Meet Our Team

Our Instructors
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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.
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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.

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.

Paul J. Cormier

Paul has been in the electrical trade for over 20 years. He is licensed in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. He has been teaching as a high school vocational education instructor since 2001. He is also an electrical instructor at Worcester Electrician School and previously for Peterson school of Engineering. Paul worked as an electrical apprentice and electrician in Massachusetts before instructing. He is an approved instructor for electrical continuing education in Massachusetts.

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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.

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.

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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.

Don Hursey

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.

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.’
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Jeff Simpson

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 III 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

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.
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.

Who are we?

Our mission: At JADE Learning we are dedicated to providing top quality continuing education and training for working professionals. We pride ourselves on delivering accurate, industry-specific, up-to-date material in engaging and convenient formats.

Our values: Innovation – Respect – Professionalism – Collaboration

2017 Net Promoter Score (NPS): 76.65

 

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Jeff Thomas, CEO

Jeff Thomas has served as CEO of JADE Learning since April, 2016. Jeff has made a career of leading education companies both as CEO as well as a member of the board of directors. He believes strongly in the importance of education, continuous improvement and personal growth. Since coming to JADE Learning, he has focused on content development, improving the user experience and expanding the awareness of JADE Learning.

Jeff has lived in seven states and three foreign countries. He is married and has six children. He is passionate about life enjoying reading, fitness, golf, tennis, wakesurfing, photography and many other outdoor pursuits. He attended Dartmouth College, graduating Magna cum Laude.

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Amy Bonilla, General Manager

Amy has worked at JADE Learning for over a decade, helping to grow the company’s offerings and expand training for Electricians, Electrical Inspectors, Electrical Engineers, Alarm Licensees, 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, and the Green Bay Packers.  Her favorite thing to do when she’s not at the office is spend time with her family.

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Colleen Kraudel, Registrar

Colleen Kraudel has been working in customer service for her entire professional life and is so happy to apply her decade of experience to helping customers achieve their continuing education goals. Her interesting accomplishments include being a nationally ranked baton twirler and an award- winning caterer. She is currently working on finishing certifications in computer programing and business administration so she can better assist customers and also keep up with the ever-evolving world.  When she isn’t sending reports to the State Boards or helping customers reciprocate their credit hours, she fills her time with nerdy pursuits such as reading non-fiction or playing board games and video games.  

Andrey Makhanov, Software Engineer

Andrey Makhanov has been a software developer with JADE Learning since 2016. He moved into computers shortly after graduating from High Point University. At JADE Learning, he crawls around in the software and builds stuff. He was raised in the state of North Carolina. One of his favorite things to eat is Panera Bread. When not in the office, he is often seen wandering.

Our History

2009:
Led the way in California by becoming one of the first accepted providers of electrical continuing education.
CE Provider: 22 states.

2010:
Developed Portal System to customize course offerings for large corporate customers.
CE Provider: 24 states.

2011:
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.

2012:
Expanded continuing education to Electrical Engineers and completed extensive IT infrastructure & virtual computing up-grades.
CE Provider: 34 states.

2013:
Launched Online Electrical Exam Prep for Journeyman and new, mobile-friendly responsive website.
CE Provider: 43 states.

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

2015 and 2016:
We continued to expand our course offerings and grow in existing markets.
CE Provider: 45 states.

2017:
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.