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. 

Jamie Claudeo

Course Instructor & Director of Education, On Site Power Academy

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Jamie Claudeo Jr. started turning wrenches under his fathers watchful eye when he was just 10 years old climbing in and out of large commercial boilers.  By end of high school he was attending vocational school for electrical trades and before graduating succeeded in taking first place at the state level SkillsUSA competition.  Having a love for engines and machinery, he eventually moved into working on large trucks for Peterbilt after attending Universal Technical Institute in Pennsylvania and Arizona.  After Hurricane Sandy decimated the northeast in 2012 he eventually made his way into Power generation, working for a small company out of NJ.  His strong understanding of both electrical and engines allowed him to move up quickly – taking on large projects, and hard to troubleshoot problems across several states until eventually choosing to start his own business in 2022.

During his free time, Jamie enjoys traveling the world, dark beer, hiking, rock climbing, running and tinkering with old machinery.  On more quiet relaxed evenings you can find him curled up on a giant bean bag chair enjoying a good video game.

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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