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

Ron Overton

OWNER & PRESIDENT

Years of Industry Experience: 25+

Overton instructor since1999

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

Kim Overton

OWNER & VICE PRESIDENT

Human Resources

Danielle Fischer

VICE PRESIDENT

Systems & Office Supervisor, Marketing

Sales Team

Cody Fischer

Client Manager & Instructor

Years of Industry Experience: 15+

Overton instructor since2007

OST Qualified Instructor/Evaluator for:
  • Overhead Cranes
  • Service Crane Trucks
  • Vault Carts
  • Forklifts
  • Aerial Boom & Scissor Lifts, Bucket Trucks
  • Loaders
Memberships:
  • ACRP Board Member

Rob Scherbarth

Client Manager & Instructor

Years of Industry Experience: 25+

Overton instructor since2006

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.

John Kirk

NCCCO Coordinator

Years of Industry Experience: 10+

Overton instructor since2012

OST Qualified Instructor/Evaluator for:
  • Rigging & Signaling
  • Forklifts
  • Aerial Boom & Scissor Lifts, Bucket Trucks
  • Skid Steer Loader

Full Time Instructors

Chris Sphoon

Instructor

Years of Industry Experience: 15+

Overton instructor since2012

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

Mike Upshaw

Instructor

Years of Industry Experience: 20+

Overton instructor since2008

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

Jim King

Instructor

Years of Industry Experience: 30+

Overton instructor since2005

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 since2013

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

Richard Hernandez

Instructor

Years of Industry Experience: 15+

Overton instructor since2005

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

Tim Fay

Instructor

Years of Industry Experience: 15+

Overton instructor since2009

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

Shawn Overton

Instructor

Years of Industry Experience: 10+

Overton instructor since2009

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 since2016

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

Media Manager

Angela Partipilo

Accounts Receivable

Charlotte Jennings

Client Services

Amber Lloyd

Client Services