Key Team Members:
Alan Spruyt, MSPH UNC-CH, grew up in one of North Carolina’s first generation of homes with a sealed crawlspace and solar water heating, and comes from a long line of craftsmen and conservationists. He has first hand experience in almost every aspect of construction, design, and project management. He studied mechanical engineering, but also has 15 years of experience in public health and economics, working and living in Latin America for much of that time. Alan is President of Trinity Design/Build.
Lee Kane, M. Div, Duke, with seven years working as a Project Manager with Habitat for Humanity, has wealth of experience managing diverse groups of employees, subcontractors and volunteers. Lee serves as the Vice President of Project Management and Business Development for Trinity Design/Build where he oversees a large and diverse portfolio of historic/green restoration projects and serves in other capacities including business development and employee training.
Jody Brown, AIA LEED AP received his architectural degree from the University of Tennessee in 1992 and has spent the last 21 years working on a variety of different projects ranging from small house additions to high-rise mixed-use developments. Jody has a strong background in historic preservation, urban design, and sustainable design, as well as an extensive portfolio of multi-family and single-family residential design. In 2009, Jody started his own firm (Jody Brown Architecture, pllc.) where he manages his own clients while collaborating closely with Trinity Design/Build on a wide range of projects. Jody prides himself on his ability to successfully communicate with his clients using clear ideas, easy to understand graphics, straight-forward language, and a sense of humor.
Derrick Sabol, BA in Anthropology, UNCC, has held a wide variety of positions, including Assistant Construction Supervisor and Volunteer Coordinator with Habitat For Humanity, Site Developer/Excavator, and Handyman/Groundskeeper at the Governor’s Club. Derrick has substantial hands-on experience as well as great management skills, all of which contribute to being a Site Supervisor at Trinity Design/Build.
Steven Thomsen, BS in Marketing, UW La Crosse, has a diverse background including starting a painting business while in college, working for Habitat for Humanity, and training beekeepers in Kenya. After working as a Project Manager for Trinity Design/Build, he took a 2-year sabbatical to serve as a Project Manager at Strata Solar, overseeing the installation of large-scale solar farms in NC. He also co-founded United Solar Initiative, a Chapel Hill-based non-profit focused on providing electricity to under-served communities around the world. All of these experiences contribute to his abilities as a Project Manager at Trinity Design/Build.
David Carter, Building Performance Institute (BPI) Certified Building Analyst, and OSHA Certified, has over twenty years of experience working in nearly every aspect of the construction industry including framing, trim carpentry, cabinetry, roofing, insulation, plumbing, mechanical and electrical. He also has experience with AutoCAD design, project management, and analysis of energy efficiency of construction, most recently working in the insulation sector supervising insulation installation including spray foam. David’s wealth of experience and passion are invaluable while serving in the role of a Site Supervisor with Trinity Design/Build.
Mark Barron, MArch (IIT), BA Industrial Technology (Appalachian State) has had a wide breadth of experience in remodeling, architectural design, furniture design/build, energy analysis, and project management for building performance improvements. To maximize his contribution to sustainability in design and construction, Mark took (and passed) all necessary exams to become a licensed architect. Mark wears several hats at Trinity Design/Build including Designer, Project Manager, and Site Supervisor.