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Allison Bailes III, PhD
*Presenting Fall 2021
Founder, President, Chief Troublemaker Energy Vanguard, LLC July 2008 – Present Decatur, GA — Author of the Energy Vanguard Blog — Writer for Green Building Advisor, Fine Homebuilding, Journal of Light Construction, & ACCA 404-428-3393 [email protected] PO Box 33585 Decatur, GA 30033-0585 www.energyvanguard.com
*Presenting Fall 2021
Mr. Buell is owner of Charles Buell Inspections Inc. Charlie is a Washington State Licensed Home Inspector, Washington State Licensed Structural Pest Inspector, and an ASHI Certified Inspector. He served as a Board member on the Washington Department of Licensing Home Inspector Advisory Licensing Board. He currently serves on the ASHI National Technical Review Committee and is on the adjunct faculty at Bellingham Technical College. Charlie has been a frequent presenter at ASHI Washington education seminars.
*Presenting Fall 2021 License #97204, a Bachelors of Science Degree and a MBA. Mr. Sudy served as Faculty, Director of Operations and then National Director of Operations for Home Inspection, Real Estate and Appraisal for ITA/Kaplan. He later held the positions of Executive Director and Campus President from 2010 to 2018 for Kaplan Colleges and Virginia College. As a Board Member and Certification Exam Chair for the California Real Estate Inspection Association (CREIA) he managed the development of the home inspection industry’s first psychometrically valid/legally defensible certification exam (the CREIA Membership Exam), and later served as a volunteer Subject Matter Expert and Exam Item Writer for the National Home Inspection Exam. He is currently an ASHI Certified Home Inspector and has served as an Adjunct Faculty member for Olympic Community College. Mitch can be reached at [email protected]
Aaron Menlove – Inspector Pro
*Presenting Fall 2021
I have been a Producer with Citadel Insurance (InspectorPro Insurance) for the last 10 years. I have attended/presented/supported ASHI/NACHI/State inspections CE/Training courses throughout the country. I am very knowledgeable in the INSPECTION needs of current or prospective clients.
Mr. Chalk is a graduate of The Colorado College and is educationally-certified for home inspection by Inspection Training Associates (ITA). He is a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). Dylan recently stepped back as ASHI Washington Chapter President to focus on his famliy. Dylan has performed more than 5,000 structural home inspections in the Puget Sound area. He has been certified as an Energy Star Tune-Up Verifier, and a TuneUp energy audit inspector. He has also received a certificate in Narrative Non-Fiction from the University of Washington Extensions program and is author of The Confident House Hunter.
Douglas Hansen is a founding member of the home inspection profession in the 1980s and has authored numerous publications, including Electrical Inspection of Existing Dwellings. For several years he has been the lead author of the Code Check series. He recently retired from his position as a senior inspector and chief plans examiner for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing at the City of Santa Clara.
Bill Fabian is Vice President of Sales & Training for Monroe Infrared Technology. He has been involved in Infrared for 29 years and is a Level III Thermographer. Bill has trained thousands of individuals in both the theory behind and the use of IR cameras for Predictive Maintenance and Building Diagnostics applications. He has extensive in-field experience working closely on Energy Performance with customers ranging from major high rise buildings to commercial businesses to single-family homeowners. Significant Accomplishments: Bill has completed IR Inspections on more than 20 million square feet of flat roof systems making him one of the foremost experts in the country today. Bill was instrumental in developing a practical water intrusion inspection methodology for today’s moisture remediation industry.
Mark Cramer is home inspection veteran and a FL licensed contractor who has 30+ years of experience performing home inspections, construction progress inspections, commercial building inspections, and insurance inspections. Mark also works as a litigation consultant and expert witness in matters relating to construction defects and home inspector standard of care. Mark has more than five thousand hours of experience training home inspectors in classroom and seminar settings. A long time ASHI member, he was one of the founding members of the Suncoast Chapter of ASHI. He’s held numerous local and National positions within ASHI, serving as chair of several national committees and as National President of ASHI in the year 2000. Mark is a recipient of ASHI’s President’s Award, Ironman Award and Phillip C. Monohan Award.
Ms. Murry has a background in residential construction and building science that began in Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. As a construction crew leader for Habitat for Humanity, the need for creating energy-efficient, sustainable, and healthy homes inspired her to complete a degree in Residential Building Science from the University of Minnesota. Tessa worked as a Performance and Testing Department Supervisor at Cocoon for four years before pursuing a career in home inspections with Structure Tech in 2016. Tessa teaches continuing education classes to realtors, lectures at the University of Minnesota and has presented for the Duluth Energy Design Conference. She provides technical writing for Minnesota’s Building Performance Association and has been published in scientific papers through the Department of Energy’s Building America Program. She has been a member of ASHI since 2016.
Mike Twitty began his home inspection business in 2004 after retiring from a 30 year career at Ford Motor Company where he worked as an industrial electrician. Mike is a licensed electrician in Tennessee and is a certified electrical inspector by the IAEI and is certified by ICC as a residential building inspector and residential electrical inspector. He attended the University of Tennessee and later graduated from Nashville State Technical Institute majoring in photography and communications. Mike serves on the ASHI technical review committee and has taught numerous seminars for home inspectors. He has authored several nationally published articles on electrical inspections.
Don Bender is Weyerhaeuser Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of the Composite Materials & Engineering Center at WSU. He is an expert in testing, design, and construction of timber structures. He teaches university and outreach courses in structural engineering and is active in national building code and standards development. He is a voting member on the NDS national timber design code and consensus standards promulgated by ANSI, ASTM, and NIST. Don represents consumers on the American Lumber Standard Committee, which oversees lumber grading and preservative treatment agencies in North America. Email: [email protected] web: cmec.wsu.edu
Supporting the construction materials specification and distribution community through interactions with and bringing educational opportunities to all segments of the building industry. I help contractors, builders and dealers grow their business through a technical and practical understanding of construction and provide avid support in the field. Versed in the International Residential/Building Code, as well as local jurisdiction requirements for residential, commercial and industrial building projects. UN reinforced masonry and seismic retrofit experience relating to code and policy locally.