Adam Holt

Director of Training/Lead Instructor

  • American Welding Society Certified Welding Inspector
  • Fourteen years experience in vocational and adult welding education 
  • Extensive experience using SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, GTAW, ACAG, OFC and PAC processes and possess multiple AWS welding certifications
  • In-depth knowledge relevant to AWS, ASME and API welding codes 
  • SkillsUSA advisor from 2005 to 2019 
  • Awarded with the Special School District Teacher of the Year Award for the 2017-2018 school year.  This was the first time a technical education instructor was bestowed this award. 
  • Performed customized welding training and projects for Ameren UE, Laclede Gas, Washington Metal Fabricators, Clemco Industries, CanamSteel, Gerald Industries, Cummins Diesel, Toyota, Michelin and the US ARMY
  • Active member of a welding advisory council and is a current American Welding Society Professional Member

George Tatum 

Welding Instructor 

  • Journeyman Welder with 7 years in-field experience 
  • Worked in coal-fired power plants, natural gas plants and oil refineries in Texas, Louisiana, Maryland & Kentucky
  • Possesses a multitude of AWS & ASME welding certifications utilizing the SMAW, GTAW, FCAW & GMAW processes 
  • OSHA 10 hour certified


Nathan Comerio 

Student Outreach Representative

  • Journeyman Welder with 6 years in-field experience 
  • Worked in coal-fired power plants and oil refineries across the nation
  • Erected iron for numerous large projects across the country such as the Minnesota Vikings Football Stadium, the Miami Dolphins Football Stadium, the SLU Hospital project and the world's largest polyethylene plant for Shell
  • Certified welder per the AWS D1.1 and the Canadian Welding Bureau in SMAW and FCAW processes
  • Qualified in Rigging and Signaling
  • OSHA 10 hour certified
  • Two time SkillsUSA National Medalist