Instructors

Matt Flynn

LIUNA member since 1993. Member of Local 530, Zanesville, Ohio. Matt started at the training center in 2006 and taught the "B" and "C" classes and most of the Safety classes. He is now the senior instructor and teaches majority of the classes that the training center has to offer. Matt has a BS Degree in Exercise Physiology from Ohio University. He has been an ANSI-certified Instructor since June of 2014.

Carl Stevens

LIUNA member since 1985. Carl started at the training center in 2007 and teaches the B classes, which include scaffolding and mason tending, pneumatic tools and demolition burning and some of the Advanced classes such as Scaffold Builder. He also teaches a lot of the safety classes and gas pipeline technology classes. Carl is a member of Local #1216 in Mansfield, Ohio. He is also an ANSI-certified Instructor since June of 2015.

Alvin Murray

LIUNA member since 2004. Instructor since April of 2012. Al has extensive experience as a grade checker. He has held positions as Foreman, and Superintendent. He will be teaching the “A” classes, some of the Safety classes and most of the Advanced courses. He has since become an ANSI-certified Instructor back in June of 2014. Al is a member of Local #500 in Toledo, Ohio.

Andrew McAllister

LIUNA member since 2006. Instructor since April of 2013. Andrew has experience with grade checking, excavation, asphalt (planing, removal, resurfacing, new construction), pipework (storm sewer, under drain), and stonework. His curriculum will be with the “A” classes and Advanced classes. He will also be teaching safety classes and various other classes as needed. Andrew spent 4 years in the United States Marine Corps, and is a member of Local #480 in Sandusky, Ohio. He has been an ANSI-certified Instructor since June of 2015.

Colin Sikon

LIUNA member since 2001 and out of Local #860 in Cleveland. Colin Sikon joined the Instructor staff in November 2013. He brings an extensive background in Bridge construction and demolition as well as time spent as a Carpenter and Mason Tender. Currently, he shares duties as one of the instructors for the “B” classes, Confined Space, majority of the safety classes, and Pressure Pipe. He is an ANSI-certified Instructor since June of 2015.

Dan Davis

LIUNA member since 1993 and from Local #530 in Zanesville. Dan Davis joined the Instructor staff in November 2014. With his wide range of experience in Demolitions, Asbestos Abatement, Gas Pipeline Worker, Concrete Cutting/Placing, and Hazardous Waste, we felt he would be a definite asset to our team. The majority of his time in the Union, has been spent doing Traffic Control Supervisory our Ohio’s highways and byways. Dan will be teaching the “C” classes as well as other Flagging/Traffic Control classes and sharing the duties of all our Safety classes.

Ron Bowling

LIUNA member since 1988 and from Local #265 in Cincinatti. Ron Bowling joined the Instructor staff in January of 2015. Ron will be primarily teaching the “B” classes and help share the duties of our Safety classes. Ron has numerous years of experience in pipework, heavy highway, bridge work, building trades, and line and grade. He has also used GPS on many job sites and of course he has done his share of general construction. With his years of experience doing multiple tasks, Ron also brings with him 13 years of being a Steward for his Local.

Patrick Kokinda

LIUNA member since 2005. Patrick Comes from a family of laborers. His father (retired) and two brothers are all members. He started his construction career with grade checking and heavy highway, later he moved to the fields of abatement and demolition, as well as some time on the gas pipeline. Patrick joined the instructor staff in October of 2016. He will be teaching primarily the "A" series, "B" series, and Environmental classes.

Mike Kadas

Michael has been a LIUNA member since 2008 and became an instructor in February of 2017. He possesses a BA and MS from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Working primarily in the nuclear refuel and modification circuit throughout the United States, he brings a unique perspective to our diverse training staff. While in Cleveland, as a member of Local 310, his experiences include: asbestos abatement, laboring in the salt mines beneath Lake Erie, and steel mill work.

Scott Huck

LIUNA member since 2007, Scott started here at the Training Center back in February of 2017. He has experience in demolition, asbestos abatement, gas pipeline, mason tending, and carpenter tending. He is a current member of Local 639 in Marietta.

Chad Lewis

Chad Lewis, a LIUNA member since 2011, is from Local 83 in Portsmouth, Ohio. A graduate from the apprenticeship program in 2014, he has now joined the training center staff in the fall of 2017. Chad worked several years at the uranium enrichment facility in Piketon, Ohio, and also comes with a wide range of work experience from concrete cutting, grade checking, GPS layout, and installation of underdrain. He has worked in asbestos abatement, lead remediation and hazardous waste fields. Chad has held foreman positions and holds an associates degree in Project Management.

Harvey Jordan

Harvey is a 6 year Navy veteran and part of a family of laborers and veterans. He is a LiUNA member of 8 years out of Local 860 in Cleveland, Ohio. Armed with a B.A. in Organizational Leadership and Sociology from Baldwin Wallace University, Harvey joined the instructor core here at OLTC in December of 2017. He has experience quality control safety, bridge construction/demolition, water treatment plants, heavy and highway, tunneling, landscaping, and site preparation.

Nick Santoro

Anthony Strassell