About Overton Safety Training

About OVERTON Safety Training

Meet our Team

Overton Owner & President


Ron Overton
Owner & President
Years of Industry Experience: 25+
OVERTON Instructor since 1999

Memberships:

  • ACRP Board Member & Chairman
  • NCCCO Articulating Boom Crane & Boom Truck Task Force
  • 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
  • ABC, ABL & ABW Articulating Boom Cranes.

Additionally OST Qualified Instructor/Evaluator for:

  • Lattice Mobile Cranes, Overhead Cranes, Tower Cranes, Pedestal Cranes
  • Digger Derricks, Service Crane Trucks
  • Vault Carts
  • Rigging & Signaling
  • Forklifts
  • Conveyor Trucks
  • Aerial Boom & Scissor Lifts, Bucket Trucks
  • Loaders
  • Trenching & Excavation
  • Confined Space
Overton Owner, Vice President, HR


Kim Overton
Owner & Vice President
Human Resources


Danielle Fischer
Vice President
Systems & Office Supervisor, Marketing

Sales Team Members

Overton Owner, Vice President, HR


Cody Fischer
Client Manager & Instructor
Years of Industry Experience: 15+
OVERTON Instructor since 2007

OST Qualified Instructor/Evaluator for:

  • Overhead Cranes
  • Service Crane Trucks
  • Vault Carts
  • Forklifts
  • Aerial Boom & Scissor Lifts, Bucket Trucks
  • Loaders

Memberships:

  • ACRP Board Member
Client Manager & Instructor


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

Additionally OST Qualified Instructor / Evaluator for:

  • Pedestal Cranes
  • Vault Carts
  • Rigging & Signaling
  • Forklifts
  • Conveyor Trucks
  • Aerial Boom & Scissor Lifts, Bucket Trucks
  • Loaders
  • Trenching & Excavation
  • Confined Space

Memberships:

  • ACRP Board Member
  • NCCCO Digger Derrick Task Force
  • WA Crane Regulations Stakeholder Advisory Panel

Other:

  • Speaker at regional and national safety conferences.
NCCCO Coordinator


John Kirk
NCCCO Coordinator
Years of Industry Experience: 10+
OVERTON Instructor since 2012

OST Qualified Instructor/Evaluator for:

  • Rigging & Signaling
  • Forklifts
  • Aerial Boom & Scissor Lifts, Bucket Trucks
  • Skid Steer Loader

Full Time Instructors

Instructor


Chris Sphoon
Instructor
Years of Industry Experience: 15+
OVERTON Instructor since 2012

NCCCO Certified Crane Operator and Accredited Practical Examiner:

  • TSS, TLL Swing & Fixed Cab Telescopic Mobile Cranes
  • ABC, ABL & ABW Articulating Boom Cranes
  • OHC Overhead Crane
  • DDC Digger Derrick
  • STC Service Truck Crane
  • TC Tower Crane

Additionally OST Qualified Instructor/Evaluator for:

  • Lattice Mobile Crane
  • Tower Crane
  • Pedestal Cranes
  • Vault Carts
  • Rigging & Signaling
  • Forklifts
  • Conveyor Trucks
  • Aerial Boom & Scissor Lifts, Bucket Trucks
  • Loaders
  • Trenching & Excavation
  • Confined Space

Memberships:

  • ACRP Member
Instructor


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

Additionally OST Qualified Instructor/Evaluator for:

  • Pedestal Cranes
  • Vault Carts
  • Rigging & Signaling
  • Forklifts
  • Conveyor Trucks
  • Aerial Boom & Scissor Lifts, Bucket Trucks
  • Loaders
  • Trenching & Excavation
  • Confined Space

Memberships:

  • ACRP Member
Instructor


Jim King
Instructor
Years of Industry Experience: 30+
OVERTON Instructor since 2005

NCCCO Certified Crane Operator and Accredited Practical Examiner:

  • ABC, ABL & ABW Articulating Boom Cranes

Additionally 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
  • Aerial Boom & Scissor Lifts, Bucket Trucks
  • Loaders
  • Trenching & Excavation
  • Confined Space

Memberships:

  • ACRP Member


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
  • ABC, ABL & ABW Articulating Boom Cranes
  • TC Tower Crane

Additionally OST Qualified Instructor/Evaluator for:

  • Lattice Mobile Crane
  • Tower Crane
  • Pedestal Cranes
  • Overhead Cranes
  • Vault Carts
  • Rigging & Signaling
  • Forklifts
  • Conveyor Trucks
  • Aerial Boom & Scissor Lifts, Bucket Trucks
  • Loaders
  • Trenching & Excavation
  • Confined Space

Memberships:

  • ACRP Member

Awards:

  • 2016 Crane Hotline’s Professional Top Trainer Winner
Instructor


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

Additionally OST Qualified Instructor/Evaluator for:

  • Boom Trucks
  • Industrial Mobile Cranes
  • Overhead Cranes
  • Vault Carts
  • Rigging & Signaling
  • Forklifts
  • Conveyor Trucks
  • Aerial Boom & Scissor Lifts, Bucket Trucks
  • Loaders

Memberships:

  • ACRP Member
Instructor


Tim Fay
Instructor
Years of Industry Experience: 15+
OVERTON Instructor since 2009

NCCCO Certified Crane Operator and Accredited Practical Examiner:

  • ABC, ABL & ABW Articulating Boom Cranes

Additionally OST Qualified Instructor/Evaluator for:

  • Boom Trucks
  • Industrial Mobile Cranes
  • Overhead Cranes
  • Service Crane Trucks
  • Vault Carts
  • Rigging & Signaling
  • Forklifts
  • Conveyor Trucks
  • Aerial Boom & Scissor Lifts, Bucket Trucks
  • Loaders

Memberships:

  • ACRP Member
Instructor


Shawn Overton
Instructor
Years of Industry Experience: 10+
OVERTON Instructor since 2009

NCCCO Certified Crane Operator and Accredited Practical Examiner:

  • ABC, ABL & ABW Articulating Boom Cranes

Additionally OST Qualified Instructor/Evaluator for:

  • Telescopic Mobile Cranes
  • Boom Trucks
  • Industrial Mobile Cranes
  • Articulating Loader Cranes
  • Overhead Cranes
  • Pedestal Cranes
  • Service Crane Trucks
  • Vault Carts
  • Rigging & Signaling
  • Forklifts
  • Conveyor Trucks
  • Aerial Boom & Scissor Lifts, Bucket Trucks
  • Loaders

Memberships:

  • ACRP Member


Jay Fiery
Instructor
Years of Industry Experience: 15+
OVERTON Instructor since 2016

NCCCO Certified Crane Operator:

  • ABC, ABL & ABW Articulating Boom Cranes

Additionally OST Qualified Instructor/Evaluator for:

  • Articulating Loader Cranes
  • Overhead Cranes
  • Service Crane Trucks
  • Vault Carts
  • Rigging & Signaling
  • Forklifts
  • Conveyor Trucks
  • Aerial Boom & Scissor Lifts, Bucket Trucks
  • Loaders

Office Support

Mike Kelley
Mike KelleyMedia Manager
Angela Partipilo
Angela PartipiloAccounts Receivable
Charlotte Jennings
Charlotte JenningsClient Services
Amber Lloyd
Amber LloydClient Services