Christopher Corbin, Adjunct Professor of the Fire Science Program at VTC, is a 2000 graduate of VTC, earning a B.S. in Architectural Engineering. In 1999, Chris began his fire service journey as a volunteer fire fighter and in 2004 started his career as a firefighter / EMT in the City of South Burlington. Working through the ranks as Senior Firefighter in 2008, Chris currently serves a Lieutenant in South Burlington, being promoted as an officer in August 2013. Along with teaching at VTC, Chris is also a Fire Instructor II with the Vermont Fire Academy, teaching many aspects of the fire service, as well as the coordinator of the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) in Vermont. Chris currently serves as the labor President for the South Burlington Career Firefighters, a position he has held for 7 years.
Chris believes that the fire service is a dynamic profession; one that requires passionate and appropriate involvement. It is critical to lead with pride and professionalism, maintaining situational awareness, which is vitally important to successfully complete the mission at hand. As a fire service educator, instilling knowledge, skills, and abilities in both new and experienced fire fighters not only fulfills Chris’ passion for the fire service, but also allows him to maintain awareness of the latest knowledge available to a member of the fire service. He believes focus on physical and mental wellness and fitness is essential to not only serve the public safely and effectively, but also to meet the expectations of the men and women serving next to you. Educated in Architectural Engineering and with past experience in construction allow for a clear understanding of how a building will contribute to, and be impacted by, today's fire propagation.
Chris holds Pro-Board certifications as a Fire Officer II and Fire Instructor I as well as a NFPA-Certified Fire Inspector I. He is also an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and an IAFF / IAFC / ACE Peer Fitness Trainer. In his spare time, Chris enjoys traveling, playing the bagpipes and working on his 1954 Chevy.
Graduating from nursing school in 1995, Aimee Creelman knew all along that her passion was in Maternal Child Health Nursing. Immediately upon graduating from the Master of Science in Nursing Program in San Francisco, Aimee was hired to develop and run a Breastfeeding Center and become a Lactation Consultant in a busy urban hospital. After five productive and challenging years in this position, Aimee, her husband and daughters moved to the Dominican Republic for a year to volunteer, learn Spanish and have an intercultural experience. Upon return to the U.S., the family decided to settle in Brattleboro, VT. Here, Aimee has worked on the Maternity Unit at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital since 2002. In addition, she has worked as a Lactation Consultant in private practice, and has a breast pump rental business. Aimee’s passion for Maternal Child Health continues to evolve in a global sense, as she began a non-profit with three other Brattleboro Nurses. This non-profit, MANOS (Maternal and Neonatal Outreach Services) provides maternal and neonatal support services to healthcare workers in under-resourced areas. We currently work in Nicaragua. In 2014, Aimee was hired as a Clinical Associate with VTC in Brattleboro. She quickly learned that she loves to work with nursing students and teach. She was hired as a Full Time Assistant Professor beginning in the Fall 2015 and is enjoying the evolution of her career. In her spare time, Aimee enjoys her family time, learning the banjo, swimming in rivers and lakes, skiing and singing with the local Women’s Chorus.
Dr. Craig A. Damon teaches courses primarily for the three computing programs: Software Engineering, Computer Engineering Technology and Information Technology. He teaches broadly across the curriculum, ranging from first semester introductory courses up to and including the upcoming Master's of Software Engineering program. Some of his favorite undergraduate courses to teach include Intro to IST, Java Programming, Object Oriented Programming, Computer Organization, Software Engineering, System Analysis and Design, Computer Graphics, Human-Computer Interaction and Computer Architecture. He also teaches both Android and iOS development, usually as part of the sophomore projects course and is always thrilled to be able to work with our many gifted students for their senior projects.
Prior to his appointment at Vermont Tech, Dr. Damon taught Computer Science at UVM, including running the graduate program there. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University. Beyond teaching, Craig has multiple decades industry experience across a broad range of roles, working in almost every facet of software companies. He has founded four software companies and served as a part of the senior management team of three others, including taking one company public.
Craig was not fortunate enough to be born in Vermont, but moved to Vermont to return his wife Leslie to the state where she grew up when it was time to raise their son. When he is not teaching, Dr. Damon is probably programming, watching old movies or helping his son research statistics from the British Premier League (and yes Craig does have data on every pass made in the league over recent years on his home server).
Before joining the faculty, Professor Diebold worked in the civil engineering and land surveying profession. During this time he supervised field crews in all aspects of land surveying, designed and managed civil engineering projects, and reviewed land survey and civil engineering drawings. Professor Diebold is a licensed land surveyor in Vermont and an engineering intern. His responsibilities at Vermont Tech include teaching Survey I, CET 1011, Environmental Engineering and Science, CET 2030, and Engineering and Surveying Computer Applications II, CET 1032. When there is student interest, Professor Diebold teaches Evidence and Procedure for Boundary Line Location, CET 3010.