Our Staff

 

 

As a vital part of the rebuilding community,  and the first local  home improvement salvage center, we strive to offer you the best re-sale products, the best service, and the best people, day-in and day-out!

If you can’t find it, let one of our friendly greenies know and we’ll get it for you. And on the off chance that we don’t have it, we’ll tell you who does.  

 

 

 

 

 

Sean Vissar, Executive Director

Sean moved from Michigan to New Orleans in 2007 to work with Rebuilding Together New Orleans (RT) and to assist with the long term recovery of the city.  There he developed and ran a Deconstruction and Salvage Program which provided an environmentally conscious alternative to conventional demolition by strategically dismantling houses by hand in order to salvage reusable building materials.  He then moved on to work with the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Unit’s disaster mitigation program which seeks to reduce loss during future catastrophic events. In July 2014 he took the helm of The Green Project, and is excited to be part of an incredible team.  Outside of his day jobs he was a founding member of 1239 Congress, a multi-purpose community arts space, as well as an active member of The New Orleans Fruit Tree Project.

Gene AllenAcquistions Manager

Gene was born and raised in New Orleans, and then went out to Northern California for 12 years. Back in New Orleans, he’s been a contractor and worked in real estate. He has an odd taste in music, loves Frank Sinatra and big band music as well as new hard rock, like Disturbed and Rev Theory, but not much in between.

Christal White, Director of Development, Marketing & Media Relations

Christal was the world’s first “eco-concierge” in New York at the eco-swank 70 Park Avenue Hotel, and thinks she wants to be an environmental lawyer some day when she grows up. She loves Star Wars, Batman, and cupcakes, and is convinced that onions were developed to assist in governmental mind control.

Erin Genrich, Environmental Education Coordinator  

Erin received her BA in English from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.   She tried her hand as a barista in Yellowstone National Park, a bio-dynamic chicken farmer in Santa Fe, and an art handler in New York.  She found her way to New Orleans in 2003, where she attended the University of New Orleans and received certification to teach Secondary English.  She taught in Orleans and Jefferson Parish for a few years before landing her dream job at The Green Project.  She loves reading, hiking, gardening and being outside.

 

 

Intake Gods:

Pablo Paz, Truck Driver Extraordinaire

Greg Smith, Second Seat, Esquire

 

Warehouse Rockstars: 

Jamie Walker, Paint Slayer & Assistant Store Manager

Jennifer Orszulak

Jordan Battiste

Jay Todd

James Racette

Ellen Rice