Vincent wishes that he had a time machine. When he’s not working on improving Above Green, he writes science fiction, plays chess, reads Presidential history, and serves as Chairman of the Economic Development Committee for Middleburg, Virginia. He says, if only there was more time in the day, imagine the possibilities! Although, he’d probably just spend more time at the office.
Growing up, while the kids were reading Cosmopolitan magazine Nelina was busy reading Architectural Digest. Her over-the-top attention to detail and innate sense of taste are infused into every piece of Above Green, from its NYC loft style office design to its famous Christmas cards. When the weather’s nice, she can be found outside riding her pony or walking the pups.
Bill is a former Major in the Marine Corps who happens to enjoy Broadway musicals, especially the Book of Mormon – because he used to be a Mormon priest too. When he’s not fixing something or helping someone out, he can be caught making quiche. Bill doesn’t like to advertise it but he has a JD from Catholic University and was his class president. Bill keeps Above Green’s daily operations in line.
Government Contracting, Contract Law, Program Management
Brooke has a hidden talent for public relations and making spectacular flower arrangements. She’s a former weather caster for WRIC-TV in Richmond and WVIR-TV in Charlottesville. With two young children, environmental issues are important to her. Brooke is responsible for getting you everything you need before, during, and after proposal development.
Strategic Partnerships, Public Relations, Proposal Development
Chris is an aspiring restauranteur. Ask him about his famous salad. After spending more than a decade managing Home Depots and Weis Markets, Chris decided it was time for a career change. So, he went back to school. When he graduated, he knew he wanted to be a LEED Consultant. Chris is a former Marine and enjoys being a husband and father of three girls.
LEED v4, Project Management, DC Green Construction Code
LEED AP ID+C
BS, Environmental Science, Shepherd University
Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP)
Ryan is an Irishman through and through. He’s a former rugby player, captain of his team. Ryan was recruited to Above Green right out of his undergraduate program at Shepherd University where he was the best student in Vincent’s class. When he’s not tackling LEED Certification or becoming our SITES expert, he enjoys trivia, getting buff, and making corny puns.
SITES Certification, Construction Documenatation, LEED Certification
Paul is a talented and original musician, singer, and choreographer. Man can he rip it up on the dance floor. Paul has been working with General Contractors for 10 years, and is our resident construction phase documentation expert. When he’s not birddogging subcontractors, he can be found making music or volunteering with his wife to help refugees.
LEED, Construction Documentation, Sustainable Design Requirements
Julian is an architect who creates magical energy models that pass with minimal review comments. He’s been specializing in the art of optimizing energy performance for 10 years and has soft spot for daylighting. He has designed buildings that have been constructed in Oregon and Italy and can be found taking his downtime at an ashram with his wife.
Energy Modeling, Renewable Energy Systems, Daylighting
Karthik is a hard-working, thorough, and diligent engineer. He works at Above Green as a non-stop around-the-clock commissioning agent. If you’re wondering where he is at 8pm on a week night, he’s probably still in the office making analyses and recommendations. When he’s not, he can be found reading pulp science fiction or binging Netflix shows.
ASHRAE Audits, Commissioning, High-Performance Building
LEED AP BD+C
MS, Energy Systems, Northeastern University
BE, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Anna University
When Rebecca interviewed at Above Green, she knew that LEED Consulting in Middleburg was exactly what she wanted to do and told us that much! Watch out, Rebecca’s up-beat attitude can be infectious in a good way. On the side, she may or may not be a secret taxidermy enthusiast. When not working she can be found riding her horse Clinton.
LEED Certification, Submittal Review, Construction Documentation
Scott has Certified 1 Million square feet of commercial space, including the (at the time) largest LEED Platinum project in the US. He is a prolific subject matter expert in Integrative Design, and is known in those circles as The LEGO Man, for his use of LEGO blocks as visual aids to stimulate creative thinking during visioning sessions.
John is the Former Chair of the Santa Monica Planning Commission. He has Certified 3 Million square feet of commercial space, including the first two LEED-CS (Core & Shell) projects in the City of Los Angeles, and was part of the USGBC steering committee that wrote the manual on the LEED-CS rating system.
Holley is an Atlanta-native and the former Director of Creative Design for Interface Carpet. She led the LEED Platinum Certification of Interface’s Showroom in Atlanta, which was the first LEED-CI Platinum project in the world. She is the author of the book Becoming a Green Building Professional and sits on the Energy Innovation Advisory Board for Wells Fargo.
Tommy is the past Chair of the USGBC Georgia Chapter and is the original founder and past Chairman of the USGBC Savannah Chapter. He is currently the CEO of Green Badger, an Atlanta-based sustainability software company that helps General Contractors streamline the construction phase LEED documentation process.