About Overton Safety Training

OVERTON Safety Training provides training options to assist employers in achieving OSHA and regulatory compliance for hoisting and lifting professionals requiring training, evaluation, and qualification and/or national certification in both construction and general industry applications.

Meet Our Team

Wed Jun 20
Trent Barnes

Ron Overton

OWNER & PRESIDENT

Years of Industry Experience: 25+

Overton instructor since 1999

Memberships:
  • ACRP Board Member & Former Chairman
  • NCCCO Articulating Boom Crane & Boom Truck Task Force
  • NCCCO Examiner Audit Committee (PEAC)
  • NCCCO Foundation Closest Crane Type Advisory Group (CTAG)
  • WA Crane Regulations Stakeholder Advisory Panel
  • OR State Crane Regulations Stakeholder Advisory Panel
Other:
  • Speaker at regional and national safety conferences.
  • Designed, developed and authored all OVERTON Safety Training courses
  • Designed, developed and authored custom programs for over 20 major national and regional clients
NCCCO Certified Crane Operator and Accredited Practical Examiner:
  • TSS TLL Swing & Fixed Cab Telescopic Mobile Cranes
  • STC, Service Truck Cranes
  • ABC, ABL & ABW Articulating Boom Cranes.
Level II OST Qualified Instructor/Evaluator for:
  • Mobile Cranes
  • Mobile Gantry Cranes
  • Lattice Mobile Cranes, Overhead Cranes, Tower Cranes, Pedestal Cranes
  • Digger Derricks, Service Crane Trucks
  • Vault Carts
  • Rigging & Signaling
  • Forklifts
  • Conveyor Trucks
  • Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs, Aerial Lift, Scissor Lift, Bucket Truck)
  • Loaders
  • Fall Protection
  • Trenching & Excavation
  • Confined Space
Wed Jun 20
Kim Overton

Kim Overton

OWNER & VICE PRESIDENT

Human Resources

Wed Jun 20
Danielle Fischer

Danielle Fischer

VICE PRESIDENT

Systems & Marketing

Memberships:
  • Association of Crane & Rigging Professionals (ACRP) Member

Sales Team

Wed Jun 20
Cody Fischer

Cody Fischer

Client Manager & Instructor

Years of Industry Experience: 15+

Overton instructor since 2007

NCCCO Certified Crane Operator and Accredited Practical Examiner:
  • TSS, TLL Swing & Fixed Cab Telescopic Mobile Cranes
  • STC Service Crane Truck
NCCCO Certified Crane Operator:
  • ABC, ABC Articulating Crane
Level II OST Qualified Instructor/Evaluator for:
  • Overhead Cranes
  • Service Crane Trucks
  • Vault Carts
  • Forklifts
  • Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs, Aerial Lift, Scissor Lift, Bucket Truck)
  • Loaders
  • Rigging & Signaling
Memberships:
  • Association of Crane & Rigging Professionals (ACRP) Member
Wed Jun 20
Trent Barnes

Rob Scherbarth

Client Manager & Instructor

Years of Industry Experience: 25+

Overton instructor since 2006

NCCCO Certified Crane Operator and Accredited Practical Examiner:
  • TSS, TLL Swing & Fixed Cab Telescopic Mobile Cranes
  • ABC, ABL & ABW Articulating Boom Cranes
  • LBT, LBC Lattice Mobile Cranes
  • TC Tower Crane
  • OHC Overhead Crane
  • DDC Digger Derrick
  • STC Service Truck Crane
Level III OST Qualified Instructor / Evaluator for:
  • Mobile Cranes
  • Mobile Gantry Canes
  • Pedestal Cranes
  • Vault Carts
  • Rigging & Signaling
  • Forklifts
  • Conveyor Trucks
  • Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs, Aerial Lift, Scissor Lift, Bucket Truck)
  • Loaders
  • Fall Protection
  • Trenching & Excavation
  • Confined Space
Memberships:
  • Association of Crane & Rigging Professionals (ACRP) Board Member
  • NCCCO Digger Derrick Task Force
  • WA Crane Regulations Stakeholder Advisory Panel
Other:
  • Speaker at regional and national safety conferences.
Wed Jun 20
John Kirk

John Kirk

NCCCO Coordinator

Years of Industry Experience: 10+

Overton instructor since 2012

NCCCO Certified Crane Operator and Accredited Practical Examiner:
  • TSS, TLL Swing & Fixed Cab Telescopic Mobile Cranes
OST Qualified Instructor/Evaluator for:
  • Rigging & Signaling
  • Forklifts
  • Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs, Aerial Lift, Scissor Lift, Bucket Truck)
  • Skid Steer Loader

Full Time Instructors

Wed Jun 20
Mike Upshaw

Mike Upshaw

Instructor

Years of Industry Experience: 20+

Overton instructor since 2008

NCCCO Certified Crane Operator and Accredited Practical Examiner:
  • TSS, TLL Swing & Fixed Cab Telescopic Mobile Cranes
  • ABC, ABL & ABW Articulating Boom Cranes
  • LBT, LBC Lattice Mobile Cranes
  • TC Tower Crane
  • OHC Overhead Crane
  • DDC Digger Derrick
  • STC Service Truck Crane
Level III OST Qualified Instructor/Evaluator for:
  • Mobile Cranes
  • Mobile Gantry Cranes
  • Pedestal Cranes
  • Vault Carts
  • Rigging & Signaling
  • Forklifts
  • Conveyor Trucks
  • Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs, Aerial Lift, Scissor Lift, Bucket Truck)
  • Loaders
  • Fall Protection
  • Trenching & Excavation
  • Confined Space
Memberships:
  • Association of Crane & Rigging Professionals (ACRP) Member
Wed Jun 20
Jim King

Jim King

Instructor

Years of Industry Experience: 30+

Overton instructor since 2005

Level II OST Qualified Instructor/Evaluator for:
  • Telescopic Mobile Cranes
  • Boom Trucks
  • Industrial Mobile Cranes
  • Articulating Loader Cranes
  • Overhead Cranes
  • Tower Crane
  • Pedestal Cranes
  • Digger Derricks
  • Service Crane Trucks
  • Vault Carts
  • Rigging & Signaling
  • Forklifts
  • Conveyor Trucks
  • Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs, Aerial Lift, Scissor Lift, Bucket Truck)
  • Loaders
  • Fall Protection
  • Trenching & Excavation
  • Confined Space
Memberships:
  • Association of Crane & Rigging Professionals (ACRP) Member
Wed Jun 20
Matt Schmitt

Matt Schmitt

Instructor

Years of Industry Experience: 15+

Overton instructor since 2013

NCCCO Certified Crane Operator and Accredited Practical Examiner:
  • TSS, TLL Swing & Fixed Cab Telescopic Mobile Cranes
  • STC, Service Truck Cranes
  • ABC, ABL & ABW Articulating Boom Cranes
  • TC Tower Crane
Level III OST Qualified Instructor/Evaluator for:
  • Lattice Mobile Crane
  • Tower Crane
  • Pedestal Cranes
  • Overhead Cranes
  • Vault Carts
  • Rigging & Signaling
  • Forklifts
  • Conveyor Trucks
  • Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs, Aerial Lift, Scissor Lift, Bucket Truck)
  • Loaders
  • Fall Protection
  • Trenching & Excavation
  • Confined Space
Memberships:
  • Association of Crane & Rigging Professionals (ACRP) Member
Awards:
  • 2016 Crane Hotline's Professional Top Trainer Winner
Wed Jun 20
Trent Barnes

Richard Hernandez

Instructor

Years of Industry Experience: 15+

Overton instructor since 2005

NCCCO Certified Crane Operator and Accredited Practical Examiner:
  • ABC, ABL & ABW Articulating Boom Cranes
Level II OST Qualified Instructor/Evaluator for:
  • Boom Trucks
  • Industrial Mobile Cranes
  • Overhead Cranes
  • Vault Carts
  • Rigging & Signaling
  • Forklifts
  • Fall Protection
  • Conveyor Trucks
  • Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs, Aerial Lift, Scissor Lift, Bucket Truck)
  • Loaders
Memberships:
  • Association of Crane & Rigging Professionals (ACRP) Member
Wed Jun 20
Jay Fiery

Jay Fiery

Instructor

Years of Industry Experience: 15+

Overton instructor since 2016

NCCCO Certified Crane Operator and Accredited Practical Examiner:
  • ABC, ABL & ABW Articulating Boom Cranes
  • TSS, TLL Swing & Fixed Cab Telescopic Mobile Cranes
  • STC, Service Truck Cranes
Level II OST Qualified Instructor/Evaluator for:
  • Articulating Loader Cranes
  • Overhead Cranes
  • Service Crane Trucks
  • Vault Carts
  • Rigging & Signaling
  • Forklifts
  • Conveyor Trucks
  • Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs, Aerial Lift, Scissor Lift, Bucket Truck)
  • Loaders
  • Fall Protection
Mon Jan 4
Trent Barnes

Ruben Munoz

Instructor

Overton instructor since 2021

Level I OST Qualified Instructor/Evaluator for:
  • Forklifts
  • Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs, Aerial Lift, Scissor Lift, Bucket Truck)
  • Loaders
  • Rigging & Signaling
Mon Jan 4
John Antoszyk

John Antoszyk

Instructor

Years of Industry Experience: 30+

Overton instructor since 2021

NCCCO Certified Crane Operator and Accredited Practical Examiner:
  • TSS, TLL Swing & Fixed Cab Telescopic Mobile Cranes
  • STC Service Truck Cranes
Level II OST Qualified Instructor/Evaluator for:
  • Mobile Cranes
  • Articulating Cranes
  • Service Truck Cranes
  • Lattice Mobile Crane
  • Tower Crane
  • Pedestal Cranes
  • Overhead Cranes
  • Mobile Gantry Cranes
  • Vault Carts
  • Rigging & Signaling
  • Forklifts
  • Conveyor Trucks
  • Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs, Aerial Lift, Scissor Lift, Bucket Truck)
  • Loaders
  • Fall Protection
  • Trenching & Excavation
  • Confined Space
Wed Jun 30
Trent Barnes

Austyn Gaines

Instructor

Overton instructor since 2021

NCCCO Certified Crane Operator and Accredited Practical Examiner:
  • TSS, TLL Swing & Fixed Cab Telescopic Mobile Cranes
  • STC, Service Truck Cranes
NCCCO Certified Crane Operator:
  • TSS, TLL Swing & Fixed Cab Telescopic Mobile Cranes
  • BTF, Boom Truck Fixed
  • LBC Lattice Boom Crawler
  • LBT Lattice Boom Truck
  • ABC, ABL & ABW Articulating Boom Cranes
  • Rigger
  • Signal Person
  • STC, Service Truck Crane
Level II OST Qualified Instructor/Evaluator for:
  • Lattice Mobile Crane
  • Tower Crane
  • Pedestal Cranes
  • Overhead Cranes
  • Vault Carts
  • Rigging & Signaling
  • Forklifts
  • Conveyor Trucks
  • Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs, Aerial Lift, Scissor Lift, Bucket Truck)
  • Loaders
  • Fall Protection
  • Trenching & Excavation
  • Confined Space
Wed Jun 30
Trent Barnes

Paul Lusk

Instructor

Overton instructor since 2021

Level I OST Qualified Instructor/Evaluator for:
  • Overhead Cranes
  • Vault Carts
  • Forklifts
  • Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs, Aerial Lift, Scissor Lift, Bucket Truck)
  • Loaders
  • Rigging & Signaling
  • Fall Protection
Thu Mar 3
Doug Ambrose

Doug Ambrose

Instructor

Overton instructor since 2021

NCCCO Certified Crane Operator and Accredited Practical Examiner:
  • TSS, TLL Swing & Fixed Cab Telescopic Mobile Cranes
  • STC, Service Truck Cranes
NCCCO Certified Crane Operator:
  • LBT, Lattice Truck- Mounted
  • TWR, Tower Crane
  • Rigging
  • Signal Person
Level II OST Qualified Instructor/Evaluator for:
  • Lattice Mobile Crane
  • Tower Crane
  • Pedestal Cranes
  • Overhead Cranes
  • Vault Carts
  • Rigging & Signaling
  • Forklifts
  • Conveyor Trucks
  • Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs, Aerial Lift, Scissor Lift, Bucket Truck)
  • Loaders
  • Fall Protection
  • Trenching & Excavation
  • Confined Space
Thu Mar 3
Trent Barnes

Trent Barnes

Instructor

Overton instructor since 2022

Level I OST Qualified Instructor/Evaluator for:
  • Overhead Cranes
  • Vault Carts
  • Forklifts
  • Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs, Aerial Lift, Scissor Lift, Bucket Truck)
  • Loaders
  • Rigging & Signaling
  • Fall Protection
Tue Jun 21
Trent Barnes

Randy Sandifer

Instructor

Years of Industry Experience: 10+

Overton instructor since 2022

NCCCO Certified Crane Operator and Accredited Practical Examiner:
  • TLL Swing Cab Telescopic Mobile Cranes
Level I OST Qualified Instructor/Evaluator for:
  • Mobile Cranes
  • Overhead Cranes
  • Vault Carts
  • Forklifts
  • Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs, Aerial Lift, Scissor Lift, Bucket Truck)
  • Loaders
  • Rigging & Signaling
  • Fall Protection
Tue Jun 21
Trent Barnes

Noe Vasquez

Instructor

Overton instructor since 2022

NCCCO Certified Crane Operator and Accredited Practical Examiner:
  • ABC Articulating Boom Cranes
Level II OST Qualified Instructor/Evaluator for:
  • Mobile Cranes
  • Service Truck Crane
  • Overhead Cranes
  • Vault Carts
  • Forklifts
  • Truck Mounted Forklifts
  • Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs, Aerial Lift, Scissor Lift, Bucket Truck)
  • Loaders
  • Rigging & Signaling
  • Fall Protection

Office Support

Wed Jun 20
Charlotte King

Charlotte King

Invoicing / Accounts Receivable
Fri Jun 21
Amber Lloyd

Amber Lloyd

Office Manager / Senior Administrative Assistant
Thu Mar 3
Marina Bascelli

Marina Bascelli

Administrative Assistant
Thu Mar 3
Tiffany Struhar

Tiffany Struhar

Administrative Assistant
Thu Mar 3
Mike Kelley

Mike Kelley

Print Shop / Media Manager