Meet the Planning Team

The following is a team of dedicated individuals who donated hours of time and effort to ensure this conference was the best it could be. Without their help, ideas and inspiration we could not have planned such a great event! A huge thank you for all their work!

Elmer Arter, WA State Department of Labor & Industries

Ann Avary, NW Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology

Mark Beaufait, Finishing Trades Institute Northwest

Ryan Bradt, Puget Sound Electrical Apprenticeship

Marie Bruin, Employment Security Department

Lin Carleton, Construction Center of Excellence

Greg Christiansen, JATC 86 Ironworkers

Kim Davis, NW Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology

Karen Dhaliwal, Bates Technical College

Karen Dove, ANEW

Matthew Erlich, WA State Department of Labor & Industries

Kristi Grassman, Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee

Peter Guzman, WA State Board for Community & Technical Colleges

Evan Hamilton, WA State Department of Labor & Industries

Doug Maclaren, Skill Source

Danny Marshall, WA State Board for Community & Technical Colleges

Kenna May, Spokane Community College

William Montoya, WA State Department of Veterans Affairs

Melinda Nichols, Apprenticeship Expert

Ariele North, British Columbia Industry Training Authority

Shana Peschek, Construction Center of Excellence

Kairie Pierce, WA State Labor Council

Judy Reed, South Seattle College - Georgetown Campus

Jody Robbins, WA State Department of Labor & Industries

Karen White, WA State Labor Council

Diana Wiest, Construction Center of Excellence