Who We Are

The NoCo Rebuilding Network is a 100% volunteer effort of engaged local community members.

Staff


philPhil Benstein

President and Co-founder   Helping communities recover from a disaster one house at time has become a passion for Phil.  How can we provide hope, create pathways for resiliency, and engage our local talent to drive a sustainable recovery?  These are essential questions that Phil and team at NCRN tries to answer.  After rebuilding in aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Phil saw an opportunity that the Permaculture’s design principles could be applied to disaster recovery. The organization has grown rapidly over the last 3 years due in large part to multiple local disasters each increasing in severity putting the core tenets to test -Phil is happy to report the experiment is working. Previous to the NoCo Rebuilding Network, Phil worked for over 20 years at New Belgium Brewing a company known for environmental and social innovation.

 

Josh MooradianJosh Mooradian

Vice President and Co-Founder  Born and raised in Ft Collins, CO, Josh Mooradian has lived on the Front Range for his entire life. He feels very lucky to live there on a dead end road against the foothills with his beautiful daughter and girlfriend, and has worked as a self-employed carpenter ever since graduating from college twenty years ago. He is currently working on a Masters Degree in Sustainable Building & Design at Colorado State University. Combining his love for his community and his passion for building, he became a founding member of the NOCO Rebuilding Network after the High Park Fire destroyed the homes of many close friends in the summer of 2012.

 

AmyAmy Alcorn

Co-founder and Director of Marketing and Events  Amy Alcorn grew up in Colorado and has been a Fort Collins resident for the last ten years. She is the Founder and President of Aspen Grove Marketing and has been working with non-profit organizations for the last 5 years. You will see her out and about in the community coordinating fundraising efforts for NCRN and managing our social media.  Amy holds a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration; Marketing and Finance; International Business at Colorado State University.

 

Colleen Lyoncolleen.chicken

Awesome Grant Writer  Colleen is the Service Learning Coordinator for The Center for Family Outreach. She holds an MBA in Social Enterprise from Colorado State University and brings 6 years’ experience in non-profit management grant writing, board development, public relations, policy research, and youth engagement.  Colleen helps the NCRN team implement systems for long-term stability.

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADave Abramoff

Pro Volunteer Coordinator Dave is founder of DFA Construction.  A local builder who has worked in Colorado for over 20 years, Dave has extensive experience building custom homes, fine woodworking and excavation. Currently Dave combines his time running NCRN’s job site, recruiting volunteers and running his business.

 

Advisory Panel

 

Curt Busby

Curt Busby is founder of XYZ software, a company he has ran for the last 27 years.  He has designed and built both “net zero energy” and FireWise structures, and has helped many people build and improve their homes in the foothills. In addition to interfacing with the professional network, Curt provides IT support for the NCRN website.  Curt and his wife Kelly lost their home in the Crystal Fire and want to help others overcome disaster; Curt offers invaluable insight and support to both NCRN and the survivors we serve.

toddTodd Collins

While Todd Collins didn’t start his career in the building industry, he quickly developed a interest in architecture and building. While looking for ways to develop his growing passion for energy efficient construction he discovered the Passive House method of building. It soon became obvious that while there was a clear method for constructing high performance buildings, the lack of quality building products was a barrier difficult to overcome.  Seeing a great opportunity to mesh his working life with his lives passion he formed A&E Building Systems in 2011. In a short period Todd developed a steady client base and has expanded the companies offerings to over a dozen different products and systems. Todd is a member of the Denver Passive House Alliance board and is active in the CGBG and many other affiliated groups. In his spare time he stays active by participating in many outdoor activities and spends quality time with his family.

claudiaClaudia Eberspacher

Claudia is currently the Agency Relations Coordinator at the Food Bank for Larimer County.  Claudia holds a Master’s degree in non-profit management and has worked with local nonprofits for the last 13 years.

gregGreg Fisher

Educational Program Coordinator    Greg is the founder and Principal of Greg D. Fisher, Architect, established in Fort Collins, Colorado in 1993. Greg is a licensed architect in the State of Colorado, holds a Master’s degree in Architecture from Montana State University and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

 

larryLarry Lechner

Co-founder  Larry is specialist in protected area infrastructure, is an affiliate of the Center for Protected Area Management and Training at Colorado State and a Faculty Affiliate in the Werner College of Natural Resources at CSU.  He is a licensed general contractor in Larimer County and owns and operates Delphic Productions, a design/build company in northern Colorado established in 1972 and still operating.

 

Brian MBrian Majeski

Brian is the Founder and Principal of the architecture studio, U/R Design. He is also a member of Colorado State University’s Institute for Built Environment and the American Institute for Architects. He is also a Board member of the Fort Collins Food Co-op.  Brian has received advanced training in Firewise construction Methodology and helped shape Steamboat Springs’ Green Building Code.  Brian is currently working directly with disaster survivors on rebuilding their homes.

Kelly O’Donnell

Kelly received her associate degree in Solar Technology from Penn State University and later became an assistant Civil Engineer with the New Jersey Dept. of Transportation.  She works on many personal projects that involve writing, social networking and graphic and web design.  Kelly, along with her husband Curt, lost her house in the Crystal Fire.

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