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Harold Bluestein

Harold has been a recognized PGA Professional in Oregon and Southwest Washington for more then 25 years. He has a Bachelor of Arts from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, is a member of the PGA Oregon Chapter Board of Directors and a Class A member of the Professional Golf Association since 1981. Harold has taught golf classes for Clark College Continuing Education for several years and is a very popular instructor

Joel Brown

Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Joel Brown was in a PhD program in neuroscience at Berkeley.  When he decided that academia was not the life for him, he completed the requirements for a master’s degree in applied mathematics and went to work for 30 years in the energy industry.  Throughout that time, his work involved advanced math either directly or indirectly through the engineers he managed.  He started coaching and tutoring at Clark College’s Math Help Center as a volunteer.  It was there that he encountered and became interested in math anxiety.  Having managed to stay relatively current with the advances in neuroscience of the years, he read an article about research work at Stanford Medical School that placed math anxiety on a very firm footing as a field of study.  Joel is uniquely qualified to work with students experiencing math anxiety.

Rick Browne

RICK BROWNE, the guru of barbeque, is the creator, host, and executive producer of PBS’ popular Barbecue America TV series, a cooking and travelogue series highlighting America & the world’s outdoor culinary landscape. He also created and hosts Ready, Aim … Grill, a hunting/ fishing/ cooking show on the Sportsman Channel; a renowned barbecue and grilling expert; and the author six self-illustrated barbecue and grilling cookbooks. Additionally, Rick writes a monthly column about barbecue for the Fiery Foods & Barbecue super website ( and writes for Bon Appetit and other magazines.

Rich Bunker

Rich Bunker is a 31 year veteran of Lewis County public works as County Road Supervisor, working in all phases of road construction, maintenance and traffic control. He has been a Flagging Certification instructor for nearly 20 years and also instructs Traffic Control Supervisor certification for the Evergreen Safety Council.

Raymond Burns

A third generation native born South African, Raymond A. Burns has been lecturing on South Africa since 1978. He holds a B.A. from Helderberg College in South Africa and a M.A. from Andrews University in Michigan.  An educator in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and South Africa, he has held a number of senior positions in educational administration in Zambia and Zimbabwe, as well as Dean of Men at Helderberg College.

Bob Byrd

Bob has worked as a professional photographer in commercial, photojournalistic, and portrait/event photography.  Bob has a B.A. in Photojournalism from the University of Texas and a Masters in Teaching from Washington State University. His work appears in magazines, advertising materials, public relations campaigns and in retail establishements.  Bob’s artistic photography has been selected to exhibit in juried competitions, and he has had several one person and group showings of his work.

Sheri Byrd


Steve Carlson

Steve graduated from Clark College in 1967. He received his BS in Geology from Portland State University in 1970, and his MS in Geology in 1977, with studies towards his doctorate after this. His specialties are Volcanics, Geomorphology, Meteorology, Mineralogy, and Igneous Petrology. Steve worked in education for 34 years as a teacher, administrator, curriculum director, and assistant superintendent, and as an adjunct instructor at PSU. He has won many distinguished awards including the Presidential Nominee in Science Education, and the Fred Fox Distinguished Service Award. His passion is helping at risk students become successful.


Dan Cascaddan

Dan is an affiliate professor of political science at Clark College and LCC. He has taught in the US Navy Program for Afloat College Education (PACE), teaching freshman government classes to the sailors aboard a guided missile destroyer, on deployment in the Persian Gulf, about twenty miles from Iran and Iraq. Dan is an avid amateur photographer. He has enjoyed model rocketry since taking summer school rocketry classes in elementary school, in the 1970s. While working with NASA for several years, he started a rocketry club at NASA Ames Research Center. Dan also volunteers regularly in child science education events, hosted at and by Clark College.

Emily Champagne

EMILY CHAMPAGNE: received degrees from McGill University, Starr King School for the Ministry, the Graduate Theological Union, and the Claremont Graduate University School of Religion where she completed the Ph.D. coursework in Hebrew Bible (Old Testament).  She served congregations in La Canada, CA, the Sierra Foothills, CA, and Reno, NV. While living in Reno, she I taught Old and New Testament classes as adjunct faculty at the Lake Tahoe Community College.