Meet the Ropeworks Training Team

  • Kelly Trowbridge Training Coordinator If you’ve enrolled in a Ropeworks course, called with questions, or visited the Reno office, then you’ve likely had the pleasure to meet Kelly. Her cheerful personality and wealth of knowledge about rope access administration makes her a cornerstone of the Mistras Ropeworks training program. Kelly lives in Reno with her Husband, Andrew, and son, John.
  • Davide (Dave) Sartoni Training Program Coordinator Wind Turbine Rescue Technical Director, Instructor, IRATA & SPRAT III
    Davide Sartoni brings to Ropeworks over 12 years of experience working and training at height in a variety of settings. As a rope access technician, he has extensive experience working in the wind industry on numerous projects. His passion for training is fueled by his desire to share knowledge and promote learning. When he is not working, Davide enjoys rock climbing, skiing, and stand up paddleboarding.
  • Blake Lewis Houston Training Coordinator Houston Training Coordinator and Lead Instructor, IRATA & SPRAT III
    Before Blake became the MISTRAS Ropeworks Houston Training Center coordinator and Lead instructor he was a traveling technician for MISTRAS Ropeworks. Blake possesses a wide range of skills, from wind turbines & high scaling to installs & inspections on various structures and buildings. In his spare time, Blake enjoys sport climbing, cribbage and espresso.
  • Nathan Schuster Rope Access Program Manager Instructor, SPRAT Evaluator, IRATA Level III Technician
    Nathan manages to stay involved in many aspects of our business. He always looks forward to working with technicians on the fundamental skills that enable our trade to flourish safely. He lives in Boulder, CO with his wife Kyla, their daughter Hazel, and Rudy the Dog.
  • Reuben Shelton Ropeworks Instructor Instructor, IRATA & SPRAT Level III Technician
    Since joining the team in 2007, Reuben has has mastered every aspect of the Ropeworks training program. Clients often request him by name months in advance, so if you find yourself in one of Reuben’s courses, consider yourself for fortunate. His expertise in industrial rope access evolved from a passion for recreational climbing. When not at work, Reuben is usually traveling, rock climbing, skiing or at home relaxing and roasting coffee in Truckee, California.
  • Paul Adams Ropeworks Instructor Instructor, IRATA & SPRAT III
    Paul Adams brings to the Ropeworks instructor team 20 plus years of working and teaching at height. Before becoming IRATA and SPRAT level 3 certified, he was an AMGA certified rock guide with 12 years of guiding experience. His enthusiasm for sharing his knowledge and experience in the recreation realm has been a positive asset to the industrial world of Rope Access focusing on safety and high quality. When not instructing he enjoys spending time in the mountains near his home in Truckee, CA with family and friends.
  • Scott Deputy Ropeworks Instructor Instructor, SPRAT & IRATA Level III Technician Scott brings a unique mix of rescue and teaching experience to the training program. Before joining Ropeworks Scott was a veteran member of YOSAR, the search and rescue team specializing in climbing rescue for Yosemite National Park. With a background in the traditional classroom and operational experience in the wind and petrochemical industries Scott entered the Ropeworks Training Program. Scott calls Yosemite Valley home and when not working can usually be found there enjoying the world class rock climbing.