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Meet our Team

Overton Owner & President


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

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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, HR
OVERTON Since 1999

Kim has lived in Oregon most of her life. Her and her husband of over 35 years met on a blind date and have two children together. Kim was a working mom while raising her children, and now she takes two days a week to watch her grandchildren. She likes vacationing where it is warm and going fishing occasionally (she has out fished her husband more than once). Then if time allows, she enjoys watching movies, crafting, sewing, reading a good book or doing word find puzzles.

Sales Team Members

Overton Owner, Vice President, HR


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

OST Qualified Instructor/Evaluator for:

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

OVERTON Instructor since 2007

Cody enjoys spending his off time with his wife and two children. As a family they enjoy many outdoor activities including camping, hiking, and fishing. Cody is also a bit of a movie and music trivia buff and is always up for a game of Trivial Pursuit.

Memberships:

  • ACRP Board Member
Client Manager & Instructor


Rob Scherbarth
Client Manager & Instructor
Years of Industry Experience: 25+

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

OVERTON Instructor since 2006

Rob was born and raised in Hastings, Minnesota. He was active Navy from 1986-1998. When he’s not training he enjoys traveling with his wife of 20 years and spending time with their distant families. Rob also loves fishing and enthusiastically supports the Seattle area sports teams.

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+

OST Qualified Instructor/Evaluator for:

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

OVERTON Instructor since 2012

Full Time Instructors

Instructor


Chris Sphoon
Instructor
Years of Industry Experience: 15+

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

OVERTON Instructor since 2012

Chris has been involved in all aspects of construction for 18 years before coming to work for Overton. He has worked as a heavy equipment operator, foreman, and crane operator. His hobbies include fishing and almost anything outdoors.

Memberships:

  • ACRP Member
Instructor


Mike Upshaw
Instructor
Years of Industry Experience: 20+

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

OVERTON Instructor since 2008

Mike is a true Oregonian, born and raised. His hobbies include motorcycles and anything outdoors. Mike had worked as a crane operator for over 25 years before coming to work for Overton. Mike is happily married and has one son and three daughters. He enjoys spending time with his grandkids and family.

Memberships:

  • ACRP Member
Instructor


Jim King
Instructor
Years of Industry Experience: 30+

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

OVERTON Instructor since 2005

Jim and the love of his life, his wife Linda, have been blessed with five daughters and one son. He also has been blessed with a growing family of grandsons, granddaughters, and great-grandsons. Jim enjoys spending his spare time with his kids and grandchildren.

Memberships:

  • ACRP Member


Matt Schmitt
Instructor
Years of Industry Experience: 15+

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

OVERTON Instructor since 2013

Matt is a family man. He loves spending time with his wife, two boys, and their dog Duke. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time outdoors by camping, hiking, and fishing. Matt also started a thriving lacrosse club in his community for kids and teens when he discovered there wasn’t one available.

Memberships:

  • ACRP Member

Awards:

  • 2016 Crane Hotline’s Professional Top Trainer Winner
Instructor


Richard Hernandez
Instructor
Years of Industry Experience: 15+

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

OVERTON Instructor since 2005

Richard is a father of three who has been committed for 25 years to his High school sweetheart. In his spare time he maintains his health by working out, which is much needed with his three very active young children. Family is Richard’s priority and joy. He also enjoys building speaker boxes and working on cars.

Memberships:

  • ACRP Member
Instructor


Tim Fay
Instructor
Years of Industry Experience: 15+

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

OVERTON Instructor since 2009

Tim currently resides in Des Moines, WA. He is married and has two sons. Tim spends his free time at various sporting events his boys are involved in. He has had a lifelong passion for motorcycles of ALL types and plays drums with a local blues band and on his Sunday morning worship team.

Memberships:

  • ACRP Member
Instructor


Shawn Overton
Instructor
Years of Industry Experience: 10+

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

OVERTON Instructor since 2009

Memberships:

  • ACRP Member


Jay Fiery
Instructor
Years of Industry Experience: 15+

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

OVERTON Instructor since 2016

Jay spent 15 years in the construction industry before becoming a trainer. He enjoys sailing, surfing and cooking for his family and friends.

Office Support

Mike Kelley
Mike KelleyMedia Manager
Mike has made the trek across the United States, born and raised in Ohio then ventured to the southwest for college in Arizona. He then moved to California for employment opportunities and to start a family. Oregon became his permanent home in 1991. Being an avid runner and sports enthusiast, he has been involved in youth and high school sports for the past 30 years as well as competed in over 500 running road races.
Angela Partipilo
Angela PartipiloAccounts Receivable
Angela enjoys gardening, sewing, traveling, and spending time with her family. She has done extensive volunteer work with the Beaverton Schools (including helping special needs students gain employment), local Scout troops, and with the park service in conjunction with the Neighborhood Associate Committee, winning the JC Penney Golden Rule Award for fostering community involvement.
Peggy Kelley
Peggy KelleyClient Services
Peggy is a native of California where she went to film school at UCLA and worked in the movie industry for many years. She attended Glendale Community College for ground school where she earned her private pilots’ license. Peggy is most proud of her two children. She loves all animals especially her two Shelties.
Amber Lloyd
Amber LloydClient Services
Amber was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. Despite the rainy weather, she wouldn’t want to call anywhere else home. She loves to be active, recently discovering the love for running, and be outdoors whether she is camping, hiking, or going to the lake and beach. As long as she has her husband, family, friends and dog with her, she enjoys pretty much every aspect of life.
Danielle Fischer
Danielle FischerSystems & Office Supervisor, Marketing
Dani lives in Oregon with her husband and two kids. When she’s not working, she can be found chasing her kids, going on family adventures, camping, traveling with family & friends, finding projects to do at home, or trying to figure out how to get permanent marker off the dogs.