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ecoexcellence award Review Team

Jon Cotham & Cynthia Grier

Cynthia Grier has been a proponent of environmental causes for many years, beginning with Environmental Studies courses in college, and throughout those years, has traveled to many locales with a fascination for various cultures. She has a degree Interior Environmental Design has worked as as an Interior Designer, and as a Territory Manager /Specification Consultant for building materials and finishes, and currently consults and operates EcoLogic Life – green design build showroom in Ventura, California.  Cynthia is passionate about activities that stir the soul –  travel… especially to wild, pristine locations… yoga, hiking, camping, writing, painting, photography and music.  more…

Jon Cotham is a Certified Building Biologist (Bau-Biologie) Environmental Inspector, BPI Building Analyst Professional and California Licensed (#661635) Building Contractor who has been creating healthy eco spaces for over 18 years.  His early years were spent as a photographer and video producer in the San Francisco Bay area.  He became interested in healthy building 20 years ago when his son developed illnesses related to environmental exposures, and launched his career in the healthy eco building industry.  His extensive training and state of the art testing equipment combined with many years of experience in healthy, sustainable, and natural building techniques allow him to find the solutions to create healthy, beautiful spaces.  Jon is an avid surfer and photographer…  always looking for the next great wave or photo opp.  He also enjoys yoga, hiking, camping and travel.  more…

Megan Stone has an adventureous soul, and a keen eye for storytelling through digital media, with 12 years of video production and editing experience in promotional videos, music videos, commercials, and television. Megan is passionate about exploring and uncovering locations focused on permaculture practices, and showing the world how this way of life not only sustains the community, but feeds their souls as well.

Megan’s understanding of sustainable practices has come from personal experience and exposure to professionals in the field. She looks forward to sharing her upcoming documentary on sustainable farming, and hopes to include lodging properties, resorts, restaurants, and retreats that incorporate this in their on-site or off-site facilities.

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