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Editor in Chief:

Marge Padgitt is a 35-year industry veteran. She is a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep, NFI Certified Woodburning Specialist and NFI Certified trainer. Marge served on the board of directors for the National Chimney Sweep Guild, the Masonry Heater Association of North America, the Midwest Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association, and the Midwest Chimney Safety Council. She is currently the President and Educational Director for the MCSC and the Chair for the Bake Oven Committee for the MHA.


Marge is a national speaker and has conducted over 200 lectures and classes for industry professionals, and city and state code officials, insurance adjusters, realtors, home inspectors, cities, preservation groups, and building inspectors.


Padgitt is the author of The Chimney Pro's Resource Book, The Homeowner's Guide to Wood and Gas Heating Appliance Operation and Maintenance, and The Complete Guide to Chimney and Fireplace Building and Restoration (coming soon) along with over 50 power point presentations. She is a writer for Chimneys.com, Examiner.com, and a contributing writer for The Chimney Sweep News Magazine, Masonry Construction Magazine, KC at Home Blog, and SWEEPING Magazine. Margie has also authored 9 books on other topics.


Maria McKenzie is the copy editor for Wood-Fired Magazine. Maria has been a writer for over 15 years, and has authored seven books. She owns her own publishing company, Nocturna Press, and publishes Margie's books. She is an excellent copy editor and writer.


Dony Degn is Margie's executive assistant and handles all calls and questions about the magazine as well as subscriptions.