Maggie Leslie has been working for the WNC Green
Building Council since 2003, though became
full-time staff in July of 2006 after serving as
Treasurer to the Council.
Currently she is keeping busy as Director of the WNCGBC, as well as Program Director of the Green Built NC Homes Program and LEED-Homes Providership.
Maggie received her B.S. in Environmental Studies,
concentrating in Sustainable Agriculture and
Environmental Policy, from Warren Wilson College.
Since completing her B.S., Maggie received a
certificate in Sustainable Building Advisory from
the City of Seattle, WA. After relocating back to
the southeast, she worked with the Southface Energy
Institute in Atlanta, Ga. While at Southface,
Maggie trained as a HERS rater and developed her
understanding of building science and sustainable
design. Following working for Southface, Maggie
moved back to Western North Carolina and worked for
Home Energy Partners as the office manager and
green building consultant from 2003 to 2006.
Maggie enjoys spending time gardening and cooking with her husband Micah and her daughters Sophia and Isabel.
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Prior to joining WNC Green Building Council Nina owned and operated Urban
Backyard Edibles, an urban agricultural business, teaching individuals and businesses to grow organic gardens. She worked with The Nature Conservancy preserving and restoring wetlands as well as worked with non-profits and universities internationally on restoration ecology projects.
Nina graduated with honors from Rutgers University with a B.S. in
Environmental Planning - Landscape Architecture. With her background and training she truly understands the importance of balancing the built environment with nature. She also has a strong depth of knowledge and passion for green building practices and environmentally sustainable design. She has done extensive research and written reports on greenroofs with a focus on vegetable rooftop gardening, and is a certified LiveRoof installer.
She grew up in The Ozark Mountains, on a sustainable family farm, learning to appreciate the environment and its importance to all living creatures. All of these experiences have cultivated a deep desire for building healthy and sustainable communities which she has spent many hours researching and working within.
Nina enjoys growing vegetables in her front yard, traveling internationally, hiking in the mountains, and listening to local live music. She also volunteers in disadvantaged neighborhoods helping foster the importance of bringing nature to urban environments.
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Mary Love, Chair
Jody Guokas , Vice Chair
Melanie Brethauer, Secretary
Mike Figura, Treasurer