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Meet the talented group of individuals who will be instructing the courses provided by Kentucky Training, LLC.
Adam Kirk is a Principal Research Engineer with the Kentucky Transportation Center at the University of Kentucky. His research and training focuses on traffic operations and roadway safety. Adam also works extensively with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet developing guidelines and policy for emerging technologies and practices.
Mr. Murphy is a water resources engineer who is responsible for hydrologic and hydraulic modeling and technical review supporting projects involving floodplain mapping and proposed bridges and culverts, with additional experience in stream restoration and morphologic data collection and analysis.
After spending 24 years at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), Jeff Jasper retired as the Director of Highway Design. In this position, he oversaw programs and projects in the preconstruction area. Currently teaches Kentucky’s classes on the Roadside Design Guide, ADA Accessible Sidewalk Facilities, Basic Highway Plan Reading, and Preconstruction Project Management Courses. Jeff now works at the University of Kentucky Transportation Center as a Research Engineer and Trainer in the Division of Traffic and Safety.
KYTC’s Standards Engineer (2002-2009). This position serves as KYTC’s roadside safety expert and works directly with Traffic Safety on safety initiatives.
Panel member on Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, Lane Departure Committee (2002-2005).
Program creator and project manager for KYTC’s cable barrier program (2003-2009).
Responsible for KYTC Highway Design Manual, including revision efforts (principal author) (2002-2006).
Committee member of the Transportation Research Board’s Standing Committee on Roadside Safety Design AFB20 (2016-current).
Jeff has more than 44 years of experience dedicated to providing technically creative and economically sound solutions for a diverse range of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering/Permitting projects. He is a nationally recognized regulatory permitting expert and is often called upon across the U.S. to take over and resolve permitting projects that are “stuck in the regulatory mud”.
As a pioneer in the field of advanced GIS-based Hydrologic and Hydraulic (H&H) modeling and calibration methodologies, Mr. House has served as Project Manager/Director on dozens of large-scale comprehensive stormwater master plans, watershed assessments, and FEMA flood insurance studies across the country.
Mr. House has co-authored and facilitated numerous stormwater design criteria and best management practices (BMPs) manuals for municipalities and agencies. Mr. House has successfully presented at hundreds of public meetings, facilitated hundreds of public outreach/stakeholder meetings, and regularly presents technical papers at trade conferences.
Working at Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest since 2000.
Interpretive Programs Manager
Award winning interpretive Programs Manager and CIT (Certified Interpretive Trainer) with over 25 years’ experience interpreting natural and cultural history at Nature Centers, Outdoor Classrooms and Retreats. Specializing in the art and science of training natural history interpreters; and in creating encounters that help staff, volunteers and visitors explore their own connections with our natural and cultural heritage.
Robert Garrett works with Vaughn & Melton in their Knoxville, Tennessee office. He works on road and site design including 3D modeling of road, site, drainage and utilities. This includes colleague training in 3D modeling workflows, developing CADD and modeling workflows to improve efficiency. He also developed and maintains OpenRoads Designer workspace configurations. Prior to his employment at V&M, Robert worked with EnvisionCAD in technical consulting for implementation of 3D modeling of civil projects.
Sam has more than thirty years' civil engineering software training and consulting experience. Sam has been teaching OpenRoads Designer for the past year, InRoads classes since the introduction of the software in 1989 and taught the predecessor products (Engineering Site Package and Transportation Design Package) prior to the release of InRoiads. He began teaching MicroStation in 1996. Sam has developed custom on-line InRoads workflow guides and written DOT Design Standards Manuals. He has conducted training classes for 20+ Departments of Transportatiaon as well as numerous private engineering firms. In addition, Sam has developed customized OpenRoads Designer and InRoads training manuals and provided software implementation consulting. Most recently, Sam developed a custom Upgrading to OpenRoads Designer course for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), which incorporated KYTC's OpenRoads standards. He has taught this course to more than 200 students. Sam also developed custom Basic OpenRoads Designer and OpenRoads Survey training courses using KYTC standards. Prior to joining CAD Productivity, Sam was a senior application specialist for Intergraph's southeast region,w here he was involved in both pre-and post-sales efforts for the InRoads Suite.
Todd has more than thirty years’ experience in the AEC industry and has conducted MicroStation and InRoads training classes since 1993 for several DOTs, US Army Corps of Engineers and private consultants. He has also developed custom training courses and workflow guides for both MicroStation, OpenRoads and InRoads software. He developed CAD Productivity’s Basic, Intermediate and Advanced MicroStation courses. He has also developed custom MicroStation and InRoads training courses for Oklahoma DOT, Colorado DOT and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and has conducted this training for hundreds of students at these agencies. Recently Todd developed CAD Productivity’s Upgrading to MicroStation CONNECT course and over the past year he has taught this course and the OpenRoads Designer course to more than 100 KYTC users and engineering consultants. Previously, Todd worked for Lockwood Greene Engineers where he initiated quality improvement efforts for CAD personnel development and training. Todd’s skills emphasize MicroStation and InRoads/OpenRoads training as well as custom training development and documentation.
William M. Sampson, P.E. is a former faculty member of the University of Florida (UF) Department of Civil Engineering with over 40 years of experience. He was the Director of the McTrans Center for over 30 years and also was responsible for technical assistance and ongoing development of the Highway Capacity Software (HCS). He taught two graduate courses (Traffic Engineering and Highway Capacity Analysis) while at UF. He is a former member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Highway Capacity and Quality of Service (HCQS) committee and still serves on several subcommittees.