About the Instructor
My name is Katie Lindsey and I was born and raised in Tazewell County. I live on a big cattle farm with horses and cattle. I got interested in welding while finishing another degree I decided to take welding to have a full load and I thought it would be neat to do some of my artwork out of metal. I have several different degrees such as Massage Therapy, General Studies, Fine Arts, and Psychology. I have done every type of artwork that is imaginable from painting, drawing, leather-making, photography, and much more. I wanted to get into welding to produce artwork in the beginning and then I fell in love with it and made a career out of it. I went to welding school in Blountville, TN at Northeast State Community College. Where I received my associates in Welding and a 6-month certification. I worked running a horse farm in Johnson City while I was in welding school and going to school at night. After I finished I got a job at Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport. Then I moved back to Virginia onto a bigger farm in Rocky Gap and started working making coal mining equipment. I worked in the surface mines welding as well as some and produced blueprints in coal mines. I also have my own welding shop and do all different types of welding and sizes. I work on very tiny and tedious projects to larger-scale projects rebuilding bridges. I am familiar with all processes and have used all of them in my various work environments and in my own shop. I look forward to teaching these students and hope to have a very positive influence on them all. This is a crucial age for growth and opportunity for these students.
A course designed to acquaint the student with oxyacetylene cutting and welding, arc welding, tungsten and metallic inert gas welding, along with safety and operation of auxiliary tools and equipment. Also included is blueprint reading, design, and fabrication.