Advisory Team



Morgan has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington, is a member of IEEE, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, a LEED Accredited Professional (since 2003) and a NABCEP Certified Solar PV Installer. Morgan has a variety of management experience in telecommunications (Siemens, AG), software (Microsoft, Visio) and other high tech in Europe, Seattle and Silicon Valley. Morgan was founder and organizer of the Sun Valley Sustainability Conference and he has experience consulting on sustainability issues for developers and local government. Morgan’s particular interest is working with progressive, green-minded developers of communities and resorts who see the opportunity to provide better products through comprehensive sustainable water strategies. Locally, he helped collaborate with the City of Bend to find a water treatment solution for Desert Rain that fit within the Living Building Challenge standards. No easy feat in the arid High Desert.

stacey white


Mode Associates

Stacey is an architect, a faculty member and alumnus of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, academic planner and environmental and educational advocate spends her time using, planning, designing and fighting for the successful implementation of educational projects. The breadth of her work is in educational campus design, but her interests and knowledge spread much further. Curricula in her recent classes at Cal Poly have included residential design concepts that include cohousing and collaborative urban living solutions to meet today's housing challenges.

Her advocacy and policy work includes the local, state, and at the congressional level where she writes policy and fights the good fight. Along with several other professional memberships, Stacey is a member of the US Green Building Council (USGBC).

James is a Northwest native and has been working in the construction industry since 1979. Jim got his start in the San Francisco and greater Marin County area working for a residential contractor that completed all phases of a construction project. Jim has owned his own company since 1984 and has personally been involved in all facets of home building including the unusual such as drilled-pier and grade-beam foundations to accommodate the steep hillside properties of the Bay Area. Jim has worked with several prominent architects whose designs were extremely innovative and he continues to be accomplished in the use of unusual and alternative materials, finishes and details. The fact this he is a certified Sustainable Home Professional is testament to his  knowledge and experience with green building. Jim worked with Tom & Barb to build Desert Rain, a Living Building Challenge project.

James Fagan

timberline construction

Dorothy has a unique way of perceiving the world, and works with others to shift from limiting views to limitless possibilities. Her clients include social entrepreneurs and innovative leaders, community groups, as well as individuals who are motivated to create positive impact in their lives and the world. She has launched, grown and sustained global communities of educators, coaches, peacemakers and leaders. Dorothy leads innovative, interactive events globally, virtually and at home in the areas of consciousness, quantum physics, and reality creation.  She mentors coaches and is a respected thought leader in her field.

Her path has been paved with extraordinary learning and experiences. She is graduated and certified by CTI, (The Coaches’ Training Institute), ORSC (Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching), Evolutionary Coaching (The Visionary Network). Her education also includes Worldwork- Large Group Transformation- Arnold Mindell,
Neuroplasticity and Reality Creation- Dr. Joe Dispenza.

dorothy west




Michael is a senior-level Construction Manager in the facilities management and design and construction industry with over 28 years of experience. He has a personal passion for meaningful community projects that enrich the “local” life experience and that offer a high-level service to the community and region. He has specialized and guided his professional career toward publicly funded, private commercial, and high-end residential projects that include K-12 and college-level facilities, as well as collaborative processes that engage and inspire stakeholders toward common goals.

Alison graduated from Willamette University with a joint law and business degree in 2001. After serving as an Assistant Dean in Willamette’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management for a year, she began her practice of law in Bend. Since then she has developed a broad range of expertise working in private practice and as in-house counsel for a local construction and development company.

Alison served on the Board of Central Oregon Builders Association (COBA) for several years and now is a Junior Achievement of Central Oregon board member. She has also volunteered as a mediator and arbitrator for the Deschutes County Circuit Court for many years.

Alison Hohengarten


francis hansen
& martin, llp

An artist, a designer, a welder, a fabricator, Ben has a gift for transforming spaces into engaging environments, creating visceral experiences for all who enter. He is a maker in every sense, with the ability to take a space from inception to design to fabrication to installation. His use of raw, often reclaimed materials and large scale combinations of metal and wood work to create impressive environments that are both artistic and functional. A sampling of his local work includes: Patagonia, The Sparrow Bakery (NorthWest Crossing) and Groove Yoga. Local work space environments include: Ruffwear, Hydro Flask, Humm Kombucha and Bend Mountain Coffee. His home studio, a converted shipping container, was featured in Sunset Magazine.

ben hull

connell + hull co.