Meet the Team

Alan Carter, Faculty, Program Director

Alan taught Microsoft, Novell, and custom courseware throughout the United States for 15 years before joining the faculty at Green River College and teaching information technology courses for the past 10 years. He has also installed and supported complex networks while working as staff for regional and national value added resellers. In addition, Alan published several bestselling technical books, including Windows NT 4.0 MCSE Study Guide (IDG Books Worldwide, 1998) and Windows 2000 MCSE Study System (IDG Books Worldwide, 2000). Alan's certifications include Cisco CCNA, CompTIA A+, Network+ and Security+.

Katie Markham, Program Coordinator

Katie has worked in Instructor Support for Green River, for 5+ years. As a Program Coordinator, she strives to build and maintain best practices to support student success. Katie guides students in mapping their educational path, discovering resources, and exploring their strengths as they prepare to launch their careers. In her free time, Katie enjoys writing Java applications, mentoring a local high-school FRC robotics team "Hello World", digital photo restoration, and listening to Audiobooks.

Students: Make a Zoom advising appointment with Katie



Tim Mason, Faculty

Tim has taught Microsoft, Unix, Linux and programming courses for the past 15 years and now teaches full-time at Green River College. He has served as Founder and COO of, a predecessor to current cloud storage providers, as a Chief Information Security Officer for an international cryptographic provider, and as a Chief Cryptologist for the Department of Defense. Tim's certifications include Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), OSSTMM Professional Security Tester Accredited Certification (OPST), CompTIA Security+, and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITILv3).

Krish Mahadevan, Faculty

Krish currently teaches server and client technologies in Windows and Linux. He has an extensive background in electrical and automotive systems engineering, having worked at Ford Motor Company, Detroit, Michigan, and at Cummins Incorporated in Charleston, South Carolina , specializing in real-time embedded systems programming. Krish's certifications include Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and Digital Forensic Examiner (DFE).

Peter Turylo, Faculty

Peter Turylo is originally from Toronto Canada and is an alumni of the University of Toronto where he completed both graduate and undergraduate degrees. Prior to joining Green River last year, Peter was an IT Instructor and Chair for a private college in Seattle for approximately 11 years. Prior to teaching, Peter spent roughly the previous two decades in the fields of engineering and information technology for the telecommunications, banking, and finance sectors. He is currently the Executive Vice President of the Puget Sound Chapter of the Comptia Association of IT Professionals  –a position he has held for the last 10 years.

Ed Goad, Faculty

Ed teaches in both the AA and BAS programs at Green River. He was worked in the IT industry for 20 years at a variety of organizations supporting large enterprise environments. Ed’s certifications include several from Microsoft, VMware, RedHat, Cisco and Brocade.

Primary professional interests:

  • Security
  • Linux / Unix
  • Windows Server
  • System Automation
  • Cloud Services
  • Networking

When Ed finally unplugs from the computer, he enjoys exploring the amazing Pacific Northwest – the many small towns and hiking through the mountains.