The ReUse People of America The ReUse People reduces the solid waste stream and changes the way the built environment is renewed by salvaging building materials and distributing them for reuse.
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.
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.
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.