DVD Team for 2014 Grounding Vs. Bonding, Article 250, DVD


Dennis Carlson
Master Electrician/Electrical Trainer
Rocky Mountain Electrical Training
Steamboat Springs, CO
www.RMETtech.com

Dennis Carlson has been in the electrical trade for over 30 years, and has held the positions of Project Superintendent, Field Engineer, Start-up-Coordinator, General Foreman, Foreman, Journeyman, and Craft Training Manager. Heís certified with NCCER as a Master Trainer, and is a professor for Victoria University, Australia as a Master Trainer. In April 2013, he graduated from Salem International University with a Bachelorís degree in Business Administration.

Dennis is a Master Electrician/Contractor licensed in several states, and a member of NFPA and IAEI. Heís trained thousands of electricians in the last 20 years using Mike Holtís material and has been working with Mike for the last 13 years on his Exam Prep courses.

Dennis and his wife, Cindy, live in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, where theyíre both active in enjoying Godís great outdoors, their church, and the community. They have two children, Brandy, a graphics arts designer who lives in Greeley Colorado, and Josh who is an electrical estimator in Denver Colorado. ďLife is too short to do only one thing so
you have to prepare yourself for the next challenge. Never stop learning and striving to achieve those goals that you have.Ē



Mike Culbreath
Graphic Illustrator,
Mike Holt Enterprises, Inc.
Alden, Michigan

Mike Culbreath devoted his career to the electrical industry and worked his way up from an apprentice electrician to master electrician. He started the electrical field doing residential and light commercial construction. He later did service work and custom electrical installations. While working as a journeyman electrician, he suffered a serious on-the-job knee injury. As part of his rehabilitation, Mike completed courses at Mike Holt Enterprises, Inc. and then passed the exam to receive his Master Electricianís license. In 1986, with a keen interest in continuing education for electricians, he joined the staff to update material and began illustrating Mike Holtís textbooks and magazine articles.

He started with simple hand-drawn diagrams and cut-and-paste graphics. When frustrated by the limitations of that style of illustrations, he took a company computer home to learn how operate some basic computer graphic software. Becoming aware that computer graphics offered a lot of flexibility for creating illustrations, Mike took every computer graphics class and seminar he could to help develop his computer graphic skills. Mike has now worked as an illustrator and editor with the company for over 25 years and, as Mike Holt has proudly acknowledged, has helped to transform his words and visions into lifelike graphics.

Originally from south Florida, Mike now lives in northern lower Michigan where he enjoys kayaking, photography, and cooking, but his real passion is playing with his horses.

Mike loves spending time with his children Dawn and Mac and his grandchildren Jonah and Kieley.



Scott Harding
Electrical Contractor
F.B. Harding, Inc.
Rockville, MD
www.fbharding.com

Scott Harding began his electrical career as an electricianís helper working part time in the family business. After graduating with an Electrical Engineering degree from Clemson
University, he worked as an electrical engineer for RTKL Associates, a large design firm located in Baltimore, Maryland.

After leaving RTKL, Scott went to work at F.B. Harding, Inc. an Electrical Contractor located in Rockville, Maryland where heís been for the last 25 years. Heís a licensed Master Electrician in multiple jurisdictions and is the current President and CEO of F.B. Harding, Inc, making the family business a third generation company. Scott also serves on NEC Code-Making Panel Number 5 (Grounding and Bonding) and worked on the 2005, 2008, 2011, and 2014 cycles.

Scott lives in Maryland and is married with two children.



Mike Holt

Mike Holt worked his way up through the electrical trade. He began as an apprentice electrician and became one of the most recognized experts in the world as it relates to electrical power installations. He has worked as a journeyman electrician, master electrician, and
electrical contractor. Mikeís experience in the real world gives him a unique understanding of how the NEC relates to electrical installations from a practical standpoint. Youíll find his writing style to be direct,
nontechnical, and useful.
Did you know that he didnít finish high school? So if you struggled in high school or if you didnít finish it at all, donít let this get you down, youíre in good company. As a matter of fact, Mike Culbreath, Master Electrician, who produces the finest electrical graphics in the his-
tory of the electrical industry, didnít finish high school either. So two high school dropouts produced the text and graphics in this textbook! However, realizing success depends on oneís continuing pursuit of
education. Mike immediately attained his GED (as did Mike Culbreath) and ultimately attended the University of Miamiís Graduate School for a Masterís degree in Business Administration (MBA).
Mike Holt resides in Central Florida, is the father of seven children, and has many outside interests and activities. Heís a six-time National Barefoot Water-Ski Champion (1988, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, and
2008), has set many national records, has competed in three World Championships (2006, 2008, and 2010) and continues to train and work out year-round so that he can qualify to ski in the 2012 World Barefoot Championships at the age of 61!
What sets him apart from some, is his commitment to living a balanced lifestyle; placing God first, family, career, then self.



Ryan Jackson
Inspector/Instructor
City of Draper, Utah

Ryan Jackson is a combination inspector in the Salt Lake City, Utah, area who began his career as a carpenter while in high school. He began doing electrical work when he was 18 and, at the age of 23, Ryan landed his first job as an electrical inspector and subsequently became certified in building, plumbing, and mechanical inspection (commercial and residential), as well as building and electrical plan review. Two years after becoming an inspector, he was approached by a friend in the area asking him to fill in at an electrical seminar for him. After his first class Ryan was hooked, and is now a highly sought after seminar instructor. He has taught in several states, and loves helping people increase their understanding of the Code.

In 2005, Ryan met Mike Holt in Salt Lake City, and they became friends immediately. He helped Mike with his Understanding the NEC, Volume 2 videos and began editing his books as well. He believes that there are only a small handful of opportunities that change a personís life and career, and meeting Mike was one of them.
When Ryan isnít working, he can often be found in his garage turning wood on his lathe, or in the kitchen where he enjoys wine making. Ryan married his high school sweetheart, Sharie, and they have two beautiful children together: Kaitlynn and Aaron.



Michael Pillarella
Owner, Pillarella School of Electrical
Code & Theory
Assonet, Massachusetts
www.pillarellaschool.com

Mike Pillarella holds a Masterís Degree in Education, a BA in Industrial Arts, and an AA in Electric and Electronics Engineering Technology. He became a Certified Electrical Related & Shop Instructor in the Massachusetts School system. In 1988, Mike established Electrical Contractors, Inc. (EMI) which provides electrical maintenance and installation services in the New England South Shore area.

In 2007, Mike established the proprietary Pillarella School of Electrical Code & Theory. While serving as an electrical inspector, he became increasingly aware of the areas in which more education was needed and structured his curriculum accordingly. His proudest moment as an instructor was when his son, Tim, earned his Masterís licenseóthe first attendee of the school to do so.

Mike holds master licenses in MA, RI, NH, VT and ME, and is an approved CEU provider and OSHA Outreach Construction instructor in these states. Heís President of the Massachusetts Electrical Contractors Association, Bristol Chapter, and President and Education Chairman of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors, Roger Williams Chapter. Mike served for several years as an instructor for the MA Firefightersí Academy teaching Electrical Safety, Fire, and Arson Investigation. He served his community for 17 years as a firefighter, EMT, and finished as Fire Chief.

Mike is extremely proud of his wife, Valerie, and their three children, Amy, Michael and Tim.



Eric Stromberg
Electrical Engineer/Instructor
Stromberg Engineering, Inc.
Los Alamos, NM
www.strombergengineering.com

Eric worked with his tools, as a journeyman electrician, before and during the time he attended college. When he graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1982, he took a job as an electronic technician. Eric became a licensed fire alarm installation superintendent and spent the next seven years installing and maintaining life safety systems in high-rise buildings.

In 1989, he went to work for Dow Chemical, where he designed power distribution systems for world-class industrial facilities. Eric began teaching National Electrical Code classes to engineers in 1997. He received his professional engineering license, for the State of Texas, in 2003 and, in 2005, started Stromberg Engineering.

In 2013, Eric retired from Dow Chemical and now lives in the mountains of Northern New Mexico. Ericís oldest daughter, Ainsley, lives in Boston Massachusetts with her husband Nathan. His son, Austin, is in the Air Force and is stationed at Minot, North Dakota. His youngest daughter, Brieanna, is a singer/songwriter who lives in Austin Texas.