THE TEAM

 
 
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patrick beal, chief executive officer

Patrick graduated from the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. He has directly overseen millions of dollars' worth of construction and demolition work as a result of his accreditation as a State of Michigan and Ohio Asbestos Abatement Supervisor, Licensed Residential Builder and Asbestos Abatement Trainer. In 2006, Patrick co-founded Beal Incorporated, a Michigan-based demolition contractor. Beal Incorporation has won several awards relating to fast growth, including being listed third in the INC 500 Fastest Growing Companies in America 2010 Edition. Not only does Patrick assure the success of Detroit Training Center as Chief Executive Officer, he instructs onsite at the training facility and also at correctional facilities. Last year, he was honored by Detroit Young Professionals for the Vanguard Awards and Detroit Training Center won the Motor City Match and NEIdeas awards.

 
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jonathan clark, program manager

Jonathan attended the University of Michigan-Flint where he majored in Education. Working in Flint Community Schools and Grand Blanc Community Schools allowed Jonathan to bring a wealth of experience and knowledge in Career Counseling, Advising and Career and Technical Education. Jonathan took on the Flint Residential Renovation - Lead Specialist Program as well as as the Heavy Equipment Operator Training Program to start his campaign here at Detroit Training Center, he now manages and oversees DTC Programs. Whether an employment barrier or a returning citizen rejoining the workforce Jonathan is committed to helping our students obtain their dreams.   

 
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naya, office manager

MarTrenaya has been a part of the DTC team for almost 2 years. With a strong and humble mind, she was able to grow in her career within the company with the help of Marcus, LeeAnne, and Patrick to whom she is grateful to. She started with the interest in Business Administration since working previous supervisor roles. She has plans on pursuing a degree in Accounting and Business. 

 
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Harrison lioce, Business Development Manager

Harrison is an Alabama native and a recent graduate from Xavier University Williams College of Business, where he studied Marketing and Entrepreneurship. He works on everything involving Business Development here at DTC, ranging from Grant Writing to Managing Partnerships and more. He has previously worked for various nonprofits and has a strong inclination towards Workforce Development. Harrison also has a passion for entrepreneurship and joins DTC as a Venture for America fellow, an entrepreneurial fellowship aimed at pairing recent college graduates with startup companies in up and coming cities around the country.


 
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don martin, welding program manager

With 48 years of welding experience, Don has learned that some of the most difficult to train students wind up being the most valuable employees. Don's passion is to match the trained worker with the most valuable job.

 
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chris dauer, cdl Manager

Chris has had his CDL-A license for 11 years and has experience over-the-road--regionally and locally. He has operated in 48 states, primarily in the Midwest, South, Southeast and Southwest--safely with no tickets or accidents. Equipment he has operated include tractor trailers, vans, refrigerated trailers, flatbeds, tankers, doubles, triples, multi-axle equipment, as well as heavy haul. Chris has also worked in safety and recruiting capacity for a former employer. Prior to obtaining his CDL-A, Chris was a corrections officer for the state of South Dakota for a year. He is also an honorary Eagle Scout.

 

Johnny Swift II, heavy equipment and OSHA 500 instructor

Born and raised in Detroit, Johnny is a second generation construction professional. His talents and expertise range from construction practices and applications to heavy equipment and safety. As a dues-paying member of Detroit Laborers Local 1191 and growing up on construction sites, Johnny has developed a unique view of the construction industry "from a workers perspective." He also places the utmost importance on not only "getting the job done," but creating a positive work environment and developing long lasting relationships between the employee and employer.

 

 

 
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jennifer wagh, hr specialist / BookKeeper

Jennifer attended  Slippery Rock University, PA earning her BS in Safety and Environmental Management.   Prior to working at Detroit Training Center as their Human Resource Manager/Bookkeeper, she was the Assistant Safety and Environmental Director at Wendling Quarries located in Dewitt Iowa and was the Cashroom Supervisor/Assistant AP/HR for Centerplate’s Cobo Detroit  location.

 
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Rosalind Rodgers, Administrative Assistant

Rosalind attended Wayne State university where she majored in Psychology. Born and raised in Detroit, Rosalind takes pride in working in the community that she grew up in. She started at DTC in the summer of 2017 as the Receptionist. After 8 months with the company she was promoted to Administrative Assistant. Rosalind is professional, polite and attentive while being accurate. Her willingness to meet each challenge directly makes Rosalind a valuable asset here at the Detroit Training Center.


 
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Andrea Fuertado, First Impressions coordinator

Born and raised in detroit. Studied at Baker community college. An open-minded, friendly and resourceful Team Player with a sound and optimistic outlook on all things in life.I have an excellent ability to communicate comfortably at all levels, therefore ensuring a positive working environment for all members of the team. I have been blessed to have a handsome, healthy and gregarious son that keeps me busy when I’m not at work. I enjoy going to his baseball and soccer games being his number one fan.


 
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Michael Jones, Career Counselor (Welding)

Michael was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and raised in the neighborhood of Schoolcraft on Detroit’s West Side. Michael attended Western Michigan University where he earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership, a B.A in Criminal Justice, as well as a B.A. Sociology. Michael brings 20 years experience in workforce development to the DTC Family. Outside of DTC Michael enjoys a good game of chess and even more than that a great cigar.

 
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Laurie Foss, Career Counselor (CDL)

Laurie recently joined Detroit Training Center as the career counselor for CDL students. Prior to this position, she was a business developer for a non-profit where she helped individuals who have disabilities in their pursuit for meaningful employment. Laurie believes that everyone deserves a chance to earn a living and enrich their lives within a supportive work environment. In her current position, she is busy communicating with CDL students and employers to provide more employment opportunities for Greater Detroit area residents. She has a BA in Communications from the University of Michigan.


 

Matthew Burr, CDL Instructor

Matthew was born and raised in Metro-Detroit. He started at Detroit Training Center as a CDL student and showed great potential. He was recognized by his instructors, and now a year and a half later, he is a full-fledged member of the DTC family. Matthew brings more than his skill and expertise to the table. He brings a positive attitude, and willingness to go the extra mile. Outside of DTC Matthew is an avid hockey fan. He also has a love for cars, video games, and nature. Matthew’s love for travel keeps him on the road as much as he can.

 

Don Thompson, CDL Instructor

Don was born in Detroit and lived in Madison Heights for the rest of his childhood. Don acquired his CDL in 2001 and since then has been racking up experience. He’s operated various forms of commercial vehicles including but not limited to: flatbeds, dry vans, and refrigerated freight. Don brings a passion for instructing to the team here at DTC. Outside of DTC Don likes camping and anything creative. He enjoys welding custom furniture as well as sewing his own upholstery.