Instructors

REGIONAL INSTRUCTORS

NWFA Regional Instructors are highly skilled and trained individuals who have a great passion for the wood flooring industry, are eager to share their knowledge with others, and are a valuable lifelong industry connection.

These individuals received extensive training and follow guidelines to ensure what they teach is in line with NWFA standards.

Get to know our instructors before you head to a hands-on training event.

JOHN ALFORD

John is the Owner of Alford’s Custom Hardwood Floors in Lebanon, Ohio and has been working in the wood flooring industry for 28 years. John is an NWFACP Certified Installer, and Sand & Finisher.

JASON ELQUEST

Jason is the Owner of Blackhawk Floors in Scottsdale, Arizona. He currently serves on the NWFACP Board of Directors. Jason is an NWFACP Certified Installer, Sand & Finisher, and Inspector.

JARED FITZGERALD

Jared is the Owner of Southern Oaks Flooring in Nashville, Tennessee. He is an NWFACP Certified Installer and Sand & Finisher.

LENNY HALL

Lenny is the President/Owner of Endurance Floor Company in West Park, Florida and has been in the wood flooring industry for 37 years. He serves on the NWFA Board of Directors and is an NWFACP Certified Installer, and Sand & Finisher.

TODD MCDONALD

Todd McDonald is the President/Owner of Maple Ridge Handscraped.  He is a member of the NWFA Education & Research Foundation Board of Directors.  Todd has served on numerous NWFA and NWFACP committees and task forces.  He is an NWFACP Certified Installer, and Sand & Finisher.  Todd also serves as an NWFA Regional Instructor.

JON NAMBA

Jon is the Owner of Namba Services in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the Editorial Director of Floor Covering Installer magazine. He has served on numerous NWFACP and NWFA committees. Jon is an NWFACP Certified Installer, Sand & Finisher, and Inspector.

KJELL NYMARK

Kjell is the Certification and Training Manager with the NWFA. He is responsible for managing the development, coordination, implementation, and presentation of the NWFA’s certification program. Kjell is an NWFACP Certified Installer, Sand & Finisher, and Inspector.

BEN TOTTA

Ben has been in the wood flooring industry for 11 years. Ben and his brother, Mike, are Co-Owners of Totta Hardwoods in Kansas City, Missouri. He is an NWFACP Certified Installer, and Sand & Finisher.

RON ZIMMERMAN

Ron has been in the wood flooring industry for more than 40 years. He is an apprentice coordinator/instructor at the New York City District Council of Carpenters Training Center. Ron is an NWFACP Certified Installer, and Sand & Finisher.