Meet the Team

Our nationwide team of industry experts combines decades of technical and real-world experience to ensure their insights are accurate and relevant … their guidance is easy to understand … and their solutions have a positive impact on your organization. These consultants are also supported by our robust in-house team of subject-matter experts to ensure you receive the best-in-class service only
J. J. Keller can deliver.


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Our Leaders

Meet Our Executive Leadership Team Here.

Steve Murray

VP of Content & Consulting Services

"What makes our consulting services so unique is that every one of our consultants provides world-class expertise in the areas of safety management controls, performance tracking, employee training, and policy development and review. Combine that with our unlimited regulatory support and suite of J. J. Keller solutions, and we're able to deliver a truly comprehensive service."

Sean Nebert

Director of Consulting Services - Transport

"The fact that our DOT consultants have in-depth knowledge working with fleets of all sizes combined with our innovative safety management programs enables us to deliver the most robust consulting services in the industry."

Mitch Lagerstrom

Director of Consulting Services - EHS

"Knowledge is critical to providing service excellence. Having worked in an array of industries, I enjoy using my knowledge to help our Consulting team improve clients' safety and regulatory compliance."

 

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Transport Consultants

Dale Tidwell

Consulting Practice Manager - Transport

Core Competencies:

  • Accident and injury prevention
  • Behavior-based safety
  • Claims management 
  • Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)
  • DOT compliance assessments, safety audits and investigation 
  • Entry-level driver training 
  • FMCSA regulatory training

 

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Walter Kutschal

Consulting Practice Manager - Transport

 

Core Competencies

  • Alcohol and controlled substances
  • Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)
  • DOT compliance assessments, safety audits and investigations
  • Driver qualification
  • Electronic logging devices (ELDs)
  • Insurance loss control and risk mitigation

 

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David Edmondson, CDS

Sr. Safety Consultant

Core Competencies:

  • FMCSA regulatory compliance 
  • Hours of service
  • Drug & alcohol testing
  • Accident investigation
  • Driver training and evaluation 
  • Injury prevention 
  • Job safety analysis 
  • Intermodal 
  • Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

 

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Jose Elizarraraz, CFS, CDS

Safety Consultant

 

Core Competencies:

  • FMCSA regulatory compliance 
  • Driver certification & qualificiation 
  • Risk management 
  • Vehicle legalization 
  • Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)
  • Bilingual (fluent in Spanish, both spoken and written)

 

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Brandon Cain

Sr. Safety Consultant

Core Competencies:

  • FMCSA regulatory compliance
  • Fleet safety program development 
  • Electronic logging devices (ELDs)
  • Hazardous materials compliance
  • Collision mitigation technology 
  • FMCSA new entrant audit & compliance reivew
  • Data analysis

 

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Jeana Hysell, MS, CDS

Sr. Safety Consultant

Core Competencies:

  • FMCSA regulatory compliance 
  • Hours of Service
  • Hazardous materials/dangerous goods transportation 
  • Driver training and evaluation
  • IFTA reporting 
  • Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
  • Passenger carrier compliance/limousine

 

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Mike McConnell

Safety Consultant

Core Competencies:

  • Alcohol & controlled substances 
  • Cargo securement 
  • DOT compliance assessments, safety audits and investigations 
  • Electronic logging devices (ELDs)
  • Expert witness services 
  • Fleet maintenance 
  • Risk management 
  • Management of dash cam programs

 

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John Thompson

Sr. Safety Consultant

Core Competencies:

  • FMCSA regulatory compliance 
  • Hazmat compliance and training 
  • Policy and process development 
  • Fleet utilization and management 
  • Supervisor and driver training 
  • Logistics 
  • HACCP plan creation and implementation 

 

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Richard Trester 

Sr. Safety Consultant

Core Competencies:

  • FMCSA regulatory compliance 
  • Driver training and evaluation 
  • Management training and advisement 
  • Hazmat compliance and training 
  • IATA/IMDG compliance 
  • Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

 

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Bruce Walters

Safety Consultant

Core Competencies:

  • FMCSA regulatory compliance 
  • Motorcoach safety
  • Driver Qualification
  • Policy Development
  • Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)
  • DOT audits prep & support
  • Driver training and evaluation

 

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Kristi Mauldin

Safety Consultant

Core Competencies

  • Alcohol and controlled substances
  • Cargo securement
  • Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)
  • DOT compliance assessments, safety audits and investigations
  • DOT hazardous materials security plans
  • DOT hazardous materials training
  • Driver qualification

 

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K. Arnold Hickman

Safety Consultant

Core Competencies

  • FMCSA regulatory guidance
  • Hours of service
  • Logistics
  • Policy, program and curriculum development
  • Security training/awareness
  • Supervisor and driver training
  • Vehicle inspections

 

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Joan Beacom

Safety Consultant

Core Competencies
• Alcohol and controlled substances
• Cargo securement
• Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)
• DOT hazardous materials carrier transport
• Driver qualification
• Electronic logging devices (ELDs) 

 

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Sharon Bonnette

Safety Consultant 

Core Competencies

  • Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)
  • DOT Compliance
  • Alcohol and drug testing
  • Compliance assessments and inspections
  • FMCSA regulatory compliance
  • Hazardous materials/dangerous goods transportation
  • Motorcoach compliance

 

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Jeff McClure

Safety Consultant

Core Competencies

  • Cargo securement
  • Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)
  • DOT compliance assessments, safety audits and investigations
  • Driver qualification
  • Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs)
  • Entry-level driver training
  • Fleet maintenance
  • FMCSA regulatory compliance

 

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Kellie Case

Safety Consultant

Core Competencies

  • Alcohol and controlled substances
  • Cargo securement
  • Commercial truck accident reconstruction
  • Risk management
  • Safety camera video analysis
  • Security training/awareness
  • Supervisor and driver training
  • Vehicle inspections

 

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Paul Cormier, CRSP

Safety Consultant

Core Competencies

  • FMCSA regulatory compliance
  • Inspections and investigations
  • Policy and process development
  • Accident investigation
  • Policy development and implementation
  • Supervisor and driver training
  • Globally Harmonized System (GHS)
    • Canadian regulations

 

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Jay Johnson

Safety Consultant

Core Competencies

  • Alcohol and controlled substances
  • Cargo securement
  • Entry-level driver training
  • Electronic logging devices (ELDs)
  • Fleet maintenance
  • FMCSA regulatory compliance
  • Passenger carrying motor vehicles
  • Policy, program and curriculum development

 

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Peter Sponburgh

Safety Consultant 

Core Competencies

  • Alcohol and controlled substances
  • Cargo securement Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)
  • DOT compliance assessments, safety audits and investigations
  • Driver qualification
  • Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs)
  • Fleet maintenance 

 

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Bobby McClain

Safety Consultant 

Core Competencies

  • FMCSA regulatory compliance
  • DOT Hazardous materials security plans
  • Hours of service
  • Logistics
  • Policy, program and curriculum development
  • Risk management
  • Security training/awareness
  • Supervisor and driver training

 

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Tony Evans

Safety Consultant 

Core Competencies

  • Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs)
  • Fleet maintenance
  • DOT Hazardous materials security plans
  • Household goods
  • Policy, program and curriculum development
  • Risk management
  • Security training/awareness
  • Supervisor and driver training

 

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Ricky Woodham

Safety Consultant 

Core Competencies

  • Alcohol and controlled substances
  • Cargo securement
  • Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)
  • DOT compliance assessments, safety audits and investigations
  • DOT Hazardous materials security plans
  • Driver qualification
  • Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) •
  • Entry-level driver training

 

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 Eric DeJesus

Safety Consultant

Core Competencies

  • Alcohol and controlled substances
  • Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)
  • DOT compliance assessments, safety audits and investigations
  • Driver qualification
  • Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) •
  • Fleet Maintenance

 

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Sara Kaminski 

Associate Consultant

"Bottom line, I'm a client advocate. I focus on helping clients understand complex and ever-changing regulations and helping them implement effective safety and compliance management systems to minimize accidents and injuries. Having been in the industry for over 20 years, I can identify the solutions that will best serve client's safety and compliance needs."

Jamie Cruse

Associate Consultant

"There is no cookie cutter for achieving compliance. Each company has its own unique set of compliance challenges and goals. I offer support and regulatory assistance to help clients understand complex and ever-changing regulations."

Garrett Dube

Associate Consultant

"Helping clients achieve 100% compliance is always at the forefront of my mind. Not only does it inspire me to provide exceptional service, it sets the bar for the level of success we work to achieve for every client."

Blair Van Hemelryk

Consulting Solution Advisor

"Every carrier is unique, with its own set of challenges. That's why I provide customized regulatory support and solutions which deliver real-world results that make a positive impact on safety and compliance."

Environmental, Health & Safety Consultants

Steve Canney, ASC

Sr. Consulting Manager - EHS

Core Competencies:

  • OSHA compliance 
  • Hazmat transport logistics
  • EPA RCRA hazardous waste management 
  • EPA waste management audits
  • Writte safety program and policy development, implementation and mangement 
  • Expert witness services

 

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Greg Daugherty, CSP, OHST, CHST

Sr. Safety Consultant

 

Core Competencies:

  • OSHA 1910 and 1926 regulatory compliance 
  • Compliance audits (OSHA and MSHA)
  • Occupational risk assessment and mitigation 
  • Industrial hygiene 
  • Safety & health training
  • Hazwaste management 
  • Environmental management systems 

 

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Laura Casey, CSP, CHST, EMT-P, MSc

Sr. Safety Consultant

 

Core Competencies:

  • Hazard identification and mitigation 
  • Construction safety
  • Labor and workforce conditions 
  • Occupational health
  • Industrial safety & health
  • HAZWOPER
  • Hazardous waste
  • Workers compensation claims management

 

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Matthew Nuckolls

Sr. Safety Consultant

Core Competencies:

  • Behavior-based safety program development 
  • Construction safety
  • Due dilligence review for mergers & acquisitions 
  • EHS training & curriculum development 
  • Job safety analysis 
  • Risk assessment

 

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David Hughes

Safety Consultant

Core Competencies

  • Safety management program development
  • Policy development & implementation
  • Ergonomics
  • Work-related injury reduction
  • Accident investigation
  • Risk management
  • Security
  • Fleet management

 

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Sarah Bye

Sr. Environmental Consultant

Core Competencies:

  • Accident and injury investigation and root cause analysis
  • Construction safety
  • EPA RCRA hazardous waste
  • Ergonomics
  • Industial safety & hygiene training and/or monitoring
  • Risk Assessment 
  • HAZWOPER

 

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Jonathan Borntrager

Safety Consultant

Core Competencies

  • Accident and injury investigation and root cause analysis
  • Behavior-based safety program development
  • Construction safety
  • EHS compliance assessments and audits
  • EHS training & curriculum development
  • Ergonomics• Food safety/food sanitation
  • HAZWOPER

 

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Michael Lastie, CSP

Safety Consultant

Core Competencies:

  • Accident and injury investigation and root cause analysis 
  • Behavior-based safety program development 
  • Construction safety
  • Due dilligence review for mergers & acquisitions 
  • EHS compliance assessments & audits 
  • Job safety analysis 
  • Risk assessment

 

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Kevin Kirk

Sr. Safety Consultant

Core Competencies:

  • EHS training & curriculum development
  • HAZWOPER
  • Incident and accident prevention
  • Insurance loss control & risk mitigation
  • Labor and workforce conditions
  • Non-DOT reasonable suspicion/substance training
  • Safety metrics and injury analysis

 

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Mike Minicky, CSP, CIT

Safety Consultant 

Core Competencies:

  • EHS training & curriculum development
  • Incident and accident prevention
  • Job safety analysis
  • OSHA recordkeeping
  • Permit-required confined spaces
  • Safety & health program management
  • Safety metrics and injury analysis

 

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Philip Haataja, CESCP

Safety Consultant 

Core Competencies:

  • EHS compliance assessments and audits
  • EHS training & curriculum development
  • Electrical/arc flash safety training
  • Electrical contact release training
  • Task-based electrical safety training

 

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Paul Cormier, CRSP

Safety Consultant

Core Competencies

  • FMCSA regulatory compliance
  • Inspections and investigations
  • Policy and process development
  • Accident investigation
  • Policy development and implementation
  • Supervisor and driver training
  • Globally Harmonized System (GHS)
    • Canadian regulations

 

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Brent Bryden

Safety Consultant 

Core Competencies:

  • Accident and injury investigation and root cause analysis
  • Behavior-based safety program development
  • EHS compliance assessments and audits Ergonomics
  • Incident and accident prevention
  • Industrial safety & hygiene training and/or monitoring 

 

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Chip Rogers, CSP, PE

Sr. Safety Consultant 

Core Competencies

  • Accident and injury investigation and root cause analysis
  • Behavior-based safety program development
  • EHS compliance assessments and audits
  • EHS training & curriculum development
  • Ergonomics
  • Industrial safety & hygiene training and/or monitoring

 

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Jerry Leone

Safety Consultant

 

Core Competencies

  • EHS compliance assessments and audits
  • EHS training & curriculum development
  • HAZWOPER
  • Permitting

 

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Cody Raab

Safety Consultant

Core Competencies

  • EHS compliance assessments and audits
  • EHS training & curriculum development
  • Incident & accident prevention 
  • ISO 14001 and ISO45001
  • Labor and workforce conditions
  • SPCC/SWPP

 

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Lyle Parrish

Environmental Consultant

Core Competencies

  • EHS compliance assessments and audits
  • EHS training & curriculum development
  • EPA Clean Air Act
  • EPA RCRA hazardous waste
  • HAZWOPER
  • NPDES Permitting

 

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Jennifer Schilling

Associate Safety Consultant

 

"I understand the changes taking place within the industry, so I can assist your company in ongoing safety and compliance. I also make time to understand the logistics of your company in order to recommend the solutions you need to continue to operate in a safe and compliant manner."

Dena Wyngaard

Associate Safety Consultant

“Knowledge is key to understanding and mitigating safety and compliance risks. Having served a wide range of companies, I’m able to use that knowledge and experience to help clients reduce accidents, improve regulatory compliance and implement best practices.”

Human Resources

Stephanie Bellin

Corporate Trainer & Human Resource Consultant

Core Competencies:

  • Active Bystander 
  • FMLA
  • Leadership Development 
  • Non-DOT CMV Driver Qualification 
  • Stress Management 
  • Understanding Depression
  • Workplace Violence 

 

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