Welding Instructors and School Staff

Instructors’ Credentials and Experience

We have worked in both manufacturing and in the construction industry. We know what it takes to become a qualified welder whether it’s your hobby or your profession. We look forward to sharing our experience and knowledge to help you achieve your goals as a welder.


Dave Lynnes

Dave Lynnes, president of Lynnes Welding Training
  • Over 27 years experience in the welding industry
  • Current AWS District 15 Director
  • Current AWS Board of Directors
  • Graduate of Moorhead Technical Welding program in 1991
  • Certified in MIG, TIG and Stick, 6G Position
  • AWS Certified Welding Inspector
  • AWS Certified Welding Educator
  • CWB Level 2 Welding Inspector
  • Graduate of the UA Instructors Institute, Ann Arbor, MI – 2003
  • Lincoln Electric Company materials used in Motorsports, certified in 4130 Cr-Moly tubing – 2005
  • 2005 PROFESSIONAL WELDERS COMPETITION at AWS Welding Show, Chicago.
  • Placed 6th out of 135 participants.
  • Quality Manager 2011 – 2014
  • American Welding Society21 year member of the American Welding Society (AWS)

Kale Burkey

Instructor at Lynnes Welding Training
  • Honor Graduate from Alex Tech Welding Technology in 2001
  • 6 YRS Aluminum Welding Experience
  • 9 YRS Steel & Misc. Metals Welding & Fabrication & Structural Steel
  • CWB Level II CWI
  • CWB Certified Welding Supervisor
  • CWI/CWE Certified Welding Inspector/Educator
  • CWB Qualified 1G Unlimited Thickness
  • AWS Certified 2G Position Mig
  •  Instructor at Lynnes Welding Training since 2010

Jerod Tengesdal

Jerod Tengsdal Welding Instructo
  • Graduate of NDSCS, Associates in Applied Science Welding Technology
  • 8 years in welding industry
  • CWI/CWE
  • Certified and experienced in D.O.T. Bridge and Structural Welding (D1.1, D1.5)
  • Certified and experienced in Ethanol and Powerplants (ASME Sec.9)
  • 2 years Fab Shop experience
  • Instructor at Lynnes Welding Training since 2011

Roger Nelson

Instructor at Lynnes Welding Training
  • Graduate of Tulsa Welding School
  • Welding theory and blueprint reading,
  • SMAW,
  • GTAW,
  • welding on plate and pipe, also stainless steel;
  • Refinery and industrial pipe welding

Jan Wittmayer

Jan - Welding School Coordinator
  • School coordinator
  • Compliance officer

Jessica Johnson

Jessica Johnson - Administrative Assistant
  • Administrative Assistant
  • NDSU graduate
  • AWS member
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Welcomes incoming and prospective students
  • Answers phones, gives tours, answers questions at the trade show booth