[GSBN] A nomination

Bill Christensen billc at greenbuilder.com
Tue Sep 29 17:16:48 CDT 2009

Andy has been added.  Welcome, Andy!

At 11:50 AM -0400 9/25/09, Mark Piepkorn wrote:
>    I'd like to nominate Andy Mueller. A few of you have met him. He 
>was Paul Lackinski's hand-picked successor at GreenSpace 
>Collaborative, and has been rather quietly doing top-notch 
>professional natural building for several years in the American 
>Northeast. Now he's got something different in mind.
>Andy wrote:
>"Over the past few years I have become increasingly irritated by the 
>fact that most of the work GreenSpace is involved with is primarily 
>for the privileged (my own personal opinion). I would like to shift 
>my focus to working with community in developing countries building 
>community. I think with my past experiences as a planner, landscape 
>architect, natural builder, and designer that perhaps I would be of 
>better service to those who need my skills more. I have done some 
>research and found a few organizations that I could volunteer with 
>for a short time, but prefer a somewhat different approach wherein I 
>recon, apply for grants to cover travel and living, develop 
>relations, plan, build, and build some more. Schools are something 
>that also interest me."
>    I've been lucky  to get to know a lot of people in natural 
>building, but Andy's one of the very few I'd consider a prime asset 
>in virtually any situation. He has a rare combination of track 
>record, knowledge, heart, smarts, work ethic, openness, maturity (in 
>the best sense), and humility.
>    He has a lot to contribute to the commons.
>    His contact info:
>Andy Mueller
>GreenSpace Collaborative
>Charlemont, MA, USA
>info at greenspacecollaborative.com
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Bill Christensen
billc at greenbuilder.com

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