Mark Giorgetti: Principal
Master’s Degree in Climate Change & Carbon Emissions Management, University of Edinburgh, 2009
Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, University of New Hampshire, 1994
GB-98 Contractor’s License, LEED-Accredited Professional, with 16 years experience in the construction trades and small business administration. Post graduate level education in greenhouse gas emissions management from the building sector and an expert consultant to the United Nations on issues of sustainable housing and climate change.
Mark has trained and taught extensively in the environmental sciences, sustainable building practices and renewable energy systems for buildings. Mark has professional experience in commercial and residential design, permitting and assessing existing buildings for code compliance, structural integrity and energy performance. As well, Mark is accustomed to determining least cost options to build or remodel in environmentally conscious ways. He oversees all aspects of construction management including client relations, contract negotiation, business management, architectural design, estimating, bid proposals, project time line development, and cost tracking. Mark holds his crews to the highest standards of professionalism, quality, competitiveness and client satisfaction.
Furthermore, his unique knowledge and experience in the integration of traditional, low embodied energy building systems with state of the art clean energy technology provides Palo Santo Designs a special niche of expertise that assures best practices and cost effective means of attaining green building design and construction unlike others.
Outdoor activities including hiking, backpacking, mountain biking and yoga.
Brandon Snoy: Principal
Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Human Services, Fort Lewis College, Durango Co. 1997
GB-98 Contractor’s license,10 years experience in the building trades; formal training in LEED and local green building codes and incentives; computer aided drafting. Brandon has strong communication and organizational skills, which allow him to successfully coordinate the administrative tasks associated with managing projects for Palo Santo Designs. His duties include client relations, creating estimates, and bid proposals, executing change orders and weekly job progress reports. Brandon’s position involves networking with architects, subcontractors, employees and building inspectors. Brandon has professional experience in residential and commercial projects and energy efficient design and construction. Furthermore he excels at employee management and business administration.
Mountain biking, skiing, youth mentoring.
Leslie Gallatin: V.P. of Marketing & Business Development, since 2001
Currently enrolled: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology
Leslie Gallatin is a co-owner of Palo Santo Designs, and works in a multifaceted way in the company. She oversees all business administration, as well as marketing and public relations. In addition to these roles, she is currently spearheading Palo Santo Designs’ Affordable Housing Initiative which is exploring opportunities to provide affordable LEED certified, zero energy housing.
As a resident of Santa Fe, NM for 34 years, and a Licensed General Contractor for the past 27 years, Bruce has a genuine feel for the style and spirit that makes our community unique. As the President of a highly reputable and award winning company, ‘Bruce Thompson & Associates,’ Bruce was recognized and well known for producing high quality homes and innovative designs. He is responsible for the construction of over 300 homes in northern New Mexico, both high-end custom, and production affordable developments. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association, its Executive Committee, and was President of the organization in 2000. As a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Home Builders, Bruce has traveled to Washington D.C. and lobbied members of the House and the Senate on issues relevant to housing. Bruce is particularly interested in local development issues, affordable housing and national political issues affecting green building and affordable housing. As a builder who understands “Green” building practices, he is committed to improving the standards of residential construction and understands the impact builders can have on improving the health of the natural and built environments. Bruce enjoys travel and hiking in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
Eco Terra Enterprises, Inc., with Palo Santo Designs since 2009
Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, University of Oklahoma, 1997
Dee is a RESNET certified HERS Rater as well as a certified "Green Rater" for the USGBC LEED for Homes Program. She is also certified with the National Association of Home Builders as a "Green Verifier", an EPA Energy Star Partner, and a New Mexico licensed GB-98 contractor. She also holds a position as Adjunct Professor at the Santa Fe Community College in Green Building Policy and Energy Efficiency in Residential Buildings.
Aside from her obvious qualifications as a green building expert, Dee has served as the president of the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association (2010) and as a key advisor on the "Build Green New Mexico" Advisory Board. Dee's role in Palo Santo Designs is as a primary consultant in all issues of green construction practice and design. Her expertise in the integration of state of the art green practices with quantifiable energy modeling tools is a key element of Palo Santo Designs' skill in providing the highest quality green buildings for our clients.