RMATS Officers


President –  Jerome “Doc” Viola  2018 – 2020 

President-Elect – open

Secretary – Todd Hetherington

Treasurer – Anthony Williams

Webmaster – John Duston

Board Members   

Jerome “Doc” Viola  March 2018-October 2021

Todd Hetherington  March 2018 – October 2020

Anthony Williams  March 2018 – October 2020

Scott Rill March 2018-October 2021

John Duston March 2018 – October 2020

Julie Wright March 2018-October 2021

Bob Sidebottom  March 2018-October 2021

Jerome “Doc” Viola | President


  • Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Service Technology from Arapahoe Community College 2005 (graduated Phi Theta Kappa)
  • Graduate of Arapahoe Community College Leadership Academy 2009


  • Certificate in Automotive Service Management from Arapahoe Community College 2005
  • SkillsUSA Advisor of the Year 2013
  • ASE Master Certified Technician (A1-A8)
  • ASE Certified Advanced Level Specialist in Engine Performance (L1)
  • ASE Certified in Maintenance and Light Repair (G1)


  • Automotive Instructor at Arapahoe Community College 2007-Present
  • Mopar CAP Coordinator at Arapahoe Community College 2007-Present
  • General Motors Service Technical College Instructor 2009-2012
  • Distinguished Faculty Arapahoe Community College 2018-2019

Anthony Williams | Treasurer | March 2018 – October 2020

As a child I was a difficult student. I performed well when needed but my attendance and behavior left much to be desired. I was placed in automotive after being told that I needed to have a skill because I wasn’t made for college. Jokes on them. I not only acceled in automotive but still went to college as well as making a career in the automotive field and am not on the leading edge in education reform with a focus on career studies in public education. I am the founder of the Automotive Institute of Science and Technology and I work with industry leaders to continue changing education and the automotive industry to meet the current needs of the employees as well as change the view that the general community has of the automotive careers.


  • BSCJA Criminal Justice Administration- 2012
  • MS Ed. Curriculum and Instruction- 2017


  • ASE – A1, A4, A5, A8, G1, P2
  • CTE Teacher Credentials – Secondary and Post-Secondary


  • 2003-2019 Self Employed Techninician – Maintenance and light repair for families in need.
  • 2003-2007 Checker Auto Parts – Management, Loss Prevention, Parts Tech
  • 2007-2009 Advance Auto Parts – Parts Tech
  • 2010-2012 Uhaul – Repair Technician, Lot Tech
  • 2012-2014 TwoCor – Teaching Automotive Skills to at-risk youth
  • 2014-2017 Career Readiness Academy- Automotive Instructor
  • 2017- Current CarQuest Technical Institute – Special Project Manager/ Curriculum Developer

John W Duston Sr. | Webmaster | March 2018 – October 2020


  • CTE and CDE certified / licensed instructor
  • ASE Certified
  • TIA (Tire Industry Association) Advanced Automotive Tire Service Instructor


  • 2007 – Present: Automotive Technology Faculty at Pueblo Community College
  • Subjects: Basic automotive to Advanced Electrical

Robert C. Sidebottom | March 2018-October 2021

Born and raised in Colorado. Married with three sons, all Eagle Scouts. Numerous scouting awards including Silver Beaver. Developed and started the automotive program at Arapahoe Community College in 1970 and taught there for 17 years. Managed three Emissions Technical centers for seven years for the Colorado Department of Health & Environment. Worked for AYES (Automotive Youth Education System) as Regional manager starting and maintaining programs in 5 states for 11 years until I retired.

Active Charter member of CATS (RMATS).

Todd Hetherington | Secretary | March 2018 – October 2020

Professional Experience

August 2011 to Present

•Teacher, Secondary Automotive Repair Technology, Brighton High School, Brighton 27J School District, Brighton, CO

August 1991 to 2011

•Teacher, Secondary and Post Secondary Automotive Repair Technology, Boulder Valley School District, Career and Technical Education Center, and Front Range Community College, Boulder, CO

Professional Certifications

Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) (1986 to present)

ASE is the national process for certification of automotive technicians.

•Certification, continuous since 1986, as an Automotive Technician for automotive areas:

  • Engine Repair
  • Engine Performance
  • Manual Drive Train & Axles
  • Suspension and Steering
  • Electrical & Electronic Systems
  • Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Automatic Transmission & Transaxle
  • Advanced Engine Performance
  • Brakes
  • Hybrid/Electric light duty

•Previously Certified in:

  • Gasoline Master Engine Machinist
  • Diesel Master Engine Machinist
  • Gasoline Engine Assembly Specialist
  • Diesel Engine Assembly Specialist

National Automotive Training Education Foundation (NATEF) (1992 to present)

NATEF is the arm of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) that certifies Automotive Training and Educational programs, nationally. The program at my school has been NATEF certified by an independent NATEF team, for 18 years, continuously during my tenure.


Scott Rill | March 2018 – October 2021

Scott is a Field Technical Specialist for Toyota Motor Sales. In this role, he is involved with helping technicians fix vehicles right the first time. He also helps with technical and dealer service department training. Previously, Scott was the Assistant Manager/Foreman at Groove and Burt Toyota for 25 years. While working at the dealer, he was a two-time Toyota Master Technician Skills Contest national finalist. He has been a longtime advocate for career and technical education and has been involved with SkillsUSA since 1988. He has been a co-chairperson for the Colorado Skills USA automotive contest 12 times.

Julie Wright March 2018-October 2021

  • Highly organized
  • Self-motivated
  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills
  • Professional presence
  • Solid project and time management skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Effectively collaborate with staff
  • Customer-focused attitude
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Energetic; thrive in fast-paced, ever-changing environment

2014 – 2015 Vista Ridge High School – Dean of Concurrent Enrollment

2014 – 2016 Skills USA – Curriculum Trainer

2008 – 2019 Skills USA – State Officer Advisor & Leadership Trainer

2013 – 2014 Pikes Peak Community College – Adjunct Faculty Computer Info systems

2007 – 2014 Pikes Peak Community College – Program Assistant

2005 – 2007 Lake Regional Health System – Quality Management Assistant

2003 – 2005 Lamar Community College – Coordinator of Lifelong Learning and Special Events


Masters of Organizational Leadership – Colorado Christian University

Bachelors of Science Organizational Management – Colorado Christian University