Michael Chmielecki has been writing about the floor covering industry for BNP Media since 2002. As editor of Floor Covering Installer and senior editor of Floor Trends, he is always seeking ways to better connect and inform the installation and contracting community. Mike has a degree in journalism from the University of New Hampshire.
Danielle Clair Simpson has worked with BNP Media’s flooring publications in various capacities since 2012. Currently as managing editor of Floor Covering Installer and Floor Trends, she continues to learn and grow within the industry. Danielle has a degree in journalism from Eastern Michigan University and a master’s degree in public relations and organizational communication from Wayne State University.
Tanja Kern became group editorial director of Floor Trends and Floor Covering Installer in 2016. With more than 15 years of editorial and strategic communications experience in the architecture and design community, Tanja combines her journalistic acumen with a passion for flooring. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
Jon Namba is an independent industry consultant, trainer and speaker. He recently completed a term as the president of the NWFA Certified Professionals. His background includes roles as an installer, former WFCA director of technical services and former CFI executive director.