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Joyce Anderson, MS, CIH a Certified Industrial Hygienist with over 35 years of experience in the environmental health and safety profession. Joyce currently owns and operates Compliance Specialties, Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in industrial hygiene and OSHA related matters. Her experience includes over ten years as a compliance officer for the USDOL – OSHA. She also holds a graduate specialization in online learning and innovation. With her regulatory experience, her RMEC – OSHA classes a unique opportunity for students to explore the health and safety field by creating a highly interactive setting and by providing a real life and case study examples to evaluate and discuss. She has been pat of the Rocky Mountain Education Center team since 1994.

Shawn Armstrong has 30 years in the fire service including 20 years as a Hazardous Materials Technician. Mr. Armstrong has been an instructor for the RMEC since 2000. Shawn brings real world experiences to the classroom showing students problems that can be encountered in the workplace and how to solve those problems. He also holds an A.S. in Fire Science.

Dustin Austin is a Safety Consultant and Instructor for the North Dakota Safety  Council, a private non-profit safety  organization. With 15 years of safety experience, he recently served as an EHS Director in the  Bakken Field. As the former Chairperson and founding member of the MonDaks Safety Network,  an association for Safety Professionals in the Oil and Gas Industry, Dustin was a key organizer for the North Dakota Stand Down for Oil and Gas as well as the National Stand  Down for Oil and Gas. His recent experience in the industry provides up to date  information on this rapidly changing industry.

Cynthia E. Braun, CSP, CET, CHMM provides health and safety training & consulting services around the country in the general and construction industries. She assists companies to: build/audit safety management systems, develop OSHA compliant programs, conduct mock OSHA inspections, develop/deliver customized safety training, enhance safety communications, and conduct incident investigations. Clients include: military, federal/state/municipal agencies, manufacturing, ski resorts, heavy construction & trades.  FUN FACT: She has competed in triathlons for 38 years.

Seth Calkins, CSP, owner of Elite Safety Solutions and Certified Safety Professional, is a trainer, adjunct professor at the University of Colorado, and safety and health consultant with over 19 years of safety and health experience and a passion for teaching.  He has worked in a wide variety of environments including manufacturing, asbestos abatement, pharmaceuticals, construction (both residential and commercial) and oil and gas.  Seth is a former OSHA compliance officer and Safety Team Leader at the Suncor Refinery where he was not only a HAZMAT Technician and Industrial Firefighter, he was also responsible for safety, industrial hygiene, the Emergency Response and Contractor Safety.  He brings an incredible diversity and a deep level of safety and health work-experience to the table. 

Agnes Talamantez Carroll is a bilingual trainer and has  over 13 years’ experience as an OSHA Outreach Trainer in the Construction  Industry at RMEC. She has experience in vertical and horizontal construction  and has done work for major projects such as TREX, and the Denver Transit  Partners training partners and constructors in OSHA 10, 30 and Hazwoper  classes. Additionally, she has worked in Safety and Health in the Renewable  Energy industry developing curriculum and training. She also has been has been  an instructor of business conversational Spanish at RMEC 2001, including  construction Spanish.

Phil Currance has more than 36 years of  firefighter, hazardous materials response, paramedic and hazardous materials  emergency response training/consulting experience. Phil has worked as an Adjunct  Instructor with the Community College System of Colorado since 1986. He also  served for 15 years with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the  Department of Homeland Security as the deputy commander of the Colorado  Disaster Medical Assistance Team and  the U.S. National Medical Response Team for Weapons of Mass Destruction -  Central Taskforce. He currently is the owner of a consulting firm that specializes  in Emergency Preparedness for Heath Care organizations.

Jolene Donahue works in both the Private and Public Sector and promotes OSHA compliance while substantially reducing workers’ compensation injuries and costs. As an instructor at OSHA’s Region VIII training center, an OSHA Outreach Trainer and Certified Safety and Health Specialist, she brings a unique balance of fun and hands-on, actual experience to her clients that makes regulatory compliance easy.  Jolene has been called as a panel expert many times for prestigious conferences (CUPA-HR, AIHA,ASSE, RMEC), provided radio and television interviews, serves as an OSHA Compliance Subject Matter expert (SME) for numerous committees including those established by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). She has been featured in articles published by NIOSH, the ASSE and She has presented to the Safety Committee at Denver International Airport, along with many other prestigious clients.She works closely with CDPHE, NIOSH and the Department of Agriculture. Her work has been approved by the State of Colorado's Attorney General and she is frequently called as an OSHA SME due to her outstanding reputation for thorough and energetic compliance.

George B. Flynn, MS, CIH is the owner ofOSHAssist, LLC, a consultingfirm providing comprehensive OSHA compliance assessment and assistance services. For 30yearshe worked for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in a variety of positions, including; Senior Industrial Hygiene Compliance Officer, Compliance Assistance Specialist and Assistant Area Director. George is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) with a Master of Science degree in Environmental Sciences.

Tom Gore, ASP has over twenty years of EHS management and training experience and has been an instructor at RMEC since 2005. He has a regulatory background and work experience on Superfund sites and emergency responses, with and for the EPA. Tom has authored several instructional and regulatory field guides, including for Montana DEQ & WYDOT. His construction site photography is sought after and graces many industry manuals, and handbooks.

Joe Hall has 27 years’ experience in the field of Building Science, starting out as a weatherization field installation technician with prior building trades experience. Currently is a Contract Trainer, Consultant, and Subject Matter Expert, for private industry, community college and governmental entities. Positions held in the past are Energy Auditor, Crew leader, Supervisor and Furnace Technician, as well as Training Director. I am an OSHA Outreach instructor for General Industry and Construction as well as Building Performance Institute Proctor, certifying individuals for the Home performance industry. Mr. Hall has also been an assessor for IREC and ANCI ensuring institutions provide quality training.  Inspiring and showing others how to safely and effectively diagnose and resolve energy, comfort and building durability issues is Joe's passion.

Gary Lietz Ed.D., CSP is the owner of G.S. Lietz and Associates, LLC, a comprehensive safety and health consultation resource. He has 30 years of experience working for the U.S. Department of Energy in occupational safety and technical training and has multiple degrees in Education, Occupational Safety and an Ed.D. in Safety Education. In addition, Gary is a committee member of ANSI/ASSP Z490.1 Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health and Environmental Training and ANSI/ASSP Z490.2 Accepted Practices for E-Learning in Safety, Health and Environmental Training.

Lane Miller is  the owner of Work Site Safety Inc. Lane has over 14 years of combined  experience in the Oil and Gas and Construction industries.  Safety is his life and passion.  He has spent the last 10 years helping to  develop policies, procedures, and training for employers and employees alike.  He has endeavored and made it his mission in life, to teach and lead them to an  understanding of how not to die, or become injured in the work place.  With his combined workplace experience,  enthusiasm, and skill sets, Lane illustrates safety to individuals, and communicates  it to them in a way they can all relate to. 

Scott Olson  is the owner of Altitude Training Associates, LLC which he established in 1995. He is an authorized OSHA instructor and teaches storm water management certification programs across the western United States. In 2020, he adapted his curriculum for instructor led, on line delivery.  He chaired the Environmental & Safety Technology Department at Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) and Directed the Colorado Environmental Training Center. As faculty, Mr. Olson taught in the Environmental Compliance degree program for eight years and developed the state accredited curriculum. 

Dale Robinson has been an Instructor at the Rocky Mountain Education Center since 2002. He is recognized as subject matter expert (SME) in occupational safety and health. Dale has developed safety training programs for the construction, general and petroleum industries. He is an internationally renowned safety and health consultant and master instructor trainer, and professional motivational speaker. He brings 44 years of occupational work and safety experience from a diverse group of industries. His passion is educating people on how to live a fuller and happier life in an occupational setting through personal life experiences and stories along with the understanding and application of occupational safety standards that are designed to keep people safe.