Wes Barry has worked in the construction industry for over 35 years. Wes attended California State University, Fresno where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology with an emphasis in Construction Management and Architecture. Prior to, and while attending Fresno State, Wes worked for a home builder as a carpenter. Upon receipt of his degree in 1985, Wes worked as an Estimator & Project Engineer for a commercial general contractor in Fresno where he eventually became the Chief Estimator. In 1997, Wes relocated to Sonoma County and began working for Midstate Construction where he currently holds the position of Vice President, Department Head - Project Management.
Matthew Cardle is Principal Architect and Founder of SOLV Architecture Studios in Rohnert Park, California. For more than 20-years he has focused on preserving the energy embodied in the built environment through specialized solutions. He began his career as a draftsman and participated in the digital reformation of architecture as a discipline. Matthew is also an expert on professional standards of care, building envelopes, and waterproofing.
Peter Daly, B.A., combines a 31 year construction background with 21 years of experience in dispute resolution. As a builder, he has constructed over $150 million of residential and light commercial projects. He has extensive knowledge of wood frame construction, cast-in-place concrete structures, and of the application of high-end materials and finishes. He has expertise in all aspects of the management and construction of residential construction projects with particular expertise in the areas of planning & approvals, bidding & estimating, scheduling, contract compliance, change orders, subcontract management, workplace safety, and standards of care. As a certified arbitrator and mediator, Peter has assisted in the resolution of over 750 construction, homeowner association, real estate, insurance, commercial, consumer, and other disputes since 1991. He is a recognized authority on construction disputes through his articles in local and national publications and through his participation in industry organizations.
Marc Durand has been a licensed contractor with a business in Santa Rosa since 1978.He has extensive experience in both residential and commercial construction with specialization in geodesic domes and skylights. He is very skilled in effective marketing and business profitability. He is a graduate of SSU and has taken numerous courses in the Construction Management Certificate Program.
John Hamilton is President and Owner of Oak Grove Construction. He has a BS in Construction Engineering, has worked locally for the last 30 years for large engineering construction firms on a multitude of site work projects. Mr. Hamilton has an extensive background in both pipeline and grading/paving disciplines, and his field experience is augmented by years of project management experience. Mr. Hamilton holds a class A-General Engineering and a Class B-General Building contractor's license, and he is past President of the Northern California Engineering Contractors Association.
Larry Levy is an Employee Relations Management Consultant, Mediator and Trainer in Marin County. He has been in private practice for 26 years and focuses on helping employers confronted with problems with employees. He assists corporate H.R. Managers when they request an outside consultant to conduct an investigation or present specialized seminars. Larry specializes in solving problems with managers and employees, mediating conflicts, counseling personally troubled and often non-productive employees; writing employee handbooks and personnel manuals; investigating complaints of sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination; responding to wage and hour questions; interpreting and applying the various state and federal leaves of absence; answering inquiries about Workers Compensation, State Disability, Unemployment Insurance and the Americans With Disabilities Act; recruiting hard to find job candidates; and conducting specialized training. He has been retained as an expert witness at sexual harassment trials and mediations involving suspected wage and hour violations.
Larry has completed an exhaustive and thorough program to become an employment mediator. He is now skilled to mediate disputes within an organization to achieve a mutually beneficial resolution. Prior to opening his practice, Larry spent 15 years in a corporate environment preceded by 9 years as a Marin County Adult Probation Officer. He has completed all the graduate work toward a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and he attends 10-12 labor law seminars each year. In 2009, Larry began law school at Empire College in Santa Rosa. Larry is active with the Marin Builders Association. He is actively involved with the Rotary Club of Ignacio and pioneered a program where at-risk young male adults are taken to San Quentin State Prison to participate in a counseling program (S.Q.U.I.R.E.S.) with inmates.
Mark Parry, AIA and CSI, is a practicing architect and enthusiastic educator in architectural history and design practice. He founded Idea Studios.com in 1988 and ArtisanArchitecture.com in 2012. He has designed and executed over 400 works of architecture and interior architecture. Mark earned degrees in architecture and interior architecture with Arizona State University. He interned with the Frank Lloyd Wright foundation. Mark believes real passion for architecture is caught, not taught. He shares his love of architectural history and the reality of accomplishing true architecture through his seminars, lectures, courses, and architectural practice. His purpose is to improve the art and craft of architecture through educating its creators.
Don Shaw is a construction profession with 40 years of experience. He started as a carpenter and is currently a Senior Project Manager. His experience includes remodeling, multi family, construction defects, new construction, commercial tenet improvements and a special focus on high end residential homes. He is familiar with all phases of construction and its challenges from sales through punch list and move in.