Meet The Team

Fiber Optic Installation

Based in the Virgin Islands, we had a refinery that kept the island and its people alive. The refinery provided jobs and livelihood for many families on the island. Life was good and everything went well, until one day, the refinery shut down and the people were left with no jobs and nothing to lean on. For most of their life, they depended on the refinery to provide for themselves and their families. Their knowledge and skills were based off what was required from their jobs at the refinery.

Soon, people began losing their homes because there were not enough jobs available for all the displaced workers at the refinery. workers started leaving the island in search of greener pastures.

All these came at a time when the fiber optic infrastructure was being built throughout the area. I thought to myself that this would be a good opportunity for our people to gain new jobs and rebuild their lives. However, they needed to have the right knowledge and skills needed for the job - and that's where Netwave Unlimited Services, LLC steps in. Since 2013, we have been helping people rebuild their lives through training, education, and skills enhancement, making them qualified and capable of taking on the demands of testing and Fiber Optic Installation jobs in the Fiber Optic industry.

Netwave Unlimited Services LLC provides top-notch Fiber Optic Training, Testing, and Fiber Optic Installation services for clients in the Caribbean and in other areas throughout the country and around the world.

  1. Ana G. Foster
  1. Luis R Torres
  1. Andrew Bandola

CEO

Director of Operations & Education

Project Consultant

In 2013, Ana founded Netwave Unlimited Services to fulfill the need to provide better employment opportunities to local residents of small communities. In addition to Netwave, she has over 15 years experience in HR management. Ana has significant International experience, working in the continental U.S., Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean.

Over her career, Ana has achieved the following certifications:
  • Human Resources Certified Professional
  • Fiber Optic Technician/Installer
  • Assessment Coordinator for NCCER
  • Occupational Safety and Health Admin (OSHA 10 & 30)

​Ana holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of the Virgin Islands. She has taught bible school for her local church, has been an advocate for women suffering from domestic violence and sexual assault, and has worked with at-risk youth, helping to provide them with the skills necessary to succeed in life.
Andrew has over 30 years experience as a Master Electritian and is one of the pioneers of Fiber Optic in the U.S. Virgin Islands. He broadens the Netwave Team with his electrical background as well as his extensive knowledge in Fiber Optic technology and its applications across industries. Andrew has been teaching Fiber Optic for the last 20 years in the Caribbean and most recently served as Vice President of Projects for the Virgin Islands Next Generation Network.

His certifications and licenses include:
  • Master Electrician
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration Instructor
  • Master Trainer and Construction Site Safety Master Instructor for the National Center for Construction Education and Research
Luis has worked extensively with the local community. He has over 20 years experience as an instructor and industrial journeyman. He also has many years experience in telecommunications line and equipment installation. Along with his Fiber Optic Installation expertise, Luis offers bilingual teaching techniques that broadens market opportunities for trained technicians and employers.

Luis' certifications include:
  • FOI Master Instructor for Fiber Optic Technician/Installer
  • Certified by the NCCER as a Scaffolder, Industrial Insulator and Industrial Painter
  • Asbestos Abatement Certified Worker
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA 10 and 30)

​Luis transfers job safety knowledge in the Fiber Optic curriculum to ensure that new technicians are able to prevent hazards on the job.
  1. Semaj Johnson,Esq.
  1. Xawntoia Franklin
  1. Victor Suarez

Director of Development

Trainer

Field Operations

Semaj has over 10 years experience in Virgin Islands law and 25 years experience in community development and project management. He has worked as a staff attorney with the U.S. District Court of the Virgin Islands and as a corporate lawyer.

Semaj has served as a research associate with the Ford Foundation Study Group in NY and as a Director of Commercial Revitalization for SOBRO, a NY local development corporation. 

In the Virgin Islands he has sat on gubernatorial transition teams and several non-profit boards, including the Board of Trustees of the Virgin Islands Humanities Council, and the Board of Governors of the VI Bar Association. In 2014 he was awarded the Marguerite-Cobb Award by the Caribbean Writer. 
Xawntoia is a Trainer, Speaker, and Social Services Professional with over 15 years experience working with non-profit organizations. She is dedicated to helping others identify, plan, and achieve personal and professional goals. Her workshops in Customer Service, Resume Writing, and Interviewing skills offer guidance and prepares our students in their job searches.

Xawntoia holds a B.A. in Psychology and a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Missouri Columbia. In her spare time, Xawntoia enjoys volunteering in her church and spending time with her sons.
Victor is a St. Croix native with over 10 years experience in the oil refining industry. His experience of technical support and operations in the oil refining industry.

Victor is a Fiber Optic Technician/Installer and has been working side by side with our Master Instructor to become a Fiber Optic Technician/Installer Instructor. He possesses an excellent ability to motivate and communicate with our students, always making sure that no one falls behind. His safety on the job knowledge coupled with his bilingual skills, makes Vicor a valuable member of the team.

In his spare time, Victor enjoys spending time with his family in one of the many beautiful beaches on St. Croix.