Celebrating the life of my mentor and a fanatic AIBD supporter. [Monday Minute]

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April 17, 2023 edition of the AIBD’s Monday Minute weekly newsletter.


Celebrating the life of my mentor and a fanatic AIBD supporter.

One of my mentors and biggest fans passed away this weekend.


He helped me grow my residential design firm and then guided me through its merger with an architectural firm.

When AIBD offered me my current position, he supported me and even joined the team himself.

Mentors become more than just mentors.

To find a mentor, put yourself in a position to be around people doing what you want to be doing and ask one of them a question.

Then do this one very important thing.

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Meet our newest CPBDs!

Please help us congratulate our latest achievers.
  • Dustin Adams, CPBD #44-832, from Austin, TX (3/20)
  • Ursula Gonzalez, CPBD #44-831, from Lakeway, TX (3/20)
  • Denise Martinez, CPBD #44-830, from Austin, TX (3/10)
  • Scott Cook, CPBD #41-117, from Waterboro, SC (2/27)
Here are our stats for this Fiscal Year.
  • 26 new CPBDs in 2022/2023 (Pace = 35 by June 30, 2023)
  • 33 in 2021/2022
  • 47 in 2020/2021 (the record)
  • 46 in 2019/2020 & 44 in 2018/2019
You can pass the exam. Give it a try. The CPBD Sample Test is free and available 24/7 without an appointment.


Need some help? Reach out to your Certification Director, Rusty.Hudnet@AIBD.org. You can also call 800-366.2423 x2.

Welcome our new members and those rejoining us!

  • Melissa Guilbeau, Professional Member from LA
  • Al Cimini, Professional Member from ON
  • Elizabeth Hysick, Professional Member from PA
  • Chloe Diaz, Professional Member from SC
  • Emorie G. Holland, Student Member from SC

Compass Club Report 

Help us welcome, and thank our newest Compass Club members.
  • Darren Hollyman (OR) recruited a Professional member in April.
  • Bruce Hollenbeck (KS) recruited a Professional member in April.
  • Christopher Turner (TN) recruited an Associate member in February.
  • Jason Aselin (NH) recruited a Professional member in October.
  • Elias Rodriquez (TX) recruited an Associate member in October.
  • Javier Gonzalez (TX) recruited a Professional member in October.
  • Hunter Godfrey (TN) recruited a Professional member in September.
  • Beatriz Castro (TX) recruited a Professional member in August (And with it, reached the 2500 Compass Club point plateau)
  • Heather Baldwin (OH) recruited a Professional member in August.
  • Angel Silva (TX) recruited one new Professional Member in July.
This week’s movers and shakers!
  • Gold-level member, Sam Liberti (GA), recruited a professional member and a student. Sam only has nine more points, and he’s a Diamond member.
  • Bronze-level member, Robert Klob, recruited a professional member and is now one point from leveling up to Silver.
Thanks! Sam and Robert!


The total points this Fiscal Year (July to June).

  • Total Score = 66 points. (Our pace = 79 by June 2023)
  • Last Year’s Score = 97 pts. (2021/2022)
  • The Record = 154 pts. (2018/2019)


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5 American Towns That Look Straight Out of Europe

Posted by townandcountrymag.com


Before you shell out hundreds (or, most likely, thousands) of dollars traveling across the ocean, you may want to look closer to home:

Plenty of cities in the United States look just like those quaint, historical European destinations.

You’re going to want to go to all of them.

P.S. We mentioned in last week’s Coffee-With-Bernie. Watch the replay and see why.

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Have a triumphant week!

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