The Academy Staff

Casey Forbes
Academic Enrollment Manager
A.A - CSN, B.A. – UNLV I am so grateful that I get to work with such an amazing organization. I truly believe in our mission, self-sufficient employment. After learning about what FIT does, and how it impacts our community I was immediately drawn to it. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with loved ones, meeting new people, and watching classic movies.
Tannya Aguilar
Admissions Coordinator
Tannya has always loved helping people better their lives. Whether it is giving advice or steering them in the right direction. She is glad to be working for FIT because they help people from many different backgrounds and she can continue doing what she loves.

The Academy Instructors

Blaine Bowen
CDL Instructor
Blaine Bowen has been in the trucking industry for over 35 years. He was a trainer, and now he has been a CDL Instructor for a year. He enjoys passing on his knowledge to the students to help them achieve their goals while learning a new career.
Debra Granger
Phlebotomy Instructor
Master of Science in Higher Education with Organization and Leadership. Phlebotomy Certified through American Medical Technology and Licensed through Department of Behavioral and Public Health. Debra has been in Health care for 25+ years in a variety of specialties: Cardiovascular, Rheumatology, Pediatrics, and Internal Medicine. Debra also brings teaching experience of 20 years. She requires her students to be professional, place others needs ahead of their own, compassion, empathy, integrity and responsibility. Debra passes on her knowledge to help student to demonstrate the ability to exercise the requisite judgement required in the practice of Phlebotomy.
Ron Browne
Automotive Instructor
Ron Browne has been in the automotive industry for over 40 years, and is GM and ASE certified. Ron has over 20 years dealership experience. He is experienced in building hot rods and classic muscle cars. He enjoys teaching at the Academy and helping students enter the automotive industry. He particularly enjoys sharing knowledge and experience in the field.