Todd Reynolds, Chairman
Executive Director, Groundwork NOLA
Kathy Grote-Litchfield, Secretary
Consultant, Workforce Development and Non-Profit Programs
Laura Smith, Treasurer
CEO, Louisiana Council for Economic Education
Director of Admissions and Dual Enrollment, Nunez Community College
Chief Operating Officer, Rasa.io
Project Manager, Woodward Design+Build
Member Attorney, Perrier Lacoste
Principal, Perrier Esquerre Contractors
college student and NOTEP Alumni
Adam moved to New Orleans in 2010. He has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Mississippi and a masters degree. Adam has 10 years experience managing residential and commercial construction sites and has spent the last four years as the President of NOTEP. He is skilled in equipping students to reach their full potential and has a vision to see NOTEP students filling the skilled trades gap in New Orleans.
Janelle was born and raised in New Orleans, and became an electrician through a union apprenticeship program. Today she is a Master Electrician. For nearly 20 years she has honed her craft by working on flood damaged homes and commercial construction projects. Interested specifically in increasing minority leadership roles and participation in the electrical industry, Janelle seeks to raise interest in electrical careers. She believes skilled trades can provide solid careers, develop strong work ethic, and give a great sense of value and reward.
CARPENTRY & ELECTRICAL INSTRUCTOR
Robert has worked as both a residential carpenter and and as an electrician with MMR Group. He holds a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Mississippi.
DIRECTOR OF TRAINING, CARPENTRY INSTRUCTOR
Terrance moved to New Orleans from Oxford, Mississippi where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Mississippi. Passionate about making a difference, he moved to New Orleans to pursue a career in teaching skilled trades to students in the city. He’s worked in a wide range of construction fields including flooring, carpentry, and operating heavy machinery.
CARPENTRY INSTRUCTOR - LIVNIG SCHOOL
Ross is a master carpenter with decades of experience across the building trades working both residential and commercial construction, specializing in historic renovation, building material re-use and salvage and artistic collaborative projects. Ross was instrumental in the building of Parisite Skatepark and the Music Box Village in New Orleans.
ADJUNCT HVAC INSTRUCTOR