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PATRICIA J. ROHRBACH

Worked in every discipline of live theater for over 32 years. She is an award winning director, actor, costume designer, set designer, set decorator, and stage manager. She was Theater Program Coordinator and Costume Designer at Clark College for 13 years and has been directing and acting there for over 20 years she studied theater at University of the Pacific and Delta College.

William Roller

Bill Roller is experienced in financial planning and investment analysis. He focuses his consulting practice on estate, retirement, and financial planning for businesses and individuals. Bill started BR Capital Inc. in 2003. Prior to that, he worked for a large Wall Street firm for over nine years. He has also worked in high technology. He was a finance and marketing analyst for a Portland avionics manufacturer and a medical software company in Philadelphia. He served for seven years as a U.S. Army officer in Infantry and Special Forces (Green Beret) units. Bill is a Chartered Financial Analyst, recognized around the world as the premier designation in the investment profession as well as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM. He is also a licensed Commercial Pilot of single and multi-engine airplanes. Bill earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1982, and he earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania in 1991. He provides the morning and afternoon market reports and financial commentary for KUIK 1360 AM in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Jim Rourk

Jim Rourk holds a BS in Music Education from Dakota State University and an MBA and PhD from Kansas State University. Jim has taught band in Minnesota, South Dakota, Australia, Europe, Kansas State University and locally at Fort Vancouver High School. He has performed professionally in 40 states, Europe and Australia. Jim currently directs the Vancouver Community Concert Band. He performs with the Vancouver Volcanic Dixieland Band, the Same Old Schmidt German Band and the Woodwinds Anonymous Chamber music ensemble. Jim is also a member of the American Legion, 40 et 8 and Community Military Appreciation Committee of Vancouver.

Katey Sandy

Katey is an acrylic and mixed media intuitive painter who loves to experiment while focusing on composition and design. She has an art education degree from San Diego State University and an human development  master’s degree from Pacific Oaks College, Pasadena, CA  and worked in the field of education at all levels - from preschool to college, for 46 years. After retiring in 2007 she returned to her painting and now has work in galleries and shows in various venues in Oregon and Washington. Her finished works are very diverse and she continues to take classes to learn new techniques and develop her style.

 

Otto Schlumpf

Otto Schlumpf: brings to his teaching a broad background in the humanities.  After a BA/MA in philosophy and its close cousin, theology, he pursued a Ph. D. In literature, writing a dissertation on the merging of philosophical and literary elements in William Faulkner.  Since 1995 he has been teaching philosophy at Clark College.  He specializes in ethics and philosophy of religion,  but also offers a yearly introductory sequence in the history of philosophy.

Robert Schmidt

Robert Schmidt has taught International Relations, Theology, and World Religions at Concordia University in Portland.  He has a Ph.D. in Political Science and several graduate degrees in Theology.  He has taught and lectured in Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Germany, Japan, China, Kazakstan, and India and also traveled in Russia, Ukraine, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Mexico. He currently lectures for the Senior Studies Institute, Oasis, Clark College, Willamette View, and the Humanists of Greater Portland.

Patty Schmidt

Patty has a B.S. Degree in Art from Concordia College. She is an award-winning artist, whose work has been juried at regional and national art shows. She has received national awards from the Northwest Watercolor Society, and Best of Show at the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts. Her artwork has been published as limited edition reproductions and as her own line of greeting cards. She has painted more than 100 custom cards for six national card companies.

Andrew Schwartz

Grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. He studied black and white photography and went on to get a B.A. and treaching ccredential from Cal State East Bay. Along the journey, he had opportunities to travel to various parts of the world. In the early 80's, he returned to school and received a Master’s Degree in Art Therapy at Notre Dame De Namur University. Andrew worked as a clinical art therapist for many years in a very rich and challenging setting, as well as being a Tour Director in the Napa-Sonoma Valley.

Ara Serjoie

Ara Serjoie was born in Tehran, Iran and lived there until the age of 12. He witnessed the Islamic Revolution in 1979. He obtained a BA from Utah State University and a MA in Public Administration from the University of Utah, where he was a Hiatt Scholar and a member of the Pi Alpha Alpha National Honor Society. Ara is the VP of Development for the Clark College Foundation. In this role, he serves as the chief fundraiser for the College and works to build relationships within the community for acquiring financial support for the College and its students. In addition to his fundraising career specializing in education, Ara has volunteered in various capacities for a variety of social justice organizations based both locally and nationally.

Megan Singleton

Megan has a BA in Business Administration/Marketing and a MBA in Business Administration/Healthcare Administration from Concordia University. In addition to teaching for Continuing Education, she is the front desk/building supervisor at Lake Shore Athletic Club in Vancouver. Megan is a certified Zumba instructor and teaches regularly in our area. Her hobbies are Zumba, working out, ballroom dancing, golf, racquetball, watching movies and hiking.