Andy

Andy McComas

Institutional Director

Andy McComas is a graduate of Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, Texas

Throughout his 25-year career, Andy has worked in various capacities in institutional sales and marketing. He oversees the daily operations of North American Lineman Training Center (NALTC), and works closely with both administrative staff and instructors in order to maintain the best educational experience for students who pass through NALTC’s doors.

Andy believes in a top-down, transparent approach to business, thus resulting in a fully compliant institution that is second-to-none with regard to education. He shares in the founder Gary Roberts’ belief of maintaining a ‘hands-on’ approach to becoming an apprentice lineman by way of providing the best instructors who will in turn provide the utmost knowledge to students in the classroom as well as in the field.

Andy is the Institutional Director at NALTC.

Rick

Rick C. Wolfe

Chief Instructor

Rick graduated from the University of Memphis, with a degree in Business, and spent most of his 30-year career working with Memphis Light, Gas and Water (MLGW), which serves Memphis and Shelby County in west Tennessee.

There he helped install and maintain the company’s transmission, distribution and underground facilities. He also spent time working for various contractors in Mississippi and Illinois.

Rick has worked various storms, when needed, in Missouri, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, as well as, Tennessee. His vast experience gives him the skills and knowledge to help students excel in the electrical line industry.

Rick is the Chief Instructor at NALTC.
Robin

Robin Tatum

Instructor

Originally from Tennessee, Robin Tatum is a well seasoned lineman who has spent the better part of his 20 year career traveling all over the United States working energized and de-energized lines. Robin has focused his career on the contracting and construction side of the industry taking on some of the countries largest and most important projects.

Robin has over 7 years in transmission line work and over 13 years of maintenance and new construction where he has worked for some of the largest and most reputable line construction companies in the industry. Robin continues to train and teach apprentices in the best practices of line work as required by demanding construction firms and utilities alike.

Robin is an Instructor at NALTC.

Gary Roberts

Instructor

Gary is the Founder and an Instructor at North American Lineman Training Center (NALTC). After completing his 4-year apprenticeship with the Northeast Joint Apprenticeship Training Program in 1971, he began working for various contractors all over the United States, gathering valuable experience and knowledge, along the way.

He began sharing his knowledge through the employment of NALTC’S first Pre-Apprentice Lineworker class in 2008. Gary helps train students in the Pre-Apprentice Lineworker Program at North American Lineman Training Center, in both classroom and field, and will also help with the training of new instructors, as the company continues to grow.

Gary is an Instructor at NALTC.
Dave

Dave Holloway

Certified CDL Examiner

Dave Holloway obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from SUNY Buffalo State College and is a graduate of Belmont University’s Mini-MBA program.  Additionally, Dave is a State of Tennessee certified Third Party CDL Examiner and is also certified by the National Safety Council as a Defensive Driving Instructor. 

Dave has an extensive background in the transportation industry; having served as Bus Operation Training Instructor for the Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority, Regional Transit Authority, Lead Station Agent and Ground Security Coordinator for American Eagle Airlines, and Operations Supervisor for United Parcel Service Freight.

Dave helps to administer and test outside CDL applicants at NATLC and he puts transportation safety and security above all else

Dave is an Independent Tennessee State Certified CDL examiner

Brandi

Brandi Olson

Director of Student Affairs

Brandi grew up in Dickson, TN and graduated from Dickson County High School in 2001. She has worked at the United States Attorney’s Office and The United Methodist Publishing House in Nashville, TN.

Brandi has several years of office and customer service experience and also has a certificate in Front Office Medical Assisting that she received through the Military to Medicine program in 2010. Brandi started at NALTC in January 2015.

Brandi is an Administrative Assistant at NALTC.

Melanie

Melanie Rachford

Administrative Assistant

Melanie is a graduate of Tennessee College of Applied Technology in 2013. She graduated with an honors diploma from the Tennessee Board of Regents, specializing in accounting.

Melanie grew up in McEwen, Tennessee where she still currently resides and joined NALTC in November 2015.

Melanie is an Administrative Assistant at NALTC.

Felicia McComas

CPR/First Aid Instructor

Felicia is a graduate of Texas Woman’s University and has held her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing since 1997.

Felicia has worked in many disciplines in nursing over the years including labor and delivery, post-op recovery in surgery centers, and currently is a school nurse in the Williamson County School System. She is a certified instructor for the American Heart Association in CPR, First Aid and Automated External Defibrillation (AED).

Felicia is the CPR/First Aid instructor at NALTC.