Meet Our LTAP Trainers
Roger Alexander has a BS in Architectural Engineering from Kansas State University and is a licensed professional engineer. Roger has 35+ years’ experience with KDOT in highway bridge design and maintenance and field maintenance and operations, serving as District Maintenance Engineer and District Engineer.
As a Kansas LTAP instructor, Roger provides local public works staff training based on his Kansas field experiences on asphalt pavement maintenance and bridge maintenance.
Norm Bowers spent almost his entire career in county road work, serving as County Engineer in Marion, Coffey, and Johnson Counties. He was Local Road Engineer with the Kansas Association of Counties from 2007 to 2020.
He began teaching classes for Kansas LTAP in 2006. He currently teaches Public Works 1 & 2, Surveying, Overview of Engineering, Culvert Management, Asset Management & Cost Accounting, and Project Management.
Keith Browning is a licensed engineer who served 22 years as the Public Works Director/County Engineer for Douglas County before retiring in June 2020. He also worked for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Coffey County Highway Department, Johnson County Public Works, and a private engineering consultant during his 37-year career. He is currently the Local Road Engineer for the Kansas Association of Counties. In this role, he coordinates county road issues at the state level, enhances communications between counties and public agencies, and serves as a resource person on road and bridge issues.
For Kansas LTAP, he teaches a course on Culvert Inspections.
Dale Dorsch began his career in public service in 1982 for the Pawnee County Road and Bridge Department. Gaining experience operating heavy machinery, he moved into the road maintenance section, working with NE LTAP as a trainers and obtaining City Streets and County Highway Superintendent Class B Licenses. He transferred to the Nemaha County Kansas Road Department in 1998 and joined Kansas LTAP, gaining a Level 1 accreditation and Gravel Roads Maintenance Instructor.
Now he uses all of the valuable knowledge gained from working in different entities across both states to help others better understand the maintenance of the roads and byways for a more economical and safer experience.
Justin Mader, PE, is a 2001 Kansas State University graduate. After college he worked for an engineering consulting firm as a design engineer and project manager for more than seven years. In 2009, he left the consulting business to become the Project Engineer at McPherson County. Then, in 2018, he became the Saline County Engineer.
He started teaching Kansas LTAP’s Legal Permitting and Regulatory Process class in 2014. This class is offered every two years.
Anthony Stampe, of ALS Enterprises, is a travelling welding trainer specializing in maintenance welding. For the past 17 years he’s provided welding and repair advice to hundreds of clients in the oil and gas industry, construction companies, coal and copper mines, and many county and city shops and utilities.
He conducts maintenance welding and metallurgy courses throughout the United States and brings years of practical experience to his workshops and Kansas LTAP.
Larry Wilson began work at Douglas County Public Works in 1983. Through the years, he did many different jobs and ran most of the equipment. He became Superintendent of the Bridge Crew and the Rock Road Crew, always working side by side with his crews. In 2010 he became the Assistant Operations Manager in charge of day-to-day operations and scheduling jobs. After 34 years with Douglas County, he retired in 2017.
Now he brings real life experiences and some funny/amazing stories to his Kansas LTAP classes.