Board Candidates

Board Candidates

FGBC Board of Directors Candidate Nominations 2019
(In alphabetical order)

 

  

Peggy Christ
Broker/Owner
Bee Green Realty LLC
Bradenton, FL
Board Category: Real Estate, Finance & Property Services

Peggy is a native of Buffalo, New York and has lived in Bradenton since 1988.   She is the Broker/Owner of Bee Green Realty LLC and has enjoyed over 30 years experience in Real Estate development, with seven years in commercial (Multi-Family) in Houston, Texas.    She is passionate about empowering Realtors/Brokers/Builders and pretty much everyone she comes in contact with, to make green choices to improve our homes and help our environment.   She is relentless in her efforts to ensure that green efforts are recognized for their environmental and financial benefits.   Peggy holds a NAR (National Association of Realtors)  Green Certification, Manatee Association of Realtors Treasurer 2014 and Board of Director since 2011,  has been Manatee Association of Realtors Green Chair 2011-2014, Manatee/Sarasota Builders Industry Green Chair, FHA 203k Construction & Rehab Certified,  Shortsale, Foreclosure & REO Certified, the PRIM award from Manatee Association, ReMax Hall of Fame recognition, Five Star Realtor in Sarasota and Board Member of the Old Braden River Historical Society.  She is a member of the National Association of Professional Women and Manatee Chamber of Commerce. 
   

Randy Conn
Principal
ES Green & Company
Tallahassee, FL
Board Category: Design & Analysis

Randy has been a state certified builder for 30+ years, with experience in Commercial and custom contract residential construction projects in the Tallahassee area. He retired from Randy Conn Builder, Inc.in 2010, and remains a principal in ES Green and Company, LLC., a green certification consulting firm. He has extensive knowledge of building science, building practices, and green building methods, and communicates well with building professionals, speaking the same language and having accumulated many of the same experiences.

He received the 2002 Residential Rehabilitation Award from the Tallahassee Leon County Historical Preservation Society, the only Residential award given in the last 10 years. He holds a BA in English from Florida State University.

   

Barry Faske
President
Faske Enterprises, Inc.
Hollywood, FL
Board Category: Products

Barry is a true native Floridian with roots dating back over 100 years to Miami and South Florida. He has been a business owner for over 15 years and is an FGBC Certifying Agent. He is active on many FGBC committees, including Education, Programs & Promotions, Homes, and Local Government. Within his community, Barr is Chair of the city of Hollywood’s Green Team Advisory Committee to the City Commission and is a member of the Broward County Climate Change Task Force. He is also Chair of the Leadership Hollywood Environmental Day – a 40-year-old program of the Hollywood Chamber with over 1000 graduates, including many elected or appointed officials serving at the local, state, and national levels. Barry’s educational background includes studies in environment, social, technology, building, and electronic systems.

   

Arturo Griego
Owner
itecdesign
Miami, FL
Board Category: Development & Construction

Arturo is a licensed architect and general contractor and owner of itecdesign based in Miami, Fl. As the founding member for the 16-year old architecture and design firm itecdesign, Arturo has been involved in all aspects of the design and construction process for many project types in locations throughout the USA, China, South America, and the Caribbean. In addition, Arturo is the founding member of G3designbuild, a consulting firm dedicated to green building technology. Arturo has recruited several high-rise projects for certification by FGBC and he is active on the FGBC High-Rise Committee.

   

Bill Kachman
Retired Major, US Army
DeLand, FL
Board Category: Public Advocate

Bill Kachman is a retired Army Major of Field Artillery. He worked for 12 years in the education field as a teacher, served as a registered lobbyist for Correctional Education, and as a distance education developer for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. In 2004 he joined Environmental Construction & Consulting in Deland and got involved with green building. For the next nine years, he helped manage the construction and consulting side of the company, working with builders, local governments and communities to further green building practices in Volusia and Lake counties. Bill says that in his retirement years, he is working to help FGBC grow in Florida and become the preeminent green organization in Florida.

   

Katrina Lock
Sustainability & Natural Resources Director
Volusia County
DeLand, FL
Board Category: Governmental

Katrina Locke is the Sustainability and Natural Resources Director in Volusia County’s Environmental Management Division. She manages Green Volusia, the county’s sustainability program, which includes the county’s Sustainability Action Plan, and also oversees the Lyonia Environmental Center (LEC), Sea Turtle Habitat Conservation, Manatee Protection Plan, and outdoor education programs. Katrina is actively involved in FGBC’s Education and Green Local Government committees. She is also a member of the Florida Sustainability Network and the Southeast Sustainability Directors Network. Previously, she managed the LEC from conceptual stages to operation. She worked on the green certified facility and interactive display designs, which include displays that illustrate green building practices. Katrina has a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Central Florida and a Bachelor of Science (honors) degree in Marine Biology from the University of Wales, Bangor.

   

Ralph Locke
President
Environmental Construction and Consulting
Deland, FL
Board Category: At Large

Ralph Locke is the president of Environmental Construction and Consulting Inc. He is a Florida native and military combat veteran. Ralph has over 30 years of experience as a building professional and is an expert in the green building field. Ralph has been a member of FGBC since 2003, is an FGBC Certifying Agent and Regional Liaison. Ralph also actively participates on many of the FGBC working committees. In his everyday interactions, Ralph encourages change to sustainable building practices through education. He has worked with home builder associations, contractors, governments, homeowners, and high school students to promote green building techniques. Ralph also volunteers as a subject matter expert for contractors testing. Ralph holds building, roofing, and solar licenses and is a Florida Water StarSM Commercial and Residential certifier. He is an active leader and facilitator in the green building field and continues to encourage sustainable building and to represent FGBC.

   

Lisa Pearcy
15 lightyears
Director of Energy and Sustainability
Longwood, FL
Board Category: Design & Analysis

Lisa Pearcy owner of 15 lightyears is dedicated to "the green mission," personally believes strongly in the value of the organization's efforts, and actively participates. To date, she has certified over five high-rise projects totaling over 678,000 square feet and countless local projects. Lisa is certified for WaterStar, LEED, FGBC, and NGBS. Lisa’s impact and dedication to sustainability have led her passionately into the solar industry and has installed solar on the first Net Zero city of Orlando building. Lisa is also working on a Net Zero Community that will NOT be grid reliant. From design to construction this community will pave the future of construction.

Lisa is actively involved in the Orange County Public Schools Green School program that encourages taking a holistic approach to going green by incorporating school ground enhancement, resource conservation, curriculum connections, and community involvement with a school-wide commitment and focus on sustainability.

   

Diana Robinson
Energy Manager
Manatee County Government
Bradenton, FL
Board Category: Governmental

After a 25-year career at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Diana had the opportunity to move to the Sunshine State.  Shortly after the move, she returned to school and received a degree in Alternative and Renewable Energy Management at Everglades University.  Diana began working for Manatee County in the fall of 2014 and holds an MBA with a concentration in project management.  Her prior career and experience included 10 years as an Environmental, Safety, and Health Compliance trainer and she truly knows the importance and relationship between good health and sustainability.  With a focus on reducing consumption and becoming a more efficient and sustainable government, Diana and her staff have been successful in a number of areas including FGBC Platinum Certification; EPA Battle of the Buildings  - National winners in a few categories - 2015; Identifying and "mapping" assets in the County's Geographic Information Systems which includes building interior modeling.  Diana serves as the County's Green Team (Chair) and is the appointed Chief Ambassador for the Alliance for Innovation representing Manatee County.  She also represents her division as a captain for the United Way.

   

Kristin Triolo
Broker Associate
RE/MAX Platinum Realty
Sarasota, FL
Board Category: Real Estate, Finance & Property Services

Kristin Triolo is a Broker Associate with RE/MAX Platinum Realty, a full-service real estate brokerage with offices serving the Florida Gulf Coast. She specializes in residential green properties, vacant land, and investment real estate. Kristin is a National Association of Realtors Certified Green Realtor (2010) and a contributing member of the Realtor Association of Sarasota & Manatee (RASM) Green Committee. She is past chair of the Sarasota Association of Realtors Green Realtor Alliance Committee (GRAS). In 2017 she was appointed to serve on the Board of Directors for the Florida Green Building Coalition and selected to serve as Vice Chair of the Professional Development Committee for RASM. In addition, she will oversee the RASM Green Committee and its Leadership Academy. She has held leadership roles in Florida Realtors, the Realtor Association of Sarasota & Manatee, the Women's Council of Realtors, and the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) organization.