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Instructors and Staff
Teri Francis – Owner
Teri FrancisTeri 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 FrancisJosh 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 AdministratorEllen Musser


Ellen 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.

Zach Francis - Tech Support/Videographer
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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 ne
ed assistance with your online courses, just call Zach.

Brenda Forton – Promotions SpecialistBrenda 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.

Jenny MacDowell - Education CoordinatorJennyCROPPEDNewPic1-12-15
Jenny performs a wide variety of responsibilities, from analyzing training needs to managing day-to-day course logistics and online course content. Her experience involves instructional design, web-based course development, eLearning, adult learning theory and interactive learning strategies. She holds a Masters Degree in Education, and an CDEI Distance Education Certification.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 – InstructorRodger Peck


You will also see Rodger 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 – InstructorMike 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 Saylon – Technical and Communications Administrator 

Krystle is 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.

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

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! 

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