Advisory Committees

Advisory Committees

Each career program at Washburn Tech relies on its Advisory Committee to ensure that our students are well-prepared for the workforce. They assess curriculum, facilities, equipment and technology to keep Washburn Tech at the forefront of technical education.

Advanced Systems Technology

Jeff Miller, Banner Creek; Allen Moore, Frito-Lay; Ryan Thurman, Frito-Lay; James Wells, Goodyear; Ken Berry, Hills; Cody Smith, Westar Energy; Jen Thacker, Mars; Roy Hansen, Matheson Gas; Jason Creollo, PTMW; Ron Wonderlich, Rensenhouse; Michael Trimble, Bimbo Bakeries; Sergio Jaime, Bimbo Bakeries; Alejandro Gomez, Hills; Michael Vincent, Earnest-Spencer; Paul Brown, Automation Controls; Regina Brown, Automation Controls

Auto Collision

Terry Allen, Lewis Collision Repair; Tom Norskov, Brickhouse AntiquesLarry Lewis, Kansas Automotive; George Thomas, Keystone Automotive; Becky Taylor, Laird Noller Ford; Jeff Branam, Lewis Collision Repair; Bob McPherson, State Farm Insurance; Larry Winkle, State Farm Insurance; Sharlene Showalter; Terry Ticel, I-CAR

Automotive Service Technician

Jon Pine, Snap-on Tools; Tony Frye, Frye's Auto Repair; Norbert Giltner, Crown Automotive; Curt Hogan, Hogan Muffler & Brake; Larry Jackson, Ed Bozarth Chevrolet; Ken Wells, Ed Bozarth Chevrolet; d'Andre Cyrus; Brian Parre, Briggs Auto; Brionne Ahrens

Building Technology

Neil Fisher, KBS Constructors; Jeff Griffith, Kelley Construction Co.; Bill Bottom, DF Osborne Company; Brian Hinck, Capitol Concrete Products; Shawn Carlson, Central Mechanical Construction Co.; Mark Bayless, KBS Constructors; Bryan Newell, Riley Construction; Cloys Bayless, Associated General Contractors of Kansas; Dave Gary, Wolf Construction; Ivan Weichert, Topeka Home Builders Assn.; Burton Morton, High Tech Interiors; Eric Stallbaumer, AHRS Construction; Jeanne McGrath, Holmes Drywall; Dennis Massey, Holmes Drywall

Business Bookkeeping & Accounting

Shirley Martin-Smith, Adecco; Brenda McFadden, The McFadden Group; Melissa Nolte, Kansas Legal Services; Brad Owen, Mize Houser & Company; Robbie Arney, Substitute with Washburn Tech; Lisa Kongs, Berberich Trahan & Company; Mike Teply, retired; Cathy Wilson, Dennison State Bank; Megan Edmonston, Washburn Tech

Cabinet/Millwork

Brett Sidesinger, Sidesinger Custom Cabinets; Rick Carlson, Koch & Company; Phil Olsen, Custom Wood Products; Chris Temming, Highland Millshop; Mike Eubanks, Eubanks Custom Wood Products; Loren Fisher, Fishers Fixtures; Scott Johnson, Display Solutions of Topeka; Joe Rogers, Midwest Cabinet Company; Barb Johnson, Display Solutions of Topeka; Jeff Boyer, Boyer Kitchens; William Potter, WDP Cabinets & More; Kyle Munday; Larry Ziegler; Stanley Thresher, Liberty Hardwoods

Climate & Energy Control Technologies

Steve Ridgway, Johnson Controls; Keven Ward, Trane; Ron Heusted, Latta Whitlow; Joey Selbach, SAMCO; Keith Watkins, McElroys; Geoffrey Spice, Redi Refrigeration; Jeramy Lee, Trane; Eric Meier, P1 Group

Commercial & Heavy Construction

Becky Harmon, Koss Construction; Brad Hern, Hamm Company; Cloys Bayless, Associated General Contractors of Kansas; Jamie Lane, Kansas Contractors Association; Dan Welch, BRB Contractors; Mark Jordan, Hamm Company; Cole Anderson, Bettis Asphalt; Brad Renyer, The Victor L. Phillips Company

Computer Repair & Networking

Denise Wheeler, Kansas Bureau of Investigation; John Haverty, Washburn University; Brent Ketter, Account Manager; Patrick Clear, Technology Support Coordinator; Mark Vanderpool, Capitol Federal Savings

Cosmetology

Sarah Caleb, Casa Bellesa; Russell Fritz,  Whirled Hair; Jeanie Custer, Hair Productions; Erica Herold, Shear Genius; Colby Terry, Marinello School of Beauty; Crystal Cotton, Allure Hair Studio South; Jody Roberts, L.H.S. Salon

Culinary Arts

Adam Cloyd, Kansas National Guard; Atul Karki, Presbyterian Manor; Becky Wagner, Stormont-Vail; Claudia Larkin, Brewster Place; Dan Jones, Chop House; Dani Lehr, student; Dathan, McDonalds; Doug Petrie; Gabe Quinlan, Simply Sarahs; Glenda Washington, GO Topeka; Grady Foerster, US Foods; Jannett Wiens, Harvesters; Jody Starnes, USD 450; Joe Burke, HyVee; Kelly Chavez, Brewster Place; Kevin, Dobski, McDonalds; Larry Mosher; Rob Bergquist, Capitol Plaza; Sean Frost, Washburn University Foundation; Shawn Hartwig, Topeka Country Club; Sherri Pike, Advisors Excel; Greg Fox, RowHouse Restaurant; Truanna Nickel, Brickyard Barn Inn; Vince Frye, Downtown Topeka, Inc.; Adrianne Evans; Sherry Hunsicker, Mid-America Bank; Tanya Sieber, Sysco

Diesel Technology

Doug Iverson, Frito-Lay; Mark Jordan, Hamm Inc.; Brad Hern, Hamm Inc.; Will Smith, Berry Companies; Perry King, MHC Kenworth; Curt Meyers, BNSF Railway; Dustin Gasperich, Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center; Jim Broxterman, Foley Equipment Company; John Fennel, Water One; J.D. Snow, The Victor L. Phillips Company; William Vesecky, KDOT; Jeff Tice, KDOT; Jeff Bremer, Comego & Sons

Early Childhood Professional

Christina Turner, Manchester School for Young Children; Cathy Brennan, Discovery Montessori School; Michelle Gilbert, Child Care Aware of Eastern Kansas; Betsey Litscher, Bright Circle Preschool; Michele Love, Preschool Intervention Program USD 501; Kayla Arvidson, Mini Masters Learning Academy

Electrical Technology

Shane Maasen, IDEAL Industries; Steve Jones, ACE Electric; Ed Noll, Westar Energy; Robert Bausch, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; Mark Pottorf, Topeka Electrical Joint Apprenticeship; Jenny Rohr, Westar Energy; Wayne Hall, Professional Fire Alarm Systems

EMT

Dr. David Ricketts-KingfisherJon Atrim, AMR Topeka; Nelson Casteel, Shawnee County Ambulance Compliance; Graig Brummer, Silver Lake Fire Board; Matthew Orozco, AMR Topeka

Graphics Technology

Shannon Kennedy, KS Coalition Against Sexual/Domestic Violence; John Velde, Washburn University; Jaren Hitchens, Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce; Chad Sidesinger, Wolfe's Camera; Lauren Tice, Kansas Pharmacists Association

Health Care Technology

Joann Walker, USD 501 HCT Instructor; Tori Stickelman, former HCT Student; Andrewa Kirk, Helping Hands in Lawrence; LaDonna Andritsch, Stormont-Vail Health; Janelle Meredith, Topeka Presbyterian Manor; Debra Rigdon, Topeka Presbyterian Manor; Dawn White, Stormont-Vail Health; Nancy Mattocks, Past Instructor CNA at Tech; Linda Hummel, Washburn Tech; Lori Yocum, Helping Hands in Lawrence; Jeanie Hutcheson, Angels at Home Care

Legal Office Professional

Marie Landry, Kansas Legal Services; Bethany J. Roberts, Barner Emerson; Michael Kagay, Shawnee Co. District Attorney; Kylie Fleck, Washburn Student Kansas Paralegal Association; Whitney Blodgett, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee; Barry Garrison, Independent Mediator; Chelsea Gee, Stumbo & Hansen; Honorable Nancy Parrish, Shawnee Co. District Judge; Ashley Finan, Shawnee County; Brian Frost, Alderson Law Firm; Sara Williams, Clerk of Shawnee Co. District Court

Machine/Tool Technology

BJ Eastman, R-Tech Tool & Machine; Mark Burns, Kansas Manufacturing; David Hahn, Foley Equipment Company; Terry Holmquist, Deco Tool & Supply; Larry Tessendorf, Tessendorf Welding & Machine; Jeff Lewis, Industrial Chrome Inc.

Medical Office Specialist

Robyne Goates, Blue Cross Blue Shield; Michelle Shipley, Washburn University; Stacey Berndt, Lincoln Center OB/GYN; Tammy Lindsey, Stormont-Vail Health; Jacqueline Keddie-Holt, Blue Cross Blue Shield

Office Careers Technology

Kathleen Hein, Premier Employment Solutions; Debby Fitzhugh, Kansas, Inc.; Terri Florence, Hills; Coleen Seitz, Westaff; Becky Standiferd, Day Insurance Solutions; Ron Finger, Key Staffing; Barbara Evans, Washburn Tech

Phlebotomy

Allison Forrester; Beverly Morris, Stormont-Vail Health; Connie Broers, Lawrence Memorial; Connie Wagers, Stormont-Vail Health; Jennifer Gordon, Stormont-Vail; Katie Jo Gockel, Stormont-Vail Health; R. Suico; Sandy Steinlage, The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus; Shelley Dattilio, Stormont-Vail Health; Teresa Kocher, St. Francis Health Center; Wendy Murphy, Lawrence Memorial

Practical Nursing

Salena Gillam, Stormont-Vail Health; Julie Unruh, Washburn University; Christine Brown, Tallgrass Orthopedic; Abbey Skocny, Aldersgate Village; Jennifer Bowen, Plaza West Regional Health Center; Mary Gingrich, Kansas Neurological Institute; Carol Trahan, Baker University School of Nursing; Beth Williams, The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus; Renae Pritchard, Kansas Rehabilitation Hospital; Julie Bell, VA Eastern Kansas Health System; Casey Karnes, The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus 

Surgical Technology

Angie Gambler, Stormont-Vail Health Care; Don Baxter, St. Francis Health Center; Kilian Conner, OrthoKansas; Curtis Johnson, Stormont-Vail Health Care; Rachel Neiman, Washburn Tech student; Valerie Krohn, State of Kansas; Dr. Roderick Warren, NE Kansas Surgical Services; Caitlin Pearce, The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus; Heather Irby, Washburn Tech Clinical Adjunct

Technical Drafting

Peter Gierer, e-Architects; Charles Waetzig, Latimer Sommers & Associates; Lonnie Martin, Cook Flatt & Strobel Engineers; Bobbi Fletchall, Hass Metal Engineering (HME); Galen Buck, Ernest Spencer Metals Inc.; Kim Walker, Bartlett & West

Welding

Jason Creollo, PTMW; Steven Jahnke, Werner-Herbison-Padgett; Darrel Dietrich, Dietrich Inc.; Gary Lyddane; Roy Hansen, Linweld; Eva Willis, McElroys; Kevin Baker