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Affiliates 

500 Communities graduates in a collaborative working relationship with CoHousing Solutions

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DARRYL BERLIN: Sebastopol, CA

 

Developing cohousing through community land trusts

 

Darryl has practiced the art of natural building for over 20 years. Through his work as a builder, design consultant, community member and educator, Darryl is able to merge his passions for fine craft, ecological stewardship, relationship to place and social justice, all while getting in the mud and building homes.

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JOHN CAYE: Novato, CA

 

Building momentum for cohousing in Marin

 

John is the burning soul behind North Bay Cohousing. His background is in Architecture and Construction Management, but his career evolved into project management and working with teams. John’s first project is Novato Cohousing Now, located in Marin County, CA.

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SHELLY PARKS: Anacortes, WA

 

Recruiting cohousing members

 

Shelly brings to cohousing a unique set of valuable skills in Sales and Marketing. Her background was leading marketing teams in the Continuing Care Retirement Communities and in 2017, she left that career and founded CoVision Consulting. She now supports cohousing groups in recruiting their members. Shelly is also a member of Skagit Commons, a cohousing community in Anacortes, WA. To learn more about Shelly, visit her website: CoVision Consulting.

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LEW BOWERS: Portland, OR

 

Creating community in Portland

 

Lew worked with the City of Eugene, Oregon as the head of Community Development for 15 years. His final formal stint was management of the Central City for the Portland Development Commission for the last 14 years, from which he “retired” several years ago. Lew’s goal is to help create other cohousing communities in the Portland area.

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URBAN MOSHAV: Berkeley, CA

 

Creating modern villages through Jewish cohousing

 

Urban Moshav is a non-profit development partner for Jewish cohousing whose services include guided visioning, site search, group formation, project management and more. Now forming Berkeley Moshav.

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DAVID KELLEY: Houston, TX

Developing cohousing in Texas

 

David has a background in commercial real estate and finance. His goal is to help bring cohousing to Texas and is currently part of a group under construction: CoHousing Houston.

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CHRISTINE CLEMENTS: Boston, MA

 

Sustainable cohousing in New England

Christine is an architect with over ten years of construction project management experience. She’s an equity member of Bay State Commons Cohousing, a group currently pursuing approval to build an urban community in Malden, MA. Her goal is to help more cohousing communities get built in New England, to connect the existing communities for mutual benefit, and find the elusive balance between affordability and environmental sustainability.

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DANNY MILMAN: Nevada City, CA

 

Project Manager

Danny wrangles construction projects from site selection to completion.  Past projects include several cohousing communities along with grocery stores, industrial clean rooms, hotels, high end office suites, historic retrofits and retail centers.

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EUGENIE STOCKMANN: Perth, Western Australia

 

Building strong communities through co-operative living.

 

In her role as CEO of Co-operation Housing, a community housing provider, Eugenie focuses on the co-operative model to achieve affordable community living.  Co-operation Housing is the umbrella organization for housing co-operatives in Western Australia.  Members are existing housing co-ops, several of which were developed following cohousing principles.  She completed a couple of multi-award-winning residential infill projects with The Green Swing.

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The Green Swing

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CHARLIE SHEW: Durango, CO

Rocky Mountain Cohousing Developer and Consultant abroad for next-gen cohousing

A passionate cohousing professional who brings a technical project management perspective to projects, and is developing new models for financing new projects. Charlie left his consulting career as a civil engineer and founded CoHouser in 2022. He now supports forming cohousing groups in the Rocky Mountain region as a project manager. Charlie grew up a self-proclaimed "cohousing kid" in Lake Claire Cohousing, Atlanta, GA. Visit his website to learn more.

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