ABOUT US

 THE TEAM

Our Vision

GreenPod Development understands the demands for solutions for the environment and changing housing needs. Ours is a journey of discovering ways to create sustainable living through quality, beauty, innovation and healthy environments. With the strength and synergy of our community and local talents, GreenPod Intelligent Environment achieves environmental objectives and solutions.

GREENPOD Intelligent Environment Team

Ann Raab – Founder, Architectural and Interior Design

Ann Raab is the visionary and creator of GreenPodTM Development. For the past decade, Ann has been refining her BuiltGreenTM practices and designs to create green homes that make green living affordable, aesthetically pleasing, and healthy for the mind, body, soul, and the environment. Ann desires to help a consumer own a home built with leading-edge technology and the collective knowledge and expertise of her team of talented professionals to develop sound, cost effective environmental objectives. You can view Ann’s larger-scale home designs at www.olympicdesigngroup.

Kevin Coker – Architectural Designer

Kevin has been an Architectural Designer and green advocate for 25 years. He specializes in alternative energy and green building systems and has a Low-Impact Development Certification. Kevin has a background in construction and brings this expertise to each project. In addition, he is an advocate for low-income housing and has been a member of the Jefferson County Affordable Action Committee for over 10 years. You may see him zipping around town in his blue convertible Fiat sporting a cowboy hat.

Kim Hoppe – Interior and Furniture Designer / LEED GA

After obtaining her degree in Interior Design, with studies in Art and Architecture, Kim worked in Seattle for 4 years as a designer prior to moving to Port Townsend. She uses her knowledge of green building products and finishes to create healthy environments, and focuses on modular furniture designs for GreenPod Interiors. Kim contributes her graphic design and 3D modeling skills to help us visualize our projects. She is also an avant-garde painter — her refreshingly amusing images can be viewed in several popular spots in Seattle.

Tammi Swanson — Artistic Consultant

Tammi has recently joined the team and community. She has run several businesses including a photography company and a Medical Spa. She was associate editor for a women’s magazine and creative director for an arts magazine. When it comes to design, she loves remodels and repurposing. She is an artist in everything she does — photography, websites, fashion — and our architectural and interior design projects!

Ty Miller – Architectural and Sustainable Designer

Ty Miller (Ann’s daughter) has been with GreenPod since its conception in 2007. She was instrumental in the branding process, designing the logo and helping to develop our foundation as an innovative company that focuses on thoughtful, sustainable living. In 2013, she received the Outstanding Branch Collaborative Leadership award from the Cascadia Green Building Council.

Vicki Beaver – Buildings Biologist, Consultant – Healthy homes

Vicki is a Bau – biologist. She has provided consultation on how our environment is making us sick and how we can solve it. Vicki, Kevin and Ann contributed to the BuiltGreenTM Guidelines for Jefferson County.

Renee Bennett Givens – Consultant, Aging with Options

Renee brings expertise in creating spaces that are healthy and safe for rehabilitation, extended care, and housing for the elderly that keeps them in close proximity to their family while retaining independence and privacy.

Dr. Heidi Wittman – School of Green Coordinator, Design and Office Support

Heidi is a licensed Naturopathic doctor who specializes in Classical Homeopathy and still consults in San Diego. She is passionate about furthering health on a community and global scale and is committed to Green Design and sustainability. With her love of Permaculture, she has helped to found our School of Green and she also helps the GreenPod Team with Design and Office support.

Bill Birney – Filmmaker and Musician

Bill is GreenPod’s visual conduit to the world. He has been writing and producing video for over 35 years. He has worked in many areas of the film, television and music industries in Los Angeles and here in the Pacific Northwest. Lucky for us, he has a passion for sustainability and he creates our GreenPod videos through his “green lens”. We are fortunate to have him as part of the GreenPod team!

GREENPODTM Business Relationship Team

John Griffith– Revenue and Business Relationships Strategist

John is accustomed to complex, sometimes ambiguous and highly competitive landscapes. He has a proven track- record of building and leading successful direct and indirect sales and solution teams. He focuses on developing well-documented, mutually beneficial relationships, where value is consistently created and delivered. He sets clear expectations for what needs to be done, for what he will do, and for what is expected of others and by when. His leadership is guided by a strong revenue-oriented and ethically guided moral compass providing inspiration to embrace and implement a shared vision. John has extensive domestic and international experience.

Timothy Gendreau and Susan Wayo — The Gendreau Group, Revenue Strategists

Timothy and Susan are business strategy consultants. With decades of experience, they support the GreenPod team by helping us determine our strengths and weaknesses, then recommending various methods of solutions and support.

Christopher Riffle — attorney with Platt Irwin Law Firm

Chris is our legal advisor. We are in good hands.

GREENPODTM Construction Team

GREENPODTM Fabricators LLC – Ann Raab Contractors # GREENFL853QQ

Neil Nelson — Construction Manager

Neil is an accomplished journeyman carpenter with experience in new home construction as well as multi family and private renovation. He has owned his contracting business and has been project manager for many companies. Neil is certified in energy auditing, mold remediation and asbestos removal. He also has his CDL license with many endorsements including Hazmat tankers, doubles and triples. He has been building Greenpod homes since 2014.

Orlando Talamante – Cranky Caster Construction

Orlando Talamante is a Professional Building Analyst approved by the Jefferson County Public Utility District. His building talents are unlimited and allow us to innovate new prototypes, such as building recycled shipping container homes. He is certified for Asbestos Abatement and as a Lead-Safe Renovator, useful for creating healthy environments in home remodels.

Stacey Nelson – Construction Office Management

Stacey, along with her husband Neil, owned and operated her own contracting business. Before and during that time she was a tile setter with a flair for design. She has experience in accounts payable and receivable as well as many other administrative duties.

Dave Pell – Arborist and Landscape Contractor

Dave is a man of many talents. In the past he has been a NC State Park Ranger, ISA Certified Arborist and Tree Risk Assessor and a Oregon Landscape Contractor. He is also a professional gardener whose skills include fine pruning, naturescaping, land-clearing, invasive plant control, edible gardens and landscape design. He is an indispensable part of the GreenPod team.

More Greenpod associates

Brandon Helms – Maple Brook Engineering
Kelly Conrad – Structural Engineer
Moises Solis – Design and Construction Coordinator
Benson Isley – Bainbridge Home Builder
Tom Burke – Low Income Home Designer
Jose Barajas — Architect – Spokane advisor
Melissa Wirkner — Customer management East Coast


PUBLICATIONS

Treehugger
GreenPod’s Waterhaus is a tiny, prefabricated eco-friendly home
Treehugger
July 7, 2016

Organic Connections
Modular Homes Meet Modern Needs
Organic Connections
December 21, 2014

Green Builder
Green Builder Magazine
October 2014
Page 34

Triple Pundit
GreenPod Development: Creating Green Modular Homes
Triple Pundit
August 14, 2014

Tiny House

GreenPod Development
Tiny House Listings
November 7, 2013

Natural Home & Garden

GreenPods: Small, Low-Impact, Energy-Efficient Homes
Natural Home & Garden
Sept-Oct 2011

Settle Magazine

Prefab Redux: As housing recovers,
prefab homes could set off a new,
green wave of home construction.
Seattle Magazine
April 2011

Peninsula Daily News

Going Modular: Port Townsend group
builds homes that are healthy and
sustainable both inside and out.
Peninsula Daily News
September 17, 2010

blogtalkradio

Ann Raab and the Greenpod Development Team
go OnlineWithAndrea to talk about
their Built Green practices and designs…
BlogTalkRadio
June 9, 2009

Smart Home Owner

High Performance Prefabs
Smart Homeowner
July-August 2008

Jetson Green

GreenPodTM Offers Full-Circle Home Design
Jetson Green
October 13, 2008

Living Green

Prefab Partners Plan a Cottage Industry
Living Green Magazine
May 21, 2008