Contact info and brief biography of our design faculty.
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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
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.
B.S. - Walla Walla University 2021
Logan was born and raised in Kansas. He enjoyed working at camp during the summers. He had some involvement with ASWWU and worked as a TA for the Department of Technology for most of his college career. He wants to nurture a creative community in the CTC and a welcoming learning environment where all his students learn to see the world and think like designers.
Logan likes climbing, hiking, swimming, and running, and generally anything that pushes his physical fitness or challenges him in a healthy way. One of his favorite subjects is film—He loves learning about the filmmaking process and the dozens of artistic disciplines it takes to tell a story on-screen. He also like reading, and he's trying to read more books this year. Generally he likes creating and making things, most often in a visual medium. Listening to music, especially folk and bluegrass, is a great source of joy for him, so he is trying to learn guitar.
Teaching: Product design
B.S.—Walla Walla University—2016
Alix is an Instructional Designer at WWU in the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology where she works alongside faculty to design and develop the framework for online instruction on Brightspace, the learning management system used by WWU. She has also worked in the Marketing and University Relations office designing both print and digital marketing materials and managing the university's online content and social media. In addition to her day job and serving as adjunct faculty in the Department of Technology, Alix often takes on freelance design work in the community working with organizations including The Blue Mountain Land Trust, The Exchange Club of Walla Walla, and Bluewood Ski Resort (where she loves to spend winter days on the mountain).
B.S. – Walla Walla College 2007
Professor Veverka discovered his love for teaching here at WWU when he instructed a course as part of his senior project while earning his degree in Technology with the concentration of Automotive Service. After graduation, he began his career as an automotive technician at Marque Motors in Portland, OR. There he specialized in Porsche, Audi, VW, and BMW repair. His job was primarily performing service and repairs as a BMW technician, but he also enjoyed working on classic cars and a large portion of his time was spent on air-cooled Porsches from the 1950s through the early 1990s. In 2010 he became and Career and Technical Education instructor at South Medford High School teaching Automotive Service and Welding. He remained there until 2019 when he started a new Auto and Welding program on the north Oregon coast in Warrenton. In 2023 he returned to the WWU Technology Department as assistant professor of Automotive Technology. He is married to Teresa who graduated from WWU with her M.S.W. in 2010. They have two boys and enjoy spending their spare time in the woods camping and riding dirt bikes together.
Teaching: Internal combustion Engine Theory, Manual Drive Trains and Axles, Electrical systems, Engine Rebuilding Lab, Suspension and Steering Systems, Climate Control Systems, and Automatic Transmissions.
Personal Interests: Off-roading with both 2 and 4-wheeled machines, karting, high-performance driving, fly fishing, and surfing
B.A.—Walla Walla University–2018
M.A.—Walla Walla University–2020
Since coming to Walla Walla University in 2014, Josie has worked as a writer, designer, editor, filmmaker, producer, director, website creator and manager, TV show host, photographer, and contract faculty member. She spent most of her academic years working as an office clerk for Academic Records writing letters, creating newsletters, and updating PeopleSoft’s database in addition to her roles in media. She has also worked as an administrative assistant for the Office of Graduate Studies and interned at a hospital marketing office. Josie loves to volunteer for outreach projects and has done so for the past several years with a local women’s ministry team, a Vacation Bible School team, and a new devotional production team. Josie loves to be outdoors exploring the countryside at her family’s ranch hiking or riding four-wheelers. She has a deep love for music and enjoys passing time at the piano, with a guitar or singing with a church group. She loves to keep up with films, TV shows, and magazines, but most of all she likes to visit with family and friends.
Nathanael Charles McCoy was born and raised in Idaho and educated in Washington. Some time spent outside of these two states was in the northwest mountains of Texas, and yes, there are mountains in Texas…and several weeks, his favorite, in the Rocky Mountains of Canada.
35+ years have been spent in the AG Aircraft Industry working for companies that manufactured the “first” successful Guidance Sys for Ag Aircraft. The Bridgeport Mill and a “Cadillac” Lathe were his close “friends” and with their help he gained all of his knowledge in metal working.
Currently, his “loves” are fine craftsmanship in wood, metal, and fabric/leather. Cycling has been a life-long pursuit and being in the mountains is the high point of any week. Being active is his passion and whether by wheel, sole, or oar, he is all in!
Last but not least, he honors the Creator of the Universe for His Guidance and imparted Wisdom experienced through the “snap shot” of my life set down here— the credit goes to Him for any successes.
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.A. - Walla Walla University
Skilled in Adobe Creative Suite, HTML/CSS, WordPress, Typography, and Microsoft Office.
"With experience in everything from print design and sign production to web design, I love to do anything that pushes me creatively. I've put my experience to work as an Adjunct Professor at my Alma Mater instructing in the field of graphic design, helping to train a new generation of web and graphic designers."
Dan has spent most of his life working in and around construction. For the past 34 years he wakes up, still looking forward to work. Working for himself at Sheridan Woodworking, Dan builds custom cabinetry and furniture. Recently, Dan got the opportunity to teach what he knows to students as they develop their minds for a degree and a job. He considers teaching to be the highlight of his working week. He feels that he is blessed by God and the University to trust him with the task