Coal Bios

  • Johnny Simms
  • Andrew Christian, Jr.
  • David Belcher
  • Eddie Branch
  • Kenny Hughes
  • JC Woolridge
  • Randy Remines
  • RB Davis
  • Jonathan Dotson
  • Robert Jerry Edwards, Sr.
  • Jerry Edwards, Jr.
  • Vince Epperson
  • Joseph Pack
  • Mike Crowder
  • Tom Roberts
  • Jeremy Auville
  • Andy Christian, Sr.
  • Hank Toler
  • Jeremy Marushia
Jonathan Dotson

Jonathan Dotson

Roof Bolter

Job: Roof Bolter
Shift: Day

A third generation miner (his mother is the mine’s office secretary, father a trucker and grandfather a miner), Jonathan grew up just three miles from the mine. Recently, promoted from a Red Hat apprentice to a Black Hat, Jonathan took the job at the mine to support his wife a baby daughter. Jonathan intends to be a coal miner for the rest of his life saying “I enjoy being a coal miner, I’m proud of it. You can say you’re a coal miner and everyone has respect for you. They know what you go through.”