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, 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.
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.