Our Team

DAN O'BRIEN

Owner

Dan grew up in Prince George, and has been building the O'Brien Group of Companies here for the last 30 years. He founded O'Brien Training in 2005. 

DARDO KRUEGER

Manager

Dardo has been building strong relationships with our funders since joining us in 2015. He worked in heavy equipment sales for 35 years and brings extensive knowledge of forestry and heavy construction industries. 

TESSA HEBERT

Program Coordinator & Receptionist

Tessa is the first point of contact for many O'Brien students. She joined O'Brien in 2020, and hit the ground running. 

TAMARA KETLO

Project Manager

Tamara works with students, employers, and local nations communities to create and run local and remote HEO training projects.

Feel free to reach out to Tamara to discuss course delivery options.

JULIA STRETCH

Instructional Design & Communications,

Julia creates and delivers training. She's always looking for ways to improve our students' learning experiences. 

JUDD LUTIK

HEO Instructor

Judd runs our heavy construction training site and leads our training. He has decades of experience as a heavy equipment operator. 

IAN LITTLE

Head Mechanic, HEO Instructor

Ian keeps our fleet of heavy equipment running well, to ensure that every student maximizes their seat time. As an excellent operator, he also assists with training. 

MELVIN SMITH

Assistant HEO Instructor

Melvin is the first O'Brien Training alumni to join our training team. As a student, he had demonstrated a strong willingness to learn, a great attitude, and a knack for instructing.