Staff and Board of Directors
Charlie Woodruff, email@example.com
Charlie grew up in the mountains of Colorado and moved to Boise in 2005. He received a bachelor’s degree in environmental geology from Whitman College. As executive director he enjoys working with chapter members, volunteers and the development community to advance energy efficiency, health, and sustainability in Idaho. He has a broad range of experience working for small companies and nonprofits in online marketing and sales, small business development, community engagement, and finance and fundraising. He has a great love of the outdoors where he spends as much time as possible hiking, biking, boating, skiing and fishing in Idaho’s wild lands.
2013 Officers of the Board
Mark Fledderjohan, Mohogany Enterprises firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark has worked on 12 LEED projects, 11 commercial and 1 residential. He has worked on the Regional Priority Credits for the next version of LEED as part of the LEED Regional Credit Development Team. He has a degree in construction management from Boise State University and spent most of his professional career in the high tech world, specifically in the healthcare industry.
Doug Cooper, McKibben & Cooper Architects email@example.com
Doug Cooper founded McKibben + Cooper Architects in 1997 with his partner Sherry McKibben, focusing on the allied goals of sustainable building design and sustainable community design. Sherry and Doug met in the Masters program at the Yale University School of Architecture. Doug’s interest in green building and energy conservation began while an undergraduate architecture student.
Doug was the inaugural winner of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance’s BetterBricks award for architects, and McKibben + Cooper has won many AIA design awards, Idaho Smart Growth awards, and the Idaho and northwest Head Start corporate awards for innovative and sustainable Head Start facilities. Doug has designed many other sustainable and energy-conserving buildings, including several LEED certified buildings.
Doug served as a Boise Planning and Zoning commissioner from 2004-12, and served as the commission’s Design Review committee liaison. He worked with these groups and city council on a new Boise comprehensive plan that includes many energy-conserving and sustainable policies, as well as new design guidelines. Doug was a member of the original board for the USGBC Idaho chapter.
Angie Parra, Engineering + Waste Solutions firstname.lastname@example.org
Angie is a licensed civil engineer specializing in sustainable site design. She is also currently working with companies to reduce their solid waste costs by improving processes, encouraging recycling, and finding innovative ways to reuse waste material.
Dustin Lilya, DC Engineering email@example.com
Dustin Lilya is a Senior Mechanical Engineer with DC Engineering. He specializes in advanced refrigeration systems and helping clients transition to the use of natural refrigerants and other energy saving and renewable design features. Previously Dustin worked on the design and construction of two Float Glass Manufacturing plants, several high tech clean room manufacturing facilities and most recently served as the Manager of Technology Development and R&D for SUPERVALU Inc. He was responsible for developing and expanding Supervalu’s enrollment in demand response programs at over 550 retail sites and was instrumental in the design and construction of the first all natural refrigeration system in the United States. He has completed nearly 2 MW of rooftop solar, 800 kW of fuel cell installations, and 5 LEED certified grocery stores. Renewable energy is a passion and he continually looks for ways to leverage technologies to aid in his clients’ commitment to become a leader in renewable energy projects. Dustin holds a B.S in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Idaho and is a P.E. and LEED AP.
2013 Board Members
Dennis Cunningham, Active West Development firstname.lastname@example.org
Dennis Cunningham, President, ActiveWestBuilders, has over 25 years of development, land use/urban planning, real estate brokering and land entitlement experience as well as construction/design/build experience.
Alicia Ralston, Ralston Group Properties email@example.com
After 14 years on corporate America’s “fast track” (a.k.a. the rat race), Alicia left a growing career in the environmental/construction industry to pursue her passion for real estate. Her goal was to leverage her education in marketing and communications, life/work experience and entrepreneurial aspirations and apply it in a real estate brokerage that clients would trust and appreciate – Ralston Group Properties. Ralston Group Properties recently achieved LEED Certification on its downtown Boise office.
Rebecca Bundy, City of Ketchum RBundy@ketchumidaho.org
Jane Suggs, Midas Gold, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org
Jane is the Manager, Community Relations, for Midas Gold, Inc. Midas Gold is in the exploration phase of a project to rediscover gold, antimony and other minerals in the historic Stibnite-Yellow Pine mining district in central Idaho. Previously, Jane was a consultant and owner of JBS Enterprises, LLC, a land planning and entitlement company in Boise; and was a civil engineer for the City of Charlotte, N.C.
Suzie Hall, Cornerstone Design email@example.com
Suzie Hall, ASID, LEED AP ID+C, is the founding principal of Cornerstone Design, an award-winning professional interior design firm that provides healthy and high-performance interior design solutions to its clients. She passionately believes that every design decision has an impact on one’s health, environment, productivity, and our collective future. During her 20 years of professional practice, she has become strongly convinced of the need and relevance of sustainable design as it relates to the interior built environment. She has administered or helped design 14 LEED projects in the commercial sector. This is her 5th year serving on the USGBCI Board, including two years as Secretary. She is married, has three active children and loves the healthy life-work balance that Idaho offers.
Rebecca Mirsky, Boise State Construction Management firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Rebecca Mirsky, Associate Professor in the Department of Construction Management at Boise State University, is an environmental engineer with over 20 years of experience in the construction industry. Her professional interests involve environmental aspects related to the built environment. Chief among those interests are energy-efficient and ‘green’ construction methods and materials, both in commercial/industrial and residential applications. Other specific interests are “clean construction”; reduction and recycling of construction waste; erosion control and stormwater management; dust and noise control; and sustainable land use planning. Dr. Mirsky is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Idaho, a LEED accredited professional, and is certified in the Institute of Sustainable Infrastructure’s Envision™ rating system.
Lisa Parker, Sustainable Investments LLC email@example.com
Lisa is the Managing Member of Sustainable Investments, LLC, a commercial real estate investment, energy efficiency, development, sustainability, environmental stewardship, consulting and private equity company. She earned a BA from Whitman College and is a LEED Accredited Professional specializing in commercial building energy efficiency and the marketing of sustainable commercial real estate. Her hobbies and special interests include spending time with family, hiking in the Idaho mountains and foothills & being involved in my community.
Mariel Platt, City of Hailey mariel.platt@haileycityhall.
Mariel Plat is currently the Sustainability Coordinator at the City of Hailey. Previously she spent three years as the Planner for the City of Hailey. She lead the Sustainable Building Advisory Committee, which created a green building program at the city and serves on the Wood River Valley’s Regional Energy Task Force and Blaine County Recycling Committee. Mariel has an MPA in Environmental Policy and Administration, a BS in Environmental Science, and is a LEED AP.
Leif Elgethun, E-Newables, LLC firstname.lastname@example.org
Leif brings the ability to put the pieces of a site-based energy plan together. With his prior experience as a renewable energy consultant, he’s no stranger to the needs of farmers and business owners, nor to the perseverance and hard work it takes to develop successful energy projects. He also brings a depth of knowledge regarding energy’s future, from conservation to renewables to distributed generation, with a strong engineering background (B.S. Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Mathematics and P.E., Idaho) and special focus on sustainability (LEED AP), as well as first-hand knowledge of the energy landscape as Vice-Chair of the Idaho Chapter of US Green Building Council and as an active participant in the Idaho Strategic Energy Alliance Energy Efficiency and Conservation Task Force.
Tristan VanSlyke, H|Z Studio email@example.com
A native Idahoan, Tristan earned a Master of Architecture degree, minoring in Art, from the University of Idaho. As a grad student he worked at the Integrated Design Lab. His work at the lab included design, consulting, and daylight/energy analysis of existing buildings and retrofits of commercial buildings including large retail, office, mixed-use and educational projects. He currently works as a architect with HZ Studio PLLC. A founding member of the Emerging Professionals committee, Tristan has been involved with the USGBC Idaho Chapter for a number of years.
National Chapter Steering Committee and LEED Steering Committee
Bruce Poe, Modus Architecture Collaborative firstname.lastname@example.org
Bruce has been involved with the USGBC since 2000. He is a founder and Past President of the United States Green Building Council Idaho Chapter and served on the National USGBC Chapter Steering Committee from 2003 to 2005. He is now serving a second CSC term from 2012 to 2014 and is currently serving as the CSC liaison to the national LEED Steering Committee. Bruce continues to serve on the USGBC Western Region Council that is made up of representatives from 8 western states. He has been engaged in numerous USGBC working groups and task force efforts. Bruce’s advocacy for high performance buildings was recognized in October 2005 when he was named the winner in the Architect category for the annual BetterBricks Idaho Sustainable Awards for leadership.
USGBC Western Region Representative
Sharon Patterson Grant, LEED AP BD+C and Homes, is the owner of Eco Edge, a managing member of Green Steps and creator of the OM your home™ design philosophy. Sharon has been providing sustainability and green building consulting and education since 2006. As a CSBA (Certified Sustainable Building Advisor) and HHS (Healthy Homes Specialist), Sharon works with clients to create healthier, more sustainable homes, buildings and neighborhoods.
Advocacy and Public Policy Committee Chair
Sharon Fisher email@example.com
Sharon Fisher has been principal consultant with Gem State Community Development since 2005. She holds a Masters in Public Administration with a focus on state and local government, as well as graduate certificates in Community and Regional Planning and in Geographical Information Analysis from Boise State and has completed the three-year Community Development Institute course. She also chairs the Kuna Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee and is a member of the Ada County Historic Preservation Council and the Western Heritage Historic Byway committee. She is the author of an Arcadia Publishing book on Kuna.
Macy Miller, Johnson Architects pc firstname.lastname@example.org
A native of the Treasure Valley Macy graduated in 2007 with a Masters Degree in Architecture. She joined Johnson Architects shortly after and has stayed involved in the local community and sustainability initiatives while always keeping busy with side projects including design competitions for Emerging Professionals, teaching LEED classes and most recently building her own Tiny House from the ground up.
Green Schools Committee Chair
Jen Ellis email@example.com
Jen is a chemical and environmental engineer who worked for HP LaserJet Printing Systems for 19 years. She has a professional management professional credential from PMI and is a LEED Green Associate. She is a full time mom and is working on her LEED AP. An exciting note is that she could combine her enthusiasm for her sons’ school and her interest in green buildings and help The Children’s School get LEED certified.
Emerging Professionals Committee Chair – Currently Open
Programming and Events Chair – Currently Open
Green Homes Committee Chair – Currently Open