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Carla Wroten - Training Director

Ms. Wroten is Director of Safety and Environmental Compliance and Safety Director and has over 15 years of experience in the environmental and safety arena.

From 2003-2012, Ms. Carla Wroten led CALINC Training’s rise as one of the fastest growing Environmental and Safety Training providers in Northern California. Ms. Wroten’s background in safety was first developed when running the Training Department at CAL INC, and receiving further education on the State and Federal regulations for environmental and construction work.

From 2015- present, she was has also been in charge of CAL INC’s safety program for approximately 55 field employees. She works with the company’s Safety Committee to set up job site audits, investigate job hazards, and teach and mentor employees on applicable CA and Federal regulations. She is responsible for all safety recordkeeping at our company and is in charge of filling out our OSHA 300 log. In addition, she updates and maintains a passing grade for all safety requirement under the ISNetworld safety portal for corporations such as Genentech, PepsiCo, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E).

Ms. Wroten is the current Lead Director for CALINC Training under CDPH (California Department of Public Health’s) and the REHS (Registered Environmental Health Specialists) Accreditation Programs. CALINC Training has been an accredited training provider since 1995 for Lead, teaching all lead-related construction courses. She administers our lead program and is in charge of correspondence and compliance with California’s Department of Public Health’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch’s Title 17 regulations as well as applicable OSHA regulations. In addition, she is the Cal/OSHA Training Director for all our asbestos courses and she is also the EPA Training director for all of our EPA Lead-based paint Renovation, Repair, and Paint courses.

Ms. Wroten has assembled instructors with diverse training to instruct our courses. Our courses include Cal/OSHA Asbestos: Worker, Contractor Supervisor, Project Designer, Craft Worker Roofer, Management Planner, Building Inspector, and Maintenance Worker; California Department of Public Health’s Lead-Based Paint: Supervisor/Project Monitor, Inspection Assessment, Sampling Technician, Worker, and continuing Education courses; HAZWOPER initial and refresher courses, and Mold initial and refresher courses.

 

Pat Rodriguez – Instructor

Mr. Rodriguez joined CAL INC in 1993 to 2000 as an Environmental Consultant and Trainer. He moved on from CAL INC to accept a position with Solano County as an Environmental Health Supervisor, and then returned with CALINC Training again in January of 2010 as a full time instructor.

Before coming to CALINC Training, Mr. Rodriguez initiated his career with Los Angeles County Health Department as a Public Health Sanitarian. Mr. Rodriguez has also worked for the City of Long Beach as a Senior Environmental Health Specialist. His experiences took him to the State of California Department of Toxics as an Associate Hazardous Materials Specialist.

Mr. Rodriguez’s education includes attending Kansas City Community College earning his AA degree and subsequently transferring to Pittsburg State University earning his B.S. degree in Biology with a minor in physical science. Mr. Rodriguez attended additional classes with Cal State University at Northridge, taking Environmental Health, Occupational Safety and Health, Public Health Administration, and Epidemiology related course work.

Mr. Rodriguez’s experience has also taken him to the Universidad Tecnologica de Tula, Tula, Mexico to provide workshops in Hazardous Materials Emergency Response training.

Mr. Rodriguez is our course content advisor for Asbestos, Lead, and HAZWOPER in both English and Spanish. He also is our Medic First Aid instructor. His vast field experience and knowledge helps him create real life scenarios in the classroom for our students. His good natured attitude is reflected by his approach to a comfortable learning environment which promotes student participation and interaction. Mr. Rodriguez’s favorite subject to teach is HAZWOPER because he is able to relay complex regulations into easier to understand concepts.

 

Mr. Erik Eriksen – Instructor

Mr. Eriksen has been associated with CALINC Training, LLC since 2005. He teaches our accredited Lead (CDPH and EPA), Cal/OSHA Asbestos, Medic First Aid/CPR, Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) and has conducted extensive Safety Compliance Training for Pacific Gas & Electric. In addition, Mr. Eriksen also teaches Confined Space Operations, Forklift Operator and DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation.

Mr. Jan Erik Eriksen served an Air Transportation Technician with the US Air Force from Aug 1975 to Aug 1996. During his tour with the 1492 Air Transportation Training Flight, a school accredited by the Community College of the Air Force, he taught core curriculum classes offering semester hours of credit toward an Associate of Science Degree in Logistics. Throughout his other tours, he was extensively involved with on-the-job training development, delivery and evaluation in addition to his regular job assignments.

He is a retired Master Sergeant whose military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, three Air Force Commendation Medals, Air Force Achievement Medal, seven Air Force Good Conduct Medals, the National Defense Service Medal and the Humanitarian Service Medal.

Mr. Eriksen holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Vocational Education from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL and an Associate of Science Degree in Logistics from The Community College of the Air Force, Gunther AFB, AL.

Mr. Eriksen' favorite subject to teach is HAZWOPER since the subject matter incorporates a variety of information concerning chemistry, physics and physiology.

 

Phil Mayberry – Instructor

Mr. Phil Mayberry holds a Master Degree in Education specializing in instruction and supervision from Wilmington College. He received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Environmental Studies with a minor in Geology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Mr. Mayberry has also served on the advisory board of the American Indoor Air Quality Council. He has over 20 years experience in managing various environmental projects throughout the United States, which included UST installation and removal, soil and groundwater remediation and Phase I - III site assessments. In addition, he has performed asbestos, lead and mold inspections as well as overseen the abatement of all three materials.

Some of Mr. Mayberry's projects include the management of a three month long project which involved the removal of over 75 USTs at the south rim of the Grand Canyon. In addition, Mr. Mayberry oversaw the asbestos abatement of several high-rise buildings in the financial district of San Francisco. Mr. Mayberry also managed the environmental issues for over 85 former Texaco Service Stations in northern California for his former client Texaco Refining and Marketing, Inc.

In addition, Mr. Mayberry has over 20 years of experience in education. He taught Environmental Science for two years to grades 9-12 in Georgetown, DE. He was an adjunct professor at MTI College in Sacramento, CA for two years where he taught Environmental Science. Mr. Mayberry was Senior Instructor for CALINC Training, LLC in Vacaville, CA for nine years. At CALINC, he taught OSHA compliance courses which included courses in Asbestos (Supervisor, Building Inspector, Project Designer), Lead-based Paint (Supervisor, Inspector/Assessor, Project Designer), HAZWOPER (24 hr, 40 hr, Supervisor), Mold (Abatement, Inspection), and Confined Space (Supervisor, Attendant, Entrant, Rescue).

Currently, Mr. Mayberry is semi-retired and lives in Payette, Id. However, Mr. Mayberry works as part-time instructor for CALINC.

Some of Mr. Mayberry's certifications/registrations include:

  • California Certified Asbestos Consultant #02-3187
  • California Certified Lead Supervisor #11567
  • California Registered Environmental Assessor
  • IAQA Certified Mold Remediator
  • CPR/1st Aid Instructor {Medic 1st Aid} #49641
  • NAUI SCUBA Instructor #15217

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