In the spring of 2010, Audrey arranged a meeting between Ken of Save A Generation and Toby over dinner. She knew that with Toby's background in sustainable, prefabricated building solutions and Ken's work providing basic services and shelter to the needy of Nicaragua, the two would have much to talk about. Little did she realize that the initial plan of Project Hope House would be sketched out before the entrees had arrived.
Since studying architecture at Kent State University, Toby has gone on to become a designer and project manager with Kersting Architecture in Wilmington, NC, working on custom residential and commercial projects. Along with this work, he has continuously studied and experimented with prefabricated and mobile building techniques. He has found success in this regard, winning international, national, & local acclaim and competitions, with work found from Wilmington to West Africa, Kansas & Brazil. It is Toby's belief that in the principles of mass production, coupled with sensitivity & respect for site and culture, the world can equip itself to satisfy the basic need of shelter for all people.
Audrey received her degree in Communications from The University of Akron. Audrey has several years of experience in the non-profit sector, including managing marketing and awareness efforts for a national organization, and directing a program which assists single mothers in earning a college degree. She is also involved in the promotion of literacy as a volunteer reading tutor for adults. Audrey brings the administrative and organizational skills crucial in an effort such as Project Hope House. She is also particularly interested in raising the standard of living for women, who are often left in vulnerable circumstances when confronted with poverty. Audrey and the Save A Generation team are collecting supplies and organizing efforts to combat this reality. Please email Audrey at firstname.lastname@example.org for a list of supplies which are of particular need.
Toby and Audrey are currently raising money for a relief trip to Nicaragua. See the Donate page to help.