Meet Our Staff
Bart Christian, President – 24 years in the cleaning and sanitation industry, 12 years working exclusively with school nutrition departments. Bart is a certified National Restaurant Association ServSafe “Train the Trainer” and is an approved instructor for the U.S.D.A. “Serving It Safe” program. He has completed several classes towards his Food Service Manager certification at Central Arizona College. Bart has served at the board level with the School Nutrition Association of Arizona (formerly the Arizona School Foodservice Association). In 2006 Bart was contracted by the Arizona Department to perform Food Safety Seminars. He is also certified by the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals and HACCP certified by the National Environmental Health Association as a trainer. Bart also speaks on a wide variety of professional and personal growth topics. For more info please visit www.bartchristian.com.
Melisa Christian, Chief Financial Officer – Has over 10 years experience working directly with school nutrition departments. Melisa is a certified SFSPac training and service technician.
Dana Christian, Administrative Coordinator – Joined the Southwest Training Systems team in March of 2016. Dana received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from St Mary’s College of California in 2008. With 9 years of management experience in the health care field, she comes to us with vast knowledge and training in OSHA Compliance as well as customer service. She is ServSafe certified as well as ServSafe Proctor/Instructor certified.
West Christian, General Manager – has been involved in the food service and hospitality industry for over 12 years. West joined the Southwest Training Systems team back in June of 2007 and took over the role of General Manager in January of 2013. West attended the University of Arizona and is an approved instructor for the U.S.D.A. “Serving It Safe” program along with a certified National Restaurant Association “Train-the-Trainer”. Over the past 8 years West has helped hundreds of people across the southwest region obtain their ServSafe manager certification through the National Restaurant Association. West is also the Co-Founder and lead developer for the popular Professional Standards training site www.SchoolFoodHandler.com.
Juan Enriquez, Regional Manager (New Mexico and Texas) – Joined the Southwest Training Systems team in 2013. Juan is an Air Force Veteran coming to us with over 15 years of service. He is fluently bi-lingual, ServSafe certified as well as ServSafe Proctor/Instructor certified.
Jennifer Ramirez, Education & Service Coordinator – Joined the Southwest Training Systems team in August of 2012. She comes to us with a customer service background and is fluently bi-lingual and ServSafe Proctor/Instructor certified.
Raul Escobar, Education & Service Coordinator – Joined the Southwest Training Systems team in July of 2011. With a background in customer service from his time working with Verizon, Raul is fluently bi-lingual and ServSafe Proctor/Instructor certified.
Chris Burgess, Education & Service Coordinator – Joined the Southwest Training Systems team in November of 2015. He comes to us with a strong customer service background from his many years with American Express and is ServSafe certified as well as ServSafe Proctor/Instructor certified.