Brian Swan – Director, Stringham Schools
Brian has a degree in psychology, and an extensive background in public speaking and leadership. He has been involved in the real estate industry for more than 15 years. After starting out as a sales agent, he then became a licensed broker. From there, he became a licensed real estate attorney. After practicing both real estate and litigation, he now directs and manages Utah’s largest real estate licensing school. He is directing the creation of innovative studio-recorded HD video real estate classes, giving professionals a better and unmatched quality learning experience.
Christopher Chirafisi – Technical Training Manager
Chris is a licensed home inspector in Wisconsin, Kentucky and Florida. Chris has built and managed two home inspection companies and has performed more than 3,000 inspections. He is also a licensed code inspector in Wisconsin, former BPI certified energy auditor, Certified Energy Auditor in the United Kingdom, Former HUD REAC inspector. He is a graduate of the Purdue University Wood Destroying Insects Certification Course, Radon certified through Kansas State University and a former member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors in the United Kingdom. Chris is a 2001 graduate of AHIT and was recruited to work for AHIT after having conducted thousands of home inspections.
Steve O’Donnell – Senior Technical Instructor
Steve has had a successful long-term track record in the home inspection industry. He is the co-founder of Newcomer's Inspection Services, which began in 1994. He is a certified home inspector in Arizona and a graduate of the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science degree. Steve is a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), the Building Performance Institute and a past member of the American Board of Industrial Hygiene. Steve has personally performed more than 4,000 home inspections and 500 energy audits.
Jim Schumacher – Senior Technical Instructor
Jim was the founder of Done Right Home Inspections, where he performed thousands of home inspections. He has also been certified in HVAC, as a Certified Distance Education Instructor and for EIFS, radon, lead and mold inspections. The Peoria Illinois Association of Realtors named him Affiliate of the Year in 2003. Jim was the maintenance director for Woodford County Housing Authority and has performed HUD and FHA inspections. Jim is an AHIT graduate and has been teaching with AHIT since 2003. He also is a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI).
John Coleman – Senior Technical Trainer
John is a 2001 graduate of the AHIT and member of the American Society of Home Inspectors. The Denver Association of Realtors also named John its Inspector of the Year in 2002. He has a vast sales background and has owned a successful home inspection business. John is passionate about helping others reach their home inspection career goals.
Derik Pomaville – Senior Technical Trainer
Derik is a certified home inspector in Arizona. An AHIT alumnus, he has performed home inspections since 1994. He is also a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors. Before going into home inspection, Derik spent 10 years in the insurance industry, where he developed and conducted training classes for sales and marketing, property and casualty licensing and exam preparation, and advanced management skills. Derik has graduated from and assisted in conducting Dale Carnegie courses in Arizona and Texas.