About

Meet the Cabot Woodcare Council Advisory Board, a select group of industry professionals, influencers and experts assembled to create and uphold a set of best practices and standards of woodcare, based on their collective expertise in the woodcare business. As Advisory Board members, each serves as a resource to promote the proper finishing and care of wood structures, as well as to help other woodcare professionals grow their businesses with wood staining tools and recommendations found throughout the site.

Advisory Board

Board Member

Michael Beaudry Executive Vice President at NADRA

Michael currently serves as the Executive Vice President at North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) and Sales and Marketing Manager for Knock on Wood Decks, and Back to Nature Decks. NADRA is the voice of the deck & railing industry promoting national Deck Safety Month, helping guide code writing and regulations with ICC and sponsoring DECK EXPO, the premiere trade event for the deck, dock, and railing industry.

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Jeremy Brooks President of Brooks Painting Inc.

Jeremy is the President of Brooks Painting Inc. Brooks Painting is the largest custom painting contractor in Davis, California, specializing in interior and exterior house painting as well as commercial projects and specialty finishes.

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Daniel Cassens Professor at Purdue University

Daniel is a Professor and Extension Wood Products Specialist at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources. He is also a member of the Society of Wood Science and Technology, Forest Products Society, Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen's Association. Cassens has authored two USDA publications on exterior finishing as well as one on wood preservation. He has also been involved in the restoration of exterior wood surfaces.

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Mark Donavan CEO and Founder of HomeAdditionPlus.com

Mark is the CEO and Founder of HomeAdditionPlus.com, and he writes a weekly column called “Home Improvement 101” for a state-wide New Hampshire newspaper. He has also authored hundreds of articles and videos on home improvement. His vacation home project was featured on the DIY Network’s series “Be Your Own Contractor – Vacation Home” in 2005.

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Jason Gonzalez Owner of WE Paint

Jason is the owner of WE Paint, a full service painting company in Stockton, CA. He has a Degree in Construction Management and various industry certifications. Jason has considerable knowledge of paint coatings and application, and has spent time in sales and management.

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Shawn Heffernan Founder of Heffernan Painting

Shawn founded Heffernan Painting in 1984. Since that time his sons, Torin and Rob, have joined him to become the leading painting company in Evanston, IL. Shawn has been a member of the Professional Refinishers Guild, Professional Refinishers Group International and Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA).

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Joshua Moberg Restoration and Home Improvement Blogger

Joshua is a restoration and home improvement blogger. His blog, Bungalow 23, serves as an arts & crafts home improvement journal where Joshua shares blog posts, pictures, product reviews and stories about renovating of his family’s 1923 craftsman bungalow in Minneapolis, MN. His home improvement philosophy is equal parts preservationist and progressive, trying to combine the best of 1923 with the best of the 21st century.

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Dan Schaitberger Owner of Schaitberger Painting LLC

Dan is the owner of Schaitberger Painting LLC, a Minnesota company established in 1965 that specializes in superior painting and commercial painting services. He has been in the painting industry for the past 33 years.