Staff, Contractors, & Contributors

Bill Christensen is the founder and prime force behind Sustainable Sources. His background ranges from physics to metaphysics (BS, Maharishi International University), encompasses community building from both the practical and the theoretical side (founding member and still resident of the Radiance community, outside Austin Texas, and Masters in Community and Regional Planning, UT Austin), and includes a long list of community service activities.

When not at the keyboard creating websites and maintaining the network, Bill may be found tending the mini-orchard or the garden, tending a local area network throughout Radiance which offers high speed access to his neighbors, or serving on a board or committee of a number of community or green endeavors.

Jeanine Sih Christensen does everything. Site design, HTML, graphics, tech support, general organization around the office, you name it. She’s long been interested in green building and similar efforts – we had even published two of her articles on green building before she even had a clear idea what the internet was about (with permission of the original publisher, of course), and before we had even met her! Her attention to detail and organizational skills keep us all on track. A sponge for new information, she probably knows more about creating web pages than anyone on our staff.

Other Collaborators: Because we’re a purposely small company, we often join forces with others to build you the best website for the money. Some of our regulars are:

Travis Weller, owner of Spiraco.

Tracy O’Shaughnessy, owner of DesignGrrl Studios.

Anne Woods, owner of Force of Nature Studio.

Firedog Studios

Contributors to this site

With the 2009 launch of our new redesign we’ve made it possible for many more people to collaborate and contribute to the information on this site. You’re welcome to join in!

Murv Thornton is developing a section on Papercrete
Bill Christensen is working on a section about Block Materials
Jeanine Christensen has started on Plastic and Composite Lumber

We’re looking for writers interested in contributing sections on:
insulating Concrete Forms
Timber framing
Earthen Plasters
Salvage & Deconstruction
Cordwood Construction

And a number of the existing sections such as Paints/Finishes/Adhesives and Floor Coverings could stand some updates and expansions.

For more details on how to contribute, see our Site Updates page.