The Development Team


PACIFIC CREST AFFORDABLE HOUSING

developer

John Gilbert and his partner, Rob Roy, own Pacific Crest Affordable Housing. The majority of their work has been apartment buildings for low-income seniors. These projects are among the most environmentally sustainable affordable housing projects in the United States. Their resume includes La Pine’s Little Deschutes Lodge I & II and in Bend, Laurel Park Lodge on Century Drive, Discovery Lodge in Brooks Resources’ NorthWest Crossing. Current projects include two new multigenerational affordable housing projects in NE Bend and NorthWest Crossing.

John also owns Acadia Properties, a company that develops urban in-fill locations with a focus on mixed-use and higher density residential developments. Along with other mixed use and residential projects, Acadia Properties renovated the historic fire station on Minnesota St., a cornerstone of Downtown Bend across from the Oxford Hotel. Current work includes a mixed use project on NorthWest Crossing's commercial corridor and a cottage community called Monterey Mews on Bend's westside.

A founding member who still serves on the board of Building a Better Bend, John is originally from New York City. He lives in Bend with his wife and two children.


sandy garner

realtor/developer

Sandy is a native and lifelong resident of Central Oregon. As a realtor, she has earned many regional, national and international sales awards over the course of her career. Much of Sandy’s career has focused on new home neighborhoods. She has worked with builders and developers to market successfully some of Bend’s landmark residential developments, including award-winning neighborhoods that made Craftsman period design Bend’s signature architectural style. One such, West Bend Village, earned a Governor’s Livability Award in 1997 from the State of Oregon.

Her achievements and involvement is rich. She is a member of the Central Oregon Assn. of Realtors Government Affairs Committee and has supported local charitable organizations through personal and company participation in fund-raising events. Sandy serves on the boards of directors of Partners in Care, and Building a Better Bend, a non-profit organization that presents expert speakers in the field of sustainable growth and fosters discussion on how to apply their ideas locally. She was chosen by the Central Oregon Builders Assn. to receive the 2014 Gary Bunger Memorial Award for Industry Loyalty, based on involvement in COBA, industry accomplishments and civic activities.


Seth is a designer, builder, manufacturer and creator. He has a keen eye for spatial design and material aesthetics as well as hands-on understanding and experience with how things are constructed. Seth is an innovative maker and inventor and has spent a large portion of his career immersed in all things architecture and construction. With project types ranging from tiny homes built on mobile trailers to large commercial buildings with a variety of uses and aesthetic considerations. Recent work includes co-habitation residential projects of various sizes. From this he has learned what design considerations are necessary to make them work both aesthetically and functionally.

Seth is also a product designer, inventing multiple products taking them from idea conception, patent filing, product development and refinement. He has structured business models and production plans which he implemented leading to actual finished product sales.

 All of this varied experience lends itself to Seth’s ability to facilitate all aspects required to solve any kind of design problem from start to the end product. He can see the big picture quickly and has an excellent understanding of what needs to happen along the way.

SETH EHLINGER

DESIGN PROFESSIONAL

EHLINGER RESEARCH
& DESIGN


shelley griffin

realtor

Licensed since 2002, Shelley is ranked consistently among top producing agents in the Bend real estate market for both new construction and total residential sales. Shelley was born and raised in Central Oregon and considers the region’s culture an integral element of her life.

Shelley believes in giving back to the community and is active in local affairs. She belongs to the City Club of Central Oregon, is a fund raising committee member for The Bloom Project, and has joined Leadership Bend’s Class of 2016.

Shelley has earned certification by the National Assn. of Realtors as an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) and GREEN broker, and by Earth Advantage as an Earth Advantage Broker.