DARRYL BERLIN: Sebastopol, CA
Developing cohousing through community land trusts.
Darryl splits his time between the affordable and market rate housing worlds. As cofounder of CommonSpace Community Land Trust, he is trying to crack the tough nut of making housing truly affordable. As a Project Manager he helped develop an Agrihood in Sonoma County and Fair Oaks Ecovillage Cohousing. Darryl's ideal project would be a mixed income cohousing development on Community Land Trust held land.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DANNY MILMAN: Nevada City, CA
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.
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.
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.