The Team

 

Fiona Douglas-Hamilton

Fiona Douglas-Hamilton

Fiona is the founder of SEEC and as its president has been responsible since 2008 for developing SEEC’s collaborative partnerships across multiple states in education, valuation and market transparency initiatives for the residential green and energy efficiency sectors.  Fiona speaks regularly at the national level on a range of topics relating to green building valuation and is a popular presenter bringing to her talks and classes her own particular ‘Brit’ style of insight and humor.

Pursuing her passion for the environment through education and best residential construction practices, Fiona rounded out her entrepreneurial experience in the private sector by serving as a regional board director and then president (2009-2012) of the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild.  As a non-profit, volunteer-based organization with over 500 members, the Guild  has been pioneering since 1993 sustainable green building education to design and building professionals in the four States of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.   These members are her ‘peeps’, and she counts among them friends and mentors.


Terry K. Phalen, AIA

Terry K. Phalen, AIA

Terry started her career as a Plans Examiner, before taking the apprenticeship path to professionally practicing architecture.  Since 1994, as Principal of Living Shelter Design, Terry has created designs for, and overseen documentation of, over 140 custom single-family homes, 5 clustered community projects, and 3 commercial structures.  Her focus is on sustainable design solutions, including teaching about low-impact solutions on sensitive sites.   Terry’s progressive work was recognized in 2005 when she was given the King County Earth Hero award.

Since 2003 Terry has been giving strawbale workshop trainings and is now invited regularly to speak at regional conferences such as Cascadia Region Green Building Council’s Living Future and Built Green.  She is the host of Living Shelter Cafe, an interview style talk show on sustainable building, design, and living options. Program was broadcast online weekly during 2009 through two internet-based radio stations, and archives are available on www.livingshelter.com/radio.html.

Living Shelter Design is an education partner with SEEC and jointly we will be exploring new topics for development into continuing education courses.

 


Robbi Currey

Robbi Currey

Robbi is SEEC’s Director of Valuation Initiatives.  She brings a wealth of experience to this role, both as a Certified Residential Appraiser and as an Accredited Green Appraiser, who has been appraising residential and small income properties in the five central counties of Western Washington since 2003.

She has appraised “green properties” in both metropolitan and rural/suburbia areas, as well as consulted with developers on the most profitable way for them to “go green”.  Her interest in alternative energy and sustainable building spans over 15 years.

Robbi was one of the appraisers contracted under the Green Building Value Initiative, a Cascadia region 2007-2009 initiative to investigate the hypothesis of a premium for green.  She is currently serving as SME to the Appraisal Practices Board’s development of national guidelines for appraisers on valuing residential green buildings.

Robbi is an Approved Real Estate Instructor with the State of WA, as well as a Certified Distance Education Instructor and is one of SEEC’s primary instructors in Washington and online.


Miles Ford

Miles Ford

Miles is Director of Operations for SEEC and coincidentally another Brit.  Miles’ management experience includes the delivery of projects from inception to completion and extends to sourcing and managing funding streams incorporating reporting and monitoring outputs and evaluation for the EU and UK governments.  Prior to joining SEEC, Miles was VP of Operations for White Design Associates, where he delivered a comprehensive review of management roles, improved practice wide communication, established management teams and lead the project management of multiple projects ranging from $1M to $40M.  Miles sourced and responded to RFPs and Invitations to Tender to secure new work including presenting to local and central UK government officials.

Miles graduated from Napier University of Edinburgh with a BA (Hons) in Business Administration and has been working in green building and sustainability for over 10 years.
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Chris van Daalen

Chris van Daalen


Chris
 has 20 years experience in sustainable economic development and green job creation in southwest Washington and across the United States.  As an entrepreneur, consultant and non-profit leader, he has been dedicated to the creation of a Green Economy long before there was such a thing.  In the process, he has raised and leveraged more than $5 million in program and private investments, and helped create dozens of jobs in conservation, ecological restoration, sustainable forestry, wood products and green building.
While continuing to run The Verdant Group, Chris joins SEEC as a special projects consultant  coordinating Vision2Action symposiums for its clients.