Directors

Ted Reiff

Ted Reiff

President

Prior to founding TRP in 1995, Ted was managing partner with an investment banking firm that provided financial services to young technology companies. Now, in addition to guiding TRP's national expansion program, he consults with private companies and government bodies on a variety of demolition and waste diversion projects. A graduate of Ohio State University and a licensed demolition contractor, Ted served three terms as board president of I Love a Clean San Diego and is an advisor to Urban Habitat Chicago.

Kirk Hoeffler

Kirk Hoeffler

Treasurer

Kirk began his 31-year construction career as a carpenter and rose through the ranks to superintendent, construction manager, chief executive officer and board chairman. Among hundreds of successfully completed projects are hotels, office buildings, bio-medical facilities, and motion picture industry sets, stages and production offices. He has won numerous industry awards, including the Pacific Coast Builders Conference "Golden Nugget Award," 2003; The Chrysalis Awards “Best Commercial Interior,” 2003; and National “Judges Choice Award—Best Commercial Interior,” 2003.

John DiLillo

John Di Lillo

Director

The founder and owner of Classic Yachts, John has founded or co-founded more than five companies and served as CEO, president, and chairman of large corporations and entrepreneurial startups. A graduate of San Francisco State University, he has been a guest lecturer at the Graduate School of Business and Economics, California State University Hayward, has served on the boards of Vallejo Business Incubator, and as an executive mentor for the Bay Area Regional Technology Alliance.

Drew Maran

Drew Maran

Director

Drew is the founder and president of Drew Maran Construction, Inc, a residential construction company recognized as a leading builder of green homes in Northern California. His commitment to environmental sustainability has led to making green building central to the company's practice. A consultant and popular speaker, Drew is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2).

Ken Ortiz

Director

Before joining TRP in 2007, Ken had accumulated over 25 years experience in real estate management and development. With very few exceptions, all of his developments were renovations and restorations in Chicago and Chicago's North Shore area. From single family houses to commercial properties, Ken renovated, restored and created adaptive reuse solutions to old structures. Hence, the move to TRP was a natural progression. He holds a BA from Southern Illinois University and an MBA from Northwestern University.

Jeff Jeanette

Jeff Jeannette

Director

Jeff had his first experiences with architecture as a child and spent many years behind the hammer during adolescence, gaining knowledge of real world field conditions. He is the owner and lead architect of Jeannette Architects, Inc, located in Long Beach California and specializing in custom residential homes that preserve the delicate balance between the built structure and its impact on the environment. Jeff received his architectural degree from the University of Arizona.

Advisors

Carl Hanson

Carl Hanson

Advisor, Lumber and Building Materials Distribution

Carl founded Wholesale Lumber Associates in 1990 to distribute affordable new and used building materials to lumber yards in low-to-moderate income areas of Baja California. As a former contractor, realtor, housing rehabber, construction lender, L.A. Community Design Center and San Diego/Tijuana Habitat for Humanity board member, Carl knows the value that TRP materials contribute to affordable construction and micro-enterprise in Baja California. Carl earned his undergraduate degree at USC and an MBA at UCLA Anderson School.

Wally Geer

Wally Geer

Advisor

Educated as an architect, with extensive post graduate training in sustainable building, Wally is president of Greymar Associates, a full service architectural and real estate development company that specializes in sustainable building. With over 30 years of industry experience in U.S. and international projects, he serves as director and COO of the Central Coast Chapter of the USGBC, has held local and regional positions with the National Association of Home Builders, the Urban Land Institute, and the Building Systems Council, and is the first U.S. citizen to be accepted to the Japanese 2X4 Home Builders Association.

Charles Corbett

Charles Corbett

Advisor, Sustainability

Charles Corbett, Ph.D. is professor of Operations Management and Environmental Management at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and Joseph J. Jacobs Term Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies. He has received numerous academic honors, including the Citibank Teaching Award in 2008, has taught internationally, and has presented over 100 seminars and lectures at institutions and conferences worldwide. A citizen of the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, he holds a Ph.D. from INSEAD in Fountainbleau and a doctorate from Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Managers

Brandy Sosa

Retail Manager, Oakland

A native of Guatemala, Brandy graduated from La Salle College and worked as an accountant in the hotel industry before moving to the U.S. in 1998, where he joined a Castro Valley remodeling company as a crew chief. He was hired by TRP in 2002 and quickly promoted, first to crew chief, then to assistant warehouse manager, and finally to manager of the Bay Area warehouse, his current position. Brandy has been a co-trainer of the TRP deconstruction-training program and helps to launch new retail locations.

Jeff Cockerell

Retail Manager, Los Angeles

Jeff worked in construction for 20 years, most of that time as a project supervisor. He holds a degree in Residential Building Technology with a green-technology emphasis and is a member of the teaching pool and advisory board for the green-building program at College of the Canyons in Valencia. Jeff, who helped to build Arizona’s award-winning, first net-zero energy house for Habitat for Humanity brings to his position a passion for educating the public about home energy efficiency using earth-friendly reused and recycled products.

Regional Associate

Arthur Renaud

Regional Associate, Los Angeles

Arthur, a Certified Green Building Professional, joined TRP in 2005 and is the Los Angeles Regional Manager, serving Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties and parts of the California Central Coast. Prior to working with TRP, Arthur was director of a national fundraising center representing environmental and political organizations, including the Natural Resources Defense Council and Greenpeace. Arthur’s background is in marketing and advertising, including years spent with several major international ad agencies.

Caroline Kostak

Area Associate, Houston

After an awesome career as a flight controller for NASA’s Space Shuttle and International Space Station programs, Caroline has turned her attention to more earthly matters — keeping homes out of the Houston landfills. Since leaving NASA she has worked with the Northwest Harris County Habitat for Humanity, helping to move their warehouse, set up a new store and improve the organization’s deconstruction services. To all of her projects, Caroline brings team leadership skills, a visionary perspective and the desire to live more lightly on the earth.

Cheryl Sharp

Regional Associate, San Diego

Prior to joining TRP in 2005, Cheryl was assistant manager for a custom cabinet manufacturing facility in San Diego. Before that, she was a bank operations manager for 16 years on Orcas Island in Washington, and worked in the fishing industry for 12 years. Cheryl's knowledge of construction along with her business acumen has reestablished the TRP reputation in San Diego as the organization of choice for deconstruction and building-materials salvage.

Chris Kling

Regional Associate, New York and New England

A career’s worth of expertise in carpentry, remodeling and vintage materials, plus sharp business insight and a commitment to climate action, have led Chris to focus on deconstruction, restoration, and reuse of building materials. A principal of New England ReUse, Chris is located in North Haven, Connecticut, a prime site for regional business undertakings dedicated to salvaging, marketing and selling salvaged materials. New England ReUse actively participates in the Materials Reuse Network, sponsored by the State of Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, and partners with The Center for Environmental Initiatives, relationships expected to facilitate training and employment opportunities in this growing industry.

Daniel Salmon

Daniel Salmon

Regional Associate, Utah

Before joining TRP, Daniel worked for 12 years as a news reporter/cameraman in Colorado and Utah. His passion for reuse grew from covering stories about wasted materials, system inefficiency and environmental impacts. No stranger to construction work, Daniel has completed several home renovation and landscape projects. He is the founder of Material Resourcers, a waste and excess material solutions company that emphasizes reuse options. Daniel holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Colorado and is completing a master’s degree in Sustainability Policy from the University of Utah. When he’s not working, you’re likely to find Daniel skiing Utah’s superlative slopes or growing giant sunflowers in his garden.

Kathy Robinson

Area Associate, Austin

Kathy became interested in green building while working in an energy conservation program for the City of Austin. Recently retired after 21 years with the city, primarily in IT, she turned her attention to sustainability, green building and deconstruction, which led to several conversations with TRP’s Texas regional manager and the opportunity to do something meaningful and challenging to benefit her city. Kathy’s love of nature, the outdoors and animals are also primary drivers. Nine years working as a commercial real estate appraiser provides additional valuable experience.

Ken Hirsch

Regional Associate, Arizona

Before joining TRP, Ken spent 23 years in the recycling and reuse of metals, plastics, electronics, chemicals and car parts in the automotive industry. His past also involved some years in commercial property, small land development projects and rental real estate. Moving to TRP seems like a natural fit. He has a degree from Philco Automotive and is a trained HVAC technician.

Kristin Williams

Regional Associate, Sacramento

Kristin is a Sacramento Area native with deep roots in both the farming and development communities, most often opposing forces in the Central Valley region of California. She has remained in Real Estate related fields throughout her career, in both Wyoming and California – initially in Real Estate Sales and later in Real Estate Financing. Her first and most enduring interest has been in historical, older structures with unique and/or superior structural and architectural integrity. Into which, deconstruction dovetails nicely, as another option for preservation over demolition.

Mike Thrutchley

Regional Associate, Texas

A certified Master Builder, Mike founded his award-winning company, Stonewood Homes, over 20 years ago. A second company, Rock Forest, specializes in solar vent fans and land acquisition and development. Mike’s lifelong interest in materials salvage and reuse can be seen in the reclaimed stained glass, fireplace mantles, lighting fixtures, pine flooring, and wainscot incorporated in his homes, and in his volunteer work with a local church camp — all of which prepared him for what he considers the “perfect job” with TRP.

Noel Stout

Regional Associate, Seattle

Owner of Dedicated Deconstruction LLC, Noel is a salvage and deconstruction specialist with over 9 years experience growing a reputable deconstruction program for the Seattle RE Store. By making deconstruction competitive, Noel has challenged the local demolition industry to adapt. He has worked with homeowners, contractors, nonprofits, tribes and government entities as a consultant, trainer and contractor on projects of all sizes. Combining past experience and education in the fields of hazardous waste cleanup, construction and environmental education, Noel is a true change agent within the demolition industry.

Rick Morgan

Regional Associate, Durham, North Carolina

A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Rick helped his father deconstruct a tobacco warehouse and reinstall the materials in his retail stores while still in college. As a supply officer, he later managed numerous large warehouse operations for the Marine Corps. He was in auto sales and management for 12 years and has been doing residential home loans, and renovation and construction loans, for the past eight years. Rick’s plans include working with his father to deconstruct homes and old commercial buildings in Durham and the surrounding area, and starting a reuse warehouse with the 40-year accumulation of materials his father has removed and saved from buildings over the years.

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