DVD Team for Bonding and Grounding (textbook & DVDs), 2017 NEC

Michael Bauerla

Master Electrician
Professional Educator / Prosser Career Education Center

Mike Bauerla is a master electrician and professional educator with over thirty years of experience in the electrical industry. He comes from a family with a heritage in the field and began as an apprentice electrician. He then worked his way up to journeyman, master, estimator, project manager, and is now a contractor. In 2010, he added education as a new era in his career by joining the staff at Prosser Career Education Center in New Albany, Indiana. He teaches first year electrical apprenticeship classes to high school juniors and seniors, along with motors, motor control, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), automation, and of course the NEC.

Mike also is an instructor at the local electrical apprenticeship schools where he teaches apprenticeship and electrical exam preparation classes, and is certified by the state of Kentucky to teach continuing education courses for electrical licenses, which he does monthly.
In addition, Mike is currently a student at Ivy Tech Community College, and is studying for a degree in Industrial Technology with a concentration in electrical. He’s presently anticipating a position in the spring at Ivy Tech as an Adjunct Instructor.

Mike and his wife Nancy are richly blessed with their daughter Madelyn 17, and have enjoyed 28 years of marriage. In his off time, Mike is a musician and plays guitar regularly in the praise and worship team at his church each week. If he’s not working on his passion, the pursuit of education, he’s in church.

Mike Culbreath

Master Electrician, Graphic Illustrator, Mike Holt Enterprises, Inc. Alden, Michigan

Mike Culbreath devoted his career to the electrical industry and worked his way up from apprentice electrician to master electrician. He started in the electrical field doing residential and light commercial construction, and 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, and then passed the exam to receive his Master Electrician's license. ln 1986, with a keen interest in continuing education for electricians, he joined the staff to update material and began illustrating Mike Holt's textbooks and magazine articles.

Mike started with simple hand-drawn diagrams and cut-and-paste graphics. When frustrated by the limitations of that style of illustrating, he took a company computer home to learn how to 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. He's now worked as an illustrator and editor with the company for over 30 years and, as Mike Holt has proudly acknowledged, has helped to transform his words and visions into lifelike graphics.

0riginally from south Florida, Mike now lives in northern lower Michigan where he enjoys hiking, kayaking, photography, gardening, and cooking; but his real passion is his horses.

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

Scott Harding

Master Electrician / Electrical Contractor - CEO, Rockville, MD

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 located in Rockville, MD where he’s been for the last 28 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 as a principle member on NEC Code-Making Panel Number 5 (Grounding and Bonding) working on the revisions to the 2005, 2008, 2011, 2014 and 2017 cycles.

Scott lives in Maryland and is married with two children.

Daniel Brian House

Master Electrician / Instructor
Technical Director - Mike Holt Enterprises

Brian House is a high-energy entrepreneur with a passion for doing business the right way. He’s a licensed unlimited electrical contractor having worked throughout the southeast United States since the 1990s. From single family homes to industrial manufacturing he’s enjoyed experiencing all aspects of the trade. Whether it was service work, designing energy-efficient lighting retrofits, biomass powered generators or installing solar PV systems, Brian has first-hand experience with the ups and downs of electrical contracting and a vision for its future.

Since 2000, Brian has enjoyed teaching at seminars and apprenticeship classes. He joined the Mike Holt video teams in 2010 and in 2014 joined the Mike Holt staff as the technical director. He continues to teach seminars and is actively involved in developing and teaching apprenticeship classes.

Brian and his wife Carissa have shared the joy of four children and many foster children during 19 years of marriage. When not mentoring youth at work or church, he can be found racing mountain bikes with his kids or fly fishing on Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway.

Samuel Rokowski

Electrican Contractor
Electrical Inspector / Plans Examiner

Samuel Rokowski is an outgoing, fun-loving, ambitious individual. His journey in the electrical field started began in 2003 as a JATC apprentice, and then he became a jJourneymean Wwireman. While Wworking at Walt Disney World, Sam has experienced a wide range of electrical installations including Motorsmotors, Mmotor Ccontrol Ccircuits, Ddistribution Ccenters, Transformerstransformers, Sservice work, Rremodeling, and Nnew Cconstruction. He now works as a professional electrical Pplans Eexaminer and Iinspector for the Reedy Creek Improvement District, the Municipality municipality for Walt Disney World, and on the he weekends teaches Electrical electrical Ccontractor exam preparation courses.
Samuel is licensed by the State of Florida as a Licensed Pplans Eexaminer and Iinspector and is certified by the International Code Council and the International Association of Electrical Inspectors as by the State of Florida, and also a Certified Nnational Pplans Eexaminer and Iinspector. by the International Code Council and the International Association of Electrical Inspectors. In addition, Sam He also is a Licensed licensed Eelectrical Ccontractor in Florida, Ohio, Tennessee, Alabama, and is currently working on obtaining licensingbeing licensed in several other Sstates. He i’s also in final stages of being licensed as a Florida Building Code Administrator.
Sam enjoys spending early mornings at the gym with his wife Rachelly, and the evenings relaxing with her and their dogs. Together they work with several ministries in their Parishparish, and keep God as the focal point of their relationship.

Eric Stromberg

Electrical Engineer/Instructor  Los Alamos, NM

Eric is a Professional Engineer with a long background in the electrical industry.  He started as an apprentice electrician and worked his way up to being a journeyman.  After graduating from the University of Houston with a degree in Electrical Engineering, he worked in the life safety field, installing life safety systems in high rise buildings.  He went to work for Dow Chemical where he engineered major industrial systems in several countries, in addition to managing an electrical engineering department and electrical inspection department. 

Eric has also served on the electrical advisory board to the Texas department of licensing and regulation for 8 years, as well as the exam board for electrician licensing.  He has taught exam review courses for the Professional Engineering exam, was a certified continuing education instructor for electrician licensing, as well as taught electrical courses at a local college.  Eric currently teaches Code classes, in New Mexico, for electrician licensing.

Eric's oldest daughter, Ainsley, teaches for an international school in Zurich, Switzerland where she lives with her husband Nathan.  His son Austin served in the Air Force. He is a pilot and the owner of an aerial photography business and is graduating this year with a degree in Aviation logistics.  His youngest daughter, Brieanna, is a singer/songwriter in Austin, Texas.  

Rod Van Wart

Chief Electrician - US Navy Ret.
Electrical Code Official / Instructor / Owner

Rod Van Wart has 50 years of electrical experience and a passion for teaching. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a Chief Electrician. His last tour of duty, at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center, found him as a curriculum developer and an instructor, and during his time there, he taught over 600 students.


After leaving the service Rod became an electrical inspector and ultimately a Certified Building Official. During his tenure as an inspector, he served as the Chair for the development of the International Code Council’s Electrical Certification Exams for Electrical Inspectors having oversight of their 8,000 question bank. Rod’s career path led him to Des Moines, Iowa where he was the Deputy Building Official until he retired in 2010. During that time Governor Chet Culver appointed him to the new Electrical Examining Board. His job was to help in the formation of the state-wide electrical permitting and inspection programs. Through his leadership and direction the State of Iowa holds an A+ rating for its electrical programs.


After his retirement, Rod established the Omega Institute for Continuing Education which provides electrical safety and Code education classes for license renewal in Iowa, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Missouri. This experience led him to provide classes nationwide for NASA, the U.S. Mint, the FAA, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy, Barilla, Caterpillar, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Taylor Commercial Equipment, and BP (British Petroleum) to name a few.

Rod recently sat as Vice Chair under Dennis Neitzel for the development of the IEEE Marine Electrical Safety standards; a document that reflects personal electrical safety for longshoremen and dock workers. He has delivered white papers to National Electrical Testing Association (NETA) on power quality and harmonics as well as battery maintenance and testing issues.


Rod and his wife Tammy, a licensed Journeyman electrician with a Level 1 Instrumentation certification, live in Boone, Iowa, and own a gentleman's farm on small acreage. They have a blended family of two sons and a daughter who is a zookeeper at the Dallas Zoo. They’ve been blessed with seven grandchildren ranging in age from 22 on down to a 10-month-old infant. They love to travel, especially if it can be done while riding their motorcycles.