Our Valuable Staff
Jeff graduated from Universal Technical Institute in 1995 with an associate’s degree and entered the Local 66 apprenticeship in 1996. Jeff Served most of his apprenticeship at Olympia Sheet Metal and completed his apprenticeship at Emerald Aire, where he worked into a field foreman position for their service construction division. In 2010, Jeff became the Service Manager at Hermanson Company and grew the service department from 3 technicians to 25 technicians. In June 2016, he became an HVAC instructor for the Western Washington Sheet Metal JATC
Eric began his apprenticeship with Local 99 in 1990 and achieved Journeyman status in 1995. He was a field foreman for Superior Air Handling until March 1998, when he became the Assistant Coordinator for the Western Washington Sheet Metal JATC. He was hired in his current capacity as the Western Washington Sheet Metal JATC Administrative Coordinator in March 2002.
Our Valuable Instructors
JJ began his apprenticeship with Local 16 in Portland, Oregon in the summer of 1998 and completed it in 2003. He started teaching night classes and took instructor training classes with the ITI as soon as he became a journeyman. Over the next several years, he took numerous classes with the International Training Institute, including TAB teaching, OSHA 500, and Service Instructor levels 1 through 4. In 2007, he was hired to be a full-time instructor for Local 66 JATC. JJ has a bachelor’s degree in Labor Education, OSHA Authorized Construction trainer, Fire Life Safety instructor, EPA universal card, and Hoisting/Rigging instructor. He has been married for 14 years and has three children.
Rick began his career with Local 99 in 1980 as a Material Handler while attending Seattle Central Community College, where he took sheet metal layout, and fabrication and welding classes. He started his apprenticeship in 1983 and achieved journeyman status in 1986. He worked at several of the larger sheet Metal Shops for over 25 years and has been a shop foreman, field foreman and special projects foreman throughout his career. He has been a full-time apprentice instructor since 2007.
Kris first joined Local 66 in 1987 as a residential sheet metal apprentice and then started his commercial sheet metal apprenticeship in 1989. He became a Journeymen in 1994. Before completing his apprenticeship, Kris placed first in the local apprenticeship contest and finished in second place at the regional contest. While on the injured list due to an accident, he achieved his Microsoft System Engineer Certification and worked at Microsoft as the network administrator for their HCT lab, testing and developing Windows 98 and 2000. Kris started teaching AutoCAD classes for journeymen and apprentices in 1997. He returned to the trade as full-time as a detailer in 2000. After coordinating and detailing many large budget projects, he became a full-time instructor for Local 66 in 2007. He has been married for 23 years and has two sons, Noah and Caden.
Justin achieved Journeyman status in 1996. After working at US Sheet Metal, he became a full-time instructor in 2015. He has been to Numerous training classes and enjoys teaching the future journeymen of the trade. He loves to hunt and fish in his spare time with his kids.
Born and raised in Enumclaw, Washington, Kevin is the son of a union sheet metal worker. He began working at his family’s HVAC company at a young age and was indentured into Local 66 on December 29, 1997, where I served a five year-apprenticeship. In 2005, his wife and family moved to Reno, Nevada and he worked as an architectural sheet metal worker before moving back in 2011 to return to work at his family’s company. He became a part-time instructor at Local 66 in 2015 and became the full-time SMART Heroes instructor in 2017.
Jason joined local 66 as a service apprentice in 1999, and served the majority of his apprenticeship in commercial construction service. He completed his apprenticeship in and became a commercial service journeyman in 2003. Jason spent the next 15 years preforming commercial HVAC control work, equipment startup and commissioning. In 2018 he accepted a full time instructor position with the JATC in DuPont. Jason has been married for 26 years and has two sons.
Shane started his sheet metal career at Exterior Metals in 1997 then joined the apprenticeship in 2007 he worked in the architectural side of the industry for the majority of his apprenticeship. He completed his apprenticeship with Hermanson company where continued working until he took a full time instructor position in 2018. Shane enjoys hunting and fishing in his spare time and introducing veterans to the sport