Our People

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Our people are the foundation upon which our business stands. They are passionate about serving their communities and ensuring your students arrive safely to and from school and this passion is reflected in the high level of service that we offer our customers every day.

At the heart of our organization are our drivers, who play an important role in the lives of the children that they transport. They care for their passengers and it shows each day in the job they do. Above all, our drivers are committed to delivering their students to school safely and on-time.

Knowledge and Experience

Our leadership group has more than 100 years of combined service in the North American student transportation industry. They are knowledgeable, experienced and eager to help you.

Brian Shuldburg, Region Vice President

A hometown Idaho boy, Brian began his career in school bus transportation as a driver with Mayflower Contract Services in 1990. He has held a number of varying roles during his career, which range from dispatcher, manager, district accounting manager, Director of Safety and Region Vice President, for Laidlaw Transit, Durham School Services and Illinois Central School Bus. Most recently Brian has worked in Illinois overseeing operations in the suburbs of Chicago, central Illinois and northwest Indiana. Mr. Shuldberg has been responsible for operations in Colorado, Idaho, Utah, Texas, California, Illinois, Indiana and Oklahoma during his time in school bus transportation. Brian will be looking to make the move to the Salem area with his wife Allison and their two boys – Mason and Carson.  Of their three daughters, McKenzie lives in Texas with Brian & Allison’s grandkids – Adam, Harley & Dexter, and Bailee and Karlee are both attending college in Eastern Idaho and Utah.

Melanie Correa, CFO

melanieMelanie graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business, and a concentration in Accounting. She began her career in public accounting as a staff accountant and earned her CPA certificate. During her ten years in public accounting, she compiled, reviewed, and audited financial statements. The majority of the audits that she worked on were municipalities and school districts. She also prepared tax returns for individuals, partnerships, and corporations.

Melanie left public accounting to become the Controller at Wildhorse Resort and Casino. Melanie spent five years in the gaming industry and her responsibilities consisted of managing and overseeing the daily operations of the accounting department. She also developed and administered all financial policy, procedures and internal controls and was responsible for coordinating periodic audits and was responsible for the monthly and annual preparation of financial statements.

After five years in the gaming industry, Melanie moved to the transportation industry and came to MIDCO as a Senior Financial Analyst. She worked at MIDCO for 18 months and was responsible for budgeting and analysis. Then she went to Pendleton Grain Growers as their Chief Financial Officer for three years where she was responsible for budgeting, treasury management, internal controls, and reporting to the Board of Directors.

In 2012, Melanie returned to MIDCO as the CFO. Since Melanie’s return, she has been responsible for overseeing the accounting department, preparation of financial statements, budgeting, forecasting, and analysis.

Jeff Sherman – Regional Director of Operations, Central Oregon

Jeff began working for Midco in October 2018.  Jeff started out 19 years ago driving a school bus for the Rockford School District.  Before he could even see above the steering wheel, Jeff would sit in the front seat of a school bus, or motor coach and watch the driver drive the bus.  Jeff has always been intrigued with buses from an early age.  Jeff started out as a Driver Development Supervisor with Laidlaw, then was promoted after 9 months to a branch manager.  Jeff has also spent time with contractors Cook-Illinois Corporation and Illinois Central School bus as location managers.  Jeff spent the last 2 years as a Director of Transportation with the McHenry School District, and the last 6 months as a Regional Sales Director with 247 Security Inc which sells camera systems for school buses before he came to work for Midco.  Jeff has a total of 16 years in the school bus industry.

Jeff has been married to the love of his life, Sarah for 17 years.  Jeff and his wife Sarah have 3 kids, Emily, Leah and Graham.  Jeff enjoys attending school bus conferences, taking his family to Disney, and being on the golf course.

Chuck Moore – Region Vice President of Eastern Oregon/Idaho

Chuck recently made a move from Anchorage, Alaska were he was the Senior Director of Transportation for the Anchorage School District. While in Anchorage, he was responsible for operating 230 school bus routes from multiple locations and safely transporting approximately 20,000 students daily.

Chuck has been helping bus children for the last 24 years.  He worked with Durham School Services for many years and held many different positions. His last position was Vice President of Operations in the Western states, so he is very familiar with safety issues, the weather, and the challenges of the bussing industry.  Building teams and serving others are where his expertise in student transportation excel.

Once he and his wife, Sherry, find a permanent home in this beautiful area, they hope to do more exploring on “back road” adventures and to fish.  They also are looking forward to having more visits by their three daughters (two live in California and one in Arizona) and by friends.

James Stevenson – Regional Director of Operations, Idaho / Eastern Oregon

James began his career with Midco in April 2018, he is new to school bus industry.  Prior to the school bus industry, James worked for a national trucking company managing operations in Salt Lake City, UT.  James also served as a general manager who oversaw operations at the Salt Lake City Airport.  James enjoys the changed from the trucking industry to school bus operations and plans on progressing his career with Midco.

James is originally from Virginia but left home shortly after high school to serve time in the US Army.  While serving in the US Army he managed Air, Ground Transportation operations in numerous countries to include Iraq, Africa, Afghanistan, and South Korea.  James met his wife Maria, while serving in the Army.  James and Maria returned to Maria’s home town of Twin Falls when James left the military.  There, James fell in love with the town and the people, which he now calls home.   James has two daughters, Sofia and Cecilia.

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Bob Osborn – Regional Director of Operations, Northwest / Southwest Oregon

Bob is the newest addition to the MIDCO team, joining us in March, 2016. Bob began his school transportation career in 1999 with Laidlaw Transit, in Lawrence, Kansas. He has managed multiple locations of 200+ buses in the Kansas City area, Alaska and most recently, Oregon. He has also been involved with the NSTA International School Bus Rodeo for the past 10 years.

Before entering the school transportation business, Bob was a District Manager for Pepsi-Cola. Starting in route sales, Bob was responsible for the distribution of Pepsi products in Kansas and Missouri, which involved the direction of 100+ route salespersons and the delivery of quality customer service.

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Mark Thompson, Director of Risk Management Mid-Columbia Bus Company
Employee Relations-Title VII Compliance
Student Relations-Title IX, Anti-Bullying Compliance

 Mark is the Director of Risk Management for MIDCO and his duties include; supporting the Human Resources department in implementation of prevention strategies including manager and employee training for Title VII Compliance, developing prevention strategies, conducting training, and monitoring company compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. He also leads the Risk Management Team in investigating workplace wrongdoing, develops prevention strategies, conducts training, and monitors company compliance with Title IX and state anti-bullying statutes while conducting Title IX and student bullying investigations. He also develops and conducts student management training’s, train-the-trainer student management sessions and monitors company-wide student management training and education.

Mark is also President and owner of MT Consulting. He offers 25 years of risk management experience with public and private employers and fifteen years as an employee and student relations consultant for School Districts, Professional Football teams, and Division I athletics departments. His consulting practice specializes in developing employee/ student relations and anti-bullying prevention programs.