Staff Profile: Brian Marx

-What do you do on campus?

I am an instructor for the Precision Machining and Programming program. We work with manual and computerized mills, lathes, and surface grinders to produce accurate work pieces made primarily of metal.

-Where is your favorite place at Western?

My favorite place here at the college is the CNC shop. We have really impressive, updated CNC mills and Lathes to train with.

-What are your hobbies?

Outside of work I enjoy time with my family. Also being outdoors including snowmobiling, four-wheeling, camping, and hunting. I also enjoy making wooden projects at home.

-Advice for students?

My advice for students to come to class with a positive attitude and for them to not to be afraid of making mistakes. I am a big believer that mistakes make some of the best learning opportunities. 

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