Meet Our Team
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
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.
Jerry L. Durham
Jerry has worked as an electrical inspector for Alamance County (NC) as well as an instructor for Alamance Community College (NC). He has also served as a Code Enforcement Officer in Louisville, KY, and taught for the Associated Builders and Contractors Trade School and Independent Electrical Contractors Trade School there as well. Jerry worked as a Master Electrician in Louisville, KY also. Jerry is currently a Level 3 Electrical Inspector in NC as well as an ICC Electrical Inspector. He is also an NCCER Core and Electrical Curriculum certified instructor.
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.
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 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.
Charles R. Miller
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.
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 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.’
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.’
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: 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
Derek Dunaway, CEO
Derek is the CEO for TPC Training / JADE Learning. Derek has previously served as the CEO for three education technology and manufacturing companies including Chalkable, Cyalume, and TechOnLine. Derek brings experience in developing blended learning solutions that combine distinct modalities to maximize training outcomes.
Amy Bonilla, Vice President
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.
Wayne Hodges, Content Manager
Over the span of the last 30 years, Wayne has been involved with many hands-on and leadership roles for training, educational, and technology projects. His training and educational products utilized research-based instructional design leveraging technologies to include; electrical/IT developments, web design, LMS/CMSs, authoring tools/systems, and multimedia development (graphics, Flash, and AV productions). Wayne also has a PMP certification in project management. Interests outside of work include being a musician, using his studio, travelling, and being involved in his church.
Ashley Berfield, Marketing Coordinator
Ashley Berfield has had a passion for Marketing ever since her first internship at her alma mater, NC State University. What Ashley loves most about the marketing world is that it has an ever-changing atmosphere. Originally from Pittsburgh, she loves the Steelers, Primanti Brothers and Gyros from Mike and Tony’s! Outside of work, Ashley enjoys attending local events, exploring parks with her dog, audiobooks, “real” books, and traveling. As a former NCAA track and field runner, she enjoys working out and running but just not as fast!
Naomi Yencich, Continuing Education Manager
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 currently resides in Denver, CO. When not pestering state licensing agencies for approvals, Naomi loves to take long walks with her brilliant husband and feisty 2-year old daughter, enthusiastically celebrate Christmas, eat, and crochet items that are too difficult for her current skill level.
John Scott, Customer Support Specialist
John has been providing awesome customer support to JADE Learning customers since 2018. He has previous customer service experience working with Kitchen Cabinet Distributors and Planet Fitness. He is upbeat, enthusiastic, and looks forward to helping individuals meet their CE requirements.
Elizabeth Fallon, Customer Support Specialist
Elizabeth has been providing awesome customer support to JADE Learning customers since 2018. Her previous customer service experience includes working as temporary support, as a cashier, and as an aide. Elizabeth has a keen attention to detail and works with the states to make sure hours are reported quickly and accurately.
Felicia Ashford, Customer Support Specialist
Felicia has been providing awesome customer support to JADE Learning customers since 2018. Her previous customer service experience includes working as a title clerk, receptionist, and providing support for Blue Cross Blue Shield and AT&T. Felicia is committed to helping customers and providing a positive support experience.
Mark Ruegg, Software Developer
Mark Ruegg has been a part-time software developer with JADE Learning since 2014. He writes code, develops software, and improves systems. Mark spends his free time with his family and likes to dabble in new technologies.
Our Recent History
Led the way in California by becoming one of the first accepted providers of 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.
2015 and 2016:
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.