Administrative Staff

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Clare Smith, IOM, CAE
CEO & Secretary

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Heather Zertuche, IOM, CSI
Director of Certification/Inspection Services

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Samantha Davis
Certification Coordinator

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Michael Valdes
Office Manager

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Brittany Hickey
Office Assistant

Directors of Architectural Services

WI’s Directors of Architectural Services provide a wealth of knowledge to the architectural community and the construction industry. Their primary focus is compliance verification (inspection services) through WI’s Certified Compliance, Monitored Compliance, and Certified Seismic Installation programs.

Concentrating on the design community, the DAS are available to review specifications, answer millwork-related questions, consult on design issues, and present seminars for continuing education units that meet the requirements of the American Institute of Architects. DAS are also available to assist a design professional should they need an impartial opinion about millwork fabricated or installed on a project.

Focusing on fabricators and installers, the DAS are available for free and unbiased consultation regarding specification interpretation, compliance issues, shop-drawing protocol, standards interpretations, and other matters. Under certain circumstances, there may be a fee for an inspection.

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Ben Castellon
Greater Bay Area

P.O. Box 980247
West Sacramento, CA 95798
(916) 476-6313
Cell: (916) 203-6637
Fax: (209) 476-6314

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Kimberly Ellis
San Diego, Inland Empire

P.O. Box 980247
West Sacramento, CA 95798
Cell: (916) 214-9334

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Chris Justice
Northwestern CA, Northern Nevada

P.O. Box 980247
West Sacramento, CA 95798
(916) 435-8989
Cell: (916) 214-9331
Fax: (209) 435-8464

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Jack Livingston
Northwest Region

P.O. Box 28206
Portland, OR 97228
Cell: (503) 729-1743

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Mitch Taylor, CSI, CDT
Greater Los Angeles

P.O. Box 980247
West Sacramento, CA 95798
Cell: (916) 214-9332
Fax: (310) 833-0579