Photo of Mike ParkerMike Parker first taught Diesel Technology at Salina Tech in 2013 and 2014.

He got his start in field “literally working in the yard under a shade tree, teaching myself,” and has more than 30 years of experience, including working at local Freightliner and Kenworth dealers and in independent shops.

He returned to Salina Tech in 2016, and says “Teaching at Salina Tech was the hardest job I ever left. Teaching doesn’t pay as much, but it’s something I really want to do.”

Parker is currently working on his Associate of Applied Science degree through Salina Tech. | 785-309-3131