LTC Welcomes New Employees





Lakeshore Technical College continues to be a significant employer in the lakeshore area, welcoming new permanent, temporary, and student employees, along with adjunct instructors. 

“We are pleased our newest employees have chosen to join LTC in serving the more than 10,000 students who enroll in courses with us each year,” said LTC President Paul Carlsen. “They each play an important role in helping students who are relying on us to help them reach their education and career goals.”

The following 27 full-time and part-time employees joined the LTC staff in 2019:

Barbara Backhaus, Assistant to the Vice President of Instruction
Christopher Bornemann, Automotive Maintenance Technician Instructor
Katie DeBruin, Associate Degree Nursing Program Instructor
Steve DiBona, IT Computer Support Specialist Instructor
Rachael Duchow, General Advisor, LTC Manitowoc
Kellea Ewen, Associate Degree Nursing Program Instructor
Andrea Fink, Customer Service Associate/Switchboard
Fernanda Garofalo, English Language Learning Instructional Assistant, LTC Sheboygan
Cassandra Goff, Academic Advisor
Jacqueline Graham, General Academic Specialist
Greta Greif, Assistant Registrar
Sam Hitchcock Tilton, Sustainable Landscape Horticulture Instructor/Coordinator
Wanda Horzen, Public Safety Administrative Assistant
Courtney Johnson, Associate Degree Nursing Program Instructor
Alycia Klein, Student Resources Assistant
James Kraemer, Maintenance Assistant
Kaili Lee, Student Success Coordinator
Kristin Liphart, Vice President of Advancement
Amy Olson, Human Resource Administration Instructor
Jasmine Palmer, Financial Aid Specialist
Richard Pfister, Machinist/Tool and Die Apprenticeship Instructor
Sheri Piontek, Court Reporting Coach
Jennifer Schwahn, Associate Degree Nursing Program Instructor
Andrew Thelen, Electro-Mechanical Technology Instructor
Jolene Vancaster, Healthcare Lab Manager
Amanda Weber, Culinary Arts Program Instructor
Britanny Wolf, Child Care Center Aide

About Lakeshore Technical College

Each year more than 10,000 people enroll in courses at Lakeshore Technical College. They rely on LTC for job preparation, to earn a degree, upgrade a specialized skill, train as an apprentice, or seek a high school equivalency. LTC faculty and staff meet students where they are in life and help them get one step closer to achieving their goals.

LTC is a nationally recognized technical college. The college was ranked the #2 two-year college in the nation for adult learners by Washington Monthly, the #17 trade school in the nation by Forbes, #11 in the nation for two-year college educational outcomes by, a top-150 two-year college for the fifth consecutive time by the Aspen Institute, and a top 10 Bellwether Award finalist.

Approximately 800 students graduate from LTC each year, and LTC’s associate degree graduates earn a median salary of $47,800* per year. In addition to the Cleveland campus, LTC serves students in Manitowoc and Sheboygan, and offers classes at additional sites throughout the district. Visit LTC at

*Source: 2019 LTC Graduate Outcomes report, 795 graduates contacted to complete the survey; 508 graduates or 64% completed the survey.