Thomas (TJ) Finley joined Wyoming Contractors Association Regional Training Center in 2011. He teaches and develops training curricula that aim to be enjoyable as well as educational – and has the utmost fun doing it! TJ is a certified CDL Instructor/Tester, NCCER Heavy Equipment Instructor/Tester, WYDOT Heavy Equipment Instructor/Tester, Defense Driving/Skid Car Train the Trainer. Coming out of the Construction & Transportation industry, TJ graduated from Montana Vo-Tech and Embry Riddle University in 1980 with an associate’s degree in Maintenance Management, and an A&P Certification. For 35 Years he worked in the Construction and Transportation network as an operator, driver and management all over the North Western United States finishing up his career in Casper at Caterpillar. Teaching is something that TJ has always enjoyed doing. After high school, TJ was drafted and later volunteered to go into the military and spent time flying helicopters in South East Asia. After coming to WCARTC he restructured the curriculum and teaching techniques for the heavy equipment training. TJ is enjoying his years at the training center and is trying to give back some of the training he has received over the years.