Meet The Team

National Inspectors

For over 120 years, the title of NHLA National Inspector has stood for integrity, expertise, and commitment to the global hardwood lumber industry. The legacy of the NHLA “National Man” lives on with our current team of NHLA National Inspectors. This team has more than 200 years of combined experience serving our industry in the United States, Canada, and around the world, and their experience goes well beyond lumber inspections.

Meet The Team InspectorMap
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Dana Spessert

Chief Inspector

Tom Byers

Mid-Atlantic & Northeast

Kevin Evilsizer

Midwest & Western Regions
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Simon Larocque 

Canada Regions
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Benji Richards

NHLA Industry Services Sales Manager


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