Steve holds the position of Assistant Director for the apprenticeship. He is responsible for the coordination for veterans and unemployment benefits, interviews, etc.
Steve grew up and graduated from Maxwell High School, Maxwell Ia. in 1978. After leaving the farm in 1983 he started his production/operations experience at Donnelly Marketing in Nevada Ia. Steve has worked at such companies as Shazam, Regulus, Wells Fargo before coming to IEA. Steve's experience is in customer service, project management, staff management, production/operations as both labor and management, plus many other cost savings initiatives. Steve has been happily married to his wife Shellee for over 30 years and have 3 grown children and enjoys spending time with them and their families. Steve is active in his Church and enjoys spending his time doing handyman jobs for his family, friends and church. Steve believes in leading by example and looks for ways to do things smarter not harder.
Meg holds the position of receptionist/administrative assistant for the apprenticeship. As receptionist, she is required to have contact with a unique customer base ranging from apprentice applicants, labor leaders and business owners. She is responsible for scheduling and preparing all JATC meetings, processing applications to the apprenticeship, scheduling applicant interviews and utilizing the computerized data system in tracking apprentices as well as journeymen training records.
Meg lives in Des Moines with her husband Dan and two boys, Carson and Sullivan. As a family they stay active, biking, roller skating, and spending time outside.
Tony joined the Des Moines Electrical Apprenticeship in 2016. He has always had an interest and enjoyment in sharing any knowledge he may have attained throughout his 25 years in the field. Working for the Apprenticeship felt like a natural progression, where he could give back to I.B.E.W.347, and an industry who gave him the opportunity for a career, and the ability to support his wife and 3 children. He was with Gurnsey Electric L.C. for 17 years. He is looking forward to the opportunity to do his part in training the next generation of Electrical Workers.
Tony grew up in Des Moines, and is a graduate of East High School. He remains an eastsider, with his wife Bobbie (a SEP transplant), and their two dogs. Together they have 3 grown children, Stephen, Jacob, and Jessica. He enjoys his time in their church, where he also teaches, and spending time with his family. He and his wife like to spend their free time walking, biking, fishing, generally keeping active and enjoying each other’s company.
Derek studied education at Simpson College in Indianola. He had planned to teach the sciences in a High School setting, but chose to pursue something that would pay better to allow him to support his wife's desire to be a stay at home mom. He found that electrical work was an engaging field with many hands-on applications of physics, his favorite field in science. He completed the apprenticeship program in 2009 as the Distinguished Graduate that year. Derek has worked in an industrial setting for the last several years at John Deere Des Moines Works in Ankeny, gaining experience in conduit bending, power distribution, motor controls, programmable logic controllers, variable frequency drives, etc.
Derek lives in Prairie City, where he grew up, with his wife Amy and their sons Brighton and Caleb. He is active in the Church where he participates in teaching, song leading, and speaking. Derek is a voracious reader, an amateur metal sculptor, an entrepreneur, and has an interest in languages, speaking English, Spanish, and learning French. He is excited to be back in teaching, and really enjoys working with students.
Jeremy is a full time instructor with the Des Moines Electrical Apprenticeship. As a third generation IBEW member, Jeremy started his career in the electrical industry over twenty years ago and received his Journeyman Wireman license in 2002. His experience includes instructing individuals on a wide array of topics, including CPR/First Aid, Aerial Lift/Fall Protection, Forklift, Confined Space, Lock Out/ Tag Out, Excavations, and Human Performance, from a classroom setting to hands-on field guidance. He truly enjoys working with apprentices and sharing his knowledge to help them achieve their goals.
Throughout his career, Jeremy has worked with wireman at all levels educating them on the importance of construction safety. He brings a unique perspective to the industry also being a Paramedic since 2009 and Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) since 2015. Jeremy has high energy and strong interpersonal skills. He has worked on a variety of commercial and industrial projects including large data centers, food manufacturing and aluminum fabrication plants, hospitality and office buildings.
Jeremy grew up in Pleasant Hill and is a graduate of East High School. He currently lives in Bondurant and enjoys spending time with his wife Natalie and three children, Henry, Vera, and Remy.
Stephen is a full time instructor with the apprenticeship. He has always enjoyed teaching and helping apprentices, working for the Apprenticeship felt like the next opportunity. Stephen is one of the founding members of the IBEW LU 347 RENEW committee which focuses on reaching out and engaging the next generation of electrical worker. He is also a Pension trustee for LU 347. He was with Modern Electrical Services for the 8 years prior to becoming an instructor. He is looking forward to training the next generation of Electrical Workers.
Stephen is a 2003 graduate of Waukee High School. He now lives in Grimes, with his wife Naren, and two daughters Jordan and Hayden. He enjoys watching his daughters play sports, and some minor wood working.
Tim began his electrical career with the work-study program in the Industrial Electricity class at Central campus. He attended Roosevelt in the morning and worked in the Brown Brothers shop in the afternoon. Tim completed his apprenticeship in 1994. His 30 years in the industry has given him experience in fire alarm, network cabling, HVAC controls, lighting systems, piping and power distribution. He earned his NICET II Fire Alarm Systems certification in 2006. Tim served as president of local 347 and served two terms on the executive board. He believes strongly in the IBEW and the NECA partnership. He believes the apprenticeship will drive the future of our industry.
Tim currently lives in the Easter Lake neighborhood in Des Moines. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Joy, and their two children, Dean and Ceora.