At Surfaces last week I got to see some of the people I work with in the industry. Among them were Brett Miller, NWFA's technical guru:

Travis Snapp of Benchmark International, who helps with my blog entries about indoor air quality:

Kim Wahlgren of Hardwood Floors, who catches my typos:

And Michael Martin, CEO of the NWFA:


Elizabeth Baldwin has over 20 years of international wood sourcing experience. Very widely traveled, her résumé's "Special Skills" section includes "the ability to eat anything from raw horse to deep-fried scorpion." She serves as Metropolitan Hardwood Flooring's ( ECO (Environmental Compliance Officer) and deals daily with the "green alphabet soup" of today's industry: FSC, CARB, LEED, and much more. She blogs for Hardwood Floors on all things green (and, as she says, " 'grey' and 'blue' and almost every color except 'black and white.' Nothing in this world is black and white, particularly not 'green issues.'")