Our Instructors

Michelle Hilger

Chief Connector, OnSite Power Advocate, Diesel Fuels Specialist

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Michelle is the founder of OnSite Power Academy and Mongoose Power Solutions. 

With over a decade of generator industry experience, Michelle created Mongoose Power Solutions in response to the critical need for shared intelligence within the generator industry. 

Jim Valliere

Course Instructor & Director of Education, On Site Power Academy

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Jim brings more than 25 years of experience working in the automotive industry, including independent shops, municipal shops, and dealerships. He taught at the Windham Regional Career Center as an automotive technology instructor for 13 years.   

Jim enjoys spending time with family, including 3 children and 3 grandchildren, and his friends. He also enjoys fishing, playing disc golf, racing, riding his Harley, cruising in his Jeep and working on hot rods.

Robin Ricket

Course Instructor

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Robin is an Independent Contract Instructor with 20-years of experience in leading technical training roles at the United States Navy, John Crane Inc, and Power Solutions International. He specializes in alternative fuels engine applications utilizing EControls fuel systems installed on PSI Spark Ignited Engines.

After attending the Navy Master Diesel Mechanic School and Senior Enlisted Propulsion Engineering School, Rob completed a Main Propulsion Assistant tour aboard a ship operating four Caterpillar 3516 propulsion engines. Upon returning to shore duty, he attended Navy Instructor Training School and assumed the role as Instructor Lead at Navy Engineman Class “A” School. He is enthusiastic about adult education and has obtained bachelors and master’s degrees in Workforce Education from Southern Illinois University.

Rob enjoys being outdoors and spends his spare time hunting, fishing, and camping. He makes annual archery Elk hunting trips to Colorado in pursuit of a dream.

Scott Scherbon

Course Instructor

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Scott is the President at Tri State Generators in Brentwood, NH, an emergency generator company, that provides service, sales & installations, parts, repair and rentals. He has more than 20 years of experience working in the generator industry. 

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