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Video Team for 2020 Bonding and Grounding Video Program
Scott Harding began his electrical career as an electrician’s 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, MD.
After leaving RTKL, Scott went to work at F.B. Harding, Inc. an Electrical Contractor where he’s been for the last 34 years. He is 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, 2014, 2017 and 2020 cycles. He served as the panel chairman for the 2023 cycle.
Scott lives in Maryland and is married with two kids
Master Electrician, Instructor, VP of Digital and Technical Training, Mike Holt Enterprises
Brian House is Vice President of Digital and Technical Training at Mike Holt Enterprises, and a Certified Mike Holt Instructor. Brian has worked in the trade since the ‘90s in residential, commercial and industrial settings. He opened a contracting firm in 2003 that designed energy-efficient lighting retrofits, explored “green” biomass generators, and partnered with residential PV companies in addition to traditional electrical installation and service. In 2007, Brian was personally selected by Mike for development and began teaching seminars for Mike Holt Enterprises after being named a Top Gun Presenter in Mike’s Train the Trainer boot camp. Brian travels around the country teaching electricians, instructors, the military personnel, and engineers. His experience in the trenches as an electrical contractor, along with Mike Holt’s instructor training, gives him a teaching style that is practical, straightforward, and refreshing.
Today, as Vice President of Digital and Technical Training at Mike Holt Enterprises, Brian leads the apprenticeship and digital product teams. They create cutting-edge training tools, and partner with in-house and apprenticeship training programs nation-wide to help them reach the next level. He is also part of the content team that helps Mike bring his products to market, assisting in the editing of the textbooks, coordinating the content and illustrations, and assuring the technical accuracy and flow of the information.
Brian is high-energy, with a passion for doing business the right way. He expresses his commitment to the industry and his love for its people in his teaching, working on books, and developing instructional programs and software tools.
Brian and his wife Carissa have shared the joy of their four children and many foster children during 25 years of marriage. When not mentoring youth at work or church, he can be found racing mountain bikes or SCUBA diving with his kids. He’s passionate about helping others and regularly engages with the youth of his community to motivate them into exploring their future.
Master Electrician, Instructor
Jennifer Martin is a third-generation wireman, IBEW Local #112 member that brings enthusiasm and charisma to the formal instruction and application of Electrical Codes and Safety Standards. She has been a vital part of electrical safety leadership within the Department of Energy (DOE) for nearly a decade. She is currently acting as the Chair of the Electrical Safety Task Team (ESTT) for Energy Facility Contractors Group (EFCOG), and is the assigned Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). She manages this workload all the while enjoying life’s most precious gift, her children. With a work/life balance, complemented with world-wide travel, one could say she is an incredibly busy woman.
A master electrician with electrical contractors’ licenses in multiple states, a Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional (CESCP) and IEEE member that adds to her unbridled dedication to the electrical industry. A message to all “WARNING may spontaneously start talking about electrical codes and safety standards”. Through her various industry memberships and representation of building trades there is always an opportunity learning and sharing her passion with others.
Jennifer when offered the opportunity to participate for another edition of Mike Holt’s brilliant series and quite honestly could not refuse. The experience to be a part of this series is an honor, the team remarkably clever, and the time together priceless.
Instructor/Inspector/Chairman CMP-4/IAEI – Eastern Section
Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
James J. Rogers is currently the inspector of wires for the town of Oak Bluffs, MA, the owner/operator of Bay State Inspectional Agency, and an active instructor of the National Electrical Code on a national basis. Jim currently represents IAEI as the principal member and Chairman of CMP-4 and is a principal member of the NFPA 303 committee on boatyards and marinas. He’s the Cape and Islands Chapter delegate and secretary to the Eastern Section, and serves on the Massachusetts Electrical Code Committee and the Massachusetts Electrical Interpretations Committee. Jim also conducts forensic investigations of electrical injury accidents and fire scenes and serves on multiple Underwriter’s Laboratories, Standard Technical Panels representing enforcement.
On a personal note, Jim has been married to his wife Kathy for 40 years. They have two sons; Adam, a Fire Protection Engineer at Georgetown University; and Jeremie, a Police Officer for the Town of West Tisbury. Jeremie is the proud father of Jim and Kathy’s first grandson, Greyson Rogers and granddaughter Lillianna. Adam has two sons Simon and Dean.
When time allows, Jim’s favorite hobby is playing golf and Kathy has now taken up the game as well.
Master Electrician/Instructor/Engineer/Member of CMP-5/NYC Electric Code Committee
Joel Sandel is the president of JRS Consulting with his lovely wife Raizy as the CEO. He manages a team of expert and highly trained electrical engineers who conduct protective device coordination studies and arc flash studies, and design electrical power and fire alarm systems for many large projects. Joel also runs electrical and fire alarm and safety classes, serves on the NYC Electrical Code Committee, serves on the NEC’s Code-Making Panel 5, and is engaged with IEEE standards such as the color books and 1584 standard. He is a Licensed Master Electrician, an OSHA Authorized Safety Instructor, a NYS Licensed Electrical Instructor, and a member of IEEE, NYFAA, NFPA, IAEI, and FBECA.
Joel began his adult life working in his father’s audio company where he learned to solve problems and get things done because as the saying goes, “the show must go on.” That’s where he had the opportunity to work with generators, temporary power, motors, and repairing electrical distribution systems and electronic equipment. Joel worked as a front of house (FOH) sound and systems engineer on several large events which were attended by as many as 35,000 people.
After that, Joel went to work for an electrical contractor in New York City where he worked in the field as a journeyman electrician for many years on residential, commercial, heath care, high-rise buildings, educational and industrial facilities, and retail projects. His duties included installing pipe and wire, large switchgear, electrical infrastructures, and fire alarm systems. He eventually began to do in-house engineering and training for the company to maintain the quality, safety, and code compliance which led him to his next endeavor.
Joel lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and three children. He volunteers on Sundays to play music to entertain the sick and elderly.
Master Electrician, Electrical Engineer, Instructor
Eric Stromberg has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and is a professional engineer. He started in the electrical industry when he was a teenager helping the neighborhood electrician. After high school, and a year of college, Eric worked for a couple of different audio companies, installing sound systems in a variety of locations from small buildings to baseball stadiums. After returning to college he worked as a journeyman wireman for an electrical contractor.
After graduating from the University of Houston, Eric took a job as an electronic technician and installed and serviced life safety systems in high-rise buildings. After seven years he went to work for Dow Chemical as a power distribution engineer. His work with audio systems had made him very sensitive to grounding issues and he took this experience with him into power distribution. Because of this expertise, Eric became one of Dow’s grounding subject matter experts. This is also how Eric met Mike Holt, as Mike was looking for grounding experts for his 2002 Grounding vs. Bonding video.
Eric taught the National Electrical Code for professional engineering exam preparation for over 20 years, and has held continuing education teacher certificates for the states of Texas and New Mexico. He was on the electrical licensing and advisory board for the State of Texas, as well as on their electrician licensing exam board. Eric now consults for a Department of Energy research laboratory in New Mexico, where he’s responsible for the electrical standards as well as assisting the laboratory’s AHJ.
Eric’s oldest daughter lives with her husband in Zurich, Switzerland, where she teaches for an international school. His son served in the Air Force, has a degree in Aviation logistics, and is a pilot and owner of an aerial photography business. His youngest daughter is a singer/songwriter in Los Angeles.
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