Diane Freaney

Diane Freaney

Founder

Diane Freaney started Emerson Street House as project to foster sustainable living in Northeast Portland. As the project grew, so did the intention of the house. After serving her career in the financial industry, she wants to create a world that she wants to live in.

Contact info:
Blog: dianefreaney.com
E-mail: diane@emersonstreethouse.com
Phone: 323-632-6638
Other sites: www.rootedinvesting.com

Facebook
Personal: https://www.facebook.com/freaney
Duncan Farms: https://www.facebook.com/DuncanFarmsOregon/
Rooted Investing:
https://www.facebook.com/rootedinvesting/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfreaney

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=25876219

Donovan Smith

Donovan Smith

Director, Artist in Residency

Donovan Smith is Director of ESH’s DIY Artist in Residency Program and Project Manager for the Living Community Challenge. Donovan is also Founder/Creative Director/Visionary
at Ignorant/Reflections.

Dave Hoch

Dave Hoch

Adviser

Dave is 1 of 3 members of Long Haul Trekkers that focuses on adventure travel with dogs. He recently completed a two year cycle journey through Europe and South America with his partner Jen, and their dog Sora.

While traveling he also specializes in small business consulting and web site development.

Nicholas Papaefthimiou

Nicholas Papaefthimiou

Project Manager, Living Building Challenge

Nicholas Papaefthimiou is a California-licensed architect with more than 15 years professional experience in firms across the Unites States as well as Europe. In 2014 Nicholas founded infillPDX, a design and research collaborative focused on the development of financially, socially, and environmentally sustainable models of infill housing models to address Portland’s housing crisis. He holds Masters Degrees in Architecture and in Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and Bachelor of Science degrees in both Architecture and Urban Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He teaches courses at Portland State University and the University of Oregon in design, building science research methods, and structural theory. He lives in SE Portland with his wife and two daughters.

Reyna Badillo

Reyna Badillo

Designer/Space Planning

Reyna is a designer for the Emerson Street House, including kitchen redesign, interior design, and space planning.

Reyna Badillo grew up in Puebla, Mexico and later moved to Portland, Oregon to start a family and became a full-time mom to her two incredible boys. Reyna founded Summit Wood Creations, which specializes in sustainable, custom furniture from local and reclaimed wood.

Reyna completed the Certification Program and AutoCAD Program at Heritage School of Interior Design and is certified in Interior Custom Design.

Nicole McKinney

Nicole McKinney

Librarian/Philosopher

Nicole McKinney (aka Nikki Brown Clown) leads the Nikki Brown Clown Library at Emerson Street House. As Portland’s preeminent Clown, she inspires children for literacy. She has also guided the early development of Emerson Street House as a community mentor and advisor.