Management Team / Advisory Board Bios
, Bec ChapinCo-CEO & Board MemberBec combines their vision for creating the world we know is possible with their background in business, sustainability, prefab, technology, construction, and development. Bec loves building companies and teams to generate and operationalize creative solutions to move away from scarcity paradigms, fossil fuels, and the housing shortage; towards sustainability, abundance and love.Â
Bec started engaging in the promise of prefab in a custom modular home company. They earned an MBA in Sustainable Systems and Finance from Presidio Graduate School. From there, Bec helped companies and leaders build stronger, more effective teams before co-founding a construction technology start-up creating software enabled prefab components for fast, sustainable, and cost effective house assembly that has evolved into Green Canopy NODE.Â
Aaron FairchildCo-CEO & Board MemberAaron has over 30 years in real estate construction, development and finance. He is a seasoned executive, fund manager, real estate developer, and steward of corporate culture. Aaron is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer from Gabon, Africa where he built schools and homes for teachers in the mid-1990â€™s. He holds an Executive MBA from the University of Washington. He was a two-term board member of Washington Environmental Council and the Master Builders Association. Aaron is also a co-founder and board member of the Nehemiah Initiative.
Sam LaiCo-Founder & Board DirectorSam is a co-founder of Green Canopy NODE. With two decades of experience as a Licensed and Certified Residential Appraiser in Washington and Oregon he has provided valuation, consulting and analytic services for over $3B in FDIC and private real estate construction loans and transactions.Â Â
As the Chief Development Officer, Sam directs development on behalf of Green Canopy NODE, its funds, investors and clients including over $400M in Seattle and Portland area residential projects. Sam is a graduate of the University of Washington and has an MBA with an emphasis on social and environmental sustainability from Presidio Graduate School and Bainbridge Graduate Institute.Â
Andy WolvertonCFOAndy is a third generation real estate manager and based out of Green Canopy NODEâ€™s PDX office. He is an experienced finance professional and manages all aspects of Green Canopy NODEâ€™s capital, including his role managing the Companyâ€™s real estate funds. He graduated summa cum laude from Seattle Pacific University, where he played on the menâ€™s soccer team for four years. He is an avid mountain biker, runner, outdoor enthusiast, and he still enjoys playing soccer. Andy is a Beta Gamma Sigma graduate of the Executive MBA program at the University of Washington.
Susan FairchildCMOSusan is a cross sector impact professional with experience working in the non-profit, government, philanthropic and business sectors. She provides strategic direction to Green Canopy NODE's marketing and corporate social responsibility efforts; manages the Investor Relations program; and works closely with impact investors and shareholders to align their capital to their financial, social and environmental goals. She also helps empower women in aligning their capital to their values through an Invest for Better cohort. Susan holds an MPA from University of Washington.Â
Peter OrserChairman of the BoardSince 2016, Peter has served as director of the Beazer Homes. From 2010-2014, Peter served as the President and Chief Executive Officer for Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Company, a subsidiary of Weyerhaeuser Company, where he oversaw five different homebuilding operations across the United States. In July 2014, under his leadership, Weyerhaeuser completed the successful sale of the company. Prior to that, Peter spent almost 25 years in various positions at Quadrant Homes, a leading homebuilder in the state of Washington and a subsidiary of Weyerhaeuser, including serving as President from 2003 to 2010. Peter is active in a number of other civic organizations, including serving on the Advisory Board for the Runstad Real Estate Department at the University of Washington. Peter holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Puget Sound and a Master of Urban Planning from the University of Washington., Donald BunnellBoard DirectorDon co-founded NODE and serves on the Green Canopy NODE board. Prior to starting NODE, Don founded the Harbor Foundation, a non-profit focused on providing opportunities to refugees, while he was chairman of Zenogen Pty, Ltd, a Sydney-based cleantech company. In 2003 Don co-founded Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed clean energy company, where he served as an executive and on the companyâ€™s board until 2014. Before co-founding SES, Don was the Asia Business Development Vice President for BHP Billitonâ€™s aluminum group. Don joined Enron China in 1997 as a Senior Manager and was promoted to General Manager, Vice President, and then China country manager. From 1995 to 1997, Don was a manager with Coastal Power Corp in Beijing. Don is a US-qualified lawyer and practiced law in Hong Kong.