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
My passion for fixing things began early. I was a bicycle mechanic in junior high school and a Volkswagen mechanic in high school. I joined the US Navy and served as an aircraft structural mechanic. I was a flight-deck troubleshooter and served on the USS Constellation and the USS Enterprise. I worked as an aircraft mechanic-helper for a small aircraft shop before going to an A&P school. After receiving my airframe mechanic certificate, I was offered a position as a service engineer for the Bendix Aircraft Brake and Strut Division in South Bend, IN.

I returned to Oregon to finish my AAS degree and get my powerplant rating and then returned to the old aircraft shop as a maintenance administrator. I attended Southern Oregon University and majored in marketing management. After a couple years, I was offered a teaching position at the A&P school that I attended. Later, I took an international parts sales account manager position at Flightcraft Int'l. I was a repair station inspector and was also authorized as a Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR) for the FAA for various exporting functions.

After several years, I accepted a position as quality control manager for the American Blimp Corporation. I was authorized as a Designated Manufacturing Inspection Representative (DMIR) for the FAA. I was also Director of Maintenance (DOM) for the factory repair station (MMF). I started teaching at PCC in 1992. I received my FAA inspection authorization. I was department chair from 2002 to 2009. I also conducted FAA-approved inspection authorization renewal seminars; consulted to companies on quality control issues related to manufacturing; and was authorized as a Designated Maintenance Examiner (DME).

David KercherDave Kercher
Robert Frasco
Anders Rasmussen