Haylee graduated with her Associate's Degree in Nursing from the Carroll DMACC Campus in 2010 and her Master's of Science in Nursing from Clarkson College in 2017. She has nursing experience in critical care, orthopedics, and medical surgical care. She resides in Manning with her husband and 2 daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with family and friends.
Math Instructor/Academic Achievement Center
Marie joined DMACC in 2017 as a math/physics instructor and Academic Achievement Center coordinator. Before DMACC, Marie taught high school math and physics for 12 years at East Sac County in Lake View. While there she also coached a variety of sports--mainly concentrating on track and cross country. Outside of work, Marie enjoys spending time with her husband and 4 kids on their farm, running, and many outdoor activities.
Cody joined DMACC in the Fall of2022 after teaching as an adjunct at several community colleges and universities. He earned his BA in Criminology before earning his MA in English at the University of Northern Iowa. Cody enjoys teaching a variety of courses, including Composition, Literature, and Creative Writing. In his free time, he enjoys writing fiction, reading, photography, hiking, and playing video games. He lives in Boone with his fiancé, Michael, and their three cats.
Business Department Professor - Administrative Assistant and Medical Office Programs
Amy has a B.A in Elementary Education through the DMACC/UNI 2+2 Program (2003) and an Instructional Technology M.A. from UNI (2014). She previously worked in the Human Resources department at St. Anthony Regional Hospital. Amy enjoys spending time with her family, especially her two children, reading, sports and canoeing the Raccoon River when she has time.
Library - Media Specialist
Lisa Dreesman joined Des Moines Area Community College in August 2008 as the Library-Media Specialist at the Carroll Campus. In addition to her librarian duties, she is also an instructor, teaching SDV 115 Study Strategies and two classes in the teacher education department, EDU 210 Foundations of Education and EDU 218 Initial Field Experience. Lisa received her BA degree in History Education and her Master's Degree in Library Science from the University of Northern Iowa. She has one son, Steven, a clinical mental health counselor in Cedar Falls and a soon-to-be daughter-in-law, Megan, who is an ICU registered nurse at Unity Point in Waterloo. Away from work, Lisa enjoys traveling, reading, scrapbooking, and walking and snowshoeing for exercise.
Academic Advisor, Phi Theta Kappa and Honors Advisor
Many students at Des Moines Area Community College's Carroll Campus are getting a guiding hand from Valerie Enenbach when deciding on coursework and their career path. Val has been an academic advisor at the Carroll Campus since September, 2002.
Before joining DMACC's staff, Val was the Director of Aquatics and head men's and women's swim coach at LaGrange College in LaGrange, Georgia. Prior to that, Val also taught health and physical education classes and coached volleyball and softball at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.
Dr. Karen Friedlein teaches Introductory Biology with lab, Microbiology, Anatomy & Physiology I, Anatomy& Physiology II and online Nutrition courses on the Carroll Campus.
Student Services Specialist
Pam joined the staff at the Carroll Campus in December 2022 having previously worked at the Carroll Recreation Center for several years. Pam received her AA from DMACC and then earned her BA in psychology from BVU. She finds it rewarding to help students and other coworkers. Pam lives in Carroll with her husband Ryan and son Grayson. She enjoys spending time with her family, creating memories with her son, reading, and loves football season!
Student Resource Specialist
Connie is the Student Resource Specialist at the Carroll Campus. She works with students in the welding and CNA GAP programs (state funded education). Previously, she managed the Carroll and Boone DMACC bookstores. Connie earned her Bachelor's Degree in Management and Marketing through the DMACC and BVU 2 + 2 program. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, running, hiking, kayaking, traveling, and farm life.
Holly Hoffman, Technology Specialist, joined the Des Moines Area Community College in 2013. She oversees technology equipment on campus and provides troubleshooting and technical support to many students, staff, and faculty. She also administers a variety of tests including CNA, HiSET, and TEAS. Outside of work, Holly enjoys spending time with her family (husband, daughter, and stepson), reading, listening to music, and cooking.
Maggie joined the faculty of Des Moines Area Community College in Carroll in the Fall of 2022 after teaching as an adjunct at various other DMACC campuses since 2015. Maggie has also been an adjunct instructor of psychology for Western Iowa Tech Community College and Metropolitan Community College in Omaha. Maggie received her B.A. in psychology with a minor in business from St. Mary's University of Minnesota. After working at the University of Iowa studying parent-child relationships, she went on to receive her M.A. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Maggie and her husband live in Minburn with their two daughters. In her spare time, Maggie enjoys crocheting, reading, and taking road trips across Iowa with her family.
Chemistry and Physics Instructor
Nadine Jessen joined the Des Moines Area Community College faculty in the fall of 2008 after teaching as an adjunct for the Carroll Campus since 2004. Prior to 2008, Nadine taught high school science for fifteen years. She earned her BA and Master's degrees from Buena Vista University. Nadine lives on a farm between Exira and Audubon and enjoys reading and spending time with her family.
Professor of Microbiology, Biology & Environmental Science
Savanna joined the Des Moines Area Community College faculty in January of 2023. She is a full-time instructor of Biology, Microbiology, and Environmental Science. Savanna received her Bachelor's in Environmental Science from Buena Vista University and graduated with her Master's in Microbiology from Iowa State University. Prior to starting with DMACC, she was an education specialist with a wildlife rehabilitation organization. Outside of work, she loves listening to science podcasts, running marathons, hiking in national parks, and trying new foods!
Collette received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Dakota Wesleyan University and graduated with her Master of Science in Nursing from Graceland University. She has nursing experience in critical care, medical surgical, and emergency nursing. She lives in Carroll with her husband and two children. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, running, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.
Work-based Learning Instructor, Career Academy
Julie joined the Des Moines Area Community College in January of 2017. She is a full-time instructor for the Work-Based-Learning program. Julie did her undergraduate work at the University of Iowa. She has been working in higher education since 2010 when she joined the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Iowa. Prior to starting with DMACC, she was an academic advisor for Buena Vista University at the Carroll DMACC location. In her spare time, Julie enjoys being active, baking, photography, and spending time with her family and friends.
Amber is a native of Denison, Iowa. She is a RN with background experience in critical care, cardiology, med/surg, ER, PACU, OB, and education. Amber graduated in 1996 from the University of Iowa, College of Nursing with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. She completed the Master of Science in Nursing Education (MSN) degree in 2010 from Clarkson College in Omaha. She is a wife and mother and lives in Denison with her husband and three children. Amber enjoys traveling, golfing, scrapbooking, walking, and gardening. She and her husband also restore old homes as a hobby.
Associate Professor of Speech
Maggie joined the faculty of Des Moines Area Community College in Carroll in 2017 after teaching as an adjunct for the Carroll Campus since 2015. Currently she is a full-time instructor for speech/communication courses. Maggie earned a BA in Communication Studies from Nebraska Wesleyan University and an MA from The University of Memphis in Gender Communication Studies. In her spare time, Maggie enjoys going to the theater, reading, photography, and spending time with her family.
Marcus started with DMACC in August of 2021. His favorite part about working at DMACC is all the people. Born in California, Marcus now resides in Carroll with his wife and kids. An interesting fact about Marcus is his dad was a football player and mom was a cheerleader! In his free time, Marcus enjoys playing video games, read horror stories, huge sci-fi nut, and traveling anywhere and everywhere.
Electrical Trades Instructor
Eric joined DMACC as the Electrical Trades Instructor at the Templeton Center. Before DMACC, Eric graduated from NCC with a degree in applied science in 2004. After that, he went on to work in the electrical filed from factory maintenance, commercial, industrial and residential wiring in Northwest Iowa. In that time, he obtained his state electrical license. Owning and operating his successful electrical business led him to new horizons. Outside of work, Eric enjoys the outdoors, spending time with his two children and is part of the local volunteer fire department.
UNI/DMACC 2+2 Program Faculty & Coordinator
Marc Renning has been the UNI/DMACC 2+2 Coordinator and faculty member since August of 2007. Marc teaches classes and oversees the UNI/DMACC 2+2 program for the Carroll, Boone and Ankeny campuses. In addition, he supervises the field experiences associated with the 2+2 programs. Marc began his career in education teaching 4th grade at Adams Elementary in Carroll for 10 years, and he was the Center Director and Education Coordinator for Buena Vista University in Denison from 2003 - 2007. Marc earned a Bachelor's degree in K-12 PE and Health from Buena Vista College, an Elementary Education Endorsement from Wartburg College and a Master's of Education Administration from Buena Vista University. In his free time, Marc enjoys participating in sports, fishing, hunting and spending time with his family.
Ryan started off at DMACC as a student. After graduating from the Industrial Maintenance program, he became an adjunct Welding Instructor in January of 2014 and then became a full time Welding Instructor in the fall of 2017. Ryan's favorite part about DMACC is the culture. He grew up on the family farm and enjoys farming that same ground today. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, farming, and vacationing in western South Dakota.
Since 1999 Professor Tim Rial has been part of the Des Moines Area Community College in Carroll, teaching a variety of math courses. His courses have included Calculus I-III, Math for Elementary Educators Math I & II, Statistics, Finite Math, Math for Liberal Arts, and Algebra. Professor Rial received his B.A. and Master's degrees from the University of Northern Iowa, while taking only 3 years to complete his B.A. Tim also has completed some coursework toward his doctorate at the University of Illinois, where he was a teaching assistant and studied Theoretical Advanced Calculus and Logic Theory. While at UNI, he was a 3-year letter winner as a wide receiver on the football team, a two-time Gateway Conference All-Academic team normally only given to seniors, and a teammate of National Football League quarterback and Super Bowl Champion, MVP, and Hall of Famer Kurt Warner. Away from the classroom, Tim is a Financial Advisor with designations of ChFC®, CLU®, and Top of the Table MDRT®, which is the top level for the premier association of financial professionals. Tim has coached high school and youth football, youth softball and baseball and is currently a varsity football coach at Kuemper Catholic High School. Tim also enjoys time with his wife Lisa and four children Madison, Amber, Trevor, and Logan.
Christy Schettler is the Administrative Assistant to the Provost at Des Moines Area Community College in Carroll joining the college in 2006. Originally from Alabama, she earned her associate's degree in business from DMACC & BA in Human Resources from Southern Columbia. Away from work, Christy enjoys time with her husband, 3 daughters, 4 grandsons & their dog Ruby. Christy enjoys traveling as much as possible with a bucket list of visiting each National Park.
Building & Grounds Maintenance
Gary joined the DMACC Carroll Campus custodial staff during the summer of 2009 to oversee the building and grounds maintenance of the campus. Gary has an Associate Degree in Electro Mechanical Technology. In addition to keeping the campus grounds beautiful, Gary maintains all of the systems throughout the building to keep every part of the building functioning and in good repair. After working a full day at DMACC, Gary spends several hours coaching football and wrestling at the Kuemper Catholic High School in Carroll. Gary also enjoys spending time with his four children, and our new granddaughter. In his spare time, he enjoys going hunting and fishing when time allows, jumping on his Victory motorcycle and riding. He's very involved with the American Legion, American Legion Riders, and the Knights of Columbus.
Business Administration Professor
Jen Schulte joined the Business Administration department in 2013. Jen possesses a MBA from Bellevue University and BA from Iowa State University in Communication Studies with minor in Entrepreneurial Studies. Before ISU, Jen attended DMACC, transferring her AA degree upon completion. Her work experiences include retail and sales management, human resources, defined contributions, local workforce development, and property management with her husband. Her hobbies and interests include environmental science, travel, biking, dirt road walks with her son and dog(s), watching documentaries, and spending time with family and friends. Courses Jen teaches include Human Relations in Management, Supervision, Introduction to Business, Personal Finance, and Introduction to International Business.
Amy is a graduate of the Carroll DMACC nursing program. She went on to obtain her BSN and MSN from Mount Mercy University. She additionally has a master's degree in health psychology and is in dissertation for her doctorate. Prior to joining DMACC she taught at Kirkwood Community College in their nursing department. As a RN she has worked in long-term care, acute care, dialysis, and emergency units. She is also a chapter leader for the Central Iowa Holistic Nurses' Association. Personally, Amy enjoys gardening and attending her children's sporting events.
Career Advantage Advisor
Katie joined the DMACC Carroll Campus as an Academic Advisor for Career Advantage Programs in September of 2021. Katie advises high school students in the area taking college credit classes through DMACC. Prior to this role, Katie worked at Buena Vista University for six years in positions from academic advising to business and community relations. Katie holds a Bachelor's Degree in 5-12 History/Social Science Education from Buena Vista University. Outside of work, she enjoys hobby photography, spending time with friends and family, and chasing after her two young children.
Maggie joined the Des Moines Area Community College as an academic advisor for the Carroll Campus in August of 2020. Prior to her joining DMACC, she had various roles at Buena Vista University from admissions to advising. Maggie has her Bachelor's Degree in Business from AIB College of Business. Maggie and her husband have three kids that keep them busy. While not at work, you can find Maggie cleaning, cooking and doing laundry for her family; however, what she really enjoys doing is arts and crafts with the kids, shopping and mother/daughter days.
Jeff joined DMACC - Carroll Campus in mid-November 2022 and has lived in the Carroll area since 1988. After working as a photojournalist for the past 30 years he welcomes the opportunities offered at DMACC and especially likes working with the staff and faculty. "DMACC has been a large part of our community for decades and through my work as a photojournalist I saw the impact the college has on educating young adults. Now, I have found that DMACC is also an exceptional place of employment." When not at DMACC, Jeff can often be found photographing local sporting events, biking or traveling with wife Sherry and their dog, Rylee.
Bethany joined the DMACC Carroll campus in Fall 2015. She earned her BA in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Cornell University, her MA in U.S. History from the University of California, Irvine, and her PhD in Literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research interests include American countercultures, apocalyptic narratives, queer and decolonial imaginaries in speculative fiction, popular culture in the classroom, two-year college writing studies, and diversity, equity, and inclusion in the community college. In addition to teaching a wide variety of courses in the humanities, Bethany serves as the college's Study Abroad Coordinator. When she's not at DMACC, she enjoys reading, writing, kayaking, lifting, playing video, board, and tabletop games, and traveling. She lives in Perry with her wife, Crys, her partner, Matt, and their two dogs and four cats.
In September 2014, Tom Van Erdewyk, joined the Des Moines Area Community College in Carroll as a member of the Custodial staff. In 1984, Tom graduated from the Carpentry Program at Iowa Central Community College. Before coming to DMACC, Tom spent the previous 24 years working in the pressroom at the Daily Times Herald in Carroll, part of that time as pressroom manager. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his wife and children. He also enjoys golfing ,biking, remodeling his home in Carroll, doing some woodworking projects and watching sports. He also likes to help out and spend time with his extended family.
Kathy joined the DMACC Carroll campus January 2021 as the Library Assistant. She enjoys helping the students and faculty whether it is assisting with items to be checked out or just answering questions. The last 32 years, Kathy worked at American Home Shield doing office duties. Kathy and her husband Tom have two grown children, son-in law and an adorable grandson. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, scrapbooking, reading and traveling.
Kris Soyer has been with DMACC Carroll campus for over 10 years. She brings her degrees in Business Education and School Counseling as well experiences from the K-12 arena and career development to assist students in their educational journey. She enjoys reading, outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends.
Carroll Area Career Advantage Site Director & Carroll Regional CAN Coordinator
In August 2011, Jen joined the Des Moines Area Community College Carroll campus. Prior to DMACC, she began her career in the K-12 realm with positions as an alternative high school teacher, high school math teacher, high school counselor and track coach. Jen earned her BA in Secondary Math Education from Wayne State College, an MA in Technology Based Learning from Morningside College, and an MA in Secondary School Counseling from Buena Vista University. Away from work, Jen enjoys spending time with her family and friends, being outdoors, traveling, camping and photography.
Automotive Tech Professor
Eric joined DMACC in the spring of 2016 as an Automotive Technology Instructor. Eric is a graduate of Western Iowa Tech, is a Master ASE certified Technician with over 30 years of automotive and diesel experience. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, the outdoors, construction/woodworking and traveling.
Computer Science Instructor
After teaching for 19 years at Pennsylvania College of Technology, Anita joined the DMACC Carroll campus in 2022. Her previous teaching areas included programming, database, cybersecurity, and video game programming. At DMACC she is active in the Career Advantage program and various Computer Science courses. Anita has a Ph.D. (ABD) in Information Systems with a concentration in computer security, a master’s in Instructional Technology, and a bachelor’s in Computer and Information Science with a minor in Biology. Teaching is her second career. She spent more than 20 years working at various computer companies. Anita is originally from central Pennsylvania and now lives on the gulf coast of Florida with her husband. When not teaching, she uses the creative side of her brain to create pottery, and she is found fishing with her husband. Her life’s mission is to use her talents to create resources that educate and inspire everyone to live their fullest lives.