Education: Certificate from the Wisconsin Technical College System 442 Teacher of Welding; Certificate of Training/Motivational Interviewing Skills from Wisconsin Community Service; American Welding Society Instructors Institute; Welding Maintenance and Fabrication Diploma from Gateway Technical College; Preparation for (CWI/CWE) examination from Hobart Institute of Welding Technology. Certifications in D1.1 FCAW-G, D1.1 SMAW, D1.1 GMAW, D1.1 FCAW-S, D1.2 Alum from the American Welding Society; Certifications in FCAW, SMAW, GMAW from the State of Wisconsin.
Professional experience: Welding Instructor for Blackhawk Technical College; Certified Welding Instructor for Steelwind Industries Inc., Certified Welding Inspector for A.R.K. Welding Inspection Services; Adjunct Welding Instructor for Gateway Technical College; Welding Instructor for Wisconsin Community Service, Owner/Operator for KTSI; Welder/Fabricator for Multi Metals Products Corp.; Welder/Fabricator for DL&F Co. Inc.
Awards and Community Service: 2011-12 American Welding Society Certified Welding Inspector of the Year; 2010-11 American Welding Society District 12 Educator of the Year; 2010-11 American Welding Society Section Chairman Recognition Award; 2009-10 American Welding Society Section Chairman Recognition Award; 2008-09 American Welding Society Private Sector Welding Inspector Award; 2007-08 American Welding Society Section Chairman Recognition Award