Our Team

Meet The Team

Amir Abdelnaby

Green Building Consultant

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Amir has a Bachelor’s degree in Global and International Studies from Penn State and a Master’s degree in Environmental Resource Management from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the Netherlands. His passion for architecture and design, along with his focus on sustainability and the environment, inspired him to pursue a career in green infrastructure to help create a healthier and more sustainable built environment.
 
 
He manages multifamily certification work including projects certified under National Green Building Standard (NGBS), Enterprise Green Communities, and Green Globes and Fitwel. Amir is also a RESNET certified HERS rater, a Green Globes Professional, and a Fitwel Ambassador.

Joe Baumann

Director Of Multifamily Services

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With a BA from the University of Georgia and JD from Georgia State University College of Law, Joe’s previous experience at Southface Institute, Atlanta Beltline Inc., and the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Sustainability led him to a career in the green building industry.
 

Joe is an accredited HERS Rater, LEED Green Associate, EarthCraft Technical Advisor, National Green Building Standard Master Verifier, and ENERGY STAR Field Rater. He currently serves as the Director of Multifamily Services for SK Collaborative, where he leads a team of project managers that help clients certify their projects under numerous green building programs, comply with various tax credit programs, and meet other sustainability goals.

 

Rachel De Las Casas

Green Building Project Manager

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Rachel started as SK’s first intern, and quickly fell in love with green building for its interdisciplinary approach grappling real-world issues within the built environment that impact health and sustainability. She came onboard full-time after graduating from Agnes Scott College with a B.A in Public Health and looks forward to a long career in building better for people and our planet. When off the field and out of the office, you can find her gardening, raising chickens, hiking and fishing!

Andrew Doetsch

Green Building Project Manager

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Andrew graduated from Emory University with a B.A in Environmental Science. As an alumni of the Southface Emerging Leaders program, Andrew has contributed to green building projects across the country. He worked as a Sustainability Analyst at Gables Residential before joining SK Collaborative. Andrew has a deep commitment to the preservation of the natural world stemming from his experiences as an Eagle Scout. On the weekends you’ll likely find him hiking in the north Georgia mountains or walking his dog, Mabel. He’s also an avid baseball fan (Go Braves!)

Emily Fulton

Building Enclosure Project Manager

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Emily is an Atlanta native and graduated from Georgia Tech with a Civil Engineering degree and Georgia Southwestern with a Mathematics degree. She has a background in building enclosure consulting and has earned her EIT, REWO, and RRO. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors, either hiking or golfing, baking, and her many hobbies.

Jennifer Goldberg

Green Building Project Manager

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Jennifer graduated from Georgia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. She has worked as an intern in LEED consulting, which led her to pursue the field of sustainable construction in the hopes that her work will improve whatever corner of the world it inhabits. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys tap dancing, photography, and all manner of art projects.

Abe Kruger

Principal

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Abe Kruger, SK Collaborative cofounder, has over 20 years experience in sustainable construction as a contractor, educator, and consultant in the residential construction industry. He has numerous industry accreditations, including Certified Energy Manager (CEM), LEED AP HOMES, BPI Building Analyst, and Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Trainer, Quality Assurance Designee (QAD), and Rater.

 

He is a member of the national Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) Board of Directors and Georgia Healthy Homes Coalition Steering Committee. He is the coauthor of the first residential green building textbook, Green Building: Principles and Practices in Residential Construction (Delmar/Cengage Learning).

Deborah Lin Pérez

Single Family Program Manager

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Deborah Lin Pérez is an architectural designer and green building professional dedicated to affordable housing and sustainability. Previously, she served as an Enterprise Architectural Rose Fellow at Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, where she led Community Engagement and Participatory Design initiatives for a new mixed-use development and designed new Model Homes. During her tenure with the Puerto Rico Housing Finance Authority, Deborah managed the development of numerous single family homes and worked with HOME Grants and Tax Credits to finance multifamily affordable housing. As a Fair Housing and Accessible Design Specialist she also coordinated accessibility retrofits of existing multifamily buildings.
 
Deborah is invested in creating better affordable environmentally sustainable communities where people of all income levels can live, work and recreate, with high quality design at the home and neighborhood scale.

 

Deborah has a Bachelor in Fine Arts and Master Degree in Architecture from the University of Puerto Rico. Deborah also enjoys oil painting and drawing.

Laura Marlow

Director of Sales & Marketing

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Laura has a proven track record in business development, marketing, strategic partnerships, technology and sustainability. Prior to joining SK, Laura led Strategic Partnerships and Business Development for a data and analytics firm. She is known as “the ultimate connector,” aligning architects, GC’s, and building product manufacturers to resources and data. Before that, she spent 10+ years in IT, managing large enterprise projects for various Fortune 100 companies.
 

In 2011, Laura co-founded AEC Cares, a 501c3 which has provided over $2.75M worth of pro bono design and remodeling in underserved communities throughout the US. Focused mainly on renovation of homeless shelters, Laura and her team of architects, contractors, manufacturers and volunteers managed a one-day ‘blitz build’ in each AIA National Convention host city for the past decade, leaving a lasting legacy for people in need. Laura has volunteered on the Board of Directors for AIA Atlanta, USGBC GA, and Design Futures Council. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Southface Institute.

 

Laura describes herself as a huge podcast fan, a data geek, a voracious reader, an adventurous traveler, a so-so tennis player, and a passionate animal lover.

Carl Seville

Principal

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Carl Seville has over 40 years of experience in renovation and home construction. He owned and operated  SawHorse, Inc , one of the largest design/build renovation firms in Atlanta for over 25 years.
 
Carl is a Building Enclosure Commissioning Provider, a Green Globes professional, a HERS rater, an NGBS Master Verifier, a LEED Green Rater, and an EarthCraft and Enterprise Green Communities Technical Advisor, and holds the LEED AP Homes designation.  He has served on the boards of directors of Concrete Jungle, The Lifecycle Building Center, the Greater Atlanta Homebuilders Association and the Atlanta chapter of NARI, the Green Building Subcommittee and the Green Building Education Curriculum Committee of NAHB, NARI’s Green Remodeling Education Committee, the Georgia Governor’s Energy Policy Council, the USGBC Residential Green Building Advocate for Atlanta, and as a member of the board of the Atlanta Branch of the USGBC.
 
He has contributed to Multifamily Executive, Remodeling Professional Remodeler, Builder, Home Energy, and numerous other trade and consumer publications.  He is a co-author of Green Building, Principles and Practices in Residential Construction, the first college textbook on residential green building, the USGBC/ASID ReGreen residential green remodeling guidelines and the LEED for Homes Reference Guide.
 
 
He is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) where he studied architecture, fine arts, and design.

Benjamin Shelton

Green Building Consultant

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Ben grew up near Charleston, South Carolina. He graduated from The Citadel with a degree in civil engineering, has earned his EIT, and is now studying for his IIBEC certification. Previous experience includes building enclosure consulting and due diligence inspections. In his free time, you’ll find him playing video games or racquetball.

Alexandra Stepe

Green Building Intern

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Alexandra is a senior at Agnes Scott College, majoring in Business Management and minoring in Economics. She brings a fresh perspective and dedication to her work at SK Collaborative, driven by her commitment to sustainability. Outside of academics, Alexandra enjoys gaming on Xbox and Switch platforms.