October 2022

Blake Sheppard is from Lafayette, Al. He graduated from Chambers Academy in 2018. He studied industrial electricity at Southern Union and was hired in August 2019. Blake recently got promoted to Apprentice Level III. In his free time he enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends.

Blake Sheppard

Jacob Calloway started with OPS in 2020. He has recently been promoted to Apprentice Level II. Jacob likes to hunt, fish, and hang out with his friends and family outside of work.  

Jacob Calloway

Joe Hodnett is from Wadley, Al. Joe graduated from Handley High School in 2018.

He's just a country boy at heart and has always loved being in the outdoors, working on the family farm, and helping out friends and family. Joe was hired at OPS as a Lineman in August 2019 and recently got promoted to Apprentice Level III. He loves being a lineman because he can work outdoors and serve the community by keeping the lights on.

"It’s a huge sense of satisfaction driving around Opelika and seeing all lights on, knowing I’m helping provide reliable power to the people we serve. No matter the weather conditions, storming, or the sun shining, you can count on me to keep Opelika shining brightly."

Also in his spare time, Joe enjoys working overtime and spending time with my family.

Joe Hodnett