SUMMIT PRESENTERS

FADUMA AHMED

HomeSight

Faduma is passionate about public service and has worked in the non-profit sector for the past 10 years focusing on education, workforce, and home-ownership. She believes that effective community engagement occurs when community members are empowered as stakeholders...

FLORIAN BECQUEREAU

NW Intentional Communities Association 

Florian is a Board member of Northwest Intentional Communities Association. Cofounder of Earthship Seattle and of Star Community. Florian is deeply involved in environmental sustainability projects including community living as a way to solve the systemic issues of our era.

JIM DAWSON

Haystack Heights Cohousing Community

Jim built the first strawbale home in Tumwater in 2006 that launched his co-living business Our Natural Homes.  Since 2013 he and his wife Mariah McKay have been doing eco remodels of old craftsman homes, installing permaculture gardens, and converting them to co-living houses.

AILEEN GAGNEY

Healthy Homes Training

Aileen is the Technical Advisor and Trainer for Tribal Healthy Homes Network, training tribal communities throughout the northwest and Alaska. She manages an asthma home visiting pilot program with the Tulalip Tribes, funded by the EPA Region 10. 

BRAD KAHN

Forest Stewardship Council

From media relations and policy translation to Greenbuild and partnership with the Green Sports Alliance, Brad helps shape FSC-US’ message and strategies to reach a wide array of audiences.

GLADYS LY-AU YOUNG

Sundberg Kennedy Ly-Au Young Architects

Gladys Ly-Au Young is driven by social purpose to design earth-friendly, community-based places that function well, create belonging, and promote health. With a core conviction that affordable housing should provide an equitable housing solution to people and the planet...

BRENDA NUNES

Nunes Group | Keller Williams 

Brenda Nunes is a nationally-recognized educator, advocate and mentor for Built Green and sustainable housing. She is a sought-after speaker and consultant known for her role in notable NW sustainable building demonstration projects such as the Built Green Home at Suncadia.

SAGE SASKILL

SAGE Designs NW

Architect Wize Guy Builder Father of two wonderful kidz - is passionate about good design. He is a masterful planner with an eye for proportion, detail and a deep understanding of the flow and function of spaces, especially making every square foot count in small spaces.

STEVE WEISE

Leading Force Development

Steve Weise specializes in building healthy, energy efficient homes and is one of the few NAHB designated Master Certified Green Professionals in Central Washington. He believes passionately that everyone should be able to live in a healthy home...

CARRIE ANDERSON

Bjarko Serra Architects

Carrie Anderson has over fifteen years of experience in custom residential architecture, from small remodels and additions to multi-million dollar projects. She has been a passionate advocate for sustainability throughout her professional work and personal life. 

RICK BLUMENTHAL

Knauf Insulation

Rick has degrees in Environmental Conservation and Environmental Planning and has invested over 40 years in residential and commercial construction contracting and consulting while promoting sustainable, resilient construction, energy conservation, and healthy buildings...

SYD FREDRICKSON

Syd Fredrickson is a Recent past president of NICA – Northwest Intentional Communities Association (nwcommunities.org)

PAM HUGHES

CoBuy

Pam Hughes is co-founder and COO of CoBuy, an online marketing network platform that is making homeownership more accessible for small groups of people - friends, family, and loved ones.  Pam is an advocate for homeownership as a means to build and protect wealth and improve lives...

GRACE H. KIM

Schemata Workshop

From media relations and policy translation to Greenbuild and partnership with the Green Sports Alliance, Brad helps shape FSC-US’ message and strategies to reach a wide array of audiences.

AUBREY MCCORMICK

Forest Stewardship Council

Aubrey McCormick leads FSC US’s efforts to grow supply and demand for sawn timber for construction and furniture, and to grow FSC supply chains for construction projects in Northern California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia.

PAT PARK

Pat Park is a Real Estate Developer and Asset manager. In the recent past, he chaired the Education Committee of the NW Ecobuilding Guild and cofounded Permaculture Woodinville. Both organizations are dedicated to engaging people in community with others to explore and live in...

ALEX STEELE

Emergent-Strategies LLC

Alex Steele is a senior-level, strategic marketing and communications leader with 25+ years of experience. Alex is an enthusiastic relationship builder, a great storyteller, and passionate about sustainability. 

TOM BALDERSTON

Balderston Associates

With over 30 years as a green builder, designer, general contractor, Tom brings in depth knowledge and passion for low energy buildings. He is committed to finding practical and innovative ways to bring low energy homes to the mass market.  

ROSS CHAPIN

Ross Chapin is an architect and neighborhood planner based on Whidbey Island. He is a passionate advocate for pocket neighborhoods, a term he coined for small groupings of neighbors around shared commons, which he sees as building blocks for vibrant, resilient communities. 

ERIC COREY FREED

organicARCHITECT

Eric Corey Freed is an award-winning architect, author and global speaker. As Sustainability Disruptor for Morrison Hershfield, he identifies solutions to problems most teams didn't know were holding them back. He founded organic ARCHITECT, a visionary design leader...

MATT HUTCHINS

CAST architecture

Matt has spent more than twenty years working to increase the vitality of the city and protect the environment. Through his design and policy work, Matt is an advocate for the better density, abundant housing options, vibrant urban spaces, open space and sustainable building.

KEES KKOLFF

Port Townsend EcoVillage

Kees Kkolff is a retired pediatrician and public health professional and has served as mayor and city council member in Port Townsend. He was founding chair of the City/County climate action committee . He is currently a public hospital district commissioner in Jefferson Co. ....

RACHAEL MEYER

Weber Thompson

Rachael is passionate about green roofs, urban agriculture and sustainable strategies, and integrates these passions into her designs. A practitioner of the Pomegranate Method of facilitation, , Rachael was the lead for the overall Othello Square master planning effort...

JEFF REIBMAN

Weber Thompson

For 20 years, Principal Jeff Reibman has been working in the Seattle area with a focus on residential design of every kind. Throughout his career, he has developed his expertise in creative land use solutions and complex entitlement processes...

RYAN TEMPLE

Sustainable Northwest Wood

Ryan is the founder of Sustainable Northwest Wood, a regional lumberyard that specializes in local and sustainably harvested wood products. For nearly 30 years, Ryan has been a leader in the ecological forestry movement with experience in forest management, wood products...

Saturday

9:00am - 9:30am // Registration, Coffee & Mingling
9:30am - 10:00am // Welcome
10:00am - 11:00am // Keynote
11:15am - 12:15pm // Educational Sessions 1 
12:15pm - 1:15pm // Lunch and Trade Show
1:30pm - 2:30pm // Educational Sessions 2
2:45pm - 3:45pm // Educational Sessions 3 
4:00pm - 5:00pm // Educational Sessions 4 
5:00pm - 7:00pm // Happy Hour, Moment of Inspiration and Trade Show

SHARE, LEARN, NETWORK AND GET INSPIRED

Join us Saturday, October 26th, for a day of sharing, chatting, toasting and note-taking. An opportunity to step outside your daily routine, get inspired by our fantastic speakers, and connect with sustainable building professionals from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. We're looking forward to learning from one another, sharing best practices, and re-energizing our vision to drive the green building movement forward. Registration includes light breakfast, lunch, and networking reception (with appetizers and drinks).

COMING TO YOU VIRTUALLY IN OCTOBER 2020

© 2020 Northwest EcoBuilding Guild.

The Northwest Green Building Slam + Summit is presented by the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild.