OUR INSTRUCTORS

Marty Schumacher

Marty Schumacher worked as a Howard County electrical inspector and senior Electrical Plans Examiner for 29 years. He holds a Maryland master electricians license, journeyman’s license, and is a member of the NFPA, IAEI, AFAA and is a IAEI Certified Master Inspector(CEI-M), ICC certified commercial electrical inspector, residential inspector, electrical plans examiner and MD State Fire Marshall 3rd party inspector. Marty serves on five Underwriters Laboratories(UL) standards technical panels (489,498,498A,506,1682) and in 2013, the Chesapeake Chapter of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors, voted Marty in as its next President. As a trained electrician and former electrical contractor, Marty brings his lifetime of learning and over 20 years as a code instructor into all of his classes. His high energy, dynamic approach and years of developing unique techniques and skills as an expert speaker, will help you in all of your electrical code training needs. His background as a musician, Sunday School teacher, auctioneer, master of ceremonies, and many more public speaking engagements, have uniquely prepared him for teaching.

In July of 2009, Marty won the “Top Gun Instructor” award in Orlando, Florida at the Mike Holt, “Train the Trainer seminar.” Twenty Eight instructors from all over the country chose Marty as the “Top Gun”, and Mike Holt awarded him this distinct honor.

A lifelong Marylander, Marty lives in Westminster with his wife Trish, and have three 3 children. Along with a passion for traveling the world, Marty and Trish just recently became beekeepers. Marty is active on numerous electrical boards and committees nationally as well as the state of Maryland and is committed to giving back to the industry that he loves.

“The counsel of the Lord standeth forever…”

Sydonia Garrott

Sydonia Garrott, P.E. is the senior fire protection engineer at Howard County Maryland. She received a B.S. in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland in 2007. Sydonia has worked as a Fire Protection plans examiner since 2007 and received her Professional Engineering License in 2011. She has served on the Maryland State Fire Marshall’s Fire Code update committee and is an active member in the Maryland Building Officials Association and the Society of Fire Protection Engineers. Sydonia served in the fire service in Colorado for West Douglas County Fire Protection District for 6 years and for College Park Volunteer Fire Department in Prince Georges County Maryland for 4 years. Sydonia currently resides in Ellicott City Maryland.

What our attendees say

“Great class! Sorry I have not taken your classes sooner. Thanks Marty, it was well worth it!”
– Ken D.