Bob Strader President

Before joining the college staff in 2016, Bob Strader had been employed by two of NWCOC’s founding sponsors, HBA and AGC, as their Controller and Chief Financial Officer.  He is a vocal proponent for professional/technical education.  Since 1997, Bob has provided administrative support to the Construction Industry Training Trust, serving in roles that included Trustee and Treasurer.  Bob was an advisor to NWCOC founder Dan Graham as the business plan for the college was vetted.  He also served as a board member for the Oregon Building Congress throughout an extended period of significant industry support for workforce development programs, culminating in the formation of the ACE Academy. Bob is a graduate of Kettering University with a Bachelors of Science in Industrial Administration.  He is a past Chairman of the Board for Junior Achievement, a Rotarian, and a past Prime Minister of the Royal Rosarians.  Bob enjoys the outdoor activities offered throughout the Pacific Northwest, especially golf and snow skiing.  

Katrina Cloud Director of Student Services and Apprenticeship


Laurie Emery Director of Human Resources & Operations Acting Director of Education


Sarah Oancea Director of Finance

Sarah specializes in not-for-profit accounting. She worked for a Washington-based private school for 11 years. Prior to becoming the Director of Finance at NWCOC, she worked overseas doing community service outreach in orphanages and churches in Romania, Czech Republic and Denmark. Sarah currently oversees all financial aspects of Northwest College of Construction, College Properties, LLC and the Construction Industry Training Trust.    

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