Ken Hess

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NCCER, Veriforce, MEA, Vectren 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 served our country as a US Navy Electrician.

Larry Clarkson

NCCER, Veriforce, OQSG, MEA 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. She handles our client data management accounts and is well versed in all things ISN, PEC, PICS, BROWZ, 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, two German Shepherds and a horse. She loves to do all kinds of projects around the house, painting, remodeling or just working in the yard.