Staff, Technical Advisors & Board of Directors

Since its beginning in 2006, Viridiant, formerly known as EarthCraft Virginia, has attracted a dedicated group of individuals well versed in building science and sustainability.  Through the successful implementation of the EarthCraft House programs, the Viridiant staff is well skilled in providing education and technical support to builders, developers and municipalities. These committed professionals work on and off the clock to ensure our communities are sustainable for all who use them. Meet our Staff, Technical Advisors and Board of Directors.


Technical Advisors

Technical Advisors not pictured

  • Anthony Cox
  • Les Lester

Board of Directors


Bryan Mangas, Capital One

Vice President

Chris Sterling, VA Community Development Corporation


Jenny Palmer, Four Leaf Advocacy


Joan Kelsch, Arlington County

Board Members

Nathan Blinn, archi-TEC-tonic, LLC
Rodes Boyd
Aaron Dotson, Elevation Advertising
Paul Ferguson, Arlington Clerk of the Circuit Court
Dona Huang, Richmond City Health District
Sarah Jones-Anderson, Richmond Redevelopment & Housing Authority
Pam Kestner, Virginia Department of Housing & Community Development
Kevin Rothermel, VCU Brandcenter
Mark Slack, Kanawha Realty Advisors
Karen Wilds, Newport News Redevelopment & Housing Authority
James Wiltshire, Bank of America