Jerry Sheppard Presidentjerrys@trinitytransportation.com (734) 284-9229
Meet JerryJerry is a family oriented owner who has grown Trinity to eight locations while keeping the same values the company was founded on in 1981. He is most proud of his wife and children and the strong family relationships they maintain while building Trinity to the prosperous business it is today. From detailing vehicles to driving to scheduling, Jerry has been involved in all aspects of the Transportation Industry. As the president and owner of Trinity Transportation, Jerry continues to be an integral part of our daily operations.
Austin Arksey Chief Operating Officeraustina@trinitytransportation.com (734) 284-9229
Meet AustinAustin Arksey is a 2009 graduate from Ferris State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in a concentration of Construction Management and a dual minor Associate Degree in building construction technology management and civil engineering.
Mr. Arksey joined the Trinity team in 2010 as a confirmation specialist. Since then Mr. Arksey has continued to climb the ranks being Sales Director and currently the Chief Operating Officer. He currently oversees the entire sales and service portion of the company.
During Mr. Arksey’s time as Sales Director he has implemented innovative software to reduce cost, time and increase quality assurance for customers. Pioneered state of the art technology to track vehicles and better serve the community. Spearheaded on board vehicle functionality programs to keep riders safe and connected.
As a member of Wayne RESA Mr. Arksey is growing his involvement in the transportation realm to best understand the needs of school districts, regularly attending transportation director meetings and assisting in special events.
Angel Collins Senior Reservations Specialistangelc@trinitytransportation.com (734) 284-9229
Meet AngelAngel joined Trinity in 2008. Her expertise in transportation keeps the school bus departments running smoothly. Her favorite part of working in this industry is getting to positively impact the children of the schools we partner with. "Many children wouldn't be able to experience the museums, zoos, and other places they get to see if it weren't for their school field trips. It's great to be a small part of that!"
Proudest AccomplishmentMy children. They bring me so much joy with their playing, laughter, and all of their silly moments.
Favorite After Work Activity
I love to go out dancing with my friends and just have a good time hanging out with them.
Furthest Place TraveledI went to Mexico with my family when I was ten years old. It was a great time!
Brittany Martin Motor Coach Reservationsbrittanym@trinitytransportation.com (734) 284-9229
Valere Cegers Human Resources Generalistvalerec@trinitytransportation.com (313) 295-5685
Meet ValereValere is the Human Resources Generalist for Trinity Transportation. She has a passion for employees and customer service and feels that it's one of the best ways to handle employee relations. She also has an extensive background in employee benefits which has helped her at Trinity.
Valere earned her Associates Degree in Human Resources from Baker College. She has worked in the Human Resources field for over 15 years. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family.
Kevin Rose Director of Motor Coach Operationskevinr@trinitytransportation.com (313) 295-5685
Meet KevinA 20-year veteran of the ground transportation industry, Kevin is the Director of Motor Coach Operations at Trinity Transportation. Kevin is responsible for managing the entire motor coach division as well as all of the motor coach drivers. Kevin also oversees the operation of the 24-hour motor coach dispatch department, which he established to guarantee customers and drivers uninterrupted communicative access to Trinity representatives. For the purpose of preparing motor coach drivers to deliver the finest in service and safety, Kevin developed Trinity's comprehensive, corporate-mandated motor coach operator training program. The curriculum consists of three weeks of intensive classroom and over-the-road training. Additionally, Kevin also maintains all Department of Transportation mandated "hours of service" documentation as well as assists in state and federal compliance reviews. Finally, as a commitment to professional development, Kevin has attended "Leadership Skills for Effective Management" seminars, "Supervisor Signs and Symptoms" training, and maintains proficiency as a licensed motor coach and school bus driver.
Carl Ingram Safety Directorcarli@trinitytransportation.com (313) 295-5616
Meet CarlCarl has over 35 years of experience in pupil transportation. After working for Detroit Public Schools for 32 years, Carl retired as Operations Administrator and joined Trinity in 2011. Carl is an active member of the MAPT. He formerly served MAPT as State Regional Representative, 3-year director, and 1-year director. Carl is currently the Vice Chair (previously Vice President) of Wayne County Transportation Supervisors Association, an association he has been a proud member of for the past 15 years.
Favorite Aspect of My JobI love training and instructing people, helping them become a safer driver/attendant that can provide proper care for a safe ride to & from school, who will become our future leaders!
Favorite HobbiesMy favorite hobbies: I love riding a bike, playing any type of sport, & listening to music!
My hero...My mother is my hero for raising 6 kids (3 boys & 3 girls) all while being a good role models as a single parent who battled sickness over the years. She still provides good words of wisdom at 80 years old.
Jacque Curtis Accounting Managerjacquec@trinitytransportation.com (734) 284-9229
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Beth Sheppard Executive Assistantbeths@trinitytransportation.com (734) 284-9229
David Holls Regional Operations Managerdavidh@trinitytransportation.com (734) 284-9229
Meet DavidDave Holls is a 2016 graduate of the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree in a concentration of Global Supply Chain Management, with a minor in Public Relations. He also received both an Associate in Business Administration (ABA) and an Associate in General Business (AB) degrees from Henry Ford College. Mr. Holls joined Trinity in 2009 as a driver. He worked in each of our divisions, and became experienced with all aspects of our operations. While still driving, he began assisting management with operational support initiatives, which led to him into a supervisory role.
In 2013, Dave took over management of our Roseville school bus terminal and six months later took on a second terminal in Hamtramck, simultaneously overseeing all facility, personnel, and maintenance operations at both locations.
In 2015, Dave was promoted to the position of Regional Operations Manager, overseeing the management and direction of all school bus operations for the company. He is strongly focused on technology, and uses these tools to increase operational efficiencies whenever possible.
Before joining Trinity Transportation, Dave had a 10 year real estate career and was actively involved with his local real estate board, chairing numerous committees and being nominated for the board of directors.
Brett Sundberg School Bus Reservationsbretts@trinitytransportation.com (734) 284-9229
Anesa Saeed Motor Coach Reservationsanesas@trinitytransportation.com (734) 284-9229
Meet AnesaAnesa recently joined the Trinity Transportation team and currently works in the sales department as a Motor Coach Reservation Specialist. Anesa has her Associates Degree in Telecommunications from Henry Ford College. She plans on returning to school soon to pursue a Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources.
Anesa has experience in retail management and call centers, which she feels helps her with her customers at Trinity. Anesa loves working with people and feels that she will do a great job managing clients and assisting with customers questions and concerns.
Her favorite quote is:
When life gets you down do you wanna know what you've gotta do? Just keep swimming!
Talisa Edwards Human Resources Supervisortalisae@trinitytransportation.com (313) 295-5685
Meet TalisaTalisa is a woman of many talents. From driving students to and from school, to recruiting new employees, she's been a great addition to the Trinity family since she joined us in 2011. Talisa loves the feeling she gets when she's behind the wheel of the bus. As a recruiter, she loves to hear the excitement in a candidate's voice after they call back with good news of obtaining their CDL permits. "It's priceless."
Renae Pickel Assistant Manager Sedan & Shuttle Divisionrenaep@trinitytransportation.com (734) 282-2222
Meet RenaeRenae is assistant manager of our sedan and shuttle division. She hold an Associate's degree in Human Services with a concentration in Psychology. She loves this industry because there is something new and interesting every day. Her favorite part about working at Trinity? "Interacting with the drivers. I love to see them love their job!"
Words to Live ByTry not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. - Albert Einstein
Favorite BookThe Green Mile
Outside of WorkMy favorite thing to do is to play with my daughter. I also like to play bingo. I also just started knitting!
I Should Probably Throw Away, But Never Will...My dad's t-shirt that is full of holes.
Dennis Fluder Safety Director
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Meet DennisDennis Fluder is one of Trinity Transportation's full time Safety Directors. Dennis has a plethora of knowledge when it comes to the transportation industry, specifically in regards to training and safety. He has worked for several other transportation companies and has been able to gain the proper skills and experience to help lead the safety department at Trinity Transportation.
Prior to entering the Safety Director position, Dennis held various positions in operations, managing up to 100+ employees, 75+ buses, and 12 different school districts.
Dennis has had the opportunity as a Safety Trainer to work with over 250 school bus drivers to train them on rules and regulations for handicapped children and adults throughout Michigan and Ohio.
Along with focusing on safety, Dennis assists with any special projects or new contracts that come about at Trinity. His flexibility and quick thinking allows him to help things run flawlessly and accurately.
Patrick Fabian Senior Accountantpatrickf@trinitytransportation.com (734) 284-9229
Meet PatrickBorn in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, growing up in nearby Saint Clair Shores, Patrick is a graduate of both Madonna University, Livonia, Michigan with a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Pre-Law, and Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio where he earned a Master’s in Business Administration.
With the combined experience of a finance and accounting management professional and extensive involvement in a variety of philanthropic, academic, and civic endeavors, Patrick joined the company in 2013 with a set of unique capabilities particularly suited to the mission of Trinity Transportation. In the role of Senior Accountant, Patrick assists the management in the analysis, documentation, and strategic use of the company’s financial resources.
Donna Mullins Fleet Specialistdonnam@trinitytransportation.com (734) 284-9229
Meet DonnaDonna has worn MANY hats in her career at Trinity. She started in 2001 as a bus attendant and has since worked as a bus driver, auditor, and is currently our fleet specialist. Thankfully, she still helps us out wherever and whenever we need her! Her favorite part about working at Trinity is how friendly everyone is. Her co-workers keep her laughing all the time. Our favorite part about her working at Trinity is that she is always willing to help!
Favorite BookPrincess and the Pea. My mom used to read it to me as a little girl because she said I reminded her of the princess.
Proudest AccomplishmentEarning my high school diploma. I worked very hard for it and surprised my family.
Favorite Weekend ActivityI like to ATV. I ride four-wheelers and I also have a motorcycle.
My HeroMy mom. She raised ten kids all by herself!
Robert Bishop Chief Financial Officerrobertb@trinitytransportation.com (734) 284-9229
Meet BobMr. Bishop is a 1988 graduate of Widener University with a Master of Business Administration and a concentration in Finance as well as a 1983 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Mr. Bishop earned his Certified Public Accountant designation in the state of Pennsylvania in 1985.
Mr. Bishop joined Trinity Transportation in 2013 as Chief Financial Officer. He was recruited to improve the company’s financial and operational reporting, enhance internal controls, streamline customer invoicing, champion team collaboration, and build-out the company’s systems capabilities. Mr. Bishop draws on 30+ years of experiences from a variety of industries (from public accounting to real estate and relocation services to software technology to transportation) bringing the best practices of financial management and business strategy to the company.
Mr. Bishop also oversees the Human Resources Department. With nearly 600 employees at Trinity Transportation, HR plays a strategic function of the company. We understand that excellent customer service is best achieved with fully engaged employees who support the goals and vision of the company and who are committed to our core values.
Natalie Lozon Sales Directornataliel@trinitytransportation.com (734) 284-9229
Meet NatalieWith over 16 years in the transportation industry, Natalie is happy to share her expertise when reserving your vehicle. Natalie joined the Trinity team in 2010 and currently leads Trinity's sales team as the Sales Director. Whether you're traveling to Cedar Point or going across the country to Alaska, Natalie is here to help!
Favorite Sports TeamI love the Tigers. I really enjoy going to the games and wish I could make it to more, but I'm too busy!
Dream Destination to VisitI want to go to Tahiti and Italy. I want to experience the Polynesian culture and food. I'd love to visit Venice and travel around Italy (cheese tasting, of course).
Favorite HobbyI really enjoy knitting. It's very relaxing after a long day.
Crystal Clark School Bus Reservationscrystalc@trinitytransportation.com (734) 284-9229
Theodore Anderson Digital Media Specialisttheodorea@trinitytransportation.com (734) 284-9229
Meet TheodoreTheodore Anderson is Trinity Transportation's Digital Media Specialist. He graduated from Specs Howard School of Media Arts and resides in Sterling Heights, MI.
Theodore is a dedicated and remarkably creative Digital Media Specialist. After already having an experienced background in the media industry, Theodore brings creativity and diversity to the Trinity name.
Since being at Trinity, Theodore has helped bring joy to our employees and give knowledge of our company to others through the creation of various graphics and videos.
Aside from working at Trinity, Theodore loves staying healthy and likes to stay active in producing his own productions.
Wendy L Payroll Clerkwendyl@trinitytransportation.com (734) 284-9229
Meet WendyWendy has many years of experience in the transportation industry. Too many to count! She started out in our confirmations department and currently holds the title of Payroll Clerk. Her favorite aspect of her job is getting to meet so many interesting people.
Furthest TraveledI've traveled all over the U.S.
Favorite HobbyI really enjoy exercising. I also work on antique furniture in my spare time.
Weirdest Thing I've Ever AteGrilled Alligator. I actually loved it!
Russell Williams Motor Coach Training Specialistrussellw@trinitytransportation.com (313) 295-5685
Larry Webster Service Managerlarryw@trinitytransportation.com (734) 284 9229
Meet LarryTrinity’s Fleet Service Manager, Larry Webster has worked for Trinity for over a decade.
Mr. Webster grew up in Lincoln Park where his father owned a mechanic shop. This led to Larry taking an interest in cars and other motor vehicles.
Before Trinity, Larry owned his own body shop that he operated all by himself. Trinity ended up being a customer of Larry’s and after experiencing the atmosphere and professionalism of the company, Larry joined as a mechanic.
After only a few years, Larry volunteered to help manage Trinity’s school bus inspections. Eventually, he was named Trinity’s Fleet Service Manager, overseeing school buses, motor coaches, and taxi’s.
Since Larry has been in this position, Trinity Transportation has received 100% pass rate for their school bus inspections. He is a member of the MAPT and has competed in the School Bus Technician competition 3 times, placing 2nd once and 3rd twice.
Phillip Adkins Staff Accountantphillipa@trinitytransportation.com (734) 284-9229
Meet PhillipPhillip Adkins graduated from Gabriel Richard Riverview in 2009. While he was a student there, Phillip took several advance placement courses such as US History, biology, Calculus, and Psychology. Phil also captained the football team, played basketball, and ran track. Lastly, he participated in French Club, oversaw the finances of the National Honor Society and Served as Student Government President.
Phillip earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan Dearborn. He excelled in classes such as Chemistry, Biology, and Calculus early in his college career. Later on, Phillip pursued a degree in Economics and prevailed in courses such as Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, and Marketing.
While in school, Phillip began working at his father’s construction company, Adkins and Sons. He supervised all accounts receivables, payables and all other financial aspects of the business. Phillip was also responsible for executing marketing strategies and processing all window and door orders.
Next, Phillip moved into the Sports Marketing Industry where swiftly he climbed the ladder to become the Director of Finance and Operations at a small sports and entertainment company called Pakmode Media + Marketing. During his tenure at Pakmode, Phillip created expense reports, cash flow analyses, and forecasting utilities. He also participated in forming marketing strategies and executing sponsorship activations.
In February 2015, Phillip co-founded a small bookkeeping firm called Matte Blue. There, he currently manages finances and presents business solutions for 6 other small businesses in the downriver area.
Currently, Phillip is tackling field trip, athletic events, and motor coach invoicing at Trinity. He keeps an extremely accurate database of invoices.
Tracy Akers Vice Presidenttracya@trinitytransportation.com (734) 284-9229
Meet TracyTracy Akers has worked in the transportation industry almost all of his life. He started out at the age of 17 working as a dispatcher at Trinity Transportation. Mr. Akers then went on to study Computer Technology at Cambridge.
Because of his growing interest in computers and logistics, he returned to Trinity Transportation in 1998, under the ownership of Jerry Sheppard. Mr. Akers brought with him his knowledge of logistics and electronics, which he shared with Mr. Sheppard to help develop the best passenger transportation company in the region.
Tracy is member of the Michigan Pupil Transportation Association and is a Certified Transportation Supervisor by the Department of Education for the State of Michigan.
Rehman Bhatti Marketing and Public Relations Directorrehmanb@trinitytransportation.com (734) 284-9229
Meet RehmanRehman Bhatti graduated from the University of Michigan-Dearborn with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Marketing. Rehman is a downriver native, living in cities such as Taylor, Southgate, and Trenton.
Rehman has belonged to the Trinity team for a year and has already created many successful marketing and branding campaigns to increase brand awareness for Trinity.
Since being with Trinity, he has helped sponsor many different educational foundations in the downriver and metro Detroit area. He has also actively sought out new and exciting philanthropic opportunities for Trinity to take part in.
Aside from marketing Trinity’s services, Rehman works very closely with the Human Resources department in recruiting talented and qualified school bus drivers.
Shanita Hall School Bus Reservationsshanitah@trinitytransportation.com (313) 228-4521
Meet ShanitaShanita Hall has over 10 years of experience in the transportation industry.
She has held a number of positions throughout the year, specifically with Detroit Public Schools. Her skills and qualifications led her to Trinity Transportation where she started as a School Bus Reservations Specialist for Detroit.
Shanita loves working at Trinity because she gets an indirect opportunity to assist with student's learning experiences outside of the classroom.
Aside from working, Shanita loves shopping and spending time with her family and friends.
Mieka Moore Receptionistmiekam@trinitytransportation.com (734) 284-9229
Meet MiekaMieka has been with Trinity for nearly four years. She has an associates in Liberal Arts from Henry Ford Community College. Her favorite memory at Trinity was when she was recognized by a member of the industry on her professionalism and courtesy. She enjoys that her career allows her to interact with individuals from all walks of life.
Favorite BookHoly Bible
Favorite QuoteChange your thoughts and you change your world. - Norman Vincent
Proudest AccomplishmentGiving birth to my daughter.
Furthest TravelledCozumel, Mexico
Arlene Lyons Receptionist
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Darryl Tarplin Detroit East Terminal Managerdarrylt@trinitytransportation.com (313) 228-4522
Willie McIntyre Parts Managerwilliem@trinitytransportation.com (313) 295-5685
Meet WillieWillie has been with Trinity since 2014 as our parts manager. With over 300 vehicles, we have a lot of parts for him to manage; he's a busy guy! His favorite part of his job is working with the great group of people in our Trinity family.
Favorite thing to do outside of workMy favorite thing to do is spend time with my family.
If I won the lottery...I would pay myself out of debt.
Mary Sheppard Accounts Receivablemarys@trinitytransportation.com (734) 284-9229
Meet MaryMary is our accounts receivable specialist. She has been a part of the Trinity family for over 10 years. If you’ve had the opportunity to meet her, you won’t be surprised to find out that her favorite part of her job is all of the different people she gets to meet.
Proudest AccomplishmentMy family.
Favorite HobbyPlaying with my two favorite boys…. AKA my grandsons.
Weirdest Thing I've ever eaten...Turtle soup. YUCK! (Definitely as a kid, not an adult!)