Our Team

The people that make the Green Project happen—in store and behind the scenes. 

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CATHERINE CROWELL
Executive Director
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After graduating from the University of Florida, Catherine served as an AmeriCorps with Rebuilding Together New Orleans. With 9 years of building and programmatic experience, she became Executive Director at The Green Project in 2016. She is well versed in disaster recovery, resource management and the importance of preserving usable materials.

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JORDAN BATTISTE
Store Manager
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A native New Orleanian, Jordan joined the Green Project as Warehouse staff in 2015 after completing an internship at the store through The Renaissance Project. Having worked in nearly every department over 2 years, he became Store Manager in late 2017 and has been your go-to for questions, concerns and a good chat ever since.

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TONY HERNANDEZ
Assistant Store Manager
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Tony came to the Green Project in 2017, spending much of his time engaging with customers and categorizing inventory in the Donation Driveway. Later that year, he became Assistant Store Manager. A Lakota Indian, he brings a great sense of valuing the environment and preserving usable resources.

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ERIC OLSEN
Operations Manager
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After spending 19 years in the oil industry as a geologist, Eric turned to building, as he and his wife rebuilt and renovated their New Orleans home. after shopping for materials at the Green Project, he joined the team in fall of 2017 before becoming Operations Manager earlier this year. He is the go-to for all things donations, deliveries and pick-ups.

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HAILEY ALLISON
Communications + Development Manager
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With over 5 years of experience working in nonprofit administration, Hailey communicates our mission to the community and raises funds to support our programs. Hailey is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara and holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies and minor in Multimedia Communication.

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ERIN GENRICH
Education Coordinator
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With over 9 years of experience as an educator, Erin Genrich—a certified teacher—serves as Education Coordinator at the Green Project. Erin designs and implements environmental education curriculum for K-12 classrooms and teaches in schools and at after school programs and coordinates our community workshops.

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BRYCE KARDON 
Volunteer Coordinator
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Born and raised in New Orleans, Bryce leads our Volunteer Program of over 700 students and residents. In addition to coordinating volunteers, he dedicates his time to managing our Paint Recycling Center. Bryce joined the TGP team in 2017, bringing with him a B.S. in Hospitality Management from UNO. Bryce’s passion for sustainability comes from his love of nature and hiking.

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ANDREW LABUZIENSKI
Reuse Project Coordinator
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Andrew Labuzienski joined the Green Project as Reuse Project Coordinator, bringing with him over 8 years of experience in restoration and renovation, carpentry, painting and volunteers management. Most recently, he served as Construction Manager for LowerNine.org.

 

Warehouse Staff

 
 

Board of Directors

 
 

Ben Haney // Board President
URS Corporation

Jonathan Wallick // Board Secretary
Developer, Wallick Construction

Karen Babin
Regional Coordinator, Friends Forever

Julian Mutter
Owner, Doerr Furniture, Inc.

Carrie Tournillon
Attorney, Kean Miller LLC

Daniel Weiner // Board Vice President
Architect, LEED, Wizsnia Architecture+Development

Carla Adams
Owner, CMA Concepts

Nomita Gupta
Owner + Interior Designer, Spruce
Salvations Gala + Auction Committee Chair

Thom Smith
Architect, Waggoner and Ball