Marie Bruin

Marie Bruin is the WIOA Implementation Manager in the Workforce Initiatives Division at the Employment Security Department.  Prior to her current position she worked in Workforce Education for the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges, providing leadership and coordination for Workforce in the community and technical college system.

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Josie Bryan

A native of Lincoln, California, Josie has lived in the State of Washington for 37 years.  Josie has enjoyed a professional career in both the public service and private sector employment.  A proud mother of two adult boys, she has modeled the balance of hard work, respect for others, commitment, honesty, communication and fun as tools to meet professional and life goals.

 

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Christopher Bryant

Christopher Bryant is originally from the State if North Carolina. He has been in the Seattle area since 2006. He has worked in the aerospace manufacturing sector, construction, land surveying and was a supervisor for UPS. Mr. Bryant is also a very active sports official covering baseball, basketball, football, and soccer. He has worked children as young as five and as old as 65. 

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Adrian Bryce

Adrian Bryce has been in the electrical trade on the operations/support side for 12 years and brings a diverse background of skill sets and experience. As an ethnic Samoan, and fluent in Spanish, he will be key in helping recruit and encourage diversity participation in a skilled trade that has great opportunities for growth. Mr. Bryce is also an OSHA authorized construction trainer.

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Megan Quint
Tina Burnquist

Alternative Solutions Acting Program Manager Tina Burnquist leads and oversees the highly competitive and compassionate team with a passion for change. Tina works with the program specialists to help connect low-income families to meaningful resources and community based organizations.

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Megan Quint
Michael Cameron

Michael Cameron is the Director of Indigenous Initiatives at the Industry Training Authority (ITA). A Metis from Manitoba, Michael possesses extensive college leadership and management experience, most recently in the role of Dean, Students, Indigenous & Community Development at Assiniboine Community College (ACC).

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Vanessa Carman

My name is Vanessa Carman. My trade career began 15 years ago when I applied to be a warehouse assistant for a residential sheet metal shop. I worked in residential sheet metal service and install for 5 years. In 2008, I joined Local 66 Sheet metal workers.

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Marc Casale

Marc Casale is the founder and CEO of Kinetic West, a Seattle-based social impact consulting firm. At Kinetic West, Marc leads projects supporting the Gates Foundation, Washington Roundtable, WA STEM, Challenge Seattle, and others.

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Amber Christiansen

Amber Christiansen spent eight years as a case worker at a non-profit organization working with energy and weatherization programs. She is a certified family development specialist.

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Greg Christiansen

Greg Christiansen has been an ironworker for past 37 years. In 2006, he was asked to be a full-time instructor with the apprenticeship program. In 2011 he accepted the position of Apprenticeship Coordinator for Ironworkers Local 86 and oversees instruction and training for over 2280 members, apprentices and journeyworkers.

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Megan Clark

Megan Clark is the Outreach Manager for ANEW. In her role, she attends job fairs, community events, builds relationships with contractors and identified apprentices seeking training and career options, community organizations, other non-profit and government programs to promote ANEW’s training programs and support services.

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Rick Dimmer

Rick Dimmer is a nationally recognized mentor, outreach specialist and labor navigator, with over 13 years facilitating empowerment and community engagement within justice system impacted and underrepresented communities. In 2016 Rick transitioned from full time work as a Union Carpenter to join City Purchasing and Contracting Division as a Field Enforcement Representative.

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Megan Quint
Karen Dove

Karen Dove has been the proud leader of ANEW since 2016.  Her role as executive director is to plan and execute the overall strategic and operational responsibility for ANEW’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. Dove is a dedicated servant leader and has a passion for social justice issues. She is committed to developing collaborative partnerships resulting in systemic change. Throughout her career she has utilized her entrepreneurial spirit and skills to create and implement new and innovative programs aimed at moving people toward family wage jobs.

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Briana Durham

Briana Durham comes to AJAC with in-depth teaching experience in the aerospace and advanced manufacturing industry. She started her journey as a site manager and manufacturing instructor on a federal grant teaching incarcerated juveniles aerospace manufacturing skills before they were released.

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Derrick Edwards

Derrick Edwards is currently President and Chief Data Scientist for AGS Data Systems, a recognized leader of commercial cloud-based information management and analysis systems for the employment and training, education, and social services sectors.

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Perry England

Perry England is the Vice President of Building Performance at MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions. His focus at MacDonald-Miller involves helping commercial building owners identify and implement energy efficiency investments which pay for themselves through guaranteed operational savings. These investments save energy and water, support sustainability objectives, improve comfort in the built environment and create high-skilled, family-wage jobs.

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Shaun Engstrom

Shaun Engstrom is the Apprenticeship Program Liaison for the Oregon Employment Department. She works closely with Oregon’s State Apprenticeship Agency to expand the use of registered apprenticeship outside of the construction industry.

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Louisa Erickson

Louisa Erickson is the Workforce Development Programs and Policy Administrator with the WA State Dept. of Social and Health Services (DSHS). Louisa serves as the DSHS state lead for WIOA and integration of TANF and SNAP E&T programs, provides administration of the Employment Pipeline program, and alignment of workforce programs with consideration for effective employment and training practices, whole family and intergenerational approaches.

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Erin Frasier

Erin’s policy work is focused on workforce education issues concerning access to education and support services for low-income populations and she oversees administration of the WorkFirst (TANF) and BFET (SNAP E&T) programming at the community and technical colleges in Washington.

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Jacqueline Garcia

Jacqueline Garcia has worked for the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development for the past 17 years.  Jackie began her career as a Case Manager for the State of Alaska in the Welfare to Work Program at the Kenai Peninsula Job Center. She quickly realized the importance of On-the-Job learning for customers and volunteered to become the Job Developer for the Welfare to Work Program. The success of this effort resulted in Jackie’s selection for apprenticeship specialist training.

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