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Instructors and Staff

  Teri Francis – Owner

Teri Francis

Teri is the owner of Certified Training Institute. She has a marketing and business degree from Northwestern Michigan College and uses all of her skills and education in creating new courses and opportunities for builders and contractors.

Josh Francis – Business Development

Josh Francis

Josh holds Bachelors degrees in Marketing and Business. He has also spent time during the past two years assisting our Lead Paint Instructors and helping to make sure their classes flow and instructors had all the necessary tools. He has been instrumental in implementing many of our promotional activities online as well as in house marketing.  Look for his Blogs and Tweets online!

Ellen Musser – Office Administrator

Ellen MusserEllen is our Office Administrator.  You may hear her friendly voice when you call the school. She has been busy managing our book-store as well as researching new industries for course expansion. 

Judy Oster – Office Manager

Judy Oster

Judy has a strong background in banking and financial management. She is competent in several clerical software programs and loves talking to people. Her kind and friendly nature as well as vast knowledge of our courses has always been an asset to both our students and staff. She keeps the entire Builders License Training Institute Staff organized and on track. 

Zach Francis – Tech Support/Videographer

Zach Wavypics

Zach is a “Jack-of-all-trades” here at Builders License Training Institute.  Not only does he serve as “Camera Man” for our instructional videos, but he also edits and uploads them for student use. He also serves as our Technical Support person.  If you need assistance with your online courses, just call Zach. 

Jenny MacDowell – Instructor

Jenny MacDowell

Jenny is an instructor and Online Specialist.  She holds a Masters Degree in Education and has extensive knowledge and experience with several years in pharmaceutical sales. Jenny is instrumental in the design and modification and implementation of online courses and features.

Residential Builders License # 2101201664

Cheryl Shomler – Administrative Assistant

Cheryl Schomler

Cheryl is a woman of many talents. She manages our Record Keeping. Accounting and EPA Reporting. She also assists us with a variety of assignments, both at home and in the office.  She is also one of the friendly voices you will hear answering the phone lines. 

Rodger Peck – Instructor

Rodger Peck

Rodger is currently creating new courses as well as teaching 60-Hour and EPA Lead Paint (RRP) classes in the classroom. You will also see him in many of the online video courses.  He is the owner of Rapid River Custom Homes out of Rapid City, MI. He has been working in the building trades for over twenty years. Prior to starting his own company, Rodger was a Superintendent for one of Northwest Michigan’s largest home builders supervising the construction of multiple homes at one time. 

Residential Builders License # 2101137251

Phillip (Michael) Wood – Instructor

Mike Wood

Mike is an experienced Licensed Residential Builder and is currently subcontracting and teaching our 60-Hour and EPA Lead Paint (RRP)
classes in Southern Michigan. 

Residential Builders License # 2101195796

Krystle S – Technical and Communications Administrator

Krystle is one of the friendly voices who answer the many phone calls we receive daily.  She is also in charge of submitting your course results to the various State entities requiring course completion reporting. She brings a wide variety of valuable skills to our school. She moonlights in our tech department and is one of our knowledgeable support staff.  


Brenda Forton – Promotions Specialist

Brenda Forton

Brenda is our Promotions and Website Specialist. She is the creative force behind the emails and the postcards that you folks receive. She also designs the newsletters and trade show promotions. Brenda just has a knack for making things look nice on paper and in the office. 

Jason McCaffrey – Onsite Web Developer

Jason is our Onsite Web Developer. He is instrumental in keeping our website up and running properly as well as creating new websites for the various industries we serve. He is exceptionally knowledgeable in his field. His past work history with Microsoft has been an invaluable resource for our expanding web presence. He keeps us running like a well-oiled machine! 

Scott Corbat – Instructor

Scott Corbat

Scott is a mechanical Engineer with a Bachelor of Science Degree from Michigan Technological University in Houghton. His areas of concentration has been project management and design. He currently owns his own consulting firm called SC Consulting in Grand Haven, MI. Scott’s background is primarily the construction industry, but his experience ranges from project manager to high school teacher. 

Residential Builders License # 2101163427

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