Learn from Experience.

Trust, Friendship, Honesty, Integrity and Commitment. These are what Signet’s internationally-renowned team exemplify. Consisting of subject matter specialists who happen to be gifted educators, we feature an unmatched collection of internationally-acclaimed Instructional Hosts who truly know how to bring their subject matter to life.  It is with great pride that we present the Signet North America team to you here.

ToddSkoglundTodd Skoglund, M. Ed., Principal / Co-Founder

Todd co-founded Signet North America in 2006 with the simple mantra of Make it Right, Make it Relevant, and Make it Unforgettable, creating a culture of excellence and excitement that extends to every corner of Signet North America's operations to this day. His vision of becoming the North American provider of choice for all emergency managers, emergency response personnel, petrochemical, mining, transportation workers, environmental remediation and recovery teams, and rescue workers seeking the highest-value educational, training and consulting services is very much alive and growing every year.


Mike Becker, Programs Coordinator


Mike Becker is a nearly 30 year veteran of the fire service, bringing with him a vast background and frontline experience in Firefighting and Hazardous Materials response.  Mike has responded to hundreds (thousands?) of incidents of various scopes and types and shares these experiences in the classroom and training grounds.  As an instructor Mike has been privileged to train and work with thousands of responders and facility personnel throughout North America. As a core member of Signet North America since 2010, Mike continues to provide exceptional instruction, service, and guidance for our Programs.


Capt. Shane Baird, Lead Instructor


Captain Shane Baird has worked in emergency services since 1995 and has a wide range of experience including the fire service, wilderness search and rescue, and air ambulance industries. Shane’s relationship with Signet began as a returning student in many of Signet North America’s earliest classes in 2006 and 2007, and since that time he has grown from a student of Signet to one of our most talented, popular, and sought after instructors.


Mike Becker

Jeff Kolts, MEP, MSM
Special Programs
Coordinator - Exercise Design


Capt. John Weaver,
Instructional Host


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Rick Dufek

Ret.Bat.Chief Rick Dufek,
Instructional Host

Stewart Visser,
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Tony Arcuri,
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Trent Arguello,
Instructional Host



Chip Day

Charles "Chip" Day,
Instructional Host

Chris Weber

Chris Weber, PhD
Instructional Host

Joe Simms,
Instructional Host

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Shawn Guthrie

Shawn Guthrie,
Instructional Host

Scott Sarver

Scott Sarver,
Instructional Host

Lee Gladney

Lee Gladney,
Instructional Host