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Officers and Staff

President, CPBD

President, CPBD
David Pillsbury, CPBD
Keesee and Associates, Inc.
Winter Park, FL

David Pillsbury is a Certified Professional Building Designer, a Certified Green Professional, a Certified Renovator, and the National Internal Vice-President of the American Institute of Building Design. As an AIBD Leader, Pillsbury serves on several State and National committees. He also co-chairs the Master Residential Designers Council, which offers mentorship to designers nationwide. He has been a guest speaker at the National AIA Convention, the National AIBD Convention and other design venues.

Internal Vice President

Internal Vice President
Kevin Holdridge, CPBD, CGP
KDH Residential Design
Huntersville, NC

Kevin Holdridge, is President of KDH Residential Designs in Charlotte, NC. Kevin is a Professional Member of the American Institute of Building Design (AIBD) and is currently the National Eastern District Director of the AIBD, as well as the Chair of the Membership Committee. On a state level, he has served on the North Carolina Society (NCS) of the AIBD Board of Directors since 2009 and is the current Vice President. He is slated to take over as President of the North Carolina Society of the AIBD in March of 2013. The current “NCS 411” monthly newsletter is written and edited by Kevin, as one of his duties as the Chair of the NCS publicity committee. Kevin is currently in the process of receiving his Certified Professional Building Designer designation through the NCBDC. He is also a member of the National Home Builders Association (NAHB) where Kevin received his Certified Green Professional (CGP) as well as his Certified Aging in Place (CAPS) designations. He is involved on a local level with the HBA of Charlotte where he sits on the Associate Council, Green Builder Council and Remodeler Council. Kevin frequently answers client questions on Green Home Guide, a website dedicated high performance homes.

Karen Kassik-Michelsohn

External Vice President
Karen Kassik-Michelsohn, CPBD, CAPS, CGP
Michelsohn and Daughter Construction, Inc.
Anchorage, AK

Karen R. Kassik-Michelsohn is an expert in Residential Design. She has been designing custom homes and remodeling existing homes for over 20 years. Karen is a Certified Professional Building Designer, a Certified Green Professional as well as a Certified Aging in Place Specialist. In addition, Karen is AIBD's 2014 Designer of the Year.

Richard Emigh

Richard Emigh
413 Capitola Avenue
Capitola, CA 95010

Richard is a Certified Professional Building Designer and is the Past President of the California Society of the American Institute of Building Design.

He has been a member of AIBD for 24 years and has served on the State Board for the past ten years including five as the President for the Society.  He has a Masters Degree in Urban Planning from the University of Oregon.

He is currently the Chairperson of the National Finance Committee and Membership Chairperson for the California Society of AIBD.

John Fought

NCBDC President
John Fought
Clearwater, FL

After working for several architectural and construction firms throughout the Tampa Bay area, John Fought created his own firm, Baker Street Designs. Primarily a residential design office, Baker Street Designs projects have varied from small FHA housing to multi-million dollar estate homes as well as commercial jobs. As a frequent Parade of Homes judge across the state, John has been recognized as a consummate professional and industry leader. He is also involved in his professional society, the AIBD, American Institute of Building Design as a past state President, officer and director. As one of twelve current national examiners for the National Council of Building Designer Certification John has ascended to the office of national council President. Baker Street Designs has been featured in the Orlando Sentinel Home Section. John also earned several awards for new home design and for major renovation/additions. For the past ten years John has been the chairman for the Concept Awards competition, a portion of the Southeast Builders Conference Aurora Awards program. This year he has been asked to chair the 2013 Aurora Awards


Immediate Past President
Viki Wooster
Wooster Design Inspirations
Bend, OR

Varina W. (Viki) Wooster is owner of Wooster Design Inspirations in Bend, Oregon.
Wooster is a Certified Professional Building Designer and also holds an MA in Cultural Anthropology.
She has served on the National Board of AIBD since 2006, as Western District Director, Treasurer, External Vice President and now President, and has served on committees including Marketing, Website and Education. Wooster is a national Delegate for the Oregon Society of AIBD and a past Oregon Society President.
Wooster has been the recipient of several first and second place awards in the national ARDA design competition. She specializes in “right-sized” homes that address energy efficiency, sustainable practices and long-term livability.

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Executive Director
Steven Mickley, CPBD
American Institute of Building Design

Steve Mickley is the Executive Director of AIBD and a Certified Professional Building Designer. Prior to his current position, Steve most recently was the Managing Director of SGA Architecture in Palm Beach, FL and spent 10 years as owner of a residential design firm. Steve holds numerous awards, such as AIBD's President's Award and AIBD Designer of the Year. Steve’s many interests include skydiving where he broke a world record by successfully completing 52 skydives from an airplane within 11 hours and 15 minutes, each time packing his own parachute. Steve resides in Washington, DC and Florida.

Ghost Person

Communications Director
Garrett Mickley
American Institute of Building Design

Garrett Mickley is the Communications Director for AIBD. Garrett handles, among other things, the oversight of all AIBD digital media and electronic communications, AIBD's social media platforms and the AIBD websites.