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Jeff Blixt
Kaplan Instructor

Jeff graduated from Augsburg College in 1977. From 1978 to 1983 he was a Licensed Real Estate Agent with Real Estate10. From 1983 to 1990 Jeff was a Mortgage Banker Production Manager. Since 1990, Jeff been President of Inspecta-homes. Jeff is also currently an Arbitrator for C.A.S., since 2003.

Doug Hastings
Lead Kaplan Instructor

Doug and his wife, Julie, are the owners of Cities’ Inspection Service, Inc located in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. Julie runs the office and has scheduled Doug to inspect over 14,000 residential and commercial buildings in the past 18 years. In addition to inspections, for the past 15 years, they have been active in developing curriculum and instructing students. Doug has spent over 1,000 days training home inspection students in the classroom. A 15 year membership in ASHI and a prior career, of 16 years, as a building contractor have prepared him to enjoy every inspection he has completed. Their passion, today, is to empower their students with the tools to be able to enjoy a profession that has and continues to be so good to them.

Robert H. Leslie
Kaplan Instructor

Robert has 50 years of building experience with U.S., Australian and international patents in residential building materials and building systems. Patents include electrical, plumbing, insulation systems, structure and fasteners. Robert has lecturing and instruction experience in USA, Canada, Mexico, Central America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, England and Scotland. He is currently an instructor with PROSOURCE/Kaplan Minnesota, with more than two seasons experience, teaching residential building subjects related to Residential Contractors, Home Inspections, Appraisers and Realtors. PROSOURCE duties include rewriting and new course writing in the Residential Contractor area.

Ronald Schilling
Kaplan Instructor

Ron is the owner and general manager of a real estate services company that employs teams of appraisers, home inspectors, property managers and preservationists. He was previously a bank loan officer involved in financing homes. He also considers himself a re-developer in that he purchases distressed houses and rehabilitates them. His personal experience includes moving existing homes to other locations. "Hands on" barely scratches the description of his participation in all of these endeavors. This varied background in the field provides a unique perspective to home inspection instruction. He has personally seen a good share of the problems that people, time and the elements create during the life of a house. An instructor at Prosource since 1999, he finds his classroom time to be an enjoyable opportunity to share these experiences.

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