Meet the Faculty

Welcome to the Electrical Department

Take your training at Okanagan College and we will help you build a strong future as an in-demand Electrician.  With the expertise of our instructors and the use of our well equipped shops you will acquire the skills, abilities and knowledge that employers are looking for. 
  

MEET THE FACULTY

Jim Gamble, RSE, Ontario Master License
Jim Gamble the chair of the Electircal Department
  • Department Chairperson for the Electrical Trades Department
  • Instructor for the Electrician pre-apprenticeship and all level apprenticeship programs
  • Started teaching in 1990 
  • Has been an instructor at Okanagan College since 2004
  • Worked in the Electrical industry since 1976 as a construction and maintenance Electrician, Project Supervisor and Area Manger.

Peter McDonald, RSE, BCTQ
Peter McDonald Electrical Instructor
  • Instructor for Electrician pre-apprenticeship and level 2 apprenticeship programs
  • Has been an instructor with Okanagan College since 2005
  • 11 years industry experience in residential, commercial, industrial and mining
 
Claudio DiBiase, RSE, MPETQ  
Claudio DiBiase Electrical Instructor
  • Instructor for the Electrician pre-apprenticeship and level 4 apprenticeship programs
  • Has been an instructor with Okanagan College since 2006
  • 18 years in the industry

Dean Bodrug, RSE
Dean Bodrug 
  • Instructing in level 2, 3, & 4 of the Electrician apprenticeship programs
  • Has been an instructor with Okanagan College since 2006
  • 12 years in industry with background in Industrial and PLC programs
  • Diploma in Electronic Engineering Technology from OUC.
 

Steve Dahnert, RSE, BCSA FSR “B”  
Steve has been with OC since 2006
  • Instructor for the Electrician pre-apprenticeship program
  • Has been an instructor with Okanagan College since 2006
  • 11 years experience in electrical trades & 30 years in the construction trades
  • Member of the Board of Directors for SICA, St. John Ambulance Occupational First Aid Level 1 and holds various other accreditations, memberships and licenses including membership on the SICA Board of Directors member

 





Jeremiah Williamson, RSE
Jeremiah Williamson 
  • Has been an instructor with Okanagan College since 2006 

Tom Stapleton, RSE
Tom Stapleton
  • Has been an instructor with Okanagan College since 2007 

Don Grunlund, RSE
Don Gronlund
  • Has been an instructor with Okanagan College since 2008  


Lukas Skulmoski, MA, RSE
Lukas Skulmoski College Matters Associate Dean
  • Has been an instructor with Okanagan College since 2006
  • Owns and operates his own electrical contracting company in Vernon
  • Currently completing his Doctor of Education (Ed.D) degree
  • Holds a Master of Arts degree in Adult Learning
  • Researcher for Okanagan College's Applied Research division
  • Developed the Electrical Apprenticeship Level I Blended Program
  • Member of the folllowing Okanagan College professional organizations:
    • ​Research Ethics Board
    • Curriculum Criteria and Calendar Committee
    • Learning and Teaching Program Advisory Committee

 

Gary Walters, RSE - has been an instructor with Okanagan College since 2012
     
Jessica Eastwood, RSE 
- has been an sub-instructor with Okanagan College since 2014


Tanya Courtorielle, RSE - has been a sub-instructor with Okanagan College since 2015