ENSA Instructors

Steve Brown 
Chief Instructor

Steve’s been climbing rock, ice, and man made structures for 43 years! He’s been a SPRAT Level 3 for 7 years. Steve lives in a small community in NE Oregon. He absolutely loves teaching, climbing, shooting traditional archery, disc golfing, and being a grand dad, among many other things.

April Vollm
Instructor

April has a varied background, which includes time in the Air Force as a loadmaster on a C-130 cargo aircraft and as a performer with Air Force Entertainment (“Troops Entertaining Troops”). After she left the Air Force, she continued her work in performing, touring with Ringling Bros. as a clown, where she first became interested in aerial arts. This led to the national tour of her one-woman show, entertaining kids and encouraging them to move and exercise with the use of juggling, jump roping, and aerial acrobatics. Most recently, she challenged herself as a tower climber, working to install home internet systems, LTE, and UTMS.

Josh Farrington
Instructor

Joshua Farrington is a Marine Corps Infantry Veteran that started his working at heights career as a Wind Turbine Technician. With over 10 years of wind experience he has performed wind turbine maintenance, major component change outs, construction safety manager, and instructor on a wide variety of turbines such as Siemens, Vestas, GE and Nordex/Acciona. Josh has spent time practicing the dark arts of rope access performing high rise window washing and wind turbine cleaning.  Josh now works fulltime as the ENSA Instructor and Facility Safety Specialist. Outside of training he enjoys being a father and spending time with his beautiful wife. Josh also enjoys backpacking and exploring this beautiful country.

Rich Hattier
Instructor

Rich is the owner of Option Access, a training company focused on providing instruction on safe work practices and rescue techniques for height safety technicians in the fields of Arboriculture, Wind Energy, Telcom, Confined Space, Rope Access, and Technical Rescue. Rich has 30 years of Working at Height experience in various roles including production climber, safety trainer, and commercial business owner. Rich and his wife currently have 3 Basset Hounds (rescues) but are always on the look out to add to their Hound family.

Eric McGill
Instructor

Eric joined the ENSA team with over 10 years of field experience working at heights. Early on in his career Eric experienced a coworker falling while on the job and had to perform a recovery.  The coworker passed away as a result of the injuries sustained during the fall. Eric’s commitment to safety and rescue training has been his number one priority since that day. 

Eric lives on a small homestead in NW Iowa with his wife, 3 children, and a pack of jack russell terriers. He enjoys pursuing sustainable living, traveling with his family, and using his technical skills and faith to serve people living in impoverished nations.

Sarah Lang-Rodean
Instructor

Sarah lives in Mystic, CT with her husband Mike and our three dogs; Rocko, Sophie and Zoey. She played collegiate volleyball and graduated from Springfield College with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Exercise Science. After working in the fitness industry for over 10 years as a personal trainer.

Looking for a new challenge and purpose in her career, she was given the opportunity to join the ENSA team to teach others practical awareness and preparation when working or performing rescue at height. She enjoys teaching and having the opportunity to meet and work with people from all around the country.

Angie Lucht
Instructor

Angie is a Colorado native. She was in Mountain Rescue for 11 years while working for PMI. She is a SPRAT III & worked in the field as a Rope Tech and rigger for 10 years, until taking her passion for safety and rigging into the training world.