Please see below for a biography for each of our board members and executive officers. The dates below their location is current position and term.
Al Martins is Director and Co-Owner of both Fence Armor and CAM Solutions. Currently residing in Canada, Al previously spent quite a number of years living & working in the USA. Made in North America is not just a statement for Al, he believes in supporting quality built in America products, made by Americans, in North America.
Al is an active Board Member of both the NAFCA and CFIA (Canadian Fence Industry Association) boards. Being involved keeps us learning and ignites change.
When he is not working in one of his official capacities, Al can be found supporting any one of many worthy charities like Victory Junction or the annual project at Arlington Cemetery. Having a daily fitness regime is key to maintaining a balanced life. When time permits Al likes to enjoy traveling. You can find them riding camels in Dubai or paddling kayaks in some river our ocean in the world. Balance and drive are just two of the qualities that keep Al focused in business and in his personal life.
Vice President: Dustin Weimann
West Bend, WI
Vice President 2/9/21-12/31/22
Dustin has been in the fence industry thirteen years. He recently started his own company, D&D Fence, in West Bend, WI. He enjoys working at different venues everyday and working outside in the beautiful Wisconsin weather year round.
He loves talking and working with everyone surrounded with NAFCA. The NAFCA events are for great causes and he could not be prouder to be a part of this organization. The relationships we build would have never happened if it wasn’t for the fence industry. “Fencing is my life and I would have it no other way; it is what I love to do!”. Dustin is one of our chain link instructors at Fence Training School.
Treasurer: Chris Ward-Horner
Hampden Fence Supply
Chris Ward-Horner is President of Hampden Fence Supply, Inc. in Agawam, MA.
She was CFO for Hampden Fence Supply for many years and has been the owner since 2010. Hampden Fence is a manufacturer of domestic chain link fence fittings and a distributor of domestic and foreign fence fittings.
Chris joined the North American Fence Contractor Association in 2014 and became the Treasurer in 2015.
Secretary: Shelby Kelland
Shelby is a Product Quality Manager for gate operators with LiftMaster.
She has been in the industry since 2013. Shelby has trained with multiple associations on topics such as Gate Operator Installation, Types of Gates & Operators, UL325 & ASTM F2200 Safety Standards, Troubleshooting 101 as well as Advanced Electrical Concepts. She is CAGOI and CAGSD certified. She joined NAFCA in 2019.
Shelby lives in Tucson, AZ with her two daughters; Delilah and Scarlett. She loves to fish, camp, paint, read and hike.
Board Member: Mart Prost
Williamsburg, ON Canada
Mart has been involved in the fence industry for 35 years as a cedar lumber mill and installation company specializing in manufacturing of pre-assembled and pre-stained fence panels for large housing projects in Ontario, Canada. For over 20 plus years Mart was an instructor for wood fence classes for the AFA in Waco, Athens, and Tulsa. When NAFCA was founded, he became Fence Training School (FTS) director in Sebring FL to manage its operations.
Mart served on the AFA board as a Governor and a Director. Over the years he has served on the CFIA (Canadian Fence industry Association) board in all director positions and currently as an adviser to the board. Today his pet project is the FTS and education in the fencing industry.
Board Member: Harriet Statz
Thirty-one years ago (in 1990) Harriet Thiele Statz joined the fence profession, becoming Vice President of Qual Line Fence Corporation in Waunakee, Wisconsin. Her husband, Ray Statz, founded the company in 1956, serving primarily the Madison area, and offering a wide variety of fence materials and styles for homes and businesses. From previous positions, Harriet brought organizing and sales expertise, as well as a wide acquaintance with southern Wisconsin’s communities. As a Certified Fence Professional, her educational degrees in languages and social work have proven useful as well. Supervising the company’s business affairs and publicity, Harriet also participated in sales before retiring from that activity in 2020. But it’s a sure thing that she will continue as a dedicated founding NAFCA member for years to come.
Board Member: Andy Solk
Andy is the owner of both Yorkshire Fence and Deck Ltd & The One Stop Fence Shop Ltd, Andy established his 1st fence company within his hometown of Leeds, England before emigrating to Canada in the fall of 2012. Once arriving he felt his vast knowledge of English fence installation methods and products would be a great advantage to the local BC fence market, which it was and Yorkshire Fence & Deck Ltd was born. After many years within the installation sector of the fence industry he felt that he could still offer more of his knowledge, guidance and advise especially to homeowners and contractors alike, he opened his first retail location, The One Stop Fence Shop Ltd which is now up and running in Maple Ridge, Canada. Andy is very passionate about the fence industry and is constantly striving for success and bringing people around him along in the journey.
In the little down time he seems to have these days Andy can be seen traveling back and forth to England where his family still resides, watching a few football matches of his beloved Leeds United.
When Andy is in town he enjoys spending time with friends and family, plus it is never a dull moment with his much loved 2 year old daughter Maddie to keep him on his toes.
Board Member: C. Steven Sarson
Steven has been in the Agricultural fence business for thirty years. He began his fencing career as the General Manager of a fence wholesaler / retailer and continued his career as a manufacturer’s representative in 1995. He has always focused on introducing new and innovative high tensile wire products to the agricultural market. He is currently Technical Support Manager for Bekaert Agriculture Products, a leading wire fence producer.
Steven have always enjoyed meeting and working with customers throughout the USA and treasure the many relationships developed. Talking fence, promoting the industry, developing and introducing new products and attending industry related events have been rewarding.
He looks forward to becoming more involved with NAFCA and continuing his promotion of the fencing industry.
Originally from western PA, he now live in Louisville KY with Rita, his wife of 43 years. They have three married daughters and ten wonderful grandchildren. He enjoys traveling the USA, hunting, bicycling and camping.
Board Member: Deb Roche
D Roche Fencing
Deb is a co-owner of D. Roche Fencing, Inc with her husband, Don.
They have been in business for 41 years and are one of the founding members of NAFCA. They are also a 35 year member of AFA (American Fence Association).
Both Deb and Don have been instructors for our Fence Training School. She lives in Frankfort, KS and really enjoys the installation part of the business.
“Find an occupation you love and you will never work a day in your life”
Executive Director: Clint Iams
Log Cabin Fence Company
Clint Iams grew up around the fence industry tagging along with his parents to fence jobs. A 2002 graduate from Washington and Jefferson College with a degree in Accounting and Entrepreneurial studies, Clint began his career as an auditor with the global firm KPMG in Pittsburgh, PA.
In 2006, he joined his parents at Log Cabin Fence where they install farm and ranch fence and fabric hoop structures. Clint estimates jobs and oversees their installation crews. He co-instructs the Farm and Ranch Class at Fence Training School.
He lives in Amity, PA with his wife, Nicole, and their four kids. They enjoy traveling, camping, good food, and laughter.