Education & Certifications

LEED Green Associate  |  2009
US Green Building Council
Accreditation  in LEED Building Principles and Concepts

Certified Sustainable Building Advisor (CSBA)  |  2009
Sustainable Building Advisor Institute (SBAi)
Education and Certification in Sustainable Construction Methods and Practices Sponsored by US Green Building Council

Young Executive Program  |  2008
Bellevue Chamber of Commerce
Executive Education for Young Business Leaders

Bachelor of Arts | 2003
University of Washington
Business Administration

Professional Experience

Sustainability Consulting

Promote sustainable practices through consulting in the construction and green industries.

  • Subject Matter Expert for Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) / U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
  • Created 600+ page Built Green Construction handbook and generated green construction checklist for local builder association’s residential building program. Helped implement program for resort community.
  • Reviewed marketing and program management content for non-profit’s grant submittal; confirmed submittal met requirements. Client has the potential to receive up to $100,000 for green professionals’ education.
  • Generate content and viral marketing material within the social media realm; present material as speaker for local meetings and public events
  • Hold prominent board of director and committee positions within the construction and safety industries
  • Consult with individuals and building contractors on how to green their buildings through the use of water conservation, energy efficiency and indoor air quality practices; create specification specific for company

Project Management

Plan, execute, and close construction projects with primary focus on quality, cost, and sustainability.

  • Raised sponsorship for product and cash donations for the Green Access Home at Suncadia demonstration home; estimated to exceed $70,000+. Negotiated substantial cost discounts and sponsorships for showcase The Built Green Home at Suncadia, reducing the overall construction cost by 20%.
  • Supervised 15 projects; completed the local green certification process for each, which led to 3-Star or higher
  • Submitted extensive entry material for national building awards which lead to seven projects with Merits of Honor or top level national awards

Safety Management

Increase awareness and promote a culture of safety for business owners and safety professionals through safety forums, events and support teams.

  • Directed corporate safety program and initiatives; resulted in zero major injuries in 2008 and 2009 and a 3% decrease in Labor and Industry premiums
  • Chair of King County’s Residential Construction (ResCon) Safety Group while maintaining and expanding relationships with Labor and Industries, OSHA and construction industry safety leaders
  • Penetrate safety practices into the construction industry by creating, teaching and facilitating safety training and seminars for local building contractors; grew participation from 7 to 30 members in tough economy

Construction Operations Management

Ensure corporate business operations are efficient and effective to increase overall profitability.

  • Assisted President of company with planning, budgeting and strategic planning
  • Liaison for corporate legal and insurance issues; implemented new requirements for trade contractors with 100% successful buy in and participation
  • Managed benefits administration while also maintained personnel policies and employee handbook

Recent Work & Committee History

Second Nature
Sustainability Consultant
2009 – Present

Grey Lundberg, Inc. (CMI Homes)
Director of Operations
2005 – 2010

Master Builders Association
Built Green Executive Committee,  ResCon Safety Group Committee,  & Former BIAW State Director
2006 – 2010

Coldwell Banker Bain
Commercial Real Estate Project Coordinator
2003 – 2005