Mark Bergau, Aviation Faculty
Bergau started his path in aviation more than 20 years ago when he began working on his private pilot license while working in aviation as a Line Tech for a South West Florida fixed base operator. From there, Bergau entered into the Professional Pilot Program at Central Missouri State University, and earned a bachelor’s degree in History from the University of South Florida and a master’s degree in Aviation Safety from Central Missouri State University. In 2008, Bergau was named Vice President of Operations for Stratos Jet Charters at the Ft. Lauderdale office. Bergau oversees the daily operations of the South Florida branch office which serves the needs of air charter clients throughout the world. He is a commercial rated pilot and holds an Advanced Ground Instructor certificate. He is also the advisor at Broward College for the local chapter of Alpha Eta Rho which is an international aviation fraternity with more than 45,000 alumni. Bergau is actively involved with all of the aviation students in and out of the classroom, and the aviation community as a whole.
Sheila English, Air Traffic Control Full Time Faculty
Sheila English was born and raised in Hollywood, FL. As a young girl, she dreamed of being an air traffic controller. English passed the Civil Service Exam (ATSAT) at the age of fifteen. Her air traffic control education began as a student of BC's Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI) program. This program gave her the knowledge, skills and confidence she needed to become a professional air traffic controller. English graduated with an Associate of Science degree in Air Traffic Control. Then, she continued her education at Florida International University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology and Transportation. Hired by the FAA, English passed the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City. She first served as a flight service specialist at Crestview FSS, Crestview, FL. In January 1982, English transferred to Ft .Lauderdale Executive Air Traffic Control Tower, and her air traffic career dream was coming true. In January 1988, she advanced to Ft Lauderdale International Air Traffic Control Tower, where she continues to control air traffic to this day. English has trained many developmental controllers through on the job training (OJT) in the area of separation requirements, regulations, procedures and phraseology necessary to safely control air traffic. She's very excited to be instructing at Broward College because she sees it as an opportunity to give students the wonderful gift she was given of a 30 year career as an air traffic controller.
Timothy Griffin, Assistant Professor, Aviation Maintenance Management
Tim Griffin is a seasoned maintenance professional with more than 20 years in aviation. He graduated from BC with Honors and was awarded the "Aviation Department Award." Griffin has since successfully completed a Bachelor's in Aeronautical Science from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, as well as a Master's degree in Aeronautical Sciences. He and his family reside locally, and Griffin is fully committed to the success of BC students.
Glenn E. Walters, Instructor, Aviation Maintenance Technology
Glenn Walters has participated in most all aspects of aviation maintenance since 1980. He began his career at Lockheed where he held a variety of job classifications. Since 1985, Walters has been employed with a major airline. In 1997, he was named "Company Technician of the Quarter." Additionally, Walters has been employed as a B-747 fleet maintenance manager for a cargo carrier. He received his A&P licenses from Northrop University, his bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Texas, and his MBA from Florida Atlantic University. Walters is very interested in the business aspect of airline and aviation management. He loves to teach others and share his knowledge that is required to excel as an aviation technician. A true maintenance professional, Walters enjoys the challenges of "rolling up his sleeves and getting involved" in hands-on aircraft maintenance.
Emilio Lizarraga Assistant Professor, Maintenance Technology
Emilio Lizarrago is a native of Venezuela and at the age of 19 traveled to the United States to attend Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach. He was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in 1985, and proceeded to work for several domestic and international airlines, including Presidential in Washington D.C., Discovery Airways in Hawaii, British Airways in Scotland and D.I.A.F (the Ecuadorian Air Force). Lizarraga resides locally and joined BC's Institute in 1996. His dedication to aviation has and continues to be his focus. Lizarraga most enjoys student interactions and the opportunities to share his experiences in "the business.
Robert L. Lumley, Jr., Instructor, Maintenance Technology
Bob Lumley has literally spent his lifetime around North Perry Airport. A graduate of the Miramar school system, he went on to complete his associate's degree in Aviation Administration at BC. Lumley subsequently obtained his FAA Airframe and Power plant license and Private Pilot certificate while working for local general aviation firms. In 1998, he completed his Master of Business Administration in Aviation. Lumley also acquired his Master of Aeronautical Science and bachelor's degree in Professional Aeronautics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He is presently an Accident Prevention Counselor for the FAA.
Tom Garrido, Aviation Maintenance Faculty
Tom Garrido has 29 years in the aviation field. After graduating from an aviation high school in Queens, New York City with a FAA power plant license, he started working in a local repair shop in New York in 1980. After high school, Garrido obtained his FAA airframe and FCC avionics licenses and moved onto a major airline where he has worked various positions, including aircraft technician, avionics technician and technical crew chief. In 1991, he moved to South Florida where he worked as crew chief for several years. Garrido also continued studying and graduated from BC's Aviation Maintenance Management, where he received an associate's degree in Applied Science and then became a technical crew chief instructor. Since 2001, Garrido has been teaching courses such as Human Factors, Principles of Troubleshooting, and General Familiarization for A300 and MD80 aircrafts.
Cecilia Pereira, Instructor Aviation Maintenance Technology
Pereira is a native from Uruguay in South America. She came to the United States at the age of 20 and started flight training at Opa-Locka Airport in Miami. Pereira holds a Commercial Pilot Single Engine Land, Multi Engine Land, Certified Flight Instructor, Certified Flight Instructor Instrument Single Engine Land and Sea FAA certificates. After working as a certified flight instructor for some years, Pereira decided to go to the aviation maintenance field and enrolled at Broward College. Pereira then graduated with honors and was presented the aviation department award along with her FAA Airframe, FAA Powerplant and Avionics FCC certificates. Later Pereira earned two associate degrees in Professional Pilot Technology, and Aviation Maintenance Management, and a Bachelor's in Supervision and Management degree from Broward College.
Victor Liriano, Instructor, Avionics
Victor Liriano began his aviation career in 1980 as an aviation electronics technician for the U.S. Navy. After four years in the Navy, he returned to civilian life and worked for Midway Airlines in Miami as an avionics technician performing line and hanger checks on a variety of commercial aircrafts. After Midway closed its Miami base in 1991, Liriano went to work for Avborne Heavy Maintenance. At Avborne, he worked and supervised Avionics service checks and installations on a variety of aircrafts, including Boeing and McDonald Douglas. In addition Liriano performed a number of avionics installations, such as TCAS, Windshear and GPS. In 1997, Airbus Industries of North America recruited him as an Avionics instructor in Miami. Liriano is qualified on all new generation Airbus aircraft for classroom and OJT instruction, and has taught classes internationally. Additionally, he lectures on Human Factors for Maintenance Personnel for all Airbus Customers. Liriano earned an A.S. in Maintenance Management and an A.S. in Piloting and Navigation from Miami Dade College. In 1997, he returned to school at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University to earn his B.S. in Professional Aeronautics with a minor in Aviation Safety. Liriano continued his studies at Embry Riddle and earned a master's degree of Aeronautical Science.