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Business and Management Department

Business and Management department, 2017

The SCC Business and Management Department strives to bring innovation and industry into the educational experience. We work with industry experts to continually update curriculum and embrace the technological advances that improve student learning and delivery.

We have programs in accounting, business, entrepreneurship, management, marketing and the paralegal fields. Students have opportunities to earn industry certification, one-year certificates, two-year AAS degrees and transfer AA degrees. In many cases, there are cross-over classes that allow students to earn multiple designations as desired.

Classes are available in both the traditional lecture settings during the day and some nights, as well as online and in various hybrid versions. Our faculty are innovative in finding ways to meet with students and are here to serve you. Visit our faculty bio pages for information about your Business and Management team. Please contact us with any questions you may have about our programs or classes.

You can browse our online course offerings in the class schedule. Expand "More Filters", select one of the following Course Subjects, and click "Search".

  • ACCOUNTING (ACCT)
  • BUSINESS (BUS)
  • ECONOMICS (ECON)
  • MANAGEMENT (MMGT)

Business and Management Advisory Board

Name Employer/Title
Christie P. Anderson Whitworth University
Associate Dean, School of Continuing Studies
Shanna Cejka Domaci Property Mgt. LLC
Owner
Eric Lobdell Cerner Corporation
Consulting Project Manager, Mobile MD
Linda McDermott Spokane School District #81
Doug Nelson Subway
Owner
Greg Rodriguez Assoc. Builders & Contractors, Inc.
VP of Education, Training, and Workforce Development
Jill Smith, Chair Creative Interaction
Owner
Cheryl Stewart Inland NW Associated General Contractors
Executive Director
Todd Taylor Spokane County
Division Supervisor
Tracy Townley, Co-Chair Avista Corporation
Transmission Services Specialist
Steven Trabun Avista Corporation
Regional Business Manager
Lesli Weber US Bank
Assistant Vice President/Commercial Relationship Manager
Robert Zins Anderson, Peretti, and Co., PS

Paralegal Advisory Board

Name Employer/Title
Dena Allen Burke Law Group
Attorney at Law
Susan Bartleson Suzanne Bartleson, Atty. At Law
Kristy Bergland The Scott Law Group, P.S.
Julie Bowman Spokane County Prosecutor
Paralegal
Tracy Bridgens Northwest Business Development Association
VP/Operations/Paralegal
Judy L. Colenso, Vice-Chair Paine Hamblen LLP
Paralegal
Kathleen Cover Student Representative
Shannay Dishneau Witherspoon-Kelley, P.S.
Legal Assistant
Sydney Doyle Spokane County Prosecutor
Paralegal
Erin Hill Witherspoon Kelley, P.S.
Legal Assistant
Jim Huss, Co-Chair Cooney Law Office, P.S.
Office Manager
Richard Kayne, Co-Chair Self-employed
Attorney at Law/Judge
Bob Loomis Non-voting Member
Program Coordinator
Jody McCormick Witherspoon Kelley, P.S.
Attorney at Law
Alice Moon Holy Family Hospital
Lee Reams Witherspoon Kelley, P.S.
Legal Assistant
Amanda Sasser Lee & Hayes
Intellectual Property Paralegal
Sandra Simpson Gonzaga University School of Law
Assoc. Dean - Academic Affairs
Assoc. Prof - Legal Research/Writing
Co-Director - Inst. Of Law Teach. & Learning
Megan Thilo Witherspoon Kelley, P.S.
Executive Director
Non-voting Member
Erik Thorleifson Knight Construction
General Counsel
Pandy Thoorsell Office of the Attorney General
Paralegal 2
Rachael Trigg Washington Trust Bank
Corporate Paralegal
Allen, Dena; Faculty - Adjunct
Allen, Dena; Faculty - Adjunct
Office: 001-
Phone: (509) 466-7770
 
Allen, Mike; Faculty
Allen, Mike; Faculty
Office: 001-0213L
Phone: (509) 533-8902
Mike Allen is the Director of Spokane Community College's StartUp Academy and Launch Lab. Mike joined SCC in 2016 after serving on the Spokane City Council for six years. He has also taught Entrepreneurship at Eastern Washington University, North Idaho College and Whitworth University. Many of Mike's students have gone on to start their own businesses that range from landscaping to tech startups. Mike also has experience as an entrepreneur by starting or purchasing three businesses. He is a proud two-time graduate of EWU with and undergraduate degree in Finance and an MBA.
 
Bergland, Kristy; Adjunct
Bergland, Kristy; Adjunct
Office: 001-0213B
Phone: (509) 533-8139
 
Bisson, Patrick; Adjunct
Bisson, Patrick; Adjunct
Office: 001-0127
Phone: (509) 533-7086
 
Bradbury, Mirisa; Faculty
Bradbury, Mirisa; Faculty
Office: 001-0213J
Phone: (509) 533-7470
Mirisa Bradbury joined the Business and Management Department at Spokane Community College in the fall of 2016. Mrs. Bradbury serves as both the program director and faculty in the Paralegal Program. Prior to serving in this capacity, she practiced in both the public and private sector. She most recently served as an assistant attorney general with the Washington State Attorney General's Office, and engaged in private practice for a five year period. Mrs. Bradbury graduated from the University of Houston Law Center in 2004, and is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas.
 
Dalsanders, Christie; Faculty
Dalsanders, Christie; Faculty
Office: 001-213O
Phone: (509) 533-7365
Christie Dalsanders has been with the Community Colleges of Spokane since 1997. She teaches Business, IBEST and Physical Education classes. Additionally, she is the head women's and assistant men's golf coach.

Christie earned her bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Washington State University in 1994, while playing on the golf team. She continued her education at Eastern Washington University and obtained a master's degree in Physical Education in 1999. Christie completed her master's degree in Business Administration from Whitworth University in 2016.

Christie became an LPGA Teaching Professional in 1999. She has been teaching at Esmeralda Golf Course since 2005.

The Community College of Spokane's women's golf team has been the most successful team in NWAACC history. Under Christie's helm the CCS ladies have won seven NWAACC Championships, six Eastern Region titles, and three NWAACC League Championships. In addition Christie has been awarded the NWAACC Coach of the Year seven times and the LPGA Western Section Coach of the Year twice.
 
Evans, Isabel; Administrative Assistant III
Evans, Isabel; Administrative Assistant III
Office: 001-0203E
Phone: (509) 533-8882
 
Fischer, Matt; Adjunct Paralegal
Fischer, Matt; Adjunct Paralegal
Office: 001-
Phone: (509) 533-8882
 
Goffinet, Renee; Faculty
Goffinet, Renee; Faculty
Office: 001-0213K
Phone: (509) 533-7395
Renee Goffinet earned her BA from Gonzaga University with an emphasis in accounting, and her MBA from Marylhurst University.

She has coauthored several publications, including Business Using Electronic Calculators, Sixth Edition; Basic Statistics Using Excel; and Applied Statistics for Business and Economics Using Excel. She has also worked on digital content and test banks for business math and accounting.

Renee is a graduate of the NEA Emerging Leaders Academy, has served on many district and college committees and has held several positions in AHE (Association of Higher Education). She has received honors such as the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants' Outstanding Community/Technical College Teaching Award, and the Phi Beta Kappa Outstanding Faculty Award.

Renee currently serves as the Business and Management department chair and the AHE treasurer. She continues to teach courses in the business and accounting areas, focusing primarily in the online medium.
 
Hayes, Melanie; Adjunct
Hayes, Melanie; Adjunct
Office: 001-213B
Phone: (509) 533-8139
 
Kizzire, Natalie; Adjunct - IBEST
Kizzire, Natalie; Adjunct - IBEST
Office: 001-1208A
Phone: (509) 533-7213
Natalie Kizzire earned her AS degree from Lewis and Clark Community College (2002), a BLS with an emphasis in business and geography from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (2005) and an MBA from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (2008). She is an I-BEST instructor, team teaching accounting, economics and business math at SCC. Ms. Kizzire previously worked for Northern Michigan State University and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, where she earned several awards including Employee of the Month and the Employee Degree Completion Award.
 
Mcgann, Julia; Adjunct Paralegal
Mcgann, Julia; Adjunct Paralegal
Office: 001-
Phone: (509) 533-7470
 
McLean, Jim; Faculty
McLean, Jim; Faculty
Office: 001-0213M
Phone: (509) 533-7340
Courses:
Business Law
International Business
 
Murphy, Katherine; Office Assistant - Workstudy
Murphy, Katherine; Office Assistant - Workstudy
Office: 001-0213d
Phone: (509) 533-7413
 
Osborne, Diana; Faculty
Osborne, Diana; Faculty
Office: 001-0213A
Phone: (509) 533-7375
Diana Osborne has taught economics, statistics and general business and management courses at Spokane Community College since 2005. She was an adjunct at the School of Professional Studies at Gonzaga University. Prior to joining SCC, Mrs. Osborne was an independent financial consultant, and earlier a project manager for various European Union and USAID projects in South East Europe such as expanding and privatizing special education and urban management services in Bulgaria. Diana Osborne is chair of the Business, Money & Corporate Culture Area of the American Culture Association, and a member of the American Economic Association.

Mrs. Osborne earned an MBA from Purdue University with concentrations in finance, strategy and Human Resources, as well as an MA in Applied Linguistics from South West University, Bulgaria.
 
Powers, Bill; Adjunct Faculty
Powers, Bill; Adjunct Faculty
Office: 001-0213L
Phone: (509) 533-7086
 
Richards, Greg; Faculty
Richards, Greg; Faculty
Office: 001-0213N
Phone: (509) 533-8099
Courses:
Business Math
Customer Service
Human Relations in Business
Inroduction to Business
Leadership Training
Project Management
Retailing
 
Ripley, Shelley; Adjunct
Ripley, Shelley; Adjunct
Office: 001-0203E
Phone: (509) 533-8882
 
Street, Rick; Faculty
Street, Rick; Faculty
Office: 001-0213F
Phone: (509) 533-7353
Rick Street has been teaching at Spokane Community College for 14 years. Previous to that he taught as a lecturer/adjunct faculty at North Idaho College, Gonzaga University and Whitworth University. Rick teaches principles of accounting, managerial accounting, federal individual and business taxation, college accounting "Bookkeeping", payroll procedures, business tax accounting, accounting integration, applications and analysis as well as QuickBooks. Rick was credited with being instrumental in starting the Avista Center for Entrepreneurship at SCC in 2007.

Rick is a disabled veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy for 14 years and attaining the rank of Chief Petty Officer. Upon discharge he immediately realized that an advanced education was essential and began studies at Spokane Falls Community College followed by Eastern Washington University, where he earned his BA with an accounting concentration. Rick later realized his passion for institutional education/training and decided to earn a MAcc (Masters in Accountancy), which he earned from Gonzaga University.

Rick holds a CPA (Certified Public Accountant), CIA (Certified Internal Auditor), and Professional Bookkeeper certification (Certificates Retired). He also maintains his Pro-Advisor certification status for QuickBooks Desktop and Online.

He owned and operated a small accounting practice in Spokane until its sale in 2011. Rick continues to consult on a limited basis, typically as a "CFO as you Grow" or "Virtual Accountant." He has served primarily in industry level accounting positions, such as Controller, Director of Internal Audit, and CFO.
 
Sullivan, Larry; Faculty
Sullivan, Larry; Faculty
Office: 001-0213i
Phone: (509) 533-7347
Larry Sullivan graduated from Eastern Washington University in 1979 with a bachelor's degree in Government. He attended Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management in Glendale, Arizona, earning a master's degree in International Management. As part of his graduate studies Larry had the opportunity to study for a semester in Japan. This eventually led to a position as a faculty member of the Business School at the International Education Center in Tokyo (Nichi Bei Kaiwa Gakuin) where he worked for 10 years. Larry also worked as a marketing consultant and business trainer. His client list included the Office of the Prime Minister, Sumitomo Bank, Obayashi Construction, Ministry of Defense, and many others.

Larry returned to Spokane in 1992 and founded Keystroke Marketing. Keystroke Marketing brokers and consults to companies exporting to the Pacific Rim, specializing in sales management, product development, PR and copy writing.

Larry joined the faculty of the Business Department at Spokane Community College in 2001. He teaches marketing and management classes, along with small business planning and money management. Larry also teaches in the Integrated Business and Entrepreneurship Program.
 
Waybright, Jeffrey; Faculty
Waybright, Jeffrey; Faculty
Office: 001-0213H
Phone: (509) 533-7391
Jeffrey teaches accounting as well as other business courses at Spokane Community College, which is part of a multi-college district in Eastern Washington. He has been a full-time, tenured, community college instructor since 1993. In addition to teaching at the community college level, he has also taught upper division courses for Linfield College, which is a four-year institution, located in McMinnville, Oregon. Jeffrey is a past co-recipient of the Washington Society of CPA’s Outstanding Educator Award. In addition to teaching, Jeffrey is a co-author on Financial Accounting by Kemp & Waybright.

Jeffrey received his B.A. in Business Administration (emphasis in Accounting) from Eastern Washington University in 1985. He later returned to Eastern Washington University and earned a master's degree in Business Administration. Jeffrey was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma national business honor society for his academic achievement during both his undergraduate and graduate studies.

Prior to becoming a college instructor, Jeffrey spent eight years as a practicing CPA in Washington State and still holds his license. During his teaching career, he has taught in many disciplines of accounting including financial, managerial, computerized, and payroll accounting as well as in the disciplines of economics, business math and general business.
 
Wolfe, Lisa; Faculty
Wolfe, Lisa; Faculty
Office: 001-0213G
Phone: (509) 533-7343
Courses:
Business Math
Economics 100
Business Statistics
 
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Renee Goffinet
Email:
Phone:
(509) 533-7395 or
 
(800) 248-5644 ext. 7395