|Thank You Video Team!
you to all the video team members who took time out of
their busy schedules to participate in the live recording
of my 2005 Understanding the NEC, Volume 1 video. Your
insight and interest in this project has contributed to
the end result; an outstanding program which we can all
take pride in. I hope to have the pleasure of working
with all of you again.
Technical Editorial Director,
Mike Holt Enterprises, Inc.
Arne Electro Tech,
Rapid City, South Dakota
Steve Arne has
been involved in the electrical industry since 1974, working in
various positions from electrician to full-time instructor and
department chair in technical post secondary education. He has
a Bachelor's Degree in Technical Education and a Master's Degree
in Administrative Studies with a human resources emphasis. Licenses
held by Steve include Electrical Master, Electrical Inspector,
Electrical Contractor, and Real Estate Home Inspector. He is a
board member of the Black Hills Chapter of the SD Electrical Council
and a member of the SD Real Estate Task Force on Home Inspection.
He also enjoys developing his own Websites.
Steve and his
lovely wife Deb have celebrated over 32 years of marriage in Rapid
City, South Dakota where they are both active in their church
and community. They have two grown children and five grandchildren.
Tarry L. Baker
Code Compliance Officer
Broward County Board of
Rules & Appeals
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Tarry has been
the Chief Electrical Code Compliance Officer for the Broward County
Board of Rules and Appeals (Florida) for the last twelve years,
standardizing enforcement in 30 municipalities and the unincorporated
area of Broward County. He has served on the Electrical Technical
Committee to the Board of Rules and Appeals for over ten years,
and as an advisor to the committee for nine years. He has been
a member of National Electrical Code (NEC) Code-Making Panel-13
of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) since 2000
for the 2002 & 2005 NEC. He helped develop the NFPA &
IAEI National Certified Residential Electrical Inspector and Master
Electrical Inspector examinations. Tarry is currently a member
of the Electrical/Alarms Technical Advisory Committee to the Florida
Building Commission, and a former member of the Education, Disciple,
and Licensing Work Group for the Governor's Building Code Study
Commission for the State of Florida.
Tarry has been
married to his wife Beckie for 34 years. They have twin daughters
and two grandchildren.
Mike Holt Enterprises, Inc.
devoted his career to the electrical industry and worked his way
up from an apprentice electrician to master electrician. While
working as a journeyman electrician, he suffered a serious on-the-job
knee injury. With a keen interest in continuing education for
electricians, and as part of his rehabilitation program, he completed
courses at Mike Holt Enterprises, Inc. and then passed the exam
to receive his Master Electrician's license.
In 1986, after
attending classes at Mike Holt Enterprises, he joined the staff
to update material and later studied computer graphics and began
illustrating Mike Holt's textbooks and magazine articles. He's
worked with Mike Holt Enterprises for over 15 years and, as Mike
Holt has proudly acknowledged, has helped to transform his words
and visions into lifelike graphics.
resides in northern Michigan with his wife Toni, and two children:
Dawn and Mac. He is helping Toni fulfill her dream by helping
her develop and build a quality horse boarding, training, and
teaching facility. Mike enjoys working with children by volunteering
as a leader for a 4-H archery club and assisting with the local
4-H horse club. He also enjoys fishing, gardening, and cooking.
City of Little Rock
Little Rock, Arkansas
is currently an Electrical Inspector for the City of Little Rock,
Arkansas. He is also an Electrical Instructor for the Arkansas
Electrical Apprenticeship Program and a member of the International
Association of Electrical Inspectors.
Before becoming an Inspector, Charles worked for 25 years in the
commercial electrical trade, mostly as a supervisor over large
jobs such as hospitals, high rise construction, hotels, and schools.
been married to his wife Meryl for 28 years. They have raised
three sons and one daughter and now have one grand-daughter who
is two years old.
been a leader in a church youth scouting organization called the
Royal Rangers for 20 years, reaching, teaching, and keeping boys
for Christ! Charles feels it is better to build men than to repair
Lynn E. Palmer
State of California
his career as an electrician in 1979, became a licensed Electrical
Contractor in 1985, and owned and operated L & B Palmer Electric.
He later went to work as an Electrical Inspector for the County
of Sacramento. Lynn is a member of the International Association
of Electrical Inspectors, Sacramento Valley Chapter, where he
also served as Chairman, and was a member of IBEW Local 340 Sacramento.
Lynn has taught
a variety of apprenticeship, journeyman and Code training classes.
Lynn currently teaches in the Building Inspection Technology Program
at Cosumnes River College in Sacramento. After working for the
County of Sacramento for 10 years, he went to work for the State
of California as a Construction Supervisor.
resides in Elk Grove, California, with his wife Brenda and two
children, Christopher and Jennifer.
North Central Kansas
an electronics program at a trade school immediately after high
school. He started his career in the consumer electronics industry
servicing electronic products. Ray and partner Randy Paxson started
their own electrical contracting business. As contractors, their
company did all types of wiring: residential, commercial, and
After 10 years
in the contracting business, he began teach electricity at North
Central Kansas Technical College. Ray is a licensed Professional
Engineer and a licensed Master Electrician and is currently department
chair in the Electrical Technology Department at North Central
Kansas Area Vocational Technical College (NCKAVTC) in Beloit,
Kansas. Ray gets a great deal of satisfaction from teaching and
seeing students succeed. Ray is currently working on a Masters
Ray and his
wife Ilene enjoy traveling and restoring antique jukeboxes in
their spare time.