Robin Williams may not come back from the dead, but AJAC’s newest hire has a knack for bringing new programs to life. Meet Erin Williams, our new Snohomish County business developer extraordinaire!

What’s the best part of your job so far? I love the facility and shop tours from various advanced
manufacturing companies. Getting to see how the products are made and the machines our apprentices work on is fascinating.

If you could master one skill you don’t have right now, what would it be?
Playing guitar (or any musical instrument really). I wish I hadn’t given up back in high school, or thought that playing an instrument was cooler.

What do you like to do outside of work?
Be active. The best way to keep me active is to have a goal I am working towards such as a marathon, big bike race, triathlon, or fundraiser. That, and hang with my cat.

If you could bring one musician/actor back from the dead, who would it be and why?
Robin Williams. There is still so much to learn from that man. Such a loss of talent and awesomeness.

How would your best friend describe you?
Energetic, loyal, dedicated, and a little spastic.

She may be new to skiing but you won’t find a yard sale when it comes to growing AJAC’s curriculum. Meet our newest hire, Danica Hendrickson!

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What will your new role at AJAC include?
As Program Manager of Instruction, I will work with subject matter experts, curriculum developers, and instructors to review existing and develop new courses offered at AJAC. I will also support our instructors and make sure they have the curriculum they need to successfully teach AJAC courses.

What’s the best part of your job so far?
The people! The AJAC staff, instructors, and training agents that I’ve had the opportunity to meet have been passionate about their work and fun to collaborate with.

What do you like to do outside of work?
Play outside! I love finding a trail to run or hike on, and I recently fell in love with cross country skiing despite all the tumbles I took on the trail.

Best Joke:
This one is from my math-teaching days: What did the zero say to the eight? Nice belt!

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I just visited Berlin, Germany for the first time and loved the history, people, and public transportation. I would go back in a heartbeat!

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AJAC’s 2016 Summer Newsletter is fresh off the printing press! Grab your copy today and check out what our apprentices, pre-apprentices, and community partners have been up to the last few months! If you would like to receive our quarterly publication, you can subscribe today! We are always looking for stories to share. If you have one, feel free to contact AJAC’s Marketing Communication Manager.

Read: AJAC’s 2016 Summer Newsletter