Graphic Design & Visual Communications Faculty


 Ryan Torma

Ryan Torma
Professor & Chair of Graphic Design & Visual Communications
Contact: Ryan.Torma@TLC.edu

Ryan Torma is a learning designer, helping colleges design online and hybrid programs through integrating collaborative learning design and digital design practices. He has also worked as a web designer, print designer and photographer. Torma is a Doctor of Education candidate at Bethel University, studying how collaborative human-centered design practices can support learning and innovation in higher education. He holds a M.A. in Educational Leadership from Luther Seminary and a B.A. in Photojournalism & Visual Communication from the University of Minnesota. Read full bio.



Mark Barnum

Mark Barnum
Professor of Computer Information Systems
Computer Information Systems Program Coordinator

Contact: Mark.Barnum@TLC.edu

A network administrator at ERI Economic Research Institute and technology coordinator at Stanwood Camano Learning Center, Barnum has worked nearly fifteen years computing systems in the business and non-profit environments. He holds a B.A. in English from University of California, Irvine.


Jack Brenchley

Jack Brenchley
Affiliate Faculty in Graphic Design & Visual Communications
Contact: Jack.Brenchley@TLC.edu

Professor Brenchley’s impressive professional credentials include serving as Software Quality Engineering Manager with Adobe System’s InDesign/InCopy development team. A Trinity graduate himself, he later earned a B.A. in Education from Western Washington University and an M.B.A. and Graduate Certificate in E-Commerce from City University, Seattle. He continues a lifelong interest on the intersection between business, technology, education, and faith. Read full bio.



Dr. Karen Buehlmaier

Dr. Karen Buehlmaier
Faculty in Business, Leadership & Management

Dr. Karen Buehlmeier has over 20 years of college teaching and business consulting experience and is known for her scholarly, yet practical, approach to issues in today’s business environment. Dr. Buehlmeier teaches courses in Public Relations and Advertising and Marketing. She holds an M.B.A from University of Redlands and a D.B.A. from United States International University. Read full biography.



Jackie Moulton

Jackie Moulton
Affiliate Faculty in Communications (2D and 3D)

Jacqueline Moulton has an undergraduate degree in Communication Arts and a Master's degree in Theology from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. She is an artist working and living in Seattle. Currently, Moulton is working on a mural along Seattle's troubled, yet beautiful stretch of old highway. This area of Seattle holds the Aurora Commons, a nonprofit serving the community on North Aurora Avenue, where Moulton also teaches art.

She has published a book entitled The Day I Was Too Afraid to Jump Off the High Dive, a book of poetry exploring fear and courage. Her artistic ventures as of late have found inspiration in the body and its goodness, in exploring addiction in all its facets and the way it plagues all of us, storytelling, and in reading through old National Geographic magazines.

Moulton teaches so that she may learn. She teaches so that she may be reminded again and again that the dreams of this world are good and must be met with our actions, our art, our love and our hands. 



Annemarie Russell

Annemarie Russell
Lecturer in English

Professor Russell seeks to improve students’ writing skills as an engaging English composition instructor and director of the college’s Writing & Tutoring Center. She also teaches courses in nonfiction and media writing. In addition to teaching, she is a singer/songwriter and recently released her fourth album. She holds a B.A. in Education from Whitworth University and an M.A. in English Literature from the University of Oregon.



Dr. David Schulz

Dr. David Schulz
Professor & Chair of Communications
Director, General Studies

Contact: 425.249.4764, David.Schulz@TLC.edu

Dr. Schulz teaches courses in public speaking, rhetorical theory, persuasive messages, and methods of research and inquiry. Students eagerly respond to his high-expectation courses and individual mentoring. He earned a Ph.D. in Speech Communication from the Pennsylvania State University, has authored several publications (including co-authoring a book used in communication courses nation-wide), has frequently presented at national and international academic conferences. Read full biography.



Doug Tolmie

Doug Tolmie
Affiliate Faculty in Communications (Video Production)

Professor Tolmie is recognized as one of the premier broadcast storytellers in the Pacific Northwest, serving 25 years as a production executive at Seattle’s KOMO-TV and winning numerous regional and national broadcasting awards, including 10 Emmys®. He has produced hundreds of talk shows, documentaries, and live broadcasts and currently serves as President of Storyteller Communications in Everett. He brings this impressive professional background to courses in multimedia storytelling and video production.