Your Corporate Training Team
The Corporate and Continuing Education Center's Instructors are experienced in delivering quality training solutions for business and industry. Courses are focused, hands-on, and results driven. Because our instructors are experts in their respective industries, they are able to share cutting-edge knowledge and practical know-how that can be immediately put to use in the workplace. The Corporate and Continuing Education Center employs more than 40 instructors in a wide range of expertise, including:
John Bonner | Executive Director
John has lived in Snohomish County about 10 years, and has worked in higher education to design and deliver training solutions for corporate clients for over 17 years. His experience includes serving both small businesses and large Global Fortune 500 companies. "I chose this career because I have always loved learning, and because it's rewarding to see a training program we've designed for an employer positively impact its business and its employees." John earned two master's degrees (Teaching and Public Administration) from the University of Washington, where he also designed and taught education programs for working professionals. Drawing on his experience in launching and operating a small business in Shanghai, China, John recently led the development of the Small Business Accelerator, a training and consulting program that helps entrepreneurs spur and sustain business growth. In his free time, John serves on the board for the Everett Area Chamber of Commerce, and enjoys spending time with his family, running, and travel.
John has experience in: Educational Leadership, Instructional Design and Delivery, Leadership Development, Small Business Acceleration, English as a Second Language (ESL), and Continuous Improvement.
Ray Kubista | Director of Corporate Training
Ray has worked in higher education for nearly 10 years, and lived in Western Washington for more than 30 years. During his 10 years of working in higher education, Ray has worked with large and small companies throughout the Puget Sound region to deliver customized training designed to meet each company's training needs. Trainings have included curricula such as Project Management, Business Intelligence, Programming, MS Office, Leadership, Business Writing, and Interpersonal Communication. Ray graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Western Washington University, volunteered as an English instructor for over 2 years in the Peace Corps, and has served as the president and vice president of the Continuing Education Council. "Working in corporate training provides me the opportunity to work collaboratively with companies to directly address their training needs. I have seen the effect training makes for both the employee and the company, and enjoy being part of the solution". In his free time, Ray enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, and hiking. Ray serves as the main point of contact for business and industry training inquiries.
Ray has experience in: Corporate Training, IT Curriculum, Incumbent Worker Programs, Dislocated Worker Training, Certification Preparation, and Curriculum Development
Gabrielle Bachmeier | Training and Delivery Manager
Gabrielle has worked in higher education for the past 8 years. Her experience includes designing and delivering leadership training to student leaders and managing professional and personal development programs for adult learners. Gabrielle earned a master’s degree in Education from Antioch University Seattle and a Training Specialist Certification from the University of Washington, Professional and Continuing Education. “I chose the field of education because I believe in the value of knowledge and I want to help empower people with the tools and skills they need to have successful careers and meaningful lives.” In her free time, Gabrielle enjoys snowboards, surfing, camping and hiking with family and friends. Gabrielle manages all of the corporate training logistics and works closely with Ray and the primary company contact to ensure all trainings run smoothly.
Gabrielle has experience in: Curriculum Development, Leadership Training, Program Management, Certification Preparation and Advising Adult Learners.
Buzz Loring | Employment Solutions Manager-Manufacturing
As Employment Solutions Manager, Buzz Loring will help employers seamlessly access high demand candidates who have been trained in EvCC's industry aligned programs. Programs include Airframe and Powerplant Technician, Precision Machining, Welding/Fabrication, Composites, Engineering Technology, Engineering, Electronics, IPC 610 Soldering, and others. Buzz looks forward to leveraging his experience in building relationships with contractors to provide them with graduates of CCEC’s aerospace, aviation and advanced manufacturing programs. Buzz is a graduate of Everett Community College with an A.A. in Political Science and holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Washington.