Who we are
Chief Operations Officer
L.I.N.E. COO, founder, and instructor, Donald, has a 33+ year career as an electrical lineman and manager. Donald started his career in Maryland and travelled all over the country working various journeyman lineman positions. He has taught classes on safety and the several utilities he has worked and continues to stress the aspect of safety everyday on the job. He has built a strong foundation and reputable history to run a successful class.
Chief Executive Officer
As Chief Executive Officer, Nanci works the “behind the scenes” magic. From interfacing with town executives, to retaining the proper counsel for the particular issues that need to be counseled on, to searching out the best contractor for the job that needs to be done she utilizes word-of-mouth, social media and the internet to get the job done. Along with developing and implementing operational procedures and policies to ensure that Linemen Institute of the North East stays true to its founding principles in all aspects of its operation, Nanci works hard to keep our mission to educate and train the linemen of tomorrow as our top priority.
Journeyman Lineman & Instructor
After graduating college with a degree in arboriculture Matt spent 10 years as a certified arborist in the tree care industry. After being introduced to the trade by his father, Matt would spend the next 20 years of my career in this industry, 10 years as a lineman and 10 years as a working forman. Teaching apprentice lineman on the job has always been a rewarding part of the job. After coming to L.I.N.E. to become a full time instructor, Matt realized how important it is for experienced linemen to pass on the experience and knowledge to the next generation of lineworkers.
Jim began his career at Central Hudson in 1989. After holding several positions within the company, he was able to take a lineman position 6 years after starting at the company. He worked through his progression to become a journeyman and then a working foreman
Journeyman Lineman & Instructor
John am 53 years old married with 3 kids and 3 grandchildren. He started his career at Metropolitan Transportation Authority as a power lineman 21 years ago. After about 7 years, he was promoted to a Foreman’s position and about 7 years after that, he was again promoted to Supervisor of overhead Lines on the H/H line’s and west of Hudson until April 2022. John finds being at L.I.N.E. is because it very rewarding and fulfilling to be able to pass on the knowledge of the trade that he has learned over the years . To be able to be part of a team that is training future lineman is just beyond words. Especially at Lineman Institute of the North East
Lisa, our Office Coordinator, has worked in the office environment almost her entire career. Responsible for the day to days, Lisa makes sure that the office runs smoothly and efficiently. We are lucky to have Lisa's expertise in our office and have her help us as we move along
Randi has worked in the educational field while also having experience in management. She holds a Masters Degree in Secondary Education, yet really just has a passion to help individuals find the right path in life. After being hired as a Student Liaison and then recently promoted to the Administrative Director position, her realization of her love for the administrative part of management was confirmed and she could no longer see herself up in front of a classroom teaching, but still wanted to be in the field helping students.
Starting with Linemen Institute back in 2018, Brinnah, along with her parents, Donald and Nanci, helped begin L.I.N.E. and established communication with potential students all over the Northeast. Managing the students, social media, and applications, Brinnah is the glue that holds the student body together. After leaving L.I.N.E. in 2021 and returning in 2023 to help with social media, Brinnah took over Randi’s position after she was
promoted in 2024.