We are proud to have these experienced instructors on our team.
President and Founder
Mr. Bowen has extensive experience providing exam review and fundamental health and safety courses. He is committed to ensuring you receive the highest quality instruction and are well prepared after the course. His support extends well beyond the dates of instruction.
Ms. Conrad is a board Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) with close to 20 years experience in occupational safety and health. She has worked in a variety of industries including agriculture, aerospace, defense, high-tech, and blood and tissue manufacturing.
Mr. Edens has over 20 years of EHS experience in manufacturing and construction. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) with a Master of Science in Public Health.
Dr. Pate has over 8 years of environmental health and safety experience in academic, research and healthcare settings in both the public and private sector. Dr. Pate's EHS experience has ranged from collection and management of radioactive, chemical, and biologic waste streams for a major research university to management of a comprehensive EHS program for a large multi-facility health system. Dr. Pate has been responsible for the development and delivery of a variety of EHS training topics, and his goal is to assist Bowen EHS clients in achieving their professional development goals. Outside of work, Dr. Pate enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.
Mr. Supples has over 30 years of experience in occupational safety, IH, and quality improvement. He is the founder of Applied Improvement Technologies, LLC with clients representing aerospace manufacturing, service sector, and consumer products. Mr. Supples' goal is to create "defining learning moments" for Bowen EHS clients in a way that they say "wow, that was cool!"
Mr. DeAtley is the Director of HS&E, Field Services for Express Energy Services. His experience in HS&E encompasses 25 years in varying industries including Petro-Chem, Manufacturing and Oil and Gas. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University who has dedicated his career to protecting the health and wellbeing of his fellow workers.
Mr. McPeak is the Director of Corporate Safety Programs at Pike Enterprises and the Director of Stay Safe Solutions, LLC. David graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a degree in Information Systems and Operations Management. He has extensive experience in safety and training; holds multiple safety and training certifications from the BCSP, USOLN, and NCCER; and has received numerous awards including being recognized as a Rising Star of Safety by the National Safety Council. In addition to developing and maintaining safety and health management systems, David currently serves or has served as a member of the North Carolina Apprenticeship Council, on the editorial board of Incident Prevention Magazine, as a Member at Large assisting the Executive Board of the USOLN, and as Chairman of Task Team One of the OSHA ET&D Partnership.
Link Shumaker earned a BS degree in Chemical Engineering in 2002 and an MS in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering in 2007 both from the University of Kentucky. In 2007 he moved to Moncure, NC to begin his work in the biodiesel industry with Piedmont Biofuels. After five years with Piedmont biofuels, Link continued working in community scale biodiesel production using restaurant grease as a feedstock through his sole proprietorship, JL Shumaker Consultancy. Between 2007 and 2014, Link worked with eight companies designing, building, permitting, plumbing, operating, optimizing and maintaining biodiesel plants and biodiesel business models. In 2015, after a short stint in the biomass pelletization industry, Link joined RTI International’s Energy Technology Department where he works as Research Chemical Engineer designing, building, plumbing, operating and maintaining next generation energy technologies. Link is licensed as a Professional Engineer (PE) certified as a Manager of Environmental Safety and Health (MESH) in the State of NC and a senior member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.