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Dispute Resolution Education & Experience

Beginning at an early age, shelter has been a fascination. Entering the housing industry in 1975 with a modular/mobile home manufacturer in Colorado, focus grew to the quality and cost effectiveness of housing using factory assembled building systems. This evolved further upon entering the log home industry two years later. Moving rapidly through responsibilities in design, I became responsible for expediting materials and production orders. Both opportunities were an education in building codes and standards at a time when enforcement of those codes and standards was growing nationwide. As a consultant, my reputation has been built on the ability to analyze individual projects, proprietary building systems, and specialty building products. Responsibility for responding to customer service calls has built an understanding and appreciation for conditions on the building site relating to those products. Protecting corporate interests also provided an expertise in investigation and solution of on-site concerns. Current activities on behalf of the Log Homes Council may present a conflict of interest in cases involving Log Homes Council Member Companies, limiting my ability to provide expert services.

University of Colorado, Boulder, CO: BS Business Administration, 1975

Professional Affiliations
■ American Forestry & Paper Association / American Wood Council
■ American Society for Testing & Materials, Member D-7 Committee on Wood
■ Associates Council, Building Systems Councils, National Association of Home Builders
■ Home Builders & Remodelers of NH, National Association of Home Builders, Associate Member
■ International Code Council
■ Sustainable Buildings Industry Council
■ Quality Supervision Agent (QSA) #021 third-party log grading inspector for the Log Homes Council Log Grading Program

■ Log Home Construction, National Association of Home Builders’ International Builders’ Show, Builder Educational Programs, 2000 in Dallas, 2001 and 2002 in Atlanta, 2003 and 2004 in Las Vegas, and 2005 through 2007 in Orlando.
■ Educational seminars for building officials, inspectors, etc., discussing the technical aspects of log construction.
■ Presentations to sales, design and/or production personnel of log home manufacturers on topics such as log grading, building codes, proprietary pricing techniques and design department updates.
■ Log Homes Council Grading Program initial training sessions in Albany, NY, Missoula, MT, and Knoxville, TN; Log Homes Council of the National Association of Home Builders, 1984

■ Periodic articles appear in Log Homes Illustrated magazine.
■ Log Fastening Systems, Log Home Design Ideas, Feb. and March 2004 magazines
■ Sound Transmissions in Log Walls, Building Systems Magazine, Builder/Dealer Management Services Inc., Jan/Feb 2002, pg. 49-50
■ Fighting Formosan Termites, Building Systems Magazine, Builder/Dealer Management Services Inc., Sept/Oct 2001, pg. 48,50
■ Thermal Mass Beyond R-value, Rural Builder, March 2001, pg. 51
■ Log Homes Council White Paper, Fire Performance of Log Structures, 2001
■ Sweet’s Selection Data – 1987, 1988, 1989 editions; McGraw-Hill Information Systems Company
■ Log Home Fastening Systems, 1988 LOG HOMES Annual Buyer’s Guide
■ Log Homes Council Grading Program Training & Operations Manual; Log Homes Council of the National Association of Home Builders, 1984