Corey BarnesCorey did his undergraduate work in architecture at the University of Virginia, where he graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, a second major in Psychology, and a minor in Architectural History. After graduation, Corey worked with CJMW Architecture on projects varying in scope from collegiate student centers to the adaptive reuse of historic warehouses. Corey has always been a strong advocate for sustainable design, which can be seen both through his architectural work and his work with the US Green Building Council - Southwest Virginia Chapter. In 2011, realizing that he could more rapidly affect the movement toward a sustainable society within the business realm, Corey decided to enroll in as a concurrent degree student between the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University and Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina. With this background, he hopes to work with companies to manage their, and their suppliers, relationship with the environment.
Nell BoyleNell Boyle, a LEED Accredited Professional, is an independent Sustainability Consultant that specializes in LEED documentation and protocol, corporate sustainability practices and building performance assessment. Ms. Boyle is also engaged in a variety of sustainable education and marketing activities.
Ms. Boyle previously served as the Director of Sustainable Practices at Breakell Inc. where she directed the company's sustainability initiative both in the office and on the construction site. Ms. Boyle's responsibilities included serving as an internal resource for environmental stewardship and implementing procedures and training that enforce appropriate sustainable construction practices. She managed all LEED projects and conducted continuing green education for Breakell employees.
Ms. Boyle is an active volunteer of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Boyle currently serves as a member of the Chapter Steering Committee, a national committee appointment that serves the USGBC National Board of Directors. She is the immediate past chair of the Southeast Regional Committee and a past chair of the Southwest Virginia Chapter. She continues to be active at the regional level and serves on the Southwest Virginia Chapter's Advisory Board.
She also participates in local government sustainability efforts by serving as the chair of Roanoke County's RC CLEAR committee. This volunteer group is appointed by the Board of Supervisors to educate the community and promote practices to reduce greenhouse gases in the county. Ms. Boyle has served as the past chair for the Association of Energy Conservation Professionals Educational Services (AECP-ES) which sponsors the Green Living & Energy Expo, an event she continues to support. She is a founding member of the City of Roanoke's Clean and Green Business Coalition.
Previously, as the Executive Director of C2C Home, Ms Boyle directed the construction phase of one of the final entries of the internationally renowned design competition. This successful design competition was based on the work of William McDonough and his popular book Cradle-to-Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things and received more than 600 entries from across the globe.
Kim HardyKim's connection to Southwest Virginia is strong. She was born in Salem, and graduated from Salem High School. Her first job was in property management, where she developed an interest in how suitability of the built environment can affect the purpose for which it was built. This interest propelled Kim into the study of architecture at Georgia Tech.
Upon graduation, Kim practiced first in Connecticut, and has since returned to Roanoke to work for the local firm HSMM, now known as AECOM. At AECOM, her interests in sustainability placed with her responsibility as the sustainability representative for the Roanoke office. In this capacity she was to see projects through from scorecard development to the award of the LEED plaque. Kim now assists other professionals at AECOM with continuing education and awareness training to broaden the pool of expertise within the firm.
Kim has augmented her professional duties with volunteer involvement in the USGBC Southwest Virginia chapter since 2008. She currently chairs the Communications Committee and serves on the board of directors for 2012.
Outside of work, Kim is a volunteer animal photographer for the Roanoke Valley SPCA, and shares care of Zoe, a rescued Irish Terrier, with her significant other. They also share interests in a backyard vegetable garden and bluegrass music. Kim also enjoys her hobby of flameworking glass beads.
Josh HollowayJosh Holloway joined Christiansburg-based Community Design Studio in January 2007 and is currently a Project Manager. He graduated with his Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 2005 and is a LEED Accredited Professional with Building Design + Construction Specialty (LEEP AP/BD+C). He is a Virginia licensed Lead Risk Assessor and a RESNET certified HERS rater.
Josh has experience with LEED for Homes, ENERGY STAR, and EarthCraft certified single family home new construction and multifamily rehabilitation. With his knowledge of the green building industry, he often provides tours and presentations on sustainably built homes, construction materials, and techniques. Josh is committed to environmental performance, durability, and cost effectiveness within the housing industry and to promoting competent, socially responsible building practices.
Josh is currently working to complete the Architect Registration Examinations (ARE) and in his free time, Josh attends and works with an on-campus ministry at Virginia Tech.
Dave RobertsDavid Roberts moved to Lynchburg, Virginia at age 3 and graduated E.C. Glass High School in 1989. He graduated from Rice University in Houston in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with an emphasis on Structural, spending most of his college summers working on a ranch in Montana.
Upon graduation, David moved back to Lynchburg for four years before spending six months climbing and eventually landing in Missoula, MT. David spent the next twelve years in Missoula, first as a partner and president of BCE and then as president of his own firm, Apex Engineering. It was during this period that he became heavily involved in sustainable building practices and worked on his first LEED projects. Many of the high performance and innovative projects he worked on through this period involved less conventional structural materials and techniques including high cement replacement concretes, straw bale, rammed earth, SIPs, and ICFs.
In 2009, David and his family moved back to central Virginia to manage the structural group at Wiley|Wilson. Currently David is the Structural and Architectural Department Manager at Wiley|Wilson as well as chair of the W|W High Performance Building group. Outside of work, he has been the Chair of the Lynchburg Provisional Branch of the USGBC SWVA, on the board of the USGBC Southwest Virginia Chapter, and on the board of the Central Virginia Sustainable Network (formerly LGBI). He has also been a partner and actively involved in growing RecycleEasy, Lynchburg's first curbside recycling company. Other hobbies include tennis, soccer, running, as well as hiking and climbing when time allows.
Monica Rokicki-GuajardoMonica Rokicki-Guajardo, LEED AP BD+C, BPI, EPS has served the chapter as Communications Chair (2009), Vice Chair of the Board (2009) and Chair of the Board of Directors (2010). In 2010, she founded Better Building Works, LLC, Design and Energy Consultants, in Roanoke, Virginia. Her focus on building performance services grew out of her experience as the Director of Design & Sustainability at LEED® AP at Balzer & Associates, Inc where worked since 2001. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Houston, and has won prizes in three international design competitions. From 1996- 2001 she was Executive Director of the International Center for the Solution of Environmental Problems (ICSEP) in Houston, a non-profit scientific and educational organization with 43 statured scientist affiliates worldwide. While at ICSEP, she helped found the Citizen's League for Environmental Action Now (CLEAN) and organized a 'Bucket Brigade' which provided equipment, methodology and management for neighborhood air-monitoring coordinated with several other non-profit organizations and the EPA. Monica is a former Director for the Blue Ridge Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction and is Co-Founder of the Vesper Club. Her appreciation for clear argument, a scientific basis for practical knowledge and respect for the environment inform her passion for "architecture that listens."
Steve SundermanSteve Sunderman is President of Terrazia PC, a high performance building consultancy located in Roanoke, VA. He is a licensed architect, LEED Accredited Professional with Building Design + Construction Specialty and Building Performance Institute Analyst. He is a 1974 graduate of the University of Oklahoma with Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design degrees. His many years of diversified architectural experience include extensive design, project management and energy/utility audit consulting for a wide variety of building types throughout the United States and the Middle East. He has promoted alternative energy, conservation measures and equitable environmental design since the early 1970's.
Steve is committed to helping create a healthier planet by implementing a strategy of change for our built environment to achieve the triple bottom line that saves money, improves people's lives and ensures a sustainable future.
Steve's passion for promoting sustainable environments led him to become deeply involved in the US Green Building Council Southwest Virginia chapter where he has served on the board of directors since 2008 in roles as 2008 Vice Chair, 2009 Chair, 2010-2011 Southeast Regional Committee (SERC) Representative and 2009-2011 Green Schools Committee Chair. In 2011 he was elected to the first national USGBC Center for Green Schools Committee Cabinet.
Bill WhiteBill White is a native of Richmond, Virginia and a Virginia Tech graduate. He is a Virginia Class "A" building contractor and is a licensed architect in six mid Atlantic states. He is a LEED AP with specialty, BD+C, and has been a LEED AP since 2004. He is the architect and LEED administrator for two Virginia projects seeking LEED Silver, currently in design or under construction. Bill has attended two Green Build international conferences one in Chicago and the other in Toronto.
Bill is active in southwest Virginia's design and construction community where he recently served a two year term as President of AIA Blue Ridge. He is the senior architect in the Radford office of Thompson & Litton.
Bill is a pilot and vice president of Upper Holston Aviation. He is an instructor at OMAC Oriental Martial Arts College, a national martial arts school and holds first don black belt in taekwondo.
As designer and architect, his projects include the Montgomery County Courthouse, Christiansburg, Va., The William Byrd Retirement Community, Richmond, Va., and The Franklin Center, Rocky Mount, Va. among others.