BOC instructors are all personally experienced in facilities maintenance and operation as well as being excellent teachers. They have employment experience in the facility specialty they are teaching, plus an average of 10 years of instruction experience in the workplace. All BOC instructors are evaluated by the students and each continues to be ranked "very good to excellent."
Read more about them below.
Michael Farley is a Plant Manager with Washington State Department of Corrections. He is a licensed electrician and served as an electrical supervisor for positions in the mining and wood products industry where he installed and maintained electrical systems. He has a vocational technical education certificate from the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.
Dale Garcia is a project manager for Portland General Electric and a specialist in electrical and HVAC technology with a current Oregon Journeyman card (PJ). He has been a journeyman wireman and technical specialist for PGE for 25 years and teaches National Electric Code classes at Portland Community College.
Andy Gerde has over 18 years of business and sales experience, including ten years of lighting industry experience. As a Lighting Specialist and sales/account manager, he has a wide variety of experience in serving commercial and industrial customers. His experience includes lighting training and other training, including training development. He has earned a Lighting Certified Professional designation from the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP). Andy teaches BOC 1003 Efficient Lighting Fundamentals.
Kyle Green, is the president of Incon Industrial Controls, a firm providing system integrating, automation design and programming. He serves as a full time faculty member in the Industrial Electronics program at Wenatchee Valley College. He is an approved instructor by the Washington Department of Labor and Industries to teach courses for electrician re-licensing in Washington. He holds a journeyman electrician license in the State of Washington.
Phillip Hasley, P.E., is a senior technical specialist with Nexant, Inc. where he conducts training presentations in energy conservation measurement and verification and energy auditing for a variety of clients. He has contributed to state and national training manuals used in performance contracting programs, and conducted workshops for ASHRAE.
Richard Jackson-Gistelli, P.E., is a licensed Professional Engineer and adjunct faculty in Lane Community College's Energy Management Program where he teaches analysis of commercial HVAC systems. As the Commercial/Industrial Lead for Emerald PUD's Conservation Department, he helps customers develop and implement energy conservation projects. Prior to joining Emerald PUD, Jackson-Gistelli was a facility mechanical engineer at Sandia National Laboratory. He is a member of the Association of Professional Energy Managers (APEM) and a senior member of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). He holds a degree from California State University, Sacramento.
Edward Jerome, CEM, is a project manager with Nexant, Inc. He has project development and training experience in a variety of commercial facilities energy efficiency projects addressing compressed air optimization, refrigeration and chilled water systems, lighting and VFD retrofits. He is a member of the Association of Energy Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Greg Jourdan is the Director/Instructor of the Refrigeration Technology Program at Wenatchee Valley College since 1985. He is a Certified Instructor for the Air Conditioning Contractors of America and has taught for the U.S. Navy and Grand Coulee Dam.
Duane Lewellen, CEM, is a vice president with The Rice Group, a consulting engineer firm specializing in mechanical engineering and energy management. He is a Certified Energy Manager and has over seventeen years experience in the field.
Sheila McConnell, CIH, is a certified industrial hygienist with over ten years in occupational safety and environmental work. She owns McConnell and Associates, Inc., an industrial hygiene training and consulting firm in Bellevue, WA.
Bud Offerman CIH, is the president of Indoor Environmental Engineering, a nationally-recognized firm providing indoor air quality diagnostic and mitigation services. He is a certified industrial hygienist and licensed professional engineer in the State of California, and has 20 years of experience providing IAQ training to facilities professionals throughout the country.
Jack Oudiz, is a senior industrial hygienist training coordinator for the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA). He oversees the development and coordination of the professional training program for Cal/OSHA's safety engineers and industrial hygienists throughout the state. He is a member of the Senior Industrial Hygienists Council which advises Cal/OSHA's management and a range of interagency workgroups.
Jeff Robbins, L.C., The Butler/Robbins Alliance, is a principal lighting designer for commercial projects. He holds an L.C. (Lighting Certified) from the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions and is an adjunct professor in technical stage production for the Cornish College of the Arts.
Alan Sulieman is the founder and past director of SMUD's Energy and Technology Center where he planned and oversaw energy efficiency programs for large commercial pro-jects and conducted and designed classes and training sessions in energy design and applications for electric utility personnel and customers. He was the past President of the Illumination Engineering Society (IES), Mother Lode section, and is a member of IFMA (International Facility Management Association).
Buzz Thielemann is the owner of RHT Energy Solutions, Inc., a company specializing in commercial and industrial energy efficiency and utility auditing. He is an energy auditor with the US Department of Energy, and worked for PacifiCorp for 27 years as a trainer and account representative.
Stan Walerczyk, L.C., is the Director of Lighting at Sun Industries where he oversees lighting design practices. He has 14 years of lighting design, consultation, and training experience with a variety of facilities clients in schools, hospitals, office buildings, retail and warehouses. He is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and the California Association of Lighting Efficiency Professionals (CALEP).
David Wylie, P.E., is a vice president with ASW Engineering, a firm providing instruction, research, and engineering consulting services. He has over 20 years experience providing training to facilities professionals in operation and maintenance of HVAC systems, motors and drives, compressed air, and energy management. He is a member of ASHRAE and holds a college teaching credential from the State of California.