- BSChE, University of Texas
- MBA, Rice University
Janet began her career with Shell Oil in refinery process and environmental engineering positions, and was soon promoted to become one of youngest engineers in Shell to hold P&L and line management responsibility for a large refinery manufacturing plant in Martinez, CA.
After leaving Shell for business school, she managed several marketing teams for Compaq Computers and also served as a VP for VYVX, the acquisition arm of Wiltel. In 1989, Janet co-founded CPLEX, a software company that she helped operate for 10 years before selling to ILOG, a publicly traded French company. Janet remained with ILOG in a variety of executive positions as that company grew rapidly from under 300 employees to almost 1000 employees, including executive VP positions in marketing and M&A, before successfully negotiating and executing the sale of ILOG to IBM in 2008. Janet remained as an IBM executive for several years under a retention agreement, but since resigning in 2010 offers consulting related to marketing and M&A, with clients including IBM.
Janet and her husband of 27 years, Todd, have lived in Incline since 1991 and have raised twin daughters (currently freshmen in universities on the east coast) in Incline Village. Janet has served on multiple non-profit boards related to education and literacy, and remains a trustee at Sage Ridge School, a private 5-12 college prep school in Reno, NV.
- BA Management, National Louis University
- MA Education, Rosary College
- PhD Education Leadership, Colorado State University
Dr. Markle has served as Library Director at three different institutions over the past 20 years. After 12 years at DeVry University, both in the Chicago area and Atlanta, she worked for Argosy University in Atlanta for four years before moving to Incline Village as Library Director at Sierra Nevada College. Her teaching experience includes teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate level, including online classes. Additionally, she serves on the Board of Directors for SCELC (Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium). Here at SNC, Dr. Markle teaches Business Research for the Business Department and Education Research classes for the Teacher Education Department.
- MS, Statistics, San Diego State University
- BS, Mathematics, Secondary Education minor, James Madison University
Katie has been in the Tahoe area for one and a half years. Prior to making the move to northern California/Nevada, she was in San Diego for 8 years where she obtained her Masters in Statistics in 2005. She then worked for an actuarial consulting firm for almost 3 years. She made the difficult decision to go back into education after she realized that her heart was not in the actuarial field. She’s been teaching at colleges in San Diego and Tahoe for the last 3 years. Aside from teaching, she enjoys playing soccer and ultimate Frisbee and keeping up with her extremely energetic puppy, Josie. She is thankful and excited to have been asked to join the SNC family!
Born in 1965, Mike McCormack is the author of the short story collections Getting it in the Head and Forensic Songs, and the novels Crowe’s Requiem and Notes from a Coma.
In 1996 he was awarded the Rooney Prize for Literature and Getting it in the Head was chosen as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. A short film, which he scripted from one of the stories in that collection, was long listed for an Academy Award in 2003. In 2006 Notes from a Coma was shortlisted for the Irish Book of the Year Award; it was recently published by SOHO Press in New York. He was awarded a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship in 2007 and he has been the recipient of several bursaries from the Irish Arts Council.
He has taught in numerous schools and universities. He currently teaches on the MA in Writing at the National University of Ireland, Galway and on the MFA in Creative Writing at the American College in Dublin. He was visiting professor at Willamette University, Illinois in 2001 and recently he has taught in the Irish Writers Centre in Dublin.
He currently lives with his wife in Galway.
- BA, Richard Stockton College of NJ
- MFA, Writing and Literature, Goddard College
Laura McCullough’s most recent books are Rigger Death & Hoist Another, poems (Black Lawrence Press, 2013); Ripple & Snap, micro-fiction/prose-poems about the aftermath of a public suicide; Shutters*Voices*Wind, linked monologues in the voices of women from around the globe; The Smashing House, a short fiction chapbook (ELJ Publications, 2013); and her edited anthology, The Room & the World: Essays on the Poetry of Stephen Dunn (Syracuse University Press, 2013). Her other books are Panic (winner of the Kinereth Gensler Award, Alice James Books, and a Foreword BOTYA finalist), Speech Acts (Black Lawrence Press), and What Men Want (XOXOX Press). Her second edited anthology, A Sense of Regard: Essays on Poetry and Race is forthcoming in late 2014 from University of Georgia Press.
She has been a finalist for the Brittingham and Felix Poetry Prize, the Isabella Gardner Award, and the Frost Place residency and has been awarded scholarships or fellowships from Sewanee Writers Conference, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, the Vermont Studio Center, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, The Nebraska Summer Writers Conference, and others. Her essays, criticism, poems, creative non-fiction, and short fiction have appeared in Diode, Plume, Drunken Boat, The Georgia Review, New South, Guernica, The American Poetry Review, Green Mountains Review, Pank, The Good Men Project, The Writer’s Chronicle, Gulf Coast, Pedestal, Painted Bride Quarterly, and others. She was the founding editor of Mead: the Magazine of Literature and Libations and currently acts as an editor-at-large.
- BA, University of Nevada, Reno
- MEd, University of Phoenix
Jaci has been teaching experience in the elementary classroom since 2005. She has taught several grade levels, including interventionist, and is currently a professional development trainer. Jaci has a TESL endorsement and has worked closely with Special Education students and gifted and talented students while designing classroom interventions for optimal success.