Instructor Bio

Forklift instructorCITE’s primary instructor, Greg Hoole, started his safety career 1986 working for various construction equipment sales and rental companies. During his career, he was involved in business management, accident prevention, investigation & risk management. Greg has over 30 years of equipment instructor experience and has been a professional equipment instructor for fifteen years and a first aid instructor for the last twelve years. Greg holds an OSHA Safety and Health Specialist certificate for the construction industry and holds a number of OSHA certificates listed below.

  • OSHA 10 & 30 Hour Construction Industry Outreach Instructor
  • OSHA Safety and Health Specialist
  • 2264 Confined Space Certificate
  • 3110 Fall Arrest Systems Certificate
  • 510 Construction Industry Standards
  • 511 General Industry Standards
  • 521 Industrial Hygiene Standards
  • 2225 Respiratory Protection

Professional instructor certificates include:

  • Mobile Equipment certified master instructor for Forklift, Aerial Work Platforms, Boom Manlift & Scissor Lift
  • American Heart Association First Aid, CPR & AED instructor
  • OSHA Outreach Instructor
  • OSHA Construction Industry Specialist
  • OSHA General Industry Specialist
  • Fall Protection Competent Person
  • Fall Protection Qualified Person
  • Mobile Equipment PIT Forklift Train the Trainer
  • MEWP, AWP Aerial Boomlift and Scissor Lift Train the Trainer

Greg is a member of The American Society of Safety Engineers ASSE and the International Society For Fall Protection

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CITE’s lead instructor, Jamie Orozco is a Certified Bilingual English / Spanish Instructor.  Jaime has 12 years in the equipment industry providing sales and service as well as operating experience in a wide range of powered industrial equipment.  His training specialties are in:

  • PIT Class 1 4 & 5 Sit Down Counter Balanced Forklift Instructor.
  • PIT Class 2 Narrow Isle & 3 Powered Pallet Jack Forklift Instructor.
  • Class 7 Reach Forklift and Rough Terrain Forklift Instructor.
  • MEWP and AWP Aerial Boomlift Instrucutor
  • MEW and AWP Scissor Lift Instructor
  • Certified First Aid / CPR / AED Instructor

Jaime also provides Train the Trainer courses for the above classes in both English and Spanish.



CITE's lead equipment instructor, Mike Copsey, started his safety career in the early 80's. Over the last 12 years Mike was a primary safety equipment instructor for Star Rentals of Portland. Mike possesses a strong equipment back ground with a great ability to recognize existing and potential job site hazards. Mike holds various equipment safety and instructor certificates including:

  • Powered Industrial Truck Safety Instructor
  • Class 1, 4 & 5 Forklift Instructor
  • Class 3 Forklift Instructor
  • Class 7 Forklift Instructor
  • Aerial Boomlift Instructor
  • Aerial Scissor Lift Instructor
  • AWP Instructor


Business Portrait MichelleMichelle has been in sales and marketing for 15 years and was looking to take her experience and branch out on her own. One of her passions is scuba diving; enjoying the underwater world and the serene feeling it gives her. With several certifications under her belt she has been a Dive Master since 2006. Michelle can assist and instruct a wide variety of classes and really enjoys teaching people how to scuba dive. Some of the requirements of being a dive master are renewing your rescue skills and CPR certification regularly. With her passion of teaching and helping others she started her own company in 2012.

Emergency Response Consultants focus is to help people feel confident, comfortable and above all have fun during their training. Her training’s are interactive working with the mannequins hands on and also practicing wrapping bandages on their classmates. Michelle’s goal for her students when they complete the training is to walk away smiling and saying,” That was the most enjoyable class I’ve ever taken and I feel confident in using my skills if needed.”

  • Training Center ID #285693
  • CPR/AED/First Aid-Infant/Child/Adult
  • Oxygen Administration
  • Emergency Responder #11110F1756
  • Rescue Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Open Water Diver
  • Divers Alert Network Member
  • PADI Diving Society Member
  • PADI Dive Master #198580
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