Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Faculty and Staff

Marshall PryorMarshall V. Pryor
Marshall is the Faculty Department Chair for the Aviation Maintenance Technology program. He began his career in aviation right out of high school, completing an A.A.S. in Aviation Maintenance Technology from Portland Community College. Gaining his Commercial Pilot certificate, as well as CFI, Marshall and his family enjoyed a four year experience as a pilot/mechanic family, providing flight support for humanitarian efforts in central Africa. Marshall has been at PCC sixteen years.
Steve PhillipsSteve Phillips
Steve’s passion for fixing things began early. First on bicycles, then on cars, then on aircraft in the US Navy. He worked in a small aircraft shop before going to A&P school. After receiving his airframe certificate, he was a service engineer for the Bendix ABSD in South Bend, IN.
Upon returning to Oregon to finish his AAS degree and powerplant rating, he returned to the old aircraft shop as a maintenance administrator. He took teaching position at his A&P school and then moved to an international parts sales position. There he was also an inspector and a DAR for exporting functions.
After several years, He accepted a position as QC manager for the American Blimp Corporation. He was a DMIR and also the Director of Maintenance for the repair station. Steve started teaching at PCC in 1992, got his IA and was department chair from 2002 to 2009. He has conducted IA renewal seminars; consulted to companies on QC issues; and was a Designated Maintenance Examiner (DME).
Robert FrascoRobert Frasco
Bob Frasco has provided organizational support to the PCC AMT program since 1994 as an Instructional Support Technician and as an Adjunct Faculty member. Prior to arriving at PCC, he was a manager for a Fortune 100 manufacturing company and owned a successful business in residential real estate development. Bob retired from the Oregon Army National Guard after 35 years of service repairing U.S. Army aircraft, performing aircraft maintenance technical inspection and restoring/maintaining artifacts for the Oregon Military Museum. He holds an FAA Private Pilot – Glider certificate and an FAA Airframe & Powerplant certificate along with an AAS in Aviation Maintenance Technology from PCC.
David KercherDave Kercher
Anders Rasmussen
Thomas Laxson
Thomas began his career in aviation by enrolling in the Aviation Maintenance Technology program at PCC in 2000. After graduating from PCC with Airframe and Powerplant certifications, and an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology, he enrolled at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
His first job in aviation was as a helicopter mechanic for a small aerial spraying company, based in Salem, OR. After six months in that position, he accepted a position at Horizon Air (Portland) as an aircraft technician. While at Horizon, Thomas graduated from Embry-Riddle with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree, majoring in Professional Aeronautics.
After specializing on Bombardier CRJ aircraft, Thomas accepted a position in the Maintenance Training Department of Horizon Air. In 2009, he left Horizon and joined Flightline Training Services, based in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. There he worked at a CRJ SME/Technical Instructor and a courseware developer. Working for Flightline, Thomas delivered aircraft technical courses in countries of North America, Europe, & Africa. He has also developed technical training courses for an array of commercial aircraft, such as Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier, Cessna, LearJet, & Dornier.
In April of 2015, Thomas began teaching courses at PCC.