EATM Counselor

Full-time Faculty member - Moorpark College

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alaska 2008

Chuck in Alaska - 2008


Bachelor Of Arts Degree - 1981 - Environmental Biology - University of California, Santa Barbara
Master of Science Degree - 1990 - Counseling - California State University, Northridge
Ph.D - in progress - Higher Education - University of California, Los Angeles


Counselor - Moorpark College, Moorpark California - 1991 to Present
Counselor - Santa Monica College, Santa Monica California - 1989 to Present
Admissions Officer - Santa Monica College - 1984 to 1989
Scuba Instructor - Malibu Divers, Malibu California - 1982 to 1984
Scuba Instructor - Club Med, Eleuthra Bahamas - 1982
Scuba Instructor - Grand Cayman Island, British West Indies - 1981-1982
Lifeguard - La Costa Beach Club, Malibu California - 1981
Scuba Instructor - University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara California - 1980 to 1981


Lifetime Member - National Association of Underwater Instructors - NAUI 5991L
Professional Association of Diving Instructors - Master Scuba Diver Trainer - PADI 12910   MSDT
2 Star Instructor - Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques - CMAS

American Association of Zookeepers - AAZK
International Underwater Spearfishing Association - IUSA
National Rifle Association -  NRA - Lifetime Member
California Rifle and Pistol Association - CRPA

American Numismatic Association - ANA
American Philatelic Association - APA

California Community College - Lifetime Credentials as;
Counselor, Supervisor, and Student Personnel Worker


"Palau - Half A World Away"
Midwest Scuba Magazine
Spring 2008      Vol. 3  No 1       pages 8-10

"Wildfire" One Facility's Response and Lessons Learned
Animal Keepers Forum - Journal of the American Association of Zookeepers
November/December 2007 - Vol. 34, No 11/12 - pages 523-528

"Graduation Requirements, General Education, and the Liberal Arts"
New Directions for Community Colleges
Number 86, Summer 1994 - pages 43-48

"How Will the Implementation of a Differential Tuition Fee Structure at the California Community College System Influence Student Enrollment?"
Eric Digest (ED 359 993) University of California, Los Angeles, 1993

Published photographs - A great many of my photographs have appeared in print - newspapers, magazines, journals and other publications,
including the cover of the book below, about the Exotic Animal Training and Management Program here at Moorpark College.




Marine Biology
Freediving & Scuba Diving - Scuba Instructor
Fishing and Hunting


Spouse - Linda Karabin

Animals at home;      6 Desert Tortoises,     1 rescue dog,     1 pre-owned cat.

More photos of Chuck


chuck in maui

Maui, Hawaii -  Beach dive off Black Rock, with a Green Sea Turtle.


Chuck & Linda
Chuck & Linda, at Dolphin Cove, Grand Cayman Island - November 2011.


Galapagos Islands
Chuck & Linda, with a Galapagos Tortoise, in the Galapagos Islands.



chuck with halibut

The Halibut get pretty big in Alaska...!!!   252 pounds.


chuck and fish
Freediving in Malibu, California.  Halibut & Lobster - 2007



Great White Shark

Great White Shark - photo by Chuck Brinkman
Guadalupe Island, Mexico - August 2008


Other photos....

chuck with salmon
       Chuck with a King Salmon - Alaska 2008

 Chuck with a 70lb Halibut-  Alaska '08
beluga whale training

      Training one of the Beluga Whales at 
           Sea World San Diego - 2007.
Chuck with Orangutan

     Chuck with a young Orangutan, at
         Universal Studios, Hollywood.
Chuck feeding a young Binturong

      Chuck feeding a young Binturong.