigail Woods
Yoshimi Yamamoto-Derks Yoshimi Yamamoto-Derks was born, raised, and lived in Japan until 2014. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Bunkyo University in Japan and a certification of Japanese Language Teacher in Japan. She has taught English for 25 years and Japanese for 6 years as a private tutor, an instructor at schools in Tokyo and Yokohama, Japan as well as to Korean businessmen at one of Korea's top companies. She has taught students from elementary, junior and high school age as well as adults. She has also introduced traditional Japanese cuisine classes at FVCC. She has a certification of Flower Essence Counselor & Therapist from International Flower Essence College in Japan as well as certifications from several well-known flower essence brands from all over the world.
Beverley Zierow