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Dan Griffiths
Dan Griffiths
NVTI Instructor

Dan Griffiths is the Founder and Executive Director of Coda Learning, a veteran-owned small business providing training and instructional design services nationwide. He retired in 2016 after 28 years of public service leading federal and state workforce development and continuing education programs. He now serves as an instructor of classroom and web-based learning for the National Veterans' Training Institute (NVTI), Management Concepts’ grants domain (pre- through post-award), and as an adjunct instructor in Texas State University’s Certified Public Manager program. He has a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree, is certified in contracts and grants management, and recently completed the Veterans to Work certificate program sponsored by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Foundation. He is a Navy veteran (1969-1973) and is proud to be serving veterans, their spouses, families, and caregivers through the NVTI programs and as a volunteer mentor at the Williamson County Veteran’s Treatment Court.

Teresa Kangas
Teresa Kangas
NVTI Instructor

As an NVTI Instructor, Teresa Kangas brings over 25 years of experience that includes a variety of subjects and audiences. Her excellent reputation is based on delivering training funded by DOL-VETS, Specialty Grant Programs, Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment, the Department of Defense, and Department of Corrections (to name a few) to thousands of participants. She has been recognized for her subject matter expertise about veteran laws and issues, the Jobs for Veterans State Grants (JVSG) program, military-to-civilian career transition, career development challenges of the justice-involved, and disability topics.

Teresa is passionate about sharing her knowledge when training Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program (DVOP) specialists, Local Veterans' Employment Representatives (LVERs), veteran service providers, and program leaders. She is known for her ability to engage a diverse range of learners at all levels and always strives to deliver the most up-to-date and relevant information. Her curiosity and ability to foster a fun learning environment produce consistently positive outcomes. Teresa’s knowledge [combined with her] and training style, which is lively, open, and outcome focused, motivates students to learn the material and its application. Participants say they enjoy her ability to get and keep them involved, champion their success practices, and appreciate that she is skilled at addressing issues and challenges that lead to increased job performance after training.

Teresa lives in beautiful Colorado and enjoys a ranch lifestyle with her husband and horses. She’s an active equestrian, continuously training and riding horses in the mountains and other ride destinations.

Teresa always looks forward to interacting with you and assisting you throughout the classes she delivers!

Greg Davis
Greg Davis
NVTI Instructor

Greg Davis was born, raised, and educated in Colorado and has been married for 27 years with two kids who just graduated college. He started at NVTI when the Institute held its very first class in Denver, CO. As the lead producer of the “Media Group” for NVTI, he created classroom videos, online learning courses, support media, and several award-winning productions for the Institute, while also producing programs for the Department of Labor (DOL), Department of Defense (DOD), and numerous other clients. Greg later transitioned into training, facilitating hundreds of classes for thousands of participants. He is now a contract facilitator with NVTI, training both the online and classroom courses at the Institute. After over 30 years, he is incredibly thankful and blessed to continue this amazing opportunity: helping veterans