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The Experts

David Burtt

CEO/President/Instructor

David Burtt has been in the electrical trade since 1978. He has worked as an electrical contractor, maintenance electrician, shop supervisor, and electrical instructor. Mr. Burtt has been teaching continuing education courses on the National Electric Code since 1990. He is currently approved to offer continuing education courses on the National Electric Code in Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. He is a member of the National Fire Protection Association and the International Association of Electrical Inspectors. Mr. Burtt is married and has three grown daughters.

Dick Statham

Instructor

Dick Statham has been in the electrical trade since 1958 when he began work as a helper while in high-school. Since then he has worked as a journeyman, controls technician, electrical contractor, estimator, and project manager. He began teaching National Electrical Code classes part time in 1972 at Mayland Technical Community College in Spruce Pine, N.C. In 1975 he moved to Greensboro, N.C., where he was the department head of the Electrical/Electronic Technology program at Guilford Technical Community College in Jamestown, N.C. from 1975-1995. He has been teaching continuing education courses on the National Electric Code since 1996. He is a member of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors. He is married and has a grown daughter.

Don Hursey

Instructor

Don Hursey retired as the Senior Electrical Inspector for the Durham City/County Inspections Department (NC) in 2010, after 33 years of service. Don is a level 3 Electrical Inspector and holds an Unlimited Electrical Contracting license in North Carolina. He is also a Code panelist for the Ellis Cannady Chapter of the IAEI. In 2004, Don was chosen as the Electrical Instructor of the Year by the NC Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors. He is an Underwriters Laboratories Workshop Instructor, an Underwriters Laboratories Standard Technical Panel member for electrical devices, a certified instructor for the National Center for Construction Education and Research, and an NFPA National Instructor. He is also the recipient of the 2008 North Carolina Electrical Inspector of the year award.

Dennis Bordeaux

Instructor

Dennis Bordeaux retired in 2016 as the Inspections Manager for New Hanover County after 32 years of service. Prior to becoming Inspections Manager, Dennis served as the Chief Electrical Inspector for the county having worked his way up from electrical inspector. While Chief Electrical Inspector he served as chairman of the New Hanover County Board of Examiners of Electricians. Dennis is certified by the NC Code Officials Qualifications Board as a Level 3 Electrical Inspector and holds Level 3 certifications as a Building, Plumbing, and Mechanical Inspector as well. He is a past President of the NC Ellis Cannady Chapter of the IAEI and served on the Chapter's Code Clearing and Legislative Committees for many years. Dennis also serves on various ad hoc committees for the NC State Building Code Council. He has been an active electrical continuing education instructor for 25 years and prior to that taught electrical apprentice and journeyman exam preparation courses for Cape Fear Community College.

John Hauck

Instructor

John Hauck has 40 years of experience in the electrical trade. First licensed in 1976, he worked as an electrician in California for a number of years before becoming an instructor at Long Beach City College in 1989. He is currently a full-time instructor, teaching Electrical Technology to students there. He is also the author of Industrial/Commercial Building Electrical Design, Instructor's Guide: Illustrated Changes to the 2008 National Electrical Code, and Passing the California Electrical Contractor's Exam.

David Herres

Instructor

David Herres is a licensed master electrician in Clarksville, New Hampshire. He has written a number of articles for Electrical Construction and Maintenance magazine and is also the author of 2011 NEC Chapter-by-Chapter, The Electrician's Trade Demystified, and Troubleshooting and Repairing Commercial Electrical Equipment. David also has his own website of articles, tools, tips, and links, called Electrician's Paradise.

Charles R. Miller

Instructor

Charles Miller is an author and instructor that has passed over 40 master electrical exams nationwide. He is the author of "Code In Focus" in Electrical Contractor magazine, and has published a number of references including: The Electrician's Exam Prep Manual, NFPA's Pocket Electrical Reference, and NFPA's Electrical References. He has a wide range of classroom teaching experience including exam prep, electrical contracting, electrical safety, and customized training. He currently teaches classes for Lighthouse Educational Services, NFPA, and JADE Learning.

Harvey Riddle

Instructor

Harvey Riddle is a Regional Operations Manager for a large national security company and primarily manages all of the electronic security systems for a national cellphone company. He has been employed in the security industry since 1980 and has worked as a technician, service manager, Vice President and General Manager at leading edge security companies. He is a graduate of North Carolina State University and is the author of the JADE Learning courses, 'Basics of CCTV Configuration', and 'Access Control.'

Jeff Simpson

Instructor

Jeff Simpson is currently a licensed inspector, licensed electrician, and NEC instructor. He previously supervised the Electrical Inspections Department at the City of Durham, NC. He also previously worked at the City of Peoria in Arizona as a Senior Electrical Inspector and was licensed in Arizona as an electrical contractor. He taught electrical code classes at Glendale Community College and was an instructor for the Independent Electrical Contractors Association. He was on the education committee for the Central Arizona IAEI Chapter and is currently the Continuing Education Coordinator for the Ellis Cannady IAEI Chapter. Jeff is a level 3 electrical inspector and holds 25 certifications through the International Code Council including Master Code Professional. Jeff is also certified as a Master Electrical Inspector through the International Association of Electrical Inspectors.

Jay Slaughterbeck

Instructor

Jay Slaughterbeck is licensed by the North Carolina Alarm Systems Licensing Board and works for Intelligent Access Systems of North Carolina. He has been working in the security industry since 1998 and has experience as an Installation Technician, Estimator, Commercial Security Division Manager, and Sales Engineer. He is the author of the JADE Learning courses, 'Introduction to Network Security Cameras' and 'Advanced Access Control.'

Randy Morris

Instructor

Randy Morris is from Yadkin County, NC, has a Bachelor's Degree in Music and Communications (Radio/TV) from Wake Forest University, where he was Student Engineer and Student Production Manager. He has held an Unlimited General Contractor's license, Electrical Contractor's license, FCC 2nd class engineer's license; and BICSI RCDD, NTS, LAN Specialist, and Installer II. On the computer side, he is a Microsoft Partner, HP and Dell partner, an Apple ACTC engineer, Sun Solaris Admin, RedHat admin, and Security Partners with Meraki, SonicWall, Symantec, and Trend Micro. He is currently IT Director and an Audio-Visual, Broadcast, and Systems Engineer for Strategic Connections, which has offices in Raleigh, Winston-Salem, Charlotte, and Myrtle Beach. He is married and has 3 children and 7 grandchildren.

Bruce Resman

Instructor

Bruce Resman is a project manager for Foster, Jacobs and Johnson in Duluth Minnesota. He is a licensed electrical contractor and has taught electrical classes in community college. He is the author of the JADE Learning course, 'Commercial Blueprint Reading.'

Stephen Pape

Instructor

Stephen Pape is the General Manager and state air conditioning, refrigeration, and master electrical contracting licensee for Pape Air Conditioning Service in DeSoto, Texas. He is active in Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) and is a past Director for the Texas State and North Texas Regional ACCA Chapters. He also has served as the Texas ACCA Legislative Chairman and North Texas Chapter President. Stephen is a 2007 MBA Graduate of Texas A&M in Commerce, Texas. He is the author of the JADE Learning course, 'How to Manage a Contracting Business.'

The Office

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David Burtt

CEO / President / Instructor

David Burtt has been in the electrical trade since 1978. He has worked as an electrical contractor, maintenance electrician, shop supervisor, and electrical instructor. Mr. Burtt has been teaching continuing education courses on the National Electric Code since 1990. He is currently approved to offer continuing education courses on the National Electric Code in Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Dade County, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Maine, Montana, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. He is a member of the National Fire Protection Association and the International Association of Electrical Inspectors. Mr. Burtt is married and has 3 grown daughters.

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Amy Bonilla

General Manager

Amy Bonilla is a UW-Madison Badger who was born and raised in Wisconsin. She began working for JADE Learning when she moved to Raleigh in 2006. She has worked as an instructional designer on courses such as "Introduction to Photovoltaic Systems", "Residential Electrical Inspections", "Advanced Access Control", "Introduction to Network Security Cameras", "Electrical Safety Now", and "Lockout/Tagout". She is a member of the eLearning Guild. Amy works in a number of areas including instructional design, marketing, human resources, administration, and management. In her free time she enjoys the band U2, running, trips to the beach, and spending time with her family.

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Monay Grant

Marketing / Projects

Monay Grant is a marketer and project specialist at JADE Learning. She graduated from NCSU and calls Charlotte, North Carolina home. She has worked for JADE Learning since 2011. She enjoys working with customers and looks for ways to improve the customer support system. She is in charge of creating resolutions for customer requests and developing marketing campaigns. Monay loves to spend time with her boyfriend and family, watch sports, and explore the best shopping malls.

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Andrey Makhanov

Full Stack Software Developer

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Angie Nikolitch

Registrar

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Ivan Torres

Illustrator

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Mark Ruegg

Software Developer