The son of a power washer manufacturer / distributor and contract cleaner, Mike spent his high school years working weekends and summers on power washing equipment. This created a great foundation to the start of his own power washing business, in 1985 while attending his senior year of high school. As one of the most successful individuals in the power washing industry, he has managed and developed several multimillion-dollar operations, including truck and fleet washing, kitchen exhaust cleaning, and a parts and supply distributorship. This success makes him a highly sought after speaker, trainer, and mentor. Mike has a passion for his businesses and employees, and also takes great pride and joy in helping others be successful with the training offered through PowerWash University.
Krysteena joined PowerWash University in 2018 as the University Coordinator. In her role, Krysteena oversees student registration, testing, and coordinates the various hands-on training classes. Krysteena is the go-to person for all potential students' and current students' needs, such as, recertification, staff training, and much more. Prior to joining PWU, Krysteena worked for 10 years as an assistant to an attorney at a large DFW area law firm.
Robert began Power Washing in Wichita, KS in 1972 working for Allied Power Wash trading labor for contractor training. Then in April, 1973 (with an SBA Loan) launched his own company in Fort Worth, Texas Manufacturing Pressure Washers and doing Power Wash contract cleaning. After almost 40 years in business he sold the business to his son, Michael Hinderliter. Robert established many firsts and standards for the Power Wash Industry, some of which were: Two non-profit trade organizations (PWNA and UAMCC), BMPs for Environmental Cleaning, first Industry Bulletin Board in 1995, 5-day Power Wash School, Video Power Wash Training, national distributor specializing in Mobile Power Wash Equipment, the first Convention and Trade Show for Mobile Power Wash Contractors, Environmental Training Seminars for AHJs (Authority Having Jurisdictions, Regulators), power wash safety training, etc..
Originally from New York City, Jose has been in Fort Worth, TX since 2007 and has been essential part of Steamaway since 2010. Jose started as the Field Supervisor where he was in charge of outfitting crews with proper equipment and supplies, weekly scheduling and routing, and performing quality control checks to confirm expectations and standards were being met. Jose was quickly promoted to Sales Executive & On-Site Mobile Coordinator in 2011; his role expanded to include signing new accounts and training crews on meeting and exceeding customer expectations. As an instructor with PowerWash University, Jose uses his 30 plus years of shoulder-to-shoulder customer service and sales experience combined with his extensive knowledge of the power washing industry to ensure his students have the best experience possible.
Clyde Hemminger develops visual curriculum content for PowerWash University. Clyde has a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Wesleyan University. He entered the pressure washing industry in 2010. His photographs have been published in Cleaner Times Magazine and eClean Magazine. He is a contributing author to the SprayTips Newsletter; a weekly publication for power wash professionals. Clyde enjoys studying human interactions with written and visual media. He uses that observational data to help him create engaging and intuitive content.