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Mary Ayuso
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MARY AYUSO
Certified Master Inspector®

Mary Ayuso is a Certified Master Inspector® and president of Ayuso Home Inspections based out of Puerto Rico. Mary has extentive experience in home inspector instruction, administration and management.

Quintavius Bell
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QUINTAVIUS BELL
Certified Professional Inspector®

Quintavius Bell is a licensed home inspector, state-approved continuing education instructor, and a Certified FHA 203(k) Consultant. He has conducted more than 4,000 inspections, working with all types of residential and commercial properties.

Susan Bentley
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SUSAN BENTLEY
Bentley Home Inspections

Susan Bentley has been involved with America’s Promise and MADD, and worked as an injury prevention coordinator, serving at the national level with all those organizations.  In 2015, she met Donnie Bentley, founder of Bentley Home Inspections, and became the company’s CEO. Susan’s leadership extends to her involvement with InspectionGo (iGo), where she coaches the Leader’s Edge initiative and heads H.I. Ladies, supporting women leaders in the inspection industry.

Jon C. Bolton
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JON C. BOLTON
Founder & Owner of Launchpad Home Group

As the founder and owner of Launchpad Home Group, Jon Bolton has performed more than 11,000 inspections in his more than two decades of experience in the property inspection industry that have included insurance, new construction, and commercial property inspections and mold assessments. He has authored several publications, including "Tactical Real Estate Negotiator" and "How to be a Badass Home Inspector," and has been featured in The New York Times and Orlando Magazine.  As an instructor for DBPR-approved home inspector pre-licensure courses and real estate agent classes, Jon holds a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction from the University of Florida.

Dennis Bonner
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DENNIS BONNER
Certified Master Inspector®

Certified Master Inspector® Dennis Bonner is a licensed home inspector, certified marine contractor, certified general contractor, and an InterNACHI® Certified Home Inspector.  He is president of Florida Insurance Inspection, Inc., a full-service inspection company serving Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties. He performs Windstorm Inspections, 4-Point Inspections, Roof Condition Certifications, Condominium Inspections, insurance valuations, appraisals, and Pre-Purchase Home Inspections on a daily basis.  Dennis and his bilingual staff have completed more than 30,000 inspections to date

Brian Burns
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BRIAN BURNS

Level III Master Thermographer

Brian Burns has been teaching for the Infrared Training Center since 2016. He specializes in power generation, manufacturing, and quality applications. Prior to joining the Infrared Training Center, he worked for ten years conducting thermal inspections on mechanical, building, and electrical systems.

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ROBERT BYRNE

New York State-Licensed Home Inspector and Iicensed Pesticide Technician

Robert Byrne is a New York State-licensed home inspector and licensed pesticide technician with a background in electrical and mechanical engineering. As the owner of Higher Elevation Home Inspections, and with over 200 five-star Google reviews and multiple certifications from InterNACHI®, Robert is committed to excellence in the field.

Rob Claus
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ROB CLAUS

CCPIA® Education Director & Instructor

Rob Claus is an Illinois-licensed home inspector and has been a professional inspector since 1988. He’s personally inspected more than 15,000 properties. Rob has held numerous industry-elected positions and has taught for some of the leading inspection education providers in the country, and has been a frequent presenter at national inspection conferences. In 2022, Rob assumed the role of Director of Education for CCPIA®, the Certified Commercial Property Inspectors Association, helping create in-person classes and online courses.

Lance Coffman
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LANCE COFFMAN

CCPIA® Instructor

CCPIA® Instructor Lance Coffman will lead the discussion. Lance and his wife Brit own and operate Focus Building Inspections and Forever Home Inspections based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Lance is the CEO of Teaching and Education, Lead Inspector, and Project Manager. Leading a team of inspectors at both companies, he has cultivated a solid client base of commercial real estate investors, and property owners and managers. He also hosts training classes for commercial real estate professionals.

Graham Clarke
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GRAHAM CLARKE
Consulting Engineer

Graham Clarke is a consulting engineer with 35 years’ experience in the inspection of buildings. His areas of expertise include standard-of-care issues in the fields of inspection and construction, and the analysis and diagnosis of construction and building failures. He is also an experienced technical trainer, and holds degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Structural and Foundation Engineering.

William Decker
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WILLIAM DECKER
Certified Master Inspector®

Will Decker has been an Illinois-licensed home inspector since 2005, and is the author and presenter of multiple state-approved continuing education classes. He was awarded the 2005 InterNACHI® Golden Pen Award for Excellence in Education and the 2006 InterNACHI® Member of the Year. He is the founding vice president and former president of InterNACHI’s Chicagoland Member Chapter.

Joseph Denneler
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JOSEPH DENNELER

General Counsel and Chief Claims and Risk Management Officer for Elite MGA, LLC

Joseph W. Denneler, Esq., is General Counsel and Chief Claims and Risk Management Officer for Elite MGA, LLC, and its captive insurer, Elite Re, Ltd., the first property and casualty insurance company built specifically to insure professional home inspectors. Joe oversees third-party administrators and the claims team for Elite and reviews every InterNACHI® home inspector’s claim submitted to Elite. Prior to joining Elite, he was a litigation attorney practicing in New Jersey and Pennsylvania for more than 20 years, working on behalf of insureds for multiple insurance carriers and also on behalf of insurers. Joe developed a niche practice representing home inspectors and other real estate professionals. He is intimately familiar with home inspection standards of practice, the evaluation of liability and potential damages in claims against inspectors, litigation budgeting, setting reserves, and claims resolution. Joe is a frequent lecturer on preventing and managing claims against home inspectors.

Juan Garcia
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JUAN GARCIA
Certified Master Inspector®

Florida-licensed home inspector Juan Garcia is a Certified Master Inspector® and owner of the multi-inspector firm Same Day Inspection, along with a construction company that did over $1 million of business in its first year of operation. Holding state licenses as a mold assessor and remediator, general contractor, roofing contractor, and real estate associate, Juan has worked in some aspect of the homebuilding and real estate industries since 2002, following his eight-year service in the U.S. Army.

Ben Gromicko
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BEN GROMICKO
InterNACHI’s COO & InterNACHI® School’s CAO

As InterNACHI’s COO and InterNACHI® School’s CAO, Ben Gromicko is responsible for their daily operation, including the development, management, operation, improvement, and monitoring of the systems that create and deliver education and services for members. He is an InterNACHI® Certified Professional Inspector (CPI)® and a Certified Master Inspector® (CMI®). Visit www.nachi.org/ben-gromicko to read more about him.

Julie Erck
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JULIE ERCK
Certified Professional Inspector®

With a background in home remodeling, Julie Erck started her home inspection business in 2017. She is an InterNACHI® Mentor and the president of InterNACHI’s Front Range Chapter of Colorado, as well as a Colorado-Licensed Radon Measurement Professional and an InterNACHI® Certified Radon Tester.

Alicia Gromicko
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ALICIA GROMICKO
President of Inspector Website Builder

Alicia Gromicko is a seasoned professional in the field of home inspection and serves as the president of Inspector Website Builder. As an InterNACHI® Certified Professional Inspector®, she brings a wealth of experience to her role, leveraging her knowledge and expertise to empower inspectors and enhance their online presence.

Kevin Hesterberg
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KEVIN HESTERBERG
Licensed Commercial Drone Pilot & Repair Technician

Kevin Hesterberg is a licensed commercial drone pilot and repair technician. He is considered an expert in flight dynamics and the technical construction of aircraft, with advanced training in aircraft maintenance through the U.S. Air Force, where he served as a crew chief on an F-15. He has worked in various areas of the home inspection industry for 15 years. He offers continuing education classes on the use of drones in the inspection industry at various state and national organizations.

Catherine Hall
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CATHERINE HALL
FHA 203(k) Consultant

The creator of the nationally recognized "203k in a Box” system, Catherine Hall has been a practicing FHA 203k Consultant since 1999 and has completed more than 500 consultations and mentored thousands of fellow consultants. In addition to having performed more than 3,000 home inspections as the founder and owner of Value Home Inspections, she is a certified FEMA Disaster Relief Inspector, a REAC Contract Inspector, a PA/DEP Lead Risk Assessor, a PA/DEP Radon Measurement Technician, and a PA/DEP Licensed Pest Control Operator. In 2001, Catherine started Value Termite and Pest Control to assist home buyers and sellers with pest control services.  She is the author of Major Purpose, Major Decisions:  The 7 Things to Know Before Hiring a Home Inspector, as well as Insights of a Successful 203k Consultant:  How to Have or Run a Trouble-Free FHA Renovation Project. Her newest book, “The Cracks Are Showing: How to Break Through to Success as a Woman in Male-Dominated Industries,” will be released in Fall 2023.

Lon Henderson
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LON HENDERSON
Certified Master Inspector®

Lon Henderson is a Certified Master Inspector® and has been a home and commercial property inspector since 1998. He was an instructor for Kaplan University and is a past chapter president of NAHI. Lon holds a B.S. in Entomology and was the Belize Government Entomologist for two years. His background in construction includes custom homes and light commercial buildings, and remodels, additions, basement finishes, and burn-out rehabs, including 16 "fix-n-flips." Lon became a real estate agent in 1986 before starting his home inspection business. His specialty is HVAC training for home inspectors.

Ron Huffman
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RONALD HUFFMAN
Certified Master Inspector®

Certified Master Inspector® Ron Huffman, P.E., M.B.A., founded Huffman Inspections, Inc., in Colorado in 1989. He has performed more than 10,000 property inspections on residential and commercial properties in Colorado and Wyoming. He founded ESEC-Exteriors & Stucco Evaluation Consultants, Inc., in 1999, specializing in EIFS and stucco inspections and moisture intrusion analysis. Ron has over 45 years of experience in residential and commercial design, construction and inspection, and is author of the Stucco Identification Field Guide.

Jim Krumm
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JIM KRUMM
Certified Master Inspector®

James Krumm is a Certified Master Inspector® and has been an InterNACHI® Colorado Chapter office and volunteer since 2008. The owner-operator of Best Home Inspections, he has more than 25 years’ experience in the real estate industry, and is an electronics specialist. He holds certifications from the AARST-NRPP in radon testing, and is a certified well inspector and water sampler. In addition to his more than 1,700 hours of training and Continuing Education, Jim holds a two-year degree from the Dunwoody College of Technology.

Curtis Kelley
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CURTIS KELLEY
CEO West Ivy Home Inspections

Curtis Kelley is the founder and CEO of West Ivy Home Inspections, a multi-inspector full-service home inspection company. Previously, Curtis was the lead inspector, trainer and quality assurance manager of San Diego’s largest multi-inspector home inspection company. With over a decade of experience in real estate and home inspections, he has completed more than 5,000 inspections throughout San Diego and Southern California. His clients include EXP Realty, RedFin, Berkshire Hathaway, Coldwell Banker, and Century 21.

Carl Pennick
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CARL PENNICK
Certified Master Inspector®

A member of InterNACHI® for more than 20 years, Certified Master Inspector® Carl Pennick’s unique blend of skills and qualifications as a Florida-licensed home inspector, certified scuba diver, and FHA Consultant make him an authoritative voice in the industry specializing in seawall inspections.

Dillon Winiecki
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DILLON WINIECKI
Certified Master Inspector®

Dillon Winiecki is a certified commercial property inspector, Arizona-licensed home inspector, and InterNACHI® Training Partner. He owns Inspection Career Training Academy and Arizona Commercial Property Inspections, as well as the multi-inspector firm Protect Property Inspections. He was named the 2021 “Home Inspector of the Year” by the Arizona School of Real Estate and Business. Since 2012, Dillon has also been a firefighter-EMT and a hazardous materials technician.

David Sulock
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DAVID SULOCK
Curren Environmental

David Sulock is the managing director of Curren Environmental and has overseen all its project managers and field personnel for more than 15  years. He has a diverse background in the environmental services industry, including Phase I, II & III Environmental Site Assessments, field management for remedial investigations, and remedial actions for mold, soil, and groundwater contamination. With over 20 years’ experience in environmental inspections, he has been involved in both the oversight and performance of environmental consulting and contracting projects, including mold surveys, mold remediation, subsurface investigations, groundwater mapping and plume delineation, forensic analysis, environmental audits and compliance reviews, and cost reviews and project audits.

Ryan Walker
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RYAN WALKER
ETS Environmental & Associates, LLC

Ryan Walker oversees the daily operations of ETS Environmental & Associates, LLC (ETS), a full-service environmental consulting firm specializing in commercial real estate due diligence and environmental remediation for real estate professionals. For over a decade, he has worked with hundreds of commercial real estate professionals, providing guidance with the evaluation of environmental risks on over a thousand commercial real estate transactions throughout the country.Ryan consults clients who need to perform Phase I Environmental Site Assessments or remediation services during their due diligence period.

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