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COO & Managing Member
Ryan has focused on sustainability issues through his work, studies, and volunteer activities since 1987 and brings the breath of his knowledge to bear on a variety of projects including LEED certification and energy audits of existing buildings. He began his career in building on a residential framing crew where he gained an intimate knowledge of the construction process. His other professional experience includes three years' service as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras working in national park management, Partner and Construction Manager for Tropical Butterfly Farm & Gardens, and Director of Education and Training for the International Ecotourism Society.
Ryan is a LEED Accredited Professional, LEED for Homes Green Rater (approved for international projects), HERS Rater, and AIA-certified Construction Documents Technologist. At Green Insight, Ryan leads the strategic direction of the company, coordinates the staff, manages partnerships, and makes sure we are continuously improving at everything we do for our clients. He still loves the field work, so he can sometimes be spotted in the field working on various projects.
Ryan has served as Green Rater and/or HERS Rater on over 75 projects, certifying nearly 3000 dwelling units including the world's first international LEED home (Sailfish Home, Cayman Islands). Ryan currently serves on the Board of Directors of the New Mexico Water Collaborative, which provides resources for the people of New Mexico to facilitate the implementation of water conservation strategies, and to educate our communities about critical water issues.