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 won the Motor City Match and NEIdeas awards.

 
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marcus jones, president

Marcus is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a Master of Science – Environmental Policy and Masters of Urban Planning degrees. His previous experience is in real estate and green building, with 10+ years of experience in both residential and commercial real estate, serving as a real estate and green building consultant. He also holds a LEED Green Associates Certification, demonstrating his knowledge of sustainable construction. He currently serves on the board for the Green Schools Committee for the Detroit Regional Chapter at the U.S. Green Building Council. His previous position was with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council.

 

leeanne ossieran, director of student affairs

LeeAnne has extensive experience in workforce development programs and has worked with various programs that support skill development and training for residents of Detroit and the surrounding area. Not only does LeeAnne assist with program implementation, she also meets with current and potential students to counsel and assist in their training endeavors. Whether it be an employment barrier or a returning citizen rejoining the workforce - she ensures that all student needs are met and understands the value of a potential program participant visiting the facility for the first time! Prior to joining the Detroit Training Center, LeeAnne was a Case Manager and Educational Coordinator for the Earn and Learn Program at ACCESS, where she provided initial career advising and educational counseling to program participants. LeeAnne is currently working on her B.S in Psychology and Special Education at Eastern Michigan University.

 
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tom mueller, cdl program manager

Tom oversees all operations of DTC's CDL program. He ensures our instructors and program participants are set up for success. Tom is a certified CDL trainer by the State of Michigan. He has been a truck driver for 12+ years and an instructor for over 5. Before becoming an instructor, he delivered cylinder gas and was an over- the-road driver for 8+ years with various trucking companies. Tom has also served our country in the U.S. Coast Guard for 10 years. In Tom's spare time he is a bicyclist and photographer. 

 
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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.

 

stephanie vomvolakis, business services manager

Stephanie is a Flint native enthusiastically bringing her talents for employment solutions to the Detroit Training Center. She has a wealth of knowledge spanning business management, workforce development, executive level communications and marketing. Having worked with both job seekers and employers Stephanie knows how to hire the best talent and how to market the host of skills and industry certifications DTC's student trainees have to offer. With her experience in the corporate, nonprofit and government sectors she has forged relationships with people across many organizations making her an asset to the success of DTC.

 

 
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samantha ogletree, marketing & communications coordinator

Sam graduated cum laude with Bachelor's degrees in Mass Media Arts and Film Studies from the University of Georgia. She has an extensive background in film production, having worked in Los Angeles, Missouri, Atlanta, and Detroit on feature films including Transformers 5 and Treehouse. She has received the Twentieth Century Fox Scholarship Award. After moving to Michigan in 2015, she established herself as a freelance photographer, videographer, and designer--eventually becoming sole proprietor of Sam O. Photo. She is on the Executive Team of the Detroit Young Professionals as a Webmaster and leads the marketing and communications department for DTC. In addition to managing social media and producing photo/video content for the training center, she has designed marketing materials, advertisements, and the winning pitch deck for DTC's Demo Day award. She also designed and maintains the website.

 
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martrenaya carter, 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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chris dauer, cdl instructor

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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nikeya robb, case manager

 

 
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sharita walker, data entry specialist

Sharita is pursuing a degree in Paralegal Studies. She's previously been employed in the medical field as a Medical Biller and Coder. She brings to DTC a variety of experience with over 10 years of reception skills and 2 years of office management in the Office of the Auditor General for the City of Detroit. Sharita feels that of all the skills she possesses, her data entry skills make her a great asset for Detroit Training Center.

 
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eric eramo, public relations associate

Eric is responsible for working with Graduate Profiles, content writing, and new media--including video and photography to press releases. Eric is a 24 year old Indiana University Alumni. He has a passion for film, photography and writing. When he is not working on his own projects or work, Eric enjoys getting out on the Golf Course with his girlfriend. 

 

chris davis, social media coordinator

Chris is an Alumnus of Ohio State University. He manages the social media pages, including video and photo content production. In addition, he assists instructors with class materials development including designing Powerpoints, flyers, and handouts. In his spare time, he enjoys creating videos for his Youtube channel "ThatguycdTV" where he talks about film and pop culture. 

 
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valencia lee, administrative coordinator