Advisory Committee

Cliff Barbieri is the owner and founder of Advanced Tower Services, Inc. which is based in New Mexico. He began his career in the wireless industry in 1978, as an employee for Motorola. In 1994, Cliff started his own two-way and tower service company and has been active in the tower industry ever since.
Greg Burbage

Greg Burbage, P.E., is a founding principal of 4SE, Inc., a structural engineering firm which is located in historic Charleston, South Carolina. Greg has over 26 years of experience in project management and coordination of tower projects in many parts of the U.S. He is a registered engineer in 29 states and his tower experience includes design, structural evaluations, quality control, review of designs for compliance, tower inspections and tower mapping for purposes of obtaining information for analyses. Prior to 4SE, Greg was employed by Shoolbred Engineers, where he was responsible for numerous tower projects. Greg is currently on the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) TR-14 Committee which develops standards for communication and small wind turbine support structures. Greg received a B.S. in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in structural engineering from Clemson University.

Victor Drouin is the President of Green Mountain Communications, Inc., located in Pembroke, New Hampshire. He began his telecommunications career in 1981 and has owned and operated Green Mountain for over 20 years. Green Mountain’s experienced team has been assessing the challenges faced by businesses and delivering communication solutions that integrate the most advanced technologies. They currently employ approximately 70 industry professionals and primarily service the Northeast Region.
Karen Kyman Karen Kyman serves as President of Precision Communications, Inc. (PCI), which provides tower services ranging from maintenance to turn key installations, focusing on the TV broadcast industry. She was a co-founder of the company in 1993 and served as Vice-President for 20 years. Karen has spearheaded many safety initiatives within PCI and is interested in sharing her experience with others and remains committed to the safety of tower climbers throughout our industry.
Todd Schlekeway serves as the Executive Director of the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE). He works in unison with the Chair, Board of Directors and Chief Operating Officer to provide leadership, vision and direction for the Association. Prior to joining NATE, Todd served in the South Dakota Legislature and also worked for seven years as the founder and principal of a public affairs and communications firm.
Sacramento business portraits John D. Talley was born in Evanston, Illinois and grew up in the Midwest. He attended Indiana University and ultimately moved west and graduated from California State University, Long Beach. John has played a key role in the growth of his family’s business, Talley, Inc., which was founded in 1983 to serve the needs of wireless communications professionals in a wide range of industries — from local public safety to nationwide cellular and everything in-between. Today, Talley is one of the nation’s largest distributors of wireless infrastructure, communications and mobile products. Talley currently has 10 Distribution Centers throughout the United States servicing the Wireless Infrastructure Industry. John now resides in Northern California and just celebrated Talley, Inc’s 30 years in business.
Dimitri Thornley Photo Dimitri Thornley is the Wireless Sales Director for Viavi Solutions. His team has responsibility for wireless Service Providers, wireless NEMs and wireless Contractors in US and Canada. Prior to joining Viavi Solutions, Dimitri was with Anritsu, where he was responsible for Strategic Accounts, Channels and Inside Sales. Dimitri has also worked with Tektronix, Inc., holding a number of roles focusing on wireless Service Providers, wireless NEMs and wireless Contractors. For the past 14 years, Dimitri had a focus on the wireless ecosystem, helping wireless service providers and contractors understand, test and troubleshoot their wireless networks. Dimitri holds a BS in Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M University and is married with three children. 


Special Counsel to Advisory Committee

Don Evans Photo Don Evans, a member of the firm of Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, has practiced communications law for more than 30 years in the Washington, D.C. area. He assists broadcast and CMRS clients in the FCC licensing process, compliance with FCC regulations, spectrum auctions, and spectrum purchases and sales.