Thomas Stokke is the Quality Assurance Manager at the American Institute of Nondestructive Testing.
Tom’s impressive career in the NDT industry spans for over 30 years, with heavy emphasis in the Nuclear and Aerospace industries with positions ranging from Director of Operations to CEO of his own NDT firm.
His experience includes serving as Company Level III responsible for managing and supervising NDT technicians and the development of cutting-edge NDT procedures, NDT Research and Development and most importantly as being a Senior NDT instructor for ET, MFL, UT, MT, PT and VT methods.
With Tom’s expansive knowledge in all things NDT, he specializes in developing and implementing top tier training programs for Electromagnetic Testing (ET) including Eddy Current, Remote Field, Magnetic Flux Leakage and AC Field Measurement Testing. Tom has also invested a significant amount of time in the development and implementation of specialized advanced courses in signal analysis.
Tom holds an AAS degree in Nondestructive Testing from Ridgewater University and currently holds ASNT Level III certifications in Electromagnetic Testing (ET), Magnetic Flux Leakage (MFL), Ultrasonic Testing (UT), Magnetic Particle Testing (MT), Liquid Penetrant Testing (PT) and Visual Testing (VT) as well as advanced certifications such as the EPRI Qualified Data Analysis (QDA), French EN-473-ET Analyst (CENE), SG Resolution QDA Level ET III Analyst (RESO) and the BOP Heat Exchanger Analyst (A).
Brent Moulton is the most recent addition to our educational department. A former graduate of AINDT’s “Nondestructive Testing Technologies” certificate program,he made such a great impression on our CEO that when it was time for AINDT to staff up, Brent’s name was at the top of the list!
After graduation from AINDT, Brent spent time traveling the Midwest assisting in API653 tank inspections. After that he turned South to spend a little time in the warm Texas sun. Always looking to better himself Brent expanded his education by completing Level I & II Electromagnetic Testing and Level I Thermography classes. Brent then set his compass north to the great state of Alaska where he excelled in rope access UT piping inspections and Radiography.
Brent’s next chapter in the NDT world began when he received the call to join the AINDT family and take the time an dedication it takes to be an instructor.
Brent currently holds a Level I in IR, and Level IIs in VT, MT, PT, UT, & ET. He is also a Level I rope access technician with IRATA.
Say hello to Bella. Bella started with us as a summer intern where she quickly impressed the staff with her sunny disposition and go-to attitude. Because of her stellar performance, Bella has been brought on board full time as the AINDT Emotional Support Officer. Her past-time activities include belly rubs, chewing on the office plants and sticking her head in snowbanks.
Holly Garlo is the most recent addition to the AINDT family and has taken the helm as our Enrollment Specialist!
Holly brings with her an AAS in Health Information Technology and over 15 years of outstanding administrative management experience. Her experience in the medical industry has enabled AINDT revolutionize our student enrollment process.
With a can-do attitude, impassioned drive for customer service and the classic “Minnesota Nice” mentality, Holly ensures that our students experience the top notch streamlined enrollment process they deserve.
A consummate professional, Holly has quickly excelled in being proficient with the ins and outs of the NDT world, ensuring corporations get the right information training for their technicians.
As a wife and mother of three rambunctious boys and two wild and crazy dogs, Holly knows how to take charge and bring order to the chaos. Plus, she bakes us cookies!
Matthew Junkert is the Senior NDT Instructor at the American Institute of Nondestructive Testing.
Matt’s NDT career has spanned a multitude of industries bringing AINDT a rich diversity of experience and knowledge. This real-world experience is paramount when molding students into the next generation of NDT technicians, ensuring they gain the knowledge needed to become the future industry experts in Nondestructive Testing.
When Matt first began his career at AINDT it became clear that he had a natural talent as both an instructor and leader, that combined with his impressive knowledge of the various NDT methods propelled him into his role as Senior Instructor. His uncanny ability to connect with students on a personal level ensuring they bring out their maximum potential solidifies AINDT’s status of the world’s premier NDT training facility.
Matt is an ASNT Level III, AWS CWI and has an AAS in Nondestructive Testing. Additionally, he serves as a committee member for the American Welding Society’s subcommittee on CWI endorsement programs.
Jeff LeTourneau is our Operations Manager where he found his passion helping students find their own careers and help professionals in the inspection business to further their education. Jeff oversees all departments and enjoys running the day-to-day operations.
Before starting with us, Jeff worked for the United States Air Force for 10 years as Non Commissioned Officer In Charge (NCOIC) and Safety Officer. While enlisted in the Air Force, he helped train and develop new recruits skills in sheet metal layout, fabrication and, welding. As his career developed he saw the importance in school and received his Construction Technology Degree, attended Airman Leadership School, and graduated from the NCO (Non Commissioned Officer) Academy. After Jeff’s years of service, He continued his dedication for education and training others with the skills necessary to succeed in their future careers here at the American Institute of Non Destructive Testing. He continues to help manage and stream line our online education and to give the students/businesses the best customer service.
In Jeff’s spare time he enjoys fishing and hunting. He loves the Minnesota weather and all things outdoors, where he can go camping with his wife and two sons.
Christine Lundberg has been part of the AINDT family since 2018 and has aggressively climbed the ranks to become our Administrative Specialist!
She has an AAS in Business Management, Marketing & Sales and as a Minnesota native she embodies the “Minnesota Nice” persona. Christine strives to provide outstanding customer service and is devoted to ensuring our students have everything they need from enrollment through job placement after graduation.
Christine is the company lynch pin and has a passion for coordination and cultivating relationships between our students and corporations who are on the search for outstanding NDT technicians.
When she’s not busy providing top tier service to our students, she’s out in the Minnesota wilderness fishing, snowmobiling, vacationing at her lake cabin and enjoying life with her husband, family & friends!
John Pariseau is the current Director of Curriculum Development at the American Institute of Nondestructive Testing as well as a Subject Matter Expert for the U.S. Department of Defense.
He began his career in welding in 1995 as a U.S. Marine in the occupational specialty of 1316 “Metal Worker” where he conducted 5th echelon fabrication & modifications for a vast variety of military components. After being honorably discharged John attended the College of Oceaneering for commercial diving, Nondestructive Testing and underwater welding. In 2001 he received his CWI from AWS and in 2007 his level III certification from ASNT.
His inspection experience has been incredibly diverse and spans multiple industries. He has been the lead inspector for several multi-million-dollar projects including the TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis MN the U.S Consulate in Guangzhou China as well as several high-profile hydraulic structures for the Department of Defense.
During his time with the DoD he developed and instructed on various training courses for welding inspection, procedure development, metallurgy, NDT and industrial coatings.
With over 20 years of welding, NDT and inspection experience in the Bridge, Pressure Vessel, Military and Piping industries, John’s knowledge of welding and NDT makes him an expert in the welding industry.
John serves on the American Welding Societies’ Certification Committee and B1 Methods of Inspection Committee as well as the ASTM E07 Nondestructive Testing and E36 Accreditation & Certification committees and the ASNT Section Operations Council.
Donald Booth is the CEO/Founder of the American Institute of Nondestructive Testing.
He began his NDT career in 2006 after attending Ridgewater College for Nondestructive Testing. After achieving level II certifications in 5 methods, he moved on to API 570 and 653 certifications, and currently holds four ASNT Level III certifications.
His career started on the North Slope of Alaska where he first worked as an NDT assistant. As time went by, he attained level II certifications in five NDT methods, worked in “BP Special Projects” department, and as an API 653 inspector.
One of the most enjoyable parts of his career was instructing assistants during their “On the Job Training”.
He founded the American Institute of Nondestructive Testing in Early 2013 with a vision of offering both online NDT training, as well as hands-on training in a fully equipped NDT training facility, creating the first ‘Hybrid” NDT training facility in the world.
Fast forward to the present and the American Institute of Nondestructive Testing has provided training for over 100 corporations and various government entities as well as, purchased a new facility to expand its operations while continuing to listen to their customers to provide that highest level of NDT training available.