The State Apprenticeship Council


The State Apprenticeship Council is composed of seven members.  Three members who are representatives from employer associations, three members who are employee organizations and one member of the general public.  The Labor Commissioner appoints the members to serve a three year terms in accordance with NRS  610.030.

Kevin B. Christensen
Chairman Christensen has been a member of the Council since 1983 as a representative of the general public. He is an attorney with the Christensen James & Martinand specializes in ERISA laws and regulations.
Randy Canale
Employee Representative
Mr. Canale was appointed the Council in July 2012.  He is a building trade’s journeyman pipefitter who currently serves as the Training Coordinator for the Northern Nevada Plumbers, Pipefitters, Pipe Welders, and HVAC Service Technicians Local 350 JATC. He serves as President of the Northern Nevada Chapter of the Western Apprenticeship Coordinators Association. Mr. Canale also sits on the Nevada Board of Plumbing Examiners.
Dan Gouker
Employee Representative
Mr. Gouker was appointed to the Council in 1999. He is a Journeyman Electrician and a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He is a past Chairman of the Clark County School-to-Careers Board.   Mr.  Gouker is currently  the Executive Director for the Division of Apprenticeship Studies with the College of Southern Nevada.
Jeff Proffitt
Employee Representative
Mr. Proffitt was appointed to the Nevada State Apprenticeship Council in March 2017.  He is a Journeyman Sheet Metal Mechanic and currently serves as the Director of Apprenticeship for the Sheet Metal Local 88 JATC in Las Vegas, NV.  He serves as President of the Southern Nevada Union Apprenticeship Programs.
Michelle Daugherty
Employer Representative
Mrs. Daugherty, was appointed to the Council in July 2013.  She is currently a consultant for Associated Builders and Contractors of Nevada.
Thomas G. Pfundstein
Employer Representative
Mr. Pfundstein was appointed to the Council in July 2012.  He is currently the Senior Executive Director of the Southern Nevada Painting Contractors of America. 
Nanette Quitt
Employer Representative
Mrs. Quitt was appointed to the Council in 2012. She has more than 10 years of Human Resources experience in the private and public sectors, utility, technology and healthcare industries. In her positions, she has overseen a variety of key Human Resources functions including a local Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC). Ms. Quitt is currently the Northern Nevada Labor Relations Manager for NV Energy. In addition to volunteering in the community, Ms. Quitt serves on the Nevada State SHRM Council Board of Directors and the State of Nevada Career & Technical Education Advisory Panel.