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Mentors provide a foundation of knowledge upon which LEAFHouse is built. They are experts in a wide array of professions and fields who volunteer their time and energy to work with  students and faculty to help advance the LEAFHouse vision.


  • Paul Bassett, LEED, CID, CIC, CLIA, (Principal, Hydro-Logix Solutions, Inc.)
  • Mike Boteler (Whiting-Turner)
  • Mike Binder (SD2005 Veteran, Gardner Mohr Architects LLC)
  • Chris Cobb, PE (Robert Silman Associates)
  • Bill Downey (Managing Principal, Downey & Scott LLC)
  • Bobbie Faul-Zeitler (Faul-Zeitler Communications Fundraising)
  • Jennifer Gilmer, CKD (Jennifer Gilmer Kitchens and Bath)
  • Andrea Hartanft, LC(CM Kling and Associates)
  • Bion Howard (B.E.S.T. Building Science)
  • Peter Kelley (Kelley Campaigns)
  • Dale Leidich, AIA (MTFA Architecture)
  • Mark McInturff, FAIA (McInturff Architects)
  • Rob Murray (SD2005 Leader; Whitney Bailey Cox Magnani)
  • Don Posson, PE, CIPE, LEED (Managing Principal, R.G. Vanderweil Engineers, Inc.)
  • Hannah Robinson (SD2005 Leader)
  • Stan Sersen, NCARB, LEED (Principal, Architectural Support Group; founder, Enviro Center)
  • Tom Serra (EMO Energy Engineering; SD2005 Leader)
  • Ralph Smith (Smith Design/Build)
  • Chris Streb (Biohabitats)
  • Eric Thompson (Earthstar Energy Systems)
  • Dan Vlacich (SD2005 Leader)
  • Jay Williams, Bob Hodgkinson (Empyrean)

Trades Mentors:

  • Electrician: John Cartagirone (Owner and Master Electrician, American Power & Light)
  • Plumber: Herb Heubish, Master Plumber (Atlas Plumbing)
  • Mechanical Contractor: Bill Aitken, PE (Shapiro and Duncan)
  • Structural Engineer: Dick Magnani, PE (Whitney Bailey Cox & Magnani)
  • Furniture Maker: Mark Melonas (Owner, Lukeworks)
  • Furniture Maker: Tom Swift (Owner, Thomas Swift Studio)
  • Solar System Installer: Jason Fisher (Aurora Energy)
  • Mover: Gabe Matyiko (Foreman, Expert House Movers of MD)
  • Roofer: John Sealover (Topside Sealtight Specialist)





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