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 with ongoing education through the ATI Academy.
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: Nationwide Training for Home Inspectors in the classroom and online.
Scott 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 and Denver, Colorado. Scott’s businesses have performed over 30,000 home inspections. Scott is also the Co-Founder of Disaster Adjusters Response Team, Inc. (DART) which is a nationwide Public Adjusting Firm.
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 on several committees including the Chair of Financial Institutions. Scott is still politically active and concentrates his efforts in raising the standards in and protecting the home inspection industry. 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 firms. 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.
Katie has over 15 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. Katie is in charge of the ATI Education and Compliance department, keeping ATI up to date and in line with all of the many approvals regulations of all 50 states including Post Secondary and GI Bill/Military programs.
Having focused most of her career on adult education and more importantly, the entire last 15 years all specific to the home inspection industry, Katie 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 Master's degree in Adult Education from Capella University, and multiple business certificates. When Katie isn't in the office with a cup of coffee and pounding the pavement on all of the inspection state laws, she can be found visiting her adult son or hanging out with her husband Thomas and their dog Lilly.
Jimmy Ward is the owner of Class Act Inspections which he started as a one-man show in mid-2011 in Tampa Fl. Today it is now a multi inspection firm with multiple locations in SW Florida. From his inspection business, he built other profitable businesses like 360 Pest Control Tampa, Class Act Environmental, Leak Geeks, and Coast to Coast Remediation all based on the auxiliary services he offered at Class Act Inspections.
Jimmy holds a degree in Architecture and Design and holds 7 state licenses and was featured on the show the American Dream. His inspection company along with the other complementing businesses makes him and his team truly a one-stop-shop for all inspection needs and more. Jimmy is the Florida Gulf Coast lead technical instructor for ATI Home Inspector Training. When Jimmy is not using his expertise in the home inspection world, you can find him hanging out with his Fiancé’ Bree and his 3 children.
Texas Senior Instructor Will Misegades holds an Associate of Applied Science in Construction Studies, has personally built houses for years, and became an Export Project manager for an international company that produced log houses. He has written construction manuals, trained companies to build houses, and taught them how the houses live and age.
With over 2500 inspections personally performed in his own inspection business - Red Fish Inspections, he is also a Certified Master Inspector (CMI).
Prior to presiding over one of the largest home inspection companies in North America, Wally was a Naval Academy graduate and is a retired Navy pilot. With a blend of experiences as a business owner, master marketer, contractor, renovator, investor, TV and radio host, and master home inspector, Wally believes “if you’re not having fun doing your thing, you’re either doing the wrong thing, or your thing wrong!”
As a respected expert in the discovery, disclosure, and documentation of building concerns, Wally has authored and instructs numerous courses approved by the Florida Real Estate Commission for the Continuing Education of Real Estate Licensees. A respected entrepreneur and marketing mogul, Wally serves as a consultant to a broad range of businesses. The underlying theme to Wally’s approach to business growth and development is that beneath every business expense lies a potential profit center. Drawing from his own rapid business growth, Wally now shows companies how to grow from “Me to We”.
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.
Nick is a professional field trainer and professional home inspector for the State of Wisconsin. Nick's focus in the classroom is teaching the Wisconsin Standards of Practice and giving the students the instruction and tools they need to properly apply the SOP to line up with the new defect definition in the administrative rules. With Nick, you can rest assured that you will receive the best hands-on, field training available. Nick is also 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 is also a managing partner in House to Home Inspections, a multi inspection firm in Wisconsin. Nick has been married to Elaine since 2009 and they have 4 beautiful children and live in Waukesha, Wisconsin. When Nick is not doing reports at local coffee shops, he can be found coaching his children's sports teams and attending Brewer games with his family.
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.
Isaac Quezada is the El Paso area technical instructor for ATI. Isaac is TREC licensed has an eye for the details. Isaac's technical inspection experience in both residential and commercial properties has proven extremely valuable in instructing students. Isaac is also a termite inspector and mold certified and an expert in the Texas Standards of Practice. Isaac is the owner/operator of AAA Home & Termite Inspections in El Paso and brings depth to the ATI team!