Course Instructors

Ms. Leslie MacDonald

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Leslie MacDonald has been a media sales person for the last 23 years, selling newsprint, television and radio. Currently representing Bell Media Radio offering marketers access to the C100 and 101.3 The BOUNCE audiences as well as running her consulting company Let’s Talk Marketing. Leslie understands that consumers are changing and the tools we utilize to influence them have to change as well.

Mr. W.M. Tex McLeod

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A successful developer with more than 25 years experience in housing and energy conservation, Tex McLeod stands out as one of Canada’s leading presenters on energy, housing and indoor air quality. He has delivered training to industry professionals in Canada, the U.S., South America, Europe and China. He has developed training materials for organizations such as CMHC, Ontario Hydro, the Atlantic Homebuilders Training Board and Ontario First Nations Technical Services. He is particularly well-versed in issues around indoor air quality, ventilation, sustainability as well as R-2000 / high efficiency building practices.

Mr. Dennis Naugler CET

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Dennis Naugler, CET (NS) has 25 years experience in the industry as a designer, builder, project manager, inspector, energy advisor and R-2000 professional. He holds numerous certifications and licenses and sits on several industry boards and committees. He has developed and delivered training for AHWP, NSHBA, NRCAN, NSPower and HRAI. His company has been well established as a leader in construction technology, design, management and energy efficiency..

Mr. Jack Parsons

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Jack brings a lifetime of experience to our team. 35 years as a Builder and 25 as a Building Envelope and IAQ Specialist. As a member of CMHC’s International Training Team he has delivered seminars and training sessions as far away as China. Jack has been involved in projects in Ireland, Scotland, Japan and Iceland, to name a few. He has also assisted in the design and delivery of trainingthroughout Canada. He is proud to be a member of the AHW Training Team.

Mr. Hazen Spinney B.Sc.

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Hazen is president of Spinney’s Housing & Construction Ltd., which was established in 1977, with the company’s office located in Fredericton, N.B. He is a UNB graduate with courses in business, Construction Engineering Management and sciences. His company includes Construction of Light Commercial buildings, building R-2000 Residential homes and Energy Efficient Renovations. He also performs Building Inspections, (Commercial/Residential) as well as Inspections for Litigation Purposes. His experience also includes, Project Management and scheduling, Property Management for banks (since January 1996) and providing Education, Training and Technical Transfers since 1975 in Canada and USA.

Mr. Joe Waugh

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Joe has been a builder and renovator specializing in energy efficiency for over thirty years. He was one of New Brunswick’s first group of R2000 builders and in 2003 won the Cement Association of Canada’s award for the most energy efficient R2000 house of the year. Joe has delivered training in most provinces and Nunavut on a wide range of topics related to residential housing and energy efficiency.

Mr. Bob Wilson

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Bob is a Journeyman Carpenter with Inter-Provincial Seal since 1976. He was a Municipal Building Inspector for the City of Fredericton, NB for 32 years, as well as a Contract Building Inspector for the Village New Maryland, NB for 16 years. He has been an Independent Contract Building Inspector & Consultant since January 2008, dealing with Building Code Compliance, Energy Efficiency, Plans Examination and On-Site Compliance Inspections. He has been a Course Facilitator for over twenty years to Building Officials, Fire Officials, Engineers, Architects, Builders, Developers, Private Home Inspectors, Real Estate Agents, Homebuilders and Homebuyers. He is the Chairperson on the National Research Council’s Task Group on Secondary Suites; Chairperson NRC’s Task Group Climbability of Guards; Member of the NRC’s Task Group on Stairs , Ramps, Handrails & Guards ; Member of the CSA Z-240 Committee Factory Built Homes since 1998. Bob is a member of the National Research Council Standing Committee Part 9 Houses and Small Buildings since 1996, and has recently been reappointed until 2014.

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