Instructors 

 

 

 chris dorsi

Chris Dorsi: Program Director

(406) 586-2033
chris.dorsi@montana.edu

Chris manages curriculum development and technical writing projects for the Training Center, along with delivering classroom and field training for both professionals and technicians. He’s spent the last 40 years developing best practices for the housing industry -- publishing respected textbooks and technical curricula, developing training programs, and operating private construction organizations. Chris holds certifications from the Building Performance Institute as a Building Analyst, Heating Professional, Envelope Professional, and Healthy Home Evaluator. He's certified to proctor exams for all these specialties. Chris is the co-author of Residential Energy: Cost Savings and Comfort for Existing Buildings, the Homeowner’s Handbook to Energy Efficiency, and other respected titles on sustainable design and energy-efficient construction. He’s the founder of Habitat X, a nationwide professional development platform.

 

 Aaron Mugaas

Aaron Mugaas: Building Science Instructor

(406) 586-0004

aaron.mugaas@montana.edu

 

 

 Wyatt Catron

Wyatt Catron: Building Science Instructor

 

 

Ben Cichowski

Ben Cichowski: Building Science Instructor

ben.cichowski@montana.edu

Ben Cichowski is the former Director of the Montana Weatherization Training Center where he also served as an instructor for more than ten years. He has a master’s degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering from Texas A&M University and as taught both traditional and non-traditional students at the college level for two decades. Ben has instructor certifications from EPA, OSHA, and BPI and a Level III certification in Infrared Thermography from the Infrared Training Center. He has used his skills to assess both residential and commercial buildings.Ben is a BPI Quality Control Inspector and trainer/proctor and integrates BPI building science principles into all the courses he teaches.