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Automotive

Meet Our People

Larry Baker
(970) 339-6674
larry.baker@aims.edu

Larry Baker started teaching Automotive Technology at the Aims Fort Lupton Campus part time in 2008. He moved to full time in 2010, just in time for the new building in Windsor!

He holds an A.A.S. degree in automotive technology from the Denver Institute of Technology, as well as several certifications, including:

 

Mark Brothe
Instructor
(970) 339-6497
mark.brothe@aims.edu

Mark started teaching at Aims in 1996. He earned his Associate of Applied Science degree from Aims in 2004, as well as an Associate of Liberal Arts degree in 2008 from Aims. He went on to earn a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado and is currently working on a Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling.

He also holds several certifications and awards, including:

Mark teaches Automotive Service Technology courses.

Fred Brown
Director, Automotive Programs & Aims Automotive & Technology Center
(970) 339-6640
fred.brown@aims.edu

Fred Brown joined Aims Community College as the Director of Automotive Programs in 2009 and was directly involved in the ground up construction and operation of the Aims Automotive & Technology Center in Windsor.

Fred holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management and has more than 30 years of management and leadership experience operating multi-location businesses, multi-million dollar automotive dealership groups, and non-profit community based organizations.

Fred is also a Management and Leadership Consultant to independent businesses, owners, operators, leaders, managers, and individuals. He has also served as a consultant to the Ford Motor Company, Ford Motor Credit, Snap-On Tools, Gates Corporation and a multitude of other organizations. His quest is to make the Aims automotive programs "simply the best!"

Kyle Cadarette
Instructor, Automotive Collision Repair
(970) 339-6475
kyle.cadarette@aims.edu

Kyle Cadarette has been teaching at Aims part-time since October 2009. He received his A.A.S in Automotive Collision Technology from Aims. Kyle teaches all courses in Automotive Collision Technology and has 10 years of industry experience. Kyle is an ASE certified repair technician.

Margaret Carleton
(970) 339-6286
margaret.carleton@aims.edu

Margaret began working for Aims in 1998 as an Academic Advisor and with Admissions and Records. She moved to working in the Automotive department in 2007. She is the receptionist and building coordinator for the Aims Automotive and Technology Center and brings basic advising and admissions knowledge to the building as a resource for students and faculty.

Masters of Education Degree in Career and Technology Education
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Industrial Arts
First Degree Black Belt in Kenpo Karate

 Vince Cordova-Sanchez
(970) 339-6592
vincent.cordova-sanchez@aims.edu

 Vince Cordova has worked in and around upholstery for most of his life in a family run upholstery business. He shares his passion and skills with students of all ages in the Aims Upholstery Program.

 

Mike Hanscome
(970) 339-6689
mike.hanscome@aims.edu

Mike Hanscome graduated from Aims in 1991 before spending 20 years in the industry. He returned to Aims in 2012 as an assistant and moved to a part-time instructor later that year. In his years in the collision industry he has worked in collision shops, restoration/Hot Rod shops, and built cars for drag racing.

Mike also holds several certifications, including:

Mike teaches collision repair courses.

Zac Kreider
Instructor, Auto Collision Rep
(970) 339-6308
zac.kreider@aims.edu

Zac started at Aims in August 2009. He earned his A.A.S. in Automotive Collision Repair Technology from Aims and holds several certifications, including:

Zac teaches Automotive Collision Repair and Automotive Refinishing courses.

Doug McDuffee
Teaching Assistant
(970) 339-6286
doug.mcduffee@aims.edu

Doug McDuffee received a doctorate in Chiropractics from Cleveland Chiropractic College and is currently assisting with instruction of automotive education at Aims in addition to his role as a practicing chiropractor.

A strong advocate of hands on, inquiry-based learning, he assists with involving the students in a variety of problem-solving and technology-inspired activities that provide them with real-world experience as an Automotive Service Advisor. His background and interests focus on automotive and engine performance and in-race application. His current projects include advising Aims Full Throttle Club members and promoting student involvement in Skills USA.

Scott Seaman
(970) 339-6263
scott.seaman@aims.edu

 

 

Dan Sisson
Instructor, Auto Service Technology
(970) 339-6623
dan.sisson@aims.edu

Dan Sisson attended Aims and received an A.A. degree in Automotive in 1979. He worked at a local dealership in Greeley, then taught part time in August 2006. He moved into full time in August  2010, and now teaches automotive students at the Windsor facility.

 

Brian Smallwood
(970) 339-6697
brian.smallwood@aims.edu

Brian Smallwood has been teaching part time for Aims Community College since 2010. He graduated from Wyoming Technical Institute in 1998 and is an ASE master automotive technician.

Brian teaches automotive and light diesel classes.

 

Scott "Rick" Speer
(970) 339-6673
scott.speer@aims.edu

 

 

David Swieter
(970) 330-8008 x3307
david.swieter@aims.edu

 

 

Kara Tripician
Advisor, Senior
(970) 339-3306
kara.tripician@aims.edu