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Meet Our Trainers
 

JIM AGRE
Trainer


What drew you to Williston and TrainND Northwest?
"The exceptional people here and what we do!"

What do you like about teching at TrainND Northwest?
"The mission of training the next generation of workers in our energy industry and the feedback from time to time of the impact the training made on individual's careers."

What are some interesting facts about you that others might not know?
"I am an accomplished machinist and woodworker. I am currently building my second full size airplane (Falco F.8L)."

 

CASEY ANDERSON
Trainer


What is your training focus area?
"I teach CDL, XTO High Risk Orientation, and Trailer Towing."

What have you enjoyed most about working at TrainND Northwest?
"I like the team of trainers I work with. The work atmosphere is one of cooperation and teamwork. I like that we offer such a wide variety of training."

What is an interesting fact about you that others might not know?
"I play multiple musical instruments."

 

CASEY BENTH
Trainer


What is your training focus area?
"Safety training for the oil & gas industry."

What have you enjoyed most about working at TrainND Northwest?
"I get to work with some of the best people I’ve ever met, and I enjoy interacting with the students. It’s a rewarding job, the type of job where you feel like you’re making a difference."

What are some interesting facts about you that others might not know?
"I am a watch collector, love fast cars, and I love animals!"

 

JASON MATHERS
Trainer


What is your training focus area?
"I am the CDL manager for TrainND, also a safety trainer. The courses that I instruct are: Defensive Driving, Safe T, Safe O, Confined Space/ Confined Space and Rescue, Hazwoper, H2S, XTO High Risk Orientation, OSHA classes, Equipment training, fill in for CDL, and in the future One Basin One Way."

What have you enjoyed most about working at TrainND Northwest?
"I enjoy training people to improve their quality of life. I also enjoy getting people to reevaluate their work environment and styles to improve safety in the work place. If we can help one person reevaluate the way they do work, to create a safer environment, then we are a success. I believe we touch more than just one person in the work we do."

What is an interesting fact about you that others might not know?
"Every once in a while, I enjoy a well-cooked eggplant meal."

 

AVA MILATONI
Trainer


What is your training focus area?
"I am primarily a CDL trainer and instructor."

What have you enjoyed most about working at TrainND Northwest?
"The experience!  I learn something new every day.  I am encouraged and boosted to reach farther in my journey to be a great instructor.  And of course the other Instructors are such an inspiration."

What are some interesting facts about you that others might not know?
"I have 6 children 2 dogs, 4 cats, and a bird. I love my family more than anything in the world."


TINA STEWART
Trainer


What is your training focus area?
"My focus area is for the student to take to heart what it is that is being put out to them, whichever class it may be. If they don’t believe in it, they won’t HEAR it. I teach SAFETY and their longevity in the work they do. I teach OSHA, PEC, Medic First Aid, H2S, Defensive Driving, plus others."

What have you enjoyed most about working at TrainND Northwest?
"I like the common goal that we all seem to have within ourselves. We are all different, but we are all the same. We want what is best for the community that we serve, bringing people home to their families, while providing for them."

What is an interesting fact about you that others might not know?
"I was residence coordinator at a home for the mentally handicapped."

 
 

ARIC THORSTAD
Trainer


What is your training focus area?
"Crane and Equipment operator Training, and new hire training for customers."

What have you enjoyed most about working at TrainND Northwest?
"Helping people start a career and the 'lightbulb' moment when you can see the student 'gets' what you have been talking about."

What is an interesting fact about you that others might not know?
"I play the saxophone and have 5 grandkids."

 
 

TANYA VACHAL
Trainer


What is your training focus area?
"We offer leadership classes from DDI Interaction Management platform; I am one of the leadership class facilitators."

What have you enjoyed most about working at TrainND Northwest?
"I like helping customers develop solutions to meet their workforce training needs. I also value the relationship and camaraderie with my remarkable coworkers."

What is an interesting fact about you that others might not know?
"I absolutely love to ride motorcycle."