Updated: 2023-10-20



Benjamin Tabolt

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CDG Project Studio
Colorado Springs, CO

Ben Tabolt has spoke on multiple occasions at AIBD conferences, as well as being an instructor the BIM-R Certification class. Through his experience as a presenter and instructor, as well as working with multiple AIBD members, he has witnessed a significant technology gap that the organization has been pushing to overcome. He was involved in the organization and implementation of the AIBD BIM-R Certification program, and he sees that as an excellent step in the direction of both educating AIBD members in new design technology, as well as helping AIBD pioneer a new residentially minded approach to the technology. As a Director, Ben would like help AIBD to reach out more effectively to a younger design generation to help them feel included and valued within the organization.

Internal (1st) Vice President

Ted Hake, CPBD

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Hake Custom Design, LLC
Canton, OH

Ted Hake is the owner of Hake Custom Design LLC in the Canton, Ohio Area with more than 20 years in business. His work received numerous awards over the years and he is currently serving as a national Director of AIBD and on the local BIA board of directors. Ted is a professional AIBD member and a Certified Professional Building Designer, as well as Certified Green Professional of the NAHB.

External (2nd) Vice President

Yu-Ngok Lo

Yu-Ngok Lo as AIBD Los Angeles Chapter President
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YNL Architects
Culver City, CA

Yu-Ngok Lo is an Architect, a National Director of AIBD, and the founding president of the AIBD Los Angeles Chapter. He is also the Managing Editor of the AIBD magazine.


Brandon Clokey

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Clokey Companies, LLC
Campbell, Ohio

Mr. Brandon Clokey formed a business at the age of 18 with the help of his father that included preliminary residential design and consulting. Local companies immediately sought out his services to help establish CAD networks and in-house instruction programs. After attending college in Cincinnati, Mr. Clokey relocated to Columbus, where he worked as an adjunct CAD Instructor in The Ohio State University landscape architecture department. The following year he became the youngest faculty member in the history of Columbus State Community College, where he taught Architectural Cad for several years. While spending over 20 years in Minnesota, Mr. Clokey has served as a CAD Visualization consultant on commercial projects with Best Buy, Target, The Duluth Children’s Museum, College of St. Scholastica, and the Bismarck, North Dakota International Airport. 


Larry Walker

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Jack Butler

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Jon Carey

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Karen Kassik-Michelsohn, FAIBD, CPBD, CAPS, CGP

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Michelsohn and Daughter Construction, Inc.
Anchorage, AK

Karen Kassik-Michelsohn is a Certified Residential Designer and a Fellow of AIBD. She has been designing custom homes and remodeling existing homes for over 25 years. Karen is a partner in a Design / Build firm in Anchorage, Alaska. She has been a liaison to the National Association of Home Builders for AIBD for over 10 years. Karen was AIBD’s 2014 Designer of the Year and is a past AIBD President.

Traci Kelley

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Joey Martin

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Mike Nelson

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NCBDC President

John Fought

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College of Fellows Chancellor

Lyle Breeze

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Immediate Past AIBD President

Bernie Kern

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Colorado Springs, CO

As the principal owner of BBKern DESIGNS, Bernie Kern has developed code approved working drawings for new custom and model residential homes, multi-residential, additions, remodels, and light commercial projects for nearly 30 years. He assists clients in all stages of building design, including planning, design fees, budget, education, specifications, special services, and consultation. Over the span of 30 years he has collected his best residential plans. As a professional member of AIBD, Bernie founded the AIBD, Central Colorado Chapter.

Chief Staff Officer

Steve Mickley, FAIBD, CPBD

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American Institute of Building Design

Steve Mickley is the Executive Director of AIBD, a licensed General Contractor, a Certified Professional Building Designer, and a certified Great Game of Business Coach. Steve focuses on helping AEC industry professionals, manufacturers, and suppliers connect and succeed. Before his current position, he 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 American Residential Design Awards, as well as AIBD’s President’s Award, AIBD’s Designer of the Year, and is a member of the AIBD College of Fellows. Steve’s many interests include competitive BBQ, racing in triathlons, and 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.