Born in Kentucky, raised in Maryland, Robin originally took over a family construction business in 1974 and has been self-employed in construction ever since. He moved to Florida in 1992 to help rebuild Homestead, Florida after Hurricane Andrew. In the summer 2015, he started NOAH Certified, a third-party inspection and certification company for tiny houses on wheels.
As Founder of NOAH Certified, Robin brings 40+ years of experience building homes. From concept to completion, he’s designed homes, drawn plans, and built homes of all sizes. His experience working with the permit department, building inspections/inspectors, and planning and zoning provide a deep body of knowledge for the inspection and certification process.
Robin enjoys traveling the county speaking about standards and building codes for tiny houses on wheels. And, in his spare time, Robin likes to fish, snorkel and go hiking in the mountains. He is a happily married empty-nester, with four kids and seven grandkids, with three generations of family currently serving on the NOAH Certified team including Robin’s 23-year-old grandson.
Bonnie comes to NOAH Certified with a background in Business and Finance. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from New Hampshire College and she spent 23 years in marketing, product management, customer service, and finance. Before joining the NOAH team, Bonnie focused her talents in the financial industry as a loan officer.
As head of IT for NOAH Certified, Jordan Miller brings 5 years of experience as well as passion and dedication in his ability to support, create, market, and promote NOAH and its member community online. He is an integral part of the organization who meets the everyday challenges to creatively design new and innovative ways to represent ‘NOAH Certified’ via social media marketing and web design.
Cheri has worked in several office positions and supported many different professions from the medical field to construction, real estate to photography. She has worked for companies both in the US and internationally. Cheri has over 30 years experience in office administration.
Nanci has been very passionate about Tiny Living since she lost her first tooth at 5 years old. Her father would stack phone books for her to sit on so that she could see over his drafting table to draw up her own Tiny House plans. As she grew up, she has maintained the same level of love for living tiny. As a professional in the Tiny House Industry Nanci gets satisfaction knowing she is helping others fulfill their own dreams of living tiny.
For the last 8 years, Leanne has been the Office Manager for the UCF Business Incubation Program in Apopka, FL. She started her career as a travel agent and has experience in executive assistance, daily operations, marketing and social media. “Being the Office Manager of the UCF Business Incubator in Apopka was a rewarding experience. It was pretty cool seeing my clients achieve their dreams of entrepreneurship and see them on their way to building a successful company.”
Clay Neves brings 30 years of sales management experience to solve your specific sales challenges with several Inc.500/5000 awards for sales growth. He designed, implemented and managed successful campaigns for Fortune 500 companies like Pacific Bell, Sprint, ATandT, Citibank, Showtime, and others. He has worked with thousands of business owners throughout the United States and Canada to grow their businesses by growing their sales results, through seminars, workshops, and one on one coaching.
Neal, a Native Texan, earned a Bachelors in Ocean Engineering, from Texas A&M College Station in 1983. After college, Neal spent time as a Roughneck for Global Marine Drilling on several offshore drill rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. Following an injury, Neal got involved in building construction and materials engineering. During this time, Neal managed resident inspection and materials testing for Brown and Root, Inc. on a $600 million refinery upgrade project for Exxon in Baytown Texas.
Gio has a degree in Biology but spent most of his professional life in sales and broadcasting. He was a radio broadcaster for 11 years with the last couple of years spent as a Station Manager. He has 10 years of Sales experience in various capacities. He also has a Six Sigma Greenbelt Certification and is a Process Improvement Specialist.
Gio is married with 3 kids (2 boys and a girl.), and is an avid giant cichlid fish enthusiast! He plays guitar, drums, bass, and was even a band member back in college.
Larry has been an owner, Vice President, or otherwise related to the construction and inspection industry for decades. He holds a State of Florida Underground Utilities contractors Certification, State of Florida General Contractors Certification License, State of Florida Home Inspectors License, and Wood Destroying Organism Inspector license.
Carolyn is a state certified residential contractor who has been certifying both tiny homes and residential dwellings since 2016. She has her InterNACHI Inspector’s license and has been working for NOAH during that time. Carolyn has been in the industry for years in production, accounting, and purchasing before she began inspection.
Tony Paolillo spent 30 years in Delaware and now lives in Georgia with his wonderful wife of 35 years.
Fascinated by electricity since he was a boy, at 17, Tony went to work with an electrician as an apprentice doing house wiring and fell in love with it.
After serving in the US Army, he went to work for the electrical union doing commercial and industrial jobs.
Tony has his master’s license and his own electrical construction company and became the second largest electrical firm in the state of Delaware, employing over 40 people. After many years, Tony formed his own construction company as a residential building contractor. In 1997, he became a INACHI certified home inspector and IAC2. Tony is also a certified Mortgage Field Service Inspector
Brian Washko has over 35 years in building department administration, inspection and plan review. He graduated from the University of San Francisco with a Masters Degree in Public Administration and has two Bachelor Degrees in Business Administration and Management.
Brian is an ICC Certified Master Code Professional, ICC Certified Combination Building Inspector, ICC Certified Combination Plans Examiner holding 50 ICC Certifications. Brian also was a licensed electrical, plumbing and mechanical contractor with his own business for 12 years in California.
As a Pennsylvania native, I started my career in masonry but after a few years and seeing all of the masons wearing back braces I moved on to become a Plumber. When attending night school for plumbing my instructor would always comment, “Rich why do you always use pen, ughhhhhh”. He was a Steelers fan so what did he know! Looking back, that constant use of a pen might of been an early sign of transition to my inspection career, 18 years and counting working with a Municipality and a Third Party Agency.
I have been fortunate to work in the field and in the book on the smallest of projects up to publicly traded companies. However big or small the project they all deserve the same attention.
Previous Certification/License/Course Work
Alberto Vallehas 14 years of experience in the construction industry. His role includes overseeing construction for residential homes, commercial buildings and subdivision development projects. Review architectural, energy conservation, grading and subdivision improvement plans to enforce compliance with ordinance, rules and regulations for inspection purposes.
Moreover, review and inspect insulation, egress, water, sewer or storm drain lines, drainage, run off control, site development or renovation, street development, valuations, zoning , flood zones, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans, Percolation tests reports, Energy Conservation reports and Architectural Plans prepared by consultants, contractors, engineers, architects or developers.
Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso (U.T.E.P).