Faculty Leadership

Scot Steffy
Dean of Students


Kat Johnson
Director of Operations

Advisory Board

Cathy Knowlson
Advisory Board

Cathy Knowlson is a graduate of the University of Washington with a Communications degree, specializing in advertising. She has 18-years of experience working at various advertising agencies and is currently VP, Marketing Manager for Bankcard at Zions Bancorporation.

Steve Ruttner
Advisory Board
Business: Advisions Advertising & Graphic Services
Size of Business: Sole-prop. with contracted support if workload gets heavy
Years In Business: Over 25
Degrees: BFA in Graphic Design, minors in Communication and Psychology
Work experience: As principal of Advisions have performed the following:

Business identity design
All matter of print design, including collateral, catalogs, direct mail, signage
Advertising campaign development, production (for radio, print), placement
Product/book/package design
Light copy writing
Art direction for photography
Advertising and educational-focused Illustration
Cynthia Svensson
Advisory Board

Cynthia has been working at the highest levels in the N.W. Region. Currently she is the Senior Executive Assistant at EMC.

Larry & Gini Steffy
Advisory Board

Larry Steffy a current teacher in the Mt Vernon School District. Larry graduated with his degree in teaching from the University of Washington. Gini Steffy with 14 years teaching recieved her teaching degree from Whitman Collage.