Meet Our Staff

Deborah Rowe, Executive Director


Deborah Rowe is a Director II for Stanislaus County Office of Education and Executive Director of VOLT Institute. Before joining SCOE and the VOLT, Deb spent 10-years as Principal & Assistant Principal at James C. Enochs High School, 5-years as a CTE teacher at Downey HS, 8-years as a special education nurse at Beyer HS and 8-years in nursing at Memorial Hospital. Deb holds degrees in Nursing, MJC; Bachelors in Vocational Ed., CSU, Sacramento and Masters in Administration, CSU, Stanislaus.

Doug Cox, Lead Instructor


  Doug is very excited to be part of the Volt team as the Lead Instructor. While attending MJC in the mid 80’s Doug was recommended to be an algebra tutor and has had a desire to teach every since. Doug started his maintenance career just over 40 years ago in Indiana and has worked in the central valley for over 30 years as a service technician, maintenance technician and as a maintenance supervisor or manager for the past 25 years. Doug is looking forward to help train the next generation of maintenance technicians for the central valley.

Chad Prasad, Instructor


For over 46 years with Tri-Valley Growers, Signature Fruits, and Seneca Foods, Chad held various roles including: Machine Operator, Fork Lift Driver, Sub & Area Department Supervisor and Plant Maintenance Supervisor. Chad holds various industry certificates and distinctions in areas of focus such as: Microbiology, Acidified foods, Thermal processing, Records, Over Pressure, Glass/Rigid containers, Instruments & Sanitation.

Tommy Narayan, Instructor


As an instructor, Tommy has worked with the junior college machine tool technology night classes during the 1979-1981 curriculum. His work experience has been being employed by the top tier machine shops in the local areas. His specialty has been in design, engineering, machining, and fabrication of complex mechanical parts. He has worked in the field for the past 39 years supplying parts for structural fabrication, machine parts, general machining and welding, and high tech industries.

At present, he owns and operates a machining and fabricating company based in Lathrop.

Kevin Fox, Director of Marketing and Student Engagement



Kevin is excited to be a part of the VOLT team. He is passionate about Central Valley Communities and the people who live here. His professional background includes experience in agriculture, construction, photography, filmmaking, radio, and marketing communications.