Instructor Spotlight: Richard Shaffer

 Small Business Owner / Entrepreneur Owner/Operator of a small trade school in Northern MN. Working with Big Ideas to encourage more young people to consider the trades as a profession. Skilled trades people are in high demand in Northern MN as well as nationwide. Also, leveraging my marketing experience and connections to promote Big Ideas to High Schools statewide. MS in Management and Information Technology BS in Business Management Current owner of an accredited trade school recognized by the US. Dept. of Education. Current franchisee for a canine safety program for high schools. Former owner of multiple 24/7 fitness franchise locations. Former Corporate Information Technology Manager for a regional healthcare company in Northern Minnesota.