Meet the Instructor: A.J. Tinker
We are fortunate to have Mr. Tinker as our instructor. He brings over 20 years of experience in construction trades and teaching to our small, but mighty school in Salem, MO. Growing up in Cook Station, he attended high school in Steelville, and spent his Junior and Senior years in the Construction Trades program at Rolla Technical Institute. Additionally, he has spent the last 18 years teaching at Rolla Technical Institute. As such, he understands the challenges rural communities face with a lack of professional trades people, along with high unemployment rates. He is a strong advocate for the Construction Trades program, and he will bring his enthusiasm for the program, along with his knowledge, to ensure success for our students and our program.
- Rolla Technical Institute Teacher - 18 years
- Jurgensmyer Construction - 4.5 years
- Roger Brookshire Construction - 1.5 years
- Castle and Scott Construction - 1.5 years
- Finished his Junior and Senior high school years in the Construction Trades program at Rolla Technical Institute.