Certified Welding Inspector
Certified Welding Educator
Awards & Recognitions
6th Place in the 2003 VICA skills state Welding competition
2015 Kaskaskia College Adjunct Instructor of the Year
Member of the American Welding Society
What are your goals as a teacher at Kaskaskia College? As a teacher here at Kaskaskia College I aim to develop welders that I myself would like to hire into the workforce. To do this I want to instill the importance of superior work ethic and dependability into the students that I teach. Also make them in to the best welders that they can be. When they are done with the program, I want them to be familiar with the newest technology, and be able to use that to become the best welders and employees in the industry. Last I want to be able to be part of not only finding the students jobs in the field, but careers.
How do you inspire your students to learn? I was a rig worker (Welder) in Earth City, Missouri for 15 years at Central Mine Equipment. For 12 of them years I was a Lead Man and ran crews of men in the fabricating and repair of CME drill rigs.