SUSAN BAILLARGEON Program Director, Highway Maintenance Management Program at FRCC Susan retired from the Connecticut Department of Transportation after 32 years where she was a highway maintainer for 19 years and Curriculum Manager for 13. She was a program chair for the Connecticut Training and Development Network Professional Instructors Training Program and on the instructor team for Aspiring Leaders, the State of Connecticut’s Executive Management Program. She has a master’s degree in Adult Learning from the University of Connecticut.
Susan is a member of Women’s Transportation Seminars (WTS-CT) and currently serves on the WTS International Committee on Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity. Previously, she developed and chaired the chapter’s Leadership Program.
Susan has been a volunteer with American Red Cross Disaster Services for over 20 years and supports the local chapter as an instructor for Defensive Driving, Mass Care and Shelter Management.
TATIANA "Tanya" CHAPMAN has 13 years' experience as both a safety and health field coordinator and training instructor for safety and health topics. She has served as a contractor liaison, contractor auditing program manager and risk ranking program specialist for oil and gas producers. Tanya has been a Training and Safety Consultant for Colorado Safety Association (CSA) since 2019. She is a Colorado Pilot Car Operator and Trainer and a Master Trainer for the Wind Industry Transportation Professional Advanced Certification (WITPAC) course.
DANE COURVILLE, PLS began land surveying in 2005 and on day one he knew he was a surveyor at heart. He loved the ability to be outside, perform historical research, perform mathematical computations, meet land owners, cut line, investigate and assist with legal maters, and learn new equipment and technology. Dane received his Land Surveyor in Training (LSIT) certification in 2007 and subsequently became a Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) in the State of Maine in 2009. Dane is currently licensed in not only the State of Maine, but also Vermont, Texas, Colorado, and Oregon. In all, he has gained over 15 years of experience working in not only many different states, but also many different survey disciplines including residential, commercial, ALTA, the energy sector, transportation, and construction. Dane is the author of: Fundamentals of Surveying: Exam Study Manual currently works as a Professional Land Surveyor for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT).
TRISH ENNIS, CSP, ARM, CRIS has 31 years' experiences in safety and health management. She has worked in utility and water treatment construction and is a 20 year career construction safety specialist for an insurance broker/insurer. She previously served as the president for ASSP (2014-2015) and has extensive training experience in trenching and excavation safety and other safety topics. She is currently the Director of Workplace Safety at Denver Zoo where she also oversees contractor safety for the Denver Elephant Passage exhibit ($50=M). Tatiana has served as the the Executive Director at Colorado Safety Association (CSA) since 2017.
JOHN GOODMAN is the Roads Supervisor for Morgan County, CO. Stay tuned for more!!!
JAMES DAHLKEMPER is the BLM Natural Resources Specialist in Kremmling, CO. Stay tuned for more!!!
DJ HUGHES was born and raised in the Roaring Fork Valley and has been working for Pitkin County since 2013. He has a vast knowledge and experience in construction and equipment operations throughout the Western Slope of Colorado. During the summer months my family and I enjoy hiking, camping, four wheeling and boating. During the winter months, if you don't see him plowing snow, you may find him on the slopes skiing. As a 9 year veteran of the US Army and current Road and Bridge Operations Supervisor, he takes pride in being able to serve the community. He chose Public Works as he wanted a job where he can give back to the community and make a difference. He enjoys sharing my knowledge and experience to create better prepared team members. He is passionate about his job and has a lot of pride in making sure the job is done safely, accurately, and meets the expectations of the project.
HILLARY ISEBRANDS, PE, PhD has served in the transportation profession for over 25 years. She focuses her work on improving the design and safety of our nations roadways by providing technical assistance, training, and technology deployment of proven safety countermeasures. Hillary is currently a Senior Roadway Safety Engineer and Team Leader with the FHWA, Resource Center, Safety and Design National Technical Service Team. She specializes in the safe design of local and rural roadways, and intersection design and safety, including roundabouts. Hillary is the 2019 FHWA Engineer of the Year, a Professional Engineer, a National Highway Institute Certified Instructor, and has her BS, MS and PhD in Civil Engineering with a transportation emphasis. Hillary is the Secretary for the TRB Committee on Roundabouts and Alternative Intersections, past Member of the TRB Committee on Geometric Design, and past Chair of the ITE Roundabout Task Force. She enjoys living in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado with her family.
JOSH KRUEGER is the Vice President of A-1 Chipseal/Rocky Mountain Pavement of Denver, Co. He has over 20 years of experience in the industry specializing in asphalt maintenance. He graduated from the University of Mary in 2009 with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. In his free time, he enjoys traveling the world and is a die-hard Minnesota Vikings and Twins Fan.
ROB MCARTHUR is a semi-retired public administrator with 40 years of experience in the Highway Transportation and Maintenance Industry working his way to Colorado from Alaska following the Continental Divide. Having expertise in Diesel Mechanics and Avalanche Mitigation augmenting a background in Business Management, he has been educated at three universities and two colleges including most recently a degree in Highway Maintenance Management. He is dedicated to educating the next generation of Highway Maintenance professionals as an adjunct instructor with Front Range Community College and Colorado LTAP while maintaining employment as an HEO with Douglas County. He is motivated by students willing to question and adults with learning disabilities. His background in low-volume gravel roads has led to participation with FHWA, AASHTO, CDOT, LTAP, and other transportation authorities as an SME.
SANDRA MCDONALD is the founder of Mountain West Pesticide Education & Safety Training (MWPEST, 2009). Prior to establishing MWPEST, Sandra was the Environmental and Pesticide Education Specialist at Colorado State University. MWPEST offers in-depth, unbiased education for private and commercial pesticide applicators, and agricultural employers, technicians, handlers and workers.
TODD MORRISON, P.E.is a road safety advocate as a speaker, workshop instructor, and online trainer. For the past twelve years he has worked for various Contractors, Associations, Local Technical Assistance Programs, and DOT's. He has taught over 500 workshops and trained over 15000 individuals. He retired from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet after serving in the Divisions of Construction, Maintenance and Traffic. At the Cabinet, he worked with environmental, work zone, construction and maintenance concerns as an Environmental Coordinator, Maintenance/Traffic Engineer, and as a Branch Manager for Operations. Recently, Todd served for two years as Kentucky’s Safety Circuit Rider helping local agencies identify low-cost improvements to reduce crashes. Todd is an ATSSA certified Traffic Control Supervisor, Flagging Instructor, and Traffic Control Design Specialist.
DARREL THORIN owned and operated a custom farming business and started working with heavy equipment in 1982, Dozers, Scrapers, Payloaders, Excavators and Motor graders. When he sold the business in 2003, he obtained his County Highway Superintendents License and worked as a County Highway Superintendent until he retired in January of 2017. He immediately started working with Nebraska LTAP as an On-Call instructor and has presented classes in County and Nebraska Department of Transportation facilities throughout the State. Darrel holds a current Nebraska Class A Highway Superintendents License.
Melinda Urban, PE, PMP As a Senior Area Engineer in the FHWA Colorado Division Office, Melinda has over 17 years of experience providing stewardship and oversight of federal-aid transportation projects through design, environmental, procurement, and construction. She is the FHWA liaison for projects located in CDOT’s Region 1 West and South programs. Melinda also serves as the Local Agency Public Manager and LTAP program Manager. In this capacity, she coordinates the development and implementation of the LPA Program within Colorado, as well as serves as co-chair for the Agency’s national Local Agency Steering Committee. Melinda completed her education at the University of Texas at San Antonio with a BS in Civil Engineering. She is licensed professional engineer in Colorado and maintains project management professional certification
As a Senior Area Engineer in the FHWA Colorado Division Office, Melinda has over 17 years of experience providing stewardship and oversight of federal-aid transportation projects through design, environmental, procurement, and construction. She is the FHWA liaison for projects located in CDOT’s Region 1 West and South programs. Melinda also serves as the Local Agency Public Manager and LTAP program Manager. In this capacity, she coordinates the development and implementation of the LPA Program within Colorado, as well as serves as co-chair for the Agency’s national Local Agency Steering Committee. Melinda completed her education at the University of Texas at San Antonio with a BS in Civil Engineering. She is licensed professional engineer in Colorado and maintains project management professional certification
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