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)

Adam Lynnes

Adam Lynnes
  • Graduate of Rasmussen College with a  Bachelors of Science degree in Business Management
  • 13 years of Welding and Industry experience
  • AWS Member
  • North Dakota National Guard Member

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

Bryce Dame

Bryce Dame
  • Fargo Welding Instructor Aid
  • AWS Member
  • Lynnes Welding Training and Northland Community and Technical College Graduate

Jan Wittmayer

Jan - Welding School Coordinator
  • School coordinator
  • Compliance officer
  • Financial aid department
  • Minot State University Graduate

Jessica Johnson

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

Michael Smith

Michael Smith
  • Recruiter for both Fargo and Bismarck schools
  • Retired Air Force Veteran
  • AWS member
  • Represents LWT at Career Fairs, College Fairs, and Trade Shows
  • Conducts presentations at High Schools
  • Avid outdoorsman!  Passions include Hunting, Fishing, Scuba and Taxidermy