our rockers

BARBIE THE WELDER

skilled trades evangelistA

The most inspiring metal art sculptor, motivational author and trades advocate on the freakin’ planet
 

DAVID COOK

the art of gratitude

Innovative artisan/advocate — integrating multiple skilled trades to create vintage industrial art, lighting, furniture and interiors

SEAN FLOTTMANN

wizard of welding

Instagram industry influencer @dabswellington and Student Outreach Coordinator at American Welding Academy. #dabnation

SARAH STORK

WHIMSICAL WELDING ARTIST

Metal sculptor and creator of all things fauna and flora — skilled in metal fabrication, visual arts, Arc welding, welding and sculpture

JOSH ZOLIN

blue is the new white

Stuntman. HVAC/R tech. CEO. Author. Advocate. Wrote the book on putting skilled trades career paths back into the spotlight.

CLARISSA RANKIN

superstar trucker

Truck driver. Motivational speaker. TikTok phenom. Inspiring the world to follow their dreams through joy and humor, one video at a time.

JESSICA BANNISTER

hvac'er extraordinaire

Level 3 HVAC Apprentice. President of Women in HVAC/R Canada. Avid skilled trades advocate, raising awareness for women in the industrial sector.

PAUL HOLLOWAY

ndt guru & actual rocker

Engineer. Nondestructive Testing expert. Musician. Entrepreneur. Making the world a safer place for all of us, one ultrasonic inspection gig at a time.

JAMIE CHRISTENSEN

BLUE COLLAR CREW

Commercial HVAC technician. Union advocate. Risk taker. Founder of Blue Collar Crew clothing company to support American jobs — union made in the USA.

KURT STENBERG

the tree whisperer

Regenerative arborist. Entrepreneur. Mental health advocate. Plant health educator. Owner and operator of Cochrane Tree Care.

SIOBHAN COLLEEN

makING the show go on

ETCP arena rigger. Rescue instructor. Rope access tech. Founder of Industry Explorers. Advocate for education and safety in all blue collar spaces.

EMILIE PELOQUIN

INSPECT TECH PODCASTER

Welder, NDT-er, Director of Global Advanced Product Support at Olympus. Host of the Inspect Tech podcast and NDT industry advocate.

ELECTRICIAN KENDRA

NEXT GENERATION SPARKY

Electrical apprentice. Challenge seeker. Curious Canadian. Second generation blue-collar worker focused on mastering the craft and finding her specialty. 

FUTURE ROCKER

YOUR VOICE HERE

Passionate about your career in the skilled industrial trades? Eager to share your personal story and light the way for others considering a career in the trades?

FUTURE ROCKER

YOUR VOICE HERE

Passionate about your career in the skilled industrial trades? Eager to share your personal story and light the way for others considering a career in the trades?

❝ I’m really picky about the things I work on. This initiative touches the very core of my soul. ❞