Shareholder Spotlight: Roustabout Training Graduate and DDI Employee, Justin Miller
Justin Miller, a Doyon, Limited shareholder, is the grandson of Mary and the late Paul Starr of Tanana, Alaska, and Alfred Miller of Anvik, Alaska. Born and raised in Tanana, Miller now lives in Fairbanks with his significant other, Toni Wiehl, and his two children, Dru and Bearyn, as well as Toni’s sons, Jaden and Ethan, and their dog, Willie Nelson. The couple is also expecting a baby girl to join them any day now.
Miller applied to Doyon’s roustabout training program in 2014. After being interviewed and passing all of the necessary steps, Miller was accepted into the program. He successfully completed the three weeks of training at the University of Alaska Anchorage School of Mining and Petroleum Training Services (MAPTS), and graduated in the top of his class.
As a graduate of the roustabout training program, Miller was able to apply for roustabout positions with Doyon, Limited. The training also prepares graduates for work with other companies in Alaska and the lower 48. Within the year, he was selected for an interview with Doyon, and shortly after became a full-time roustabout for Doyon Drilling, Inc. (DDI). Since then, Miller has earned his way to the position of floorhand. He currently works on Rig 14, and loves what he does.
“Roustabout training was very informative,” Miller said. “Getting to know the basics of how a drilling rig works was very interesting. The application and interview process for Doyon was extensive and thorough. It really sets you up for what Doyon expects out of every employee. Going from being hired as a roustabout and making it to floorhand was a trial by fire. I loved the challenge and really enjoy the professionals that I work with every day.”
For more information about the roustabout training program, visit the Roustabout Training Information page or contact shareholder outreach at 459-2127 (in Fairbanks), 1-888-478-4755 (toll-free) or firstname.lastname@example.org.