The Directors

 

Chris Compton, CMHE
CEO, Founder, and Director

 

 

Chris, a 20 year HVACR instructor at North Idaho College, saw a unique opportunity in online education (high quality education anywhere and anytime via the Internet) to help new students and anyone already working in the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and or Building Performance industry to:

1)    enter the HVACR trade

2)    move up the career ladder

3)    re-train for a career change

4)    refresh knowledge and skills

5)    succeed in achieving industry certifications

6)    earn Continuing Education Units for re-certification

 

From that idea, HVACRedu.net grew.

 

Chris has become the specialist in online curriculum development for the trades, the psychology behind online learning, creating web pages, use of video and simulation instruction, and learning through the web. Chris is the CEO, Project Director, and Content Development Manager (as well as chief cook and bottle washer) of HVACRedu.net.

 

Chris brings 37 years of experience in the HVACR field as a student, technician, contractor, and instructor.  He has been certified at the Installation and Service level in all five of the NATE certifications.  In 1998 he was selected as one of the top 10 outstanding Trades and Industry Educators in the U.S. by ACTE (Association of Career and Technical Education), formerly AVA (American Vocational Association).  He received the Imperial Award from RSES for Commercial Refrigeration in 1997, and is a CMS member of RSES.  Chris has achieved the CMHE (Certified Master HVACR Educator) status from HVAC Excellence. In 2014 he was selected as the Teacher of the Year by the ACHR News.  Chris serves as an educational consultant and advisor to HVACR and Building Performance online learning efforts around the Globe.

 

Chris loves the outdoors – especially when he’s fly fishing, driving his “brand new” 1948 Stinson 108-3, playing horseshoes, working the Blue C Ranch, singing bluegrass or trolling for silvers in the Straits of Juan de Fuca. 

 

Chris can be reached at ccompton@hvacredu.net 

 


Emily Compton

Corporate Services Director

 

 

I am the Corporate Services Director at HVACRedu.net and have been with the company since December 2004.

 

I graduated from the University of Montana with a Bachelor of Science in Business and Information Systems. Luckily I have had the opportunity to grow with the company and learn the needs of our students and clients.

 

We work through the technical details of a multitude of course delivery models to meet our clients’ educational needs and I am constantly amazed at the ability of our team to tackle any training obstacle and come up with an excellent solution.

 

In my free time I enjoy adventure racing, traveling, mountain biking and trail running with my dog Jax.

 

I can be reached at emily@hvacredu.net


Patricia Leiser

Administration and Student Services Director

 

Hello, I’m Patty.  Like many of you, I have a passion for education and lifelong learning.  I have a Bachelor of Science in Education/Business from the University of Idaho where I transferred after two years at Gonzaga University’s Organizational Leadership.  Many of my college courses were via distance education.  I also studied with North Idaho College, Berean Bible College, and Riverside Community College.  I bring to you over 35 years of work experience in business and education. 

 

I also volunteer my time and skills to church, community, school, veterans, alzheimers, cancer research, Second Harvest, and Habitat for Humanity organizations.  I believe the future of education is online, and employment opportunities are in the trades.  I am honored to work with HVACRedu.net and dedicate myself to providing excellent service to our students, clients, faculty, and crew.

 

On a personal note, I have a nice little office with a view of the forest from our cabin in the woods.  I love the northwest because I can go right outside and enjoy hiking, cross country skiing, biking, canoeing, and camping—my favorite activities.  In the summer, I grow a garden and pick wild huckleberries.  I look forward to working with each of you to help you reach your career goals. 

 

I can be reached at patricia@hvacredu.net

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LaDonna Bain

Accounting Manager

 

I am truly honored to be part of HVACRedu.net. I attended Temple University for Technical Education and developed the first Parts & Service Program in the State of Pennsylvania. I hold a Technical Vocational 1 Certificate in PA, and Technical Education Certificate in Idaho. I have five years teaching experience including: Marketing & Distribution, Parts & Service Management, Inventory, and Business operations and Management. I worked for Reynolds & Reynolds as an automotive software consultant for five years training live operations of a dealership. My background also includes over twenty years of automotive customer service experience.  I’m excited to work with HVACRedu.net because it is the first online HVACR Technical Education program. The curriculum and programs are the best I’ve ever seen. There will always be jobs in this field and you can learn from home.

 

On a personal note, I am native of Idaho-Montana and am pleased to be back home in the mountains. In my spare time, I ride horses, hike, plant flowers and love the great outdoors. 

 

LaDonna can be reached at ladonna@hvacredu.net.