Q&A with new staff

By Debbie Fox

Lane Brunner is a new staff member at Clackamas Community College who works in the Information Technology department. He was born in Newberg, Oregon and now lives in Tigard. He is married to Cindy and has three children that are ages 13, 17 and 21.

Brunner has been at the college for more than a month, but he brings his experience to the IT department.

The Clackamas Print: How long have you lived in Oregon?

Brunner: All my life, 43 years.

TCP: Where did you go to college?

Brunner: I got my associate degree from Portland Community College and my bachelor’s from the University of Phoenix.

TCP: What was your field of study?

Brunner: My degree was in information technology.

TCP: Why did you come to Clackamas Community College for employment?

Brunner: PERS [Public Employee Retirement System], and it is a new environment from my previous employment.

TCP: Where were you previously employed?

Brunner: I worked for the City of Beaverton.

TCP: What do you do for fun and entertainment?

Brunner: I love to go fishing and crabbing.

TCP: Where do you go fishing?

Brunner: My favorite spot is the ocean. I go out there quite a bit.

TCP: Do you own a boat?

Brunner: I own a 20-foot fishing boat. I left the city of Beaverton to pursue a lifelong dream of owning a commercial crab boat. I found a boat in Charleston, Oregon. I was offered a job and worked on it for about three months during crabbing season. I decided against it because I guess the lifestyle was a down factor for me. I am married with three kids, so I missed them.

TCP: Were you in the military?

Brunner: I was in the Navy for six years. I was a second class petty officer, an E5 when I left.

TCP: Were you in the electronics field in the Navy?

Brunner: You betcha’, I was a data systems technician.

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