Faculty Connections

Faculty Connections – Meet Todd Edwards

Todd, 53, an RSI graduate, is an instructor at The Refrigeration School. He currently teaches Phase 7 (Comfort Systems Commercial) and is training to teach Phase 8 (Advanced Troubleshooting) in the Refrigeration Technologies program. Born in Philadelphia, Todd moved to Phoenix in 1981 as a teenager. He joined RSI about 8 months ago and has 31 years of […]

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Faculty Connections – Meet Cody McGraw

Cody, 27, is an instructor at The Refrigeration School. He teaches Phase 5 (Fundamentals of Refrigeration) of the Refrigeration Technologies program. Cody has been with RSI for about 10 months. Born in California, Cody grew up here in Arizona. Thanks for your time, Cody. Tell us how you got started in this career. I went to HVAC […]

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Faculty Connections – Meet John Horn

John, 53, is an instructor at The Refrigeration School. He teaches Phase 9 (Refrigeration Systems & Practices) of the Refrigeration Technologies program. Born in Victoria, Canada, and raised in Hawaii, John came to Arizona in 1992. He joined RSI six months ago with 33 years’ experience in the field. Thanks for your time, John. Tell us how you […]

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Faculty Connections – Meet Rickey Huyard

Rickey, 68, currently teaches Phase 4—Fundamentals of Solar—at The Refrigeration School. When he first came to RSI in June 2019, Rickey taught Phase 7, which covers commercial troubleshooting. Born in Lancaster, PA, Rickey came to Phoenix in 1972. He has over 40 years of experience in the HVAC field. Thanks for your time, Ricky. Tell us […]

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Faculty Connections – Meet Chris Fimbres

Chris, 55, originally from the Bay Area, CA, is an HVAC instructor at The Refrigeration School (RSI). Chris joined RSI in November 2018 and has 29 years of experience in the HVAC and electromechanical fields. He is currently teaching phase six of the Electro-Mechanical Technologies program, Comfort Heating & Cooling. Thanks for your time, Chris. […]

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Faculty Connections – Meet Brian Willia

Brian, a Navy veteran from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is an instructor for the Mechanical Maintenance Engineering Associate Degree program at The Refrigeration School (RSI). Brian joined RSI in January 2016. Thanks for your time, Brian. Tell us about your career prior to joining RSI. My HVAC career started in the Navy in 1972. I was […]

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Faculty Connections – Meet Ed Guerra

Ed, 52, from Gulfport, Mississippi, is an instructor at The Refrigeration School (RSI). Ed joined RSI in February 2019 after a career that included 24 years in the United States Navy. Thanks for your time, Ed. Tell us a little about your career prior to joining RSI. I graduated high school in 1985. After that, […]

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Faculty Connections – Meet Jim Russ

Jim, 61, originally from upstate New York, is a lead instructor at The Refrigeration School (RSI). Jim joined RSI in August 2017. Thanks for your time, Jim. Tell us a little about your early career. I went into the U.S. Air Force out of high school. After two years, I got a scholarship to become […]

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Faculty Connections – Meet Baran Galocy

Baran, 59, from Florida, is a photovoltaic instructor at The Refrigeration School (RSI). Baran joined RSI in March 2018 after a 30-year career in the field. Thanks for your time, Baran. Tell us a little about your early career. I enlisted in the U.S. Army as a drummer at 17. When I was in high […]

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Faculty Connections – Jene Dawson

Jene, 63, from Wisconsin, is an instructor at The Refrigeration School (RSI). Jene has been with RSI for a little over a year. Thanks for sharing your story, Jene. Is this your first teaching job? No, it’s not. I studied electronics at DeVry in the 1970s. After graduating, I was a telephone engineer for a […]

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