The Academy Staff

Conrad Torres, Job Developer

Conrad Torres

Director, Standards of Excellence Academy
Conrad has degrees in Criminal Justice and Business Administration. His goal is to recruit top notch candidates for the Academy Courses, and put forth the best work ready individuals.

Carl Johnson

Academic Director, Standards of Excellence Academy
Carl received his Master’s in Administration from UNLV. His focus is providing the best learning experience possible for our students. He enjoys seeing former students become leaders and giving back to our community.

Aracely Fernandez

Academy Clerk, Standards of Excellence Academy
Aracely is pursuing a degree in Communication with a minor in Marketing at the University of Las Vegas. She says “It’s been a great experience to see the Academy students gain the knowledge and skills needed to become successful in their field.”

The Academy Instructors


David McCarthy

Instructor, Standards of Excellence Academy
David enjoys working at the Academy because he gets to interact with a variety of people and potentially make a difference in their lives. Raising German Shepherds has been a passion of his since the early 90’s.

Gwendolyn Trevillison

Instructor, Standards of Excellence Academy
Gwen is a registered medical assistant, a AHA certified CPR instructor and National registered coding specialist. She has been in the medical field for over 27 years, and she loves teaching and helping others.
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Donald Nail

Instructor, Standards of Excellence Academy
A truck driver for well over 40 years, Donald has been instructing student for over 7 years, been a 3rd party examiner, testing students for their license for over 6 years, and has spent time working in every facet of the industry.

Tammy Raba

Instructor, Standards of Excellence Academy
Tammy has been a registered nurse for over 25 years and has practiced nursing in various settings in the Las Vegas area. She is currently licensed through the Nevada State Board of Nursing as a nursing assistant instructor. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the classroom.