Rebecca has practiced interior design in multiple market sectors over the past 12 years, including entertainment, corporate, restaurant, hospitality and retail. As a NCIDQ certified designer, she has worked across profit sectors, cultural divisions and international borders. She understands the construction design process and the importance of cross-disciplinary coordination.
As a LEED accredited professional, Rebecca has led the greening of operations for local businesses, achieving gold certification each time. She developed an urban agriculture plan for the Downtown Improvement District, and served on the Minneapolis Food Council to promote food equity and eliminating barriers for food-related small-business growth in Minneapolis. She was also involved in several 40kW solar development projects throughout the metro area, from site assessment to installation and is well-versed in navigating the Solar Rewards program.
Rebecca holds a Permaculture Design Certificate, providing her with the tools to analyze the aspects of a project site relating to water management, wind & sun shade, microclimates, and land use. She acquired hands-on experience with this methodology at the Instituto Mesoamericano de Permacultura, an indigenous non-profit organization in Guatemala promoting traditional agricultural practices and food sovereignty within the ethical framework of permaculture. There she gained experience in natural building, resource management, vermiculture and community/youth development.