Board of Directors
Executive Committee Members
Craig Olson, President
Craig Olson is the Vice President of Sales for Washington Energy Services, a residential retrofit contracting company. Craig begin his career in home performance as an energy auditor, earning his BPI certification and built a successful home performance division in Washington Energy Services. His passion is finding actionable and creative home retrofit solutions the improve homeowners comfort, efficiency and health in their homes.
Presently, Craig leads the inside and outside sales efforts for Washington Energy Services. He is a proud Washington State Cougar where he earned a BA in Business Administration with emphasis on Entrepreneurial Studies. He was a top 12 finalist in the 2020 Emerging Leaders of Snohomish Country and is an active participant in Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Snohomish Country. He has been on the WAACCA board since 2020.
Melissa Olson Frause, Vice President
Melissa is a Vice President at Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning in Woodinville, WA. As a third generation leader of the family business, Melissa grew up learning about the industry from her father and has a passion for the HVAC trade and the amazing people who work within it. Like many in the HVAC business, Melissa wears many hats at Bob’s, but specializes in Purchasing, Marketing, Customer Service and Human Resources. She loves her career and is enthusiastic and driven to continually improve her business and her industry every day. She is a member of Bryant Women in HVAC, Women in HVACR and national ACCA, where she also serves as a member of the Member Services Committee. Melissa earned her BA in Communications from Washington State University and is a proud Coug. She enjoys all the activities the beautiful PNW has to offer, especially with her friends and family. Melissa is inspired daily by her husband Matt and two beautiful children, London and Reed.
Dennis Davis, Treasurer & Secretary
Dennis Davis is the 2nd generation owner of College Place Heating and Air Conditioning which was founded 71 years ago.
He is paving the way for the 3rd generation to continue to serve the Walla Walla Valley HVAC needs.
A significant part of best serving any customer market base is good government regulatory policy.
Dennis has observed over the years that under regulation has encouraged negative outcomes for his market and that proposed over regulation is even more negative for home and business owners.
Over regulation and limiting HVAC solutions increases the cost to consumers and increases the underground economy which is a ‘healthy’ competition.
Dennis believes that belonging to and supporting WA HAVC is the best investment in fine tuning government involvement.
Healthy contractors along with appropriate government policy makes for the happiest consumers and a thriving state economy.
Mark Stearns, Director
Mark Stearns is a Regional Sales Manager for Gensco, a wholesale distributor of HVAC equipment and supplies. With over 35 years of experience in sales and distribution Mark works on behalf of heating and cooling contractors throughout the Pacific Northwest. He has been involved with ACCA in Washington since its early inception and continues to advocate in the support of education and training for the HVAC industry. He lives in Redmond WA and spends all of his free time in the outdoors.
Ty Stotts, Director
My name is Ty Stotts. I entered the HVAC Industry in 2011 and have been a proud member of WACCA since then. I am the Regional Manager for York Factory Direct NW- Johnson Controls. I enjoy working with my team and growing with our customers in this beautiful place we get to call home. Outside of work, I am an avid Pickleball player and family man. I love spending time with my wife Lisa and our 11 year old son Corbin. I am also very lucky to call Buckley, WA my home base.
Joel Berson, Director
Joel Berson is the current President/Owner of Air Flo Heating Co Inc located in Sequim Washington. After graduating from Port Angeles High School in 1988, Joel attended Universal Technical School for HVAC in Phoenix Arizona. He graduated in 1989, returned to Sequim and started his career with Air Flo Heating Co inc. Joel has worked every position from Service, Shop Fab, Install, Foreman, Production Manager, General Manger to current President/Owner in the last 34 years.
Joel oversees the operations of 3 locations and 46 employees that service the Olympic and Kitsap Peninsula’s.
Joel & Tricia Berson purchased Air Flo Heating Co. Inc. in 2016.
Joel is ACCA Certified since 2002 in Manual D Duct Design and Manual J Loads. Joel is the current Company Electrical Administrator and holds a Master Electrician 06A License and many other industry related certifications.
Joel enjoys spending time with his family and friends, dogs, traveling, cycling, fishing, car racing and making wine.
Brian Holstine, Director
Brian Holstine is the Regional Sales and Operations Manager for Airefco Inc., the NW Distributor for Carrier, Bryant and Payne HVAC products as well as a full complement of parts and supplies. Prior to joining Airefco, Brian spent 13 years with Lennox industries, working in several different major markets across the US, in variety of roles including Territory Manager, Area Sales Manager and Regional Zone Manager. He also served as the Chairman of the Board of the HVAC Program Advisory Committee for the North Seattle College from 2009 to 2014. Brian is very passionate about the NW HVAC community, helping to improve the lives of those who work in the industry while also working to improve access to affordable, energy efficient, comfort solutions for home and business owners throughout the region. Brian is proud graduate of Washington State University (Go Cougs!). In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing music, sports and exploring the great outdoors.
Carissa Linnane, Executive Director
Carissa Linnane is an Executive Director at Association Management Incorporated. As an Executive Director, she provides operational and strategic support for four non-profit organizations simultaneously. Carissa earned her undergraduate degree in Communications Design and Leadership from Eastern Washington University. Outside of the office Carissa enjoys spending time with her family and exploring the unparalleled beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
Carolyn Logue, Lobbyist
Carolyn Logue is the owner of CA Logue Public Affairs, a legislative and political consulting firm based in Olympia, Washington. With over 30 years of lobbying experience, Logue works on behalf of clients such as independent grocers, libraries, online public schools, health care providers, HVAC and hearth products businesses, chambers of commerce, and other groups providing a vast wealth of knowledge to help these groups successfully navigate the legislative process. Prior to starting her own firm, Carolyn served as the voice for the state’s largest small business association (NFIB) at the state capitol and in the media here in Washington State for 15 years.
Prior to NFIB, Logue spent four years as the Political Affairs Manager for the Washington Association of REALTORS, where she managed one of the state’s largest political action committees. Logue also worked in market research, running focus groups and providing analysis. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of Washington, and lives in Olympia
Carissa Linnane, Executive Director
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