Meet the Training Staff

Jeremy JacksonJeremy Jackson
Director of Training

My name is Jeremy Jackson and I am the Diretor of Traininf for DC#3 in Kansas City. I’m originally from Texas but graduated from Pittsburg State University in 2011. I joined the Union in 2014 and became the Director in December of 2023. I love exercising and exploring personal development and growth.

Paul KurkowskiPaul Kurkowski
Drywall Instructor

Paul began working for the District Council 3 Training Fund in 2014 as the Drywall Apprenticeship and Safety Trainer. Paul has been a member of DC#3 since 1995 after he moved from Minneapolis to Kansas City. Paul worked for Allied Construction as a finisher till 2002 then moved to field superintendent of Color Inc until accepting position as instructor. In June of 2017 he was hired as the Paint & Drywall Coordinator/Instructor for the Fund and remains in that position currently. He has 2 children; daughter Rilee and son, Jack. Paul lives in Paola, Kansas.

Karla Underwood
Administrative Assistant

Karla began working as an Administrative Assistant for District Council #3 Painters & Allied Trades Training Fund in the early spring of 2000. She and her husband Tim, of 37 years have two children and six grandchildren. Travel and grandchildren take up most of their spare time. Karla has a long connection with DC#3, with her husband and father-n-law both retired and she and her son active members.