Spent 5 years living in a 224 square foot round adobe hut in Africa. Learned to thatch roofs, make adobe brick, plaster, and build with local available materials. NC Licensed Building Contractor for the past 15 years. NC Licensed Plumbing Contractor for the past 25 years. Started the Sustainable Farming Program and Green Building Program at CCCC. Has taught a wide range of classes about Sustainable Building. Permaculture Teacher. Organic Farmer. Conservation-based developer. Construction Director for Chatham Habitat for Humanity. B.A. from Duke University. Presently enrolled in the Graduate Certificate program in Nonprofit Management at NCSU. Editor of the Small House Newsletter.