Home Inspector Trainers, Staff, and Assorted Mavericks
Scott Newcomer (ATI founder and home inspection thought leader) was so put off by the current state of the training industry he decided to conquer it. He assembled a team of experienced and dedicated all-stars. Each trainer was accountable to students – including their training in business and in the field. NOT just exam scores. He branded this accountability as lifetime membership to the AAAHI.
If you got certified elsewhere and want to feel difference, try texting or calling your trainer about a problem in the field and see what happens.
. . . Wait, you don’t have their number? Learn more about the home inspector training school all-stars below.
Scott is the President and Founder of ATI Training as well as the Lead Instructor and Chief Executive Officer. Scott has over 30 years’ experience within the home inspection and education industries. As the original co-founder of the American Home Inspectors Training (AHIT), Scott understands what it takes to build successful home inspectors. Seeing a need for superior training and support in the industry once again, he founded ATI Training: Training for Home Inspectors, Disaster Inspectors and Public Adjusters.
As a former member of both the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and the National Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI) he knows what it takes to build a strong community for home inspectors. Scott is also the Co-Founder of Disaster Adjusters Response Team, Inc. (DART) which is a nationwide Public Adjusting Firm.
He was previously the owner and CEO of a national home inspection franchise and the former owner of Newcomer’s Home Inspection Service Inc. Currently, he owns House to Home Inspections, a multi-inspector firm in Southeastern Wisconsin. Scott’s businesses have performed over 30,000 home inspections.
In addition, Scott graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a B.S. in Construction Management and was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly, where he served his constituents. Scott and his wife Amy travel and teach at the various ATI Training locations, as well as oversee the day to day operations of ATI Training and their multi-inspection firm. When Scott is not teaching or inspecting, you can find him golfing, having coffee with Amy, spending time with one of his 4 daughters or hanging out with his 2 dogs.
Amy is the Executive Vice President of ATI Training and co-founder with her husband Scott. As a lifelong entrepreneur, Amy’s extensive experience in small business includes a Bachelor Degree in Business Marketing, along with extensive knowledge of start-ups, acquisitions and consulting.
Amy is the Director of Marketing for ATI Training as well as a marketing instructor, business development consultant and swimming pool inspections expert. She also heads up the business development department for ATI Training graduates and alumni and gets them on the track to success with ATI Training's proven blueprint. Amy and Scott split their time traveling and teaching at ATI's live classrooms while also overseeing day to day operations for ATI as well as their multi-inspector firm in Wisconsin. Their hobbies include traveling and spending with their four adult daughters (Kristine, Taylor, Nicole and Alicia!) and hanging out with their 2 dogs, Brandy and Logan.
Nick is a professional field trainer and professional home inspector in Wisconsin. With Nick, you can rest assured that you will receive the best hands-on, field training available. Nick is also a report writing and software consultant for ATI and will help new graduates implement ATI's software program and answer any questions that they may have. Nick has been married to Elaine since 2009, they have 2 beautiful children and live in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
Scott is a Public Adjusting Trainer for ATI. Scott's extensive experience includes being the President and Executive General Adjuster of Property Claims Consulting, Inc. Scott has over 30 years’ experience within the insurance adjusting and education industries. As an EGA/GA Manager, Scott has handled commercial claims in excess of $100 million dollars and has practiced on a national level within 38 different states.
Scott’s vast experience makes him well-versed in a multitude of commercial and personal lines property coverage forms and policies. Scott has been involved in conducting technical property training, business income presentations and presentation on bad faith.
His extensive property experience has led him to be retained as an expert witness on numerous suits involving damages and bad faith issues. He has acted in the capacity of appraiser/umpire on many claims.
In addition, Scott graduated from St. Louis University with a MBA in management/marketing. Scott and his wife April travel and teach at the various ATI Training locations. When Scott is not teaching or handling claims, you can find him golfing, enjoying like with his wife or hanging out with his 2 cats.
Katie has over ten years of experience working in higher education with a focus on non-traditional, adult learners. She has worked in industries such as home inspection, real estate, mortgage, appraisal and IT and has assisted thousands of individuals with their career changes.
As the former Compliance Manager at American Home Inspectors Training (AHIT) for ten years, she understands the home inspector licensing laws inside and out. She has personally assisted 1,000’s of graduates muddle through the licensing process and further helped them by assisting them with their continuing education needs.
Katie has a M.S. degree in Education from Capella University, has one adult child and resides in Franklin, WI with her husband Thomas and their dog Lilly.
Born and Raised in the Great State of Texas, Jay knows everything that has to do with home inspection - especially in Texas. Jay's expertise and experience is raved about by his students. Jay lives in East Texas and runs East Texas Home Inspection with his beautiful wife Gay.
Ron Passaro has been in the home inspection industry for over 40 years. He is the founder of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI)© and the owner of Res-I-Tec, Inc a home inspection company focusing on inspecting homes for compliance. This includes the following; structural, electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, exterior envelope, interior rooms and more. They also conduct Radon & Termite inspections and water quality testing. Ron has spent many years training individuals to duplicate his success and has taught countless continuing education courses and seminars throughout his career.
Dwayne is full time inspector and a Field and classroom trainer and on the approved list of TREC instructors. Dwayne has lived in Elkhart, Anderson County, Texas for over 20 years and his favorite hobbies are Old West re-enactment with the Texas Top Guns, performing living history and chuck wagon cooking.
Lance is the owner of Greater Seattle Home Inspections and has over 17 years inspecting commercial and residential properties. He has personally conducted over 6,000 home inspections and is a licensed pest inspector in the state of Washington.
Formerly a Senior Trainer at the American Home Inspectors Training (AHIT), he has personally trained 1’000’s of individuals to become successful home inspectors.