- B.S., Music Education, Elon University
- M.S., Educational Leadership, Nova Southeastern University
John Sullivan has been in the field of education for more than 30 years serving as a private instructor, public school teacher, mentor for new teachers and new administrators, school site administrator, and part-time professor. He joined the adjunct teaching staff at Sierra Nevada College in 2014, bringing with him a wealth of experience as an educational leader. John recently retired from the Clark County School District after having served eighteen years as a school administrator in various capacities at the secondary level.
- BA, Economics, Washington State University
- MBA, Portland State University
Stacy joins the Sierra Nevada College Business faculty after 25 years as a Sales Executive in the banking industry, including time with Bank of America and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. She has served as a consultant to the international banking community, including Van Fed and Bank of Ireland. During her banking career, she specialized in entrepreneurial ventures, including serving as the VP of Sales for a start-up bank. In the past she has been a licensed securities dealer and broker. She now teaches Economics, Money and Banking, and International Finance. Stacy is an avid world-wide traveler and serves as a consultant to many local non-profit groups.
BFA in Fine Arts, Sierra Nevada College
MAT, Sierra Nevada College
Lizzie Thibodeau completed her AA in her hometown of Santa Barbara before moving to beautiful Lake Tahoe. She received her BFA with an emphasis in painting and drawing and her masters degree in teaching here at SNC. Since joining the staff here in 2003 she has held a number of jobs including Resident Advisor, Administrative Assistance to Student Affair,s and her current position as Director of Student Affairs and Housing.
Her passion is working with students and she gets to live her passion every day. When she is not at work she spends ample time with family and enjoying all that Tahoe has to offer.
- B.A., University of San Diego
James Uyeda has extensive experience in creating and operating fund development programs, including annual giving, foundation and corporate support, and direct solicitation of individuals and corporate donors. Most recently he was the Foundation and Corporate Relations Manager for the Portland Japanese Garden in Portland, Oregon. Prior to that he was the Development Manager for Ride Connection, also in Portland, where he managed the agency’s Development, Advocacy, Outreach, and Marketing Departments.
His early career includes five years as a Special Education Teacher. As an undergraduate he majored in History and minored in Philosophy and Education.
Dr. Varner has extensive pedagogical experience, technical expertise, and a strong commitment and desire to serve the SNC community (including both traditional students and the online learning community). Dr. Varner has taught both face-to-face courses and online courses at the graduate and undergraduate level for over seven years. Dr. Varner also has extensive experience in the development of coursework, focusing on active-learning and critical thinking.
- BA Physiology and Cell Biology, University of California at Santa Barbara
- Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine, Bastyr University in Seattle
Walker is a licensed naturopathic doctor with specialized training in integrative cancer care. She sees herself as the bridge between conventional cancer treatment and natural cancer support through the rational, safe, and evidence-based application of naturopathic medicine in the oncology setting. She spends part of her time seeing patients in private practice in Walnut Creek, California. She completed a two year integrative oncology residency in (2006-2008) at Cancer Treatment Centers of America – Midwestern Regional Medical Center in greater Chicago, IL. In her residency, Dr. Walker worked closely with both conventional oncologists and naturopathic doctors to provide naturopathic care for patients concurrently receiving medical, surgical, and radiation oncology treatment. She also completed clinical rotations in medical and radiation oncology, gynecological oncology, radiology, internal medicine, gastroenterology and emergency medicine and provided naturopathic wellness care for hospital staff.
When she is not hard at work, Dr. Walker is hard at play in the outdoors. She is an avid snowsports enthusiast and although she enjoys skiing in the resorts, her preference is to be “earning her turns” in the backcountry. During the summer months, Dr. Walker enjoys spending her free time rockclimbing. She also likes to hike, bike, water ski and dance.