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John Baker Information Technology Instructor

John Baker

Clinical Instructor

Office: Trade & Technology Building


Professional Work Experience

  • Apprentice, Ministry of Defence – 4 years
  • Customer Support, Hewlett-Packard  – 15 years
  • Consultant, Microsoft Corporation – 14 years
  • Instructor, College of Technology ITS Program – 6 years

 Career Highlights

  • Paratrooper, Army Reserve (UK)
  • Customer Engineer, UK/Canada/USA, Hewlett-Packard
  • Technology Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation
  • Instructor, ISU’s Information Technology Program

 One of Your Favorite Professional Experiences

Working for Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard provided me with an amazing opportunity for travel and technology, including working in four countries: UK, US, Canada and Germany.  In my last job at Microsoft, my team delivered seminars and product launch events nationwide, including events like the Windows 7 and Windows Server launches.  These were delivered in large cities with audiences of over 1,000, which was both exhilarating and nerve racking at the same time.

As much as possible I would take advantage of the locations we visited and indulge in my hobbies of snow skiing or scuba diving.  Failing either of those being available, as a foodie, I would take advantage of the trying out the local cuisines.

Kristie Bell, Information Technology Systems Instructor

Kristie Bell

Clinical Instructor

Office: Trade & Technology 206E


Professional Work Experience

  • Instructor, College of Technology ITS Program – 2 years
  • Information Technology Specialist, ISU Credit Union
  • Information Technology Assistant Director, Bingham County
  • Information Technology Helpdesk Technician, Bingham County
  • Information Technology Court Clerk, Bingham County

Certification Highlights

  • CCNA Certified August 2021
  • CCNAv7: Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation – Instructor Certificate February 2021
  • CCNA: Routing and Switching Essentials – Instructor Certificate Spring 2020
  • CCNA: Introduction to Networks – Instructor Certificate Fall 2019

One of My Favorite Professional Experiences

Working in IT is never dull. You might have a plan for the day and end up doing something completely different because something happened and you have to turn your attention to that thing. Even when things are “slow” there is always something to do, like catching up on documentation, or updating systems or following up on projects that get put on the back burner.

I have lived in Pocatello my entire life and I love it here. I love being close to the mountains, going camping, 4-wheeling, hunting and shooting archery.