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.

Wally Geer

Wally Geer

Director

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.

Advisors

Brian Alferman

Advisor, Commercial Reuse and Retail

Currently a consultant with Burns & McDonnell, Brian assists clients to incorporate reuse principles on commercial projects, an extension of prior work with PlanetReuse, where he helped to match salvaged materials with designers, architects and owners. Previously, Brian was Director of ReStores with Habitat for Humanity Kansas City, growing the re-store business over 900 percent and helping to develop the company’s deconstruction services. Additionally, Brian directed an environmental education program for the state of Missouri and has held leadership positions with the Building Material Reuse Association and other professional organizations. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Truman State University.

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.

John Anderson

Advisor — Environment

John is an environmental, economic and social development planner who began his career analyzing the economic impacts of setting aside old-growth timber in the Pacific Northwest for the protection of the Northern Spotted Owl. Subsequent projects have included the analysis of commercialization barriers to environmental remediation technologies, environmental impacts related to military-base closure and realignment, entitlements for bio-energy facilities and regional groundwater remediation efforts, and construction/upgrade consulting to the Los Angeles Unified School District. John represented Canada for 16 years as a member of the Canadian national water polo team and was a member of Canada’s 1984 Olympic team. He currently coaches youth teams for a Palos Verdes water polo club.

Jeff Jeanette

Jeff Jeannette

Advisor, Green Architecture

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.

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.

Drew Maran

Drew Maran

Advisor, Green Building

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 preserving the environment has made green building central to the company's mission. A consultant and popular speaker, Drew is a member of the USGBC and E2, a sub-group of the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and serves on the board of Ecological Building Network.

Managers

Shannon Barnes

Vice President / Controller

Shannon acquired warehousing, material logistics, leadership and tactical skills in the Army and has since held accounting, administrative, IT and management roles in retail, manufacturing, and consulting. She started with TRP in 2007, opening the Los Angeles warehouse and managing it for four years before assuming her current position. Shannon holds an M.S. in Information Systems. Her “leisure” hours are devoted to ballet, clarinet, costume design, gourmet cooking and dog rescue.

John Di Lillo

Development 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.

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.

Ezequiel Borquez

Deconstruction Manager, Oakland

A native of Sinaloa, Mexico, Ezequiel moved to Los Angeles in 1986 and worked for several years in the demolition industry, gaining experience and holding increasingly responsible positions, including 10 years as a crew chief with West Side Demolition, Inc. TRP recruited Ezequiel in 2003 to work on a major project in Los Angeles, then offered him a job as assistant manager in the Bay Area. He moved north in 2004 and currently manages all in-house deconstruction.

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

Amy Amos

Regional Associate, Colorado

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.

Joe Rettman

Joe Rettman

Regional Associate, Ohio

Joe has been involved in the recycling and reuse industry since 2006. He currently manages operations for Deconstruction Management, Inc., a for-profit company based in Cleveland, where he manages projects, jobsites, relations with sub-contractors and construction managers, and is responsible for the resale, reuse and recycling of construction materials. Joe participated in the EPA 2009 Brownfields Sustainability Pilot Project for the City of Cleveland. He is a member of the NEO Chapter of USGBC, BOMA/Cleveland, Entrepreneurs for Sustainability, and SWANA (Solid Waste Association of North America).

John Morrow

Regional Associate, Oakland

A Bay Area native, John was a longtime TRP customer and the first-place winner of the 2009 ReUse Contest before joining the TRP team in 2010. Prior to that he was active in the construction industry, working primarily on renovation and restoration projects and always incorporating as much salvaged material as possible. John also brings with him a solid professional sales background. In addition to working for smaller public and private high tech companies, John spent five years at Oracle Corporation as a sales manager for Northern California and the telecommunications sector.

Justin Farrell

Currently project manager for WasteCap Resource Solutions in Milwaukee, Justin possesses years of interdisciplinary environmental science and resource-management experience in both the public and private sectors. He taught environmental science and risk assessment at the University of Phoenix, eventually overseeing some 100 adjunct faculty, and has conducted applied research in Montana, Louisiana, and the Gulf of Mexico on a wide range of environmental topics. Mr. Farrell received his B.S. in Resource Conservation from the University of Montana, and M.S. in Fish & Wildlife Management from Montana State University.

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.

Ken Ortiz

Regional Associate, Chicago

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.

Kristen Brandel

Regional Associate, Florida

Kris has always had a passion for reusable building materials. Prior to joining TRP, she participated in the deconstruction of two 5,000 sq-ft homes in Aspen, Colorado, and managed another large project in Vail. She was project coordinator for a builder, provided bookkeeping services to various clients, including a land developer, and held administrative and program management positions for a telecommunications firm. 

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.

Mike Yurish

Special Consultant and Trainer

Mike holds a B.S. degree in environmental science from SUNY Purchase, New York, and has been an amateur deconstructionist for some 20 years. He serves on the board of directors of the ReCONNstruction Center in New Britain, Connecticut, and is a licensed realtor and appraisal trainee in New Jersey. A resident of Connecticut, Mike currently works as a senior print technician for a major printing company.

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.

Todd Amos

Regional Associate, Colorado
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