KEY STAFF MEMBERS
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 oversees a large and diverse portfolio of historic/green restoration projects and serves in other capacities including business development and employee training. Lee is President and Co-Owner of Trinity Design/Build.
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. Jody is the Owner and President of Trinity Architecture (Trinity Design/Build’s sister firm)
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 Co-owner of 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 Vice President at Trinity Design/Build.
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.
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.
Dan Ryan, BS in Management, UW-Lacrosse, he has used his degree in management in a wide variety of fields and projects, but having originally studied Architectural Design he never lost his passion for residential architecture. Dan puts a high priority on building strong relationships and green construction practices. When not at work you can most likely find Dan, with friends and family, enjoying the outdoors, or doing projects on his home. Dan splits his time as a Project Estimator and Project Manager at Trinity Design/Build.
Mike Raszmann, BA in English Literature, Ohio Wesleyan University, has held multiple positions as a Construction Supervisor with Habitat for Humanity, bicycle mechanic with several businesses and co-ops, and manager and chef in the restaurant industry. Mike’s family background in historic restoration and urban planning combined with his passion for sustainable and affordable housing serve him as a Site Supervisor with Trinity Design/Build.
Ben LoCascio, MBA, CSU-Pueblo, began his career as a high school science teacher before managing athletic facilities and events for a Division II university in Colorado. After moving to the Durham area, he joined Duke where he worked in operations first for the Center for Documentary Studies, and then for the Pratt School of Engineering providing facility management for research and administration buildings. These experiences give Ben a wealth of knowledge in project management that he brings to each new job.
Stephanie Williams, BA in Classics, Furman University, and MSLS, UNC-Chapel Hill, is a librarian and software developer whose obsession with all things home design and renovation makes her excited to serve as Trinity Design/Build’s Selections Coordinator. Stephanie was a graphic designer and illustrator before entering library school, and is able to draw from skills in design, communication, organization, and technology to help move projects forward.
Sammy Truong, an erstwhile computer science student and lifelong autodidact, has worked in a variety of technical roles ranging from computer security in Silicon Valley to control system programmer, network engineer and UI/UX designer for a bespoke commercial audio/video integrator in Durham. In 2018, Sammy became engaged in providing mutual aid in Eastern NC following Hurricane Florence and subsequently helped co-found a non-profit, Day One Disaster Relief. Pursuing this passion for building community resilience, he went on to join the Durham Fire Department as a firefighter and EMT. As Assistant Site Supervisor for Trinity Design/Build, Sammy helps maintain jobsites, files permits, and assists project Supervisors.
Jill Goodman, MBA, Pace University, and BS in Accounting, Penn State, has spent her career working in senior financial management positions with both multinationals and small businesses. Over the past 20 years, Jill has worked primarily with small and medium size companies in the construction and service industry. She has expertise in both operational and financial functions. Jill is a Sage 100 Certified Consultant and supports all software at Trinity. Jill is the functional CFO for Trinity Design/Build.
Jamie Dell, BS in Operations Systems Management, UNC-Wilmington, played professional soccer for 5 years around the world, traveling between the US, Sweden and Australia. Jamie began doing accounting work for Trinity Design/Build remotely while continuing play; he now works with his mom, Jill Goodman, learning the field and taking on more responsibilities in the accounting department. Jamie’s sports background left him with a high work ethic and excellent communications skills.