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The Kenny Family

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Dr. John Kenny

President & Founder

D.C. National University of Health Sciences, Chiropractic Physician
B.S. National University of Health Sciences, Human Biology
B.A. Northwestern University, Biology

Dr. Kenny grew up in Chicago, Illinois and wrestled for Northwestern University. After graduating with a degree in Biology, he went on to National University of Health Sciences graduating with a doctorate. He began practicing in 1982 opening two clinics in Chicago. From there, Dr. Kenny went on to become licensed physician in Arizona and Nevada as well as Iliinois. He moved to Nevada in 1988 and has been practicing in the Las Vegas valley ever since.
In 1997, Dr. Kenny had a dream to open a school and founded Northwest Massage School where he began teaching Anatomy, Physiology and Kinesiology. Today, his small school has grown into Northwest Career College. Dr. Kenny has served on numerous boards and organizations but focuses his time on his passions: his family, his patients and his students
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Patrick Kenny, B.A.

Chief Operating Officer

B.A. University of San Diego, Psychology

Patrick Kenny is one of the founding members of the Northwest family and has served as the Chief Operating Officer since June of 2013. Patrick graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from the University of San Diego and has an extensive background in operations, project management, team building, and student development. As a member of the Kenny family, Patrick has been serving in one role or another at the college for most of his life.
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Dr. Stephanie Kenny

Chief Financial Officer

D.O. Touro University
B.A. University of Southern California, Biology

Stephanie Kenny grew up in Las Vegas and played soccer and softball for the Meadows School in Summerlin. She began working at Northwest at the age of 13 doing everything from cleaning to copying. After graduating high school, Stephanie headed to the University of Southern California to study biology. Upon graduation, Stephanie began pursuing her Medical Career and graduated from Touro University in 2016. Additionally, she accepted the position as the Chief Finance Officer of Northwest Career College where she works side by side with her family.
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Dr. Thomas Kenny

Chief Compliance Officer

D.M.D. University of Nevada Las Vegas, Dentistry
B.A. University of Southern California, Biology

Dr. Thomas Kenny was born in Chicago, raised in Las Vegas, but considers Northwest Career College his true home. He has been working at NCC for as long as he can remember. He started by moving and building furniture on the weekends and has served in a variety of roles throughout the years. He is now the Director of Regulatory Affairs, overseeing the licensure and accreditation processes for NCC, as well as the Dental Assisting Program Director. Dr. Thomas began his service as an ABHES Commissioner in July 2017 and looks forward to the opportunity to help shape the future of the education industry as a whole.
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Michael Kenny

Director of Finance

B.A. University of Nevada Las Vegas, Accounting 5/18

Michael Kenny grew up in Las Vegas and played football and wrestled for the Meadows School in Summerlin. He began working at Northwest at the age of 13 doing everything from cleaning to copying. After graduating high school, Michael headed to the University of San Diego to study accounting. After two years, Michael transferred to UNLV so he could complete his finance degree while continuing to work for Northwest Career College as the Finance and Inventory Control Manager where he works side by side with his family every day.

Staff

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Grace Perea

Director of Admissions

Born in California, Grace moved out to Las Vegas when she was 15 and joined Northwest Career College in November, 2014 managing the office in the evenings, working with the night students. Over the years, Grace continued to demonstrate her understanding of student challenges and needs. Her passion for helping students achieve their ultimate career goals made Grace the clear leader of our enrollment team and today Grace is the Director of Admissions for NCC. Excited to be excited to be part of the NCC family, the best part of Grace’s job is helping to change students lives for a brighter future, and having that impact on as many people as possible.
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Michael Dramis

Assistant Director Of Admissions

Miami Dade Junior College

A business owner for most of his life, Michael has been part of the Northwest team for eleven years and is now the Senior Enrollment Specialist in our Admissions Department. Michael considers the position of Senior Enrollment Specialist to be one of the most rewarding he has yet held, helping students achieve their goal of a earning a great position in the career they have chosen. So rewarding in fact that, after taking several years off to try out semi-retirement he eventually returned to Northwest where his focus remains the success of every student whose lives he touches every day.
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Emerald Garcia

Outreach Coordinator

Emerald joined Northwest Career College in February of 2017, taking on the position of Outreach Coordinator. The recipient of a degree in Business Management, Emerald brings her unique background knowledge, skill set, and interpersonal skills to the role. A proud member of NCC, Emerald's passion is solely driven in the direction of aiding students in their dream of finding a career and imparting the message "come be a part of our family!"
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Cecile Hoyle

Enrollment Specialist

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Romone Jones, BS

Enrollment Specialist

BS University of Phoenix

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Victor Maniece

Enrollment Specialist

Originally from small-town Ohio, Victor moved to Las Vegas to explore new horizons. At work, Victor enjoys helping NCC’s students discover new possibilities and pursue those opportunities with an open mind and a strong heart.

Always outgoing, Victor can always be relied upon to listen and offer advice, and he likes to do both with a smile.
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Linda Tausendfreund, A.A.

Enrollment Specialist

A.A. Communications
A.A. General Studies College of Southern Nevada

Linda, who was named after Lynda Carter who played Wonder Woman, loves her work as a High School and College counselor because it allows her to make a positive difference in the lives of those who want to pursue higher education.

A graduate of Valley High and the College of Southern Nevada, Linda plans to pursue her Bachelor’s Degree in Project Management and then go on to complete her Master’s Degree in Urban Leadership.

When she’s not catching up on her domestic responsibilities, Linda spends her weekends with her friends and family, practicing kindness to those around her.
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Jamie Ursulich

Enrollment Specialist

Jamie is originally from Utah, and graduated from Orem High School, College of Eastern Utah and Utah Valley University before moving to Las Vegas in 2017. Initially moving to Nevada for family, and to enjoy the sunny weather, Jamie is now looking forward to joining NCC's Criminal Justice Program in 2019.

Outside of work, Jamie loves traveling, adventure, and is always excited to experience something new. Looking to the future, Jamie plans to work with the state to help crime victim and has a personal ambition to visit every state in the US.
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Ashley Walker, M.A.

Enrollment Specialist

M.A. University of Alabama
M.A. Ed. University of Virginia
B.A. Lynchburg

Having completed her Undergraduate Degree in Communication Studies at the University of Lynchburg, Ashley has gone to get not one but two Master’s Degrees in Higher Education Administration and Communication Studies and Organizational Leadership.

Originally from Milford in Delaware, Ashley jumped at the chance to move to Nevada when her sister received a job offer in the area. In her free time, she is most likely to be found reading, enjoying art and poetry or playing Lego Batman.

Ashley hopes to one day become a professor, channeling her love of education into teaching either communication or education at a collegiate level. In the meantime, she enjoys working with the diverse staff and faculty here at Northwest. Ashley finds that the fact that everyone has a varied background, and there are so many different professional experiences, all comes together to create an efficient and effective team.
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Century Leigh, B.S.

Admissions Administrative Liaison

B.S. Northwest Missouri State University

Century graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a B.S. in International Business before joined Northwest Career College and the Admissions Team in July, 2017. A competitive figure skater, Century has represented the USA in competitions across the world, including France, Germany, Estonia, and Canada.
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Jilian Lopez, B.A.

Director of Career Services

B.A. Northwestern University

Jilian graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and is currently our Director of Career Services. A member of the NCC family since 2013, Jilian has always been passionate about civic engagement, community relations, connecting people, and empowering others to fight for their potential. She is focused on building a positive and encouraging environment, seeking out a strong network of wonderful employer partners, helping students realize there is a perfect job out there for them, and recruiting the best Career Services team on earth.
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Tina Spencer, B.A.

Assistant Director Of Careers Services

B.A. University of Las Vegas Nevada

Tina is a New Yorker that grew up in Las Vegas. Having lived in Pennsylvania, New
York, Florida, Washington D.C and California, she now calls Las Vegas her home again.

Tina graduated High School as a Presidential Scholar and continued pursuing her education at The University of Nevada, Reno, The University California, San Diego and ultimately graduating from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science.

After a varied career in marketing, sales and political consulting she wanted to find a way to make a difference, which is why she became a part of the team at Northwest. Tina joined Northwest Career College in October 2017 as a Career Services Advisor and has fallen in love with being a part of the Northwest family.

When she is not helping the students prove that anything is possible, she enjoys reading, rock concerts, and yoga. Tina is focused on helping other succeed and proving that any challenge is just simply an opportunity for growth.
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Diana Diaz

Career Services Advisor

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Lois Westover

Career Services Advisor

Born and raised in Southern California, Lois moved to Las Vegas in 1994. After spending most of her career in corporate banking and as a bodily injury insurance claims adjuster, Lois moved on to managing a family owned and operated massage therapy clinic for nine years and now passes on her wealth of experience to our NCC students.

Lois loves being part of the family environment of Northwest Career College and assisting our graduates in pursuing their dream careers. She spends her spare time enjoying the company of her family.
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Colton Jones, B.S.

Career Services Advisor

B.S., Brigham Young University

After graduating from Mojave High school here in Las Vegas, Colton attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where he gained an Undergraduate Degree in Psychology, specializing in learning styles and social psychology, before spending the next three years working in Management Development and Leadership Training in California.

Having joined Northwest as a Career Services Advisor for the Medical Assisting and Medical Administrative Programs, Colton takes great satisfaction from being able to help NCC’s students. In his free time, he indulges in his three great passions, spending time with his family, eating pie and watching movies.
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Kaupalolo, Janelle, MA

Career Services Advisor

Argosy University, Hawaii

Born and raised on Maui, Hawaii, Janelle moved to Las Vegas in 2017 and is still enjoying adventuring with her husband and exploring Las Vegas.

Having graduated with both her Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, with an emphasis on early
childhood education, and a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, Janelle now works at Northwest Career College as a Career Advisor, where she uses her educational background to create and establish a strong rapport with our students, encouraging them to be their best and reach the personal and professional goals they have set for themselves.
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Nadine Bryant, A.A.S.

Career Services Administrative Liaison

A.A.S. College of Southern Nevada

Nadine moved to Las Vegas from Roanoke Virginia in 2005 and graduated with high
honors from the College of Southern Nevada in 2017, receiving an Associate’s Degree in Business Management.

In her spare time, Nadine likes to spend time with her Vegas and East-coast family. She is an avid gamer, but still finds the time to enjoy Nevada’s scenery by heading out hiking, rock climbing, and fishing.
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Dr. Thomas Kenny

Director Of Education

D.M.D. University of Nevada Las Vegas, Dentistry
B.A. University of Southern California, Biology

Dr. Thomas Kenny was born in Chicago, raised in Las Vegas, but considers Northwest Career College his true home. He has been working at NCC for as long as he can remember. He started by moving and building furniture on the weekends and has served in a variety of roles throughout the years. He is now the Director of Regulatory Affairs, overseeing the licensure and accreditation processes for NCC, as well as the Dental Assisting Program Director. Dr. Thomas began his service as an ABHES Commissioner in July 2017 and looks forward to the opportunity to help shape the future of the education industry as a whole.
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Dr. Stephanie Kenny

Dean Of Students

D.O. Touro University
B.A. University of Southern California, Biology

Stephanie Kenny grew up in Las Vegas and played soccer and softball for the Meadows School in Summerlin. She began working at Northwest at the age of 13 doing everything from cleaning to copying. After graduating high school, Stephanie headed to the University of Southern California to study biology. Upon graduation, Stephanie began pursuing her Medical Career and graduated from Touro University in 2016. Additionally, she accepted the position as the Chief Finance Officer of Northwest Career College where she works side by side with her family.
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Seri Marx

Director of Academic Affairs

B.A. University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Having graduated from UNLV in 2010 with a B.A. in Communications, Seri pursued a career in office management and worked as an assistant project management. Having moved to Las Vegas in 2003, Seri joined Northwest Career College in January, 2017. Today, Seri serves as the executive Assistant to the Dean of Students where she is able to apply both her interpersonal and business skills working with students, faculty and staff.
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Jenette Ashcraft

Director Of Faculty Development

R.M.A. National Education Center

Jenette has worked in the field of medicine since she got her first job as a receptionist and filing clerk for a neurologist’s office at the tender age of fifteen. After falling in love with medicine, Jenette graduated from National Education Center in the early 1990’s and went on to pursue a career in medical assisting that has seen her work in a huge range of capacities, from front desk receptionist through back office assistant to billing and utilization manager.

A certified medical assistant and holder of a multitude of sub certifications, Jenette’s varied experience of in hospitals, labs, dialysis clinics, urgent care units, and doctor’s offices in over twenty specialties led to her being recruited by Northwest Career College to work in first the Phlebotomy department and then the Medical Assisting department. Jenette’s passion for medicine saw her ultimately assume the position of Allied Health Department Director, where she oversees the education of future generations of medical assistants.
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Rebecca Hill

Online Education Coordinator

Master of Public Health (MPH) from University of New England

A lifelong native of Las Vegas, Becky has only just started to appreciate all that this fantastic city has to offer. Born just outside Seattle, Washington, Becky moved Las Vegas via Albuquerque, New Mexico and completed her Undergraduate Degree at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas before moving on to complete her Master's Degree at the University of New England

In her spare time, Becky’s world revolves around my boxer, Murphie, watching videos of recipes and crafts that she struggles to find the time to make, and learning to stick to a new interest for more than three months at a time, although she will be the first to admit that’s still a work
in progress.

Becky's favorite part of working for NCC is that it’s hard to have a bad day working at Northwest because everyone is pulling in the same direction, striving to ensure the students are supported from start to finish and beyond.
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Morgan Rouw, B.S.

Executive Assistant to Dean Of Education

B.S., University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Morgan is dedicated to helping NCC students achieve their goals and potential, while also pursuing her own goal of a Master's Degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

A life-long resident of Las Vegas, Morgan spends her free time cooking, writing, and attending live music events and family gatherings. She also enjoys craft beer, outdoor activities and traveling. At work, Morgan enjoys the family atmosphere at NCC and working alongside the rest of our friendly and supportive staff.
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Bailee Whitmore, R.D.A.

Education Administrative Liaison

R.D.A. Northwest Health Careers

An alumnae of Northwest Career College, Bailee graduated with her RDA in 2014. With a career in dental assisting at Affordable ll and office management with the Dollar Loan Center to draw on, she came back to Northwest to become our Dental Assisting Administrative Liaison. A passionate outdoors person spends the majority of her weekends getting lost somewhere in the mountains with her friends.
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Fernando Herbert, B.S.

Spanish Language Consultant

B.S. Ed. City College of New Youk

At an early age, Fernando moved from San Pedro de Macorís in the Dominican Republic to NYC to raise a family and begin his teaching career. Now at the age of young age of 79, he is still passionate about educating young minds, bringing his years of experience, and his Master’s Degree in Education to bear on his students.

In his spare time, Fernando enjoys reading, crossword puzzles, playing the slots at one of Las Vegas’ many casinos and indulging in good music. He loves that his position at Northwest allows him to continue with his love of teaching and that he can have an impact on the next generation of NCC graduates.
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Leslie Tran, B.A.

Director of Operations

B. A. University of Nevada Las Vegas

A native of Las Vegas, Leslie graduated from UNLV with a B.S. in Psychology before going on to hold positions that give her a background in administration, operations, gaming/hospitality, and project management. Passionate about giving back to the Las Vegas community, Leslie joined Northwest Career College in 2017 as the Executive Assistant to the COO.
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Eva Gonzalez Blas

Senior Facilities Operator

Eva Hailing originally from Puerta Vallarta, Eva was recruited by Northwest Career College to work in the Facilities department. She has been helping to maintain the campus for several years now. She brings her energy and enthusiasm to the position while keeping many instructors, lab instructors and administrators happy with her efforts.
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Arthur Estrada

Senior Facilities Operator

Originally born in Mexico, Arthur grew up in sunny California before moving to Las Vegas at the age of seventeen. He soon fell in love with the city and has been a Vegas native ever since.

A huge sports fan and lover of music, Arthur would one day like to become a professional drummer. Until that time, he enjoys working at Northwest Career College because being part of the family here offers him the chance to learn a range of new and exciting skills.
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Tony Gonzalez

Facilities Operator

Originally born in Mexico, Arthur grew up in sunny California before moving to Las Vegas at the age of seventeen. He soon fell in love with the city and has been a Vegas native ever since.

A huge sports fan and lover of music, Arthur would one day like to become a professional drummer. Until that time, he enjoys working at Northwest Career College because being part of the family here offers him the chance to learn a range of new and exciting skills.
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Eddie McCathrin

Facilities Technician

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Michael Kenny

Director Of Finance

B.A. University of Nevada Las Vegas, Accounting 5/18

Michael Kenny grew up in Las Vegas and played football and wrestled for the Meadows School in Summerlin. He began working at Northwest at the age of 13 doing everything from cleaning to copying. After graduating high school, Michael headed to the University of San Diego to study accounting. After two years, Michael transferred to UNLV so he could complete his finance degree while continuing to work for Northwest Career College as the Finance and Inventory Control Manager where he works side by side with his family every day.
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Amelia LeFevre, M.P.Adm.

Assistant Director Of Finance

M.P.Adm. Southern Utah University

Having attended Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah, where she completed a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, Amelia went on to gain a Master’s of Science Degree in Public Administration.

After being adopted from India when she was just four months old, Amelia grew up in Southern Utah where her parents owned and operated a cattle ranch. After meeting her husband she decided to relocate to Las Vegas and refer to herself as a “small town girl, living in the big city.”

Amelia spends her work days relishing the fact that she can have a positive impact on people’s lives and her weekends chasing around her daughter and three puppies.

Amelia loves the fact that her position here at Northwest allows her to help change student’s lives for the better, how her values match those of the organization and the “family feeling” built into NCC by the Kenny family.
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Dana Mcilwain

Director of Financial Aid

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Donella Stanard

Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Bringing twenty years of experience in the Financial Aid arena to he role as as a Assistant Director of Financial Aid, Donella joined Northwest Career College in May, 2017. Originally a “Jersey Girl”, born and raised in Monmouth County, New Jersey, Donella moved out west in May 2017 to continue her career with NCC.
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Guillermo Balderas, B.S.

Senior Financial Aid Officer

B.S. Brigham Young

Taking his parents advice to “invest in himself”, Bill earned himself a Business Management degree from Brigham Young University and considers himself a living example of how an education can be a life changing and sometimes even a lifesaving opportunity. Bill is now a Financial Aid Officer. In that role, he is able to pass on the life lessons he has learned to our students while helping them find their own path to education.
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Kerri Swallia, M.B.A.

Financial Aid Officer

M.B.A. Southern New Hampshire University

A passionate advocate of human and animal rights, Kerri likes to make the most of every day, learning new skills, taking in new information and spreading positive energy. For Kerri, the best thing about working for NCC is the family environment that both the students and staff help to build.

In her spare time, Kerri likes to watch Netflix with her family or head out to the beach to enjoy the sun.
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Diane Barrett, B.A.

Financial Aid Officer

B.A. Univeristy of Akron

Having graduated from the University of Akron with an Undergraduate Degree in Mass Media Communication, Diane, a first-generation college graduate, has channeled her passion for higher education into about assisting others in attaining their higher education goals.

At work, she can most often be found keeping up to date with the changes in Federal Financial Aid regulations, so as to be of better assistance to our students. At the weekend, she is most likely to be found at a concert, indulging in her love of live music.
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Stepahnie Romero

Financial Aid Officer

U.N.L.V. B.S. (2020)

Born and raised in Fontana, California, Stephanie relocated to Nevada in 2015 to be closer to her family. Currently attending the University of Las Vegas Nevada for her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Stephanie enjoys being able to utilize both her professional and personal passions to help other people achieve their goals. For Stephanie, there's no better feeling than assisting someone in their journey to success.

In her spare time, Stephanie divides her attention between her non-profit organization, called Favors For Friends, and enjoying the outdoors by hiking, biking, swimming, fishing, and camping.
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Faith Allums

Financial Aid Administrative Liaison

Faith moved to Las Vegas ten years ago from Califonia. A graduate of the Sierra Vista High School, Faith return her love of maths and finance and has a deep interest in the actuarial sciences.

Faith loves the fact that Northwest cultivates a family atmosphere for their staff and has always been impressed by the genuine kindness and passion for education shown by NCC employees. In her spare time, she loves good food, relaxing and enjoys the TV show Bubble Guppies as much as her daughter does.
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Maria Allen

Office Manager

City College Of San Francisco

A veteran employee of Northwest Career College, Maria first joined NCC in 2006 to take up the position of Front Office Manager. A native of the Golden Gate City of San Francisco, Maria attended City College there and began her career telecommunications before moving to Las Vegas to implement her telecommunication skills in the medical and gaming industry. Maria has met every student, employee and visitor to Northwest over the last 12 years, greeting each of them with a warm smile and a kind, "Can I help you?"
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Samantha Glover

Front Office Manager

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Jacquelin Favela

Administrative Liaison

Originally from Pomona, California, Jacquelin moved to moved to Las Vegas with her parents when she was eight years old and has been in love with the city ever since. As part of the NCC family, Jacquelin channels her passion for helping others into keeping an organized work environment and striving to make NCC the best college in Las Vegas.

A self-confessed social butterfly, Jacquelin spends her free time traveling and going to festivals. She loves working out, going on Sunday runs with her Schnauzer and enjoying every second of her life with her closest friends.
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Nadine Bryant, A.A.S.

Office Manager

A.A.S. College of Southern Nevada

Nadine moved to Las Vegas from Roanoke Virginia in 2005 and graduated with high
honors from the College of Southern Nevada in 2017, receiving an Associate’s Degree in Business Management.

In her spare time, Nadine likes to spend time with her Vegas and East-coast family. She is an avid gamer, but still finds the time to enjoy Nevada’s scenery by heading out hiking, rock climbing, and fishing.
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Estefania Martinez

Administrative Liaison

Estefania, who much prefers to be called Stefy, moved to Nevada at the age of four and has dedicated her professional life to acquiring the tools and knowledge needed to make a life-changing impact on other people.

For Stefy, the best thing about working at NCC is the family atmosphere. The NCC staff strive to make both employees and students feel at home, and Stefy loves seeing how NCC comes together as a family to change every student's life.

At the weekend, Stefy, who considers herself a "movie critic," likes to watch one of her long list of favorite films, cook, listen to music or just cruise around Las Vegas with her friends.
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Bridget Zambrano

Administrative Liaison

Bridget is currently studying Business at the College of Southern Nevada and is hoping to transfer to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, to gain an Undergraduate degree.

Born and raised in Las Vegas, Bridget is passionate about making sure that everyone who walks into Northwest feels as welcome as she did when she first joined the NCC family.

In her spare time, Bridget enjoys the outdoors and can often be found out at Mount Charleston or Red Rook, hiking and walking her dogs.
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Patrick Kenny, B.A.

Chief Operating Officer

B.A. University of San Diego, Psychology

Patrick Kenny is one of the founding members of the Northwest family and has served as the Chief Operating Officer since June of 2013. Patrick graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from the University of San Diego and has an extensive background in operations, project management, team building, and student development. As a member of the Kenny family, Patrick has been serving in one role or another at the college for most of his life.
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Daphne Neal

Administrative Liaison

A second generation Vegas native, Daphne's primary goal in life is to make a difference in other people’s lives as a strong leader. For Daphne, the best thing about working at Northwest Career College is that you're part of a new family, where everyone pulls together to help you succeed, provides you with support when you need it, and comfort you if you don't quite reach your goals.

In her personal life, Daphne likes to spend as much time as possible with her friends and family, including her fur child, Bently. She also enjoyed playing video games on PS4, cooking, hiking,
and forcing her friends and family to play the board games she loves.
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Amber Guittar, L.M.T.

Student Clinic Administrator

Utah College of Massage Therapy

Born and raised in Las Vegas, Amber enrolled in Massage School shortly after graduating
from Valley High School in 1997. Her love for massage and its benefits stems from receiving regular massages from the age of 11 and falling in love with the positive impact massage can have on people’s lives.

In her spare time, Amber loves traveling and exploring, baking, and spending time with her family. Passionate about helping people and educating them on how to reach their health and wellness goals, Amber enjoys working at Northwest because it gives her the opportunity to be around positive and uplifting people who strive to make a difference in other people’s lives.
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Cheryl Dadey, B.A.

Director of Student Development

B.A., Virginia Interment College

An Alumnae of Northwest Career College's Massage Therapy program, Cheryl joined the Northwest Family in 2015, taking on various staffing position before taking up the role of Registrar-Student Development Department Director. An East Coast native born in Syracuse, New York, Cheryl is passionate about inspiring our students to pursue their dreams.
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Jenée LaBonté, B.A.

Assistant Director of Student Development

B.A. University of Nevada, Reno

Jenée decided to relocate to the Sierra Nevada’s after high school to pursue her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at the University of Nevada. Upon graduating from college, Jenée started her professional career working for Fortune 500 companies and found success as she climbed the corporate ladder in the business world, but never achieved the fulfillment she really wanted. In 2009 she took a leap of faith on an unexpected job lead and came to realize that her passion was not corporate America, but higher education. Jenée joined Northwest Career College in July 2016 as an Enrollment Specialist and brought with her over eight years of experience in higher education. Today she works as a Student Development Advisor, helping students in their day to day worlds.
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Nancy Enis

Student Development Advisor

A six year veteran of NCC family, Nancy began her career in Criminal Law as a Legal Secretary before moving on to become a Paralegal. She worked for thirty-one years for the same attorney before moving to Las Vegas to accepted a position as an Account Manager for GES (Global Experience Specialists) and remained with them for over sixteen years. Dr. John Kenny has been Nancy's Chiropractor for over 20 years and as his patient they often talked about working together, so Nancy retired from GES, she joined the NCC family and currently works in the Student Development Department working hand in hand with our students.
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Vanessa Duarte, A.S.

Student Development Adminsitrative Liaison

A.S. Mt. San Antonio College

Vanessa is originally from Downey, California. After pursuing a degree from California State Polytechnic University for two years, Vanessa transferred to an online platform at the University of Phoenix to allow her to further her career in Seattle. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and a minor in Human Resource Management from the University of the Pacific.

Vanessa has experience working in a corporate environment for Fortune 500 companies in the fields of Operations, Human Resources and Database Administration. Kind and compassionate, Vanessa enjoys helping others and working in the Student Development Department has given her the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of NCC’s students.
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Pablo Chacon, B.A.

Interdepartmental Relations Coordinator

Interdepartmental Relations Coordinator

Pablo grew up in Guatemala before emigrating to the United States when he was 20 years old. After spending some time living and working in San Diego and Pittsburgh, he moved to Las Vegas and has been working with Northwest Career College since April 2017.

After a varied career in marketing for an insurance company, career services for a law school and as an executive assistant to the owner of a behavioral health company, Pablo signed on with NCC as an administrative liaison and is now our Allied Health Department Manager.
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Hurst, Izaak

Operations

Izaak joined Northwest to do what he does best, helping others and having a genuine opportunity to make a positive impact on their lives.

Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Izaak has spent his entire life working in operations, for industries such as retail and transportation, and now passes on his experience and knowledge of how to provide top-quality customer service to our students

Outside of work, Izaak’s personal passions include his family, reading, computers, and staying active by heading out on snowboarding and camping trips.
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Robert Heath, A.A.S.

Inventory/Distribution Center Coordinator

A.A.S. Coastline Community College

After serving his country for twenty years in the US Navy, and traveling the entire globe, Robert retired from Naval Service and relocated with his family to Nevada.

A dedicated professional who enjoys helping and assisting teammates and students, Robert loves the family atmosphere of working at NCC. He adores the people he works with and is honored to play a part in helping his students achieve their dreams.

Outside of work, Robert enjoys writing, spending time with his family and being as active as possible by playing softball, hiking and exploring new places in Nevada.
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Sidney Herbert

Employee Services Coordinator

New York City College of Technology (Human Services)

Originally from New York City, Sidney first experienced Las Vegas while he was in the military and fell in love, moving to the city after leaving military service.

Passionate about creating truly inspirational training for his students, Sidney enjoys working for an institution that genuinely wants to see their staff succeed and advance professionally.

In his free time, Sidney loves ballroom dancing and staying active by hiking and playing sports, although he always makes time to spend with his family.
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Shelly Puckett, C.B.C.S.

Medical Billing & Coding Administrative Liaison

Northwest Career College

Shelly is a proud graduate of Northwest’s Medical Billing & Coding program. Having studied under the tutelage of Nancy, our program chair, she is honored to now work alongside her in the classroom, where her goal is to challenge and inspire our NCC students to find their passion in the medical field. In addition to instructing as part of our Medical Billing & Coding program, Shelly also works full-time as a billing specialist during the day.
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Sara Styles

Marketing Administrative Liaison

Before joining Northwest Career College in July, 2017, Sara was employed as the scheduling manager for the CDC Ebola Screening project contracted out of Atlanta, where she ran the schedule for almost two-hundred medical staff members across five international airports. After falling in love with the desert air during a family vacation, Sara moved out West to start a new chapter in her life and now brings her a wide variety of career experiences ranging from administration, sales, and management and technology skills to bear in her position as IT Coordinator.

Faculty

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Cynthia Lofquist, R.D.A.

Dental Assisting Program Chair

Concorde Career Institute

As our Dental Assisting Program Chair, Cynthia makes it her mission to keep up with the latest technology and advances in the field of dental assisting, so as to make our Dental Assisting Program always on the cutting-edge.

Originally from Chicago, Cynthia grew up San Pedro, California before moving to Las Vegas, in 2006. Having graduated from the Concorde Career Institute in 1998, Cynthia spent nearly twenty years in the dental field before starting at Northwest Career College as a Dental Assisting Instructor. She now uses that vast range of experience, coupled with her love of teaching, to provide our students with the best education possible.
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Dr. Thomas Kenny

Instructor

D.M.D., University of Nevada Las Vegas, Dentistry
B.A. University of Southern California, Biology

Dr. Thomas Kenny was born in Chicago, raised in Las Vegas, but considers Northwest Career College his true home. He has been working at NCC for as long as he can remember. He started by moving and building furniture on the weekends and has served in a variety of roles throughout the years. He is now the Director of Regulatory Affairs, overseeing the licensure and accreditation processes for NCC, as well as the Dental Assisting Program Director. Dr. Thomas began his service as an ABHES Commissioner in July 2017 and looks forward to the opportunity to help shape the future of the education industry as a whole.
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TR Williams, B.S., R.D.A.

Dental Assisting Instructor

B.S. National American University

A thirty year veteran for the United States Army, TR graduated from National American University in Rapid City, South Dakota, where he earned a BS in Applied Management before going on to hold the position of the Program Director for the U.S. Army Enlisted Dental Training Program. Prior to his retirement, TR was responsible for training over 1,600 military students in the areas of dental assisting, dental hygiene, and dental laboratory technology each year. He now brings the benefits of that experience to our students as one of our Dental Assisting Instructors, doing his part to make our program is best learning experience we can offer our students.
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Sandra Casillas, R.D.A.

Dental Assisting Instructor

Bryman College

Sandra has been in the dental field since she graduated from high school and is now passionate about sharing her skills and experiences with the next generation of Dental Assistants, especially those interested in pediatric dental care.

One of the best parts of Sandra’s job is watching students grow to become fully qualified Dental assistants and working with the rest of the supportive staff here and NCC to find them the best dental placements. At the weekend, Sandra likes to hang out with her family around the BBQ or spend time watching her guilty pleasure, Hallmark movies.
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Tina Estep, R.D.A.

Dental Assisting Instructor

Nellis Air Force Base

Born in Reno and raised between Reno, Las Vegas and Sonoma, California, Tina attended Sonoma Valley High School before graduating from Dental Assistant training as part of the Red Cross Program on the Nellis Air Force Base.

Tina is passionate about the dental field and finds sharing that passion exhilarates her. One of the many reasons she loves working at NCC is that it gives her the opportunity to teach something she is passionate about at an institution that really cares about its students.

At the weekends, Tina can be found hiking Mt. Charleston, exploring ghost towns, star gazing while camping or hiding under blanket watching scary movies.
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Dana Young, R.D.A.

Dental Administrative Assisting Instructor

Andon College

With twenty years of experience in the dental assisting field, ten of which were in the role of office manager in a dental office, Dana moved to Las Vegas in 2005 and joined Northwest as one of our Dental Assisting Instructors. She now enjoys passing on the knowledge and experience that she has collected to the next generation of dental assisting students.
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Kristina Perry

Dental Adminsitrative Assisting Instructor

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Barbara Alcaraz, M.A., L.M.T.

Massage Therapy Program Chair

M. A. Organizational Management, University of Phoenix
B.A. University of Minnesota, American Studies
L.M.T. Northwest Health Careers

Barbara, originally from St. Paul, Minnesota, has lived in Las Vegas for the past twenty-two years. The recipient of a B.A. degree in American Studies from the University of Minnesota, and an M.A. degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix, she also graduated from the Massage Therapy Program at here at Northwest. Barbara has a wide breadth of experience, having worked at the St. Paul Police Department, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and even as a Chiropractic Assistant for Dr. Kenny himself.

As our Massage Therapy Program Chair here at Northwest Career College, Barbara believes in a holistic approach to healthcare, and that the human touch is critical to every person’s wellbeing. Because receiving massage on a regular basis is mentally and physically rewarding, she thoroughly encourages every NCC employee to take advantage of their free monthly massage in the student clinic.
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Lance Lisitza, L.M.T.

Director of Student Clinic

L.M.T. Northwest Career College

A sixteen year veteran of the US Army, Lance traveled the world while in the military, including Europe, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Having served as an Airborne Parachute Rigger, Combat Medic, and a Physical Therapy Assistant many of Lance’s duties fell into the realm of patient care and administration, Soldier management, and Airborne operations. After attending NCC and graduating as a Licensed Massage Therapist in 2015, Lance joined us as a member of the Massage Therapy Department, instructing the Day Advance Massage Therapy Program. He is also currently the Director of Student Clinic.
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Dr. Jarrod Chipp

Anatomy, Physiology & Kinesiology Instructor

New York Chiropractic College

A practicing chiropractor and owner of his own private practice, Lifespine: Back & Body Wellness, Dr. Chipp is the evening Anatomy & Physiology & Kinesiology instructor for our Massage Therapy Program. Originally from northeastern Pennsylvania, Dr. Chipp earned his B.S. degree in Biology from Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He went on to obtainhis doctorate from the New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, receiving advanced certifications in the fields of Sports Science & Human Performance, as well as Whole Food Nutrition.

Jarrod’s favorite thing about teaching at Northwest is watching a student progress from simply memorizing and recalling information, to applying that knowledge to real-world clinical scenarios and case studies.
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Ivy Adams, L.M.T.

Massage Therapy Instructor

A.A. Community of Southern Nevada, Psychology
L.M.T. Northwest Health Careers

Born and raised in Las Vegas, Ivy is a proud graduate of Northwest Career College, class of 1999, and has been a Licensed Massage Therapist ever since. Her eighteen years of experience has taken her through an eclectic array of job opportunities, from day spas, to resort spa, chiropractic offices, poker room and casino chair massage, as well as being self-employed as an independent contractor. Ivy came to Northwest to work as a Massage Instructor in 2002. In 2006 she left to start a family, but couldn’t stay away for long, rejoining the Northwest family again in 2015.
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TJ Perpar, L.M.T.

Massage Therapy Instructor

University of Nevada Las Vegas, History
L.M.T. Northwest Massage School

T.J. has been massage therapist for twenty years and has worked in both the medical and spa environments. A seventeen year veteran of Northwest Career College, T.J. first joined us back when the school was exclusively a massage school. Considering himself blessed to be involved in the teaching of future massage therapists here at Northwest, T.J. divides his time between our Massage School, being active in the church and training in the martial arts, which he has been involved with for the past thirty-three years.
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Teresa Lopez, L.M.T.

Massage Therapy instructor

L.M.T. Northwest Health Careers

After graduating from Northwest Career College’s Massage Therapy Program as a Licensed Massage Therapist, Teresa began her massage career with Massage Envy where she was named “Rookie of the Year.” Moving on to Relax Spa at the Aliante Hotel and Casino, and then to Oleksandra Spa, inside the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino, Teresa currently works as the Lead Therapist at Aveda Spa Lago, at the Westin Lake Las Vegas. In June of 2016, Teresa was appointed by the Governor of the State of Nevada to sit on the Nevada State Board of Massage Therapy and, as of last September, she began her tenure as the evening Advanced Massage Therapy Program Instructor here at Northwest Career College.
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Jenette Ashcraft, N.C.M.A.

Medical Administrative Assistant Program Chair

R.M.A. National Education Center

Jenette has worked in the field of medicine since she got her first job as a receptionist and filing clerk for a neurologist’s office at the tender age of fifteen. After falling in love with medicine, Jenette graduated from National Education Center in the early 1990’s and went on to pursue a career in medical assisting that has seen her work in a huge range of capacities, from front desk receptionist through back office assistant to billing and utilization manager.

A certified medical assistant and holder of a multitude of sub certifications, Jenette’s varied experience of in hospitals, labs, dialysis clinics, urgent care units, and doctor’s offices in over twenty specialties led to her being recruited by Northwest Career College to work in first the Phlebotomy department and then the Medical Assisting department. Jenette’s passion for medicine saw her ultimately assume the position of Allied Health Department Director, where she oversees the education of future generations of medical assistants.
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Amanda Beardsley, C.M.A.

Medical Assisting Program Chair

Amanda has over twenty years of diverse medical experience, but her real specialism lies in emergency medicine. She started her career in the field of medicine at the age of sixteen as Pharmacy Technician before becoming immersed into the world of Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine. Initially volunteering at the local city Fire & EMS as a Cardiac Technician/Paramedic-Intermediate, Amanda also began working in phlebotomy for a major regional hospital and would go on to become the Lead Phlebotomist.

After a career in Fire & EMS Service and phlebotomy that lasted over seventeen years, Amanda transitioned into the field of Medical Assisting. Hired immediately after graduation into the busiest and most recognized Cardiology practice in the area, Amanda was quickly promoted Lead MA of the Electrophysiology Department. Now our Medical Assisting Co-Program Chair at Northwest Career College, Amanda brings an unparalleled level of enthusiasm and experience to educating the next generation of medical and allied health professionals.
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ReNet Mells, M.A.

Medical Assisting Instructor

M.A. Winter Park Adult Vocational Center

ReNet brings nearly forty years of experience in the medical assisting field to her position as Medical Assisting Instructor, having worked as Medical Assistant for twenty-seven years and as an instructor for ten. A Certified Medical Assistant, Certified Post-Secondary Instructor, Office Laboratory Assistant, and CPR Instructor, ReNet has a huge range of skills and experience that she passes on to her students.
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Joylene Rael, R.M.A, R.P.T.

Medical Assisting Instructor

R.M.A. Northwest Career College

Another of our graduate success stories, Joylene graduated from Northwest Career College in 2014 before using her student externship to gain employment in the medical assisting field. After being promoted, Joylene obtained her EKG and IV Therapy certifications while working in a Cardiology department.

Originally a resident of a small town in New Mexico called named Los Lunas, Joylene has lived in Las Vegas for twelve years. She thrives as a Medical Assisting Instructor with NCC, passing on her passion and experience to her students, and is excited to see what the future holds.
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Denisse Adams

Medical Assisting Instructor

Denisse is one of our graduate success stories. Giving up her job as a Walgreens’ Pharmacy Department Team Leader, Denise followed her dream of becoming a Medical Assistant and graduated from Northwest Career College in 2013. After graduation she went on to work for a local Ob/Gyn office, honing her skills before returning to become one of our Medical Assistant Program Instructors.

Originally from Yauco in Puerto Rico, Denise grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She moved to Las Vegas with her husband and two children to support her husband’s career in culinary management.
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Vivian Madrazo

Medical Assisting Instructor

Bryman College

Born in Guatemala but raised in Southern California, Vivian completed her medical assistant training in December 2001 at Bryman College in Southern California. Her first MA position was in the OB/GYN field and after eight years of OB/GYN experience, and one of family planning, she was offered the opportunity to work as a Medical Technician at the Nellis Air Force Base. During that time she served military personnel and their dependents in the Labor and Delivery unit at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Hospital.

A resident of Las Vegas since 2004, Vivan is passionate about medicine and committed to teaching. The best experiences of her medical assisting career were learning new skills, such as child birthing, IV use, and neonatal resuscitation and she enjoys passing on that same passion for learning to her students.
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Aaron Arlt

Medical Assisting Instructor

A lifelong native of Nevada, Aaron graduated from Clark High School here in Las Vegas before going on to complete two years at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and one year at both the
University of Nevada, Reno, and the College of Southern Nevada. He is the proud owner of a Business Management degree from Hamburger University in Chicago.

Having attended Medical Assistant School at Kaplan, Aaron moved on from an eight-year tenure in restaurant management and has been working in the medical field for the past three and a half years.

Aaron leads an active life outside of his work at NCC, enjoying soccer, running, camping, fishing and spending time at the sand dunes with his family driving their sand
cars and four-wheelers.

He feels the best part of his work at Northwest is being able to make an impact on the students and being able to work with an excellent and supportive team.
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Amy Byrd, C.M.A

Medical Assisting Instructor

C.M.A. Northwest Career College

Amy grew up in the wilds of Minnesota until, at the age of thirty, she decided she was tired of the brutal winters and moved to sunny Nevada, stopping in at Salt Lake City for a few years before heading a little further west to Las Vegas.

Amy attended High School and College in Minnesota and attended Northwest when she moved to Las Vegas, receiving her Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) and Registered Phlebotomy Technician (RPT) Certifications in 2012.

A lover of the outdoors, Amy heads out of town every chance she gets. Heading to the dunes or the lake to go boating, finding peace while hiking in the mountains, being by the ocean or while she is traveling.

During work hours, Amy is inspired by the passion of her co-workers and the loves watching the journey NCC students go on, from enrollment in their first module to the excitement of their graduation day.
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Angela Krempel, C.M.A

Medical Assisting Instructor

C.M.A Medix School Baltimore

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Justin Kauker

Medical Assisting Instructor

B.A. University of California San Diego

A former Navy hospital corpsman and school teacher, Justin joined Northwest to pass on his passion for medicine and is continually impressed by the resolve and compassion of the NCC students.

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in linguistics from the University of California, San Diego, Justin did a year of graduate education work at West Chester University before going on to train as a hospital corpsman and lab tech in the US Navy. He now passes on his training and experience to our Medical Assisting students.

At the weekends, Justin enjoys playing goofy songs on the guitar and ukulele, reading American literature and popular science books, taking in stand-up comedy shows and doing morning laps at the pool.
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David Bolshazy, CCMA, EMT-I

Medical Assisting Instructor

Pima Medical, AZ

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Ashley Slocum

Medical Administrative Assisting Instructor

Pima Medical, AZ

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Nancy Ferrante, C.M.B.S.

Medical Billing & Coding Program Chair

Nancy began her career as a Medical Assistant in 1979. From there, Nancy mastered many other areas of the medical field. She spent 35 years in Ohio, building a successful medical practice with the same Physician until his retirement in 2014. During that time she managed five practices, billed for twenty-seven Skilled Nursing facilities, obtained an X-ray machine operator’s license and opened a medical billing business specializing in Podiatry.

Despite training many employees over the years, Nancy never imagined herself teaching until she joined Northwest as our Program Chair for the Medical Billing and Coding program. Since then she’s embraced a new passion in life, loves meeting new students every month and takes the greatest satisfaction in guiding that one student, who feared they would never make it, into landing a great job in the field, helping realize their dream in the process.
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Jenniba Ramsey

Medical Billing & Coding Instructor

Originally from Stockton California, Jenniba decided to relocate to Nevada from Tennessee to take advantage of the sunny weather. A graduate of Thomas Edison High School, Andon College, Grambling State University, Healthcare College of California, and Almeda University, Jenniba has a passion for instructing and the Medical Field.

Working for NCC allows her to pass that passion on to our students and Jenniba loves that, because of NCC’s family atmosphere, the staff and faculty here are always willing to go the extra mile for a student or co-worker.

On the weekends Jenniba likes to snuggle up with a good book, cook, and spend quality time with her family. She can most often be found at the beach, spending the day listening to the waves crash against the rocks.
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Lisa Myers, J.D., L.L.M.

Legal Studies Department Director

J.D. L.L.M. Campbell University
B.A. Corllins University

Beginning her career as a Paralegal, Lisa soon advanced to the role of Senior Paralegal for various Family Law, Personal Injury and Corporate law firms in the Las Vegas community. She obtained her Juris Doctor and LL.M, completing her fellowship in Washington D.C. and Carson City, Nevada. As the the Program Chair and an Instructor for the Legal Studies Department here at Northwest Career College, which is comprised of both the Paralegal Studies and Criminal Justice Degree Programs, Lise uses her passion and love for the law, teaching, and politics to inspire our students.
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Robert Kurth, Jr., J.D.

Legal Studies Instructor, Adjunct

J.D. University of Denver College of Law
B.S. University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Now in his 25th year of practicing law in Nevada, Robert earned his B.S. in Business Administration from UNLV in 1989, and his Juris Doctor from the University of Denver College of Law in December of 1991. During his career, he has been an Arbitrator for the Eighth Judicial District Court, a former Alternate Child Support Hearing Master, and a Small Claims Court Referee and Mediator. As an Adjunct Instructor for both our Paralegal Studies and Criminal Justice Programs, he now passes on his vast knowledge and experience in the legal field to our students.
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Bernie Zadrowski, J.D., L.L.M.

Legal Studies Instructor

J.D., L.L.M. University of Denver College of Law
B.S. University of Colorado

Bernie has been a practicing attorney in Nevada for over twenty years, and is currently a Chief Deputy of General Litigation at the Clark County District Attorney’s Office. An active member of the local legal community, Bernie has served on the State Bar’s Southern Nevada Disciplinary Board as its Vice Chairman, the Judicial Selection Commission, and the Standing Committee on Judicial Ethics and Campaign Practices. Proud to call Las Vegas his home, Bernie now brings his insight and experience to the role of evening Adjunct Professor for the Paralegal Studies Program, helping to shape future generations of Nevada’s legal profession.
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Cassidy Wagner, J.D.

Paralegal Studies Program Chair

M.S. Organic Chemistry University of Texas at El Paso
J.D., Arizona Summit Law School

A graduate of Coronado High School and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she she earned her Bachelors of Arts in Communication Studies, Cassidy found her passion in college. Having worked as a paralegal in a law firm for over six years, Cassidy attended Arizona Summit Law School where she earned her Juris Doctor degree. Cassidy has a history of teaching and supporting students. During high school, she worked at the City of Henderson where she would coordinate programs and teach life skills to individuals with disabilities. She now brings that same passion and attention to her role as an instructor for our Paralegal Studies and Criminal Justice courses.
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Robert Linder, ESQ

Legal Studies Instructor

J.D. University of Nebraska College of Law
B.L.S University of Iowa

Robert was originally from Iowa, but after visiting a friend from college who had moved to Nevada, he was so taken by the Silver State that he went home, packed his most needed possessions and has been living here for the past forty years.

An avid student of U.S. Supreme Court history and a political junkie, Robert attended high school in Des Moines, Iowa, before completing his Undergraduate Degree at the University of
Iowa and moving on to law school at the University of Nebraska.

In his spare time, Robert and his wife like to travel to their mountain getaway in Arizona to hike with their dogs. Robert loves work for NCC because, in his words, “Everyone is genuine and so thoughtful and pleasant.”
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Aros Mackey, M.A.

Legal Studies Instructor

M.A. in Intelligence from Ameican Military University

Having received a baccalaureate degree from Brigham Young University, Idaho, Aron went on to earn a Master's degree in Intelligence from the American Military University and focused on predictive analysis for counter-terrorism, as well as methods and strategies for countering human trafficking.

A current Ph.D. candidate, Aros has had an active career in Law Enforcement and Threat Intelligence, working with legislators on Capitol Hill, agents from Homeland security, as well as law-enforcement agencies across the United States. A licensed private investigator operating in Utah and Nevada and Aros is also a Private Probation Provider and currently manages over fifty probationers.

On the weekends, Aros likes to stay active, going out hiking and participating in offroad motorsports like 4x4 racing and dirt biking. His favorite part of working at Northwest Career College is working alongside the other wonderful faculty and staff members.
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Dennis Jantz, M.A. Ed

General Education Instructor

M.A. Ed. University of Nevada Las Vegas

Dennis has fifteen years of teaching experience to back up his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. As one of our General Educational Instructors, Dennis can normally be found teaching the general education courses to the enthusiastic Paralegal Studies and Criminal Justice students here at Northwest Career College, and even training new drivers for Northwest Driving School.
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Patrick Kenny, B.A.

General Education Instructor

B.A. University of San Diego, Psychology

Patrick Kenny is one of the founding members of the Northwest family and has served as the Chief Operating Officer since June of 2013. Patrick graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from the University of San Diego and has an extensive background in operations, project management, team building, and student development. As a member of the Kenny family, Patrick has been serving in one role or another at the college for most of his life.
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Dr. Stephanie Kenny

General Education Instructor

D.O. Touro University
B.A. University of Southern California, Biology

Stephanie Kenny grew up in Las Vegas and played soccer and softball for the Meadows School in Summerlin. She began working at Northwest at the age of 13 doing everything from cleaning to copying. After graduating high school, Stephanie headed to the University of Southern California to study biology. Upon graduation, Stephanie began pursuing her Medical Career and graduated from Touro University in 2016. Additionally, she accepted the position as the Chief Finance Officer of Northwest Career College where she works side by side with her family.
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Candice Clark, B.S., CPhT

Pharmacy Technician Instructor

B.S. NC Agricultural & Technical State University

Candice grew up in the in the Eastern and Piedmont regions of North Carolina and achieved her Bachelor's of Science Degree in Biology from North Carolina A&T State University. She is also the recipient of a Clinical Trials Research Associate Certificate from Durham Technical Community College. With eight years of Pharmacy Technician experience, Candice has a history of guiding and teaching others in her previous roles and, since joining Northwest as one of our Pharmacy Technician Instructors, now enjoys passing on her skills and experience to our students.
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Mark Bruton, CPhT, C.N.P.R., M.S.H.E.

Pharmacy Technician Program Chair

B.S., M.S. Kaplan University

Mark brings a wealth of pharmacy technician experience to share with the students at Northwest, having served in the field for ten years as a Pharmacy Technician and for twelve years as a Technician Educator.

A graduate of Kaplan University, with a BA in Organizational Communications and MS in Higher Education Administration and Leadership. Mark has worked as a surveyor for ASHP’s Technician Accreditation Program, as well as an item writer for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam. He is also a member of the Technician Advisory Committee to the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy.

Passionate about producing competent and confident pharmacy technicians through proper training, Mark enjoys working for a college whose culture emphasizes a desire to provide the best pharmacy training in Las Vegas. Not content with training pharmacy students all week, Mark can often be found teaching swing dancing at the weekend.
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Fredalynne Buencamino, CPhT

Pharmacy Technician Instructor

CPhT Anthem Institute

Fredalynne was born and raised in Las Vegas before moving to San Diego where she resided for five years. Fredalynne eventually returned to Las Vegas to be closer to her family and friends and to join the NCC family, where she enjoys the fact that everyone at Northwest is a pleasure to work with and she hasn’t come across a face that isn’t willing to lend a friendly smile.

On her weekends, Fredalynne loves designing and planning events and devotes most of her spare time thinking up ways to transform the simple into the extraordinary. She also enjoys spending time watching movies with her husband and their dog.
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Corey Del Pino, B.S., R.P.T.

Phlebotomy Technician Program Chair

B.S. Northern Arizona University

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Corey Del Pino attended Northern Arizona University after high school and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology with a Chemistry Minor in 2012. After attending Mohave Community College and earning her Medical Assisting Certificate in Phlebotomy, Corey became a Registered Phlebotomy Technician through American Medical Technologists.

After four years of patient care in the outpatient and inpatient hospital field at Western Arizona Regional Medical Center in Bullhead City, Corey moved to Las Vegas and joined NCC as our Phlebotomy Instructor, imparting her expert knowledge and experience to our students.

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