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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.
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) and currently serves as ASHI Washington Chapter President. 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.
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.