AYUDA LLC Staff

Ken Hess

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NCCER, Veriforce, EWN, MEA, Vectren & ITS Certified Evaluator/Instructor
Oil & Gas Industry Consultant
Control Room Operations Specialist

Qualified and experienced Pipeline, Refining and Logistics Pipeline Controller with 30+ years experience and a Subject Matter Expert in Control Center Operations. Ken has a long term interest in streamling OQ and Safety Training processes. He is an experienced Operations Manager, Senior Pipeline Controller and Process Operator (LEU, PDA & MEK Units). He is retired from a major liquids operator, with moderate experience in the gas operations. Ken serves as AYUDA’s PT Operations Manager which includes Instructor/Evaluator Development. He served our country as a US Navy Electrician.


Larry Clarkson

NCCER, Veriforce, EWN, OQSG, MEA & ITS Certified Evaluator/Instructor
Oil & Gas Industry Consultant

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Larry has 33+ years of pipeline industry experience which includes extensive experience in all aspects of construction of pipeline systems as well as their operation, maintenance and in managing of gathering and plant processing of natural gas. He is a poly-fusion specialist. He served our country in the 82 Airborne Division of the US Army.


Rhonda Higgins

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Rhonda Higgins

Administrative Assistant

Rhonda Higgins has 20+ years of experience in data management, customer service and project management. She handles our client data management accounts and is well versed in all things I S N, PEC, PICS, BROWZ, Veriforce and others. She is a good resource for data entry/management in NCCER and MEA data provider interfaces. Her responsibilities also include e-management of AYUDA’s client records. She is AYUDA’s dedicated client support specialist. If she does not know the answer, she can find out.

Rhonda is a wife and mother of two grown children and has worked tirelessly over the last 15 years in her community as Oaks Olympians Swim Team Coordinator, AHS Concessions coordinator for Project Graduation, plans and executes the annual community Easter Egg Hunt for more than 200+ children. She plans, sponsors, supports and participates in the AHS Best Buddies Program (for special needs high school kids) throughout the year and especially in preparation of their Best Buddies Christmas Float in the annual Humble, TX Christmas Parade.