Qualifications

·         Began in the home inspection profession in 1989, have attended various field related seminars every year since.  In Excess of 9000 Home and commercial inspections performed.

·         Claims Consultant; have provided investigative services for homeowners, attorneys and insurance companies regarding inspector negligence, breach of contract and other matters.  Member, COA National Claims Consultant Network.

·         Expert Witness and Consultant, Investigate, evaluate and advise attorneys, plaintiffs and defendants in matters related to building construction and damage, including contractors and inspectors.  Testify as needed in order to resolve cases.

·         Building Performance Institute BPI Building Analysis and Envelope Professional Certified to conduct and report on energy efficiency and building performance using accepted building science.  www.bpi.org

·         Certified HomeSafe TM Advanced Thermographic and Acoustic Inspector.  Moisture damage investigation using an infrared camera and moisture detection equipment.

·         Council-certified Environmental Thermography Consultant (CETC) investigates structural and environmental issues in the built environment using infrared thermography.  For example, a CETC can identify mold and moisture issues during a commercial investigation or a home inspection that may be invisible to the naked eye. A CETC has verified knowledge of thermal and infrared physics as they apply to the building sciences.  A CETC has verified knowledge of the selection, calibration and operation of thermal imaging equipment.  Finally, a CETC knows how to apply the principles and equipment of infrared thermography to a building investigation.  Independent Certification by ACAC.  American Council for Accredited Certification.  www.ACAC.org  Certificate # 1012018

·         Certified Level 1 Thermographer, for the use of infrared scanning camera equipment.  Used in the detection of moisture, hot wires in the wall, air leaks, energy auditing building integrity etc.  Over 1800 thermal scans performed.

·         Nationally Certified Member of ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) # 203847 www.ashi.org

·         Certified FEMA disaster Inspector, Experience in disaster damage evaluation inspection and reporting for Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma. 350 conducted in 2 months.

·         President of PRO-ASHI 2008 - 2009(Pittsburgh Regional Organization of the American Society of Home Inspectors) Lead the 55-member chapter in all aspects and issues that effect the home inspection profession.

·         Board member of PHIC the Pennsylvania Home Inspectors Coalition was formed to influence and improve the PA Home Inspection Act in the state legislature.  Currently sponsoring an amendment to that act requiring Home Inspector Licensing.

·         Founding President of Tri-State AARST, (American Assoc. of Radon Scientists & Technologists) Serving Western PA, Eastern Ohio and West Virginia (Current past President, member in good standing)

·         Committee Member - AARST Radon Mitigation Protocols.  Tasked with producing a nationally recognized document to be used as a pattern and guideline for states and individuals to reduce radon in single family residences.

·         PRO-ASHI Seminar Committee, Leadthe successful presentation of the annual Pittsburgh Home Inspector's seminar providing nationally recognized speakers and instructors to provide required continuing education for home inspectors across the country. 2003 through 2011 

·         Seminar Speaker on various topics related to Home and Building Inspection including Use of Infrared Thermography in home inspection.

·         Home Inspector's mentorand instructor for new home inspectors.  Trained seven individuals in all aspects of the inspection profession, including Inspecting Building Systems, Business Operations, Marketing, Sales, Record Keeping and Inspection Report Writing.

·         PA DEP certified individual for Radon Testing #1478 (since 1990) (PA required 16 hours of continuing education every 2 years.)  Perform radon testing in homes, schools and commercial buildings.

·         Formerly certified individual for Radon Mitigation.  Installed in excess of 1200 radon reduction systems in southwest PA. 

PA Dept. of Agriculture Licensed Pest Control Operator for wood destroying insects.

 

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