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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
Ron Overton

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
Wed Jun 20
Kim Overton

Kim Overton

OWNER & VICE PRESIDENT

Human Resources

Wed Jun 20
Danielle Fischer

Danielle Fischer

VICE PRESIDENT

Systems & Office Supervisor, Marketing

Sales Team

Wed Jun 20
Cody Fischer

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
  • Rigging & Signaling
Memberships:
  • ACRP Member
Wed Jun 20
Rob Scherbarth

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.
Wed Jun 20
John Kirk

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

Wed Jun 20
Chris Sphoon

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
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
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
Wed Jun 20
Jim King

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
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
  • 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
Wed Jun 20
Richard Hernandez

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
Wed Jun 20
Tim Fay

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
Wed Jun 20
Shawn Overton

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
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
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
Tue Nov 20
Ky Steincipher

Ky Steincipher

Instructor

Years of Industry Experience: 26+

Overton instructor since 2018

OST Qualified Instructor/Evaluator for:
  • Forklifts
  • Aerial Boom & Scissor Lifts, Bucket Trucks
  • Rigging & Signaling
  • Overhead Cranes
  • Loaders
  • Fall Protection

Office Support

Wed Jun 20
Angela Partipilo

Angela Partipilo

Accounts Receivable
Wed Jun 20
Charlotte King

Charlotte King

Client Services
Tue Aug 21
Kari Young

Kari Young

Client Services
Sat Oct 20
Amber Lloyd

Amber Lloyd

Client Services
Tue Nov 27
Mike Kelley

Mike Kelley

Media Manager