Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Tim Broxholm, Program Director and Faculty

Tim Broxholm is a self-described "Edu-preneur" who is driven to: add value, contribute to excellence, and make a positive impact on his students. As a former HR Director and current consultant, author, entrepreneur, and investor Tim utilizes his expertise to help students develop the necessary competencies and connections to excel in the world of work. Tim is known for his innovative teaching methods, he partners with one of the country's leading learning science companies to innovate and develop the next generation of learning products.
Tim's main areas of interest are:

  • Business Strategy
  • Sales and Negotiations
  • Organizational Development
  • Leadership Development
  • Personal and Professional Branding

Tim holds a Masters of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Seattle Pacific University and a Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing and Management from The University of Portland.

Jeff Perlot, Faculty

Jeff Perlot has taught business management, marketing, and entrepreneurship courses at Green River for over 10 years. During that time, he also spent 4 years as a counselor for Green River’s Small Business Development Center. Outside of Green River, Jeff’s recent work includes leading the development of digital-only Introduction to Business and Contemporary Marketing products for a major publisher; and development of a sports nutrition product that is routinely among the bestsellers on Amazon.com.
Jeff’s main areas of interest are:

  • Product development
  • Digital marketing
  • Content and UX development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Instructional design for online/hybrid learning

When Jeff is not working, he can be found hanging out with his family, hiking, doing high-intensity interval training, and getting mocked for his ridiculously clean diet.

R.J. Amador, Faculty

R. J. Amador is a California native, entrepreneur, career consultant, and environmental policy specialist. Ask him about making glue out of recycled Styrofoam! R.J. is also an officer in the US Navy reserve, leading teams of specialized personnel in mission critical efforts.

R.J. holds a bachelor's degree in International Studies with specialization in Latin America, and a minor in Management from the University of California, Irvine, and a master's degree in Applied Economics from the University of Cambridge, where he focused on the uptake of renewable energy and energy efficiency systems globally. He is very excited to work with and for the students at Green River!

Leanna Patricio, Program Manager

Leanna works closely with faculty to ensure that all students in the program have the best experience possible from admissions to graduation, and beyond. Leanna was born and raised in Seattle and takes pride in her deep roots in the region. Since her first job in community college outreach and admissions over a decade ago, Leanna remains committed to the mission of higher education and has held positions in a variety of areas, including: enrollment services, admissions, advising, outreach, recruitment, event planning, alumni programs, and marketing.

Leanna holds an associate degree from South Seattle College, a Bachelor of Science in Speech & Hearing Sciences with a minor in Diversity from the University of Washington Seattle, and a Master of Education in Student Development Administration from Seattle University.

When Leanna is not on campus she considers herself an almost-obsessive lifelong learner and enjoys the excitement of discovering new things (anything!). She also loves listening to true crime podcasts, spending time with family and her two dogs, Rocky and Mochi, and making the most of PNW summers.