Instructor Bios

Daniel (Dan) R. Beaver

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Courses Taught

  • AHERA (Asbestos) Contractor/Supervisor, Inspector, Management Planner, Project Designer
  • EPA RRP Certified Renovator
  • Operations and Maintenance Awareness (Asbestos and Lead)

Language(s) Spoken: English
Format: Live Classroom
Contact: (303) 819-5468, dbeaver@coloradohazard.com

Dan has been in the hazardous abatement industry for over 20 years, and his classes are a joy to attend. He gained a lot of his experience from managing asbestos abatement for Denver Public Schools before he moved into the contractor side of the industry. As a contractor he rose in the ranks and was the Vice President of Custom Environmental before starting our sister company, Colorado Hazard Control, in 2006. Under Dan’s leadership, Colorado Hazard Control has posted consistent growth each year and went from having less than 5 employees to over 50 full time team members!

Dan’s courses are fun, lively and packed full of practical approaches to regulatory and common topics. He truly has a passion for what he teaches and it shows through and through. In addition to being a top quality instructor for CHC Training, he is a 50% owner and a part of our development team.

Frank Hulce

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Courses Taught

  • AHERA (Asbestos) Contractor / Supervisor, Inspector, Management Planner, Project Designer
  • EPA RRP Certified Renovator
  • Operations and Maintenance
    Asbestos Awareness

Language(s) Spoken: English
Format: Live Classroom

Frank has a construction background and has done survey work (bridges/roads/waste water treatment plants) and material testing for an engineering firm. He entered the hazardous materials industry in 1988 as a direct result of the newly implemented AHERA Regulation, and to date most of his experience has been associated with educational facilities.

He started teaching in 2010 and feels rewarded each class as he is able to interact with the students. He partially enjoys the fresh perspective that new students bring to the curriculum and/or the regulations. Frank takes a student-centric approach to his instruction and customizes each class around the students and their backgrounds.

Aaron Hix

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Courses Taught

  • AHERA (Asbestos) Contractor / Supervisor & Worker, Lead Abatement Supervisor, Worker, Inspector
  • EPA RRP Certified Renovator, Operations and Maintenance
  • Awareness (all courses)
  • Methamphetamine (all courses)
  • Mold (all courses)
  • First Aid/CPR/AED

Language(s) Spoken: English
Format: Online & Live Classroom
Contact: (720) 219-6754, aaron@chctraining.com

Aaron has been in the hazardous material abatement industry since 2011. He has been directly performing the setup of containments, the proper wetting and removal of asbestos containing materials, the proper immediate containerization, final cleaning of containments and the removal of containments. Over the course of four years, he has been promoted numerous times and held the position of Jr. Supervisor before arriving to his current status of a Sr. Supervisor. Working in various positions allowed Aaron to see the overall project from different viewpoints and helped him improve his leadership skills and regulatory knowledge.

As a Sr. Supervisor for our sister company, Colorado Hazard Control (late 2013 – present) he has overseen 300+ projects. He has completed and supervised projects in educational, residential, commercial and industrial facilities.

For CHC Training, Aaron has been approved as an instructor by the Environmental Protection Agency for the instruction of the RRP Certified Renovator Initial and Refresher courses and has received several positive reviews. Aaron is also a Red Cross accredited instructor for First Aid/CPR/AED. He has also been audited as an instructor by a representative of the Environmental Protection Agency. Aaron excels as an instructor; he has good presence, dialect, is knowledgeable, and is able to convey his experience in a way that students are left with an understanding of what it really takes to supervise or work on abatement projects.

Michael Benedetto

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Courses Taught

  • AHERA (Asbestos) Contractor / Supervisor, Inspector, Management Planner, Project Designer
  • Lead Abatement Supervisor, Worker, Inspector, Risk Assessor
  • EPA RRP Certified Renovator

Language(s) Spoken: English
Format: Online & Classroom
Contact: (303) 819-7169, mike@chctraining.com

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Mike is one of our top rated instructors and has taught over 7,000 students! His classes are highly reviewed and are very in demand.

Mike started in the abatement field in 2007 as a worker and was quickly promoted to Sr. Supervisor. He supervised projects for a couple of years before moving into the safety and training side of our sister company, Colorado Hazard Control. From 2009 through 2014, he was the primary instructor and was responsible for the development of much of the course content we use today. He also has provided the voice guidance for our online training course modules.

Mike became a part time instructor after he went back to school in 2014 to obtain a Master’s degree in Education, and teaching license. He has a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Colorado.

Kim Thiel

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Courses Taught

  • AHERA (Asbestos) Contractor / Supervisor, Inspector, Management Planner, AMS
  • Operations and Maintenance
  • Asbestos Awareness

Language(s) Spoken: English
Format: Classroom

Kim started with asbestos consulting in 1987 and began teaching asbestos classes in 1988. His prior experience as a carpenter and construction superintendent between 1977 and 1984 enabled him to connect with students learning the newly developed asbestos regulations.

Since 1987 he has sporadically worked as a Construction Project Manager:

  • 1991 to 1994—Environmental Safety Coordinator with CRSS Constructors for Denver Public Schools Bond Program
  • 1998 to 2000—Project Manager for ’98 Boulder Valley Schools Bond Program
  • 2013 to 2014—Project Manager for Jefferson County School District

He also spent two years in Construction Claims consulting—early 2000’s and he now owns and manages a Colorado based Consulting firm. Kim’s courses receive high scores and referrals and he is well known in the industry as a go-to source for expert advice and guidance. Kim’s vast experience has positively influenced our student’s course satisfaction and their knowledge of the course content.

Kim’s favorite curriculum to teach is the Air Monitoring Specialist course. He enjoys the scientific aspects, as well as the logistics and practicality of air monitoring.

Brendan Hainsworth

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Courses Taught

  • AHERA (Asbestos) Inspector, Management Planner, AMS
  • Asbestos Awareness

Language(s) Spoken: English
Format: Classroom

Brendan Hainsworth is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) with the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) and Registered Environmental Health Specialist/ Registered Sanitarian (REHS/RS) with the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA).  Hainsworth has worked as an Air Monitoring Specialist (AMS) and Asbestos Building Inspector for over a decade.  His experience includes a wide variety of settings from residential, commercial to industrial and professional activities ranging from small scale up to multi-million dollar projects.  Hainsworth is one of a small group of practicing CIH's with extensive first hand experience with asbestos and detailed knowledge of many of the intricacies of field work, regulation and analysis related to asbestos.

Seth Calkins

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Courses Taught

  • HAZWOPER
  • Safety and Health Hazard Recognition
  • Safety Through Leadership
  • General OSHA Safety and Heatlh Training 

Language(s) Spoken: English
Format: Classroom

Seth Calkins, owner of Elite Safety Solutions and Certified Safety Professional, is a trainer and safety and health consultant with over 18 years of safety and health experience and a passion for teaching.  He has worked in a wide variety of environments including manufacturing, asbestos abatement, pharmaceuticals, construction (both residential and commercial) and oil and gas.  Seth is a former OSHA compliance officer and Safety Team Leader at the Suncor Refinery where he was not only a HAZMAT Technician and Industrial Firefighter, he was also responsible for the sites safety, industrial hygiene, the Refinery’s Emergency Response Team and Contractor Safety.  He brings an incredible diversity and a deep level of safety and health work-experience to the table.

When not practicing safety, Seth loves spending time with his wife and 2 kids.  His hobbies include cooking, martial arts, writing, music, travel, and woodworking.