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Dennis Bordeaux

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.
Instructor: 2016-2018
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David Burtt

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. JADE Learning Instructor: 1996-2017

Instructor Mike Caudle

Michael Caudle

Michael has been in the electrical trades and code enforcement for over 30 years.  This includes 23 years working with Cabarrus County Code Enforcement and Building Plan Review where he has been Chief Electrical Inspector since 2000.  In 2015 he became a Codes facilitator and plans examiner.  He has also worked 6 years with Cabarrus County Schools Electrical Maintenance and 2 years with UNC-Charlotte Electrical Maintenance, as well as taught for Rowan Community College.  Michael has extensive knowledge of the NEC, electrical controls, fire and burglar alarms, as well as blueprint reading.  He is also highly experienced with technical documentation, building plans, state building codes, and solar installations.  He is currently licensed by the NC Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors and is a Certified Level III inspector for NC Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Building, and Fire.  He is also ICC-certified for Electrical and Mechanical.

Robert Clukey

Robert has worked in the industry for quite some time and has electrical licenses in a number of states.  He worked as a self-employed electrician for a number of years before turning to teaching in 2007.

TPC Training, JADE Learning Instructor

Electrical Instructor: 2019-Present


Jerry L. Durham

Jerry previously served the state of North Carolina as a Level III electrical inspector and provided state-approved electrical training for electrical inspectors at both Alamance County and Guilford County (NC) Community Colleges. Jerry taught the Kentucky state-approved four-year electrical apprenticeship programs offered by the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) Trade School and Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Trade School, and served the state of Kentucky as a Master Electrician and Louisville Metro Code Enforcement Officer. Jerry is a Certified Distance Education Instructor (CDEI) and NCCER Core and Electrical Curriculum certified instructor. Jerry currently holds North Carolina and ICC electrical inspector accreditations and is recognized by the state of Washington as an approved electrical administrator.

Leo Eden

Leo Eden

Leo Eden’s electrical knowledge started 46 years ago in 1972 as an apprentice electrician.  Leo is currently employed at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in Los Alamos, New Mexico. He started at LANL 20 years ago as an electrical engineer until LANL needed his services more in project management. This transition is not uncommon to Leo. In fact, since he graded in 1984 from the University of New Mexico, in Albuquerque, NM, with a bachelor’s in electrical engineering he has worked for three main employers. First approximately four years with an architect and engineering firm in Albuquerque, NM, named Leedshill-Herkenhoff. Then he moved to a design-built company in Albuquerque, NM, called EG&G Special Projects, he remained there for 10 years working around the world then moved to LANL. Leo attributes his formal bachelor of science in electrical engineering and later a master of science in management as getting his foot in the door with employers but each of the three employers above transitioned Leo into project management within a couple years of employment. Leo acquired his journeymen electrician’s licenses in NM in 1976 after completing a four-year apprenticeship program and is a master electrician in Colorado. In addition, Leo is a registered, professional engineer in NM and CO; and holds certifications as a project management professional from the Project Management Institute and a physical security professional from ASIS International.

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Wesley Gubitz

Wes is currently a lead instructor at Cape Fear Community College. Prior to that, he also worked as an instructor at Roanoke-Chowan Community College. He has also worked as a Plant Electrician, a Field Service Electrician, and a Production Engineer. Wes currently holds a limited electrical contractors license in North Carolina.

Electrical Instructor: 2015-Present

John Hauck

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.

Reggie Hucks

Reggie is an Inspection Services Administrator for High Point, NC.  He has also served as the Code Administrator for Brunswick County and is a Level 3 Mechanical, Building, and Plumbing Inspector.  He also is a certified mechanical contractor in North Carolina.

Don Hursey

Don was an electrical inspector that worked for the state for many years.  He taught in-person classroom courses in North Carolina. Electrical Instructor: 2009-2017

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David Herres

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.

Robert Key

Robert is currently the Director of Inspections in Alamance County, NC.  Prior to that, he worked as the Chief Building Inspector in Chapel Hill and a Code Enforcement Officer in Person County.  Robert also has experience teaching at the community college level.

Electrical Instructor: 2018-Present

Garnet Menough

Garnet is a licensed electrical contractor in the state of Ohio.  He worked as a maintenance technician, an owner of an electrical company, and a lead electrician before turning to teaching.

TPC Training, JADE Learning Instructor

Electrical Instructor: 2019-Present

Charles R. Miller

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.

Randy Morris

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.

Instructor Gary Mullis

Gary Mullis

Gary has worked in the electrical trade for over 35 years.  He is currently an Electrical Code Administrator for Mecklenburg County in North Carolina.  He has also served the county as a Code Enforcement Manager, an Inspections Supervisor, a Plans Examiner, and an Electrical Inspector.  Gary has also spent time instructing electrical classes at Central Piedmont Community College, and has worked in the trade as an Electrician, Foreman, Project Supervisor, Electrical Contractor, and General Contractor.   He is currently certified as an NC Electrical Inspector, Level III.

Stephen Pape

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.’

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Tim Pull

Tim Pull is an electrical trainer and instructor for exam prep and continuing education. Previously he has worked as an Associate Professor at the ND State College of Science and has over 30 years of experience in the electrical industry.

Bruce Resman

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.’

Harvey Riddle

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.’ JADE Learning Instructor: 2002-2017

Jeff Simpson

Electrical Instructor: 2014-2016

Jay Slaughterbeck

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.’

Dick Statham

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. Electrical Instructor: 2005-2014

Ralph Stevens

Ralph Stevens is JADE Learning’s resident water Subject Matter Expert, licensed in California, Nevada and Arizona as a Grade 3 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator. Ralph has worked in wastewater for almost 50 years, starting as an operator in a wastewater treatment plant and serving most recently as the Maintenance Reliability Supervisor for the Clark County Water Reclamation District. He is a certified Class Trainer for the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) and has served as the Operations and Maintenance Chairperson for the same organization. He has won a number of awards for his work, including CWEA Electrical and Instrumentation Person of the Year (2015), Safety Plant of the Year (2017), and the WEF Burke Safety Award (2019). Ralph goes out of his way to help and protect staff and the environment.

Instructor Ben Wesley

Benjamen Wesley

Ben is currently an electrical inspector (Level III) and a mechanical inspector (Level I) for the town of Cary in Cary, North Carolina.  He has also worked as an electrical inspector for the city of Durham, NC.  He has worked on a number of large commercial electrical projects for Starr Electric, Bryant-Durham Electric, and Wayne J. Griffin Electric.  He is currently licensed by the NC Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors and holds ICC certifications for Residential Electrical Inspector, Commercial Electrical Inspector, Plans Examiner, and Electrical Inspector.  Ben also holds an IAEI Master Electrical Inspector Certification and is the recipient of the NCBEEC 2020 Instructor of the Year Award.

Daryl Wolfram

Daryl is a production coordinator and general manager at Electrical Accents.  He is currently licensed as an electrical contractor in the state of Ohio.

Electrical Instructor: 2019-Present

Who are we?

Our mission:  We make individuals and organizations safe, knowledgeable, and more efficient by providing education, training, and workforce management solutions through practical business consulting and advanced technology platforms.

Our values:  Collaboration, Hunger, Integrity, Attitude

Collaboration:  We believe in teamwork and partnering to solve problems and continuously make improvements.  Teamwork makes the dream work!

Hunger: We do more, want more, and are always looking for the next opportunity. We are hungry to grow, and we are hungry for tacos, pies, cookies…the list goes on and on.

Integrity: We are transparent, honest, and ethical in all our interactions with employees, clients, consumers, vendors, and the public.  Once, we didn’t order enough food for everybody at the office party.  We fessed up, but … Awkward.

Attitude: We believe in the power of a positive, can-do attitude; we are open to change and innovation.  We have a commitment to the company and a daily focus on helping our customers solve problems.  Like Walter said, “For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.”

2018 Net Promoter Score (NPS): 71.39


Amy Bonilla, Vice President

Amy has worked at JADE Learning for over 16 years, helping to grow the company’s offerings and expand training for Electricians, Electrical Inspectors, Electrical Engineers, HVACR contractors, Alarm Licensees, Water Operators, and apprentices preparing for their electrical exams.

Her mission is to introduce new training and improve current course materials while continuing to offer the same great service JADE Learning is known for.  A Badger at heart, Amy was born and raised in Wisconsin and graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.  She loves reading and writing, cheese, the outdoors,  the Green Bay Packers, and the Carolina Hurricanes. Her favorite thing to do when she’s not working is spend time with her family.

Naomi Yencich, Compliance Specialist

Naomi has found her way into administrative work after a string of more stressful careers, including driving aircraft carriers as an Officer in the US Navy and managing a Marriott resort. She is thrilled to be putting her OCD to good use in the continuing education field. Originally from Buffalo, NY, she graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN and after some time in Colorado, now resides again in TN.  When not pestering state licensing agencies for approvals, Naomi loves to take long walks with her brilliant husband and feisty  daughter, enthusiastically celebrate Christmas, eat, and crochet items that are too difficult for her current skill level.

Ellen Musser, Customer Support Specialist

Rachel Tyson, Customer Support Specialist

Our Recent History

Led the way in California by becoming one of the first accepted providers of online electrical continuing education.
CE Provider: 22 states.

Developed Portal System to customize course offerings for large corporate customers.
CE Provider: 24 states.

Expanded continuing education to Electrical Inspectors in selected states. Launched See What Others are Saying System which allows users to see exchanges between other users and instructors.

Expanded continuing education to Electrical Engineers and completed extensive IT infrastructure & virtual computing up-grades.
CE Provider: 34 states.

Launched Online Electrical Exam Prep for Journeyman and new, mobile-friendly responsive website.
CE Provider: 43 states.

Launched Classroom Electrical Exam Prep for North Carolina as well as 2014 NEC Changes courses nationwide.
CE Provider: 44 states.

We continued to expand our course offerings and grow in existing markets.
CE Provider: 45 states.

Became first approved provider of online electrical continuing education in Massachusetts.  Also became one of the first approved online providers in Iowa and Nebraska.  Launched 2017 NEC Changes courses nationwide.
CE Provider: 46 states.

JADE Learning joins forces with TPC Training to become part of the total training solution for licensed and working professionals nationwide.  JADE Learning also joins forces with National Environmental Trainers to offer OSHA and HAZWOPER training.
CE Provider: 47 states.

JADE Learning launches continuing education for water operators.
CE Provider: 48 states.

JADE Learning launches 2020 NEC Changes and expands continuing education for water operators.
CE Provider: 50 states.

JADE Learning launches 2023 NEC Changes and partners with another provider to offer additional continuing education for water operators.