My career and curiosity have always pivoted around the development of sustainable projects and communities. I started my work in sustainability at a time when it was a struggle to get a meeting with a developer or management firm. Fast forward 15-years, and you’d be hard-pressed to find any new project without some aspect of sustainable programming. Over this time I have worked with national and international retailers to integrate more sustainable practices into store design & operations. I did so under the banner of Ecoxera, a retail-focused sustainability firm that I founded in Austin, TX in 2008 and as the Technical Director of LEED Retail New Construction and LEED Retail Commercial Interiors green building programs at the U.S. Green Building Council in Washington, DC. Here I served as the conduit between owners, designers, engineers, and contractors to explore ways to engage in and reduce the environmental footprint of retail spaces with new construction and capital improvement schedules.
Supply & Labor is about bringing my national work in sustainability and the built environment to the community level to explore durable and responsible design that enables people and small businesses to thrive, live healthily and respect local ecology. That is where you will find me now.
I believe that building a dwelling should be an inalienable right and attainable for everyone. Over the past several years, I have personally made this ideal come true. With the help of friends and community, and without prior building experience, I’ve built a humble home of my own with earthen materials, proven and experimental processes, and learned technique.
I believe that if a low income earning musician like me can create a home without incurring debt or a mortgage, that anyone can. It simply takes patience, insight, streamlined design and commitment to labor. My own experience has motivated me to champion small footprint off-grid living and that is why I am honored and excited to be a part of Supply & Labor.