Ed.D.—West Virginia University—1991
Linda Felipez joined the Technology Department faculty in August of 1998. Her teaching expertise is in the area of Graphic Communication and she has also worked in the industry as a Graphic Designer and Prepress Operator. As department chair, her department duties include administration of three diverse program areas, staffing for all classes within the department, curriculum development, marketing and recruitment, and participation in the WWU governance system. Her career goal is to follow God's leading in academia and she is passionate about knocking down barriers to success for those around her.
When Linda can find a little free time she likes to spend it with family, especially her two granddaughters!
M.A.—Savannah College of Art and Design—2010
Brent Bergherm joined the ranks in the Technology department as an instructor of photography and graphic design in August of 2007. Bergherm graduated from WWC in 1999 with a bachelor of arts degree in commercial art and minors in both business and graphics technology. He missed a full degree in graphics technology by only two courses. In November of 2010 he finished with a Master's in Photography degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Some of Bergherm's hobbies include spending time with his wife and kids, photography, and travel. For the summers of '07, '08, and '09, Brent participated in Maranatha Volunteers International's Ultimate Workout project as a photographer/reporter. He is also on a University committee that is working with a new K-12 school in India.
B.S.—Walla Walla University—2009
Kevin Coleman joined the Technology department as adjunct faculty in 2010 to help teach Graphic Design and Layout. He graduated from Walla Walla University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in New Media Imaging, and has put what he has learned to good use in the form of web development, design and marketing. While he specializes in web development, he also enjoys print/packaging design, photography, typography, music, language, writing, and other creative arts. Kevin's passion lies in finding new and innovative ways to communicate and bring people together.
Kevin loves spending time with his wife Mindy, with whom he spent a year in Italy learning Italian language, art, and culture. He dreams of living in Scandinavia and working at a type foundry, but his utmost goal is to better learn to do God's will.
B.S.—Walla Walla University—2016
Alix works in the Marketing and University Relations office at Walla Walla University as the Web Content Manager. Besides managing the university’s online content and social media presence, she assists in creating marketing materials and helps guide the office’s student designers in maintaining the WWU brand.
Interesting Tidbit: Alix is one of the few Uber drivers in the Walla Walla Valley.
B.S.—Walla Walla University
Jefre’s formal education is varied. He has a B.S. in Elementary Education and minors in Biology, Math, and Industrial Arts. Jefre’s passions are teaching, product design, and manufacturing. He has started a couple of companies that create custom molds, as well as developing software for various schools. Jefre has a great attitude towards teaching and combined with his industry knowledge on computer aided design and manufacturing he is a great addition to the Product Design program.
Kristopher began teaching at Walla Walla University as the welding instructor for the Department of Technology 2011. He graduated from Walla Walla University with a BSW in 2011 and obtained his MSW in June 2012. He has spent several years working full time as a welder for Key Technology in Walla Walla. In addition to teaching welding at WWU, Kristopher is a welding instructor for Walla Walla Community College at the Washington State Penitentiary. He loves spending his free time with his beautiful wife, Harmony, fishing, or riding a motorcycle. Kristopher feels it is the simple values and decisions in life which define a person. Kristopher says that without a doubt, he has been blessed beyond reason. He is the first to express that if it was not for Jesus Christ and the family he was given, he would be a lost person.
Teaching: Oxyacetylene Welding and Cutting, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, and Specialized Welding.