My Qualifications

Education : 

  • North Hennepin Comm. College; Certificate, Building Inspection Technology;

      1998 w/Honors

  • Inver Hills Community College; Advanced Structural Plan Review II course; 1997

  • Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Master of Theology; 1990

  • University of Mary Hardin-Baylor; Bachelor of Science: 1985 

  • Amarillo College; Certificate, Industrial Welding; 1977

Certifications – ICC

  • Building Inspector (IBC & IRC)

  • Plans Examiner (IBC & IRC)

  • Mechanical Inspector (IBC & IRC)

Certifications – State of MN

  • Licensed Building Contractor,  4/1/94-3/31/03

  • Building Official


Professional Experiences

  • Thornburg Code Services: 2009 – present

  • Heart of America Chapter, ICC (Kansas); 2017 – 2020; NE-Director

  • Johnson County, KS; Plans Examiner & Manager 2014 - 2018

  • Owatonna, MN; 2005 – 2009; City Building Inspector/Plans Examiner

  • Fairmont, MN; 2000 - 2005; City Building Inspector

  • Southeast Minnesota Code Official Chapter, ICC; 2006 – 2014; Officer/Member

  • Southwest Minnesota Code Official Chapter, ICC; 2003 – 2005; Officer/Member

  • Willmar, MN; 1998-2000; City Building Inspector Technician


Code Development 

  • Hearings 2005 – to date

Professional Memberships and Committees

  • Minnesota Code Development Committee – IRC & IECC-R 2011 – 2014

  • Region III, ICC - Education Committee Annual School 2005 – 2014

  • Code Development Committee - Association of MN Building Officials, 2005 – 2014

  • State Education Committee – MN Building Codes and Standard Division, 2000 - 2007

  • International Code Council (ICC), 2005 – 2020

  • International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO), 1999 – 2000

As an Instructor

  • Minnesota Licensed Contactor Training (Independent Seminars): Willmar, Fairmont, Owatonna, Winona, Albert Lea, Bemidji, Mankato, Detroit Lakes and Meeker Co., etc

  • Minnesota Licensed Contractor Training (Association of MN Building Officials): Winona, Worthington, St. James, Fairmont, St. Peter, Hastings, Eden Prairie, Ham Lake, Minnetonka, Grand and Park Rapids

  • International Residential Code (ICC): Kansas City, KS; Torrance, CA; Lancaster, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh, PA; Nappanee, IN; Palatine, IL; Lawrence, KS; Westborough, MA; Region III Institute, MN; Las Vegas, NV (EduCode); Troy, MI, Springfield, MO, Alabama, Connecticut, New York, Tennessee, Arkansas, New Hampshire

  • International Residential Code (Independent Seminars): Overland Park, KS; UTA-Arlington, TX; Savannah, GA; Idaho Falls, ID; SEMOBIA in Troy Michigan; University of Madison, WI; Kentucky-CAAK and BPI in Arlington, Houston, Austin & McAllen TX; Bozeman & Helena MT, Texas-BOAT, Nebraska-NCOA, Heart of America Chapter KS, Missouri-SMCO & MABOI; Utah Chapter, and North Central Washington Chapter.

  • ICC: Subject Material Expert, 2009 IRC

Awards

  • North Hennepin Community College, 2000 w/ Honors

  • AMBO Excellence in Education, 2004

  • ICC Instructor of the Month, January 2008

  • Selected one of top instructors of ICC 2008

  • Patron of the Year 2013 – C.A.A.K of KY

 
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