The Student Support Team

 

LeeAnn Bonds

Administration and Student Services Assistant

 

I found my way to HVACRedu.net while exploring a new job search site, looking for resources to help the women I tutored at a local nonprofit. The first thing I saw was the perfect job for me! Learning and teaching have always been my joy.

 

I grew up all over the world as a military brat, then traveled for ten more years as an Army wife. For a wondrous 20 years I homeschooled our two sons, all the way into distance-learning college courses at NIC. Over the years I learned to write, sold stories to magazines, and wrote a weekly online Bible Basics column. Still working on that first novel….

 

The kids grew up and left (mission accomplished!), so the time was right to put my long-dormant Business degree from Fitchburg State College in Massachusetts, my Northern Idaho Internet Masters Course from the University of Idaho, and my increasing computer and internet skills to use. I love working in Student Services! I get to welcome students into our terrific programs, research questions, troubleshoot problems, and talk with lots of men and women working hard to improve their job skills to make a better living for their families. It's satisfying work, and I look forward to each day's challenges! 

 

I recently moved from the great Northwest to Maui, Hawaii, so instead of pine trees and deer outside my office window, I have sunshine and geckos. I’m loving that, too.

 

I can be reached at  leeann@hvacredu.net.


Phoebe Harker-Rivera

Administration and Student Services Assistant and Spanish Language Consultant

                           

I am privileged to be part of HVACRedu.net, where my job description should be “human multi-purpose tool”.  I received a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Rocky Mountain College in Billings, MT, and a Master of Arts in Spanish Translation from the Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey, CA.  I studied in Spain and in Chile.  I went on to accumulate a wide variety of translation work experience as a freelance translator/interpreter, as well as a bilingual legal assistant, a bilingual medical historian, and an in-house translator for a major newspaper in northern Mexico.  I also worked as a bookkeeper for a small California publishing company and as a licensed sales assistant for investment firms in Chicago, IL.

 

As a native Montanan who left to seek my fortune elsewhere, only to return to the family farm to raise my kids, I appreciate the power of the internet and online education which allow you to study and work from anywhere you have an internet connection.  I enjoy applying my language skills to our effort to promote the education of a portion of the population that might otherwise languish unnoticed.  It’s good to be part of a company that sees a need and finds a way to satisfy it.  In my spare time (what’s that?) I enjoy spending time with my two kids, reading, gardening, cooking, and tramping around the farmstead. 

 

You can reach me at phoebe@hvacredu.net


Kathy Finney

Administration and Student Services Assistant

 

Hello, my name is Kathy Finney and I am proud to be serving you in Admin and Student Services at HVACRedu.net.  I have worked in various customer service positions in Arizona and Idaho and most recently was in the banking industry for the past five years.  I came to know about HVACRedu.net through my husband who is in the trade and enrolled in HVACRedu.net’s Apprenticeship Program.  Online education has been a tremendous blessing for our family.  He has been able to complete his courses as time allows while continuing to work full time in the trade, giving us the ability to maintain quality family time.  I am happy to be a part of an organization that accomplishes this for others as well.  There is no other place I would rather be living than in beautiful North Idaho.  

 

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter outdoors and exploring the beauty around us.  

 

If I can be any help to you I can be reached at kathy@hvacredu.net

 


Lori Cometto

Administration and Student Services Assistant

 

Hello my name is Lori Cometto and have been involved in the HVACR industry for 30 years; residential, commercial and light industrial. I moved to North Idaho almost 25 years ago, and have almost finished raising 8 children, and have 4 grandchildren.

I went back to college several years ago, and have a degree in Paralegal Studies. I have since been working virtually for various foundations, corporations, law firms and private clients utilizing my services across the USA. I was thrilled to join HVACRedu.net and be a part of the educational side of the HVACR industry. I love being able to assist students in furthering their aspirations in HVACR.

 

When I am not working, I am usually off to one of my 2 sons’ HS sports events in either Football or Baseball. I am an avid volunteer with multi season sports fundraising as well as community fundraising events that may need my assistance.

 

I look forward to assisting you.

You can always reach me at lori@hvacredu.net


Tifanie Wilkinson

Administration and Student Services Assistant

 

Hello, my name is Tifanie and I work in Student Services here at HVACRedu.net.  I am very excited to be working with a company that is dedicated to their students and their online education.  I graduated from North Idaho College with my Associates Degree in Medical Administration and I have years of work experience in office administration and customer service.  I believe education is very important and have experienced first-hand the obstacles that can come with online classes.  This experience will come in handy when assisting our students.

 

Spending time with my family and my three kids is the most important thing to me.  We love living in North Idaho and enjoy the outdoors as much as possible.  In my free time I like to go to the beach, take road trips, and go hiking.  

I can be reached at tifanie@hvacredu.net