Course Listing - by Instructor

Name Biography
Chris Adams
LaSonya Berry

LaSonya Berry is a dynamic speaker, trainer and consultant that brings a broad range of experience in designing effective, growth-producing organizational development strategies and talent management strategies for companies of all sizes. She has led an operation generating over $50 million annually in revenue and transformed countless employees into high performing human capital as well as experienced managers to leaders.

LaSonya Berry's background is not from long history of business leaders. She grew up in rural South Carolina where the likelihood of success was less likely. She persevered through generational challenges, economic disparities, and her self inflicted limitations. As an overweight child and teenager, she fell to the belief that she was not pretty enough or smart enough. She indulged herself in learning and reading. She not only graduated from high school childless but succeeded in the study of Industrial Engineering at the prominent Clemson University and later received a Master's Degree in Human Resources from the same university.

LaSonya Berry has an exceptional track record of helping businesses and individuals achieve their full potential. A dynamic and award winning leader, she has lent her expertise to a wide array of government agencies, nonprofit organizations and Fortune 500 companies such as IBM and General Electric for over 18 years. Her propensity for achieving significant bottom-line results earned her IBM’s COM Award and the prestigious IBM Leadership Award.


Suzanne Brosche A Georgia Certified Landscape Professional, Suzanne Albright is a degreed landscape designer with nearly 12 years of experience in landscaping and horticulture. Albright’s design style focuses on sustainability and has been praised as inventive and creative. In addition to full-service landscape design and installation, she creates specialty gardens, seasonal color and year-round beauty for homeowners and commercial properties in the Southeast. A graduate of Gwinnett Technical College with a degree in Environmental Horticulture, she has taught horticulture and landscape design. Her education also includes an International MBA.
Carrie Bryant Roy
Leverett Butts
CCI Instructor
Tami Chappell
Molly Child
Sue Davis-Westmoreland Sue is a trainer, coach and business consultant with a proven track record of managing people, programs and projects nationwide. Her expertise as a project manager, consultant and trainer makes her a logical fit in the field of leadership -including problem resolution, root cause analysis, skills analysis, process improvement, project management, conflict resolution, effective communications, emotional IQ and many other leadership courses. Before becoming a consultant/trainer, Sue worked as an Executive Project Manager/Delivery Project Executive at IBM Corporation where she led a team of 250 people in the management of data centers operations, process improvement, human resources, financial management of budgets up to $200 million, client relations, and multiple levels of management.
M. Haydee DeLaFuente-Anderson
Anita Elder
Foster Fitzhugh
Ginger Ford
Matthew Gay
Joe Hall
Richard Henry
Shenykia Jefferson
Sharon Johns
Ricky Kirkland Ricky Kirkland has been a Class 2 Unrestricted Electrical Contractor since 1983. He works with other contractors trying to help resolve issues relating to power quality, grounding and other issues.  He has been teaching Electrical Recertificaton classes for 15 years. He is certified through NABCEP ( North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners ) dealing in solar energy.  He is certified in power quality with AEE, ( Association of Energy Engineers.)  He truly enjoys the electrical trade and would recommend it as a career to anyone.
Colt Mahana
James Marcus
Jackie Martin "Motivation is contagious!" That's what our guest, Jackie Martin believes! It explains why she helps others get fired up at work and at home. For more than 20 years Jackie has provided fun, upbeat and motivational training to small and large organizations across the country. Jackie is the Founder and Chief Motivational officer for her own company. She believes that once each of us becomes focused and motivated we take action, and that action can be so contagious that we become unstoppable. Jackie's passion has always been in the areas of motivation, professional leadership and communication so it made perfect sense when she recently became one of the founding partners and certified Trainers and Coaches for the John Maxwell Group. Jackie's believes our time is valuable, so she wants to make the most of the short time we have together by having some fun! She believes that whether we are learning something personal or technical, when we're enjoying ourselves we are more engaged, take in the information more easily, feel confident to try new skills, and are more likely to use what we just learned when we get back to our jobs.
Scot McEwen Mr. McEwen is a thirty-nine year veteran of the plumbing/mechanical industry. He is the founder and president of Backflow Engineering Group, Inc., the first plumbing company in Georgia dedicated to backflow-prevention.

Mr. McEwen is a Georgia Class II Unrestricted Master Plumber since 1984. He was initially trained as a Certified Backflow-Preventer Assembly Tester in 1985 by the National Environmental Testing and Training Institute with Dr. Richard Palmer, the original trainer & founding member ofTREEO. He has been continuously certified as a tester since 1985. Mr. McEwen is a Certified Backflow-Preventer Assembly Repair Specialist since 1996. He has been a Certified Cross-Connection-Control Surveyor since
1997. He has been manufacturer trained on Watts/Ames, Febco, Wilkins, and Conbraco backflow-preventers. Mr. McEwen has spent his career on cutting edge issues and development with in the industry for five decades to include executing the first under­ ground use (in the United States) of CPVC piping and fittings for a retrofit of domestic piping to eliminate galvanized steel piping below grade on an apartment community. Now this is an accepted practice nationwide, and is listed in most codes. Mr. McEwen has been an instuctor and trainer in backflow-prevention and plumbing since 1984.

In 2015, Mr McEwen founded the National Cross-Connection Control & Hydraulics Training Institute, Inc. The NCCCHTI is a specialty trades training school with a focus on advanced training of technicians, contractors, & engineers in the skilled trades industry.
Judy McHan
Daniel Menacher
Charlie Milstead Charles Milstead is a resourceful, independent, people-oriented Project Management Professional (PMP®), known for his ability to inspire and motivate others. With over 20 years in project management experience Charles possess exceptional skills in project/program management, portfolio management, client management, and process improvement. Charles is currently serving as a master instructor and trainer for the state of Georgia in project management and is highly sought out as a coach and mentor.
Stephanie Nakamura
William Neiheisel
Stacia Pelletier Stacia Pelletier is the author of two novels, Accidents of Providence and The Half Wives, both of which were shortlisted for the Townsend Prize. She holds graduate degrees in religion and historical theology from Emory University, where she currently works as a speechwriter.
Katrina Penland
Ron Putman
Mike Queen
Kayley Ralton
Mike Robertson
Illene Roggensack Illene Roggensack is President of Third Sector Innovations. Illene has been involved in fund raising as an executive director, board member, volunteer and consultant for more than 20 years. This experience is coupled with a Masters of Business Administration (MBA), a BA in journalism and recognition as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CRFE) by the Association of Fund Raising Professionals. As an active volunteer, Illene serves as past president for the Colorado Nonprofit Association and of Citizen Action for Colorado Nonprofits, formed to oppose the 1996 ballot initiative that would have assessed property tax of Colorado nonprofit groups. She is past president for the Grand Junction Lions Club, which hosts the largest one-day fund raiser among Lions Clubs internationally. Illene's expertise is complemented by a team of professionals who can help develop the financial and organizational support vital to your success.
Anita Roush
Ana Belen Sancho Nunez
Elizabeth Sanders
Dave's Safety Service, LLC
Roy Silvers
Lesley Simanton-Coogan
Joan Souders
William Brad Strickland
Portia Taylor With over 15 years of experience working in Human Resource functions, Portia has gained a wealth of HR knowledge throughout her career. Currently, she is a Senior Human Resources Business Partner for Cox Communications. Past experience includes working with Halyard Health,, and Akzo Nobel. Portia has a Professional MBA from Georgia State University and a BBA from Kennesaw State University. She also holds GPHR, PHR, and SHRM-SCP certifications.
Herman Thompson
University Training Partners
Henry Troutman
Lynn Wicker
Larry Winslett
David Zunker