our faculty

The Enzweiler Building Institute is staffed by awesome instructors who are all licensed, seasoned professionals in their field. Like our students, our instructors work full-time at their craft. This enables them to relate and communicate with our students about real workplace issues while teaching the content needed for success in the field.

Carpentry Program Instructors

Pete Couch

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Pete caught the building “bug” 20+ years ago when he spent a summer helping a friend framing housing. Now he runs his own company, where his projects range from remodeling to new construction.

Kevin McKnight

Lead instructor for the Enzweiler Building Institute

Kevin has been teaching at EBI since 2014 after working as a finish carpenter and cabinetry maker with Macy’s for many years. Kevin is the lead instructor for the school, teaching for both the daytime trades program and the evening adult program.

Electric Program Instructors

Brandt Manning

ARC Electric, Electric 4

Lead instructor for the electric program, Electric 4 – Brandt is the longest serving instructor at EBI and has taught off-and-on since about 1997. He’s a graduate of the program and a master electrician with Arc Electric, his family’s business. Brandt is also a veteran.

Hank Sellmeyer

Sellmeyer Electric, Electric 3

Hank is an electric contractor and the owner of Sellmeyer Electric. He is returning to teaching in 2019-20 after having previously taught at EBI for several years.

Tim Strange

Townsley Electric, Electric 2

Tim is a graduate of EBI and is a foreman for Townsley Electric.

Greg Ecklar

KW Mechanical, electric 1

Greg graduated from EBI in 2011 and now works at KW Mechanical.

Facilities Maintenance Instructor

Gary Whittle

BRG Apartments

Gary graduated from the carpentry program at EBI in 2014 and has been working in the field of facilities maintenance for his entire career. He is passionate

HVAC Program Instructor

Tony Hoekstra

Schneller and Knochelmann

Tony is one of the longest serving instructors at EBI. He works in the HVAC service department at Schneller and Knochelmann. Tony was awarded the 2018-19 Outstanding Instructor.

Plumbing Program Instructor

Patrick Kennedy

State of Kentucky

Pat has been a plumber for more than 40 years and now works for the state of Kentucky as a plumbing inspector for Kenton and Boone Counties.

Welding Program Instructor

Rick Reiff, III

Welding alloys usa

Rick is the Research and Development Specialist and a Welder at Welding Alloys USA in Florence. He has been welding virtually all of his life and holds many certifications in welding.

Director of Professional Development

Vicki Berling

Building Industry association of nky

Vicki Berling is Director of Professional Development at the Building Industry Association of NKY (BIA-NKY). She came to the BIA-NKY in fall 2018 after spending 20+ years working with adult and online programs in education, first at Thomas More College (now University), then at Northern Kentucky University and more recently at Sullivan University. Dr. Berling earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Western Kentucky University and a Master of Business Administration from Thomas More College. Her doctorate in higher education administration is from Indiana State University. If she’s not working, she’s likely at a jazzercise class or golfing, albeit poorly. Ask about her grandchildren – please!

Contact Enzweiler Building Institute Today

Are you a skilled craftsman or licensed professional who would be interested in teaching? We are always looking for additional teaching resources and guest speakers in our classrooms. Contact Vicki Berling to discuss.