13 Notable alumni of
Humboldt State University

Humboldt State University is 2150th in the world, 724th in North America, and 682nd in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 13 notable alumni from Humboldt State University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Stephen Hillenburg

    Stephen Hillenburg
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-2018 (aged 57)
    Enrolled in Humboldt State University
    In 1984 graduated with bachelor's degree in natural resource management
    Occupations
    film producerfilm directorscreenwriteranimatoruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Stephen McDannell Hillenburg was an American animator, director, writer, producer, and marine science educator. Hillenburg created the Nickelodeon animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants, on which he served as the showrunner for the first three seasons of the show, and has become the fifth-longest-running American animated series.

  2. John Kiffmeyer

    John Kiffmeyer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    drummermusicianrecord producercomposer
    Biography

    John Kiffmeyer, known professionally as Al Sobrante, is an American cinematographer and retired musician and songwriter. He is best known as the first drummer for the punk rock band Green Day. His stage name is a reference to his hometown, El Sobrante.

  3. Ian Kochinski

    Ian Kochinski
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1994-.. (age 28)
    Enrolled in Humboldt State University
    In 2018 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    online streamerYouTuberTwitch streamerdebater
    Biography

    Ian Kochinski, better known as Vaush (/vɔːʃ/ (listen) vawsh), is an American YouTuber and Twitch streamer known for debating and discussing politics online from what he describes as a libertarian socialist perspective.

  4. Thomas Rid

    Thomas Rid
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    political scientistnon-fiction writeruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Thomas Rid is a political scientist best known for his work on the history and risks of information technology in conflict. He is Professor of Strategic Studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. Previously he was a professor of security studies at the Department of War Studies, King's College London.

  5. Michael Crooke

    Michael Crooke
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Dr. Michael W. Crooke is an American businessman and academic. Best known as the CEO of Patagonia, Inc. from 1999 to 2005, Crooke has held a variety of corporate leadership positions in industries ranging from outdoor equipment and apparel to venture capital. From 2010 to 2015, Crooke served on the faculty of Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management. Crooke was also the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Avamere Professor of Practice at the University of Oregon's Lundquist College of Business from 2015-2017. He served as Professor of Strategy and Leadership at The Honor Foundation, and as a strategic business consultant to high-growth and established companies. He is currently the Chairman of RandE Holdings LLC, a family office focused on healthcare, wine and venture capital. In addition, he is the Chairman of the Avamere Health Services Advisory Board. As a consultant, Crooke’s stated focus is on “embedding environmental and social considerations into a great product or service increases differentiation and maximizes shareholder value over the long-term” as well as “developing direct to customer strategies that create an emotional connection to the brand.” Most recently, Crooke co-founded and is co-Chairman of the Board of WAYB, a values-led company reinventing on-the-go gear for family adventures.

  6. Dean L. Bresciani

    Dean L. Bresciani
    Biography

    Dean L. Bresciani is the 14th and current president of North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota.

  7. Brad Willis

    Brad Willis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Brad Willis is a former NBC News foreign correspondent, author, musician and teacher. As a journalist, Willis was the recipient of the Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Award for his work from inside Afghanistan during the Soviet Occupation in 1986. Since retiring from journalism due to a broken back and failed surgery, Willis has focused on Vedic wisdom, teaching and writing about ayurveda and yoga.

  8. Earl Thomas

    Earl Thomas
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    singer
    Biography

    Earl Thomas is an American blues singer from California, United States. He is also a songwriter, with songs covered by artists including Tom Jones, Etta James, Solomon Burke and Screamin' Jay Hawkins. He has twice been nominated for a Grammy Award and has won the San Diego Music Award four times.

  9. Ernie Wasson

    Ernie Wasson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    botanistwriter
    Biography

    Ernie George Wasson is an American gardener, horticulturist and author.

  10. Jeffrey D. Levine

    Jeffrey D. Levine
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    diplomatjournalist
    Biography

    Jeffrey D. Levine was nominated by U.S. President Barack Obama to be the United States Ambassador to Estonia on February 17, 2012 and was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 29, 2012. He presented his credentials to President of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves on September 17, 2012. He left his post in 2015.

  11. Jason Conger

    Jason Conger
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Jason R. R. Conger is an American attorney and Republican politician from the U.S. state of Oregon. He served in the Oregon House of Representatives representing District 54 in Bend, Oregon, from 2011 to 2015. He ran for the Republican nomination for United States Senate in 2014.

  12. Chuck Smead

    Chuck Smead
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    athletics competitor
    Biography

    Charles Smead is an American long distance runner, who made his most significant mark on the sport taking second in the Marathon at the 1975 Pan American Games in Mexico City.

  13. Bob L. Beers

    Bob L. Beers
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Bob L. Beers is an American politician who was a member of the Nevada Assembly representing District 21 in Clark County, Nevada. Prior to his election in 2006, he was an author involved in graphic arts and illustration.