DVD Team for 2005 Motor Calculations DVD

Larry Abernathy

Master Electrician/Instructor Ford Motor Company Research and Engineering Dearborn, Michigan

Larry Abernathy entered the U.S. Army after graduating from high school and received training in communications and electronics. He served in Korea, Germany, and three tours in Vietnam, where he was wounded twice. Larry was trained as an Army instructor and taught communications and electronics at the U.S. Army Southeastern Signal School at Fort Gordon, Georgia. He then served an IBEW apprenticeship and became licensed as a journeyman in 1976 and as a master in 1979.

Larry was employed in construction, industrial, commercial, and residential work until becoming the Electrical Inspector for the City of Ypsilanti, Michigan in 1986 with a promotion to Supervisor of Building Inspection in 1988. In 1995, he became employed by the Ford Motor Company and works in the Research and Engineering Center in Dearborn, Michigan. Larry has also taught National Electrical Code update classes. He is married with three grown sons, one of whom is an IBEW journeyman electrician.

Steve Arne

Training Director AETech Electrical Training Center Rapid City, South Dakota www.ElectricianClass.com

Steve Arne has worked as an electrician, electrical contractor, and electrical instructor for 40 years. Nineteen years of his career were spent as a teacher and department head in post-secondary education. Since Steve retired from Western Dakota Tech in 2003, he has provided industry-direct training specializing in continuing education Electrical Code classes and Electrician Exam Preparation classes for Journeyman and Master's level exams.

In 2012, Steve and Deb's son Ryan returned to Rapid City South Dakota to help Steve expand his training business at AETech Electrical Training Center to include a 640 hour full-time pre-employment Apprentice Electrician Training Program. Steve is currently a Board Member of the SD Electrical Commission and serves on the State and Local Chapter Boards of the SD Electrical Council.

Steve worked with Mike Holt as a technical editor and video team participant beginning in 2002, and uses Mike’s books in his classes. He is very thankful to have been associated with an industry leader like Mike who has a real heart to help others and provides excellent training products to help students in the electrical industry.

Steve and his wife Deb live in Rapid City, South Dakota where they’re both active in their church and community, and love to spend time with their children and grandchildren. The highest priority for both of them is putting God first in both their home and business.

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 person’s life and career, and meeting Mike was one of them.

When Ryan isn’t 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.

Chuck Williams

Master Electrician/Instructor North Idaho College Post Falls, Idaho

Chuck Williams resides in Hauser, Idaho with his wife of 33 years. After serving with the U.S. Navy, he worked as a civilian on U.S. Navy aircraft and associated systems for 17 years before relocating to Idaho. He entered the Electrical Apprenticeship program in 1991 at the age of 41. He has worked in Idaho and Washington as a journeyman electrician and electrical administrator, as well as an electrical contractor.

He is in his seventh year as an electrical apprenticeship instructor at the Workforce Training Center, North Idaho College, and also teaches several courses in continuing education for electricians and contractors, including tutoring and electrical exam preparation.

To help fill a shortage of instructors, Chuck began teaching electrical students and instantly fell in love with this aspect of his vocation. He considers the rewards of teaching the most significant experience of his life. “We all contribute to our industry in different ways. Teaching is only one of the many opportunities afforded electricians, as ours is a trade that is constantly evolving and moving forward to utilize new technologies, methods, and equipment. To help others see the opportunities available is a joy and I will never tire of it.”

David A. Williams
Inspector/Instructor Lansing Community College Delta Township Lansing, Michigan
Dave Williams was born and raised in Lake Station, Indiana. In 1974, he started his electrical apprenticeship. Dave relocated to Lansing, Michigan in 1985, working as an electrician at General Motors. He became an Electrical Inspector for the State of Michigan in 1989. Dave left the State of Michigan to inspect for Delta Township over ten years ago in order to be able to teach and to provide better service as an inspector. He has taught National Electrical Code classes at Lansing Community College since 1994 and has provided Code update classes for various groups including the Lansing JATC. He is a member of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors and on the Michigan Chapter Board of Directors since 1993. He is currently the Michigan Chapter President and the Western Section Representative. Dave designed and operates the Web site for the Michigan Chapter at http://IAEI-Michigan.org. Dave and his wife Marie have two adopted children Aaron 2 and Christina 4. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, camping, and golfing.