Enforcement Training Advisory Commission
Drive, Suite B
Ellen L. Petty firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Petty began working for MTU #10 in March of 1991 as the Administrative Assistant, when the office was located at the Jacksonville Municipal Building. Ellen was promoted to the Director's position in 2005, upon the retirement of the previous Director.
Ellen was born in Pittsfield and grew up in Jacksonville, attending Jacksonville High School and Illinois College. She now resides in New Berlin with her two wonderful children.
Ellen is the proud mother of of a beautiful daughter who graduated from New Berlin High School in 2011 and is currently attending Lincoln Land Community College. Ellen is also proud of her handsome son who will be entering 6th Grade at New Berlin Junior High School in the Fall. She also spoils a Great Dane and a Schneagle, three lazy, shedding cats, and an assortment of other small animals. In her spare time, she enjoys lazing about by the closest body of water, soaking up sunshine, and listening to anything from Mozart to Metallica. She also enjoys reading, drinking wine, eating sushi, and socializing with friends and family.
Everyone in the little LETAC family makes coming to work in the morning a true pleasure, both personally and professionally.
MTU #10 Administrative
Assistant: Sandra G. Bridges email@example.com
Mrs. Bridges started working for MTU #10 on August 4, 2008. Sandy worked for MTU #10 nine years prior as a part-time secretary and is happy to return as the full-time Administrative Assistant. Sandy graduated from Auburn High School, Lincoln Land Community College, and attended Sangamon State University.
She is married to Chief Mark Bridges of the Virden Police Department and they will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary on January 1, 2013. Sandy loves her family. Her daughter is married and living in Springfield with her husband, and they are enjoying their first son, born in March 2011. Sandy's son will attend classes and play baseball at Palm Beach Atlantic College in West Palm Beach, Florida as a Freshman this Fall. Sandy claims her free time is used up at her children's activities and caring for her two dogs, Jac & Sweetie, but admits she would not have it any other way.
Sandy is a ray of sunshine in the office and never has an unkind word to say about anyone. She's conscientious, hard-working, and dedicated as well, which makes her an absolute joy to work with.
Receptionist/Part-Time Secretary: Donna Curry
Ms. Curry is the newest member of the LETAC family, beginning in her position on November 29, 2010. She comes to us after retiring from a 36 year career with the Illinois State Police at the Forensic Science Laboratory.
Donna resides in Springfield, and grew up in Pleasant Plains. She has two sons, and four grandchildren.
Donna spends her spare time on gardening, home improvement projects, and basket weaving. (Yes, basket weaving - and they're very impressive baskets, too!)
Donna is a very valued and appreciated part of our little LETAC family and we don't know how we ever made it without her!
MTU #10 Part-Time
Officer Basic Training Program Coordinator: Dan
Officer Dan Ryan began working as MTU #10's Part-Time Officer Basic Training Program Coordinator in November 2003. Prior to that, Dan served as the previous Coordinator's Assistant, starting in July 1999 with Class #4 of the Part-Time Basic Training Program, after graduating from Class #3 in April of that same year, while working part-time for Pleasant Plains Police Department. Mr. Ryan is now the full-time Assistant Chief for the Leland Grove Police Department, and also works part-time as a night-time security guard.
As MTU #10's Part-Time Basic Training Coordinator, Dan has seen the program progress from using computer workstations with VHS tapes, to the current system which allows students to access all computer training via the Internet and complete their training online from anywhere. He was presented with his 10 Year Service Award at the conclusion of Class #16 of the PT Basic Training.
Dan lives in Rochester with his wonderful wife Shannon, a homemaker, and their four gorgeous, well-behaved children. Dan works hard to keep the Part-Time Program running smoothly with only minimal assistance from the office, and although he's not in the MTU office a great deal, he's still a very important part of our office family.
IROCC Program Manager:
Kenton was chosen as the IROCC Program Manager in August, 2010. He began working on August 30, 2010. A resident of Pawnee his entire life, his professional career consists of the Illinois Air/Army National Guard, Springfield Police Department, Illinois Secretary of State Police, Private Business, Four (4) term elected Village President of Pawnee, Illinois, and Corporate President for Common Thread Farms, a farming, hunting, outfitting corporation in Schuyler County, Illinois. Kenton is married to Joette (Floyd) Manning, with three (3) adult children, Jeremy (spouse Lisa) Strawn, Sarah (spouse James) Maley, Morgan Manning, and four grandchildren.
LETAC & IROCC staff look forward to working with Kenton in the future. His jovial attitude and dedication to serving those participating in the Concealed Carry programs have already endeared him to us all.
Manager: Jennette Jones-Nall firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennette began working for IROCC on September 22, 2008. She is a transplant to Central Illinois. Having grown up in Central California, she moved here when she was 18 years old. Mrs. Nall graduated from Sangamon State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications and has worked in some field related to communications ever since.
Prior to coming to IROCC, Jennette worked for Kerasotes Theaters in Springfield for over 10 years, both in the office, and as a Theater Manager. She was married to Craig Nall in March 2010, and gave birth to their daughter in November 2010. Jennette also has an 8 year old son who is a "handsome dude", and is smart, funny, and very articulate for his age. He loves Spider-Man, and Iron Man. She also has a beautiful step-daughter, Kylie. Jennette enjoys spending time with family and friends and anything that has to do with theater.
In her spare time she enjoys reading, attending live theater events, learning new things, and exploring the world through the eyes of her children. She also enjoys singing, dancing, and acting, and is looking forward to getting back into those things once her children get a little bit older. She is thrilled to be part of the IROCC family and is looking forward to the continued growth of the program under the guidance of the great team here at MTU #10.
Jennette has come to fit right in with her creativity, dedication, and bubbly personality. She has been given a great deal to learn in a very short time and has met the challenge with impressive results.
IROCC Product Manager:
Ernie Ashby email@example.com
Ernie began working for IROCC on August 24, 2009. He was born in Springfield and grew up in Pawnee, attending Pawnee High School. Mr. Ashby worked as a manager at Kerasotes Theaters for five years until leaving for college. He attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, graduating in May 2008 with his Bachelor of Arts in photography. While attending school, Ernie worked full time at WSIU Public Broadcasting. There, he received two student awards, the WSIU Student Service Award and the Lee O’Brien Student of the Year Award. After finishing school, Ernie returned home in 2009.
Ernie loves to travel and see new places. His photography usually focuses on his travels. (We love getting to travel through him vicariously!) Ernie has had the opportunity to exhibit two photos at the Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mt. Vernon, IL. In May 2008, he presented his senior exhibit, entitled Travel. For this exhibit, Ernie photographed his solo travels throughout the semester, which included visiting nineteen states. In 2000, Ernie earned the rank of Eagle Scout with Boy Scouts of America. Being active in Boy Scouts has made Ernie appreciate camping and the outdoors. A future goal of his is to hike the complete Appalachian Trail. Ernie has a very spoiled yellow long-haired cat named Yoga Kitty. He is very smart and loves to play fetch. Yoga is also quite comfortable sitting on Ernie’s shoulder as he walks around the house.
Ernie has been an incredible asset to the IROCC program and a great friend to us all since we welcomed him to our little family.